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 Contributors  

Joyce Dixon
Editor & Publisher, Book Reviewer
joyce@southernscribe.com
 
A lifetime student of southern literature, Joyce's goal is to provide other writers and readers of southern regional writing a source for book news and information.  She founded Southern Scribe in 1999.
 
Member:
Southern Book Critics Circle
National Book Critics Circle
Southeastern Booksellers Association
Publishers Association of the South
 
Pam Kingsbury
Contributing Writer, Book Reviewer
pkingsbury@southernscribe.com

Pam Kingsbury is a board member of the Alabama Writers Forum.  She is a regular contributor for Library Journal and ForeWord. Pam Kingsbury is an English Department instructor at the University of
North Alabama. She lives and writes from her home in Florence, Alabama.

Member:
Southern Book Critics Circle
National Book Critics Circle

Kendall Bell
Book Reviewer
http://www.kendallbell.com

Kendall Bell is a native of Lancaster, SC, who now lives in Sumter, SC. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Kendall has worked for several regional papers and has been published in various magazines. He is currently city editor at The (Sumter) Item. Kendall is a member of the Southern Book Critics Circle.

Bell was editor of the anthology series From the Heart. He has written a murder mystery that is scheduled for release soon.

Robert Lamb
Book Reviewer

Robert Lamb was born in Aiken, SC, grew up in Augusta, GA, and graduated from the University of Georgia. He has worked for several regional papers including The Atlanta Constitution. Lamb still does free-lance reporting for The New York Times. Bob is a member of the Southern Book Critics Circle.

Lamb teaches creative writing at the University of South Carolina. His latest novel is Atlanta Blues. Visit his web site at: http://www.robert-lamb.com.


Robert L. Hall
Contributing Writer, Book Reviewer
 

Robert L. Hall writes stories about the Mid-South, its people and culture. He is the author of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble and The Learnin’ Post (which was endorsed by the Governor of Arkansas-Mike Huckabee). A trained musician, he enjoys playing gospel and contemporary music. His wife Joy rides and shows horses. They live near Marion, Arkansas.

Visit his web site at: http://www.rl-hall.com 
 
Wayne Greenhaw
Contributing Writer, Book Reviewer

Wayne Greenhaw has published fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction.  He has worked on prize-winning TV productions, and two plays he wrote have been produced.  He has worked as editor and has taught journalism and creative writing.  Greenhaw and his wife Sally live in Montgomery, Alabama.

Wayne Greenhaw’s latest book, The Spider's Web, is available from River City Publishing.

Visit his web site at: http://www.waynegreenhaw.com

 


Brewster M. Robertson
Contributing Writer, Book Reviewer

Author and freelance writer Brewster M. Robertson contributes to Publisher's Weekly, USA Weekend magazine, Bookpage, and others.  He is a member of the Southern Book Critics Circle and teaches a Fiction Writing Workshop at several colleges in the Lowcountry and Florida.  Golden Eye Prize-winning novelist (Rainy Days and Sundays), Brewster Milton Robertson, lives in Fairhope, AL.  His latest novel, The Grail Mystique, is currently in bookstores.  His next novel, A Posturing of Fools, will be forthcoming from River City Publishing in Fall 2004.

 
Charlotte J. Robertson
Contributing Writer

Charlotte J. Robertston is a free-lance writer, literary speaker, and on the staff of the Page and Palette Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. She was founder of the Alabama Athenaeum, providing programs on Southern writing at the Bay Minette, AL library. She is a board member of the Alabama Writers Forum, a founding board member of the Alabama Center for the Book and a founding board member of Gulf Coast Storytelling. She is the wife of Brewster M. Robertson.

 

 


Linda Scott DeRosier
Contributing Writer

Linda Sue Preston was born on a feather bed in the upper room of her Grandma Emmy's log house in the hills of eastern Kentucky. More than fifty years later, Linda Scott DeRosier has come to believe that you can take a woman out of Appalachia but you can't take Appalachia out of the woman. A native of eastern Kentucky, Linda Scott DeRosier is professor of psychology at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. She is the author of Creeker: A Woman’s Journey and the forthcoming Songs of Life and Grace

Visit her web site at:  http://lindascottderosier.com

 
Kathy Riley Williams
Contributing Writer
 
Born in 1964 in Adams County in Southern Ohio, just across the river from Kentucky, Kathy Riley Williams is an Outlander Southerner. Excepting brief forays out into the wider world, she has lived in Kentucky since 1985. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and history from Berea College and an M.A. in American literature from Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, she lives with three cats and two dogs in a small farmhouse in Quail, Kentucky. A poet and freelance writer, she also teaches creative writing, journalism, composition and literature at Midway College. She confesses to a not-so-secret crush on Rick Bragg and keeps a picture of Truman Capote near her computer, for inspiration. Her most recent publication, the poem "Showdown at the Black Diamond," will appear in the forthcoming Kentucky Tobacco Anthology.
 
 

Elaine Schiller August
Contributing Writer
A native of Miami, Elaine Schiller August is currently working on Miami Moonlight - a sand in your shoes saga taking Miami's history from a melting pot to magnet for international trade. Her children's work includes Fira Gani, a picture book rhyme; and she is completing a youth chapter book set in contemporary Miami. Southern Mischief is the first in a collection filled with mysterious surprises by adventurous pals and their sidekicks.  

