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Bingham, Sallie

Sallie Bingham

  • Name(s)
    • Sallie Bingham
  • Date of Birth
    • January 22, 1937
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Boston, Massachusetts, -early 1960s
    • New York, early 1960s-1977
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1977-1991
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1991-present
  • Education
    • M. A. in English, magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958
    • The Louisville Collegiate School for Girls, 1954
    • Ballard Public School, Louisville
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • First place, Glimmer Train Short-Short Fiction Award, 2004
    • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Trangressions, 2002
    • Second place, Glimmer Train Short-Short Fiction Award, 2002
    • Negative Capability Short Fiction Award, 1999
    • Fellowship from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 1989, 1990
    • The Greensboro Review Fiction Award, 1986
    • Fellowship from Yaddo, 1984, 1986
    • Fellowship from MacDowell Colony, 1983, 1985, 1987
    • Dana Reed Prize, Radcliffe College, 1958
  • Employment
    • Founder of the Santa Fe Stages, 1991-1995
    • Founder of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University, 1989
    • Publisher, The American Voice, 1989
    • Founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1986
    • Director of the National Book Critics Circle, 1988-1990
    • Editor for The Courier-Journal, Louisville Kentucky, c.1983-1989
    • Teacher at The University of Louisville, c.1981-
    • Boston Athenaeum, Boston
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Author
    • Playwright
    • Teacher
    • Activist

Bird, Jessica

  • Name(s)
    • Jessica Bird
    • Pseudonym: J. R. Ward
    • Jessica Rowley Pell Bird Blakemore
  • Date of Birth
    • 1969
    • Massachusetts
  • Residence(s)
    • Northampton, Massachusetts
    • New Albany, New York
    • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, c.2002-present
  • Education
    • Law, Albany Law School, Albany, New York
    • B.A. in History and Art History, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Life Events
    • Married John Neville Blakemore III, 2001
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Romance for Lover at Last, 2013
    • RT (Romantic Times) Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best Vampire Romance for Lover Unleashed, 2011
    • Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Romance for Lover Unleashed, 2011
    • Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Romance for Lover Mine, 2010
    • P.E.A.R.L. (Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature) for Best Overall Paranormal Romance and Best Vampire Romance for Lover Avenged, 2009
    • P.E.A.R.L. (Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature) for Best Vampire Romance for Lover Enshrined, 2008
    • Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for Lover Revealed, 2008
    • Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance for From the First, 2007
    • RT (Romantic Times) Reviewer's Choice Award for Lover Awakened, 2006
    • RT (Romantic Times) Reviewer's Choice Award for Lover Unbound, 2006
  • Employment
    • Professional Novelist
    • Chief of Staff, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Lawyer

Birney, James Gillespie, Jr.

James Gillespie Birney, Jr.

  • Name(s)
    • James Gillespie Birney, Jr.
  • Date of Birth
    • February 4, 1792
    • Danville, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • November 25, 1857
    • Perth Amboy, New Jersey
    • Buried in Williamsburg Cemetery, Groveland, New York
  • Residence(s)
    • 1814-1818, Danville, KY
    • 1818-1832, Alabama
    • 1832-1835, Danville, KY
    • 1835-1837, Cincinnati, OH
    • 1837-1857, New York 
  • Education
    • Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
    • College of New Jersey (Princeton University), graduated 1810
  • Life Events
    • Married Agatha McDowell, February 1, 1816
    • Kentucky House of Representatives, 1816-1818
    • Married Elizabeth Potts Fitzhugh, 1840
  • Employment
    • 1814-, Lawyer, Danville, KY
    • 1816-1818, Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Occupation(s)
    • Lawyer
    • Politician
    • Author

Blair, Ronald Wolford

Ronald Wolford Blair

  • Name(s)
    • Ronald Wolford Blair
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Norwood, Ohio
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Life Events
    • Is a Kentucky Colonel
    • Member of the Civil War Trust for the preservation of Civil War Battlefields
    • Member of the Kentucky Historical Society
    • Member of Friends of Henry Clay
    • Member of the Morgan's Men Association
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Kentucky History Award from the Kentucky Historical Society for Wild Wolf: The Great Civil War Rivalry
    • Contributing author for Kentucky's Civil War: 1861-1865, which one a Governor's Award
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Historian 
    • Lecturer
    • Writer

Blooms, Ashley

Ashley Blooms

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  • Name(s)
    • Ashley Blooms
  • Date of Birth
    • Cutshin, Leslie County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Cutshin, Leslie County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., John and Renee Grisham Fellow, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Clarion Writer's Workshop
    • Tin House Winter Workshop
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Contributor
      • The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror
      • Fantasy & Science Fiction
      • Strange Horizons
      • Shimmer
      • Oxford American
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer