Memmott, Roger Ladd 1944-

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MEMMOTT, Roger Ladd 1944-


Born June 21, 1944, in Salt Lake City, UT; son of Orion (a Union Pacific railroad engineer) and Nelda (a school teacher; maiden name, Petersen) Memmott); married Sharon Benton, July 28, 1966 (divorced); married Marrianne Wood (a retailer), July 1, 1989; children: Christian Aaron. Education: University of California—Irvine, M.F.A., 1970; Brigham Young University, B.B., 1967. Politics: Republican. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (Mormon). Hobbies and other interests: Folk guitar, banjo, dulcimer.


Office—WhiteLight Motion Pictures, Inc., 130 North Butte Street, Suite A, Willows, CA 95988. Agent—Meredith Bernstein, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency, 2112 Broadway, Suite 503-A, New York, NY 10023. E-mail—[email protected].


Fiction writer, poet, editor, and educator. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, assistant professor, 1970-80; University of Connecticut—Stamford, adjunct professor, 1981-85; WhiteLight Motion Pictures, Inc., Willows, CA, vice president of marketing, 1986—.


Ohio Arts Council editorial grant; Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines editorial grant; William H. Taft creative writing fellowship; Charles Phelps Taft creative writing grant; First place, Brass Ring Award, IAAPA, 1996, for writing and design; honorable mention, Flyway magazine, 1998, for short story; first place, Fiction 59 Award, 2000, for short fiction; Writer's Digest National Book Award for Poetry.


Catharsis (novella), Millennium Press, 1985.

Gardening without Gloves (short stories), Gemstone Books/XLibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.

The Gypsy Lover (novel), Gemstone Books/XLibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.

Sweet Sally Ann (novel), Gemstone Books/XLibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2002.

Contributor of short fiction and poetry to periodicals, including Cou-wester, Confrontation, and New Millennium Writings. Former editor, Eureka Review.