Bio: Born in 1964 in Valdosta, Georgia, Niles Reddick grew up in the small town of Hahira, Georgia. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Philosophy, State University of West Georgia with a M.A. in Psychology, and Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Humanities and an emphasis in English and Literature. His dissertation, Eccentricity as Narrative Technique, included interviews with Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, and Janice Daugharty.
Reddick taught English and Psychology at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia, and Georgia Military College at Moody AFB, Georgia, before accepting an English teaching position at Motlow College in Lynchburg, Tennessee. At Motlow, he coordinated the Writer?s festival and secured such renowned writers as Michael Lee West, Manette Ansay, Jerry Bledsoe, and Sharyn McCrumb. He also served as Editor of The Distillery for two years, taking the journal from a regional publication to an international one distributed by Ingram and one that received recognition and acclaim from The Literary Magazine Review and Library Journal.
Most recently, Reddick is the Dean of Humanities and Social Science for Motlow College and serves as a free-lance editor. He is on the editorial board for Honors in Practice, a journal published by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Reddick lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his wife Michelle, and children Audrey and Nicholas, and dog Harper Lee, named for the author.
"Exploring new territory with an original voice, author Niles Reddick brings his collection of Southern short stories vividly to life. You will laugh out loud at the eccentricities of the characters and their particular situations, set in the rural past and the strip mall world of the New South. Filled with humor, these stories offer readers glimpses into every day experiences through the eyes of a maniac narrator who survives and thrives on the oddities of the modern American South." You never ... more info>>