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Lucy Montague Moffatt











Name: Lucy Montague Moffatt


Lucy Montague-Moffatt is a 23 year old writer, comedian and student from Dublin. She has a poem and short story featured on the ebook Wordlegs Presents: 30 under 30 available on Amazon and a short story in the recently published collection 30 Under 30 and The Bohemyth. She was one of the winners of the Fishamble: Tiny Plays. She was commissioned to write the first year play for Inchicore College of Further Education last year, which was performed in March 2012 and has been commission to write the play this year too. She was a Funny Woman Competition 2012 finalist. She wrote and performed two comedy shows as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. Lucy is currently a columnist for the UCD Observer.

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. When I was eight I wrote a series of short stories about a group of girls who called themselves ‘The Animals’ and went around their neighbourhood beating people up. Obviously this was either the first sign of creativity or first sign for my parents to stop me watching Gladiators. Since then I have been writing anything that can be written as much as possible.

I enjoy writing short fiction as the smaller length gives you more time to explore the words you are using and who the character really is. I love how so much can be found in what is not said.

When I write comedy I need to be in completely different mood than when I am writing short stories or plays. This can be annoying when I really need to get a funny script written or the deadline for my column is approaching and I just cannot muster the strength to be witty. Sometimes I try to write serious content but end up writing comedy unintentionally. Once I wrote a short story I thought was really sad and all the people who gave me feedback for it said it was “so funny”. Oops!

My ultimate dream is the write a comedy sitcom for TV. I am working on a number of pilots at the minute and am doing a lot of research in the form of watching television. It is not procrastinating, it is work! I am also always working on some kind of novel but never have enough time to dedicate all my time to it, especially since I am back in college this year. Maybe one day, when I am working in a writer’s room for a sitcom I created, I can find time in-between series to write novels. That would be lovely.

Links:
http://www.wordlegs.com/magazine/viewitem.php?id=116

http://www.universityobserver.ie/author/lucymontaguemoffat/

http://www.amazon.com/wordlegs-presents-30-Under-ebook/dp/B007JOBT7S

http://www.amazon.com/wordlegs-presents-30-Under-ebook/dp/B007JODMUA

http://www.writing.ie/news/30-under-30-innovation-and-talent-from-wordlegs/


Twitter: twitter.com/LuSay
Education: Not very much. Currently working on a BA in randomly chosen subjects.
Likes: Beetroot
Dislikes: Cucumber
Status: Mainly internet dating
Anything else: My other hobbies include Hello Kitty, cycling my bike Dora and being a vegan



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Crowerd Joseph Robinson















Name: Crowerd Joseph Robinson
 
Age: 24
 
Bio: Crowerd Robinson was born in Atlanta, Georgia and now resides in Valdosta, just north of the Florida border. He spent much of his childhood in bed, reading stories of magic and horror and exploring the surrounding forest. Once he reached his teenage years he realized that his imagination wasn't like those around him; instead of diminishing, his childhood friends became more even more powerful. These friends would soon be called characters and his first story was published when he was a sophomore in high school. Since then, Robinson has lived a very eventful life, having been institutionalized twice, becoming a student of the occult, and still spending much of his time roaming the woods.
 
My Work: I am a storyteller. I grew up reading a wide array of writers and their influence has led me to commit incest with several genres. I have long been obsessed with the philosophy of the shadow self -- the belief that everyone has very dark, sinister desires that lie inside of them and a person will never become whole if they refuse to recognize this polarity. This is why much of my work is deemed extreme: I wish to provide an escape for these twisted thoughts through writing so others can do so by reading. Splatterpunk, shock horror, gore stories ... my tales have all been described as such. I write for those who are ostracized and forgotten, the youth of a society that has been led to believe that fear is something that demands control when really it should be embraced. Every story I spin is meant to convey madness and terror, along with meaning and compassion. After all, not all endings are happy ones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Caitlin Hoffman





















Name: Caitlin Hoffman
Aka: Taylor Adams (my alter ego- she co-edits Visceral Uterus, an e-zine)


Caitlin is bad at writing bios. She has written four novels, none of which are published, all of which are in dire need of editing. Aside from that, she tries to live as best she can but fears she's not very good at it.


