Author Profile

Eileen Birin is a professional writer, editor, and publisher.  She holds a Master’s degree in Education-English from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.  Ms. Birin taught language arts at the junior high level in Dallas, Texas, Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.  Presently she resides in Glendale, Arizona where she has started her second career as an independent publisher.  Ms. Birin is the owner of NEELIE Publishing, a consultant for new writers and self-publishers, a reader and storyteller, a teacher and frequent speaker at writers’ groups, schools, libraries, and other organizations on topics related to writing, alternative publishing, and memoir writing.

Ms. Birin is a member of Arizona Authors Association, The Society of Southwestern Authors, the West Valley Authors Association, the Phoenix Writers club and an honored member of Cambridge Who’s Who.   She served four years on the Arizona State Board of the American Association of University Women and is actively involved in the Glendale branch of the same association, and served two years on the Golden West Region board of Soroptimist International of the Americas, and is an active member of Soroptimist International of the Kachinas.  She also served on the curriculum committee and membership committee for the RISE Institute, Rio Salado College.

Books published:   

Chalkboard Dust
(Students as remembered by their teachers, 1997)

Go Ahead Self-Publish!
(Step-by-step procedures plus references, 2000)

(Collectors share their personal collections, 2003)

Come Sit a Spell, Recalling and Writing Memoirs
(A user-friendly guidebook to help jog those memories, 2005)

The Wall, coordinated with the Phoenix Writers’ Club
(An enchanting story intended for children of all ages, 2006)

Let’s Get Published, audio CD with flyer
(A look at self-publishing today, 2006)

Burnt Incense
(A novel of trust, deceit, defense, 2008)

Works in progress
Fixin’ to Roam
(Biographical sketches of Michael S. Birin)

Writing Junkies etcetera
(Literary trivia and other such novel findings)



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