Contributors

Tina Berry lives in London with her nearly grown-up family. Until recently a planner and researcher in advertising and business, she is now an NLP trainer, passionate about helping people fully realise their positive potential.

Julia Cole was born in Chicago and raised in New Jersey.  She loves to travel, but doesn't get the opportunity to go anywhere different and unknown any more.

Paul E. Dunn, Psy.D. is a Leadership and Personal Development Coach.  He supports the development of executives, managers, small business owners, and individuals who deeply desire to actualize their full potential in and out of work while having a ball creating and engaging in a life full of value and meaning.  He brings his training in Neurolinguistic Programming, Ericksonian Hypnosis, psychology, coaching and over 16 years of Corporate Sales Management experience to his coaching clients.  Dr. Dunn offers a free monthly e-newsletter that focuses on leadership and personal development.  If you would like to subscribe to his free e-newsletter go to the fourth page of his website.  Dr. Paul can be reached by phone at (856) 228-2103 or by e-mail at drpaul@dunncoaching.com. His website is www.dunncoaching.com.

Alice Friman is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently Zoo (Arkansas, 1999), winner of the Ezra Pound Poetry Award from Truman State University and the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club, and Inverted Fire (BkMk, 1997, rpt. 1998).  An eighth book, The Book of the Rotten Daughter, is forthcoming from BkMk Press in 2006.  Her poems appear in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Shenandoah, which awarded Ms. Friman the 2002 James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry.  She has received fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Arts Council of Indianapolis and has been awarded residencies at many colonies including MacDowell and Yaddo. She was named Writer in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in 2003-04.    She has won three prizes from Poetry Society of America and in 2001-02 was named to the Georgia Poetry Circuit.  Professor Emerita at the University of Indianapolis, Ms. Friman now lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she is Instructor of Creative Writing and Poetry, and poetry editor of Arts & Letters.  You can find out more about her at alicefriman.com.

Carole Hamilton was born, lives and works in Scotland. She teaches drama part-time, writing in the remainder. Ms. Hamilton was recently awarded a Scottish Arts Council New Writers Bursary. She is presently working on a collection of stories about women on the edge. “Dissy”, an extract from her novel, If You Leave It Too Long It Hurts More, is published in Stramash.

Robert Kalman has been shooting pictures as a freelance editorial photographer since the mid-1970's. He is currently working on a book of photographs about the people of Larreynaga, Nicaragua. He can be reached at Larreynaga@aol.com.

Among others, Laurie Mazzaferro's publication credits include Barrow Street, Poet Lore, West Branch, Pearl, 5 AM, New Delta Review, Unlikely Stories and Poems Niederngasse. She is recipient of two pushcart nominations and the winner of the 2000 Slipstream chapbook contest. Presently, she teaches creative writing, worries about her son, a talented visual artist, who attends Kent State, and rides a motor cycle. Hey, life's too short.

Brady Russell has been writing stories since Elementary School. He especially liked to make up impossible stories about quests and adventures. Since then, he has written a fair amount of opinion work for his college paper, Moxie Magazine, Skirt Magazine and WireTapMag.Org. His fiction has been much more rarely seen, but it is his primary interest. His work runs either very short, or very long. By day, he works in politics as a lobbyist for Pennsylvania ACORN. He is a member of the Underground Literary Alliance. His website, which includes recordings of him offering prayers to God for the strangeness of the world, can be found at www.thistoowillpass.com.

By day, James Swingle does business training and personal growth workshops and coaching, which you can find out about at www.jamesswingle.com.  By night, he founded and edits Noneuclidean Cafe where he hangs out with writers and other dangerous types.

Eric Torgersen teaches at Central Michigan University. His most recent books are Dear Friend: Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker (Northwestern UP) and Inside Unity House: The John-Paul Story (March Street Press), a chapbook-length poem.

Larry W. Van Guilder came to the writing of fiction by the usual route: an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee and graduate studies in American history. After a nearly decade-long hiatus, he renewed his creative activity early in 2005, and has since completed a novella, several short stories, and a modest collection of flash fiction. His previous work has appeared in The Melic Review, The Blue Penny Quarterly (since reborn as The Blue Moon Review), The Manhattanite, 24:7 Magazine, Pulse, PYROWORDS and a score of other webzines, some extant, some long departed.

William Wenthe has poems forthcoming in Poetry, Ontario Review, Tin House, Ninth Letter, and other journals. His second book, Not Till We Are Lost (LSU 2004), also won the Best Book of Poetry Prize from The Texas Institute of Letters; his first book is Birds of Hoboken (Orchises 1995; reprinted 2003). He teaches creative writing and modern poetry at Texas Tech University.  You can learn more about Mr. Wenthe at http://www.faculty.english.ttu.edu/wenthe/.

Alexander Zelenyj's previous work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Front & Centre Magazine, Revelation Magazine, Cerebral Catalyst, Jupiter, Whispers of Wickedness, Freefall Magazine, Crossroads Magic, The Lightning Journal, Worlds of Wonder, Simulacrum Magazine, Double Dare Press, The Rose & Thorn, Upfront Magazine, Amazing Journeys Magazine, Death Bus, and Nth Degree, and anthologies such as Windsor Salt, Revelation: Volume 2 and forthcoming in Dead Men and Women Walking.  Mr. Zelenyj has received multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council under recommendation of Coach House Books, Descant Magazine, and Kiss Machine Magazine towards two separate novels-in-progress.  He is the author of a children’s book entitled Marco Polo: Overland to China, published by Crabtree Books. His fiction has been nominated for the 2006 Pushcart Literary Prize.  Mr Zelenyj's most recent achievement is having his speculative fiction short novel, Black Sunshine, published by Fourth Horseman Press.

 

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