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North Carolina Authors and Illustrators

The following is a list of authors and illustrators with ties to North Carolina – compiled by past president Mary Jo Floyd. Some live here now, others grew up here or have family roots here. Because this is an incomplete list, please send suggestions and updates to mjfloyd@bellsouth.net.

Many of these authors and illustrators can be found on the following two websites:  Writers and Illustrators of North Carolina – http://www.wincbooks.com/index.htm and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – http://www.scbwicarolinas.org/.  The UNC-Chapel Hill Library has a listing of novels set in North Carolina which includes many children and young adult authors from our state, http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/ncnovels/index.php/authors-2/.  Check out the Literary Map of North Carolina and see how many authors are from your county.

Also, the Roads Scholars program of the NC Humanities Council includes many adult authors that may be of interest to local reading councils.  These speakers are free of charge.  Check out this extensive listing at http://nchumanities.org/programs/road-scholars.  Other websites of interest are the NC Writers’ Network, http://www.ncwriters.org/ and the NC Literary Hall of Fame, http://www.weymouthcenter.org/nc-literary-hall-of-fame/.

Don’t forget that local independent bookstores serve as resources and often link to local authors.  Many communities have writers’ support groups offering workshops, contests, critiques, and other writing activities.  Book and literary festivals also offer opportunities to meet writers and illustrators from North Carolina.

Bemis, John Claude – http://johnclaudebemis.com/  john@johnclaudebemis.com

Brantley-Newton, Vanessa http://oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com/    oohlaladesignstudio@gmail.com

Brown, Tameka Fryer – http://www.tamekafryerbrown.com/

Card, Orson Scott Card (Greensboro)  http://www.hatrack.com/

Carmichael, Clay (Carrboro) http://oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com/  wildthings@mindspring.com

Carris, Joan – http://www.joancarrisbooks.com/

Christensen, Bonnie (Wilson) http://www.bonniechristensen.com/  bannuccia@yahoo.com

Crane, Carol (Holly Springs) http://www.carolcrane.org/   ccranelit@aol.com

Dessen, Sarah (Chapel Hill) http://sarahdessen.com/

Dowell, Frances O’Roark (Durham) http://www.francesdowell.com/  publicity@sawgrassmedia.com

Dubowski, Cathy East  cathyeastdubowski@mac.com

Ebel, Julia Taylor (Jamestown) http://www.juliaebel.com/

Flood, Pansie Hart (Greenville) floodpan@embarqmail.com

Gill, David Macinnis (Wilmington) http://davidmacinnisgill.com/

Gratz, Alan (Penland) – http://alangratz.blogspot.com/ bigcheese@alangratz.com

Gray, Luli    http://www.wincbooks.com/luligray.htm ;  250 South Estes Drive Chapel Hill NC 27512

Greene, Stephanie http://stephaniegreenebooks.com/wp/

Haley, Gail E.  (Blowing Rock) http://www.gailehaley.com/  haley_gail@hotmail.com

Hartley, A.J. (Charlotte) – http://ajhartley.net/

Hawes, Louise  http://www.louisehawes.com/

Heyes, Eileen  http://eileenheyes.com/  eileenh@eileenheyes.com

Hicks, Betty (Greensboro)    us.macmillan.com/author/bettyhicks

Holub, Joan (Raleigh) http://www.joanholub.com/  joanholub@aol.com

Hostetter, Joyce Moyer  http://joycemoyerhostetter.info/  moyergirl@charter.net

Houston, Gloria (western NC) http://www.gloriahouston.com/

Hurmence, Belinda (Raleigh) bhurmence@nc.rr.com

Hutton, John (Winston-Salem)   john.hutton@salem.edu

Johnson, J.J. – http://www.jjjohnsonauthor.com/  jj@jjjohnsonauthor.com

Laminack, Lester (Asheville) – http://www.lesterlaminack.com/index.htm

Lee, Karen (Raleigh) – http://www.karenleeillustration.com/  karen@karenleeillustration.com

Lyons, Kelly Starling – http://www.kellystarlinglyons.com/  email@kellystarlinglyons.com/

McDonald, Dave – http://www.davemcdonald.com/index.html   dave@davemcdonald.com

Messer, Stephen – http://stephenmesser.com/

Norris, Shana (Kinston) – http://www.shananorris.com/  shana@shananorris.com

Ogburn, Jacqueline K.- jacqueline.ogburn@gmail.com

Patterson, Irania Macias (Charlotte)

Perkins, Stephanie (Chapel Hill) – http://www.stephanieperkins.com/

Revis, Beth (Union Mills) http://www.bethrevis.com/   authorbethrevis@gmail.com

Ryan, Carrie (Charlotte) http://www.carrieryan.com/  carrie@carrieryan.com

Salsi, Lynn (Greensboro) http://www.lynnsalsi.com/

Schroder, Monica (NC mtns) – http://www.monikaschroeder.com/

monika.schroeder.author@gmail.com

Tate, Eleanora E. http://www.eleanoraetate.com/  ablessing@members.authorsguild.net

Tiernan, Cate (Durham) – http://catetiernan.net/

Tolan, Stephanie S. (Charlotte) – http://www.stephanietolan.com/  author@stephanietolan.com

Turnage, Sheila (Farmville)  – http://www.sheilaturnage.com  sheila@sheilaturnage.com

Vernon, Ursula (Pittsboro) – http://ursulavernon.com/

Wartski, Maureen Crane(Raleigh)  http://www.maureenwartski.com/  maureen@wartski.org

Washington, Donna – http://www.dlwstoryteller.com/  qbot5@aol.com

Weatherford, Carole Boston – http://cbweatherford.com/contact/  cbwpoet@gmail.com

Wood, Frances M.- http://francesmwood.com/  fmw@francesmwood.com

Wolf, Allan (Asheville)   http://www.allanwolf.com/  allanwolf100@gmail.com

Wright Frierson, Virginia  (Wilmington)   http://vmw-f.com/  vmwf@ec.rr.com

Younger, Barbara (Hillsborough)   http://barbarakyounger.com/   BKYounger@gmail.com.

Out-of-State authors who were born in NC or lived in NC

Holmes, Sara Lewis (DC) http://www.saralewisholmes.com/index.htm

Jones, Elizabeth McDavid (Va) http://www.elizabethmcdavidjones.com/

Moses, Sheila P.   http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Shelia-P-Moses/19361088

Myracle, Lauren     laurenmyracle.com

Osborne, Mary Pope  marypopeosborne.com

Ransome, James www.jamesransome.com    jransomeillustr@aol.com

Additions or questions? Contact Mary Jo Floyd.

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