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Dr. Hannah Yoninah Greenberg






















Name: Dr. Hannah Yoninah Greenberg

Aka: 
(Dr.) KJ Hannah Greenberg*
Channie Greenberg*
Channie G.*
Dr. Hannah Joy*
Dr. Karen Joy Greenberg*
Hannah Greenberg
Karen Joy Ravets-Greenberg
Karen Joy Ravets

*published under these names




Rather than pat the two-headed muskrats begging for cottage cheese near her gate, in 2008, KJ Hannah Greenberg returned her attentions to writing. Half of a dozen international newspaper columns/blogs, several hundred free-standing short works, and a Pushcart Prize nomination later, she decided to linger among the bibliophiles. This December, Unbound CONTENT will be offering a full-length collection of Hannah's poetry, A Bank Robber's Bad Luck with His Ex-Girlfriend. During March 2012, Bards and Sages Publishing will launch a compilation of seventy of Hannah's brief fictions, Don't Pet the Sweaty Things. In 2010, French Creek Press published an assortment of KJ Hannah Greenberg's essays, Oblivious to the Obvious: Wishfully Mindful Parenting.

I assemble words into brief fictions, plays, essays, and poetry. Sometimes, I write flash fiction, or haikus. Other times, I write novels, serialized short stories, or musicals. I publish across genres, across themes, and across commonplace sensibilities. I also get my kicks from geckos, from waterfalls, and from sunsets.

Three activities seem rudimentary to sound writing; reading, writing, and rewriting. I think, as well, it’s important to get tenacious about churning out work. Discipline is not sufficient to succeed, but it is necessary.

Just like I alternate among strokes, when swimming laps, I jump among techniques when fashioning prose or poetics. I want to keep all of my mental muscles toned. Plus, it feels good to wiggle at the edges.

Contact Email address: drkarenjoy@yahoo.com


Education:
* Ph.D., Rhetoric and Public Discourse. University of Massachusetts. Amherst.
* M.A. Communication and Theatre Arts: Rhetorical Studies. University of Iowa.
* B.S. English: Science (Technical) Writing and Editing and Professional Writing. Carnegie-Mellon University.
* Certification. Green Allies Herbal Medicine. Wise Woman Center. Woodstock, NY.
* Certification. AP Calculus AB. Teachers’ Workshop. The College Board.
* Coursework. Childbirth Educator. Association of Labor Assistants and
Childbirth Educators. Cambridge, MA.

Likes:
* home birthing, herbal medicine making, and, occasionally, basket weaving
* lovers of slipstream fiction and oboe players who never got past the second orchestral chair
* mothers who are too busy mopping carpets, diapering doll bottoms, and chopping beans to think clearly

Dislikes:
* lack of mindfulness
* gelatinous monsters who are not potty-trained
* left-handed rubber bands

Status:
Married to my college sweetheart, inhabiting a home full of teenage and twenty-something sons and daughters, also harboring an invisible Komodo dragon and an entire array of make-believe hedgehogs.

Anything else:
I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up. Already in my fifth decade, I intend to wander one page at a time.

Some time ago, I was a rhetoric professor. I gave up academia for motherhood and left my maternal focus behind when my children began to tower over me. These days, I keep company with chimeras, with would-be emperors of distant star systems, and with herbalist forsworn to plants outside of the mint family.

Links to portfolios on other websites:
* http://poemblog.voxpoetica.com/tags/KJ%20Hannah%20Greenberg.aspx
* http://www.madswirl.com/content/poetry/KJ_Hannah_Greenberg.html
* http://www.bewilderingstories.com/bios/greenberg_bio.html
* http://www.downdirtyword.com/authors/kjhannahgreenberg.html
* http://blogs.jpost.com/content/middle-eastern-musings



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Natasha Cabot















Name: Natasha Cabot

AKA: Nat, Tasha


Natasha Cabot is a Canadian writer based in Vancouver, BC. She has a BA in English Literature, a degree which has proven to be quite useless in most of her jobs but gives her a sense of superiority over her co-workers. She knows who various writers are and can quote them whilst making others feel stupid. Superiority is a good thing. In addition to reading and writing, she loves all kinds of sports - except soccer. She has been published in numerous literary journals including Metazen, Wilderness House Literary Review, Gone Lawn Journal, The Legendary, Microw, and Ginosko Literary Review. She is currently working on a collection of short stories she hopes to have published next year.


