Essay: Love, Barbeque and Food
Kip lives in sunny Phoenix, where his wife makes him watch Poltergeist
while insisting clowns are not scary. You can find his work scattered
about the Internet, at Foundling Review, Inkspill, Monkey Bicycle,
Absinthe Revival, and a few other places, proving that a blind squirrel
does occasionally find a nut. When not telling lies, he makes a few
bucks cobbling together boring manufacturing articles for technical
Essay: Snug Chaps and Meditation
Biography: Meredith studies Geography, which suits her on the road lifestyle.
Originally from West Texas, Meredith has worked as a horse wrangler and
trainer as well as a recreational mountaineer. Currently, she lives in
Lander, Wyoming where she writes for NOLS Alumni Magazine.
Fiction: Killer Storm,
Jim lives in Huntersville, NC,
with his wife and two cats. His stories have appeared in Every Day
Fiction, Long Story Short, Static Movement and others.
He currently serves as a flash fiction editor for Apollo’s Lyre. You can
read more of his stories at
Essay: Then There Were Ten...cats,
My Pet Project - Tax Time,
Good-bye Bug, Her Majesty,
Rick is a retired middle school teacher who lives in Moreno Valley,
California, with his wife of almost thirty-five years (poor soul, her,
not him), their disabled daughter, one of their sons and his ex-wife (?)
and two children, Rick and Sallys grandchildren, and ten cats! Yes, ten.
Don't ask. Rick has had many articles, stories, poetry, or memoirs published.
Fiction: The Karotid Kid
Biography: Anita, too, is
73, an artist living in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, currently finishing up her
Mother's memoir of the early 1900's in up-North Wisconsin titled "How
Come You Never Smile?"
Amy is a freelance writer who hails from the land of
sky-blue waters: Minnesota. She also loves to volunteer teaching
English as a Second Language, advocate for animals, and travel
Essay: Manifesto of a Militant
Biography: Lori has written a collection of
short stories, essays, and poetry. She recently completed her first
screenplay and is now working on a novel. She is a member of the
Scottsdale Society of Women Writers. A Realtor by trade for the past 16
years. Undaunted by any subject, Lori has a sense of social
responsibility and devotion to community that is expressed in her
writing. Lori was born in New Mexico, moved to Phoenix twenty-seven
years ago, where she lives with her partner of twenty-five years. Lori
can be contacted at
Travel Essay: PhnomPenh: where
Christina is a reporter for The
Associated Press in Los Angeles and former correspondent in Latin
America where she wrote for The New York Times, The Miami Herald, The
Financial Times, Business Week, Time, and many other news publications.
Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been published by
Straitjackets Magazine, The Oddville Press and Liquid Silver eBooks.
about Yesterday?, An Idaho Morning
Jonell Hoffman is retired and lives in Tyler, Texas, with her husband
Ray. She was editor of her high school newspaper and wrote a column
for her hometown newspaper. In the past she has typed medical
textbooks and a personal novel for a doctor, but now she has a new
novel in the works, “For The Love Of Annabel”, published by Infinity
Publishing. She has written several short stories, and really enjoys
writing stories about her childhood in the country. It may be noted
that she has very low vision, and yet she continues to write. She does
this to encourage others with handicaps.
Ann K. Howley
Essay: Beauty School Drop Out
I am a freelance writer in Bethel Park, PA. My work has
previously appeared in Skirt! Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, LA
Reader, Writers News Weekly and other publications. I also just finished
writing a humorous coming-of-age memoir called Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone
Robin's Mysterious Disappearance
Lucille Joyner pursued a jazz career in
New York City until she married and started a family. Her writing was
launched when a mayor asked her to ghostwrite and the local editor
offered a column. Her stories are published in the Piano Technicians
Guild Journal, a Volvo dealer’s newsletter, and at special times in the
local newspaper. She is currently working on several books. While she
began as a Musician who enjoyed writing, she is now a Writer who enjoys
Travel article: Driving the Infamous
Biography: Johnna is a
freelance writer and compulsive traveler. Born in New York, she
currently lives in St. Louis, MO, and has no idea where she may end up
Fiction: Last to Know
Karen's work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times,
Miranda Literary Journal, Long Story Short,
The Miami Herald, Beverly Hills
90210, Brentwood News, and the recent anthology,
Freckles to Wrinkles, among others. One of her stories was
a finalist for the Third Glass Woman Prize, and another
included in the 2007-2008 edition of The Best of the Foliate
Oak. Currently she is submitting her first novel for
publication, and working on a short fiction collection.
