Charlotte G. Morgan
Charlotte Gregg Morgan grew up in the “Christ-haunted South” of Richmond, Virginia. Favorite authors include Flannery O’Conner, Carson McCullers, and Lee Smith. Her first novel, One August Day, was nominated for the annual fiction award by the Library of Virginia. Protecting Elvis is available on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Kirkus Review (Oct. 19, 2016) called the novel “A subtle, affecting glimpse into the lives of a trio of singular women molded by the works and personal character of a rock icon.” One of Morgan’s short stories, “What I Eat,” is included in The Pushcart Prize Collection XXIV.
She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied with Lee Smith, Paule Marshall, and Tom Dehaven. As writer in residence at Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Program in the mountains of Virginia for a number of years, she has worked with many emerging and experienced authors.
Her fiction explores the lives of women, their compelling inner conflicts as they face the demanding struggles of complicated external lives. Her husband, John Dure Morgan, is a visual artist. Together they own a contemporary art gallery, Rivermont Studio, in Lynchburg, Virginia.