|Linda Boroff graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in English. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Prism International, Cimarron Review, JMWW, Eyeshot, Storyglossia, Ducts, Outsider Ink, Word Riot, The Summerset Review, In Posse Review, Stirring, The Pedestal Magazine, Pulse, Artisan, Riverwalk Journal, Stickman Review, Pig Iron Malt, and others. The feature film, Fashion Victim, for which Linda wrote the screenplay, is going into theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles and DVD in 2009. She has four other screenplays in development and is completing her first novel.|
|Eli S. Evans was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and lives currently in California. His work has been published in magazines such as
n+1, Glimmer Train, Guilt & Pleasure, Eclectica, The Dublin Quarterly, and Johnny America.
|R. Dean Johnson has
written essays and stories which have appeared in Ascent, Natural Bridge, Review, and The Southern Review. He
teaches creative writing at Eastern Kentucky University
and lives in Richmond with his wife, the writer Julie Hensley, and
|Dennis Kaplan is a
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|Corey Mesler has
published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has
published two novels, Talk: A Novel
in Dialogue (2002) and We Are
Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006). His first full length
poetry collection, Some Identity
Problems (2008), is out from Foothills Publishing. His
book of short stories, Listen: 29
Short Conversations, will appear in March 2009. He has
nominated for the Pushcart Prize numerous times, and one of his poems
was chosen for Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. He has two
children, Toby, age 19, and Chloe, age 12. With his wife, he runs
Burke's Book Store, one of the country's oldest (1875) and best
independent bookstores. He also claims to have written "These
Boots are Made for Walking."
|Randy F. Nelson is
Virginia Lasater Irvin Professor of English at Davidson College, where
he teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century American
fiction. His stories have appeared in numerous commercial and
academic publications. Over the years he has been a lifeguard,
textile mill worker, soldier, garbage collector, nurseryman,
and a close companion to several remarkable dogs. He
is married to his high school sweetheart, with whom he has had three
sons and numerous adventures as a Little League and soccer coach.
Nelson is an award-winning teacher as well as a recipient of multiple
prizes for writing. He is currently at work on another collection
of short stories.
|Susan O'Doherty is
a writer, psychologist, and hypnotherapist. She is the author of Getting Unstuck
Without Coming Unglued: A
Woman's Guide to Unblocking (Seal
Press, 2007). She is a popular teacher at mediabistro.com, where she teaches
seminars on overcoming fear of success and on managing motherhood and a
Susan's writing has appeared in Eureka Literary Magazine, Northwest Review, Apalachee Review, Eclectica, Literary Mama, and the anthologies Sex for America: Politically Inspired Erotica (HarperPerennial, 2008), About What Was Lost: Twenty Writers on Miscarriage, Healing, and Hope (Penguin, 2007), and It’s a Boy! (Seal Press, 2005). Her story “Passing” was chosen as the advice column for writers, "The Doctor Is In," appears each Friday on MJ Rose's book-promotion blog, Buzz, Balls, & Hype. for Ballyhoo Stories’ ongoing “Fifty States Project” and is distributed in chapbook form in bookstores and coffeehouses throughout New York State . Her popular
Susan has a private psychotherapy practice in Brooklyn, NY, where she specializes in helping clients discover and enhance their creative gifts.
|James Reed has
published fiction in such
magazines as The
Gettysburg Review, West Branch,
River Styx, and Epicenter as well as the
to Orpheus (Kearney Street Books 2007). Among other awards he holds a National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
|Adina Sara lives in
Oakland, California where she
writes a feature gardening column, "The Imperfect
for a local
newspaper. Her short fiction, essays, and
poems have appeared in Peregrine Press,
Cottage Gardener, East Bay Express, Oxygen,
Green Prints, Restless Me Travel
Magazine, Legal Secretary, Inc. and Lawdragon. Her first book, 100
Words Per Minute: Tales From Behind Law Office Doors (Regent
2006), is a
penetrating and personal look at workplace
issues. Her second book, The
Imperfect Garden is due out from
Regent in early 2009.
|Patricia Anne Smith
writes fiction that draws on her experience as a technical writer for a
variety of San Francisco Bay Area companies during the past 25 years.
|G. K. Wuori is the
author of over seventy stories published throughout the world,
U.S., Japan, India, Germany, Spain, Algeria, Ireland, and Brazil.
A Pushcart Prize winner and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council
Fellowship, his work has appeared in such journals as The Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, Literal Latté, The Barcelona Review, Shenandoah, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, StoryQuarterly, and Five Points. His story
collection, Nude In Tub, was a New Voices Award Nominee by the
Quality Paperback Book Club and his novel, An American Outrage, was Foreword Magazine’s Book
of the Year in fiction. He currently lives in
Sycamore, Illinois where he writes a monthly column called Cold
Iron at www.gkwuori.com , and
blogs at www.fancydancercoachlightcompany.blogspot.com.
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