Who Am I?



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 on writing and I learned how to write! 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 Parisian painter from the time of the Impressionists. In addition, I’m finishing up a second novel while researching the next. (I heart researching.)

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 small town in Indiana filled with plenteous, splendid, trees and wide Victorian homes.

In the past decade Barry and I have traveled the world extensively. My first novel ended up being written in six countries! I joke that my clothes jump into my suitcase when I whistle. As a result of the travel, I’ve ended up writing in some fascinating, gorgeous places, such as sitting in a pew in the Pantheon during lunch with my journal. I’ve visited the homes, birthplaces, and graves of many of my writing and art heroes and have often had the opportunity to write in or about those very places.

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I am available for freelance writing, writing consultation and coaching, content writing, guest blogging, speaking, teaching creative writing, editing, and pretty much all things writing adjacent. Contact me at: drema@dremadrudge.com.  You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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