Penname: Harry Rex [Contact] Real name: Rex
Member Since: June 16, 2010
Membership status: Administrator

Harry Rex is my double super-secret, deep-deep-DEEP undercover spy name. I am not Harry (or Hairy) nor am I a Rex, but phonetically my name smacks of the opposite sex - or a British comedic genius.

I am chair of a NYC graduate school MFA Writing program, on the ugly side of my mid-forties, a novelist and professor of fiction writing. It was through my literary agent at the time that 'Grace' and I met almost twenty years ago on a bright and bitterly cold New York City morning. We have been friends ever since.

When she asked me what I thought about a website where (mostly) women fiction writers could publish a collection of genre-specific stories, I was all for it. Then she asked if I'd be willing to help the authors if they got themselves into a twisted mess and needed guidance. "Sure," I said, "anything to help a friend help others." (I think I really said, 'Yeah, sure, why not - it's not like I don't have enough to do with teaching, lectures, grading papers, a husband to ignore and an agent to keep happy with new chapters', but that just didn't sound quite as kind.)

If you seek advice, or have questions without being story-specific, I am eager to help. Contractually and ethically I am unable to edit your work, but I can gently nudge you in the right direction. Simply ask. 


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