…or Patricia Gunter Karamesines, to those who know her outside the blogging world.
P. G. Karamesines was born in Petersburg, Virginia, to two human parents…but was actually raised by the wild turtles of the Virginia Piedmont, which may explain her flaming biophilia. She joined the LDS church when she was sixteen. In 1976, she moved to Utah to attend BYU. Her M.A. is from BYU (creative writing), and she pursued post-graduate studies in folklore and linguistics at the University of Arizona. Her interests include folklore, language and relation, and literary science and nature writing. She has won numerous literary awards from Brigham Young University, the University of Arizona, the Utah Arts Council, the Utah Wilderness Association, and the Association for Mormon Letters, among others. She has published in literary journals and popular magazines locally and nationally. Her first novel, The Pictograph Murders, was released fall of 2004 (Signature Books). She lives in San Juan County, Utah, with her husband Mark and three children, an uncertain number of toads, lizards, and swallows, and about thirty hummingbirds that run the place during the summer. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member teaching English at the San Juan Campus of the College of Eastern Utah, and a regular contributor to the One True Bloggernacle Arts Blog, William Morris’s A Motley Vision. We’re especially pleased to have her join us as a guestblogger in conjunction with this summer’s Mormon Writer’s Symposium. Welcome, Patricia!