I like to write about the darker things in life. Tragedy can be funny if it is told correctly. I like to explore the abnormal side of normalcy. While I hope people enjoy what I write, in the end I can't write for anyone else but myself. If others like it, it is a fantastic bonus but I can't write to make others happy or to please other people - only myself.

My likes: Writing, reading, owls, sports, mockery, monkeys, and science.

My dislikes: People without imagination, close-mindedness, willful ignorance, and cruelty. And right-wing politicians.



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Casey Clabough






















Name: Casey Clabough

Author Website: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/338035.Casey_Howard_Clabough

Bio:
Casey Clabough is the author of the travel memoir The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route as well as four scholarly books about contemporary writers. He serves as editor of the literature section of Encyclopedia Virginia and as general editor of the James Dickey Review. His first novel, Confederado, will appear in 2012, as will his fifth scholarly book, Inhabiting Contemporary Southern & Appalachian Literature: Region & Place in the 21st Century.

Description of work:
Scholarly, literary, nature writing, supernatural fiction

Link to selected excerpts: http://www.goodreads.com/story/list/377144

Email: c.clabough@yahoo.com





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Kayla Bashe












Name: Kayla Bashe


My first story was a fanfiction crossover between My Little Pony and Veggie Tales. I was three years old at the time.

I had no idea how the spacebar worked.

Fortunately, my knowledge of computers, typing, spelling, and grammar has vastly improved since then. I learned to read a few weeks before I learned to write, and participated in my first theatrical production shortly afterward. Since then, I've written four novellas, collected an entire wall of books, held a staged reading of a full-length steampunk play I wrote, and choreographed a solo performance piece. I recently attended the Alpha Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Workshop for Young Writers.

Currently, I share an infuriatingly large house with my mother, my father, and an endearing Cockapoo. When I grow up, I want to keep a rescued chicken in my apartment, write strong female characters to inspire young girls, grow my own lavender, take eight dance classes in a row, couch-surf across the United States, travel the world, and always talk to strangers.

Three spiders live in my tub.


My first novel, Kitty Cadawell and the Shadowslayers of Fyrn: http://www.amazon.com/Kitty-Cadawell-Shadowslayers-Kayla-Bashe/dp/0557019168

A flash fiction piece: http://www.raphaelsvillage.com/article.php?story=20110329121720965


Contact Email address: k.bashe@yahoo.com


Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/KaylaBashe


Education: The New School of Montmouth County; currently somewhat homeschooled.


Likes: The theatre. Collecting butterfly-decorated notebooks. Modern art made from tangled yarn. Sculpture gardens and Sculpey clay. Filling the aformentioned notebooks. Savasana, also known as Corpse Pose. Fresh-baked lemon bars. Blasting Bollywood music at 5 AM. Contemporary dance and improvised ballets. Trilogies; quartets. Tango dresses. Red jazz shoes. Long jog/runs. Books by Kelly Link, Sherwood Smith, Tamora Pierce, and Francesca Lia Block. NaNoWriMo. Biographies of courtesans. Anything glittering.


Dislikes: Boredom. Cubicles. People who don't empty their penny-filled pockets to the dog-owning homeless, or who won't clap to save Tinkerbell. Going anywhere without a notebook and at least two mechanical pencils. Permanently unrequited love.


Status: Flirting with everyone else's boyfriends and drooling over fictional guys!



Anything else: Of course I freelance- what would you like me to write?

Theatrical resume available upon request.






Natasha from Princeton Community Television on Vimeo.



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Jake Johnson














Name: Jacob Johnson

Aka:
Jake Johnson

Bio: I'm a teenager who began writing at the age of thirteen and has improved greatly over the years (I hope). I was born in Indiana and raised in West Virginia, where my high school career is drawing to a close. As of this writing, almost one hundred of my stories have been accepted in various places around the web, and I spent one year editing and publishing monthly collections of fiction from other authors. Once I've graduated college I intend to travel the world (or some of it, at any rate) and write for a living, surviving on my wits and whatever PayPal shall provide. For now, though, I'm trying to get a head-start in the world of writing so future-me will be less of a starving artist.

I mostly create flash fiction, but I've branched out into a lot of other writing, including some longer fiction, essays, creepypasta, blogs and the occasional poem. As an editor, I also help organize other people's works into anthologies. Most of the time, it's really just a question of keeping Notepad and Word on my toolbar and having enough free time to keep my schedule running.

