My name is Joel Le Blanc and I have been writing all my life -- and since 2009 I have worked as a freelance writing professional, as well as a book reviewer, a health professional, and a poet. My work has been published on eHow.com, Livestrong.com, Local.com, The Bookshop Blog, and I have forthcoming articles on NaturalNews.com.
In addition, I have published poetry in Semaphore Magazine, Poetry NZ, Voiceprints 3 and Very Bad Poetry. Currently I am awaiting publication for several of my short stories.
In 2011 I was selected out of 100+ applicants at the University of Canterbury to partake in a special six-month creative writing workshop, taught by an award-winning author and English professor. During the workshop I learned creative and academic skills on the writing and publishing of short and long fiction, and learned how to critique and edit the creative writing of others.