Bob Beach’s stories have appeared in more than a dozen publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, The Woven Tale Press, and The Penmen Review. He spent many years as a writer and designer for print and film in advertising and enjoyed a brief career as a fine artist. He also taught for many years at Bowling Green State University. He holds BSc and MFA degrees from BGSU and is currently enrolled in the MA Creative Writing program at Wilkes University. He resides in Toledo, Ohio. His website is www.bobbeach.com.
Elizabeth Brown is an emerging short story author, transitioning from her professional career as a medical writer where everything she wrote had to be utterly true. She is revelling in the creative and imaginative opportunities of fiction.
Leah Browning is the author of three nonfiction books for teens and pre-teens and six chapbooks. Her most recent chapbook of flash fiction, Orchard City, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. Browning’s fiction and poetry have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Watershed Review, Superstition Review, Random Sample Review, Newfound, The Homestead Review, Santa Ana River Review, Coldnoon, The Stillwater Review, and elsewhere. Her website is located at www.leahbrowninglit.com.
Dan Crosby has published short fiction in many of Canada's leading literary journals, including The Fiddlehead, Event, The Windsor Review, Scrivener, Carousel, circa, The Danforth Review, and Green's Magazine. He lives in Whitby, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Dennis Donoghue is a past contributor to BLR. His work has been published in various journals and magazines. His memoir, The Final One Eighty, chronicling his last year teaching sixth grade, was published by Adelaide Books in May 2020.
Korinne Ellert is a college Junior and a poet from Indiana. She writes grief poetry, and often writes about mental illness, feminism, significant cultural events, sexuality, and magic. Currently, Korinne lives with her girlfriend in their small apartment near their college campus with their three cats: Jammy, Florence, and Fatty. She started seriously writing poetry when she was thirteen, seven years ago, and has written and performed spoken word poetry statewide.
William Heath has published two chapbooks, Night Moves in Ohio and Leaving Seville; two books of poems, The Walking Man and Steel Valley Elegy; three novels: The Children Bob Moses Led (winner of the Hackney Award), Devil Dancer, and Blacksnake's Path; a work of history, William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest (winner of two Spur Awards); and a collection of interviews, Conversations with Robert Stone. www.williamheathbooks.com
Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner, the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021 and his bio is featured in “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020.” Bruce has over three hundred works published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, The Drabble; nearly seventy print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal; Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites (on-line and print) and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine. Visit him at www.brucelevine.com
J Michael Tynan hails from Cork City, Ireland. He worked for 40 years at the Irish Examiner newspaper as a sub-editor and equestrian correspondent. His poetry has been published in Bindweed Magazine (Belfast) and The Broadkill Review (Delaware, USA). He co-wrote the winning entry in the 2019 Cork International Folk Festival Song Contest. He has staged two exhibitions of works combining his poetry and photography. Delving into film (scriptwriter/producer/director) has seen his first short, "Sorry", selected for Chicago Indie Film Festival, Fastnet FF, LA Mega Fest, Madrid Arthouse FF, Stockholm Short FF and Roma Short FF. He is making preparations for his second film.