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Cast Spotlight: Ashlea Kelly

April 17, 2017

Born & raised in Georgia, Ashlea Kelly, has been frantically filling up diaries since she was 8 years old. Surrounded by her beautifully dysfunctional family, she spent most of her childhood as a shy observer, writing & in the dance studio doing ballet, until she discovered theater in high school. Ashlea is a graduate of Valdosta State University, where she majored in Communications. She began her official internship with motherhood in August 2000, when her surprise little package (aka: “daughter”) came along and stole her heart. She then jumped into the corporate world, spent a decade in Louisiana, where she finally realized that maybe it wasn’t too late to grow up and live your dreams. . she began acting in 2009, right after becoming a mommy again, to her big hearted boy “Max”. Now back in Georgia, she’s finally feeling “at home” again, surrounded once more by her crazy wonderful family. Ashlea lives […]

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Cast Spotlight: June Ash Moore

April 14, 2017

June Ash Moore graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Theatre Performance. She is a native Kansan but has spent 10 years living in the South. Her claim to fame is running 13 races in 2013. Her stupid human trick is mimicking farm animal voices. She has performed in and directed numerous community theatre productions. Currently she shares her passion for theatre with the students at The Habersham School in Savannah. In her spare time she hangs on the beach with her daughter, vacuums up her dog’s hair, avoids cooking for her husband, and binges Friends. For 10 years she blogged about infertility, adoption and travel, your normal unfocused stream of consciousness blog. The blog is still there as a neglected reminder of her former obsession. She loves writing and her computer is full of half finished future best seller projects. Her next goal is completing a master degree in theatre […]

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Cast Spotlight: Jill Swenson

April 13, 2017

Jill Swenson is a retired elementary school teacher who is currently polishing her writing skills. She was born on a farm outside of Buffalo, NY. but at the age of six, her family relocated to Atlanta where she has lived ever since. After her first marriage went south, she remained in the south and met her wonderful current husband who recently calls himself Santa. Together they raised two beautiful daughters who are the joy of their lives. Since retiring from the classroom, she has become a local storyteller sharing stories of her childhood, family life, and favorite folk and fairy tales. She tells stories at local festivals, Stories on the Square, Cluster Groups and in local schools. She is currently working on her first picture books. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jill and I found out at the age of 62 that I was a mistake–an unexpected third child. […]

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Cast Spotlight: Alison M. Paul

April 12, 2017

Alison Paul loves roosters, magnolia trees, sunsets, and sweet tea. But she loves a good story best of all. Born and raised in Florida, she made her way to Atlanta just in time for the ’96 Olympics. She has degrees in English and Humanities, but after computers were invented she changed course, and currently works as a freelance graphic and web designer. Her musings on life and motherhood can be found at cluckandstrut.blogspot.com and atlanta.citymomsblog.com. She lives in Marietta with 1 husband, 2 teenagers, and 3 dogs. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Alison and I am a die-hard suburbanite and homebody. But, I love trying new things, and can’t wait to see what I am going to be when I grow up. I enjoy working for myself, writing blog posts, reading good, juicy books, and laughing with loved ones. My kids, ages 17 and 14, are the center […]

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Cast Spotlight: Soniah Kamal

April 11, 2017

Soniah Kamal is a Pushcart Prize nominated essayist and fiction writer. Her debut novel An Isolated Incident was a finalist for the Townsend Award for Fiction, the KLF French Fiction Prize, and is an Amazon Rising Star pick. Soniah’s work has appeared in The New York Times, TEDx , The Guardian, Chicago Quarterly Review, Buzzfeed, Catapult, The Missing Slate, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Huffington Post, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, The Normal School, ArtsATL and more. Her essays and short stories are included in The Best Asian Short Stories, award winning anthologies and have been short listed for the Sequestrum Editor’s Reprint Award, The Agnes Scott Festival Award, the Payton James Freeman Prize and more and are recommended reads by VELA and Longreads. Soniah is the recipient of the Susan B. Irene Award from St. Johns College and a Paul Bowles Fiction Fellowship from Georgia State University. Soniah was born in Pakistan, grew up in […]

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