Faye Rapoport DesPres has published a body of work as a journalist and creative writer. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science (with a focus on Environmental Journalism) from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Solstice Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College.
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. Her first full-length book, a memoir-in-essays titled Message From a Blue Jay, was published by independent press Buddhapuss Ink in 2014. She also authors a children’s book series called Stray Cat Stories and donates a portion of the proceeds from those books to non-profit animal rescue organizations. The first children’s book, Little White: The Feral Cat Who Found a Home, was published in 2018 and the second, Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat, was published in February, 2020. Both are illustrated by Laurel McKinstry Petersen and published by Writer’s Coffee Bar Press of Edison, NJ.
Faye’s 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. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Expository Writing, Creative Writing, and Literature at Framingham State University and Lasell University, and she currently offers online writing instruction. For information about her online classes, email professordespres (at) gmail.com.