Meet the Editors

Donna Meredith is publisher and editor-in-chief. Claire Hamner Matturro and Dawn Major serve as associate editors. RIGHT: Photographs by VanessaK Photography, LLC.

Dawn Major interviews Robert Gwaltney

Dawn Major has followed author Robert Gwaltney’s writing career and has been delighted to watch it grow in leaps and bounds after a very successful reception of his debut novel, The Cicada Tree. Since running into him at a fellow author reading at FoxTale Book Shop a couple of years ago, she counts him as […]

Robert Gwaltney

A graduate of Florida State University, Robert Gwaltney resides in Atlanta, Georgia. By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., a non-profit organization that strengthens children and their families during the most critical times in their development. Through his non-profit work, he is a champion for early childhood literacy. Robert […]

Dawn Major interviews Mary Ellen Thompson

Introduction: When Associate Editor, Dawn Major, heard that Robert Gwaltney, author of The Cicada Tree, had been selected as the Pat Conroy Literary Center’s writer in residency, she asked him to write about his experience. Gwaltney wrote a sublime piece called “Lick the Sherbet Sky,” where he kept alluding to an individual by the name […]

Claire Hamner Matturro interviews Julie E. Bloemeke and Dustin Brookshire Editors of “Let Me Say This, A Dolly Parton Anthology”

CHM: Thank you both for taking this time to discuss your wonderful new poetry anthology, Let Me Say This, A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing 2023). The anthology contains poetry written by fifty-four contributors, including emerging and established poets. The jacket blurb notes in part that “These poems remind us to be better and […]

“Chief Corn Tassel” by Mitzi Dorton

With thorough research, Mitzi Dorton brings the inspiring story of Chief Corn Tassel to life. Much of Chief Corn Tassel (Finishing Line Press, 2022) is told through the Cherokee chief’s own words and recorded speeches. An impressive section of illustrations appends the book. Known as “the best statesman” and “the greatest orator of the late […]

Mitzi Dorton

Mitzi Dorton is author of the book, Chief Corn Tassel (Finishing Line Press, 2022). A multi-genre writer, she has work in Rattle, SEMO Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Sheila-Na-Gig/Women of Appalachia Project, Esoterica, Northern Colorado Writers, 2020 Colorado Book Award in anthology, O: JA&L, Esoterica, and many others. Dorton is also a […]