Bobi Conn

Bobi Conn is the author of "In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir" (Little A; May 1, 2020). She was born in Morehead, Kentucky, and raised in a nearby holler, where she developed a deep connection with the land and her Appalachian roots. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Berea College, the first school in the American South to integrate racially and to teach men and women in the same classrooms. After struggling as a single mother, she worked multiple part-time jobs at once to support her son and to attend graduate school, where she earned a master’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. 

 Bobi's Granny's house
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