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Cobb, Irvin S.

Irvin S. Cobb

  • Name(s)
    • Irvin S. Cobb
    • Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • Date of Birth
    • June 23, 1876
    • Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 10, 1944
    • Manhattan, New York
    • Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, 1876-1904
    • New York City, New York, 1904-1944
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married Laura Spencer Baker Cobb, one daughter
    • Hosted the Seventh Academy Awards, 1935
  • Awards and Recognitions 
  • Employment
    • Professional actor, in 10 movies between 1932-1938
    • Chairman of the AAPA (Authors and Artists Committee of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment), 1919-
    • Staff writer for The Saturday Evening Post in New York City, 1911
    • Staff writer for the Evening World and Sunday World in New York City, 1904
    • Managing editor of the Paducah Daily News, c.1895
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Journalist
    • Humorist
    • Writer
    • Actor

Coleman, J. Winston

J. Winston Coleman, Jr.

  • Name(s)
    • J. Winston Coleman
    • John Winston Coleman, Jr.
  • Date of Birth
    • November 5, 1898
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • May 4, 1983
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Albany, New York
    • Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky
    • Winburn farm, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1929
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1920
    • Morton High School, Lexington, Kentucky, 1916
  • Life Events
    • President of the Lexington Cemetery Company, 30 years
    • President of the Kentucky Society, Sons of the Revolution, 1944-1946
    • Member of the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation
    • Member of the George Rogers Clark Memorial Commission
    • Member of the Kentucky Civil War Commisson
    • Member of the American Antiquarian Society
    • Thirty-Third degree Mason, the Masonic Lodge, 1967
    • Member of Book Thieves, a group of historians
    • Married Burnetta Zumwalt Mullen, 1930
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Eastern Kentucky University, 1976
    • Inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, University of Kentucky, 1965.
    • Honorary Doctorate of Law, Transylvania University, 1969
    • Named a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, 1953
    • Honorary Doctorate of Literature, University of Kentucky, 1949
    • Honorary Doctorate of Literature, Lincoln Memorial University, 1945
    • Awarded a Certificate of Commendation, American Association of State and Local History
    • Named an honorary member of the Lexington Rotary Club
  • Employment
    • Farmer, Winburn farm, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1936-1966
    • Co-founder of the construction company Coleman and Davis, Inc. with John W. Davis, Lexington, Kentucky, 1924-1936
    • Green & Taylor Electric Company, Hazard Kentucky
    • Fort Orange Paper, Co., Albany, New York
    • American Telephone & Telegraph, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Engineer
    • Writer
    • Historian
    • Collector

Collins, P. Faye

P. Faye Collins

Photo: Linkedin

  • Name(s)
    • P. Faye Collins
    • Faye Collins
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Northern Kentucky
  • Education
    • Rank I Certification in Social Studies Education, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • M.A. in Education, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • B.S. in Political Science and Government, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
  • Life events
    • Married
  • Employment
    • Adjunct Professor, American Politics, Northern Kentucky University.
    • Teacher, Dixie Heights High School, 20 years
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Blogger, kentuckywinelover.com
    • Writer

Collins, Whitney

Whitney Collins

Photo: Linkedin

  • Name(s)
    • Whitney Collins
  • Date of Birth
    • March 16
  • Residences
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • MFA, Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing, Louisville, Kentucky, 2018
    • BA in Creative Writing, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1995
    • Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut , 1988-1991
  • Awards and Recognition(s)
    • 2019 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
    • 2020 Pushcart Prize
    • 2020 Pushcart Special Mention
    • 2020 American Short(er) Fiction Prize
    • 2021 First place in Grist's ProForma Contesta
  • Employment
    • Author Academy mentor at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
    • Contributor
      • AGNI
      • Shenandoah
      • American Short Fiction
      • Gulf Coast
      • Slice
      • The Greensboro Review
      • The Pinch
      • Ninth Letter
      • Grist
      • Catapult's Tiny Nightmares
      • McSweeney's Internet Tendency
      • Salon
      • Huffington Post
    • Contributing editor
      • The Weeklings
    • Book reviewer for Barnes and Noble
    • Editorial board member of The Big Jewel
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity

