Notes Concerning La Bibliotheque non Écrite – Phillip T. Stephens

Phillip T. Stephens attended the Michigan State writers’ workshop. He taught writing and design at Austin Community College for 20 years. Phillip’s writing and art appear in anthologies, literary and peer-reviewed academic journals. His work most recently appeared in Lit Up, Literally Literary, Maintenant and Duende. He and Carol live in Oak Hill, Texas where they built a habitat in the shade of their oaks to house foster cats for austinsiameserescue.org. They found new homes for more than three hundred abandoned pets. You can find his work at https://medium.com/wind-eggs

I Was a Thesaurus Addict – Noelle Sterne

Author, editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and academic mentor and nag, I have published over 600 stories, essays, writing craft articles, spiritual pieces, and occasional poems in literary and academic print and online venues. Eons ago, I published a children’s book of original dinosaur riddles (HarperCollins), in print for 18 years. More recently, my handbook to assist doctoral candidates is based on my professional academic practice (PhD, Columbia University): Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping with the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Psychological Struggles (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2015). In my spiritual self-help book, Trust Your Life: Forgive Yourself and Go After Your Dreams (Unity Books, 2011), I draw examples from my academic consulting and other aspects of life to support readers in reaching their lifelong yearnings. Continuing with my own, I am draft-deep in my third novel, with more clogging my files. Website: Trust Your Life Now.

Out of Print – Bobby Parrott

Bobby Parrott earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University. His poems appear or are upcoming in Preface, Grubstreet, Spoon River, Landfill, Poetic Sun, Star*Line, Stick Figure Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. Immersed in a forest-spun jacket of toy dirigibles, he dreams himself out of formlessness in the chartreuse meditation capsule known as Fort Collins, Colorado with his house plant Zebrina, and his wind-up robot Nordstrom.

The trove – Sushma A. Singh

Sushma A.Singh is a practising orthodontist who forayed into writing with her debut book of short stories in 2014 and thereafter delved deeper into poetry. Her work has been published in Brushfire literature and arts journal, Stonecoast review, Dash , Better than starbucks, The Dime Show Review, The Weekly Avocet, Acorn, Frogpond, The Heron’s nest ( haiku shortlisted for Touchstone award 2018) and two anthologies. She resides in Lucknow, India with her husband , a renowned dental surgeon and orthodontist.

Who Writes the Story – Mary Ellen Main

Mary Ellen Main grew up on a small farm in north-central Oklahoma, traveled extensively after college, and now has lived in a small town in the Oklahoma panhandle for the past 17 years. She has written two series of articles for the local newspaper, “Postcards from Abroad” and “Homegrown,” sharing an entertaining view of her family’s life when they lived overseas and her own Oklahoma roots.

She bade me burn her letters. I didn’t. – Robin Hazard Ray

Robin Hazard Ray is a freelance writer, crime-fiction author, and editor. Formerly a journalist, she wrote for the Boston Herald, MIT News, and the ephemeral Library of Congress magazine Civilization. She gives tours at Boston’s historic Mount Auburn Cemetery, research for which often takes her into the rich archives of the city. She lives in Somerville, MA, with her husband and two black cats.

Full Circle – John Darling

Since May of 1976, John Darling has written and has published numerous stories, poems, and articles. His lone play, Stage Directions, has been produced in the United States, Canada, and most recently at the Soho Theater in London, England. He is a multi-genre author whose publications have mostly been short works of fiction and non-fiction, and he has had some poetry published as well. His author website can be viewed here: http://johndarlingauthor.com/ His writing blog can be viewed here: https://johndarling.substack.com/welcome