These four authors hail from North Carolina where the mountains can be blue and the ocean can be green. One thing’s for certain, there’s just as much local color in their writing. From the past to the present and everything in between, the south never looked so beautiful.

Heather Bell Adams

Heather Bell Adams

Heather Bell Adams grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina and now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Geoff, and their son, Davis. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law, she is a lawyer practicing business litigation with an Atlanta-based law firm. Heather has published personal essays, poetry, and short fiction in a variety of online and print publications. She is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network, the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the Appalachian Writers Association.

Caitlin Cauley

Caitlin Cauley

Caitlin Cauley is a NC born and bred, NC State alum, current barista-without-a-cause who works on writing on the side. Living in Raleigh and occupying the space somewhere between bohemian and bourgeois all while striving for good old Southern manners, pronouncing “pen” and “pin” the same way, and adding at least two extra syllables to her four-letter words.

A.A. Garrison

A.A. Garrison

A.A. Garrison is a twenty-nine-year-old man living in the mountains of North Carolina, where he writes and does landscaping work. His short fiction, from speculative to literary to experimental, has appeared in dozens of zines, anthologies, and web journals, published in America, Canada, and abroad. Also, his fiction has appeared on the Pseudopod horror webcast. He is the author of the post-apocalyptic horror novel, The End of Jack Cruz from Montag Press, which is soon to be made into a play of the same name. He is currently preparing his other novels for publication.

Eryk Pruitt

Eryk Pruitt

Eryk Pruitt is a screenwriter, author and filmmaker living in Durham, NC with his wife Lana and cat Busey. His short film FOODIE has won film festivals across the United States. His fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Speculative Edge, Mad Scientist Review, and Pantheon Magazine, among others. He currently is writing for the stage and shopping his first novel.