Bio and Books


I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. I received an Official Commendation from former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for my decades of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of five non-fiction books: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners’ Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; and Your Original Personal Ad.

The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide.

I am also the author of a poetry collection: “Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu.” Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer’s Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries.

I was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. I have won fifty-one poetry awards, writing thirteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit.

I have been nominated and listed in “The International Authors and Writers Who’s Who” in Cambridge, England and in the “Who’s Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada.” I hosted my own radio program, “Poetry Beat,” on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University’s Mann Library.

My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades .

In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing.

I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer’s conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities.

There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.

Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All

13 Responses to Bio and Books

  1. You mention that your books are sold all over, but don’t give any “Where to buy” directions. I’d suggest you put some links here, like to Amazon, Kobo, or other sellers. Or do the “Buy Here” thing with a PayPal link.

    • Thanks, Christine. The most obvious place is through Amazon, where even in foreign countries, buyers have had success in placing orders for them. I don’t link with a lot of the online sellers, though. And, you can even go direct through me, but if you’re in a foreign country, it costs more to go through me.

      • I checked out your name and book title on, but I guess you don’t have the “extended package” because they aren’t listed. I did find the book on, but was disappointed to learn it isn’t available as e-book.

      • Christine, buyers in Canada have gotten it from, but if you’re looking for an e-book, I’m sorry, but no e-book. In Canadian dollars, direct from me, the hard copy is $26.95.

  2. Gary Glasser says:

    Hi Charlotte, I just discovered your review of my Mom’s book. Thanks for the kind words. She died in 2007, but her legacy in the contest and writing world live on. I see people have increased the value of her books, if one can believe the internet hype. I could reap some cash from the stacks she left in my closet, I guess. She would be pleased to kmnoe her teachings are valued.ggg

  3. Hi Charlotte, thank you v much for the Like on Ephraim M Epstein’s page! I Love your daily haiku, a joy-a-day. Thank you so much for your work in posting them.

  4. Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your taking the time to write, and I hope you’ll start writing haiku. And, good luck with your writing project! It’s very original.

  5. Hi Charlotte

    I just found your site. Thank you for doing this.
    Curious if I can get paperback versions of the last four books (not the how-to for beginning feature writers; have this feather in my cap already)
    I am going to have foot and knee surgery this month and would love nothing more than to peruse these books while convalescing. Strangely, they are all appropriate now!

    Do you publish and distribute other authors? If so, please send me the regulations.

    • Marie,
      Thanks for your inquiry. I am not publishing other authors at this time. All of the books are available from me. I ship free (by USPS media rate–the slow rate).
      You Can Be A Columnist is $13.95. Everything You Need to Know about Nursing Homes is $19.95. Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All is $19.95. Your Original Personal Ad is $13.95. If interested, please contact me at
      Thanks. Best of luck with your surgery. Charlotte

  6. Pingback: Haiku pubblicato su “Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog” | Il fiume scorre ancora

  7. Marilyn Walker says:

    Hi, Charlotte,
    Congratulations on this well deserved recognition! You are indeed an inspiration to all of us!

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