Publications

Writing/Publishing

Short fiction

 Novel

Novel

My first novel, The Moment Before, is due out from Amphorae Publishing Group in November 2017.
 
Log Line: A woman and her beloved Syrian father, separated forty years earlier when he is swept up in a geopolitical odyssey from hell, are almost reunited by a lawyer struggling to save his Illinois hometown from financial ruin. If interested in the summary or a reader review copy, write jmakansi@gmail.com.
 
 
 Non-fiction

Fun Stuff

Businesses, Initiatives, and Projects

  • Founder and president, Pearl Street Inc
  • Co-founder, Blank Slate Press
  • Co-founded electricity industry investment fund, Pearl Street Capital LLC
  • Conducted hundreds presentations, keynote speeches, workshops, and conference sessions for electricity industry professionals

Education/Continuing Ed.

  • Sewanee Writers Conference, 2009
  • St. Louis Writers Workshops, Center for Contemporary Arts (St. Louis), 2000-2002
  • Coursework toward a PhD in Sociology at University of Missouri – Columbia and St. Louis (2009-)
  • Class in the Strategic Management of Technology program, Washington University – St. Louis (1999)
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 1978