If you have been reading The Next Phase blog, you may be interested in more information about Aline Kaplan, its founder and principal blogger. Here is a professional bio with links to other sites.
In my professional career I was a senior Communications Director with a strong track record of generating and implementing high-impact corporate and marketing strategies, messages and programs. I worked for a number of big public companies and for small, VC-funded start-ups in the high-technology industry. Those companies focused on network, computer and information security, network hardware and enterprise software as well as telecommunications.
Sometimes I was a department of one and sometimes I ran big organizations. At one company I had a department of 25 people and a budget of $14 million while at others I scrambled to do copywriting, public relations, advertising, trade shows, sales meetings, newsletters, print production, lead generation and anything else we could think of—all by myself.
The list of companies that I worked for is available on my LinkedIn profile at: www.linkedin.com/in/alinekaplan/
Writing and Publishing
Since then, I have published two novels and written three others. My current novel is currently in second draft rewrite and taking longer than I had expected, often because I have been putting more effort into The Next Phase blog.
I have also written about a dozen short stories and one novella. Here are links to the published material:
- “Voices in the Dark,” a short story set in the Old West and published in Manifest West’s anthology, “Western Weird.” Edited by Mark Todd, Western Press Books, October 2015.
- “The Broadcast Circle,” a short story about death and beyond published in Ghosts: An Anthology of Horror from the Beyond, edited by David Tyson, Mogulty Press, May 2015
- “Elf Hill,” a short story about the true nature of the “Little People” published in Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Other Magical Fiction for Adults, edited by Kelly Ann Jacobson, November 2014
- “Sekhmet in the Museum of Fine Arts,” a poem to be published in Daughters of the Sun: A Sekhmet Devotional — 2014
I have been a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) since 1989.
For at least 10 years—I can’t remember when I started—I have participated in the Spacecrafts Writing Group, which focuses on science fiction and fantasy work. We have an eclectic group of both published and unpublished authors and meet mostly every month to evaluate each other’s work.
Boston By Foot
I’m also a docent for Boston by Foot, a volunteer organization that gives historical and architectural tours of Boston. My particular tours are the Victorian Back Bay and the Dark Side of Boston. I also developed a tour called Murder, Martyrs and Mysticism that is given to private groups.
In addition to walking tours, I give lectures and presentations for Boston By Foot for continuing education organizations and local service organizations. You can arrange a lecture or a private tour directly through Boston By Foot.
My other interests include going to the movies, gardening, snorkeling, reading just about anything, riding big fast roller coasters and antique hand-carved carousels, and cooking. I also exercise nearly every day.