Dee Langston is a freelance writer and editor who lives and works in Elizabeth City, N.C. She's the mother of four quasi-adult children, a compulsive gardener, and can make a pretty good pot of soup. Formerly the editor of Water Colors magazine, Dee also has worked as an assistant news editor at an Elizabeth City newspaper and as a reporter at small newspapers in Wake, Franklin and Halifax counties.
A relative late bloomer, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the same year her youngest child, generally referred to as the kid, completed kindergarten. While at UNC, Dee earned a bachelors degree in journalism, and was the red-headed step-child of the creative writing department. Under the tutelage of Doris Betts, one of North Carolina's finest writers, Dee won the senior prize for fiction, a detail she generally leaves out when applying for reporting positions.
Dee is currently enrolled in graduate-level courses from UNC's School of Journalism, working towards a certificate in Communications and Technology (translation: How to survive as a newshound in the era of the Internet). She hopes to complete the program before the kid graduates from college. Dee can be reached by .