Website: 
https://experimentsinwords.wordpress.com/

Likes: Science fiction, bizarro, any genre ending in “punk”, Snow Crash, Glasshouse, The Dresden Files, The Xeelee Sequence, John Dies at the End, Doctor Who, the “Eighth Doctor Adventures” books, zombie fiction, We’re Alive- A Story of Survival, Static Movement, H.P. Lovecraft, the U.K., sped-up (a.k.a Nightcored) music, P&P RPGs.

Dislikes: Heavily symbolic fiction which still attempts to tell a linear story, fiction which is historical but not an alternate history, a large percentage of existing nonfiction, fiction which is pointlessly long.

Status: Single, available, and willing. (At the time of this writing, at any rate.)

 
Anything else: I’m not yet a heavily published author, as many of the aforementioned anthologies haven’t yet come out. Thus, I have little publicly available work. Have no fear! I’m working on spreading out into e-zines all of shapes and sizes, and if I play my cards right, I could get my own personal anthology out of it. I hope. Anyway, please do check out my blog; It’s updated every time my work is accepted somewhere. 

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Jerome Brooke














Name: Jerome Brooke


Jerome Brooke was born in Evansville, Indiana.  He attended Indiana University - MLS, JD.  He now lives in the Kingdom of Siam.  He is married to Jiraporn Sutta, a princess of the lost Kingdon of Nan.  He is the father of two children. His youngest child, Jirachaya, is a daughter of five.  She has been crowned as Miss Superstar 2011.  His son, 40, is a sales executive in Shanghai.
 
He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of Indiana.  He served as City Attorney, for Ellettsville, Indiana. He also served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Superior Court of Monroe County.
 
He has written City of the Mirage (Amazon Kindle) and many other books.
 
His work has recently been published in a number of journals, including World of Myth – Welcome to Wherever - Indigo – Candidum - MelBrake Press blog - First Literary Review  - Ides of March   - Conceit - Pink Mouse - and Mirror Dance.
 
 
 
 
Poemhunter.com/Jerome-brooke
 
 
Myspace.com/jeromevbrooke
 
My name is J. Rogers Barrow, my pen name is Jerome Brooke.
 
 
 
Jerome Brooke
Eastern Isles Group
95/31 Moo 10 Classic Village
T. Nongphure A. Banglamung
Chonburi 20150 Thailand
 
jeromevbrooke at yahoo dot com
 
Telephone – 6689-4321389
 
Call may require appropriate country codes
Call may not require city codes
 
Paypal accepted at
Jeromevbrooke at yahoo dot com
 
Checks must be payable to
 
Jerome Brooke
 
 in USD
 
Western Union to
 
Jerry Rogers Barrow
 
Chonburi Thailand
 
 
 
 
 
Poemhunter.com/Jerome-brooke
 
 
Myspace.com/jeromevbrooke
 
Jerome Brooke was born in Evansville, Indiana.  He now lives in the Kingdom of Siam.  He has written City of the Mirage (Amazon) and many other books.
 
 
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Victoria Leech

















Name: Victoria Leech

Victoria Leech resides in Exeter, in Devon, and is currently toiling happily away at her MA in Literature. Victoria enjoys writing, sketching, swimming, camping and reading in Cornwall whenever she can. Her love of England’s wild coasts and countryside drives her inclination toward writing and warm clothes.

Victoria draws inspiration from the personal experience, children’s literature and both classical and modern fiction. Victoria's work makes use of whimsy and humour, as well as a reflection on the act of storytelling and relationships between people. Though her work to date is predominantly poetry, Victoria hopes soon to foray into the writing and publishing of children’s literature, where all the best stories are told.

Publishing credits:
Pitt News at the University of Pittsburgh,
WeirdYear:  http://www.weirdyear.com/ on the front page on 5/8/2011

Victoria may be contacted via her facebook page at Vicky Leech, or at leech.vicky@gmail.com

Education: BA (Hons) English with study in North America 
Upper Second Class Honours

Likes: pinemartens, the sea, chocolate and good company
Dislikes: reality TV, celery and daddy-long-legs.

Status: very happily attached

-          J K Rowling










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Lindsay Beach





















Name: Lindsay Beach

Currently I am a resident of the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. I received my BFA from The University of the Arts in May 2011. This year, I had two pieces, entitled Black Swan and Speak, accepted into the Society of Illustrators annual student competition. I have always been a lover of horror films and paranormal stories, but at the same time, I am a lover of nature and beauty. I think my work reflects a relationship between the two.

I am drawn to darker concepts and surreal imagery. I want to create images that will enthrall as well as disturb the viewer, and create a sense of mystery and wonder.

