Times and Seasons Welcomes PGK…

…or Patricia Gunter Karamesines, to those who know her outside the blogging world.

P. G. Karamesines was born in Petersburg, Virginia, to two human parents…but was actually raised by the wild turtles of the Virginia Piedmont, which may explain her flaming biophilia. She joined the LDS church when she was sixteen. In 1976, she moved to Utah to attend BYU. Her M.A. is from BYU (creative writing), and she pursued post-graduate studies in folklore and linguistics at the University of Arizona. Her interests include folklore, language and relation, and literary science and nature writing. She has won numerous literary awards from Brigham Young University, the University of Arizona, the Utah Arts Council, the Utah Wilderness Association, and the Association for Mormon Letters, among others. She has published in literary journals and popular magazines locally and nationally. Her first novel, The Pictograph Murders, was released fall of 2004 (Signature Books). She lives in San Juan County, Utah, with her husband Mark and three children, an uncertain number of toads, lizards, and swallows, and about thirty hummingbirds that run the place during the summer. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member teaching English at the San Juan Campus of the College of Eastern Utah, and a regular contributor to the One True Bloggernacle Arts Blog, William Morris’s A Motley Vision. We’re especially pleased to have her join us as a guestblogger in conjunction with this summer’s Mormon Writer’s Symposium. Welcome, Patricia!

16 comments for “Times and Seasons Welcomes PGK…

  1. No pressure, PGK, based on that introduction!

    Seriously, welcome. I look forward to your contributions.

  2. Patricia seriously classes up any joint she walks in to. You all are very, very lucky.

    One correction: AMV isn’t mine. It belongs to the people.To quote myself: “Is art to be limited to a narrow class who only care for it in a very languid way, or is it to be the solace and pleasure of the whole people? the question finally comes to this: Are we to have art or the pretense of art?”

  3. Wow, William, that sounds pretentious! (Said with a BIG smile by someone who admires your work and agrees with the quote completely)

  4. I don’t think those questions have been answered the way you thought they would be over the last 100 years, Mr. Morris.

  5. Wm,
    You are that William Morris?! And I had assumed you were the talent agency.

  6. Mr. Greenwood:

    If I could return to this mortal sphere, I would so shop at Target.

    Mr. Bailey:

    We would prefer that you not speculate on this matter. The collective would like to remind you that although you are a lawyer — we are much more than lawyers. Super-lawyers, if you will.

  7. Mr. Morris cannot be limited to just one historical figure. ‘He’ is a gestalt.

  8. Mr. Morris is a gestalt! Well, that explains a lot, like how difficult he is to encounter in any completeness. And why he doesn’t attend AML meetings. How many seats on an airplane does a gestalt take up, anyway?

  9. Holy Cow! Based on this exchange alone, I am SO, SO looking forward to having PGK as a contributor – and The Esteemed and Noble Sir Morris as a commenter.

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