Patricia Friedrich and Britney Lewis joined TZLA
TZLA is proud to welcome two new talented authors, Patricia Friedrich and Britney Lewis.
Patricia Friedrich is a Professor of English (Linguistics/Rhetoric and Composition) at Arizona State University. She is an expert in the spread of English throughout the world, a researcher of peace in relation to language, and the author/editor of six books, including The Sociolinguistics of Digital Englishes and award-winning The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive-compulsive Disorder. She has written many chapters in other books and articles in such periodicals as Harvard Business Review and World Englishes. Her short fiction has appeared in literary journals such as The Linnet’s Wings, Birkensnake, and Gray Sparrow. Her novel manuscript, The Art of Always, won first prize in the “Realizing the Dream” competition as a mainstream fiction work (RWA’s Desert Rose Chapter). She lives in the greater Phoenix area with her family.
Britney Lewis is a Kansas native who writes contemporary fiction. Her goal in writing is to portray every human emotion possible — she believes it’s the emotion that draws the reader to the page and pushes them to the end. She strongly supports the, We Need More Diverse Books, movement, and she’s an avid follower of #DVpit. When Britney isn’t daydreaming about new stories, she can be found binge-watching Netflix, practicing West Coast Swing dance, or laughing . . . she does that a lot. You can follow Britney on her blog at britneylewisbooks.blogspot.com, her Twitter, or her instagram.