Meet The Reviewers

Jan Alexander

jan alexander

Jan Alexander is author of a novel, Getting to Lamma, and co-author of Bad Girls of the Silver Screen, a look at the way Hollywood has depicted prostitutes through the decades. Her upcoming novel is a utopian fantasy set in the wilds of China’s 21st century hyper-capitalism, inspired by her experiences as a correspondent in Asia. She is a long-time contributor to The Neworld Review and has reviewed books for The Chicago Tribune. As a financial journalist and China hand she has covered the global economy for Institutional Investor, Forbes Woman, Worth, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek International, Money and the Economist Intelligence Unit, and has taught a class in Chinese civilization at CUNY Brooklyn College. 

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Linda Armstrong

lynda Armstrong

Linda Armstrong has been a theatre critic with the New York Amsterdam News for 33 years. Through the years she has covered Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and a great deal of black theatre companies. She has been a member of the Outer Critic Circle and is a member of Drama Desk. Ms. Armstrong has been on the Board of Directors of Drama

Desk and served as its secretary for some time. Through the years Ms. Armstrong’s reviews have been seen in a number of publications including Playbill Online, Our Time Press, in which for 10 years she had a theatre column, “On The Aisle.”

Ms. Armstrong has a double BA from Hunter College with a major in Communications and Creative Writing. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband of 30 years, Chris and their daughter Linda (Jr.) and Jasmine.

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Herb Boyd

Herb Boyd is an activist, author, educator, and journalist who writes for a number of publications, including the Amsterdam News, the Network Journal, and Neworld Review. His most recent work was done in collaboration with Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X. He recently completed Black Detroit--A People's History (Amistad Press), and he teaches African and African American history at the City College of New York.

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Steve Fisch

Steven Fisch

Steve Fisch is a person who wears many hats. On any given day he may be wearing his 'photography', 'producer', 'business affairs', 'lecturer', 'photo book author' and/or 'dad' hats, among many others. A native of Los Angeles, Steve is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and its Producers Peer Group, the Los Angeles Copyright Society, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society. He's a graduate of both UCLA Film School and Loyola Law School. Recently launched is a new creative enterprise with V.J. Waks, an award winning Sci-Fi/Fantasy author and writer. The first projects in the development slate include a World War II epic, a period British romantic comedy (something Oscar Wilde would give to Agatha Christy), a contemporary American romantic comedy, and a British high-end Sci-Fi series. Also in development with producer Lydia Nibley is a contemporary love story based on the writings of Rumi, the 13th century poet. Steve’s Facebook friends enjoy photos from his early morning beach walks in Malibu. Steve can be reached at www.stephenfisch.com

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Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming, a graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, was a former award-winning reporter for the New York Daily News. He served as a writer/consultant for Fred Friendly's "Media and Society" on PBS, and a former professor of film and journalism at  the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has written and edited over thirteen books.

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Kara Fox

kara fox

Kara's passion is helping those who seem to be living on the fringe of life. Co-founding Glamourproject 10 years ago with Evvy Shapero, they have been able to serve the homeless, veterans, families, children who are abused or neglected, recovering substance abusers, victims of human trafficking, ‘former’ criminals, cancer patients, etc. Camera (also, iPhone), make-up, jewelry, wraps, hats, many created by their Boston partner, Marilyn Feldman, are their tools. Their team of devoted volunteers work together to ‘glamorize'  participants and at  the end of their session, each receives an over-flowing gift bag and a photo of themselves as a reminder of their ‘forgotten' beauty.  Complementing this passion is Kara's love of photographing animals. Her background in Psychology and Entertainment Advertising Design help her to add happiness to the world around her.  For more, glamourproject.org, @infinitelyolive, @karafoxart.

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Janet Garber

janet garber

Janet Garber, MA, has recently been released from bondage (30 years in HR 😀)and let loose in the supply cabinet amid the crayons, pens and pencils to do her worst. In addition to many journalistic articles, essays and reviews and one nonfiction book, she now has had her poetry and fiction published in a dozen literary journals. Her comic novel, Dream Job, Wacky Adventures of an HR Manager, was released in March 2016. Janet lives in northern Westchester with her husband and two rescue cats and can't quite believe that her day job now is writing. Please visit her at www.janetgarber.com.

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Jane M McCabe

Jame MacCabe

Jane M McCabe was born in Billings, Montana and attended grade school, junior high and high school there. In 1959 she was the valedictorian of her high school class. After attending Eastern Montana College for two years, majoring in pre-med, she transferred to and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in Art and a minor in English. She got her Master’s degree in Fine Art in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.  She attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota for three years.

She taught her entire life all the while continuing to work as a writer and painter. For five year she worked for the San Francisco Unified School District as a Children’s Center teacher. For three years she taught in the Art Department at Eastern Montana College. During the 24 years she lived in New York City she taught in numerous adult training facilities and colleges, including Pratt Manhattan and the New School.

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To review the altarpiece Jane painted in 2011 please go to this Video. To view Jane McCabe’s paintings please go to www.janemmccabe-paintings.com

Jane now lives and works in Los Angeles. She has a dachshund named Sadie. She has been writing for the Neworld Review for eight years.

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M. J. Moore

M. J. Moore was born in Chicago.  He grew up in Ashburn, an enclave on the Southwest Side of the Windy City.  Moore graduated from the University of Illinois, where he was a prize-winning columnist for The Daily Illini.

His college journalism won the praise of Norman Mailer, to whom clips were sent.  Mailer’s gracious words were echoed by an equally affirmative note from novelist William Styron.  Since 2013, Moore’s essays, Op-Eds, and book reviews have appeared in the Neworld Review, The Paris Review~Daily, and the International New York Times.

He is now completing a biography of author Mario Puzo.

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Michael Moreau

Michael Moreau

Michael Moreau has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and for the last 20 years has taught college English and journalism classes. He has ghostwritten books, and edited a trove of letters published as John Fante and H.L. Mencken: A Personal Correspondence by Black Sparrow Press.

He is currently writing a life of John Ryan, an Irishman who escaped the potato famine of the mid-19th century to find a life in California where he rose from a cable car operator in San Francisco to general manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company and superintendent of the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. A ghost town in Death Valley bears his name. Ryan was Moreau’s grandfather.

He is a newer contributor to Neworld Review, who has been delighted to discover this literary oasis.

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Emily Rosen

emily rosen

Emily Rosen, MS,. MA, a freelance writer, and instructor of a writing workshop in Boca Raton, Florida, She edited two volumes of anthologized stories from her classes, "Memories, Milestones and Memoirs: Selections from a writing workshop," Volume One (2005) and Two (2010 ). She also edits manuscripts. www.emilyrosen424.com.

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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley's novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992; her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987.

Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

She has written several works of nonfiction, including Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel and The Man Who Invented the Computer. She has also published five volumes of a horse series for young adults, The Horses of Oak Valley Ranch. 

Her new novel, recently published, Some Luck, is the first volume of a trilogy entitled The Last Hundred Years. Volume Two will be out in 2015.

Jane Smiley received her BA from Vassar College in 1971, her MFA from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 1976, and her PhD in English with Creative Dissertation from the University of Iowa in 1978.

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Jerry Ward

jerry ward

Jerry W. Ward, Jr., author of The Katrina Papers: A Journal of Trauma and Recovery (2008), The China Lectures (2014), and Fractal Song: Poems (2016), lives in New Orleans, LA.

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