Kona Morris
kona Kona is a writer and the co-founder and editor of Fast Forward Press, a publication devoted to condensed forms of literature.  She received the Redwood Empire Mensa Award for Creative Non-Fiction in 2006, and she was selected to be a Featured Artist for Connotation Press in 2011.  She has published many short stories and prose poems, and she is working on a novel, as well as a book on the craft of writing with Bobbie Louise Hawkins.  Kona was co-founder of the Write Trash writing group in Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as the forthcoming anthology series, Anthology of the Awkward.  Her work has most recently been published in Linh Dinh's The Lower Half, Connotation Press, Flâneur Foundry, Not Enough NightThe Bathroom, Fast Forward, Monkey Puzzle, Bombay Gin, and Zero Ducats.

She is originally from the small town art hub of Eureka, California, amid enormous Redwood trees and vacant beaches near the Oregon border.  She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, Fairbanks and Fort Yukon, Alaska, and is now part of the writing scene in Denver, Colorado.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing through Naropa University, and she is currently a writing professor in Denver.  Kona also runs her own manuscript editing and critique business (please see the Editing page on this website).