My writing isn't so much an art as it is emotional regurgitation on paper. I can't be sure where the inspiration comes from, but often I feel I'm channelling a force that's beyond my understanding.
Through written word, I long to connect with my reader. I want to reach an area of their soul that was previously unknown to them. Make them feel something- maybe even make them feel better. I don't want to distract people from their problems with petty escapism. Rather, I'd like to commiserate with them through my words. If they're in pain or choking on self-disgust, if they're sufferring but don't have the words to explain it, I'd like to say it for them.

Email address: caitlinhoffman@rocketmail.com

Twitter: @CHWrite

Education: An utter lack thereof.

Likes: Veganism, pigs, puppies, depravity, imagination, psychedelics, Martin Millar, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Hunter S. Thompson, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Katherine Dunn, music (especially punk, nu metal, indie, and opera), creating, trying, loving, orgasms, dreams, epiphanies, scars, tattoos, feminism, art, alternative subculture studies, nude photography, and impulses.

Dislikes: Bullies, judgement, animal abuse, floods, robberies, rape, overdoses, racism, sexism, homophobia, disparity of wealth, destroying, failing, hate, blue balls, nightmares, self-deprecation/self-loathing, eating disorders, botched tattoos, corporate art/music, needless censorship, and consequences.

Status: Forever in love; Confused (and not just because I'm bisexual)

Anything else:
I'm baffled, honoured and elated that anyone bothered to read this far. Thank you for collecting facts on a largely unimportant person!



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Brent Rankin













Name: Brent Rankin

Brent Rankin, fortunate or not, was born to a destiny. He was to be a writer. As a child, he wrote poetry, short stories, even a novel or two. These were childish things. At the University of Texas, he studied literature. He read the classics. He emulated them. Then came the time he had to put away childish things and become responsible. Life has its harsh lessons. Here and then, now and then, he wrote. Always that haunting in the back of his mind of “what if”.

When the time came, Brent retired from his chosen occupation. He had no regrets with that aspect of his life. He did well. Still, what if?

Then, it happened. His novella, “The fisher man,” was published as an e-book, available on Amazon, Booktango, and others. Two flash fiction pieces accepted by Linguistic Erosion, an intriguing ezine with imagination. And on and on and on.

Now, a childish wandering mendicant, Brent Rankin spends his time at his laptop, in the alleys where he lives, writing. And writing. And writing.

rankinbt@yahoo.com




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Devon Ellington












Name: Devon Ellington

AKA: Annabel Aidan, Cerridwen Iris Shea, Jenny Storm, Christiane van de Velde, and Christy Miller.

Devon Ellington publishes under a half a dozen names in fiction and non-fiction.  Her plays are produced in New York, London, Edinburgh, and Australia.  Her Jain Lazarus Adventures are published by Solstice, and she has a paranormal romantic suspense novel (as Annabel Aidan) with Champagne Publishing.  She’s published hundreds of articles and short stories, and teaches writing both online and in person.  She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Writers Center, and is part of the writing team for the National Marine Life Center (www.nmlc.org).

I work from character first.  The character starts telling me the story, and I trust the character to take me through the first draft.  In subsequent drafts, I pull it all apart and re-structure it, so that the structure supports the story I want and need to tell.  What makes people tick fascinates me, and everyone has a story.  You just have to care enough to find it.  I’m a big believer in writing every day, no matter what.  If “life gets in the way” and you constantly make excuses not to write, you don’t want it enough.  There’s nothing wrong with that, but own it, and stop blaming external elements because you’re not writing.  If you want to write, you put your butt in the chair and write every day, no matter what else is going on.  You meet deadlines and keep commitments.  If that means the occasional all-nighter, that’ s what you do to get it done.  Writer’s block is a luxury that those of us who pay the bills by the pen don’t have.


Follow me on Twitter:  @DevonEllington

My almost-daily writing blog on the ups and downs of the freelance writing life is Ink in My Coffee:  http://devonellington.wordpress.com


Main website:  www.devonellingtonwork.com
The Jain Lazarus Adventures:  http://hexbreaker.devonellingtonwork.com
Ink in My Coffee:  http://devonellington.wordpress.com 

Education:
BFA in film and television production from NYU.  Spent over 20 years working backstage on Broadway, and in film and television production.
Studied sustainability with Dr. Jonathan Tomkins of U. Illinois Urbana/Champaign, World History with Professor Jeremy Adelman of Princeton University, and Greek/Roman Mythology with Professor Peter Struck of U. Penn.