Combs, Sara Walter

  • Name(s)
    • Sara Walter Combs
  • Date of Birth
    • August 24, 1948
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Fern Hill Farm, Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in French, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1970
    • M.A. in French, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1971
    • J.D., University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1979
  • Life Events
    • First woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Kentucky
    • Married to Bert T. Combs
  • Employment
    • Appellate judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 28+ years
    • Judge, Supreme Court of Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Judge
    • Writer

Conn, Bobi

Bobi Conn

Photo: Bobi Conn

  • Name(s)
    • Bobi Conn
  • Date of Birth
    • Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Residences
    • Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.A. in English (creative writing), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, 2007
    • B.A., Philosophy, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 2001
  • Life events
  • Employment
    • Proposal and content writer, ProLink Staffing, 2021-present
    • Lyfebulb Ambassador, 2020-present
    • Technical writer/environmental scientist, Palmer Engineering, 2012-2021
    • Technical writer, NTT Data, 2011-2012
    • Instructor, Eastern Kentucky University, 2008-2011
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity

Cope, Steven R.

  • Name(s)
    • Steven R. Cop
    • S. R. Cope
  • Date of Birth
    • July 3, 1949
    • Frenchburg, Menifee County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Frenchburg, Menifee County, Kentucky
    • Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognition(s)
    • Trailblazer Award from Airplay International for album Judas-Tree Ridge, 1999
    • Nominee, Pushcart Prize
    • Kentucky Arts Council Award
    • Academy of American Poets Award
    • Award from Borestone Mountain
  • Employment
    • Freelance writer
    • Professor of Literature and Writing, intermittent
      • Eastern Kentucky University
      • Morehead State University
      • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Poet
    • Musician
    • Writer
    • Songwriter

Corbin, Sean L.

Sean L. Corbin

Photo: The Leper Dreams of Snow, back cover

  • Name(s)
    • Sean L. Corbin
  • Date of Birth
    • November 8, 2983
    • Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky
  • Residences
    • Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • M.A. in English Literature, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2014
    • B.F.A. in Creative Writing, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 2011
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Best of Net Nominee, Still: the Journal, 2018
    • Second Prize, Flo Gault Poetry Prize, 2008
    • Featured guest at the Gateway Regional Arts Center and the Holler Poets Series
  • Employment
    • Graduate assistant, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Contributor
      • Still: The Journal
      • Vine Leaves
      • JMWW
      • little leo
      • Solidago
    • Simulation Operator, Frontier Nursing University
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Cornett, John

John Cornett

  • Name(s)
    • John Cornett
    • John Eldon Cornett
  • Date of Birth
    • January 10, 1948
    • Oneida, Clay County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Oneida, Clay County, Kentucky
    • London, Laurel County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • London High School
    • University of Kentucky, B. S. in Civil Engineering, 1970
  • Awards
    • Laurel County Homecoming Outstanding Author Award
  • Employment
    • Senior Engineering Branch Manager of Construction in Kentucky
  • Occupation(s)
    • Civil Engineer
    • Writer
    • Photographer

Cotter, Joseph S., Sr.

Joseph S. Cotter, Sr.

  • Name(s)
    • Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr.
  • Date of Birth
    • February 2, 1861
    • Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • March 14, 1949
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Life Events
    • Married Maria F. Cox, July 22, 1891. Children: Leonidas, Florence Olivia, and Joseph Cotter, Jr.
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Employment
    • Cloverport Public Schools
    • Louisville Public Schools
    • Paul Laurence Dunbar School
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor School
  • Occupation(s)
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Composer

Cotter also often contributed to periodicals such as the Louisville Courier-Journal (from 1884), National Baptist Magazine (1894-1908), Voice of the Negro (1904-07), Southern Teachers Advocate (Kentucky; 1905-6), and Alexander's Magazine (1909).

Cotton, Ralph W.

