About the Writer (following tradition and writing in the third person for this)
Ava Collopy has traveled around North America and Europe while working various paid and volunteer jobs, and giving blood many times. She hails from Portland, Oregon and Dublin, Ireland.
Her nonfiction is published in Edible Red, Down in the Dirt, and The Relic, the Effort, the Yelp.
Her fiction is published in White Liquor Steemit, Beautiful Losers, White Liquor, Down in the Dirt, Brilliant Flash Fiction (contest shortlist, as A.C.), Sunlight in the Sanctuary, Treading Water, and Adrift.
Her poetry is published in Poetry Pacific, Re/ Verse, Verse Virtual, Ascent Aspirations, Bell's Letters, CC&D, Four and Twenty, and others.
Her website is Ava Collopy Books.
She’s a happily life-long non-mom with many friends, who’s oft enjoyed being a single independent female, a fact she proudly promotes to remind people everyone is free to be their own person.
Her books are:
The Irish-American Experience: Proletariat Research Papers,
A View from the Bottom: Short Stories,
Live Boldly, Fear Nothing: a Vigilante and a Painter, a Novel (3rd Edition),
8 Days a Week: the Story of a Working Man, a Novel,
Disarm: Poems & Songs,
Learning to be a Good Editor: by Adapting Novels into Screenplays, and Stage Plays,
Unending Horizons: Three Years of Advice for Writers,
As editor and one of several contributors: Unity is Now: an Anthology of the UU* Poetry Group,
(*Unitarian Universalist, a non/interdenominational religion.)
This page has more information from and about me, for those interested.
...Not the most glamorous author photos I know, but I wanted photos that really represent me and the way I live, which is and has always been very active. And that's where my work comes from.