From a field of 1,500 entries in 60 categories, this year’s list of winners includes Garrison Keillor, Barry Lopez, Harvard Business Review, Georgia Museum of Art, B&H Publishing, Rizzoli Publishing, SUNY Press, Loyola University Press, Chicago Review Press, Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon, and Wayne State University Press, among others. The winners represent the best work coming from today’s independent authors and publishers.
Originally from Portland, Oregon,Schultz is a graduate of the Pacific University MFA in Writing Program and recipient of the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Her collection, Flashes of War, won the 2013 Gold Medal Book of the Year for literary fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.
Schultz lives in a 1970 Airstream trailer bordering the Pisgah National Forest.