Michael Chaney teaches in the English department of Dartmouth College. His writings have appeared in or are forthcoming from Callaloo, African American Review, Molotov Cocktail, Hobo Pancakes, Gone Lawn, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a novel about the absurdities of the pharmaceutical industry.
Lindsay Daigle is a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School in New York City, and whose. work has been featured in the Clemson Poetry Review, the Best American Poetry blog, Columbia Poetry Review, and is forthcoming in Barn Owl Review, Quarterly West, and Artichoke Haircut.
Bluezette La Feir was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater. She has written for the theater, creating and performing several one-woman shows. Through world travel she has gained inspiration through the sights and sounds of her journeys. She writes poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, and biographical works. She now resides in the free-range cattle country of the southern New Mexico desert. Her work has appeared in decomP, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Forge, and she has contributed to Velvetparkmedia.com. Her flash fiction piece, “Bangs,” was nominated for the Best of the Net 2012 anthology.
G. D. McFetridge -- Former Canadian war correspondent G. D. McFetridge writes from his home in Montana's snowy Sapphire Mountains. His fiction and essays are published across America, in Canada and the UK.
Robert Marshall's novel, A Separate Reality, was released in 2006 by Carroll & Graf and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. In its review of A Separate Reality, The Washington Post called it “as good an encapsulation of adolescence as you’re likely to read.” His work has also appeared in Salon, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Alembic, apt, Event, DUCTS, Stickman Review, Blithe House Quarterly, The Coe Review, Foliate Oak, and numerous other publications, including the anthologies Queer 13 and Afterwords. In 2007, my investigative feature “The Dark Legacy of Carlos Castaneda” was chosen for “Best of Salon.” As well as being a writer, Robert is also a visual artist. He has exhibited widely in both Europe and the United States at venues such as Richard Anderson Fine Arts, the Peter Kilchmann Gallerie in Zurich, the Köln Art Fair, White Columns, and the Brooklyn Museum. He is a recipient of fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2002, he developed and was for three years the director of Prose in General, a reading series at Art in General that focused on the intersection of fiction and the visual arts.
Barry W. North is a previous contributor to Blue Lake Review. He is a sixty-eight-year-old retired refrigeration mechanic. Since his retirement in 2007, he has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, won the 2010 A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction, and, more recently, won Honorable Mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paterson Literary Review, Slipstream, The Dos Passos Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Amoskeag, and others. He has published two chapbooks. Along the Highway, a fiction chapbook, was published by White Eagle Coffee Store Press in 2010, and his first chapbook of poems, Terminally Human, was just published by Finishing Line Press. For more information visit his website www.barrynorth.org.
Bill Ratner is a graduate of Vermont College of the Arts, having earned a BA in creative nonfiction writing. He is a regular on the national storytelling festival scene and has had stories featured on National Public Radio’s Strangers, Good Food, and The Business. He isan eight-time winner of The Moth StorySLAMs, and his solo show “Voices in my Head: A Life” was selected Best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012. A personal essay was selected for publication in The Missouri Review’s audio essay contest. He has worked as a voiceover performer on movie trailers, documentaries, and computer games, and is the voice of the character “Flint” on G.I. Joe, Robot Chicken, and Family Guy. His writing has appeared in The Amor Fati, National Cheng Kung Literary, NiteBlade.com, Pleiades, Spork, Southern Anthology, TV Marquee, with a new essay coming out in The Baltimore Review. He has studied with poet Tom Absher and short story writer Diane McKnight at Vermont College of the Arts, and poet Jack Grapes in Los Angeles.
Jean Ryan is a prior contributor to Blue Lake Review. She is a native Vermonter, lives in Napa, California. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of other journals, including Other Voices, Pleiades, The Summerset Review, The Massachusetts Review, Damselfly and Earthspeak. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, she has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. A collection of her short stories, SURVIVAL SKILLS, was published by Ashland Creek Press in April 2013. Please visit her website at http://jean-ryan.com/
Rob Schultz taught mostly comp classes at two universities, Western Michigan and Virginia Commonwealth, before drifting into radio and voice work. A novel, tentatively entitled “On-Air,” nears completion. Stories and poems have appeared in more than twenty-five publications, most recently Euphony, New Plains Review and Prime Mincer.
Frank Scozzari is a previous contributor to Blue Lake Review. His fiction has also previously appeared in various other literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, South Dakota Review, Folio, The Nassau Review, Roanoke Review, Pacific Review, Reed Magazine, Ellipsis Magazine, Sycamore Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, The MacGuffin, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Chrysalis Reader, and many others. Writing awards include Winner of the National Writer’s Association Short Story Contest and three publisher nominations for the Pushcart Prize of Short Stories.