Louella Bryant is the author of While in Darkness There is Light which chronicles the events leading up to the death of Charlie Dean in 1974. She is also the author of the story collection Full Bloom, which won the Premier Award for Fiction. Her young adult novel The Black Bonnet was a finalist for the Vermont Book Award, and Father By Blood won the Silver Bay Children’s Literature Award. Louella has been awarded numerous prizes for her short stories and poems, which have appeared in the magazines WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Hunger Mountain, The Adirondack Review, Fine Print, Vermont Life, The Teacher’s Voice, Farmhouse and Mobius, and the anthologies High Horse, Tartts 2—Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers, and A Cadence of Horses. Her essays are included in the anthologies Far From Home, Lessons From Our Parents and Southern Sin as well as the magazines Atrium, Sacred Fire, and Vermont Quarterly. In addition to serving on the faculty of the Spalding University MFA in Writing Program, Louella mentors writing students at the New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf. Visit her at louellabryant.com.