Bio: At 16, Naomi began writing under the pen name of Mimi Jones-Taylor. After an energetic and enthusiastic start to a promising career in writing, circumstances took her away from the page for too many years. During this dark time, her need and drive to write would not be silenced. She continued to crank out pieces which to this day remain hidden on portable, antiquated media.
Mimi’s drive to write overtook her sanity. She completed several pieces of fiction, and entered the world of blogging. Tired of hiding her writing in the cloud, and encouraged by the victims of her isolation, in May 2013, she took the bold step of becoming a member of the WCDR, and read her first piece in public in June 2013 which eventually led her to enter the 2013 WCDR Slam. She finished as one of the seven finalists. She continues to read works that make waitresses cry at the WCDR’s quarterly Words of the Season.
Naomi is a single mother to a 10-year-old boy who shares her love of music and telling stories about imaginary friends.
Craft: Writer, Short Fiction Writer
Genre: realist-romance, erotic fiction, mystery, property
Awards: Finalist in the WCDR Slam in 2013.
Memberships: WCDR, Ontario Writers Conference organization committee, Municipal Liaison, Durham Region, NaNoWriMo.