S. Joan Popek is an award winning author who is a graduate of Writer's Digest Short Story and Novel School.
Her work experience includes a fun-filled stint as a bartender. She has also been an instructor, counselor and administrator in Adult Basic Education, small business owner, publisher, author, editor, public speaker but is currently semi retired. She is now a part time tutor for short story classes at The Creative Writing Institute. (Hence, the phrase "semi-retired")
She was the Prose and poetry editor for FYI a local magazine in the 90's and was Senior editor for The Roswell Literary Review and Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazines for several years. Her other publishing accomplishments include the EPPIE 2000 award winning collection of short stories, THE ADMINISTRATOR, from The Fiction Works and the EPPIE 2002 Finalist, JUMP START YOUR WRITING CAREER WITH ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS. She has over 200 fiction, nonfiction and poetry works in various magazines and conducts writer's workshops at meetings and conventions.
She has finally completed a collection of short stories entitled, Fairy Tales With a Freudian Flair and is working on a mystery entitled, Hell's Hounds. Her short fiction has appeared in Eternity, THE EDGE, Exodus, Anotherealm, Chaotic Reflections, Pulp Eternity, The Special Editors' Edition of Goddess of the Bay, Futures, The Roswell Literary Review and Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy, and others. One of her stories was featured In "The Best of Eternity, Volume 1".
Her nonfiction credits include, Fiction Writer, Writer's Digest, Southern New Mexico Magazine, Southern New Mexico online Magazine, Writer's Hall, and The Candlelight Poetry Journal. Her poetry has appeared in several national magazines including The Candlelight Poetry Journal, Feelings and Eclipsing. Many of her works have appeared in several small press anthologies and have won awards in the 1997 Best of the WEB contest by Predators & Editors, Eternity's Best of the Month contest, the 1998 Predators & Editors contest and the Alien Songs Contest/Anthology. in 1997.
Her homepage is www.sjoanpopek.com.