Clavell McCall has been writing about life and style in the South for almost two decades--whether in the pages of Southern Living magazine or in her book by Rockport/Quarry press, Southern Kitchens and Dining Spaces (2007). Her work has also been featured in magazines such as Coastal Living, SouthernLiving, Lowe's Creative Ideas, and more. Clavell McCall was the 2009 recipient of first prize in the state poetry competition for Alabama's 2009 Hackney Literary Awards. She is a two-time winner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Barkesdale-Maynard Prize in Poetry, and she won the 1996 Berry College Eleanor B. North Creative Writing Award. She now serves as Instructor at UAB and a freelance writer/consultant for magazines and on-line venues. She also founded, publishes, and co-edits the creative writing journal Southern Women's Review (www.SouthernWomensReview.com).