Corey J. FLanagan lives in Columbus, OH.
Growing up I would hear about a famous professional athlete or musician or political figure referred to as the "pride" of their hometown. I never thought much of it as kid. As I got older I realized that to be the pride of your hometown meant that you accomplished something incredible. It meant that you were loved and celebrated by not only your friends and family, but your community.
I never saw eye to eye with my hometown in Bluefield, WV. Maybe I was to blame or maybe I was just never meant to be there. Regardless, that's the city where I began writing. Bluefield has given the world Nobel Prize Winners and Superbowl Champions, but more importantly Bluefield gave the world me whether she liked it or not.
My name is Corey J. Flanagan and I'm the Pride of Bluefield.