Anne G’Fellers-Mason is the Executive Director of the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. She has worked for the nonprofit for over ten years. Anne has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and History from Mars Hill University, a Master of Arts in History from East Tennessee State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from Hollins University. She puts her research and writing skills to use to craft original, history-based plays for the Heritage Alliance that are presented in schools, museums, and even in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Her cemetery play “A Spot On the Hill” has been held in the historic cemetery every year since 2014.
When she’s not researching or writing history, she publishes short stories and novels that are set in the Appalachian region. Her first novel The Summer Between was published in 2018 by Mountain Gap Books. She also has two, short stories included in Haints and Hollers: New Ghost Tales from Appalachia. Two of her ten-minute plays have been published in anthologies by YouthPLAYS. Anne lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee with her spouse and their three, energetic cats.