Who We Are

Terry Price, Director

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Terry Price is a Tennessee-based writer and creative coach, having attended The Writer’s Loft (now MTSU Write) creative writing program at Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with his MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville. He has published several short stories and excerpts from his novel-in-progress, two of which have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Terry served as the program director of The Writer’s Loft and now is a director emeritus of, and a mentor with, the program. In addition to working one on one with creative clients, he also leads creative retreats, workshops, virtual retreats and webinars.

Terry enjoys photography, long distance cycling, hiking the Appalachian Trail and sailing. He is an aspiring bon vivant and raconteur, likes bourbon neat but his journal messy. Terry lives on a small farm in Springfield, Tennessee with his family and two dogs and lots of squirrels.

Mackenzie Jervis, Editor in Chief of Soaring

Mackenzie Jervis is a Summer 2016 Fiction Graduate currently living in Texas with her husband and son. She has a passion for travel and learning about other cultures and has visited over 65 countries.  Mackenzie is a blogger, photographer, freelance writer, and entrepreneur.  She’s published essays for NextGen Milspouse, was a staff writer for Bucketlist.org, and is the Editor in Chief of Soaring, Spalding MFA’s alumni magazine. She writes about her life and adventures at home and around the world at A Wandering Scribbler.

Kellie Carle, Content Manager

Kellie Carle is a Fall 2017 Fiction Graduate currently living and writing outside the greater Philadelphia area. When she is not exploring the realms of speculative, jazz, and historical fiction, Kellie avidly pursues misspelled words, botched plot lines, and rudimentary characters. Her work can be found in Pennyshorts, Sick Lit. Magazine, 50-word stories and is forthcoming in the 2016 Scribes Valley Publishing anthology, The Offbeat, and Fiction Southeast. To learn about her and her work, visit her website: kelliecarle.com