GLENDA BURGESS is a winner of the Rupert Hughes Award for Fiction and a short story finalist for the New Century Writer Award. Her literary memoir, THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE, was named a Ten Best Books of 2008 by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and a finalist for the 2008 Books for a Better Life Award.
Born in New Mexico, the daughter of a US Air Force Lt. Colonel in the Strategic Air Command, the author's first published work at the age of nine was printed in The Spokesman-Review newspaper for the payment of one dollar.
Ms. Burgess graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a minor in English and a B.A. in Political Science in International Studies, the recipient of the Wendell L. Wilkie Distinguished Student Award. After earning a Master in Public Affairs from the Evans School of Government at the University of Washington, Ms. Burgess was selected to serve as a Presidential Management Fellow in the government executive development program initiated under President Jimmy Carter. After completing more than a decade of government service on Capitol Hill and for the U.S. State Department in Washington DC, Ms. Burgess committed her career to fulltime writing.
Ms. Burgess studied creative writing at the University of California at Berkeley, the Creative Writing Program at Stanford, the University of Washington, the Maui Writers Workshop, and the Aspen Writers Workshop. Glenda has presented and lead workshops at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Conference, Portland's Wordfest, the Writers Workshop series at A Book for All Seasons, the Hawaiian Writers Conference, and Eastern Washington University's Get Lit! Literary Festival.
Glenda Burgess's work encompasses the recent novel So Long As We're Together (Black Opal Books); a memoir, The Geography of Love (Random House/Broadway Books); the novels Exposures and Loose Threads, first published in the UK; and an academic work for the University of Washington, A Special Collections Thesaurus, Women Studies. Her work includes critically acclaimed short stories and essays, book reviews for online literary journals, and freelance articles.
WORKS IN PRINT
SO LONG AS WE'RE TOGETHER
Black Opal Books, September 2019
THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE, memoir
Random House/Broadway Books, August 2008
Softcover release, August 2009
EXPOSURES, a novel
Malvern Publishing, Ltd., UK, 2000
Second Edition, May 2005
The Great American First Novel Series,
Malvern Publishing, Ltd., UK, 1998
Second Edition, March 2008
A SPECIAL COLLECTION THESAURUS: WOMEN STUDIES
University of Washington Press, 1979