Naomi Brett Rourke is the pen name for the author, teacher, and theatre director living in near the beach with her husband Tim. She has three children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, three cats, a dog, and a tortoise. When not writing, she can be found with a book in her hand, very often reading two or three at a time, with murder mysteries and horror being her favorites. With degrees in both English and Theatre Arts, Naomi has directed over 25 full stage productions including works by Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Thornton Wilder, and William Shakespeare, and musicals such as FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, ZOMBIE PROM, and THE BOY FRIEND.
Naomi took her pseudonym from the women in her life who made her who she is today, with gratitude and love: Naomi is the name her birth mother was going to call her if she didn’t have to give her up for adoption; Brett is the maiden name of her Liverpudlian adoptive grandmother who read to her constantly from the time she was born; and Rourke is the maiden name of her adoptive mother who transferred her love of books to her daughter.
As an author, Naomi is up-and-coming with stories published in magazines such as London’s MORPHEUS TALES, THE MATURE YEARS, the Young Adult journal REFRACTIONS, WITCHES AND PAGANS, and the online magazines www.TriggerWarningShortStories.com and Cultured Vultures. She has stories in multiple anthologies, including the highly anticipated Native American anthology LIFE ON THE REZ, Michigan’s BREWED AWAKENINGS 2, and ENTER THE APOCALYPSE, 100 VOICES, VOLUME 3, and DISTRESSING DAMSELS. On July 4, 2017, Naomi’s story, “Coyote” came out in the weird Western anthology STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, alongside the likes of Larry Correia, Jodi Lynn Nye, Robert E. Vardeman, Michael A. Stackpole, Maurice Broaddus, Sarah A. Hoyt, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Alan Dean Foster, David J. Anderson, David Lee Summers, Jim Butcher, and edited by David Boop. Shortly afterword, the anthology became a best seller. Naomi’s short film, EVIL TWIN, is on CRYPTTV. She is currently working on two books, more short stories, and has a finished full-length screenplay. She likes to multitask.
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On Twitter: @NaomiBRourke
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