Lenore H. Gay

(Photo by Sasha Gay Overstreet)

Lenore H. Gay is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor. She ran a private counseling practice for ten years and later served as the Coordinator of the Internship Program at the Rehabilitation Counseling Department, Virginia Commonwealth University. The Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) has awarded her two writing fellowships. Her short story “The Hobo” won first place in a fiction contest hosted by Richmond’s Style Weekly. Her essay “Mistresses of Magic” was published in the anthology, In Praise of Our Teachers (Beacon Press). Another essay, “My First Mentor,” was published in the anthology Us Against Alzheimer’s (Arcade Publishing). For three years she served on the steering committee of the RVALitCrawl. For many years she volunteered as a reader and editor at Blackbird, An Online Journal for Literature & the Arts. She is an active member of James River Writers. Gay’s debut novel, Shelter of Leaves (She Writes Press) was a finalist for the Foreword Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, Other Fires (She Writes Press) will be published in October 2020. Currently she is working on a new novel. Find her online at lenoregay.com

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