Here’s a little bit about TWA members and links to their websites or blogs.
If you’re a TWA member who would like to be listed, send a brief bio (approximately 50- 65 words) and ONE link to a preferred address.
Alana White, author of fiction (Come Next Spring) and nonfiction (Sacagawea: Westward with Lewis and Clark), has a historical mystery novel set in Renaissance Florence coming from Five Star Mysteries in 2012. alanawhite.com
Deborah Adams is a novelist, short story writer, and chicken farmer. deborah-adams.com/
Darnell Arnoult, novelist (Sufficient Grace) and SIBA award-winning poet (What Travels With Us). darnellarnoult.com
S.L. Baer, novelist, is the author of Appalachian Spring. For more information, see the website lemuriabooks.com/index.php?show=author&id=2517
Sybil Baker, author of the novel THE LIFE PLAN (Casperian Books, March 2009). For more information see sybilbaker.blogspot.com/.
Named one of “today’s strongest emerging talents in literary fiction and poetry” by Anis Shivani from the Huffington Post, Sybil is the author of three books of fiction. Her linked collection, Talismans, traces one woman’s journey from Virginia to South Korea to Southeast Asia. Her debut novel The Life Plan has been called “a screwball comedy for the 21st century, a witty and winning romp through one woman’s discovery that life, love, and liberty do not always go according to plan.” Her novel Into This World was published by Engine Books in May 2012.
Sybil received her MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She spent twelve years teaching in South Korea before returning to the States in 2007. During her extensive travels throughout Asia, she became increasingly interested in the allure and alienation of American travelers and expatriates, and this has heavily influenced her writing. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and on the faculty at the City University of Hong Kong‘s low residency MFA program. She is Fiction Editor at Drunken Boat.
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith is the author of the novel, Seven Days at Oak Valley and The Arlington Poems. Samples of her work can be found at ruthiemariebeckwith.com
Sallie Bissell, former Tennessee Writers Alliance executive director. salliebissell.com/Sallie_Bissell/Home.html
Suzanne Webb Brunson, author, editor, journalist, contributor to Gathering Writers of Williamson County. Suzanne has a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. suzannewebbbrunson.com
Roy Burkhead, founder of the MTSU Writer’s Loft, MFA graduate and more. personalpages.tds.net/~leslieor/index.htm
Carol Grametbauer, Carol Grametbauer writes poetry in Kingston, Tennessee. She is chair of the board of directors of Tennessee Mountain Writers and had a 25-year career in public relations at the Department of Energy facilities in Oak Ridge. Her poems have appeared in Maypop, Appalachian Heritage, and Remember September: Prompted Poetry. Carol is a colored pencil artist; her art and poetry are frequently based on nature themes.
J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series. Her most recent book is THE COLD ROOM. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat. Visit http://www.JTEllison.com for more information.
Helen Hemphill, young adult and children’s author. Hailed as a “strong new voice in children’s literature” by Kirkus, her novels include Runaround (Front Street, 2007, 10+) and Long Gone Daddy (Front Street, 2006, 13+). helenhemphill.com
Jane Hicks, poet (Blood & Bone Remember) and fiber artist known as the Cosmic Possum. cosmicpossum.com
Lynn Jacobs, Lynn Jacobs has been writing professionally for over 20 years, and her articles have appeared in various Christian leadership magazines and journals, including CALLED Magazine, The Source, Tidings, and SAM Journal. She has self-published an eBook on prayer and various Christian life coaching workbooks and resources in both print and electronic formats. Lynn holds a degree in pastoral studies and is active in local and statewide prayer ministries and several avenues of online missions. thesacredpen.com
River Jordan, author (The Messenger of Magnolia Street, The Gin Girl) Southern storyteller, speaker (The Power of Story) has a radio program on WRFN and on the Internet. riverjordan.us
Valentine Leonard, Ph.D. and affiliate of Amherst Writers and Artists, facilitates the Memphis Writers Ensemble, a growing community of creative writers in the Memphis area. Workshops, readings, and retreats. valentineleonard.com
Leslie Lytle, poet, fiction writer, and journalist, has a new book recently released by the University Press of New England. Execution’s Doorstep is a collection of five true stories in narrative format recounting the experiences of individuals sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. See executionsdoorstep.com.
June Hall McCash,
Susan Ashley Michael,
Richard Modlin (writer, naturalists, lecturer), author of the travel adventure memoirs Malachite Lion, A Travel Adventure in Kenya and Chasing Wings, Birding Exploits and Encounters. richardmodlin.com and hartsidepublishing.com
Terry Price is a fiction writer with an MFA from Spalding University in Louisville and is a mentor in The Writer’s Loft creative writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. terryprice.net
James E. Robinson, songwriter, author, counselor, and speaker. His songs have been recorded by major artists in many genres. Jim and wife Teresa are cofounders of Prodigal Song Ministries ProdigalSong.com. They travel and perform throughout the country.The Flower of Grass, Robinson’s first novel, was published in 2008.
Max Sanders has two new children’s books that are printed by Lightning Source and available to major booksellers through Ingram and others such as www.Amazon.com. The titles are Hippy the Happy Hippo and Max’s Cloud Critters. More details about the books and Max’s “A Magical Wish” mission are on his website, amagicalwish.com.
Rami Shapiro: Rabbi Rami is an award-winning author and writing coach. His newest book is Recovery, The Sacred Art (Skylight Paths, 2009), an interfaith look at Twelve Step programs. Rami also writes a Q&A column for Spirituality & Health magazine entitled Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler. rabbirami.com
Deb Simpson, author of One Moment, One Memory, One Motion (ISBN 9780557429677) and Pink Place (ISBN 9780557476732), writes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Deb is a frequent contributor to The Watertown Gazette and a long-term member of the Murfreesboro Writers Group. Follow Deb’s blogs and become eligible to win a free book! debsimpsonbooks.com
George Singleton has been published in a variety of magazines and journals, including Oxford American and New Stories From the South. He is the author of These People Are Us, The Half-Mammals of Dixie, Why Dogs Chase Cars, Drowning in Gruel, Novel, and Work Shirts for Madmen. His latest book is Pep Talks, Warnings, and Screeds: Indispensible Wisdom and Cautionary Advice for Writers. georgesingleton.com
Terry Thompson’s research assistance has been noted on the acknowledgement page ot two recently published books: Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseballby Regina T. Alpert (Oxford University Press, 2011) and From Clarendon to Colon – The Lure of Panama’s Isthmus by Roy Bubb (Roy Bubb, 2011) email@example.com
Faye Turner, author of Ancient Historical Fiction series, Son of the Bracelet, and owner of Ki Eea Key Press, is currently writing her third novel in the life of Alexander the Great as told by his physician, Daneion Pelos, later known as Philip of Akarnania. Visit her website at ki-eea-key.com
Kory Wells, author of the poetry collection Heaven Was the Moon, performs her poems with her daughter Kelsey, a multi-instrumentalist who plays old-time and other roots music. Kory is a mentor with The Writer’s Loft program at MTSU, and her “standout” nonfiction has been praised by Ladies’ Home Journal. korywells.com
Amy Lyles Wilson is a writer, editor, and workshop leader with degrees in English, journalism, and theology. A trained leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing workshop method, she is on the board of TWA. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, as well as on National Public Radio. AmyLylesWilson.com.