Lis Anna-Langston is a Parents’ Choice Gold Book Award winner, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner, the Dante Rossetti First Place Award winner for YA Fiction, Literary Classics Gold winner, two time Pushcart nominee, and recipient of the Helene Wurlitzer Grant. She is the author of Tupelo Honey, Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond and the short story collection, Tolstoy & the Checkout Girl. Born in the South she loves writing about misfits, screw ups, outlaws and people who generally don't fit into nicely labeled boxes. She loves zany, wild rides and is the recipient of many fancy awards and featured in over forty publications.
Raised amid fabulous wealth and staggering poverty as a macrobiotic vegan Buddhist in the Mississippi River Delta region by a family descended from Cherokee Indians and drug dealers, she spent her entire middle school and high school career at a school for the Creative and Performing Arts, then went on to study Literature at Webster University and Creative Writing at University of North Carolina at Asheville. She's lived all over, from Taos to Gettysburg, Florida to St Louis. Before writing full time, she worked in sales and marketing, and has her own publicist on quick dial. She loves old rotary phones, fireflies on warm summer nights, French hip-hop, falling in love, and all woodland creatures, especially of the alien variety.
Her short fiction has been published in dozens of literary journals including: Steel Toe Review, Cactus Heart Press, Per Contra, Storyacious, Gravel Literary, Bedlam Publishing, The Merrimack Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Kaaterskill Basin Journal, Sand Hill Review, Conclave, Milk Journal and The MacGuffin Literary Review.
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Thrice Fiction, No. 18, December 31, 2016Read
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