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About Vonnie Winslow Crist
Born in the Year of the Dragon, Vonnie Winslow Crist is author of award-winning short stories, poems, and books. An active member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Society of Children's Book Writers & illustrators, and National League of American Pen Women - she taught creative writing for the Maryland State Arts Council for 10 years.
"The Enchanted Dagger" is a Compton Crook Award Finalist and Maryland Writers Association Book Award Winner. Both "Owl Light" and "The Greener Forest" are eFestival of Words Short Story Collection Award Winners. "The Greener Forest," "The Enchanted Dagger," and "Owl Light" were voted among the Top Ten books for Young Adults in the P&E Reader's Poll.
As an illustrator, she's had over 1,000 illustrations published in books, magazines, and calendars.
She is an avid JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis fan, and a firm believer in the magical world that surrounds us! A clover-hand who has found so many 4-leafed clovers she keeps them in jars, Vonnie is quite fond of Harry Potter & Hogwarts, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice & Fire, Star Wars, Star Trek, and everything Faery!