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Estelle discovered her favorite form of creative expression was the written word when she was in grade school. She "began writing" after winning two cans of Planter's Peanuts by placing as a runner-up in a limerick contest. Her manuscripts remained in her possession in closets and dresser drawers for decades. Upon moving to Florida from New York once her children were grown, Estelle pursued her lifelong passion of a writing career in earnest. Estelle is an active member of the Florida Writer's Association. She enjoys performance poetry and is a member of the Poetry Ensemble of Orlando.

Estelle is an award-winning author/poet and the recipient of the following literary awards:

2015 Florida State Poets Association Contest
honorable mention
poetry

2008 Promoting Outstanding Writer's Contest
1st place
short-story: fiction

2008 Mt. Dora Library Writer's Contest
3rd place
short-story: fiction

2005 Florida Writer's Association Contest
finalist
poetry

2003 Florida Writer's Association Contest
2nd place
short-story: non-fiction

2003 Florida Writer's Association Contest
2nd place
poetry

Various essays, poems and short stories have been published. FLORIDA SHORTS, a short story anthology and HEARTSPEAK, her illustrated poetry book, are both available for purchase online and through bookstores. Her poetry is included in the anthologies CONNECTIONS, POETRY to FEED the SPIRIT, FLORIDA STATE POETS ASSOCIATION anthologies Thirty-Two and Thirty-Three, Maitland Public Library's 2014 and 2015 anthologies, and LOOKING LIFE in the EYE--Poets of Central Florida Contemporary Anthology.

Estelle has authored five chapbooks: COLORS, INSIDE, SCREAMS and WHISPERS, WHERE ARE the CASSEROLES? and MOUNTAIN HIGH-VALLEY DEEP. She is currently working on an illustrated children's book.


Email: Stellie99@aol.com