Originally from Kilmarnock, Scotland, Heather Marshall is an author and teacher currently based in Greenville, where she lives with her children, a pair of Labrador-mix dogs, a set of bagpipes and a Royal Enfield motorbike. Other than reading and writing, Heather likes most to be outside. In her writing, Heather likes to explore the connection — or disconnection — between characters and the natural environment.
Heather’s fiction has won The Baker Prize in Scotland, the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open and the Sue Lile Inman Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story. Her fiction and creative nonfiction are published in literary journals and anthologies in the US and the UK and have been read on the radio in both countries. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s tromping or riding over the hills near her home, and, when she can get away with it, on the other side of the Atlantic. Her novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing) released in June, 2014. You can find out more about her at Heather’s website.
Glenis Redmond's love of words has carried heracross the country for two decades. She logs over 35,000 miles a year bringing poetry to the masses. She is a graduate of Erskine College with an MFA in Poetry is from Warren Wilson College. An esteemed Cave Canem Fellow and a NC Literary Fellowship Recipient, she currently serves as the Poet-in-Residence at The Peace Center.
She participated on the task force that created the first Writer-in-Residence at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in Flat Rock, NC. Glenis also is a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and is listed in their National Touring Directory. She is also a full-time road poet, performing and teaching poetry across the country.
Her latest book of poetry is titled Under the Sun. She has founded poetry slams in both Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, is a two-time Individual Regional Slam Champion and was a top-ten finalist twice at The National Poetry Slam. You can find her poems featured in journals and anthologies including, Tidal Basin Review, EMRYS, Meridians, The Asheville Poetry Review, Tongues of the Ocean and Obsidian II.