Writing stories long before she learned to spell, Juliet Meredith has produced close to 600,000 words of poetry and fiction to date. As a rising high school senior, she successfully auditioned in creative writing to attend the 1996 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. This three-week program, considered a flagship of its type in the nation, seeded a love for her generation’s voice and an understanding of the art of giving and receiving literary critique.
Graduating in 2001, Juliet earned her B.A. in English from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Four years later, she began adding to her studies in creative writing through MFA-led community classes at what would later become The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
Through moving to Oregon in 2006 and becoming a parent, she continued her writing in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. In March of 2016, she made it to the second round of the NYC Midnight’s 10th annual Short Story Challenge, and in August of the same year, her short story “Freeze Burned” found acceptance for inclusion in the feminine horror anthology Twisted.
Writing poetry and short stories, and having started several novels, Juliet stays active in word craft and literary critique through Scribophile.com as well as National Novel Writing Month, for which she served as the volunteer municipal liaison for the Rogue Valley region from 2014 – 2017. She has led community creative writing workshops and seminars at a number of venues and a few small comic con events. She publishes her own fiction and poetry under her pen name “Juliet Lockwood” at Patreon.com/lockwood5
Twisted: A Horror Anthology, a collection of suspense/horror fiction by anthologist Lindsey Williams contains my short story “Freeze Burned.” Twisted is available in ebook format on Amazon
At my Patreon author page, I publish poetry and fiction that fall into the genres of literary, speculative and LGBTQ under my pen name “Juliet Lockwood.”
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/authorjlockwood