Ralph W. Cotton

  • Name(s)
    • Ralph W. Cotton
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Hernando County, Florida
  • Education
    • Formal education through seventh grade
    • Later received his GED while in the military
    • Attended classes in psychology, English, and literature at Jefferson Community College in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married Mary Lynn
    • Served for two years in the United States Army
  • Awards and Recognitions 
    • Pulitzer Prize nomination for While Angels Dance, 1994
    • On Ingram's list of top 50 list for westerns
  • Employment
    • Signet-Dutton Publishing
    • Served as a lay-minister for the Lutheran Church of America
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer

RANGER SAM BURRACK

  1. Montana Red (1998)
  2. Badlands (1998)
  3. Justice (1999)
  4. Border Dogs (1999)
  5. Misery Express (2002); alternate title: Blue Star Tattoo
  6. Blood Rock (2001)
  7. Jurisdiction (2002)
  8. Vengeance Is a Bullet (2003); alternate title: Vengeance
  9. Sabre's Edge (2003)
  10. Hell's Riders (2004)
  11. Showdown at Rio Sagrado (2004)
  12. Dead Man's Canyon (2004)
  13. Killing Plain (2005)
  14. Black Mesa (2005)
  15. Trouble Creek (2006)
  16. Gunfight at Cold Devil (2006)
  17. Guns on the Border (2007); alternate title: Sabio's Redemption
  18. Killing Texas Bob (2007)
  19. Nightfall at Little Aces (2008)
  20. Ambush at Shadow Valley (2006); alternate title: Shadow Valley
  21. Showdown at Hole-In-The-Wall (2009)
  22. Riders From Long Pines (2009)
  23. A Hanging in Wild Wind (2010)
  24. Black Valley Riders (2010)
  25. Lawman From Nogales (2011)
  26. Wildfire (2012)
  27. Lookout Hill (2012)
  28. Valley of the Gun (2012)
  29. High Wild Desert (2013)
  30. Red Moon (2013)
  31. Lawless Trail (2013)
  32. Twisted Hills (2014)
  33. Shadow River (2014)
  34. Golden Riders (2014)
  35. Mesa Grande (2015)
  36. Scalpers (2015)
  37. Showdown at Gun Hill (2015)
  38. Payback at Big Silver (2015)
  39. A Ranger's Trail (2019)

JESTON NASH

  1. While Angels Dance (1994)
  2. Powder River (1995)
  3. Price of a Horse (1996)
  4. Cost of a Killing (1996)
  5. Killers of Man (1997)
  6. Trick of the Trade (1997)

DANNY DUGGIN (with Ralph Compton)

  1. Death Rides a Chestnut Mare (1999)
  2. The Shadow of a Noose (2000)
  3. Riders of Judgment (2001)
  4. Death Along the Cimarron (2003)

DEAD OR ALIVE Trilogy

  1. Hangman's Choice (2000)
  2. Devil's Due (2001)
  3. Blood Money (2002)

GUNMAN'S REPUTATION

  1. Gunman's Song (2004)
  2. Between Hell and Texas (2004)
  3. The Law in Somos Santos (2005)
  4. Bad Day at Willow Creek (2006)
  5. Fast Guns Out of Texas (2007)
  6. Ride to Hell's Gate (2008)

WILL SUMMERS

  1. Summers' Horses (2011)
  2. Incident at Gunn Point (2012)
  3. Dark Horses (2014)

GUN CULTURE

  1. Friend of a Friend (2015)
  2. Season of the Wind (2017)

Covington, Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson Covington

  • Name(s)
    • Carol Wilson Covington
  • Date of Birth
    • Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Mayfield City School Board, 21 years
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity

Cox, Joe

Joe Cox

  • Name(s)
    • Joe Cox
  • Date of Birth
    • September 15, 1980
  • Residence(s)
    • Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Doctor of Law (J.D.) in Law, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2005
    • B.A. in English and Government, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Married, two children
  • Employment
    • Attorney, Cole, Loney & Cox, PLLC, 2016-present
    • Freelance Columnist, Saturday Down South, 2016-present
    • Sports Broadcast, GLICOD, 2018-present
    • Attorney, Michael K. Bishop & Associates, P.S.C., 2005-2015
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Lawyer
    • Broadcaster
    • Writer