Student Success: Books & Awards

Tasha Cotter

Some Churches (Gold Wake Press), book of poetry (read a review here)
That Bird Your Heart (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook
Girl in the Cave (TreeLight Books: 2016 anthology) poetry chapbook
Torch (Delphi Poetry Series, Blue Lyra Press 2016) chapbook


Earl P. Dean

Orschy's Gift is Five Bright Stars, a spec fic zine


Deana Nantz Hays

Fits of Wrath & Irony (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook


Russell Helms

The Ground Catches Everything (2015, Roundfire Books) novel
Famine (2016, forthcoming, Knut House Press) novel


Libby Falk Jones

Above the Eastern Treetops, Blue (Finishing Line Press), poetry chapbook


Markus Jones

How the Butcher Bird Finds Her Voice (Five Oaks Press) (Spring 2017), novel


Thomas Miller

Nightrunner (Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction), novel


Bill Mullen

Red Nocturne, Roundfire Books, novel


Parker Ashley Owens

Gnome Harvest, (orginially Double Dragon Press) self published, novel
Owner of KY Story, publisher of twenty anthologies and six chapbooks


Eliot Parker

Making Arrangements (Sunstone Press), novel
Breakdown at Clear River (Mid-Atlantic Highlands Press), novel
Fragile Brilliance (Roundfire Books) novel
--2016 finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize (part of the Pat Conroy Book Prize)
--Bronze Award from National Literary Habitat Organization for mystery/thriller writing
Recipient of the West Virginia Award for Literary Merit, 2016


Christopher Rowe

Sandstorm: A Forgotten Realms Novel (Wizards of the Coast), novel
Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories (Small Beer Press), short story collection


Whitnee Thorp

Kintsukuroi, placed 3rd in the South Dakota Poetry Society's chapbook contest, poetry chapbook
Cicurate, won the South Dakota Poetry Society's chapbook contest, poetry chapbook
--Director on the board of directors for the South Dakota Poetry Society


Brian Tucker

Wheelman (Vox Dei, print/ebook) novel
Baptisms & Dogs: Stories (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) story cycle
--2012 Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature Finalist 


Phillip Wentirine

Recipient of Fulbright Scholarship to Portugal
--Cultural ambassador for the US by teaching humanities and chronicling stories about local customs
Recipient of Bonnie Plummer Scholarship
--To study creative writing in Portugal during residency and the Disquiet Literary Conference
A Search for Cheap Wine, self-published Amazon anthology, mixed genre

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