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Founder and Co-Owner , Director of Education & Curriculum

L. Renee James-Griffin is a language arts teacher in Milton, Georgia and an adjunct professor at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

She is a former GA Pre-K teacher and staff writer who has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and other publications.  She has worked with inner-city students, church youth ministries, public schools, and Boys Scouts of America. 

 

James-Griffin’s credentials include a bachelor’s degree in English,

a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a masters in fine arts in creative writing, and a masters of arts in secondary education. 

 

Her love for the English language has propelled James-Griffin to instruct high school, freshman, and upper level students on the art of words. In addition, she currently resides as one of the advisers of the Milton High School literary magazine, The Globe

Co-Owner , Director of Creative Outreach & Community Relations

Founder and Co-Owner, Director of Publications & Events

Kortney Y. Watkins holds three degrees in English, the highest being a master’s.  Her MA is in English and Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction, though she also has received formal training in poetry and screenwriting as well. 

 

She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education with a specialization in E-learning.  To date, she has written two novels, is working on four connecting series, has written corresponding ancillary books for two series, has written a little over a dozen short stories, and is in the process of finalizing a poetry collection. 

 

She is an Assistant Professor of English at a local college in Georgia, and currently has been featured for both poetry and short story writing in publications. Her most recent publication can be found in the anthology, Terminus: Tales of the Black Fantastic.  Ms. Watkins is also a regular contributor to her church's Advent and Lenten reflection publications. 

Featured Instructor & Author

Aziza Sphinx

Born and raised beneath Georgia peach and pecan trees, Aziza Sphinx solves techie problems by day and succumbs to the voices in her head at night. She spreads love and lies in gut-wrenching thrillers, shocking suspense, and not too playful paranormals. 

 

Her love of creating magical worlds led her to become a charter member of Indigo Ink, a distinguished writers' group in Atlanta, as well as the Georgia Nutts writing group.  


Sphinx spent many years writing song lyrics to instrumentals provided by her many friends in the music industry. This love of lyrics ultimately led her to completing a Bachelor of Science in Music industry at Georgia State University.  

Visit Aziza’s website: www.azizasphinx.com

 

Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AzizaSphinx

 

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Assistant Director of Publications & Events/ Editor in Chief -The Linguistique

Dr. Ondra Dismukes

Dr. Ondra Dismukes is an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Military College, where she teaches courses in American Literature, World Literature, First-Year Composition, and Learning Support Services English. 

 

Her research interests include American Literature, African American Literature, Women’s Studies, and Dance.  She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia in 2012. 

 

Dr. Dismukes currently resides in Snellville, Georgia, with her husband, LaMont; their two children, Phillip and Phalyn, and their dog, Alexis.     

Contributing Blogger,

Alex D. Howard

Mr. Alex D. Howard is a Southern Gentleman with a Yankee mouth. If Julia Sugarbaker and Fred Sanford had a love child, it would be Alex. A graduate of West Georgia University and Clayton State University, Alex is a savvy Parallel with an “ok, let’s do it” attitude. His current blog, Cupcakes for the New Depression is a realistic and witty glimpse into his journey to fit into a size 32 pair of pants.

Editor/Contributing Blogger,

Lindsay Flanagan

Lindsay Flanagan is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. She earned a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing and spent over a decade working in higher education before becoming a freelance editor for Eschler Editing in 2014, where she conducts editorial consultations with authors, provides individual editing services, markets at writing conferences, and assists with social media campaigns. In 2018, she joined the team at Immortal Works as an in-house editor and member of the acquisitions team. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literature. She resides in Utah with her husband and two daughters.

 Featured Instructor & Author

Sherita S. Hilton

Sherita S. Hilton is an Associate English Professor and has taught composition, literature, and creative writing in person and online at Central Texas College , Ashford University, Gwinnett Technical College, Aston American University, Everest, Oral Roberts University, and now Georgia Military College.

She holds degrees in the following: a BA in History/Women’s Studies from Valdosta State University,

MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from National University, as well as an Ed.S in Higher Education from Walden University.

 

Hilton enjoys teaching composition, but her Master's is in Creative Writing.  She wrote an inspirational historical romance novel entitled, Passion on the Plains, which was published in Dec. 2012. Her second book, Breathe: A.C.T.S. of Faith, is an inspirational women's prayer book that was published in April 2018.

 

She was the online editor for a women’s e-zine called wivesinbloom.com and published numerous freelance articles with Ehow.com.  She is currently working on her next historical romance and promoting her publishing company S. Hilton Publishing.

She is also a fitness instructor and teaches MixxedFit classes which is a people inspired dance fitness class.

She is also a mother of three and lives in Georgia. 

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