Public – Ed Davis

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 My novel The Psalms of Israel Jones won the 2010 Hackney Award for an unpublished novel and was published by West Virginia University Press in 2014.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.

Banned Books – Doug Dawson

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.

The Name on the Overdue Book Card – Cynthia Dorfman

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,”

Thank You For Using Fairfax County Public Library – Sharon J. Wishnow

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 and Twitter @sjwishnow.