Carolyn Cades is assistant director of Grants and Community Programs at Virginia Humanities, where she has been a staff member since 2008.
Carrie Callaghan, author of A Light of Her Own, lives in Maryland with her family. Her short fiction has appeared in Weave Magazine, The MacGuffin, Silk Road, and Floodwall. Callaghan is also a senior editor and contributor at the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, co-author of Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: The 300-Year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge, is the current program archaeologist and curator at Fort Bragg’s Cultural Resources Management Program.
A.D. Carson is a performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. His most recent project is an album, titled Sleepwalking 2, which is available to stream. Carson is currently assistant professor of hip-hop and the Global South at the University of Virginia.
Renee Brooks Catacalos, author of The Chesapeake Table: Your Guide to Eating Local, is a local food advocate, former publisher of Edible Chesapeake magazine, and member of the steering team for the Chesapeake Foodshed Network.
Ron Charles is a book critic and feature writer at The Washington Post, where he hosts the Totally Hip Video Book Review. Before coming to the Post in 2005, Charles edited the book section of The Christian Science Monitor in Boston.
Daniel Chávez Landeros, the author of Nicaragua and the Politics of Utopia, is a scholar and an award winning poet from Mexico. He writes about Latin American film and literature and is currently working on projects on representation of Mexican history in comic books.
Nicole Chung is the author of the memoir All You Can Ever Know. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, GQ, and BuzzFeed. She is the editor-in-chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast.
Leone Ciporin has published work including stories in three mystery anthologies and four mini-mysteries in Woman’s World magazine. Her story, “Invisible Women”, appeared in The Hook after placing third in a 2012 contest judged by John Grisham. Leone lives in Charlottesville, Va.
Ginjer L. Clarke, author of Life in the Gobi Desert, has published more than twenty other nonfiction picture books, beginning readers, and chapter books about weird, wonderful science stuff. She lives in Richmond, Va.
Tanya Denckla Cobb is an environmental and public policy mediator, teacher, and author, as well as director of the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation.
Pat Coffey is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville and Blue Ridge Prison Project. He co-founded the Meditation Teacher Trining Institute and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program. Pat has taught meditation nationally and internationally for 25 years.
Meredith Cole was the winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic competition and her first book, Posed for Murder, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Leslie Connor‘s newest book, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, was a 2018 National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the 2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award. Her award-winning books for children including a picture book; middle grade novels, Crunch, and Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award; and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, a finalist for the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. Connor earned a BFA in visual art at the University of Connecticut.
John Copenhaver, author of Dodging and Burning, is the five-time recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In 2015, he launched and continues to maintain a crime fiction column for the Lambda Literary website, “Blacklight.” His work has appeared in CrimeReads, Electric Lit, Glitterwolf, PANK, New York Journal of Books, and others.
Warren Craghead, author of TRUMPTRUMP, lives in Charlottesville, Va. He likes to make pictures and has exhibited his work internationally. He draws and publishes online daily.
Angela Critics is the children’s services manager for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Presenting storytimes for children is one of the highlights of her job.
Ellen Crosby, author of Harvest of Secrets, has written nine books in her Virginia Wine Country mystery series, a mystery series featuring international photojournalist Sophie Medina, and Moscow Nights, a standalone. The Angel’s Share, book 10 in the wine country series, will be released in 2019.
Hal Crowther, author of Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners, is an award-winning journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Oxford American. He has written four books of essays, including An Infuriating American.
Steve Cushman’s first full-length poetry collection, How Birds Fly, is the winner of the 2018 Lena Shull Book Award. He earned his MFA from UNC-Greensboro. He has published three novels, including the Novello Literary Award winning novel, Portisville.