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Born Pineville, Kentucky, July 18, 1939.
Many think Miracle is a made-up name. It’s real and appears in the first U.S. census. It can be found in all its variant spellings on immigrant ship rosters. In parts of Kentucky the surname Miracle is more common than Smith. About 3,200 Miracles are listed in U.S. telephone books.
MY SISTER MARILYN, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1994. A family memoir of Marilyn Monroe, co-authored with my mother, Berniece Miracle. Now in several translations.
Published freelance non-fiction and short fiction in: TROPIC MAGAZINE/MIAMI HERALD; HOME LIFE; THE EXECUTIVE EDUCATOR; MOVING OUT: FEMINIST LITERARY AND ARTS JOURNAL; MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIVING; THE BLACK COLLEGIAN, others. Awards: Five category winner--Florida Freelance Writers' Assn., others.
Published poetry in: MIDWEST POETRY REVIEW; HEAVEN BONE; RIDERS OF THE RAINBOW; others. Awards, Featured Poet, Judge--South Florida Poetry Institute. Guest Poet--Fla. State Reading Assn. Annual Conference.
Work in progress: WARM BODIES, a novel of Miami in the Seventies.
DEGREES AND ACADEMIC RECOGNITION:
B.A., English; minor Journalism--cum laude. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
M.A., English; minor Journalism--commendation for creation of magazine, 5th in class of 500 Public Relations students, University of Florida at Gainesville.
Ed.S., Learning Resources (Library Science)--commendation for practicum report, 4.0/4.0 academic achievement, Nova University at Ft. Lauderdale.
Corporate training and publications at Jordan Marsh Department Stores. Manuals, training programs, handbooks, company news publications, PR releases, audio-visual scripts, curriculum guides.
Teaching Journalism, Creative Writing, English, Semantics.
Editing and writing for Broward County Language Arts Coordinator's Office.
Developed 11th grade English correspondence course for State of Florida.
SOME ORGANIZATIONS PAST AND PRESENT:
Chi Omega, Eta Delta chapter, University of Florida. Professional speech fraternity. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Florida Freelance Writers’ Association. Photography Society of Ft. Lauderdale. South Florida Poetry Institute. National League of American Pen Women. North Carolina Writers Network. Humane Society of the United States. Friends of Animals. Red Hat Society.
SOME AVOCATIONS AND INTERESTS THEN AND NOW:
Flying High Circus-Florida State University. Theater; studied with Lee Strasberg. Choral groups. Dog breeding; animal welfare; helper animals. SCUBA diving. Photography. Taking classes as a hobby, especially languages. Volunteer--Manna Food Bank.
Art; portrait painter.