My stories stem from the inner voice where all the gaps of expression are liberated.
As a child reared under the MAFIA CODE OF SILENCE, speaking was too terrifying. My diary became the root of my expression. So I write!
I’m self-taught so if you notice my syntax off you know why. My pen moves from Creative Nonfiction to poetry. Column writing is how I began; I love the 2000 word lifestyle story that rises from adventuress in livingness.
This year (after a seventeen-year crawl) I’ve finished a memoir: “CRADLE OF CRIME.”
THANK YOU FOR VISITING.
Luellen Smiley is a creative Nonfiction writer and award-winning newspaper columnist who writes a bi-monthly column “Odyssey of Love” and has been a regular contributor to MORE Magazine. Her “Growing Up With Gangsters” stories appeared in the New York Post and in Southern California.
Luellen has completed a memoir based on her life as the daughter of Hollywood racketeer, Allen Smiley, Benjamin Siegel’s partner and best friend. Her extensive research the past twenty-five years led to numerous TV and Radio interviews regarding her discovery and breaking the silence.