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Angela Belcher Epps
 
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About Angela Belcher Epps

Author Angela Belcher EppsAngela Belcher Epps defines herself as a southern New Yorker. Though born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she spent several years with her grandparents in eastern North Carolina. Her work incorporates issues germane to both tight, frenetic, urban settings and the more spacious but complex dynamics of rural living. 

She has written since childhood but has worked as a television technician, a high school English teacher, a special education teacher, and an educational grant writer. Each life experience influences the themes addressed in her realistic fiction and creative nonfiction. Her work delves into loss, abandonment, strong women, hard-working men, resilient children, and the need for authenticity as a path toward redemption.

She is the author of a novella, Salt in the Sugar Bowl (Main Street Rag, 2013) which was a Quail Ridge Books top-selling title by a local press. Her stories and creative nonfiction have been published by Workers Write! (a Blue Cubicle Press chapbook, 2020), North Carolina Literary Review, Main Street Rag, moonShine Review, When Women Awaken, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community, Essence Magazine, The Ladies Home Journal, among others. She is a contributor to two anthologies: All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective (Blair, 2020) and Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying (heart2heart, 2019).

She earned a BA in English from Hofstra University and an MA in Creative Writing from New York University. She now writes full-time and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and the North Carolina Writers’ Network.