Birdie Jaworski

Birdie Jaworski has stories published in Good Housekeeping, the San Diego Reader... read more

Birdie Jaworski

Bio

Birdie Jaworski has stories published in Good Housekeeping, the San Diego Reader and Adoption Today, as well as stories published in many other online and print magazines. In addition to writing, Birdie’s stories have been featured on NPR.

Birdie sold Avon door-to-door and wrote the popular (now defunct) blog, Beauty Dish, which was featured in the NYT, the Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, as well as many other print and online news media sources. Birdie currently blogs at Camp Strange.

Birdie started a Northeastern New Mexico arts, culture, and entertainment magazine, GALLINAS, which has won several awards.

Birdie’s memoir, Don't Shoot! I'm Just the Avon Lady! is based on her experience selling Avon in Southern California prior to moving to New Mexico, as well as her experience meeting the daughter she gave up for adoption twenty years ago. Don't Shoot! I'm Just the Avon Lady! has been nominated for a Pushcart Award.

Birdie’s collection of real-life short stories set in rural New Mexico, My Tiny Vegas, was published in October, 2009, and includes stories about the secret Scientology mesa outside of Las Vegas, New Mexico, as well as heartwarming stories about green chile, santeros, and life near the edge of the Great Plains.