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An Interview with Becky Mate ~ Award Winning Author

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Sharon Beth Interviews author and founder of Art Day, Becky Mate. Rebecca L. Mate is an award-winning, published short story writer. Two of her stories, “Helter Shelter” (a cautionary tale) and “Stage Fright” (about fear) were performed radio-play style on stage with live actors. In 2008, her sci-fi story "Live Music" (about redemption despite career-stopping injury) was published in an anthology by www.artistsforabetterworld.org and, in 2009, a short romantic story "Trapped by Love" (past life romance) was accepted by Eaton Literary Agency and published in an anthology called “America’s Finest Short Fiction,” edited by Jack Parr. In 2009, "The Bear Story" (about boy meets bear cub) was published in the “The Best Campfire Stories” anthology, produced as a benefit for The Way to Happiness Foundation. Her sci-fi story “Beyond Number” was the first story to be published by a new website www.WhenIsMy.com. She was twice finalist in the Santa Clarita Int'l Film Festival contest for family scripts ("Arsenal A" and "Questionable Virtue.") She was a finalist in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest for a story entitled “Solid Space” (about overcoming odds to escape.) Her main claim to fame is that in 1998, she founded international Art Day, holiday for the arts and artists of all disciplines, second Friday in August. It has been celebrated in isolated spots all over the world, and has been proclaimed the past 4 years in a row by the Mayor of Glendale, California – Home of Art Day. She is currently working on a sequel to Romeo and Juliet called “Romeo’s Sister and Juliet’s Brother: The Secret of Labyrinth Gardens.” She can be reached via email beckymate@earthlink.net. For more about international Art Day, see www.artistsforabetterworld.org, or www.VirtueInTheArts.com.

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