Jo Carson lives and works in Johnson City, Tennessee, where she writes plays, short stories, essays, and poems. She has authored a series of monologues and dialogues that she has performed for audiences at music festivals. A collection of this material, Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet, is available from Orchard Books in New York. She has been an occasional commentator on National public Radio's All Things Considered for five years. Carson won awards in 1984 from the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and in 1986 from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her script Daytrips received the 1989 Joseph P. Kesserlring Award. In the spring of 1991 Carson was commissioned to write a full-length play about the life of Davy Crockett.