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Clever Contributors T-Z

Phil Temples

Judith Thomas
Tim Tobin
Leonard Treman
Townsend Twainhart
Eliezer Van Allen
Peter Volpe

Dee Walmsley
Jon Wesick
Melissa Westemeier
Kristy Westphal
Maggie Wing
Brenda G. Wooley
Kristina Yapp
Erick Zeldenberg
Dale Zeller

Phil Temples
Fiction:
Stinky
Biography:
Phil  grew up in Bloomington, Indiana but has lived in and around Boston for the past thirty years. He works as a computer systems administrator at a Boston area university. For over ten years, Phil has written flash and short sci-fi/fantasy primarily for his own enjoyment. His stories have appeared (or will soon appear) in several online journals, including: Bewildering Stories, The Zodiac Review, The World of Myth, InfectiveINk, Daily Frights 2013, Bleeding Ink Anthology, and Stupefying Stories. Phil recently produced a full-length murder-mystery novel, "The Winship Affair" that will be published by Blue Mustang Press in 2013.

Judith Thomas
Essay:
A Hawaiian Love Story
Biography: A long-time resident of Hawaii, Judie, has three grown children and several grandchildren. She loves to spend time with her family, work in her extensive garden and do some writing in her spare time.

Tim Tobin
Fiction:
Cat with no Name
Biography:
Tim holds a degree in mathematics from LaSalle University. He retired from L-3 Communications after a career in software engineering. The Knock on the Door appears in A Fistful of Horror, an anthology from Cruentus Libri Press. Cramer appears in I’ll Never Go Away, an anthology from Rainstorm Press. The Legend of Christmas Past, Fred the Christmas Dog, A Soldier’s Christmas, The Winds of Winter, The Blood Donor, and Revenge on Mummy Mountain have been accepted for anthologies to be published in late 2012 or early 2013. He is a member of the South Jersey Writer’s Group.

Leonard Treman
Fiction:
Red vs. White
Biography:
Leonard is a run of the mill 23 year old author. He was afflicted with autism from a young age whose issues after years of therapy have all but vanished; thus creating a somewhat normal individual with a unique capacity for understanding how people understand things.  

Townsend Twainhart
Travel:
Thanks for the Liberty: when visiting San Francisco
Biography: Townsend Twainhart, a noted California historian, is also published as Chris. J. Wright. 


Eliezer Van Allen
Essay:
A Page on hospital Leadership

Biography:
Eliezer (Eli) Van Allen, MD, is a third year resident in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and he will be starting a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology in July, 2010.  He has found that finding the humor in otherwise stressful situations makes thirty hour shifts in the hospital go by a bit faster.

Peter Volpe
Fiction:
Thinkers Anonymous
Biography:
Peter says: I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University. I have published op-ed pieces in The Raleigh News & Observer and The Durham Herald Sun on various topics (e.g., the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, the war in Iraq, economic policy vis--vis China and Russia). But my true love is fiction, and it was not until recently that I discovered this. My first short story, “Three People Dancing,” will be published in the summer issue of The Zodiac Review. Currently, I am working on a novel. 

Dee Walmsley
Essays:
Manitoba Journal, Proud to be a Canadian, Forest Fire, Beaches on my Mind, Strange Times, Losses, The Moon Bear Problem , Nicki & Ghost, What D'ya Want From me, Kayaking Lessons , Estate Planning, Meet Rebecca, Wild Ways, The Nature in me, and Wildlife Whispers -- a nature column in Clever Magazine
Fiction: Tommy
Travel: Follow the Brits to BC
Biography: Dee hails from White Rock, British Columbia, Canada where she writes about nature and the environment. She passes on her knowledge of how to co-exist with urban wildlife (which she acquired during her years as a wildlife rehabilitator) to school children and anyone else who will listen. Raccoons, are her favorite 'people'! Working on two novels and facilitating a nature writing workshop for Writers' Village University keeps her occupied. Over the years she has produced a number of environmental videos for cable television. She is currently working on 'Wizard of the Woods' - all you ever wanted to know about raccoons, which is scheduled for airing this fall.

Jon Wesick
Essay:
The Human Whisperer
Biography:
Jon says: I host of San Diego’s Gelato Poetry Series and am an editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. I’ve published two hundred fifty poems in journals such as The New Orphic Review, Pearl, Pudding, and Slipstream. I’ve also published over fifty short stories in journals such as Space and Time, Zahir, and Tales of the Talisman. I have a Ph.D. in physics and am a longtime student of Buddhism and the martial arts. One of my poems won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists contest. Another had a link on the Car Talk website.

Melissa Westemeier
Essay:
My Time Off
, Every Day is Earth Day
Biography:
Travis and Brent's mom quit teaching English to pursue her dream of becoming a published writer.  Her addictions include strong coffee, flowers, public radio and writing, of course.

Kristy Westphal
Essay:
The Garbage Can War
Biography:
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, I attended the University of Arizona where I received a BSBA in Finance. I obtained my MBA from Arizona State University. Currently, my primary line of work is in Information Security, for which I write many technical articles to help keep up my skills. Up until last Spring, I had a monthly column for UnixReview.com and have written several articles for SysAdmin magazine as well as SecurityFocus.com.  My true passion; however, lies in writing poetry and fiction. 

Maggie Wing
Fiction:
Funyons
Biography: Maggie writes software and stories in Silicon Valley. She is currently at work on her first two novels.

Brenda G. Wooley
Essay:
The Wild One
Biography: I am a former social worker and office manager and now write full time. My work has appeared in Southern Hum, SouthLit, Amarillo Bay, 5th Story Review and River Walk Journal. I have lived in Illinois and Michigan and now make my home near Paducah, Kentucky, where I am at work on a novel.


Kristina Yapp
Essay:
The Ant Graveyard
Biography:
Kristina is a preschool teacher who lives, works and writes in Steger, IL with her husband, four sons, dog and far too many cats. As often happens with the approach of middle age, Kristina is actively rediscovering the love of creating art and literature that she had as a child. In addition to teaching, hanging out with her family, doing laundry and writing short stories, she enjoys sharing her sometimes inspiring and sometimes distorted opinions about life on her blog, Fat Lazy Soccer Mom Gets Healthy: http://fatlazysoccermomgetshealthy.blogspot.com/2010/07/ant-graveyard.html.  

Erick Zeldenberg
Fiction:
After the Storm
Biography:
Erick lives in New York City and has previously been published in a few music publications including Relix and Seattle's The Rocket.  He does his best to get in solid writing time when he's not catering to a fussy Brittany Spaniel named Henry.