I'm a writer, researcher, speaker and, most recently, a producer. The topic I'm specifically known for is cemetery history (I've published books about them and have spoken on them in various areas of the country.
In my mild-mannered marketing day job at a college, I manage social media and write everything from news articles to video scripts and commercials.
In my "non-work hours," I'm writing a book about silent film actresses and their graves. I'm also co-producer for a web series/TV pilot that is based in the Los Angeles area.
My philosophy is that nothing should stop you if you have a vision. We live in a DIY world now where anything's possible. You can figure out the resources as you go along. Just surround yourself with people who are just as passionate as you.
Great movies and TV/streaming shows are my passion; they inspire me like a great book or piece of music. I love to be inspired.
I love meeting passionate artists and would love to collaborate with others.
Name: Minda Powers-Douglas
Lives in: Moline, Illinois
Company: Independent writer, producer
Occupation: Author, Marketing/pr, Producer and Researcher
Unique traits: I write about cemeteries. I'm also a cemetery speaker and tour guide. My three "arrrrs" include: researching, writing and rediscovering. My goal is to bring the past back to life.
Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)