Helen Mazarakis
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Who I am:
Mother of three teenagers, wife of Thanassis, family taxi driver and writer, living in Montclair NJ. Currently workingon a collection of poetry and a y/a novel/trilogy. Have worked in community and economic development most of my career, for the City of New York, Local Initiatives Support Corp. and locally ran the Montclair Economic Development Corp. Currently on national Board of Princeton Prize in Race Relations, co-Chair of the Montclair High School "School Action Team;" breast cancer survivor (11 years!). Degrees from Princeton and NYU.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
helenmazarakis.blogspot.com "A Desk of My Own"
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Blog Posts
I found out about She Writes from:
Deborah Siegel and Christina Baker Kline

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At 1:00pm on July 6, 2014, diedre Knight said…

Hi Helen, Love your blogs on The Bee Catcher! Especially How to Read, it brought back memories of my own and is wonderful inspiration for young readers. Do you ever share your blogs on other sites?

At 8:48am on February 7, 2012, Ms. Reality Space said…

Hi Helen,

Welcome to Poetry Critique!  Looking forward to getting to know you and read some poetry!

Be well,


At 8:22pm on November 18, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


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Prosecutor, Child Abuse/Sex Crimes

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At 11:21am on November 14, 2011, Kelli Swearingen said…

Welcome to Mother Writer,Helen! If you haven't already, feel free to introduce yourself, browse our threads, or start one of your own. And again, welcome to Mother Writer.
kelli swearingen

At 5:36pm on November 10, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Helen, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists – Struggling or Not. You can find all the groups through the Community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize

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