Joshilyn Jackson and Karen Abbott


Joshilyn_Jackson.pngJoshilyn Jackson was raised in the Deep South and now resides outside of Atlanta with her husband and two children. She received her Bachelor’s in English from Georgia Tech and then moved to Chicago, where she received her M.A. in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Joshilyn taught at UIC and in her first year, she received the Student’s Choice Award for Best English Instructor. Joshilyn Jackson is the best selling author of three novels: Gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Her most recent novel, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, has been called “Hip . . . Sassy . . . [and] Endearing” by the Atlanta Constitution and the New York Post says it’s “Required Reading.” Check out Joshilyn’s almost daily blogs at Faster than Kudzu.


karen_abbott.pngKaren Abbott is a native of Philadelphia and she has worked as a journalist on the staffs of Philadelphia magazine and Philadelphia Weekly. She has written for and other publications. Her book Sin in the Second City has been described as “delicious . . . [and] poetic” by The Wall Street Journal. Karen is currently doing research for her next book, which takes place during the depression era in New York City.

Listen as they read some of their recent work. [download]