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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.

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