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PAMELA CARTER JOERN
is the author of
the novel The Floor of the Sky (U of Nebraska P, 2006).
Other work may be
found in Red Rock Review, South Dakota Review, Water~Stone,
Laurel Review, Feminist Studies, and Minnesota Monthly. In 2001,
she received a Tamarack Award for her story "Confessions." She is
the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship. She is a graduate of
Hamline University's MFA program, where her collection of short
stories won a prize for Outstanding Prose Thesis.
She holds two other master's degrees: one in secondary education and
communications from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and one in religious
studies from United Theological Seminary. She did an undergraduate
degree in English and speech from the University of Nebraska.
Pam has also written six plays that have been produced in the Twin
Cities area, most recently "Whatever Happened to Alice James," chosen
by Illusion Theater in 2004 as part of their Fresh Ink Series. In 2006,
she directed an original rock opera, "My Green Eyes," written by Randy
Baker and Doug Weatherhead, which was produced as a benefit for
breast cancer research.
She teaches writing
at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and is at work on her second novel.
The Plain Sense of Things, a collection of stories related to her first novel,
will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2008.