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ABOUT GERALD

Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Scifi-Fantasy Author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington. His most recent poetry appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal, and About Place Journal. His speculative fiction short stories appear in: The Science Fiction, Cyberfunk Anthology: The City, the Rococoa Anthology by Roaring Lion, the Urban Fantasy Anthology: Terminus, the 2019 JordanCon Anthology: You Want Stories?, Dark Universe: Bright Empire, and the upcoming Weird Fiction Anthology - Whether Change - by Broken Eye Books. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One) and A Plague of Shadows (Book Two). He has been a Guest Author at DragonCon, Boskone, Blacktasticon, JordanCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, The Outer Dark Symposium, World Horror Con, Imaginarium, and Multiverse. He served as a Programme Content Consultant for WorldCon Dublin and the Director of the Fantasy Track for MultiverseCon. He is a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets and has released four collections of poetry entitled the road is long, falling to earth, microphone check, and Nappy Metaphysic. 

Education:

He did his undergraduate work in Philosophy, English, and Religious Studies at the University of Kentucky and Trevecca Nazarene University. He followed that with a Master's degree in Theology at Trevecca.

Awards & Nominations:

Colonel Aide De Camp to the Governor's Staff in Tennessee, 1998

The Tennessee Volunteer Commendation Award, 2001

Mayor's Award, Nashville, TN. 2001

Affrilachian Poets Day, Lexington, Ky. 2006

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"I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell. " Octavia Butler