William L. Alton is a prior contributor to Blue Lake Review. He 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 both his BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where he continues to live. You can find him at williamlalton.com.
Kristen Brida is a a sophomore pursuing Creative Writing, Publishing and Advertising at Susquehanna University. She has loved poetry ever since she got Shel Silverstein's Falling Up at a book fair in kindergarten.
Timothy Caldwell -- In 1972, Timothy Caldwell began a career as a singer and teacher in higher education that would last almost forty years. His articles have been published by major professional journals and magazines, and his book, Expressive Singing, was published by Prentice Hall (1994). He has appeared on many radio programs as a national advocate for better mental health treatment for veterans and their families, and is currently at work on his second novel and a collection of short stories. He lives with his life partner Barbara and writes under the pen name JT Caldwell.
Alan Catlin has been publishing since the seventies. He has hundreds of credits ranging from the obscure to the recognizable, from mimeo to the internet.
Susan Elliott's poetry has appeared in The Ohio River Review and Alehouse and is forthcoming from The Atticus Review. She holds an MA in English from Saint Louis University, and she will begin her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013.
Jo Heath, once a mathematics professor, is now a writer who lives with her husband Bob in a house in the woods just over the interstate from Auburn, Alabama.
Amelia Holden is a high school English teacher and graduate student who writes because she feels her students deserve better than Twilight. She is happily married and plays Super Woman to her son’s brilliant Incredibly Hulk portrayal. She is currently finishing her first novel.
Lizzy Huitson has had poetry published in various journals and magazines, including The Waterhouse Review, GlassFire Magazine and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She has also published an ebook of poetry, titled Honeycomb Bones. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/276356
John Miatech has previously contributed to BLR. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and have lived in California since 1975. He has attended workshops conducted by Robert Bly, William Stafford, Leslie Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, Etheridge Knight, Clive Matson, and many others. He also attended the 2012 San Francisco Writer’s Conference where he won the award for poetry. John currently works as a special education teacher in northern California. In addition to Blue Lake Review, his work has appeared in Anesthesia Review, BlazeVox, RiverSedge, Cellar Roots, Big River Poetry Review, Savasvati, and Northwest Review.
N. West Moss's writing has or will appear in the Science Section of The New York Times, The Westchester Review, The Parents League Journal of New York, Blotter Magazine and elsewhere. She is a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow, as well as a 2012 & 2013 Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) Fellow. She is working on a collection of short stories that take place in, around and near Bryant Park in New York City, as well as a novel set in 1870s New Orleans.
Matt Reed lives in Anchorage, Alaska. His previous publication credits include, "The Midweek Trainer," The Nevada Review, Spring 2013, and "Powder Day," Stymie Magazine, forthcoming.
Jenny Wales Steele's fiction has appeared in The Ampersand Review, juked.com, Harpur Palate, Salt Hill, The First Line, darkskymagazine.com, verdadmagazine.org, jerseyworks.com, Quay Journal, and in several other journals, and she's been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. A native Arizonan, she lives in Tucson.