Audrey Parente

Audrey Parente, a Connecticut native, retired as an award-winning reporter after 20 years at The Daytona Beach News-Journal in Florida. The single mother of two musician sons, Peter and David, she earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do after studying the martial art in Korea, traveled to 24 U.S. States, volunteered for the U.S. Citizens Democracy Corps serving in Russia, published poetry in a Japanese newspaper and wrote travel stories about Egypt.

Among her myriad adventures, Audrey white-water rafted on the Ocoee River in Tennessee, hot air ballooned and sky dived in Florida, flew a Good Year blimp over the Daytona International Speedway and conducted a Navy band.

Two other biographies about pulp fiction-era authors were written by her about the late Hugh B. Cave and the late Theodore Roscoe. She continues her writing career in South Florida, now as an author and editor for Bold Venture Press. Her fiction novel Pulp Noir is about hobby collectors of old paper magazines, and one grizzled hoarder in particular who stumbles into a cougar romance.