Trisha J. Wooldridge is A Novel Friend. Since her grammar school days of proudly running home to read vocabulary sentences to her mother, Trisha knew that writing would be a major part of her life. She spent high school editing the school paper, then attended UMass Dartmouth and completed a double Commonwealth Scholar Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and history, adding a minor in Spanish within the 4-year program. When life forced her away from writing studies or careers, she found ways to work in the magic of words. In retail management, stolen moments were spent proofreading signage and scribbling fiction or poetry on receipt paper. Between customer service calls at a financial firm, she edited company guidelines and contracts--and hand-wrote a fantasy novel.
In 2005, she finally followed her heart and moved to a freelance lifestyle. Her first professional publications were stories about the
Bay State Equine Rescue
(BSER), but she quickly moved onto more gigs writing about food, wine, entertainment, music,
and Tarot, in addition to horses. She also started editing both fiction and non-fiction regularly and started working as a part-time online tutor.
Fiction--particularly genre fiction, however, is Trisha's first love. She co-authored two short stories for the EPIC-award winning
Bad-Ass Faeries anthology, has sold both fiction and poetry to various magazines, and is currently editing the convention-themed anthology,
UnCONventional, for Spencer Hill Press. In addition, Trish has several novels she's working on and shopping out.
Her work in genre fiction, particularly in helping other women, led her to join
Broad Universe, an international non-profit dedicated to promoting, honoring, and celebrating women who write science fiction, fantasy and horror. She is currently the president of the organization.
Trish calls herself A Novel Friend because she believes that a good relationship is at the heart of any business, but especially when working with writing. Some writers share their soul on paper while others find writing painstakingly difficult. A Novel Friend treats subjects, assignments, clients, and their words as friends--with respect, care and dignity.
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