Connie May Fowler is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, essayist, poet, and screenwriter. She has written six critically praised novels and one memoir, including Sugar Cage, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Remembering Blue—recipient of the Chautauqua South Literary Award—and Before Women had Wings—recipient of the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Connie adapted Before Women had Wings into an Emmy-winning film for Oprah Winfrey. Her work has been translated into 18 languages. From 1997-2003, she directed the Connie May Fowler Women Wings Foundation, an organization dedicated to aiding women and children in need. She is director of The St. Augustine Writers Conference and the Vermont College of Fine Art's Novel Retreat. She is a core faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency creative writing MFA program and formerly served on the faculty of The Afghan Women's Writing Project.