The Wanky Bit

Josie Belle Coffman
Starving Arteest

Here is the obligatory bio-

I'm 44 years old (and I don't even choke on the words anymore, amazing) although a few years ago I decided that it would be much more fun to age backwards, in my head at any rate, so I figure I'm back to about twenty-five by now. Most acquaintances would agree with this. I think it's a wonderful arrangement to be able to combine the slacker-like calm of youth with the experience of middle age, although oddly in my devolution I seem to have have turned into a twenty-five year old guy, finding myself drawn to beer, cold pizza breakfasts and scatological humor. Not yet to large breasted blondes- however, I will keep everyone posted.

I grew up in Las Vegas but finally managed to escape in 1992 and run away to Ireland where I lived in a small East Coast town, eerily similar to the one in my book, for six years. I met many wonderful and interesting characters, NONE of whom are in the book, or so my lawyer tells me. In October of 1998 I returned to the States, tried Southern California, then a cow town in Colorado, then Columbus Ohio, until settling in my present location of Chicago. Which really is my kind of town. My fondest wish and constant goal is to make it back to Ireland.

I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but a mean and underhanded High School Counselor talked me out of this, convincing me to get a real job instead, so I fooled her and went into television. A few years ago I finally let myself start to write again, and let me tell you it's better than drugs, therapy, most of the sex I've had, and runs a close second to a five pound box of Godiva chocolates. I would highly recommend it to anyone. At the same time, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. If that makes any sense to you, you're obviously a writer.

Thank you so much for visiting my site, and I would love to hear your comments, be they good or bad. If you're an editor at a major publishing house- please, please buy my book.

Please visit again, as I have frequent moments of lucidity and hope to be adding some new stuff soon.

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