Katie DePoppe is an award-winning freelance writer, developmental editor, and former book publicist. She was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2009, she became the founding editor at large for Azalea Media, a media company that produces three regional lifestyle and cultural publications throughout South Carolina and Georgia. This endeavor led to the development of a number of creative and media-related projects, including her blog, The Slanted Porch (www.theslantedporch.com), and participation in a number of local and national literary initiatives. In addition, she spends her days on the grounds of a local university where she oversees online curriculum development. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Religion/Philosophy from Charleston Southern University and is in the final stages of graduate school decision-making. Her research interests include spirituality in Southern women’s texts, African-American literature, film studies, and oral history and genealogical preservation through literature.