Writers and Artists

Renee Emerson
, author of “Catching Places,” “En Pointe in the Living Room,” and “Sod”

emerson chimes Renee Emerson is the author of Keeping Me Still (Winter Goose Publishing 2014). She lives in Arkansas with her husband and three daughters. To read more, visit her website: www.reneeemerson.wordpress.com. 





Angie O’Neal
, author of “Redemption” and “Jacob”

2015-12-07-Angie_ONeal-7646 Angie Crea O’Neal is an associate professor at Shorter, where she also holds the Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English. Her poems have appeared recently in San Pedro River Review, The Cumberland River Review, and Kentucky Review. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.





Fabrice Poussin, author of “Beyond the Horizon” and “Things in Black and White.” Artist of “Praying in Agony,” “Far Away,” “Through Her Window,” “He Froze in Heaven,” “Force of Nature,” and “So how does it end?”

fabrice chimes Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, and will appear in other magazines throughout 2016. His photography has been published The Front Porch Review, Foliate Oak Magazine, the San Pedro River magazine and other publications.



Alden Powell
, author of “Wild Things”

Alden is a junior at Shorter University and plays soccer for the women’s soccer team there. She is a psychology major and a literature minor. She loves traveling and hopes to see and learn about as much of the world as possible.



Alayna Welker
, author of “Cracks”

12742610_10205211469878350_5832093358383530557_nAlayna Welker is a Psychology major with a minor in Literature. After graduation, she hopes to get a master’s degree in Psychology and become a doctor of Psychology. She then wishes to become a family or adolescent counselor. She strives to help people and guide them into learning how to love themselves and to see light where it is dim. She wishes to use her minor as a tool to write a book or multiple books based on seeing that light, Jesus, in everyday struggles. She loves to sing and play the piano, and above all, helping others.


Kristin Towe
, author of “The Cheerful Reflections of Winter,” “A Blustery Day,” “Dancing Summer’s Dance,” “Storm Clouds and Safety Ships,” and “Where There Is No Magic.”

WIN_20150716_141836Kristin Towe is a sophomore English major at Shorter University. She is a voracious reader and writes as often as possible– usually in the wee hours of the morning. Along with drinking copious amounts of tea and coffee, she spends the majority of her free time scribbling out poems and stories and bonding with her family and friends. Kristin is grateful for all the talents God has given her– writing included.

Linda Floyd, artist of “Light and Darkness”

Linda Floyd serves as Director of Library Services at Shorter University. Mrs. Floyd received her B.S. from Auburn University and her M.L.S. from the University of Alabama. She has worked in libraries for 36 years. Linda is blessed with her husband Jimmy, children Allison and William, family, and WRUMC church.

Kristen Guy, artist of “Cracks of Reality,” “Untitled,” “Past Life,” and “Reverie of a Shepherd”

Kristen Guy is a Junior Liberal Arts major specializing in Christian Studies, Art and Psychology. She not only enjoys Photography but several art forms including Ceramics and Drawing. As a curious person she hopes to continue to grow and learn about what God’s world has to offer.



Yecica Rivas, artist of “USA”

Yecica Rivas is a proud Hispanic-American who was born in California and raised in Georgia for the later half of her life. She’s a nursing major and is currently working at Redmond Hospital as a Nurse Tech getting experience and preparing herself for the future!


Paige Sinard, author of “Who’s my friend”

Paige Sinard is currently a Senior at Shorter University seeking a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She realized that she enjoyed writing poetry while taking a college course in creative writing and developed an appreciation for poetry. Writing poetry is a way she express thoughts, ideas, and emotions.


Walter Grogan II, artist of “the Bible Laying in the Fir Bush”

Walter Grogan ll was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents, Cara and Walter Grogan, raised and molded their son to the man he is today. Walter is planning to own a restaurant in the future. He currently plays football for Shorter University and he continues to stay focused in the  books. He is expected to graduate with a Master’s in Business.



Anna Lundy, author of “That Fateful Day”

 Anna Lundy is a freshman at Shorter University. She is a Communications major and a dance minor, and is in Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity. Anna was raised in Cedartown, Georgia, a small southern town about thirty minutes from Rome, Georgia. She is excited and honored to be in the 102 issue of The Chimes!




Arnold Mutuse, author of “Sweet Nairobi”

 Arnold Mutuse, born in Nairobi, Kenya, is a student-athlete on the Shorter University track and field and Cross-Country team. Mutuse will graduate from shorter in spring 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. His plans are to remain in school and pursue a Masters degree in bio-technology, and return to his home in Kenya.


Hannah Cauthen, author of “Payne’s Grey” and artist of “courage, beloved soul”

hannah_cauthen1Hannah Cauthen is a junior English major with a minor in Professional Writing. Her dream jobs include park ranger, YouTube vlogger, and professional crocheter; however, she’ll most likely land in the field of writing/editing after graduation. She adores fancy notebooks and good pens, peppermint tea, and the Oxford comma.