Daniel Braaten is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX. and he blogs, mostly about politics, at https://unbridledenthusiasm.blog
Andrew Brown is a full-time freelance writer based in Richmond, Va. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Bacopa Literary Review, New Orleans Review, After Happy Hour Review and more. He's a graduate of the MFA program at George Mason University and lives online at www.brownalerts.com.
Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the author of two books, Reading Berryman to the Dog and Discount Fireworks, and five chapbooks, including Chap Book from Platypus Press, UK. For more information, check her website at www.wendytaylorcarlisle.com.
Dan Coffey is a writer, teacher, and father from Portland, Oregon, and recently had a story published in the anthology Tabletop Tales. He spends most of him time raising two boys and writes when he gets the chance.
Lawrence F. Farrar is a former US diplomat with multiple assignments in Japan as well as postings in Germany, Norway, and Washington, DC. He also lived in Japan as a graduate student and as a naval officer. In addition to Blue Lake Review, Farrar's stories have appeared more than sixty times in lit magazines, such as The Chaffin Journal, Zone 3, Streetlight, Curbside Splendor E-Zine, Evening Street Review, Big Muddy, Tampa Review Online, O-Dark-Thirty, Jelly Bucket, The MacGuffin, and Green Hills Literary Lantern. His stories often involve people coming up against the customs of a foreign culture.
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over thirteen-hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for numerous prizes, and was awarded the 2017 Booranga Writers Centre Prize (Australia) for Fiction. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. To see more of his work, google Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois. He lives in Denver.
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.
Robert Halleck is a retired banker living in Del Mar, California with his muse, Della Janis. He fills his days with poetry, hospice volunteering, golf, and autocross racing. He has authored three volumes of poetry. Recent poems have appeared or will appear soon in The San Diego Poetry Annual, Paterson Literary Review, Chiron, The Stray Branch and Third Wednesday. In 2017 he attended the Kenyon Review poetry workshop with Natalie Shapero.
Christina Kapp's short fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous publications including Limestone, Passages North, Barn Owl Review, Gargoyle, DOGZPLOT, Storyscape Journal, PANK, Anderbo.com, and apt. She teaches at The Writers Circle Workshops in Summit, NJ.
Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a Pushcart nominee with over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pskis Porch), all available via Amazon.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
Kenneth Pobo had a new book out in 2017 from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. In addition to Blue Lake Review, his work has appeared in: Mudfish, Nimrod, Hawaii Review, and elsewhere.