My preferred medium is oil paint, however I do have experience with acrylic paint and watercolor with ink.


Links:
Website: http://lindsaybeachillustration.com
Myths Retold: http://bettermyths.blogspot.com/p/posters-for-your-walls.html
Altpick: http://altpick.com/lindsaybeach
Blog: http://lindsayabeachillustration.blogspot.com/

Email: beachl0307@yahoo.com











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Ian Davis













Name: Ian Davis
Aka: I. M. Davis
I’m a sophomore at Purdue University, double majoring in anthropology and Law & Society. I began writing at a very young age for personal amusement. In high school, I wrote for my school newspaper, primarily Op-Ed pieces. I have only recently been seeking publication for my poems.
I write poetry and short fiction. Most of my writing revolves around observations of the world, trying to find meaning in tragedy and joy alike, or simply attempting to show a new and fresh view of the commonplace.
Contact email address: iandavis333@gmail.com
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Daquan Johnson







Name: Daquan Johnson
My name is Daquan Johnson I’m a poet from Washington DC born on December 28, 1988. I was raised in a low income neighborhood but that doesn't define me or my craft. My poetry is a realistic perspective of society as I see it as a 22 year old black man in society. I like to rhyme in my poetry in order to convey my message to the ordinary listeners and as a tribute to the poets of yesterday. In all I feel that you will be pleasantly surprised by the perspective that I put in every poem.
I am a traditional style poet. I mostly write 4 lines to a stanza and I rhyme every bar. I feel like this style often gets put down as being restrictive, but I like the challenge of operating under what most may call a restriction. The criticism of my style of poetry is very emblematic of my up bringing and it allows me to channel the imagery and feeling that a free verse poem would have and keep the natural amusement of a rhyming poem.

Tumblr: mrrandr.tumblr.com      
Facebook: Daquan Johnson
Graduated:  P.G. Community College 2009 (Business Administration)    currently a senior at: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Graduation December 2011)
I like writing poetry, video games, reading, running my arts organization (Rhythm & Reason), Hip Hop, Jazz
Status: Single 


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Ryan Avery















Name: Ryan Avery


I live in the north woods of Michigan without any idea of who I am or where I'm going. I spend my days drinking hot chocolate, listening to music and watching the clouds sail overhead. When I have nothing better to do I attend classes for an engineering degree.

As an aspiring writer my pieces vary widely in style and content. I have written poetry, prose, short stories, and plays. All of my pieces come from a personal experience. Even if it’s only watching someone else go through a certain event. Understanding their emotion, or creating assumed emotion, then allows my imagination to write something with that feel. What results (sometimes) is a piece with subtle undertones of the real event/emotion, which allows it to work. As far as craft, at this point I have none, though I am continually trying to better myself in that aspect.



Contact Email address: ryan.avery.iluppn@gmail.com

Education: I've taken one college level creative writing course. The essence of the course was simply to write. We were repeatedly told not to worry about "good," "rules," or "right."

Status: I am currently single, however my cat (who hogs my bed most nights) would say otherwise.


You can find my pieces at www.iluppn.wordpress.com




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C.A.T. Torres-Villanueva



Name: C.A.T. Torres-Villanueva

Aka: C.A.T. Torres V

I like to reinvent myself every decade. From molecular biologist to lawyer to writer. Often a combination of these, but always a wife and mother.

I recently discovered that I love writing flash fiction. I'm also working on a novel. I write in the genres of historical and speculative fiction.

I've really only begun writing in earnest three years ago, and I'm slowly getting into publishing my short fiction online. My story appearing on Weird Year on July 29, 2011 is one of my first publications in creative writing.

I'm a former scientist and lawyer and I still work with patents and copyrights in my current job in a scientific research organization.

As a former teacher, I am generous with sharing my writing and non-writing knowledge and experience with anyone who may care to read (or listen to) my 'micro-lectures'.

I offer tips and advice for my fellow new writers, including copyright issues, in the writing groups I belong to and on my website www.cattorresv.com.

