Mary H. Alexander
Mary H. Alexander, charter member of KaBooM, is a fiber and fabric artist. Her studio, Pieceful Hands, is located in her home in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She is a member of the Kentucky Crafted program, and her work may be seen in galleries as well as on the web at www.piecefulhandsstudio.com.
Susan Christerson Brown
Susan Christerson Brown holds an MFA from Spalding University and an MA from Lexington Theological Seminary. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Tobacco and Women.Period, and in journals including The Louisville Review, Alive Now, and Spirituality & Health magazine. Follow her on twitter @scbwrites, or read her other blog at mildlymystical.com.
Normandi will have 2 books coming out in 2011. Going West, a short story collection. appears this summer from Wind Publications and Invoking the Scribe: The Initiatory Path of Spiritual Autobiography appears this fall from Inner Traditions. She runs the PenHouse Retreat Center for writers in northern Franklin County where she lives. Visit the website at www.normandiellis.com.
Jan Isenhour is the director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky, where she also teaches writing workshops. Her essays have been published in Wind and The Voice and The Quarterly of the National Writing Project.
Photo credit to Ann W. Olson
Leatha Kendrick’s third book of poetry, entitled Second Opinion, appeared in 2008. She presents workshops on writing and healing for writers and for medical practitioners and teaches poetry and life writing classes at the Carnegie Center.
Gail M. Koehler
Gail M. Koehler holds an MA from the University of Toronto. Her work has appeared in the anthology I to I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists and the Lexington Herald-Leader. She is the editor of Peaceways, a newsletter published by the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.
Lynn Pruett is the author of the novel Ruby River, published by Grove Atlantic. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University and at the Carnegie Center. Her recent work has been published in the anthologies, On the Mason-Dixon Line and Angle of Vision, and in the journals, The Louisville Review and Arts and Letters.
Pam Sexton is a writer, artist, and activist. She has published in Limestone, High Performance Magazine, Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky Feminists, and Crossing Troublesome. She is the winner of the Leadingham poetry prize from the Frankfort Arts Association. She has taught at the University of Kentucky and the Carnegie Center and holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University.