"I have two little ones and I am still trying to figure it out. I try my best to write at night--I tell myself one sentence is enough--one good sentence--if that's all I can do but I have to write something every day. I write during naps. I rely…"
"Amy, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what…"
"Amy, We're so pleased to have you join us at the Southern Writers Group. With your background I know you will have much to add to the group. Please introduce yourself to the group. You can check into Zetta Brown's Roll Call or let us know…"
By day, I'm an Associate Professor of writing at a liberal arts college in rural Virginia. There, I founded the Appalachian Writing Project, a network of the best teachers in the region whose mission is to write and teach other teachers how to teach writing (which is rarely included in teacher ed prep programs.) I write mostly nonfiction and have been fairly successful with it but my heart's desire is to publish a novel. I'm also a mommy to a 3 year old and a 15 month old so my writing is squeezed into sleepy nighttime hours or stolen moments here and there throughout the day.
My professional website is here:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I have one nonfiction book pending publication. I've written one unpublished novel and am working on a young adult novel. I'm co-editing a book on dialects that will go out for reviews with a university press in the fall.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I am a former newspaper columnist. My pieces have appeared on NPR affiliates, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tampa Tribune. I wrote for the Bristol Herald-Courier for six years.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
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My professional associations:
The Appalachian Writing Project at UVA's College at Wise, National Writing Project
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Amy, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!
Amy, We're so pleased to have you join us at the Southern Writers Group. With your background I know you will have much to add to the group. Please introduce yourself to the group. You can check into Zetta Brown's Roll Call or let us know what you're up to on the main page. Let us know if there is any way we can help you. Best, Nicky
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"this is so beautiful, Bella. Thanks for sharing this. I know how you feel about showing up as who you are in your writing. I think I have gotten to that point, now I want to take your advice and learn from you about how to translate that into social…"