Kim Cusimano is married with two step-sons. She was set on becoming a writer until a tenth grade English class changed her mind. She has just recently renewed her interest in writing, and she squeezes in some writing time between cleaning the house and working part-time at a day care center.
Donna Freeman has been writing poetry since age 12. At age 60, she was motivated to try and publish a poem, entering a contest offered by the Providence Journal in RI. Of 700 entries, a first, second and third prize were awarded and she won runner up. Donna has continued writing and has taken two on-line poetry courses while working as a clinical social worker by day. She lives in southern Rhode Island.
Adam InTae Gerard received his B.A. in English Literature from Iowa State University (2009). Adam is currently a third-year master’s student studying philosophy at Northern Illinois University. His poems have appeared in the November 3rd Club, Sketch, Paper Darts, and P&W. Adam is a jerk and prefers bowl ramen noodles. Bathroom stalls across the nation are inscribed with his lithe stroke and political commentary.
John Harper has an MFA from the University of Iowa. He lives in Vermont and works as a counselor.
Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer and small business owner of custom imprinted promotional products and apparel: www.promoman.us, from Itasca, Illinois. He is heavily influenced by: Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, and Allen Ginsberg. His new poetry chapbook with pictures, titled From Which Place the Morning Rises, and his new photo version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom are available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/promomanusa. The original version of The Lost American: from Exile to Freedom, can be found at: http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-46091-7.
Mitzi McMahon's stories have appeared in The Evansville Review, The Bitter Oleander, Night Train,. Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. She holds a BA in Business.
Brandon Monk is an attorney and reader in a small city in Texas. He writes about reading, learning, and writing at readlearnwrite.com.
Gary V. Powell is a prior contributor to Blue Lake Review. His stories have appeared in several other print and online literary journals, including moonShine Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Blue Lake Review, and The Newport Review. In addition, several of his stories have placed or been selected as finalists in national contests. Most recently, his story "Home Free" won an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest and his story "Super Nova" received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Press 53 Awards. His first novel, Lucky Bastard, is currently available through Main Street Rag Press."
Edmond Stanberry currently teaches English in South Korea.
Lenore Weiss lives in Oakland, California and completed a Masters Degree in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. Her work has been widely published online and in journals including The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Nimrod International Journal, Copper Nickel, and Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal as well as anthologized in Not a Muse: Inner Lives of Women and Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems. Her collections include “Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail” (2011) from Finishing Line Press and “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications. West End Press brought out her full collection the spring of 2012, “Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island.” She is a Contributing Editor to radiuslit.org.
Carl Wooton's stories have appeared in The Hudson Review, Literary Review, Georgia Review, and a dozen other journals and/or magazines.He has taught writing/literature for forty-eight years