Born in California and raised in Florida, I’m currently attending Mercer University in Georgia, where I study journalism and creative writing. I’ve found these two seemingly antithetical majors to be wonderfully complementary, and I love that I get to tell stories of all kinds in all sorts of ways.
At Mercer University, I work as the News Editor for our student newspaper, The Cluster. During my time here, I’ve had the chance to intern and complete practicum with outlets including NASA, Georgia Public Broadcasting, The Telegraph, and 13-WMAZ (Macon’s CBS affiliate). I also work on the staff of Mercer’s literary magazine, The Dulcimer, and am a proud scholar of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.
Greg Howard grew up on the
coast of South Carolina in a strict, conservative Christian environment. Greg
escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and
making up stories. After running away to the bright lights and big city of
Nashville, Tennessee after college he
eventually got serious about writing books. He writes young adult and
middle grade fiction centering on LGBTQ characters and issues.
Greg’s debut young adult novel, SOCIAL INTERCOURSE from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has been described as provocative and hilarious and his debut middle grade book, THE WHISPERS from Putnam/Penguin was called a masterful exploration into storytelling by the New York Times Book Review.