Write to me at author@cattorresv.com or follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/cattorresv for updates on my writing or to read my informative articles.

website: http://www.cattorresv.com





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T F Rhoden










Name:
T F Rhoden

 
An American, T F Rhoden is an avid traveler.  He enjoys good lit, cold beer and learning new languages.  In fall 2011, he will begin his doctoral studies in political science at Northern Illinois University, working closely with their Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
In writing, T F Rhoden is aiming for the literary.  With the exception of a few titles, Rhoden is convinced that any piece of writing that can be labeled under a genre is probably shit.  Since writing is not his livelihood (he has a MBA for christ's sake), he feels less pressure to conform to the whims of the publishing industry.  Rhoden does not expect financial success from the written word.  He is essential just looking for something that might help him get laid more often with librarians.  As far as technique goes, Rhoden enjoys the following: alliteration, anaphora, anadiplosis, assonance, asyndeton, chiasmus, ellipses, epanalepsis, epistrophe, hand jobs, isocolon, polyptoton, polysundeton, symploce, and tricolon.

Links:
http://www.tfrhoden.com     (author site)
http://kck.st/itaINu         (current project)
http://t.co/cKDzpv5         (Amazon author page)
 
 
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Jeff Hill












Name: Jeff Hill 

Jeff Hill is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, currently teaching high school English for Lincoln Public Schools.  An alumnus of the Nebraska Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, he is a regular participant of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference, National Novel Writing Month, Script Frenzy, and the Clarion West Write-a-Thon.  His fiction has appeared in Weirdyear and Cuento Magazine.
He is a molder/corrupter of young minds (aka teacher) by day and a short story writer and aspiring novelist by night.  His writing style has been compared to the work of Patricia Highsmith, only if she was a male, born now, and grew up reading comic books and watching cheesy teen soap operas.  Take that for what it’s worth, but remember this:  Though he may not control the world per se… he’s always on the guest list of the parties of those who do.
Contact: You can reach him at jhill20@huskers.unl.edu, follow him on twitter at jeffhillwriter, and read his blog at http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jhill20.



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Madeline Dyer















Name: Madeline Dyer

Aka: M.J.A Dyer (for a long time I've wondered whether to use 'Madeline' or 'M.J.A', and at the moment have settled for the first, though it may change in the future!).



Hi, my name's Madeline, I live on a farm in Devon, England and I simply love writing. I have a variety of pets, all of which inspired me to start writing stories about them. Now, I mainly write fantasy stories although I am planning a series set in the 'prehistoric-survival' category. My first short story, 'The Silent Siren', was published at the beginning of June 2011 when I was 16; although I've been writing for many years before this I've only recently starting submitting work for publication.

Currently I'm working on a young adult fantasy novel, which I later hope to expand into a series. I love writing fantasy mainly because it's so magical! You can create your own, unique world that you can escape into at anytime where practically anything can happen. I also love science fiction, and would really like to write some in the future! I'm very inspired by many 'classical' works including 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott and 'Pride And Prejudice' by Jane Austen.

As well as my fantasy YA book
I'm working on a novel set in an animal rescue centre in the mountains of Mallorca.

At my website http://madelinedyer.co.uk/ you can find out more information about me, my writing process and my published works.

Aside from writing I'm also very keen on art, in particular watercolour paintings and pencil drawings. Although I do a lot of drawing and artwork I haven't yet created any for a particular cause or tried to get any published. I just do it because it's fun!

Likes: writing, reading, animals, music (mainly RnB, pop and dance), walking on the moors, hot chocolate, strawberries.

Dislikes: dark chocolate, lemons, ants, extreme hot or cold temperatures.







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Lee Widener














Lee Widener is 55 years old. He grew up in stoic Nebraska and now lives in the weirdness of Oregon. He began creating as far back as he can remember. For thirty years he was heavily involved in the world of theatre, at one time running his own troupe, X. Perry Mental Theatre. For the past ten years I have run the internet radio station NeverEndingWonder Radio.

I have never been able to limit myself to one kind of artistic output. I have drawn a comic strip called Weirdsville, created collage art, dabbled in electronic music, written poetry, short stories and dramatic scripts. I'm now focusing on fiction and poetry. Most of my written work is on the strange end. I'm currently working on a series of anti-fables that don't seem to fit into any definable category.


Contact Email address:
neverendingwonder@hotmail.com
Twitter, facebook, friendster, myspace etc. info:
http://www.twitter.com/UncleOzma
http://www.Myspace.com/xperrymental
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1261376881
http://www.NeverEndingWonder.com





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Gil C. Schmidt



Name: Gil C. Schmidt

Gil also writes under "Gil The Jenius," primarily concerning topics related to Puerto Rico, where Gil was born. Raised as an Air Force brat--through no fault of the U.S. Armed Forces--Gil lived in Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi before moving to Puerto Rico. He returned to Mississippi for his college days and started writing more often. Back in Puerto Rico since 1988, Gil has worked as a freelance writer, business consultant, teacher, conference speaker, project manager and youth basketball coach. A huge fan of board games and military history, Gil looks to combine interests and experience in transmedia projects to join his growing portfolio of fiction and non-fiction projects. Gil is recently married, to Mrs. Jenius.

