My fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in many anthologies and literary journals such as Main Street Rag, Still: The Journal, and Blue Mountain Review. My novel The Psalms of Israel Jones won the 2010 Hackney Award for an unpublished novel and was published by West Virginia University Press in 2014. Since retiring from college teaching in 2011, I hike, bike, write and read religiously in and around the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Doug Dawson hails from Brooklyn, New York, wrote extensively for the US Defense Dept. and as a freelancer had some 40 articles and fiction published by car magazines (“Vette Vues,” “Corvette Enthusiast,” “Corvette” magazine). He holds degrees in music and computer science (American University, Univ. of Maryland, UMBC) has had his short stories accepted for publication by Academy of the Heart & Mind, Ariel Chart, Aphelion Webzine, Literary Yard, Scars Publications in the U.K. (3 stories), Scarlet Review, HellBound Books, LLC (story accepted for an anthology) and poetry accepted by Page & Spine.
Libraries have bookended my life, from my first job at age 10 inventorying books in the school library to serving on an advisory board for the Library of Congress. My career has focused on education. I am currently working on a collection of poems and writing a memoir called “Summers,”
Paul is a retired architect and active writer on architecture, cities, art, ecology and politics. And dogs. He lives Downunder and loves libraries. And dogs.
Mark Kirkbride is the author of The Plot Against Heaven, Game Changers of the Apocalypse (a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards 2019) and Satan’s Fan Club.
Lawrence Miles is a poet living in White Plains, NY.
My first job as a teenager was as a library page, for 70-cents an hour. Loved it! Eventually, I turned into a copywriter, and also worked as a radio disc jockey and TV weatherperson. My previous short story collection, “The Good Dishes,” was published in 2019.
Sharon J. Wishnow is a writer from Northern Virginia. She has an MFA from George Mason University and serves as the Vice President of Communications for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She is represented by Ann Leslie at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourette. You can find her online at www.sharonwishnow.com and Twitter @sjwishnow.
Betsy is a 22-year-old artist from India. She loves to write and paint, often taking inspiration from nature and dreams. She has been previously published in After the Pause, Oyster River Pages and Door is A Jar, among other places.
Sherry Shahan lives in a laid-back beach town in California where she grows carrot tops in ice cube trays for pesto. Her writing has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Confrontation, Oxford University Press, F(r)iction, Critical Read, and is forthcoming from Hippocampus and Fiddlehead. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.