The Inspired Mic Spotlight – Gi Marie Arena

I asked Inspired Mic presenters to send me a little something about themselves and what they write. I gave them free reign to pick and choose material about themselves that would be informative and promotional. As The Inspired Mic grows, potential audience participants would like to know something about those who steel their nerves and get up in front of a live audience to present their creativity. In the following days leading up to the October 21st event, each of the October readers who send me their info will be In the Spotlight:


Gi ArenaGi Marie Arena

Gi was born in northern New Jersey into an Italian-American family, during which she views, as one of the most exciting times of our nation.

She’s very proud to be a member of the baby-boomer generation and one who directly or indirectly played a role in some of our nation’s most controversial issues, namely: post-war air-raid drills, the first Catholic President, a presidential assassination, passionate war protests, a profound civil rights movement, a moon walk, burning bras, pot heads, LSD and other hallucinogens, legalized abortion, the British Rock invasion, hippies, yuppies, and the first African-American President.

She spent half of her career creating luxurious coiffures and the other half creating correspondence and proof-reading contracts for VPs and CEOs who were involved in a variety of industries. A rebel when it came to academia, she disliked school and was a poor student who just made it with a passing grade. At thirty-something, she attended college and progressed to a 3.8 GPA, but quit after a year.

Gi has been married to a wonderful man for 34 years. In 2002 they uprooted from New Jersey and now reside in Palm Coast, Florida.

In 2011, she had two short stories published in Spindrift 6 as part of a compilation of prose and poetry from a local writing group here in Flagler County called, SeaQuills.

In the spring of 2009 Gi started writing her book. After countless revisions, it was completed in the early part of 2014 and is available for purchase in e-format or hardcopy through and More than anything, she is hoping her story will make a difference in someone’s life.

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