Courtney Miller Santo begins promising writing career
By Barb Elder
When I first moved to Cooper-Young I met Courtney Miller Santo before I ever picked up a copy of the LampLighter. When we met I remember someone saying, “She’s editor of the LampLighter.” I had to ask “What’s the LampLighter?” Over the next few years I because well acquainted with the CY neighborhood paper and with Courtney’s amazing work for our community.
Well, Courtney’s life has taken off in a new direction since moving on from the LampLighter. In the September 2011 issue of Memphis magazine there is a beautiful piece about the upcoming fiction book that Courtney is honing. Fresh out of the University of Memphis with a MFA in Creative Writing, she already has attracted an agent, a publisher, and a sweet contract for not one, but two books. Suffice it to say, many people are excited about her work! The title of her first book is Roots of the Olive Tree and is due out in summer 2012 from publisher William Morrow.
We will certainly keep the neighborhood up-to-date on Courtney’s accomplishments, but for now, congratulations Courtney! We are cheering you on and couldn’t be prouder!