Beginning in journalism as Woman’s Editor at The Times of Gainesville, Georgia Alma Kennedy Bowen spent thirty-five years essay editor in reporting communications and marketing. This included a tenure as editor of The Poultry Times, a national trade publication serving the poultry industry. Mentors in the newspaper business have included local journalism giants, Charlie Smithgall, Lou Fockele, Bob Campbell, Johnny Vardeman, and Phil Hudgins. Muryl Shumaker was one of her mentors in writing for the poultry industry.
A professional and citizen in the finest sense, Alma Bowen has always demonstrated a deep love and commitment to service for the community, local and global. She has held many leadership roles in the arts, education and civic organizations and groups and is a beloved citizen of edit my paper the North Georgia communities.
Following on the heels of publication of the first novel, The Cement Duck, she began work on the next book, also to be framed in the history and locale of Georgia mountain communities.