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January 13, 2022

The InKY Reading Series is a free author series broadcast live on Zoom. Watch archived readings on the LLA YouTube channel.

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After a long career as a professional dancer and dance educator, Lynn Slaughter earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She writes coming-of-age romantic mysteries and is the author of the newly released Leisha’s Song, a Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bronze medalist; While I Danced, an EPIC finalist; It Should Have Been You, a Silver Falchion finalist; and Deadly Setup (forthcoming from Fire and Ice, 2022). She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she’s at work on her next novel and serves as the President of Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Ohio River Valley chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Lynn Slaughter

Kentucky poet, folklorist, and educator Sarah McCartt-Jackson has been published by Indiana Review, Journal of American Folklore, The Maine Review, and many others. She received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, and has served as artist-in-residence for Great Smoky Mountains, Catoctin Mountain, Homestead, and Acadia National Parks, among other residencies. Her poetry books include Stonelight (Airlie Press, winner of the Arlie Prize, Phillip H. McMath Poetry Award, and the Weatherford Award in Poetry), Calf Canyon (Brain Mill Press), Vein of Stone (Porkbelly Press), and Children Born on the Wrong Side of the River (winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Prize, Casey Shay Press). She teaches poetry, environmental education, and elementary school. 


Sarah McCartt-Jackson


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