ABOUT KORI FRAZIER MORGAN
"There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored."
Kori Frazier Morgan holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and professional writing from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing from West Virginia University. The author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and essays, her work has appeared in literary journals and books such as Shenandoah, SN Review, Switchback, Forge, Rubbertop Review, and the Appalachian women's anthology The Zinnia Tales (Mountain Girl Press: 2006). In October, 2017, she published the chapbook Bone China Girls: A Poetic Account of a Female Crime, which tells the story of the 1965 murder of Indianapolis teenager Sylvia Likens through poems told in the voices of the women involved in the case. She specializes in historical fiction, including the Cold War and Vietnam eras, as well as young adult fiction, spiritual writing, and persona poetry.
Kori is a veteran college English instructor who has taught creative writing, composition, and communications courses at West Virginia University, the University of Akron, Herzing University, and Bryant & Stratton College. As a professional freelance writer, her literary study guides, educational materials, and articles addressing issues such as teaching literature and creative writing and technology use in the classroom have appeared at a variety of online and print venues, including Shmoop.com, eHow.com, eNotes.com, and McGraw Hill's SRA division for high interest/low level elementary learners. Kori has also created test preparation materials for the verbal component of the Graduate Record Exam, tutored for The Economist's Graduate Management Admissions Exam preparation program, and mentored high school and college students in their creative writing pursuits.
A native of Kent, Ohio, which often figures prominently in her fiction, Kori now lives near Canton with her husband, Curtis, and her dog, Augustus Waters Morgan. When she's not working on her forthcoming projects or teaching, she can be found at her writing group, cycling in the Cuyahoga Valley, and exploring local bookstores. She teaches a Bible class for teenagers at her church near Akron, for which she creates her own lessons and writes her own material. Kori credits her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, with the success of her writing over the years and the many opportunities she's received and hopes that regardless of genre or subject matter, her writing will allow readers to encounter Him.