​Dakota Shortridge is an Appalachian writer published in “The Clinch Mountain Review” and an alumni of Sigma Tau Delta. Dakota has a B. A. in English from Concord University and works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Born in Welch, West Virginia and raised in Tazewell, Virginia, Dakota is a cat mom of three, as well as a loving aunt, sister and daughter. ​Works by this author can be found on Amazon


On Pain Through Love

“On Pain through Love” is a collection of writings on erotic, distorted and aggressive love. This collection questions romantic definitions through the eyes of abuse, negligence, and loneliness. How does one love when they have lost their god? How does one heal after all has been broken and taken away? Join author Dakota Shortridge in exploring these questions of healing, love, and god.