I'm a native of Lumberton, N.C., and I live in Alexandria, Va., just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. I have an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and a journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. (Go, Tar Heels!) My fiction appears in Anderbo, Pif, Deep South magazine, GlassFire Magazine and Real Eight View. I've written part of a novel about sex and Bible Belt Christianity in the 1970s (you had to be there), but I set it aside to work on another one about a woman who looks for love in the wrong place (I've been there, sort of, but I didn't look in the same place my character looked). I've worked as a journalist/writer/editor in the Carolinas, Virginia and D.C. area for many years, thanks to that UNC journalism degree. Currently I work in communications in an education insurance/risk management company in Bethesda, Md.
I've neglected my page for a while. I'm back now. Thanks for stopping by to read my work. I hope to post new work soon.
I'm grateful for the readers who came over from Twitter and Facebook to check out my stories. Spend some time poking around Fictionaut. There are a lot of good stories here.
I am happy to see you joined NC Writers.
Welcome to all the folks who wandered over from Twitter and/or Facebook. Thanks for reading my stories.
I just had a story published in GlassFire Magazine. Take a look. www.peglegpublishing.com/glassfire14/cheat_sheets.htm
Thanks to all of you who are reading my stories.
Welcome to the Prick of the Spindle group! Good to have you with us.
Thanks for getting things going in the RP group!
glad to see a carolinian in deckfight....(i'm down in wilmington...) look forward to reading your stories.
Julie, I'm researching material for a story and need one small detail about colleges in North Carolina. I want to use the name of a school that has a Fine Arts department but that is very middle-of-the-road, somewhere between UNC and a community college. I was going to use NC State. Would that be about right? Not obscure enough? Your input would help me finish this story. I would appreciate your help. R. A. Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org