di Blasi, Debra

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DI BLASI, Debra. American, b. 1957. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Robert Half of Northern California, San Francisco, advertising manager, 1986-89; MacWeek, San Francisco, advertising production manager, 1989; Accessible Arts Inc., Kansas City, KS, assistant to the executive director, 1990-92; Sprint Communications, Kansas City, MO, senior secretary in International Network Design and Engineering Department, 1992-95; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, writing tutor, 1994, writing instructor, 1995-. National and international fiction and poetry competitions, judge, 1997-; SOMA, associate guest editor; lectures on writing, teaches writing workshops, reads from her works. Publications: Drought and Say What You Like (novellas), 1997; Prayers of an Accidental Nature (short stories), 1999. SCREENPLAYS: The Season's Condition, 1993; Drought, 1997. Author of short stories, represented in anthologies and periodicals. Contributor of essays, articles, and reviews to periodicals. Address: Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]