We hope to expand our offerings in the mentorship program in the future. For now, if you would like individual mentorship as a writer, both Jessica Powers and Tania Pryputniewicz are available for individual manuscript consultation and/or ongoing mentoring. We both know what it’s like to feel as though you are floundering in the wilderness while trying to balance your dual identities as artist and parent.
Tania Pryputniewicz can be reached at tania [at] catalystbookpress.com.
Jessica Powers can be reached at jess [at] catalystbookpress.com
Jessica Powers writes for young adults under the moniker J.L. Powers. Her latest young adult novel, This Thing Called the Future, was named as a Best Book of 2011 by Kirkus. She is the founder and editor of The Fertile Source, Catalyst Book Press, and The Pirate Tree and believes strongly in the power of writing for both personal and public transformation. Powers has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas-El Paso and has been teaching college-level writing and creative writing since 1996. Her personal author blog can be read at her website, www.jlpowers.net. A frequent contributor for New Pages, she is currently teaching for Skyline College in California and working as a curriculum consultant for Stanford’s Center for African Studies.
Recent poetry and prose by Tania Pryputniewicz is forthcoming or appeared on-line at Autumn Sky, Blast Furnace, The Blood Orange Review, Connotation Press, In Her Place, Literary Mama and Linebreak. Her photo poem montages (created in collaboration with Robyn Beattie) have been published by The Mom Egg (She Dressed in a Hurry for Lady Di, 2009) and Prairie Wolf Press (Nefertiti on the Astral, 2011). Pryputniewicz earned an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Poetry editor since 2009 at The Fertile Source, she blogs at Feral Mom, Feral Writer and is currently a member of A Room of Her Own Foundation’s interview team for AROHO Speaks, Writer to Writer. She lives in the California redwoods with her husband, three children, kitten, Siberian Husky, and four feral cats.