About Ginger Eager

Ginger Eager’s short fiction, reviews, and personal essays have been published in The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Jabberwock Review and elsewhere. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted in The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. Her first novel, The Nature of Remains, won the AWP Prize for the Novel, was chosen as a 2021 Books All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book, and won the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the debut novel category. With the memoirist Jody Forrester, she co-founded Who Writers Read, a series of conversations with writers about their reading lives.

Born and raised in Georgia, Ginger lives now in Decatur, just outside of Atlanta. She has a BSEd in Secondary English Education from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington Writing Seminars. She taught in-person for several years at Georgia Military College, and she now teaches virtually at Southern New Hampshire University. She works as a developmental editor and teaches in the community in as many ways as possible. Ginger likes to tell a good story, and she likes to help others tell their good stories.

About Veena Rao

Veena Rao is an award-winning journalist and author. Purple Lotus, her recently released debut novel, is a 2021 Georgia Author of the Year finalist, a 2021 American Fiction Award winner, and an award-winning finalist in the multicultural and women’s fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards. She is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of NRI Pulse, an Atlanta-based news publication. She has been recognized by The Limca Book of Records (the Indian version of the Guinness Book of Records) as the first Indian woman to edit and publish a newspaper outside India. When she is not writing or meeting press deadlines, you will find her meditating or photographing the flora and fauna on her wooded walk route. To find out more about Veena, visit her website www.veenaspulse.com.

Ginger’s Books & Contributions

Veena’s Book

Winner of the AWP Award for the Novel

Books All Georgians Should Read, 2021

Georgia Author of the Year Award, 2021

Finalist, Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) 2021

Award-Winning Finalist, Women’s Fiction, 2021 International Book Awards

Award-Winning Finalist, Multicultural Fiction, 2021 International Book Awards