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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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