Faye Rapoport DesPres is a writer who has published a body of work as a journalist and creative writer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Environmental Journalism, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing.
Faye’s personal essays, fiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Ascent, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, damselfly press, Eleven Eleven, Fourth Genre, Hamilton Stone Review, Necessary Fiction, Platte Valley Review, Prime Number Magazine, Superstition Review, The Whistling Fire and the Writer’s Chronicle.
Faye’s first full-length book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message From a Blue Jay, was published by independent press Buddhapuss Ink in 2014, and her freelance journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Animal Life, Trail and Timberline, the Chatham Courier, The Rockland Review, and a number of other publications.
Faye is also an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Lasell College.
From an astonishing blue jay to a lone humpback whale, from the back roads of her home town to the streets of Jerusalem and the Tower of London, debut author Faye Rapoport DesPres examines a modern life marked by a passion for the natural world, a second chance at love, unexpected loss, and the search for a place she can finally call home in this beautifully-crafted memoir-in-essays. (Buddhapuss Ink, May 14, 2014). Available online here or wherever books are sold.
Faye’s award-winning story, “Who Let the Cats Out?” appears in two mystery anthologies. First published in the popular cozy mystery anthology Mystery Times Ten 2013, the story is now available to a whole new audience in Nine Deadly Lives, a fun anthology of “feline fiction.”