Twitter: @GilTheJenius

Website: http://gilcschmidt.blogspot.com

Links:

Yesteryear Fiction: http://www.yesteryearfiction.com/search/label/Gil%20C.%20Schmidt

Gil The Jenius: http://gilthejenius.blogspot.com/

GCSPrank Is Here: http://gcsprankishere.blogspot.com/

SFNovelists Short Story Winner: http://www.sfnovelist.com/fiction/1999/99-story.htm

"Thirty Stories" anthology on SmashWords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15831




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Nivedita















Name: Nivedita

Aka: Er Divenita

Publishing Specialist with Thomson Reuters, Freelance Writer with The Hindu, an Indian Newspaper, a happiness freak and a talk-o-holic. I am a cool headed person most of the times. I love exploring this field called writing as it allows you to be yourself and no longer how old you grow, you are always learning.

I write poems. I am still an amateur.


websites: nivuuuuu.blogspot.com ; www.nnivedita.com ; divenita.wordpress.com ; restless-fingers.blogspot.com; ischooldiaries.blogspot.com

Contact Email address: sweetz.ritz@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Divenita

Education: Bachelor of Engineering and then P.G. Diploma in Mass Communication

Likes: Social Work, Honesty, Happiness, Freedom

Dislikes: Dishonesty, Malice

Status: Sinfully Single





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Cynthia (cina) Pelayo














Name: Cynthia (cina) Pelayo


Cynthia (cina) Pelayo grew up in a haunted house and so it seemed natural that her lifelong interests would be dusted with a hint of the macabre.


A former journalist, she now devotes her creative time to researching and writing supernatural tales of horror ingrained in Latin American folklore.


She holds degrees in journalism, marketing, and most recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing where she refined her interests through coursework in detective fiction, Grimm’s fairy tales and her own personal interest in horror.

Her writing is a genre-bend of mystery, horror and detective fiction, based heavily in Latin American myth, folklore and superstition.

I am also an editor and a blogger for supernatural horror publisher Burial Day – www.burialday.com

Education: Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, Masters of Science in Integrated Marketing Communication, and recently completed a Masters of Fine Art in Writing (with a minor in morbidity)

Likes: Bats, Ravens, Crows (I have a thing for black winged animals), Victorian mansions, haunted houses, myths, folklore, superstitions, fairy tales, cemeteries, and whiskey

Dislikes: Daylight, bright and shiny things such as rainbows and unicorns

Status: Was rescued from a dark tower several years ago by a black bearded man and so for his trouble I married him.




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T.L. Sherwood














Name:  T. L. Sherwood
I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t writing. I started scribbling with crayons in the most inappropriate places at a very young age--not pictures--just vague resemblances to letters. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with everything within the realm of writing. Driving through Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania when the paper mill was running evoked admiration. When my Uncle G. V. took me around the Orlando Sentinel’s offices and production area was one of the happiest tours I’ve ever taken. I devour books, magazines, newspapers and now blogs and ezines. I love it all--reading, writing, critiquing, encouraging others in their writing. Above and below, sideways down and on a slant, I am a writer.

I don't know if it's a common technique, but I'm a "place-bottom-in-chair and fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" type of writer. Most of my poetry comes out very close to correct the first time. Except villanelles. I keep trying to write one of those and they are tough to master. When I write stories, I often have to go back and fill in details to make it engaging to the reader. While I know the roses some guy threw at some girl were white, the reader doesn't. I forget that sometimes. I think writing is like gardening. The plain heartless truth is that gardening is more weeding than anything else. Writing is revising. The hard parts make it all look beautiful and effortless in the end.  

My Blog: "Creekside Reflections" http://tlsherwood.wordpress.com/

Contact Email address:  TLSherwood01@gmail.com

 
Education: Pro--I'm all for it.


