Amy Greene’s first novel Bloodroot (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010) was a New York Times and National Bestseller. In 2010 Greene won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Fiction. Her second novel Long Man (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014) was a Washington Post Top Book of the Year. In 2016 Greene won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Literature and was inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and Glamour Magazine, among other publications. Greene has lectured and conducted workshops across the country.
Trent Thompson is a writer of essays and poetry, and cares for the tree/forest farm at Bloodroot Mountain. Thompson holds an M.A. In Literature/Theology from The University of The South in Sewanee,Tennessee. His thesis, Living in Lectio: Praying with Their Pens was published in 2015. Thompson's essays have appeared in The Sewanee Theological Review among other publications. He is the editor of A Week of Waiting, a collection of poems by the Trappist monk, Father Anthony Delisi. Thompson is the Director and Publisher of Bloodroot Mountain.