Donna Glee Williams
I was born in Mexico, with rambling roots all over, these days I make my home in the mountains of North Carolina, though the place I lived the longest is New Orleans. After graduating there from Newcomb and Charity Hospital School of Nursing, I earned an MFA and PhD from LSU. My short fiction has received a nomination for the Pushcart Prize, finalist status multiple times in Writers of the Future, Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois’s Best Science Fiction of the Year anthology, and performance onstage in Hollywood as a finalist in SCI Fest LA. The imagined pre-industrial societies of my fantasy novels The Braided Path (EDGE), Dreamers (EDGE), and The Night Field (forthcoming in 2023 from Jo Fletcher) owe a lot to the time I’ve spent wayfaring across 4 continents. My poetry has appeared in The Bellingham Review, The New Orleans Review, The New Laurel Review, The New Delta Review, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Maple Leaf Rag, Writing from the Inside, The Beltane Papers, Mesechabe, The Fly, The Science Fiction Association’s Star*Line, and Friends Journal. These days I earn my crumb by editing, private mentoring, and dreamwork, but in the past I’ve done the dance as turnabout crew (aka, “maid”) on a schooner, as a librarian, as an environmental activist, as a registered nurse , as a teacher, and for an embarrassingly long stint as a professional student.