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Writer's Digest: 2013 Best Writing Websites (2013)

  • By Victoria Mixon

    Scott Warrender is a professional musician and lyricist specializing in musical theater. “My Lullaby,” which Warrender co-wrote with Joss Whedon for Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, was nominated for the International Animated Film Society’s coveted “Annie” achievement award.

    Warrender’s musical, Das Barbecu!—a Texan retelling of Wagner’s ring cycle—premiered Off-Broadway in 1994 and continues to be produced internationally. Recently, Busload of Blonds was work-shopped in New York City, starring Jane Krakowski and Cheyenne Jackson. The Lantern Room, Scott’s newest show, was work-shopped with Tony Award-winning actress Faith Prince in the leading role. Warrender’s musical compositions have been published by Samuel French, Disney, and Aberdeen Press. He teaches at Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle and can be seen on video leading his comedic choir, The Washingtonians.

    I edited Warrender’s short stories “The Boy With the Newsprint Kite,” published in Foundling Review; “To the Place of the Ashes,” published in Devilfish Review; “Chicken God,” published in Stanley the Whale; “The Littleness of Susan Brauer,” published in in the printed collection, Spark: A Creative Anthology, Issue One; and “The Stereoscope,” published in A Cappella Zoo, Fall 2013 Issue.

    In addition, Warrender’s literary flash fiction, “The Birthday,” was published in Larks Fiction Magazine, and his poem, “Myrtle Beach,” was published in The Montucky Review.

    I continue to work with Warrender to develop his debut novel, Putaway, in which a dying young man who accidentally calls up a genie out of a bottle under New York City’s Washington Bridge must face his own ambivalence about truth, lies, storytelling, and the definition of reality.

    Warrender says:

    “Sweet! Your changes and observations are perfect, as usual. Thank you so much for all your help and wisdom, Victoria. I’m just delighted that you ‘get’ my style of prose and like the piece! [backflip] Everything makes complete sense—now I’ll do anything you tell me to do!”

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MILLLICENT G. DILLON, represented by Harold Ober Associates, is the world's expert on authors Jane and Paul Bowles. She has won five O. Henry Awards and been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner. I worked with Dillon on her memoir, The Absolute Elsewhere, in which she describes in luminous prose her private meeting with Albert Einstein to discuss the ethics of the atomic bomb. Read more. . .


BHAICHAND PATEL, retired after an illustrious career with the United Nations, is now a journalist based out of New Dehli and Bombay, an expert on Bollywood, and author of three non-fiction books published by Penguin. I edited Patel’s best-selling debut novel, Mothers, Lovers, and Other Strangers, published by PanMacmillan. Read more. . .


LUCIA ORTH is the author of the debut novel, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop, which received critical acclaim from Publisher’s Weekly, NPR, Booklist, Library Journal and Small Press Reviews. I have edited a number of essays and articles for Orth. Read more. . .


SCOTT WARRENDER is a professional musician and Annie Award-nominated lyricist specializing in musical theater. I work with Warrender regularly on his short stories and debut novel, Putaway. Read more. . .


STUART WAKEFIELD is the #1 Kindle Best Selling author of Body of Water, the first novel in his Orcadian Trilogy. Body of Water was 1 of 10 books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize. I edited Wakefield's second novel, Memory of Water, and look forward to editing the final novel of his Orcadian Trilogy, Spirit of Water. Read more. . .


ANIA VESENNY, represented by Beverly Slopen Literary Agency, is a recipient of the Evelyn Sullivan Gilbertson Award for Emerging Artist in Literature and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. I edited Vesenny's debut novel, Swearing in Russian at the Northern Lights, and am editing her second novel, Sandara. Read more. . .


TERISA GREEN, represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, is widely considered the foremost American authority on tattooing through her tattoo books published by Simon & Schuster, which have sold over 45,000 copies. Under the name M. TERRY GREEN, she writes her techno-shaman sci-fi/fantasy series. I am working with Green to develop a new speculative fiction series. Read more. . .


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JUDY LEE DUNN is an award-winning marketing blogger. I am working with Dunn to develop and line edit her memoir of reconciling liberal activism with her emotional difficulty accepting the lesbianism of her beloved daughter, Tonight Show comedienne Kellye Rowland. Read more. . .


LISA MERCADO-FERNANDEZ writes literary novels of love, loss, and friendship set in the small coastal towns of New England. I edited Mercado-Fernandez' debut novel, The Shoebox, published through Abbott Press, and her up-coming The Eighth Summer. Read more. . .


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