The Other Side of Crazy is Jodie Toohey’s second collection of poetry and includes her award-winning poem, “Out of the Blue,” selected by Jean Valentine in a 2012 Bettendorf Library poetry competition. She is the author of four other books: Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls (2008), Missing Emily: Croatian Life Letters (2012), Melody Madson – May It Please the Court? (2014), Taming the Twisted (2015), Versed in Nature: Hiking Northwest Illinois and East Iowa State Parks (2017), Taming the Twisted 2 Reconstructing Rain (2018), and Book Marketing Basics: The 5 Ps (2019). She was also a contributor to the MWC Creative Writing Primer (2012, MWC Press). When not writing fiction or poetry, she helps authors, soon-to-be authors, and want-to-be authors from pre-idea to book marketing. She has a Master’s of Business Administration degree, teaches various writing workshops, and serves as president of the board of directors for Midwest Writing Center. She lives in Davenport, Iowa, with her family.
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