Terence Cantarella is a freelance writer and regular contributor to the Biscayne Times newspaper and WLRN radio (South Florida’s NPR station) in Miami, Florida.
In 2011, he won a Green Eyeshade award for excellence in journalism for his story about controversial voodoo art at Miami Beach City Hall. His story ‘Miami Outlaw,’ about a battered Pitbull named Bailey, won a first place PRNDI award and a Green Eyeshade award in 2013. In 2012, he spent four days circumnavigating Miami-Dade County in a canoe via its murky drainage canals. That story, which he covered for WLRN and the Miami Herald, earned the WLRN team an Online News Association award nomination, a Sunshine State award, and a Green Eyeshade award.
Among other stories, he has written about his night at a local crime-ridden hotel, a street-corner romance in Hialeah, a one-legged Cuban ghost in Little Haiti, and a forgotten island in Biscayne Bay.
He is currently revising his first novel.
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“Terence’s work is a joy to read; fluid prose, crisp details, perfect scenes and tone. A true gift.” Dinah McNichols, Former Managing Editor, Tribune Media Services
“His prose is what I might expect from a national publication such as the New York Times.” Dale Hershman, Letter to the Editor (Biscayne Times, Oct. 2008)
“Mr. Cantarella’s narrative abilities are finely honed and his skillfully-written pieces truly stand out in the arena of long-form journalism.” Miriam Chester, Letter to the Editor (Biscayne Times, March, 2009)