In order to spur my writing drive I’ve decided to host Maggie and the Goblin, my YA novella, on Jukepop.com
Jukepop curates user-submitted stories and hosts them on their website for people to read – sort of like an all-fiction Readers Digest. Writers keep all rights to their work, get a great new publishing platform, and can choose to put their stories behind a paywall if they wish to monetize it. Even if they don’t, Jukepop rewards the top 30 stories on their site cash prizes so there’s still a way to make money off submissions.
You can read the first installment here, where I’ll be updating every week. Even though the first couple of chapters are already posted on this blog I’d really prefer you headed over to Jukepop and caught up there.
Thanks again for bearing with me, cyber-friends! Let’s catch up with Maggie and Magar together, shall we?
Update from Miekogavia.org!
I turned 25! And the Universe decided to gift me with a gig…
I’ve been absent for a while, I know. Various things- crashed computer, depression, etc. have made it hard to keep up with this blog. It’s really poor-form for a writer to neglect her blog for such a long time and I apologize, but I’m going to try to bring things back to life around here.
Also, I’ve got a new website: http://www.miekogavia.org (soon to be a .com, once the domain issues are resolved) ! This isn’t going to replace the blog, it’ll be more of a one-stop-shop for all of my portfolio stuff. If you want to access my photos, resume, film clips, or bio you don’t have to dig back through the wordpress archives- it’ll all be in one easily accessible place. The two sites are linked, so anything posted here will appear on the blog tab in the new site, and anything I update there I’ll make sure to post on the wordpress.
To everyone who is still following me and has been for the past few years: thank you so much! I hope I can live up to your expectations! Happy 2014.
Hello, my name is Mieko Gavia, I’m 24, and I’d absolutely love the opportunity to work with you!
Here’s a little bit about me:
I am a recent Honors graduate of Theater with over 12 years of acting experience. I was trained in the Stanislavsky method at Oberlin College, and am familiar with classical, modern, musical, and contemporary comedy and drama, as well as spoken word. I have taken classes in modern dance, bellydance, and blues dance, and continue to expand my repertoire whenever possible. I have also spent 4 years as a counselor/teaching assistant at The MAD* Factory, a not-for-profit Theater camp for low-income and at-risk children. I have also art modeled (bodypainting) for Mo Beasley’s UrbanErotika, for international artist Sangram Majumdar, and for the Brooklyn Nude Figure Drawing group at Bunnycutlet gallery in Williamsburg.
What began as a shy girl’s way of learning to speak without fear developed into a full-fledged love of Theater and the Performing Arts. I am in love with words- either spoken, sung, written, or interpreted through movement. Recently, I’ve managed to combine my love of acting with my love of literature, and have written several comedic and dramatic stage plays in addition to my other writing pursuits.
To see a bit of my combined loves, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWC5HC_6NLY : a taping of my honors project “Dog” -which I wrote, starred in, and helped produce- or contact me for the entire recording over Gmail. I also have a youtube commercial that premiered Valentines day, which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaH9RgwVEkc
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!
Mieko Azaria Gavia