My Junior High School Art Teacher Told Me I Was A
I Still Am!
I grew up with a mom that loved reading. My mother worked the graveyard shift at a major county hospital in Los Angeles. When she arrived home in the mornings, her bedtime began, and I read her books while she slept. The wall of the family den was filled with works of fiction and nonfiction across a wide range of genres, poetry, history, romance novels, and offerings by some of the most well-known mystery and horror story writers.
While fascinated with poetry, reading her horror stories became intoxicating. I lived between the poetic voice and the intensity of the feeling of being afraid, finding myself jumping and squealing aloud or crying tears of both joy and sadness from the verses I read. Some might consider my writing a curious combination; however, I love a variety of genres and refuse to allow myself to be boxed into a category. I am, as my teacher described, a multidimensional creative.
I began writing my own stories at a young age and fell in love with the mystery horror genre. Murder became my velleity, and so did scary movies. It was at this time that I also began writing poetry. In the 90s, I became the founding editor of the international magazine “In The Company of Poets.”
A graduate of the Academy of Art University in Motion Picture and Television, I am also an independent filmmaker dabbling in bringing some of my own short stories to visual life. While some of my story’s sojourns are splattered in the macabre, many are not. I write, direct, produce, and have a hungering sweet tooth for both the poetic and eerie.”
I invite you to visit my film and photography website: www.JacalynEvone.com
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