Writer, Teacher, Creativity Coach
Jodi Paloni was raised among the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania, lived and taught in Vermont for twenty-five years, and recently settled on the coast of Maine with her husband, Bob Wright. She adores her daughters and granddaughters.
Her debut linked story collection, They Could Live with Themselves, was a runner-up for the 2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and will be published by Press 53 in the spring of 2016.
Her short fiction appears in a number of literary journals including upstreet, Carve Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Spartan, Atticus Review, Whitefish Review, Green Mountains Review, r.cv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal, Literary Mama, Contrary Magazine, Connotation Press, and others.
She is the winner of the 2015 Short Story America Prize for her story “Deep End” which was published in the Short Story American Volume IV Anthology. Her story “The Third Element” placed second in the 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest.
Jodi earned an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2011, and in 2014, trained in The Gateless Writing Method. She also holds an MS in Environmental Communications from Antioch New England Graduate School and a BS in Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennnsylvania.
She is an International Coaching Federation and a Gestalt International Study Center certified coach, specializing in helping writers and other cultural creatives hone vision and experiment with strategies that move plans and projects forward.
For the privilege of working from her computer wherever she happens to be, Jodi offers reasonable rate for coaching, teaching, and editing services. Here are some of the places where I go to work.
Connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org