 
 
William Ashley Johnson
Book Reviewer
 
William Ashley Johnson is currently an English lecturer at the Guilford College at Greensboro. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he took his bachelor's degree at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he studied with Peter Meinke and David Scott Ward. His work has recently appeared in Poem, The Greensboro Review, The Southeast Review, and The Raleigh News and Observer.

 

 

 

Edwin McAllister
Book Reviewer

Born 1965 Gastonia, North Carolina, Edwin McAllister grew up in Laurel, MS. He lived almost three years in China, and can speak Chinese, play bluegrass and ragtime guitar, criticize, poetize, fictionize, garden.  McAllister holds the following degrees: B.A. Millsaps College 1987, M.A. English Univ. of Miss.1990, Ph.D. English University of Oregon 1995. He teaches English at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi.

 
Julia Oliver
Book Reviewer

Julia Oliver is the author of three books of fiction, including the recently published novel Music of Falling Water.  Her 1994 novel, Goodbye to the Buttermilk Sky, has been issued in a new reprint edition from the University of Alabama Press.

 

 


Emily Bowles Smith
Book Reviewer

Emily Bowles Smith lives in Atlanta with her husband Martyn. She has recently written papers on Maria Edgeworth, Sydney Owenson, Bob Dylan, and Marianne Moore.

Emily and Martyn own http://www.oldroads.org

 
Barry Dunlap
Book Reviewer

Barry Dunlap received his M.A. in English from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he studied under Tim Gautreaux.  Barry served as the first Poet in Residence for Spillway Review and has had a recent publication in The Dead Mule: School of Southern Literature.  He currently lives in Hammond, Louisiana with his wife and four children.    


Kay Day
Book Reviewer
http://kayday.com

Kay Day is the author of two full poetry collections. Her most recent book Killing Earl is a memoir. Her articles have been published in newspapers like The State and The Florida Times-Union and in magazines like The Writer and ForeWord. She has been self-employed as a writer for over 20 years. Day has won awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is president of the Jacksonville, Florida branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

 
 
Sean Wells
Book Reviewer

Sean Wells found Southern literature at the University of Tulsa in an undergraduate course on William Faulkner. After completing a Master's degree at Emory University, Sean decided to continue his research into Southern writers' uses of the Caribbean at Auburn, in part, to reconcile his own Cuban background with his experience of the South.   No reconciliation in sight.  Sean is working on a PhD at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he lives in a drafty sharecropper's cabin packed to the rafters with literature. In addition to the dissertation, Sean's current projects include publishing independent literary voices as the Managing Editor for the Black Lawrence Press as well as working with the Adirondack Review.


Vince Brewton
Book Reviewer
Vince Brewton grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and teaches American and Southern literature at the University of North Alabama. He has written on Southern literature for The Southern Quarterly, The Encyclopedia of American Literature, The Southern Literary Journal (forthcoming), and Mississippi Quarterly (forthcoming). 
 
Elizabeth King Humphrey
Book Reviewer

Elizabeth K. Humphrey is a third year MFA (Creative Writing) student at UNC at Wilmington; former producer for CBS News and Associated Press TV.  A native of Colorado, Elizabeth now lives in Wilmington, NC.

 

 


Nicki Leone
Book Reviewer
Nicki Leone is Book Buyer for Bristol Books of Wilmington, NC < www.bristolbooks.com >. 
She is moderator of the SEBA Listserve for the Southeastern Booksellers Association.

 

 

 
Henry L. Carrigan, Jr.
Book Reviewer

Henry L. Carrigan, Jr. writes about books for the Charlotte Observer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Orlando Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, and the Washington Post. He is a native North Carolinian who has lived in Charleston, Columbia, and Atlanta, where his family still lives.

 


Betty Koffman
Book Reviewer
 
A native of Kentucky, Betty Koffman resides in eastern Tennessee in the foothills of the Appalachians.  She has a degree in English from East Tennessee State University, and is currently working on the second draft of a mystery novel.

 

 

 

 
Kristina Wright
Book Reviewer

Kristina Wright has spent most of her life in the South, but didn't truly appreciate her southern roots until she lived in Rhode Island for six months in 2000.  She holds a degree in English Literature from Charleston Southern University and is published in everything from novel length fiction to greeting cards.  She works part-time as a children's library assistant and is pursuing her M.A. in English.  She lives with her naval officer husband in Virginia, surrounded by books and pets.

 


Joseph Sackett
Book Reviewer

Joseph Sackett is an author and a resident of Mobile,  Alabama.  A retired Marine Corps officer, Joseph has authored three books—two novels and a nonfiction work on Southern historic architecture. He is the former president of Live Oak Press. He is also a founding member of the Southern Independent Publishers Society, and an active member of the Regular Readers Society. 

 
Tia Blassingame
Book Reviewer

Tia Blassingame is a freelance writer/book reviewer and poet. She's had her poetry published in such magazines as Taproot, etcetera, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and The Poetry Conspiracy. Recently she completed a writers' residency at the MacDowell Colony to write a history of minority architects, on which she is currently working.

 

Jill Holland
Creator of Southern Scribe logo
Jill Holland Productions
jillinsc@earthlink.net

Jill Holland is a graphic designer and published writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. A native and resident of the American South, she lives near the Blue Ridge foothills of South Carolina. Many of her stories are based loosely on her childhood in rural Tennessee. She shares her life with Pirate, a golden retriever, and Jeff, her husband of thirteen years. Among her hobbies are organic gardening, sewing, and home canning. At 47, she believes life is just beginning and gets better every day.