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Kentucky writers address University of the Cumberlands students


Children’s author Nancy Allen reads an excerpt from her book “My Mom is My Hero.”

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -Recently, writers Nancy Allen and Marge Fulton addressed students in two writing classes at University of the Cumberlands. Allen and Fulton discussed their experiences as writers, shared helpful hints about the writing profession and read from some of their work.

Allen, of Hazard, Ky., is a children’s author whose current published work includes 18 picture books, one chapter book and two short stories in anthologies. Her book “Trouble in Troublesome Creek” was selected to represent Kentucky at the 2010 National Book Festival.


Ky. writer Marge Fulton discusses her book of short horror stories, “The Holler: Twisted Tales from Appalachia.”

Allen attended Cumberlands from 1968-1970 where she received a bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology and a minor in science. She has a master’s degree in education from Morehead State University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Kentucky.

To learn more about Allen’s work, or to contact her, visit her website at

Fulton also lives in Hazard and writes poetry and fiction. Her published works include “All Roads Lead to Hazard” and “The Holler: Twisted Tales from Appalachia,” a book of short horror stories featuring the Appalachian region. Her poems and short stories have been featured in various publications.

Fulton is also a painter and avid blogger. To learn more visit her blog at