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:
Though known by many as Flagler County’s “Ghost Writer” Becky Pourchot does not just write about ghosts. Her writing career started ten years ago in Madison Wisconsin, when she began freelancing for magazines and newspapers, writing about burlesque dancers, dining adventures, psychic mediums, and anything else that piqued her editor’s interest.
When her twins were infants and Becky was drowning in the chaos of baby-dom, she didn’t have time to freelance. But the writing itch remained, so she wrote poems about her world of dirty diapers. These humorous poems evolved into a series of confessions to Martha Stewart about Becky’s horrible homemaking skills. She eventually published this collection in a book titled Forgive Me Martha.
As the kiddies grew, Becky still had the itch. She enjoyed writing the self-deprecating humor of Martha and decided to compile a collection of short stories highlighting the embarrassing moments of her childhood (and trust me, there were a lot). The stories resulted in I Look Better in Binary: Childhood Stories.
When Becky moved to Flagler Beach in 2011, she was encouraged by her fans to try fiction, featuring the same quirky voice found in “Binary”. And so the Hungry Ghost Series was born—a three book collection about a mopey, resentful, Goth wannabe teen who finds herself responsible for the ghosts in her town.
Since becoming part of the Inspired Mic in Flagler Beach, Florida, Becky has been recognized for her saucy short stories and poems, occasionally offering homemade treats for the audience that fit with that night’s cheeky theme.
With whatever writing genre Becky uses, she sees herself ultimately not as much as an author or a poet but as a story teller. Whether in poetry or prose, humor or erotica, her goal is to connect her readers to the universal humanness within us, taking them on a journey and leaving them at the end inspired.