New Intern Spotlight: Scott Biddulph

ScottHello fellow readers, writers, and grammarians—I`m Scott Biddulph. I`m a new intern at the University of North Georgia Press. It`s a great honor to work here at the press, and I`m so thankful to the staff and to Dr. Robinson for giving me a shot at my dream. I`m a grammar nerd (who else reads Morenburg`s Doing Grammar before bed). I love to read and write non-fiction, but in terms of fiction, I like dystopian novels, Christian cross-over stuff like author Ted Dekker, and I like Cormac McCarthy because he dares to—not—use punctuation.

I hope to learn as much as possible about the publishing industry while I`m here at the press. I began writing as a youngster. Later, I followed my lifelong dream to become a writer. I returned to college and began the journey of earning my BA/English. I started my college career at an online school, but that wasn`t a good fit. I transferred to UNG in the fall of 2013.

Here at the press, my duties include editing and proofreading; marketing tasks such as blog posts, social media, writing copy; and I also do administrative assignments.

I`m a published poet and freelance writer. My first published poem, “Ageless”, can be found in Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research, vol.3. Other works include “Isolated”, a visual poem published in the 2014 award-winning issue of The Chestatee Review (UNG`s peer reviewed literary magazine), and I have a few short stories and articles published in various print and online magazines.

I`m also a self-published author. My first publication was an eBook entitled, Apples of Gold: a collection of inspirational short stories and poetry, 2010. In the summer of 2012, I self-published a trade paperback, Voices from the Heart, through Amazon`s Both books were a learning experience, to say the least. If I never make it as a writer, I love editing and other tasks that I`m learning here at the UNGP. The press gives me a multitude of experiences that can only improve my skills in this field.

I`m currently writing poetry and a memoir, and I`m the Editor-in-Chief at Two Drops of Ink, a literary blog. My most prized accomplishment is that I`m a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. My wife and I enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where we live—especially our screened in porch where we love to bird watch.