Ramona DeFelice Long writes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults and everyone in between. Her personal writing has appeared in literary, juvenile, and regional publications, including The Arkansas Review, TOSKA, Lunch Ticket, Delaware Beach Life, Literary Mama, Someone Wicked, and Handspun. In 2014, she was invited by PS Books to contribute an essay about Delaware environmentalist Dorothy P. Miller for the book, Extraordinary Gifts: Remarkable Women of the Delaware Valley, which honored influential women from Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Ramona has received support and acknowledgment from the artistic community, including a Fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and multiple residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2013, she was awarded a literary fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as an Established Artist in Literature-Creative Nonfiction. In 2009, she received an equivalent award from the DDOA as an Established Artist in Fiction.
In the past, Ramona received an Emerging Artist fellowship from the DDOA as well as grants from the Pennsylvania State Arts Council, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, and Philadelphia Stories for her work in fiction
In her day job, Ramona works as an independent editor, specializing in mystery novels; women’s and literary fiction; memoir and creative nonfiction; short stories; and YA and juvenile fiction and nonfiction. She teaches workshops on all aspects of writing, at conferences and online. She has led weekend writing retreats and monthly Free Write programs at her local public library and a variety of book group and writing workshops for young writers and readers.
Ramona is a native of south Louisiana and a graduate of LSU. She’s lived in Delaware for nearly 15 years and is active in the Delmarva arts scene.
Newark, DE 19711