Kellia Ramares-Watson


I am an independent journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked primarily in radio/Internet audio since 1999, but I am turning to Smashwords to put more of my journalism into print. This way a) the work I do that gets edited out for time in audio is not lost, b) I can publish what I want without concern over other publishers' exclusivity requirements, c) I can reach a wider audience than is available through most alternative, progressive or community news websites where I am likely to be found, and d) I can make some money.

I am still a contributor to WINGS - Women's International News Gathering Service ( On ( you can find me under the names Broadcaster at-Large and R.I.S.E. Radio Internet Story Exchange. I occasionally write for Intrepid Report, formerly Online Journal ( and wrote once or twice a month for The Leftist Review ( in 2913 until the summer of 2014. My one book in print is a volume of poetry called "Near the Ragged Edge of Earth". I will republish it here because someone apparently pirated it and made their own e-book out of it, although my name was kept as the author.I don't know what has been done to it.

After my e-pamphlet Eating Poison, I will be publishing a collection of my left wing commentary and two books of poetry (including Near the Ragged Edge of Earth.). I am raising money to have the space in my life to do a website, with some audio podcasts, on alternative economics. A new website will be launched for this in early 2015.

If you think e-books can save long-format reporting as newspapers and magazines shrink and die off, please support me and other journalists on Smashwords by buying our work. We hear a lot about novels being written as e-books and much less about non-fiction. But there is no reason why non-fiction can't be successful in this format.

I am new at this, so I encourage readers of Eating Poison to write me about they liked and didn't like about the reading experience, so that I can get a better idea of what you expect from e-books.

Smashwords' free ISBNs and free conversions into the various formats the various readers require, makes e-books and magazines viable options for the journalist. I wish all publishers would agree on a standard technical format.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The need to go to the bathroom.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time reading articles on the Internet, figuring out what stories I want to report on next, and riding around on public transit because I don't drive. I think that if all the time I have spent waiting for buses and trains were added to the end of my natural life span, I'd live to be 150.
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Where to find Kellia Ramares-Watson online

Where to buy in print


Eating Poison: Food, Drugs and Health
You set the price! Words: 15,480. Language: American English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Food-content guides, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
Eating Poison takes a quick look at what Big Ag, Big Food, and Big Pharma are doing to the health of people, animals and the earth.

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