William Alton, a prior Blue Lake contributor, was born November 5, 1969 and started writing in the Eighties while incarcerated in a psychiatric prison. Since then his work has appeared in Main Channel Voices, World Audience and Breadcrumb Scabs among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has published one book titled Heroes of Silence. He earned his both BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where he continues to live.
Michael Bradburn-Ruster has published poetry, fiction, translations, and scholarly works in international journals including Able Muse, Cincinnati Review, Sacred Web, Eastown Fiction, Damazine (Syria), and Antigonish Review. Forthcoming publications include Grey Sparrow Journal and Drunken Boat. A frequent contributor to Poetry Salzburg Review, he has been a featured reader at the Monterey Bay Poetry Festival. He earned a doctorate from UC Berkeley, and has taught literature, philosophy, comparative religions and mythology in California, Oregon, and Arizona. His book The Angel or the Beast explored the interplay of philosophy, mysticism, theology and literature in the Spanish Renaissance. Obsessed with “classical” music of all periods, he is not infrequently tormented by exquisite dreams of living in the Austrian Alps or on the Breton coast.
Isaac Boone Davis is a writer living and working throughout the United States. His work has appeared in Writethis.com, The Smokelong Quarterly, Fiction 365, My Audio Universe, and P.I.F.
Bernard Hafeli has been an advertising writer since 1975. He's published five short stories and one novella in other literary journals.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published three collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, and Cognitive Distortion. She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review. Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191382454 and
Jim Kettlewell is 63 years old, married with 3 children and 8 grandchildren. He is recently retired and is taking college courses in poetry and fiction.
Neil Mathison is and essayist and short-story writer who has been a naval officer, a nuclear engineer, an expatriate businessman living in Hong Kong, a corporate vice-president, and a stay-at-home-dad. His essays and short stories have appeared in The Ontario Review, Georgia Review, Southern Humanities Review, North American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Agni, Under the Sun, - divide-, Bellowing Ark, Pangolin Papers, Blue Mesa Review, and elsewhere. Forthcoming are essays in Northwind, Blue Lyra Review, and Under the Sun. Neil lives and writes in Seattle. Neil’s essay, “Volcano: an A to Z” was recognized as a “notable essay” in Best American Essays 2010. Neil's author’s website link is http://www.neilmathison.net/"
henry 7. reneau, jr., a previous Blue Lake contributor, has been published in various journals/anthologies, among them, Nameless Magazine; Subliminal Interiors Literary Arts Magazine; The Chaffey Review; The View From Here; FOLLY Magazine; Entering; Tule Review; BlazeVOX; Black Heart Magazine; Forty Ounce Bachelors; Suisun Valley Review; and Tidal Basin Review. He has also self-published a chapbook entitled 13hirteen Levels of Resistance. His favorite things are Rottweilers, books relevant to a concealed, but actual, reality, his “fixie,” and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk.
Joe Ronchetti is a writer of short fiction and poetry, and a construction worker who lives in Florida.