As authors and teachers we are passionate about the benefits and ideals that Writers Fusion emphasizes. We believe our educational backgrounds, creative writing pursuits, life experiences, and teacher-to-student bonding abilities make us distinctively qualified to bring to this unique project elements that will both engage and inspire other teachers and instructors who want to "light a fire” in students’ lives and ultimately free their creative minds…
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The 2011 Bob Costas grant for the innovative teaching of writing sponsored by the College Board.
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Matthew Dyer is from back east, as in New Jersey east (though, surprisingly, there is no trace of an accent but plenty of tough-guy attitude). But don’t be fooled by his rugged, lone-wolf exterior: this ‘man of letters’ writes gripping, engaging thrillers and Young Adult novels that entertain and go down easy. He likes living on the edge, motoring the rugged Rockies on his motorcycle, snowboarding double-diamonds and tearing it up in his motorboat. His writing influences are Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Chuck Palahnuik, and Charles Bukowski. He is Head of the English Department at Mesa Ridge High School. Chip MacEnulty's writing ranges all over the map from Young Adult to Literary Experimental to the occasional Western, all flavored with heavy helpings of Magical Realism. When he's not working on the page, you can see him on the stage, writing, directing and producing plays. He counts his greatest literary influences to be Chaim Potok, Frank Herbert, Alan Duff, Shakespeare, Douglas Adams and Tom Stoppard. Eoin McMahon encompasses the Literary and Magical Realism genres. HIs literary influences are Thomas Pynchon, Donald Westlake, Frank Herbert, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Umberto Eco. Among his many jobs, he’s been a taxi driver, a chocolate maker and, most recently, an English teacher for eleven years. Tara is a lawyer and a writer and is running Writers Fusion to help students realize their writing potential. She runs a comedy blog and writes screenplays in what little free time she has.