Adam Van Winkle

Adam Van Winkle is the author of the novel, Abraham Anyhow, which was selected by Southern Literary Review as the June 2017 “Read of the Month.” The follow up novel, While They were in the Field, releases in 2019.  His prose has appeared in Bull Men’s Fiction, Cheap POP!, Pithead Chapel, Steel Toe Review, Red […]

J.R. Davidson

J.R. Davidson is an attorney and aspiring writer originally from Decatur, Alabama.  He holds an LLM in tax from Georgetown Law, a JD from Cumberland School of Law, an MA in economics from The University of Alabama, and a BS from Auburn University.  Sometimes he reads things for fun.  He and his wife live in Homewood, […]

Managing Editor Allen Mendenhall Publishes “Writers on Writing”

Managing editor Allen Mendenhall has published Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall.  The publisher, Red Dirt Press, describes the book as follows:  As a lawyer, Allen Mendenhall asks questions. As a writer, he’s interested in the craft. Combine these two and you get this, a collection of writers discussing writing. Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen […]

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama. She has several years of career experience in the legal field as well as investigative services. A native of Grand Bay, Alabama, she lives in Central Florida with her husband and young son where she is a freelance writer, a […]

Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is one of North Carolina’s most prolific writers.  His long list of credits includes fiction, short stories, poetry, and criticism. He was born in Canton, a small town in western North Carolina.  He attended Duke University and was a beloved professor of English for 40 years at UNC-Greensboro.  He served as North Carolina’s […]

Phyllis Wilson Moore

Phyllis Wilson Moore, an avid reader of books set in the South, is a native of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. In 1953 she moved across the Mason-Dixon Line to attend nursing school and college and stayed. Like Robert Gipe, she is a product of the Hindman Settlement School Appalachian Writers Workshop. A poet and writer, she researches West […]

Brandy Renee McCann

Brandy Renee McCann writes both creatively and scientifically about intimacy, aging, and Appalachia. She has a MA in English and a PhD in Human Development, both from Virginia Tech. Brandy’s recent short story, “Of A Certain Age,” can be found in The Dead Mule. Brandy currently lives in southern Vermont with her husband, sons, and […]

Susan Cushman

Susan Cushman is author of a novel, Cherry Bomb, and memoir, Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, and editor of Southern Writers on Writing and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be. Her essays have appeared in four anthologies and numerous journals and magazines. She was co-director of […]