Meredith Sue Willis


Meredith Sue Willis grew up in West Virginia and attended Bucknell University for two years then spent a year as a Volunteer in Service to America. She took degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.

Her fiction has been published by Charles Scribner's Sons, HarperCollins, West Virginia University Press, Mercury House, Ohio University Press and other presses. Her book of literary short stories, In the Mountains of America, was praised in the New York Times Book Review as an "important lesson on the nature and function of literature itself." Her latest books are two collections of short stories, Out of the Mountains from Ohio University Press and Re-Visions from Hamilton Stone Editions, and a book about writing from Montemayor Press called Ten Strategies to Write a Novel.

She now lives in New Jersey, a short train ride from New York City, where she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Meredith is an occasional visiting writer-in-the-schools in New York and New Jersey, keeps a four season organic garden, and is active in local racial integration politics.
To learn more about her and her books, see her web page at

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Love Palace, A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,810. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The narrator of Meredith Sue Willis's engaging new novel has just turned forty, quit her job, been jilted by her live-in boyfriend and suspended by her therapist for nonpayment when she takes a job at a settlement house known as “Love Palace” in a run-down community that is about to be razed for urban renewal.
A Space Apart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,040. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Foreverland Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Space Apart brings to life three generations of the Scarlin family in a small mining town in West Virginia. “A Space Apart is so deftly and subtly written, I hardly noticed how involved I’d become until I’d read the last page and turned it, wanting more. The Scarlin family is going to be with me for a very long time.” –Anne Tyler

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