New Intern spotlight: Caleb Thomason

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Caleb Thomason- Arsenal F.C. fan since boyhood (COYG), hiker of mountains, fascinated by birds, woodwork artisan (wannabe), and Millennial.
I love this little town. Going on four years now, Dahlonega has been home to me. Every home has flaws, little imperfections that make it unique, defined by the individuals that inhabit it.
I was drawn to the solace offered by the mountains and trees. There is nothing quite like standing on a mountaintop, watching nature dance, feeling her cool touch as she hums a familiar tune. Additionally, the people I’ve been privileged to meet along the way have kept me here—most folks here are kind to a fault (if such a thing exists) and appreciate this little town and all who inhabit it. They keep me grounded, comfortable. At the core, I believe Dahlonega has a beatific soul.
Close to the heart of Dahlonega is the University of North Georgia. UNG is the third school I have attended since graduating from Mary Persons High School in 2009. I transferred here in the fall of 2012 and immediately felt at home. In spring 2014 I changed my major (for the umpteenth time) to English/Writing and Publication. Writing poetry has been a passion of mine for years. Every word is intentional and carefully placed, and I appreciate that attention to detail.
In searching for an internship, I found the University Press to be an inviting option because it is close and its focus is right at home. So far the folks at the Press have proven to be kind, professional, and willing to share their knowledge of the Press business. In my time here at the Press, I would like to learn more about the publication process, different forms of writing in media, and what it takes to work in an atmosphere filled with people who share an appreciation for the power of words.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with University of North Georgia Press and look forward to facing the learning curve that lies ahead.

About Scott Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published poet, published author, and freelance writer from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word. He returned to college to begin the journey of earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. He transferred to UNG in the fall of 2013. He published his first book “Voices from the Heart” in the summer of 2012. He is currently working on publishing poetry and creative non-fiction and is the Editor-in-Chief at Two Drops of Ink, a literary blog. He is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch.

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