"This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker

Audrey J. Burge

"Presently, to keep the juices going, I participate in both a poetry workshop and novel workshop at Long Beach City College, Long Beach California with Frank Gaspar in the guidance seat. My name is on a neat little plaque in the English workshop room as a symbol of the Drury Fiction Award in 1998. Published a short story in their writers' workshop journal, Music From a Farther Room in Spring 1998 and the Humorous Poetry Award from Writer's Workshop West the same year. Poem included in the Summer/Spring 2006 issue of Pearl.

In earlier lives I wrote a weekly newspaper column, and in the outside world, various policy and procedures manuals."