Look what the cat dragged in,
Jackie says: I am a native Virginian who
bounced around the country and landed in the middle of Texas. Along the
way, I found my husband on a battleship in California where we both
worked at a shipyard. Currently, I try to amuse myself and others on my
Essay: Confessions from a
Biography: Katie says: I'm a fourteen year old freshman from Wisconsin who
doesn't have much published but is trying hard. I have a love for tea
and baking, and a large dream of someday graduating from The University
Essay: Secret Transcript,
The Book Whisperer,
Larry Keith is happily retired after a long career as a writer and
editor at Sports Illustrated. He is a former adjunct professor at the
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is currently a
member of the Board of Visitors of the School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at
Fiction: Mozart's Marrow,
Michael is the author of numerous books,
articles, and stories. He teaches communication at Boston College.
Fiction: The Box
June Kimmell is a writer and artist living in Warrenton, Virginia.
Her first novel, "The Mystery of David's Bridge", will be
published in 2004 by Hillilard & Harris. When not working on
her novels, she keeps busy writing poetry and short stories for a
variety of venues.
Essays, et cetera: The Editor's Page
Biography: Editor of Clever Magazine since its inception since
Fiction: Bed Rest
is the Interview Editor at
THIS Literary Magazine.
Most recently her fiction has been chosen to appear in
the Lost Children Charity Anthology, the first print Anthology of
Pure Slush - Slut, The Toucan Magazine, Wilderness House Literary
Review, Anatomy, Larks Fiction Magazine, and Connotations among others. You
can contact her at Attn: MAK
firstname.lastname@example.org or via her blog site
Echos & Visions.
She can also be found on Facebook.
Jessica holds a Masters degree in Recreation
and Park Administration, and has
worked for the
National Recreation Foundation and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Writing
credits include the online
magazines Stories For Children and The Chick Lit Review.
Essay: The Koala: a wildlife
Biography: One of our Australian friends.
Essay: Gorilla Vegetarian
Travel Essay: Zimbabwe
Pet Pages: Cheetah,
the rescued greyhound
Smith Levinson is a writer by night. Her poetry, and a short story have
appeared in Small Press magazines and in the San Jose Mercury News. Two
essays have been published in Clevermag, an online magazine.
day, Ms. Levinson is a Marriage, Family Therapist. She has written
numerous workbooks on the topics of
self-esteem, couple’s communication, and toxic love
relationships. In addition, she has written a self-published book called
Love At Last: Finding
Your Right Mate.
Biography: I am a freelance technical writer from St. Paul,
Minnesota who genuinely loves writing technical material. It's such a
challenge to create materials that help people use technology to better
their lives. I've written all my life and recently decided to delve into
the world of personal essay and article writing. When I'm not writing,
you can find me out at clubs seeing live music, traveling, chatting
online, playing online games, or just playing with my husband, dog, and
Fiction: If Words could Kill
Biography: Nomi lives in the Bay Area of California. She mainly writes flash
fiction but is also working on a novel. Her work has appeared in Dew on
the Kudzu, Powder Burn Flash, Breadcrumb Sins, Flashshot, The Linnet's
Wings, Soft Whispers, The Bicycle Review, and Shoots and Vines.
Movie essay: Casino Royale
Biography: Charles says: While I grew up in Montreal Canada I have been unable
to extricate myself from Ann Arbor Michigan. Largely this has been
the fault of my graduate studies (and a related pig-headedness). To
date I have masters degrees in cultural anthropology and social work and at present I am working on a Phd. in
Higher Education. That said, of recent
I have begun to direct my energies instead to freelance writing.
