“Stay weird, stay different.”
–Graham Moore, Screenwriter
You are here—that life exists and identity;
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
I was born and raised in Utah, and I currently live in Cambridge, England. I’m working on my PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, under the supervision of Dr. Tiffani Angus. I completed my BA in Creative Writing and English at Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 and my MFA with Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016. I also have a professional background in public education administration, higher education administration, and with the United States Federal Government.
My post-graduate creative writing thesis will be a novel titled How to Cook a Dragon, which can be described as The Lord of the Rings meets The Great British Bake Off. The accompanying critical commentary titled “Food and Cheer and Prose: A Taste of Fantastic Fiction” will focus on how food imagery and food tropes are used in world-building and characterization within the speculative fiction genre. You can follow me through my postgraduate studies at www.foodandcheerandprose.com.
On occasion I also dip my pen into creative nonfiction and food writing, poetry, and contemporary fiction. I have poems published in the Icarus Down Review and the Yellow Chair Review, and a short prose piece titled “Salt Lake City, Utah” in Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue, published by Serving House Books.
You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @gingerlee13.
Some Lists of Things I Like:
My two favorite books of all time are technically eight in total. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is like my Bible and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling should count as one whole book in my opinion. The rest of my favorites listed are in alphabetical order by author.
- Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller
- The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
- Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
- Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth NIx
- Favorite poets in addition to Whitman: Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Rainer Maria Rilke, Rupi Kaur, Aigerim Tazhi, and Allen Ginsberg
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- Clerks II
- Cloud Atlas
- Chasing Amy
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Priest (1994)
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- The Beatles
- James Blunt
- Leonard Cohen
- Imagine Dragons
- Elton John
- Lady Gaga
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Tom Waits
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