Senin, 21 April 2014

Lindsay Merbaum Is A Novelist Extraordinaire

By Essie Osborn

A writer will always be a writer. She is in love with words and stories. She will always be creating wonderful novels that will captivate you. Lindsay Merbaum is a writer extraordinaire. She is one passionate writer who lives and breathe poetry, words and literature. She is one inspiring work of art.

Lindsay is a famous fiction writer, editor and content creator. She got her Masters Degree, at the age of twenty four, in Brooklyn College, majoring in Fine Arts. She is also a free spirit wanderer, travelling in several places abroad. In the summer of 2012, she was awarded with a scholarship to attend the Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.

In the year 2005, she was honored to receive the Himan Brown Award for Fiction from Brooklyn College. Himan Brown was one of the most influential producers in radio history. A writing competition was held in the fall was open to all playwrights and fiction writers enrolled in the Brooklyn College Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Lindsay was one of the few pioneer winners of the First Himan Brown Awards in 2005.

Enrolling in the Masters Program of the Fine Arts Department in Brooklyn allows you to understand the importance of faculty and student collaboration. It is a small and highly personal program that gathers degree holders in Fine Arts. Those who majored in fiction, playwriting and poetry can enroll in the program for two years. They offer workshops, tutorials and seminars to students.

Lindsay, a known fiction writer is also an ex teacher. For four years, she taught English composition at a University in Quito, Ecuador. She wants to gain new experience and loves to travel so she grabbed the chance of living in the foreign country.

In 2010, she left Ecuador ad relocated to California. Some of her stories have appeared in a number of magazines and journals, such as the Epiphany, Gargoyle, PANK, The Collagist, and Dzanc Books Best of the Web. Her masterpiece has also been nominated for a story South Award, and for inclusion in the Best American Short Stories series.

She grew up reading books while living on the East Coast. She sees herself as an introvert who chooses to be in a company of two or three friends, than a large group of people. Aside from writing fiction, she also listens to jazz music, and enjoys cooking if she is not busy creating novels.

Lindsay now lives in San Francisco with her husband. She is currently working on a novel, The Wailing Room. The story revolves around Clytemnestra, a lovely and mysterious hotel employee with a dual identity. It also narrates three hotel guests grappling with painful secrets and revelations. The story depicts a portrait of a New York City hotel offering guests every possible luxury, along with complete privacy and anonymity.

The novels and short stories she makes are suspense thriller fictions. She finds it challenging and dark to write stories with the edgy, mysterious theme. She also writes stories that she found inspiration from her travels around the world. Writing will always be in her veins. She sees herself after two decades from now, still writing wonderful stories. She has plans to travel the world and discovering new things again. But, she just cannot put down the new novel she is creating right now.

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