A graduate of Dartmouth College, Randy B. Young first worked as an award-winning advertising copywriter in New Hampshire. After migrating south, he worked in communications for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), but he concurrently maintained an award-winning newspaper feature for 20 years and regularly wrote for regional lifestyle and sports publications. This is his first book.
After retiring from UNC, Randy has continued to write, focusing on social commentary, often ironical and always seasoned with humor. He calls Chapel Hill, North Carolina home, though he admits that he “vacationed in New England for a few decades.” A self-described “child of I-95” and a lover of travel, the road has informed so many of his fond and formative memories of family as well as his writing.
Randy remains active, coaching high school track and field, teaching, and promoting a photography business. He married Kelly Maddry Young in 1992. Their daughter Alexa went to Emory University in Atlanta, earned her master’s degree in public health from UNC, and lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Their son Harrison graduated from UNC and is pursuing a career in medicine at Yale University. Both children currently live many miles from Chapel Hill, but that’s just another excuse for Randy, Kelly, and their lovable dog Jasper (a mix of “something spaniel” and Forrest Gump) to jump on I-95 and visit.
Mark your calendar for Sept. 19, when Flyleaf Books will be hosting a signing / talk promoting my book "And the Stars Flew with Us," available for purchase at their store. It's a perfect chance to support Flyleaf and to buy a copy of the book for you or even for the readers on your upcoming Holiday gift lists.
Tuesday, September 19
Signing: 5:30 p.m.
Talk: 6:00 p.m.