Vonnie's profile

​     Vonnie Winslow Crist (Masters in Professional Writing, Towson University), is author of Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps (2023 Imadjinn Award); The Enchanted Dagger (Maryland Writers Association Book Award, Compton Crook Award Finalist)Dragon Rain; Beneath Raven's Wing (International Edgar Allan Poe Visiter Award); The Greener Forest (eFestival of Words 2017 Story Collection Award); ​Owl Light (eFestival of Words 2018 Story Collection Award); Murder on Marawa Prime; How to Write for Anthologies (co-authored with Kelly Harmon); Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales; River of Stars; Essential Fables; ​and other books. A Pushcart Prize nominee in both fiction and poetry, her writing has won awards from Pen Women, Writers of the Future, Maryland State Arts Council, and elsewhere. She has been published in over 200 journals and books in Australia, Canada, Scotland, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Germany, the UK, and USA.
     Currently a freelance writer, Vonnie was a Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Education for over 10 years teaching Poetry Residencies. In addition, besides dozens of writing workshops, she has taught creative writing classes for Harford Community College. Over the years, Vonnie has been a columnist and reviewer for various newspapers and magazines.
    A senior editor for Pole to Pole Publishing, Vonnie has co-edited the Dark Stories Series (Hides the Dark Tower, In a Cat's Eye, Dark Luminous Wings, and Not Far From Roswell) and the Re-Imagined Series (Re-Launch, Re-Enchant, Re-Terrify, Re-Quest, Re-Haunt) ​speculative fiction anthologies.
​     Her professional memberships include: Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Horror Writers Association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (both as author and illustrator), National League of American Pen Women (in both Letters and Art), and Science Fiction Poetry Association.
​     Vonnie thinks stories help us learn from the past, embrace the complexities of the present, and prepare for the future. With that in mind, she believes the world is still filled with mystery, magic, and miracles, and strives to celebrate the power of myth in her writing.
     Born in Baltimore City, raised and educated in Baltimore County, currently living in Harford County, and having taught for the Maryland State Arts Council in schools throughout the state, Vonnie is a Marylander through and through.

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