Yvonne Battle-Felton is a writer, researcher, and lover of words currently based at Lancaster, UK where she has recently completed her Creative Writing PhD. She is a former Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University and is an Associate Professor at University of Maryland University College. Yvonne has recently completed her first novel, Remembered, a historically influenced novel where Spring, an emancipated slave, is forced to relive a haunting past in order to lead her dying son home. A writer of both fiction and creative nonfiction, Yvonne also writes short stories and essays. Her writing has appeared in riverSedge, Assisi, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2013), Welter, Slices, and The Chesapeake Reader Literary Journal. Yvonne is interested in creating stories with diverse characters living and loving on and off the page. She is looking forward to the opportunity to completing edits on Remembered. Off the page, Yvonne is creator and Executive Producer of The Writing Life, a radio show that explores the many ways writers make a living with their words. She is also creator and Co-Director of North West Literary Salon, Stories at the Storey true story open mic night, and Off the Page live literature events. Whether writing fact or fiction, Yvonne is interested in well-told stories with engaging characters, diverse voices, and compelling language. Yvonne has read/performed her writing at BBC’s Divercity book club, Spotlight, Bad Language, Stories at the Storey, and as part of an event produced by The Real Story. A mother of three, Yvonne is looking forward to having dedicated time to her writing practice, immersing in a writing community, and discovering where this chapter of her life will lead.