Welcome! I’m Drema Drudge. The written word and I have been friends for ever, it seems. I’ve been writing in one capacity or another since I was nine, starting with terrible poems and graduating to melodramatic stories in junior high.
Mercifully, I eventually discovered that there are books, classes, and programs out there to help with one’s writing. Now I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and am represented by literary agent Lisa Gallagher of Defiore and Company. Currently, I have a novel on submission about a painter in Paris. In addition, I’m finishing up a second novel while researching the next. (Researching is the best!)
My fiction has been published in The Louisville Review, Mused, ATG, Penumbra, Woolf Zine, The Same, as well as in other publications, and I am a regular contributor to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. My stories for Chicken Soup have been featured twice on their podcast, and a book my story appeared in was also highlighted on Entertainment Tonight.
In addition, I write for periodicals of all stripes: magazines (Glo, Mother Earth News), trade publications (The Municipal), newspapers (The News Journal, The Paper), and the like. I’ve also enjoyed writing guest blogs, articles. I’ve written flash fiction and articles for Yahoo, too.
For the last 27 years I have been married to the incomparable Barry Drudge, musician (and now writer) extraordinaire. We have two grown children, and we live in a charming town in Indiana filled with plenteous, splendid, trees and wide Victorian homes.
I am available for freelance writing, writing consultation and coaching, content marketing, guest blogging, speaking, teaching creative writing, editing, and more. Contact me at: dremadrudge (at) gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.