Our new best friend Julie Gillen has arranged for us to do a signing in Columbia on Saturday, February 19, 1:30-2:30. I call Julie our new best friend because we just met her in November at the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conference, but she has become the most wonderful supporter of A Season of Darkness. She’s also a talented writer whose articles appear in The Daily Herald in Columbia, and, yes, she’s giving us a shout-out there, too. Since she has a million friends, we are expecting a large audience next Saturday. Doug and I hope we’ll have some friends there, too!
I write a little bit of everything - fiction, nonfiction, and sometimes even poetry. For twenty years I served on the English faculty at Nashville State Community College, where I taught composition, literature, and creative writing. I was editor of the literary magazine, Tetrahedra, for eight years, and it was one of the joys of my career to see student writers get their first opportunity to be published. I earned my B.S. in Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received my M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. My home is Nashville, close to my two daughters and their families. I like to play tennis and play the piano. Tuesday nights, I meet with a writers group that I've been in for more years than I will say!