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Memo: 2019 Membership
Sam Van Heukelom, Treasurer
Ennice, NC 28623
* Charter member
Born and raised in Alleghany County. Tim mainly enjoys writing short stories and poems and appreciates the knowledge, gentle critiques and friendly fellowship of the group.
A graduate of UNC-G, spent her working years in the DC area – the last 30 years as financial aide to the founders of Marriott International. Now retired, she has just completed her second work of historical fiction Allie – Musings of a 20th Century Pioneer.
Returned to her roots almost 40 years ago with her husband to hand build their forever home on the side of a mountain. She divides her time between gardening (and the resulting food preservation), home renovation, and writing. She has written two books, Boyhood Daze and Other Stories: Growing Up Happy During the Great Depression and Living on the Diagonal: Mountain Musings and is working on a third. She blogs for Mother Earth News Magazine and on her personal blog, livingonthediagonal.com.
Retired in the mountains to write and found myself starting a writers community. Love the camaraderie of fellow writers and still find time to post stories, memoir, and anything else that comes off the top of my red head. coppertopcollins.com
Jill is a writer & photographer from Atlanta, who escapes to the Blue Ridge Mountains at every chance. She writes historical fiction & is currently working on a novel about Winston Churchill's cousin, sculptor Clare Sheridan. Visit Jill on Instagram @jillevanswriter and on her website at www.jillevans.com.
Michelle is a fiction & essay writer who also practices real estate. Originally from the northeast, she moved to NC in 1983 and in Ashe County since 1996.
Resident of Alleghany County, NC since 1972. Suzanne is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and took her education to serve in Alleghany County School system since 1973. Currently on the Board of Education since 2016. She enjoys delving deeper into New Testament stories. She also likes to write about the history and character studies of local people, especially the Irwin family. Please visit stratfordoakstales.com to learn more about the legacy of Stratford Oaks Farm.
A former editor and paralegal, Claudia assists her husband Donn with his writing projects. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking nearby mountain trails with Milo, their lab-mix dog.
A dog lover and tinkerer, Donn has been writing suspense-filled novels and short stories at his Alleghany County home the past ten years. Learn more about Donn's writing at https://DRShoultz.com
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