Meet The Staff: Glenda Kilgore

Meet The Staff: Glenda Kilgore
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Welcome to our Meet the Staff feature! Every month, you’ll get to meet one of the many wonderful peeps behind the scenes at Our Write Side. Today we’ll be meeting Glenda Kilgore.

Q: Let’s get the basics out of the way. Give us a short bio – what’s your name? What do you do for OWS? Brag about your accomplishments!

A: I’m Glenda Kilgore, pen name: G.Pearl Kilgore. I am a volunteer editor with OWS. I’ve been a word nerd all my life but am just getting into it professionally. I’ve worked as a teacher and a medical records clerk for a hospital chain. I have 4 children ages 23 to 8. I love all things science and science fiction, am working on my first novel. I also have a short story coming out soon in a speculative fiction anthology, Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099. Check out the book announcement here: http://www.storiesofthenatureofcities.org/

Q: If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

A: Finish the book already!

Q: What’s your favorite fictional setting?

A: The Federation in Star Trek.

Q: What’s your favorite real place?

A: The Ozark mountains, where I’m from. But I also love the Oregon coast.

Q: What’s your warm drink of choice? Coffee? Tea? Cocoa? Something else?

A: Earl Grey tea.

Q: What’s something you’re passionate about? Feel free to rant!

A: Other than writing and editing, I am passionate about education and opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those on the Autism Spectrum. I’m also very into equality for people in the LGBT community.

Q: If you could only read one book/watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: I would read The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

Q: If you had to name a pet/child after a fictional character, who would you pick?

A: I’ve actually done this. I named a cat Q after the character in Star Trek.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

A: No.

Q: What’s something you’ve always wanted to learn?

A: Skydiving because I want to beat my fear of heights.

Q: What’s your favorite item from the OWS Shop?

A: Books!

Q: Let’s wrap up. Give us a parting thought, your hopes, dreams, or something you want to let our audience know about yourself.

A: It really is never too late to start over or learn something new. I’ve had to do this many times in my life when something fell apart. I went back to school when I was in my late ’30’s and started a career in the medical field. Now I’m going in another direction again in my early 40’s after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. I am always looking forward to learning and doing as much as I can and having fun along the way.


Come back next month to meet another awesome denizen of Our Write Side!

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