Adrianna McCollum by Adrianna_Writer | Jan 12, 2023 Adrianna McCollum Adrianna McCollum is a writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She won First Place in Nonfiction in the 73rd Annual Jade Ring Writing Contest and has been published in A Year in Ink: Volumes 15 & 16, Creative Wisconsin Magazine, Defenestration Magazine, The Bark, and Wisconsin Writers Anthology 2022. She was featured in The Oregon Observer in August 2022 and January 2023. Her nonfiction mostly recounts her experiences coming-of-age living with her father in Salt Lake City in the 1980s, while her poetry touches on themes of nature, identity, and motherhood. She is working on final revisions of a middle-grade portal fantasy novel called Peregrine from the Stories. She was inspired to write in the fantasy genre after having an inexplicable experience while attending graduate school at Oxford. She is certain this is why so many of the world’s best fantasy writers come from Oxford, like J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and Philip Pullman. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Academy of American Poets, San Diego Writers, Ink and Wisconsin Writers Association.