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Holly Jahangiri

Author and Blogger, Jahangiri
Author of award-winning children's books, short stories, and poetry. Thoughts/opinions all my own. Happily married mom of two. s/h/it

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Holly Jahangiri is a professional writer with over twenty years' experience in technical writing, freelancing, fiction, poetry, and editing. On a really good writing day, she claims (tongue-in-cheek) to be channeling the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, Erma Bombeck, and O. Henry. On a really bad writing day, she claims to have poured every last ounce of her creative ability and energy into childbirth, and has two wonderful children - young adults, really - to prove it. But regardless of whether it'…

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course. And thanks to the fact that I learned on an old manual typewriter, I am very accurate (it's too painful to retype a whole page!).

How is social media changing news?

It provides a platform for many perspectives around the world. News - factual and inaccurate - travels at light speed.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Are there any real ones left?