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Wallace McLendon

Born and raised in Oakboro, North Carolina (population 612), Wallace McLendon earned his BA in English and his master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Small towns, surrounded by small farms, punctuated by monthly bookmobile stops create a canvas begging for stories,” McLendon says. The influence of doctor-and-nurse parents drew him to academic medical libraries (for example, University of Pennsylvania, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Florida). His love of the writing process led him to the North Carolina Writers’ Network. McLendon’s short fiction appears in the Blue Mountain Review and Wigleaf.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Wife
  2. Family
  3. Laughter
  4. Hiking
  5. Mountain streams
  6. Fly fishing
  7. Surf fishing
  8. Oakboro
  9. Ferry rides to Ocracoke
  10. Small farms

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