"True Story!" #7 is almost here, and boy, have we a bevy of truth-tellers to tell you about. See you on Thursday 11/18.
Jack Walsh occasionally writes things down, but mainly he does long interviews with lots of people and carves them up into stuff that usually makes sense. So, he's responsible for what can loosely be called "writing" on the WPBA magazine program This is Atlanta, much of which he also shoots, edits, and produces.
He is also the co-writer and co-producer of Get Delicious! and most recently directed and co-wrote the documentary “Four Days at Dragon*Con,” which may or may not be aired nationally depending on some legal crap still being hashed out. His work has received 13 Telly Awards, and he has won a Southeast Regional Emmy—and lost eight others.
A former music journalist, Anna Schachner holds a MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and a M.A. in English Literature from Georgia State University. She writes short stories, many of which have been published in literary journals such as Puerto del Sol, Ontario Review, and Calyx, and has won several national story-writing contests. She also writes novels, the most recent of which is set in Mexico, her favorite place in the world. She teaches Creative Writing full-time at Georgia Perimeter College, where she was the former Fiction Editor of The Chattahoochee Review, and part-time at Emory University. She runs a small jewelry design business and dog-walking service as well, providing her time to “think out” plot, which, in attempting to stay alive as a writer, she has only recently fully embraced, much to her delight.
Kimberlee Payton is an attorney, writer, and theologian. She is originally from Washington, DC. She worked as a prosecutor in the Illinois, as a legal journalist in Washington, DC, and worked in the legal and business publishing in San Francisco and Atlanta.
She is currently at student at Candler School of Theology and is the inaugaral candidate for the JSD, a doctorate in law and religion, at Emory Law School.
Currently, she is working on a long overdue manuscript, SavingRace, to be published by Prometheus Books, and her online essay series, "Single Ladee Chronicles" and "Church Ladee Chronicles," at purposefulee.com.