Award Description: <p>Trina Gallop was raised in rural North Carolina with childhood aspirations of writing. She successfully pursued a formal education from the University of Virginia and Cornell University, earning a BA and MS, respectively. Her greatest learning potential, however, commenced during her studies abroad in Nigeria. Ms. Gallop edits and writes technical documentation at an e-commerce company in Charlottesville, VA. She received the Go On Girl 2001 Unpublished Writer Award for ""Elizabeth's Eyes,"" a novel excerpt from ""Shades of Gray."</p><p>"