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The short version:
|Winter D. Prosapio is an award winning freelance
writer, published author, essayist, humor columnist, and occassional poet. Her self
imposed beats include parenting, travel, profiles and the eclectic.
Winter has won a Lowell-Thomas award, the most prestigious award for travel writing, for one her first travel essays - Summer of the Gypsies. She has also won numerous awards for humor writing.
The long version
Winter D. Prosapio, previous to becoming a full time mother and author, was an expert in media relations and both internal and external communications, with over 18 years experience in Fortune 500 companies, city government and not-for-profit settings. She opened a theme park, handled all communications for a 2 billion dollar oil and gas merger and led a grass roots tort reform movement.
Now she is a writer, novelist, essayist and occassional poet. Her topics run the gamet from parenting, to travel, to trivia, to features.
Winter has won a Lowell-Thomas award, the most prestigious award for travel writing, for one her first travel essays - Summer of the Gypsies. The award is the premier competition in this field, like the Pulitzer Prizes for travel journalism. It has gained its stature for several reasons, most notably: 1) it does not promote any particular destination or travel product, 2) it is open to all North American journalists, not just SATW members, and 3) it is judged independently by the faculty at top U.S. schools of journalism.
She has also won numerous awards for humor writing.
Winter has served on the boards of several different non-profits including JumpStart Theater in San Antonio, Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society and Texas Hearing and Service Dogs. She has also served on eight different review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts reviewing literature grants throughout the country.
Winter and her husband, Adam, are proud parents of Sierra and Mireya, inspirations for Crib Notes, her weekly humor column. (samples here). She maintains on online blog of her column (and another blog on horses too), some not ready for prime time bits and weird photos taken with her camera phone. Technology is a dangerous thing. You can subscribe if you're interested.
Her coolest job was at the planetarium in El Paso during college. There she excelled in the daily competition to create dizzying laser light star shows which would drive even the strongest constitutions into the rest rooms.
Winter's writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, the San Antonio Express-News, Parent:Wise, Texas Co-op Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and numerous websites including long story short and slashfilm.com.