Likes: Acceptance letters. Sterling Silver roses. The spell check function. Pansies. Sycamore trees. The intense punishing pleasure that is National Novel Writing month. TMZ for the touch of the absurd and the blonde haired guy. Hummingbirds. Books--every size, sort, typeface, genre and price. 88.7 WBFO radio. My Oxford English Dictionary. Duotrope. Blues music: Larry Gardner, Shemika Copeland, Kellie Hunt, Tinsley Ellis. Zoetrope Virtual Studio. The Rolling Stones. Gargoyles. Cheap champagne.  British Comedies: Butterflies, Absolutely Fabulous!, Red Dwarf, Outnumbered. Most of my family. Pilates. Douglas Adams. Chocolate. Well seasoned cast iron pans. Halloween. Coffee. Friends.
Dislikes: PICKLES! Crunchy peanut butter. Grocery store clerks who insist on putting all the canned goods in one bag and a loaf of bread and a bag of potato chips in the other. People I know falling ill or falling and breaking something. Rejection letters. Unrequited love. Saint Patrick's Day because it always falls during Lent. The Subdudes. The particular "not quite right" shade of purple. Overcooked asparagus. The number 1147. Dirty dishes. Having to listen to Irish Brogue spoken or Celtic music played for more than 10 seconds. Anita West, the disc jockey on WBFO who says she plays the blues, then plays AC/DC instead. Muddy dog prints on freshly washed floors. Floods. Tornadoes. Bugs that bite me. Frozen pipes in winter.

Status: Married quite happily to a carpenter who transformed a spare bedroom into a library for all my books.

Anything else: I want to thank E. S. Wynn for this opportunity. I am honored to be chosen as this week’s featured artist. 
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Alan Zhukovski














Name: Alan Zhukovski

Alan Zhukovski's fiction, poetry and visual art have appeared and are forthcoming in "MiPOesias", "elimae", "Foundling Review" and around 30 other American, British and Canadian magazines. He also works in the
field of non-fiction (literary and music criticism, journalism, philosophy, culture studies). He is of Polish and Ukrainian origin. Alan Zhukovski has authored more that 80 publications in different genres and languages.

Alan Zhukovski’s literary works are characterized by complex (but usually rather logical) imagery, their strong rhythm and philosophical coloring. He often combines elements of different genres and is open to formal experimentation. His abstract visual art puts strong emphasis on composition as a universal instrument of imagination.

Likes: meditation, haiku poetry, L. van Beethoven, hard rock and heavy metal, W. Kandinsky

Dislikes: long novels with little or no imagery

Contact:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1655798739

Links to my works:
http://mipoesias.com/2011/03/02/alan-zhukovski/
http://www.foundlingreview.com/Jan2011Issue2Zhukovski.html
http://blueskiespoetry.ca/2011/05/19/sour-glass-in-your-eyes/
http://www.elimae.com/2011/04/Alarm.html
Weirdyear publication (June 11).

 







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Susan Franceschina














Name:  Susan Franceschina
Education:  B.S. in Psychology from Shepherd University
Likes:  Writing (mostly science fiction and fantasy), abusing my Kindle, spending time with family and friends, casually applying episodes of X-Files and Star Trek: Voyager to real life, and delicious red wine.
Dislikes:  Awkward social situations and close talkers.
After taking a long, reflective "oh my gosh, what am I going to do with my life?" walk in the woods of West Virginia one day, I decided to write a book.  So . . . I did.  It's on my computer, somewhere.  After a few rejections from literary agents that gently indicated I was a "nobody," I started writing short stories in an effort to become a "somebody."  In addition to writing, I work for an online tutoring service and I am married with three wonderful kids.  I live in the suburbs of Western Maryland and sometimes inside my head.  My writing has appeared in Wanderings, Weirdyear, and is forthcoming in Yesteryear.  My short story, "The Great 1000" was also recently published by Books to Go Now.
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Joe Mynhardt














Name: Joe Mynhardt

Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and teacher. With multiple publications and a tome of story ideas scraping for a chance to be written, Joe is definitely a writer to keep an eye on. In his spare time Joe blogs about haunted buildings as well as scary movies. Be sure to check out his collection of eerie photographs.


Joe Mynhardt took up writing at the end of 2008 and has enjoyed remarkable success. Joe contributes to horror fiction in more ways than his own work. He maintains a constant presence on several of the major horror writer’s forums as a contributor and adviser. He’s also a moderator for a foremost writer’s group, Mywriterscircle. All in all, he keeps his finger on the active pulse of current horror.


In his non-fictional life, Joe is a primary school teacher who enjoys reading, watching movies and collecting rare coins. After matriculating in 1998, he moved to Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he received an honors degree in Education Leadership and Management.

Joe devotes himself to his wife, his work, and to feeding his two dogs. I’m sure if something happened, and he was incapacitated, he wouldn’t mind if his dogs ate him. After all, it would be a shame to let all that talent go to waste.


