Meet Corrine

I’m Corrine Kenner, and I’m a reader, writer, and … a time traveler. If you call and I don’t answer the phone, it’s probably because I’m lost in a book about Victorian England or fin de siècle France.

I started my career as a newspaper reporter, and in the years since then I’ve worked as a magazine editor, media relations specialist, ghostwriter, and desktop publisher. I’ve written hundreds of newspaper, magazine, and website articles, as well as dozens of how-to guides and technical manuals.

Many of my books have been translated for a worldwide audience: they’re available in Chinese, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

I’ve lived in Brazil, where I learned Portuguese, and Los Angeles, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from California State University. I’ve also had the good fortune to speak at conferences across the United States, Canada, and England.

I now live in DeLand, Florida, a small town halfway between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

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EXPERIENCE

I started my career as a newspaper reporter, and then moved into media relations, magazine editing, book publishing, marketing, and website development. Over the years, I’ve worked as a staff writer for The Orange County Register in Santa Ana, California; as a media relations specialist for Children’s Hospital of Orange County in California; as a copy editor for the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota; as an editor for Llewellyn Publishing in St. Paul, Minnesota; and as director of communications for Cadgraphics, Inc., which makes fire and security software for corporate and government clients like Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security.

EXPERTISE

In addition to writing and editing, I also like graphic design — because good writing won’t be read if it looks hard to read. The skills I learned in traditional publishing have made the leap into electronic publishing, too, and I’ve self-published some of my work.

EDUCATION

I earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach. Studying philosophy helped me learn how to think critically and communicate clearly.

I’m currently enrolled in Humber College’s postgraduate creative writing program.