Bonnie E. Carlson is a retired professor of social work who lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband, dog and three cats. She has published three short stories, "Boost Your T" in Down in the Dirt; "What to Do When You Lose the Love of Your Life" in Foliate Oak; and “Sylvester,” in Praxis, and is completing a novel.
Lynda DeWitt -- A children’s book author, Lynda DeWitt also wrote and edited for the National Geographic Society, Discovery Communications, the National Academies of Sciences, and other nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She writes poetry and is working on a play while running a green-certified small business in the Washington, DC area.
Lynda's poem, "Roulette," was published in Volume 5/July, 2018, of The American Journal of Poetry.
Ana Gardner works as a teacher and researcher in New Jersey, where she is also involved with local literacy and access to education efforts. Her short stories and opinion pieces have appeared in online journals such as 600 Second Saga, Mused, Storyland, and other online and small local prints.
David Gershan works as a clinical psychologist in Chicago, IL. When not at his day job, David can be found playing guitar and indulging in his love of music, literature, and creative writing. David has been published in Flash Fiction Magazine and has written numerous articles for an award-winning mental health blog.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Evening Street Review and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.
Toby Tucker Hecht's fiction has appeared in The MacGuffin, The Baltimore Review, The Summerset Review, New Plains Review, Epiphany, Red Wheelbarrow, Bluestem, Jelly Bucket, and other print and online literary journals. Toby has studied writing with Richard Bausch and taken fiction workshops with Kelly Cherry, Justin Cronin, Chris Offutt, and Pinckney Benedict, and when not writing, can be found at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland where she works to turn molecules into medicines for the benefit of cancer patients.
M. A. Istvan Jr., PhD is known to warp the subjective tapestries of those in his vicinity. Almost everyone who comes into his ever-emanating distortion field will inadvertently take on his reality (his values and goals), finding within themselves a heightened sense of potential where old excuses for not going for the brass ring slip away. Not wanting to feel the spur to evolve, most avoid him out of the same gut instinct that has them avoid meditating yogis and sustained eye contact even with family. Those who do enter his field run the risk of becoming addicted to being at his side. Istvan’s personal challenge has always been to push them from the den, not only so that they may grow on their own, but also so that he may avoid the temptation to make slaves of them in some fashion (having them get his dry cleaning, support him, provide sexual favors, and so on).
Kyle Kutz is a semi-recent graduate of Kutztown University, earning his B.A. in professional writing. His work has appeared in Expressions, Essence, Shoofly, Draft, The Jet Press, Better Than Starbucks!, Not Your Mother's Breast Milk, Gumption, WORK, and Aberration Labyrinth. He resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, writing freelance for LNP and marketing for Woven Spectrums, a local boutique.
Keith Moul's poems and photos are published widely. In August, 2017, Aldrich Press released Not on Any Map, a collection of earlier poems. His current poems are from a new work about prairie life through U.S. history, including regional trials, character, and attachment to the land. They may parallel in some ways Spoon River. They are collected now in Voices Beheath the Winds, seeking a publisher. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7099550113732950447#allposts
Terry Tierney has stories coming or appearing in Jersey Devil Press, Fictive Dreams, SPANK the CARP, Longshot Island, Eunoia Review, Literally Stories and Big Bridge. He has poems coming or appearing in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Front Porch Review, Third Wednesday, Riggwelter, Rat’s Ass Review, Cold Creek Review, The Lake and other publications. His website is http://terrytierney.com.
Sindhu Verma works as a wireless communications engineer in a multinational semiconductor company in Bangalore. She is a graduate in electrical engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Sindhu has a keen interest in technology, literature and fashion. Outside of work, she writes poems and designs clothes. Her poems are personal and heartfelt. They carry her thoughts and feelings regarding issues, people and objects that affect her. Her poems have previously appeared in Acumen, Reading Hour, Every Day Poems, Yellow Chair Review, Wax Poetry Art, The Rain Party & Disaster Society and the Bangalore Poetry Festival 2016 among others. Her blog address is http://sindhuverma.blogspot.in
Carl Wooton is a former contributor to Blue Lake Review and many other publications. He published this summer a collection of twelve short stories, Harmony's Song and Other Stories.
Michael Yaworsky works in the legal field and lives in Rochester, NY.