About Gina Vivinetto
Gina is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer.
She first saw her words in print as an 11-year-old when BMX Plus! published a poem of hers. Since then, she has been published in newspapers and magazines including Rockrgrl, PRIDE, Washington City Paper, Chicago Sun-Times, Oakland Tribune, Creative Loafing, Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Illustrated, and on the web sites PEOPLE.com, VenusZine,com, Friends of Animals.com, After Ellen.com, Logo.com, Modern Rock.com, Reel Affirmations (for Washington DC’s famed One In Ten film fest), the Biggest Loser Club, FloridasBeach.com, and Nude as the News.com. She is the former pop music critic/popular culture writer at the St. Petersburg Times where she had the good fortune to interview many famous musicians and comedians.
She is also the author of the kids story book Batman Classics: Starro and Stripes Forever (HarperFestival).
Her short fiction has appeared in Creative Loafing and the journals New Orleans Review, Penn-Union and Boulevard. Gina won Boulevard’s first national Emerging Writer Award for a short story that was also nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
She has also been in several bands, owned a cool art gallery and organized the Dirty Dishers, a female troupe of performers who read aloud from celebrity autobiographies. She was one of the original hosts of the mind bogglingly popular podcast Stuck In The ’80s.
She is a graduate of the MA in Fiction Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in Washington DC.
You can also email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.