Hi y’all! My name is Lily and I’m the founder and writer of Blue Ridge Bones. As a homegrown Georgian, raised in the foothills of Appalachia, I have long been inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and all of the wonder that comes with living in Southern Appalachia.
In 2015, I received my B.F.A in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Not long after graduation, I set off on another adventure at the southern base of the Appalachian Trail working as a writer for two newspapers in Northeast Georgia and Western North Carolina. During the years that I worked there, I fell more in love with Appalachia than I ever thought possible, developing an overwhelming desire to share this adoration and knowledge of the area with others.
Two years came and went and before long I began yet another venture – pursuing my Masters degree. So, I packed my bags and headed south to Atlanta where I am currently an M.F.A Writing Candidate at the SCAD Atlanta Campus.
While the big city life is an adventure all on its own, my love for those mountains, those small towns, and the rich culture of Appalachia knows no end. And thus, Blue Ridge Bones was born.