Experience more of Joe’s creations (Including ghost photos, links to published work, and a horror blog.) at www.joemynhardt.com


Feel free to contact me at Joemynhardt@yahoo.com. I love chatting with people from all walks of life, so don’t hesitate to look me up on facebook.



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Kenneth Weene











http://www.authorkenweene.com

http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=nqm74a8k

http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=wbgzb2yk

A New Englander by upbringing and inclination, Kenneth Weene is a teacher, psychologist, and pastoral counselor by education. He is a writer by passion. Ken’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications – most recently featured in Sol and publication in Spirits, Palo Verde Pages, Vox Poetica and Clutching at Straws. An anthology of his writings, Songs for my Father, was published by Inkwell Productions in 2002. Ken’s short stories have appeared in many places, including Legendary, Sex and Murder Magazine, The New Flesh Magazine, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly, Bewildering Stories and A Word With You Press. In 2009 Ken’s novel, Widow’s Walk, was published and in 2010 a second novel, Memoirs From the Asylum, both by All Things That Matter Press.

My writing is a combination of super-realism and literary fiction. It is typically character driven and with great attention paid to the sound of language.

KWeene1941@Gmail.com

I'm available on most of the social media, but particularly on FaceBook - just look for Kenneth Weene; I'm the only one.

I have two more novels ready to go to the publisher and another under way. Writing has become a way of life.


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Lori Van Pelt














Name: Lori Van Pelt

Website:  http://www.lorivanpelt.com 

Lori Van Pelt is an award-winning poet, fiction and nonfiction writer.  Her short fiction won the Western Writers of America Spur Award in 2006 and was named a finalist by that same group in 2008.  Short stories have appeared in a half dozen national anthologies, most recently in How the West Was Wicked (Pill Hill Press) and Ghost Towns (Pinnacle Books).  Her biography, Amelia Earhart:  The Sky's No Limit (Forge, American Heroes series) was named to the New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age" list, and she has also authored two books on Wyoming history published by High Plains Press. Recent short nonfiction has been published in The Wyoming Woman and WyoHistory.org. Lori won a 2010 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council and has completed her first book of poetry. She lives with her husband, Eugene Walck, Jr. on their cattle ranch near Saratoga, Wyo.

Lori enjoys reading short fiction by a wide variety of authors including Louis L'Amour, Ron Carlson and Lorrie Moore.  She uses free-writing techniques to produce rough drafts that help lead her to her finished poetry and prose. Lori's high school English teacher encouraged her early poetry-writing efforts and was instrumental in Lori's becoming a writer.  Lori continues to correspond with Mrs. Edens, who remains a cherished friend. Lori received her Associate's degree in business from Nebraska Western College in 1981, worked in the banking industry for a decade and then earned a B.S. in Finance with honors in 1993 from the University of Wyoming.  She plays classical music on her flute in duet with local trombonist Robby Follum and is learning to play bridge.

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LaVa Payne


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name: LaVa Payne
 
LaVa resides in the Piney Woods of East Texas writing stories and poetry. Among her hobbies she enjoys exploring WPA structures (railroads, bridges etc.)  and old sawmill towns. Her small cottage is surrounded with lovely vines and flowers, shrubs and all matters botanical. And even in the corners of her garden the likes of rabbits, raccoons, oppossums, owls and birds of all feathers make regular visits. She especially enjoys the migration of the hummingbirds.
 
LaVa primarily writes fiction short-stories.  She also writes poetry, novellas, and is working on her novel Jambonzee. Her inspirations usually are derived out of thin air, but her ear for dialogue has made her work humorous. LaVa is experimenting with other forms of new age writing including "tweets."
 
Publishing credits:
 
Black and White--on Daily Love.com June 11, 2011.
Weird Ways on Wagon Creek--on Yahoo May 17, 2011    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8058335/weird_ways_on_wagon_creek.html 
Spanish Daggers--on Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers April 22, 2011.
Sold!--on The Fringe April 17, 2011.
The Sleep Birth--on SNM Horror Magazine December 2010.  
 
 
Lava may be contacted via her facebook page at LaVa Payne or lavmpayne@gmail.com.
 
Education: BS; MA
 
Likes: Reading, gardening, exploring, coffee, learning and painting
Dislikes: Professional wrestling and soap operas.
Status: Permanently attached
 
Anything else: Mark Twain once wrote that "When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction." I would have to say the same. 
 
 
 
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