Connie Jordan Green lives on a farm in Loudon County where, when she isn’t gardening, she writes in a small attic study. She is the author of two novels for young people (The War at Home and Emmy), both recently reissued in soft cover by Tellico Books, an imprint of Iris Publishing, and a book of poetry, Slow Children Playing, from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Appalachian Heritage, Confrontation, Cumberland Poetry Review, Iowa Woman, Now & Then, and anthologies Some Say Tomato; Voices from the Valley; All Around Us: Poems from the Valley; A Tennessee Landscape, People, and Places; Homeworks; Breathing the Same Air; To Love One Another; Literary Lunch; and Low Explosions. In addition, since 1978 she has written a weekly newspaper column for The Loudon County News Herald. She teaches creative writing and other subjects related to literature for Oak Ridge Institute of Continued Learning.