Honey Rand

Honey Rand has been a writer since she could hold a pencil. Her work has focused primarily on science and nature and has been published in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications. Her book, Water Wars: A Story of People, Politics and Power, will be re-issued this year with a 20-years later chapter. She has […]

Heather Newcomb

Heather Newcomb is a professional writer and communications consultant who has published short fiction, articles and myriad print and digital content in her 25-year career. Her stories, reviews and articles have been published in various news and feature media, and she has studied journalism and creative writing at Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Southern Festival of Books Announces Virtual Event

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL EVENT   Free Online Event Featuring 100+ Authors – October 1-11, 2020 The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word announced that its 32nd annual event will take place October 1-11, 2020 online and free-of-charge. Humanities Tennessee, the organizer of the state’s largest literary event, will transition […]

Laura Aluise

Laura Aluise is a preschool special needs itinerant teacher currently working on a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Marshall University. She is married with a one-year old daughter who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, baking, and spending time with her family.

Claire Bateman

Claire Bateman’s newest poetry collection, Wonders of the Invisible World, is due out this spring from 42 Miles Press.  She is the author of eight other poetry books, most recently Scape (New Issues Poetry & Prose.)  She has been awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna […]

Tamatha Cain

Tamatha Cain is a writer in Jacksonville, Florida, currently editing her first novel. After attending college on vocal and creative writing scholarships, she founded and ran several successful businesses, was the lead vocalist in a wedding band, and she may have sung at your niece’s bat mitvah. She is also an award-winning sugar artist whose […]

Kathleen Thompson

Kathleen Thompson holds a BS from the University of Alabama and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Spalding University. While her short stories and essays have been published in various places singly, she has four published books of poetry. (An avowed genre slut, she also has two novels and  two collections of short stories in […]

Patrick A. Howell

Patrick A. Howell is an award-winning banker, business leader, entrepreneur and writer. His first work was published with the UC Berkeley African American Literary Review and Quarterly Black Book Review. At Cal Berkeley, he co-founded Diatribe – a People of Color News Collective. Mr. Howell contributes to Huffington Post, Tishman Review’s Craft Talk series, Into […]