Movie essays are a particular favorite. Anthropologically minded
travel essays are yet another passion. I expect to do quite a bit
of the latter as soon we are off to Bombay India for a year, at least.
I have two daughters, ages two and five, who are nothing less than
this father’s sun and moon.
Travel Essay: Inside Siberia
Biography: I'm an engineer in
my late fifties and have traveled extensively in the course of my work
and also as a child because my father did a similar job to the one I do
now. I love to write and have written a couple of humorous novels which
I am revising at the moment. I intend writing a series of novels
and maybe try to get them published one day.
Travel essay: South to Malaga
Biography: I am 52 and live
in East Devon, UK. I am a electronics
design engineer and part time archaeologist, also a qualified
photographer. I was brought up in
Australia, lived and worked in New Zealand, South Africa, Germany and
Saudi Arabia, and did a 7 year stint in the Army. I
have ambitions to be a full time travel writer.
Essay: Irrational Fears
Barbara is a practicing family law attorney and mediator in Fort
Lauderdale where she finds plenty of material for her writing in the
quirky people she meets everyday. She is the author of “I’m Not Talking
About You, Of Course,” a collection of humorous essays, and “The Fight
for Magicallus,” a children’s book. Both of these e-books are available
Essay: Never Sing the Blues in
the author of There's Nothing Funny About Running, The Legend of
Boomer Jack, Why Run If No One Is Chasing You? and Wimps Like Me.
He has three novels due out this year: Scout’s Oaf (Cedar Grove
Books), Summer With Dad (Eternal Press) and Third Rate Romance (Whispers
Publishing). Tim has also completed nine screenplays, co-authored a TV
reality show, Homes Left Behind (in development at 100% Terry
Cloth), and is a contributing author to over a dozen Chicken Soup for
the Soul books and literary journals.
Fiction: Going in Circles
Biography: Dennis has worked as a therapist in a mental hospital, taught courses on
human relations, and written self-help articles for Hearst Publications.
He says most of what he knows, though, comes from his early days as a
milkman and like Mark Twain, he tries to never let his schooling get in
the way of his education.
Travel Essay: The Man from Cammarata
an avid traveler who enjoys seeing new places, learning the history
firsthand, enjoying the food and meeting people. The most significant
part of travel for her is the encounters with people, including herself!
Her work has appeared in Women'Synergy,
Medulla Times, and the Albany, NY, Times
Peter is a freelance writer and ESL instructor who lives on the
northwest shore of Lake Ontario with his wife and two flat-coated
retrievers. In 2012, he published his first book, Flash! Fiction.
Essay: She Calls me Dude
Biography: P.M. Merlot is an Adjunct Professor for Arcadia University. She
has an MS in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. When
not engaged in the technical, she is a street photographer in Southern
New Jersey and occasionally ventures into other genres. Her cat, Dude,
continues to enjoy his new life with her.
Essay: My Prostate Exam
A retired teacher and state employee living in Davis, California, Paul
was working on several articles, mostly travel-related, when his son was
born. So much for his writing. Now that his son is in college, he’s
doing some writing again.
Biography: Deanna is
a second year MFA student at Butler University in Indianapolis,
Indiana. Her story "Charlie" was published at Subtle Fiction, "Orchard"
was published at A Small, Good Magazine and "Birthday House" is being
published in the February issue of Scissors and Spackle literary
magazine. Her poem "Sewing Room" was published in IUPUI's genesis [sic]
literary magazine as Best in Poetry.
Essay: The Tracker,
My Lovebirds' Adventure
Biography: Writing under a pen name, the
authoress is a semi-retired Accountant from Northamptonshire, England,
who now has more time to devote to her hobby of writing. Over the years,
Jezebel has written many poems and humorous anecdotes, including some
about her numerous pets, and some about her holidays in Great Britain to
accompany her photos. Having recently started writing fiction, she now
belongs to a local Creative Writing Group in U3A (University of the
Third Age) and hopes to improve her writing techniques with a view to
publishing some novelty books in the near future.