Photo: Rebecca Beatrice Miller, August 2013
Marly Youmans is the author of six novels: LITTLE JORDAN (David R. Godine, Publisher, 1995); CATHERWOOD (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996); THE WOLF PIT (FSG, 2001, The Michael Shaara Award); and VAL/ORSON (UK: P. S. Publishing, 2009); A DEATH AT THE WHITE CAMELLIA ORPHANAGE (Mercer University Press, 2012, The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction); and GLIMMERGLASS (Mercer, 2014.) In addition, she has published two Appalachian fantasies for young adults, THE CURSE OF THE RAVEN MOCKER (FSG, 2003) and INGLEDOVE (FSG, 2005). Her poetry collections are: THALIAD, an epic adventure in verse from Phoenicia Publishing of Montreal, 2012; THE FOLIATE HEAD, from Stanza Press (UK, 2012); THE THRONE OF PSYCHE (Mercer University Press, 2011); and CLAIRE( Louisiana State University, 2003). Due out in 2015: MAZE OF BLOOD from Mercer. A reprint of CATHERWOOD will appear soon as well. She is a native of the Carolinas currently living in a snowbank in Cooperstown, New York with her husband and three children.