Billie Travalini

Billie Travalini’s work has been published in The Moth, Another Chicago Magazine, Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road, and Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, among others. Her memoir, Blood Sisters, was a finalist for the Bakeless Publication Prize and won the Lewes Clark Discovery Prize. Her edited work includes On the Mason Dixon Line: an Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers, No Place Like Here: An Anthology of Southern Delaware Poetry and Prose, and Teaching Trouble Youth: A Practical Pedagogical Guide. She is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Arts, Education, the Delaware Division of the Arts, Masters Award in Literature, and the National Federation of Press Women Communicator of Achievement Award, the organization’s highest award. A longtime advocate for at-risk kids and the mentally ill, she is co-founder and coordinator of the Lewes Creative Writers Conference, teaches creative writing at Wilmington University and is busy at work on Rush Limbaugh and the French Apple Pie and Other Stories and Rules to Survive Childhood, a sequel to Blood Sisters.