"Mark Childress was born in 1957 in Monroeville, Alabama and grew up in Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. After graduation from the University of Alabama in 1978, Childress was a reporter for The Birmingham News, Features Editor of Southern Living magazine, and Regional Editor of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution."
Childress has received many awards including the Thomas Wolfe Award, the Alabama Library Association's Writer of the Year and the University of Alabama's Distinguished Alumni Award. (Author's website)
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