Kacy Fallon is a new first-time mom, proud military wife, writer, and educator living in Mary Esther, FL. Currently, Kacy teaches online as an adjunct professor of English at Endicott College in Beverly, MA, where she previously served as the Director of the Writing Center before relocating to FL for her husband’s career in the Air Force. Kacy has taught first-year writing, literature, and writing workshops. Favorite courses include Rebels and Misfits, Introduction to Creative Writing, Short Fiction, Poetry, Novel Writing, and Women in Literature. In general, Kacy loves teaching creative writing craft and workshop courses.
Kacy writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, often intersecting the genres. Her work explores how we become who we become. Additionally, her research interests include hybrid genres, especially the lyrical essay; time in narration and narrative time (Swiss time in Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, for example); writing program and center pedagogies; feminist theory, particularly applied to children’s literature; and lost meaning in translation, from Greek mythology to the Bible to Dante. A survivor of domestic violence, she is also interested in trauma writing and healing through writing.
Kacy earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. There, she completed a novel titled I Don’t, which follows the quest of a 22-year-old woman to Italy where she must choose between self-love and true love. Her second manuscript, My Foreign Languages, is a collection of nonfiction prose poems that attempts to chronicle and understand domestic violence. Her short stories and poems have been published in PANK Magazine, Euphony, Boston Poetry Magazine, Transfer, Red Light Lit, Ghost Town, Dryland, Fredericksburg Review, and 50-Word Stories, among others.
Additionally, Kacy holds a Bachelor’s in English from the University of South Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She studied Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England, as well as poetry and translation at Florence University of the Arts in Italy.
Kacy strives to be an Associate Professor of English at a state university or community college, teaching creative writing and literature classes, as well as writing, researching, and publishing both creative and academic work. She actively seeks agent representation to publish her two manuscripts. She also hopes to serve in a writing program or center again where she can help student writers find their voices and the confidence to use them. One of her overarching goals is to make writing fun and accessible—a difficult task when most people proclaim that they “hate” writing! She believes that creative writing allows you to explore, activating stories that have been living inside of you waiting to be told.