A. College residence hall director, bookstore clerk, advisor to a college student-run volunteer organization, college teacher, administrator of a fellowship advising program
A. Marietta High School, Marietta, GA; Stetson Univ. (B.A.); Indiana Univ. (M.S. Ed.); Emory Univ. (Ph.D.); currently in an MFA program at Georgia State Univ.
A. composer: Mozart; musical group: Indigo Girls
A. North by Northwest
A. the original Perry Mason series
A. Happily overrun with books, fountain pens, and notebooks.
A. (favorite books) A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Nicholas A. Basbanes; Maps to Anywhere, Bernard Cooper; Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South, Rosemary Daniell; The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner; Let the Dead Bury the Dead, Randall Kenan; Rumors of Peace, Ella Leffland; Zami, A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography, Audre Lorde; A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel; Name All the Animals, Alison Smith; Oral History, Lee Smith
A. Lunar Attractions, Clark Blaise; Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books, Aaron Lansky; The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein; In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Alice Walker
A. Linnets and Valerians, Elizabeth Goudge (a childhood book that evokes fond memories)
A. Seek out teachers by taking creative writing classes or by attending summer writing workshops; join or start a writers’ group.