Zorina Exie J. Frey has over a decade of publishing experience. She has edited and published for Indiana University South Bend’s Michiana Monologues nonprofit organization serving annual titles of president, director, editor, and Public Relations Associate.

As a poet, Zorina’s work has been recognized by Hillary Rodham Clinton. She is the 2021 Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s Langston Hughes recipient. She is also a contributing editor for South 85 Journal. Her work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: I’m Speaking Now, Shondaland,, Voyage MIA, Worcester Business Journal, Indiana University South Bend Michiana Monologues, Analecta, and New Views on Gender. She is the recipient of the Lester M. Wolfson Literary Award for her screenplay, The Means. Her poems and short stories have won several South Florida Writers’ Association awards. She has performed as the featured artist for the Miami Book Fair, Broward College’s Music, Film, Literature and Arts Festival, Miami Dade College’s Arts & Letters Series, and Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud. Her post-apocalyptic dark romance trilogy, Thecla Dark Romance was independently published in 2020 under her pen name, Z. Exie.

Zorina spoken word performer with a background in improv. She has also acted in commercials, co-hosted PBS WNIT Television’s campaign, and hosted the Mid-Day Morning Drive for WSMK 99.1 FM Radio in Niles, Michigan.  Her small press, IWA Publications was nominated as Young Adult Teen Readers’ Best Indie Publisher in 2013.

Zorina is also the owner  of I.W.A. Publications, specializing in creating SEO content and consulting aspiring writers and experts to publish a book in their area of expertise. She is also the founder of 45 Magazine Journal. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, and Web Design certificate along with a certificate in Literary Publishing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also a Lester M. Wolfson Literary Award recipient and certified in Google Analytics. Zorina is also a member of the South Florida Writer’s Association and a MFA candidate at Converse College.

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