Artist/writer Jan B. Parker lives and works in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Her publishing credits include: The Broad River Review , GERM Magazine , LitSnack, Main Street Rag Quarterly Journal, Manzanita Writers Press' Wine, Cheese and Chocolate, MoonShine Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pear Noir!, Press 53 Open Awards Anthology 2009, South Writ Large, Voices From the Porch,, and Writing Through Your Divorce: The Blog.
Jan’s award credits include:
2013 One week Writers’ Residency at the Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC,
2013 Second Place in the Beaufort County Literary Competition,
2011 Second Place in the Methodist University Southern Writers' Symposium Emerging Writers' Competition,
2010 Finalist in the Rash Awards, Gardner Webb University,
2010 Honorable Mention in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, and
2009 First Place Novella in The Press 53 Open Awards.
Currently, Jan is shopping her first collection of short stories, Hot August Reunion, while she’s preparing her second novel for presentation to literary agent Robin Miura. Jan is an active Trustee on the Board for North Carolina Writers Network and she's in her fifth year of co-hosting Third Thursday Open Mic Night at Stars Theater and Art Center in Fuquay-Varina. This popular monthly event is sponsored by Main Street Rag, a Charlotte-based indy press. Please visit Jan on Facebook, her author page on FB, and the Third Thursday on FB.