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Rachel Beanland

Rachel Beanland, author of Florence Adler Swims Forever, writes fiction and essays. Her essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction and Broad Street, among other places. She has an MFA in …

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Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson (Dakota), author of The Seed Keeper, is a writer, speaker, and editor, who has published two award-winning books, as well as essays in numerous publications. She is the …

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Kelli Jo Ford

Kelli Jo Ford, author of Crooked Hallelujah, is a debut author who was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and a Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Books of …

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Regina N. Bradley

Regina N. Bradley, author of Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South, is an alumna Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University and an assistant professor of English and …

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Adam Gussow

Adam Gussow, author of Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music, is professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi and author …

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Tif Marcelo

Tif Marcelo, author of Once Upon a Sunset and In a Book Club Far Away, is a veteran army nurse. She writes about the strength of families, the endurance of …

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Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg, author of The End of the Day, is a literary agent in New York and author of the memoirs Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and …

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Lorelei Parker

Lorelei Parker, author of Crushing It, lives and works in Central Virginia. In her free time, when she isn’t playing video games, she writes contemporary romantic comedy. Published Works Crushing …

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Karen Grey

Karen Grey, author of Forget About Me, was a stage, screen and radio drama actor in Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles in the late twentieth century. She started …

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Angie Smibert

Angie Smibert, author of The Truce, lives in Roanoke, Virginia. The Truce is the third novel in her middle-grade Ghosts of Ordinary Objects series. The first book, Bone’s Gift, won …

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Alec MacGillis

Alec MacGillis, author of Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America, is a senior reporter for ProPublica and the recipient of the George Polk Award, the Robin Toner prize, and …

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Adrian Brettle

Adrian Brettle, author of Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World, is lecturer and associate director of the Political History and Leadership Program in the School of Historical, …