About

RPaynewritersept2016My focus has been creative nonfiction, particularly the essay form, but I also write fiction. It took some time to get here—my shift to writing happened after years in corporate and nonprofit positions—but I am glad that I can do what I love. 

I completed the Creative Writing program at The University of Chicago Graham School, where I met many wonderful writers, and I attend and participate in writing workshops and conferences. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame and have an MBA from Duke University.

In addition to writing, I speak to groups and in workshops, as a presenter and panelist. Anything that gets me out, meeting new people and talking, I usually enjoy. Pilates works out the kinks, and walking or yard work give me time to revise in my mind before I head back to my desk.

I spend my time between South Bend, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio, with frequent trips to Arlington, Virginia. And like most writers, I read broadly and often. Thank you for visiting my site.

Where to find my writing

I have had work published online and in print, and here are two recent anthologies where you can find my essays.

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My essay, Without Words, appears in Family Stories from the Attic, edited by Christi Craig and Lisa Rivero.

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The anthology, Black Domers, was edited by Don Wycliff and David Krashna.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Kristine Adams says:

    Well, hi, Ramona! Hope to meet you–later this week! I’m also originally a South Bender, though I’ve sampled lots of places. Enjoyed your piece in Stories from the Attic. Best to you – KDA

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