Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 2: Personal Struggles Lead to Business Big Bang

What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you see yourself as an entrepreneur or business owner? I didn’t set out to go into business. I want

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 3: GMOs, Fad Diets, and Making a Positive Difference

In addition to celiac disease, what other allergies and intolerances to you have? I know I’ve always had an allergy to bee stings. The list has j

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 4: Thoughts on Business from a “Person in Business”

You seem like a pretty confident person, and you are clearly successful. Were you always this confident, or is this something that developed as you ma

Naomi Poe & Better Batter Part 5: Taking Over the World One Gluten-Free Product at a Time

Better Batter started as a one-product company. In addition to the original flour mix, what other products do you now offer?  In 2010 we put out o

Chicken Divan

This short story first published in Fire & Knives and later published in Oh Comely magazine ~ My brother came screaming into this world like t

Privileged Perspective in Memoir: Building the Bridge of Trust by Trusting the Reader

This craft essay about techniques authors of memoir use to build credibility and elicit trust first appeared in the Writer's Chronicle. Below is the f

Q&A with Oh Comely Magazine

The creative and talented women at Oh Comely magazine certainly like to have fun! When they published my short story, “Chicken Divan," they asked me

Q&A with Wilkes University Creative Writing Program

Featured in the December 2012 issue of Revise This, the Wilkes Creative Writing Program newsletter. An abridged version of this interview also appears

Problem solving pioneers plot library of the future

A version of this article first published in Penn State's IT Stream Magazine ~ ePub and PDF versions are also available >> For centuries,

True Story

This essay first published in The Write Life, the Wilkes University Creative Writing program blog. ~ As I settle into somewhat of a writing comfort