Likes:
I’m interested in almost everything except math and anchovies.  The world is a fascinating place.

Dislikes:
Deliberate cruelty.

Anything else:
If you want to do something, go and do it. No excuses.  Don’t wait for things to happen -- MAKE them happen.








--Assumption of Right (written as Annabel Aidan.  Published by Champagne Books.  Cover artist Trisha FitzGerald).

--HEX BREAKER:  A  Jain Lazarus Adventure.  By Devon Ellington.  Published by Solstice Publishing.  Cover art by PJ Friel.


--OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK.  A Jain Lazarus Adventure.  By Devon Ellington.  Cover art by PJ Friel.


--DEATH SPARKLES.  The story “Sea Diamond” by Devon Ellington is included in this anthology by Draconis Enterprises.  Cover art by PJ Friel.  




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Mikayla Oglesby















Name: Mikayla Oglesby

Aka: Nike

My name is Mikayla, but I go by Nike. I just want to make a difference in people's lives, really. I reside in Georgia, but am looking for a way out. I enjoy expressing myself, in whatever way I can. I'm only 20 years old, but I've been told I've got an old soul.

Most of my art is in the form of poetry or short, descriptive prose. Any poetry is usually free form, and I generally leave my work unedited. What I write is what flows out of my pen, and that is how I like it.

Links:
http://allpoetry.com/poems/by/xxzombieROT



Contact Email address: mikayla.oglesby@yahoo.com


Education: 3rd year college student.

Likes: Learning new things, reading, sushi, writing, video games, new experiences, making music, intellectual conversations, learning about people. 

Dislikes: Closed-minded people, pity parties, extreme pessimists.

Status: Involved. 




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Tyler James Gates













Name: Tyler James Gates

Tyler Gates exists barely in small town rural Midwest. His life is dotted with violent encounters with hillbillies, night jobs, alcohol binges, gas station explosions, and the occasional cult abduction. Besides pretending to be a writer he occupies his time with bouts of extreme paranoia and competition vomiting. Tyler is currently working on several novels about nothing and one about everything else.

Like almost everyone who dabbles in writing I have experimented with many forms and outlets over the years trying to find my medium. I can't say I've perfected my craft but I can say I've learned one thing; writing should be fierce, mean, unscripted, spontaneous, and personal. Besides several larger writing projects I have reluctantly taken on I most often enjoy writing flash fiction and short stories. With as busy as the world seems to have gotten it's great to be able to reach people; even if its just briefly. You can chew me out at gatestylerj@gmail.com.

Here is a bit of my more recently published work:

Small Town Blues @ Paragraph Line
http://www.paragraphline.com/tag/tyler-gates/

Something Lost @ In between Altered States
http://inbetweenalteredstates.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/something-lost-by-tyler-gates/

Education: Enough college to never want to go back.

Likes: Swedish Techno, nude body painting, substance abuse, waterphones, Sun- Tzu's The Art of War, unlicensed firearms, strippers, happy hour.

Dislikes: People who pretend to care; whatever it may be.

Relationship Status:
Stalked.

Anything else: I expected times like these I just never thought they'd be so bad, so long, and so frequent.

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Pranas Perkunas













Name: Pranas Perkunas (pen name)

Pranas Perkunas (pen name) is a writer, musician, and animal rights advocate. He is also working on a novel which he hopes will do very well, for he would like to do much more for animals, like donate substantially to no-kill cat shelters and maybe even bankroll a new one.

Pranas is currently constructing a colossal, Hello Kitty assault robot which will be utilized to effectively deal with wanton animal abusers by stamping them to jelly.

Under his actual name, which will not be revealed here, he has been published in various literary journals such as BLANK GUN SILENCER, SNOW MONKEY, WHISKEY ISLAND, HIDDEN OAK, ETC.

He has also been published on-line in LITERARY EROSION and THE HORROR ZINE.

His favorite writer is Kenneth Patchen.

Contact Email: fehu9@netzero.net




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Nikaan Matthew















NAME: Nikaan Matthew

I am a 20 year old student who currently studies Law with Business at Bangor University in North Wales. I grew up in Nottingham, United Kingdom and began writing poetry at the age of 17. At the moment I tend to write around the subject of love and passion but in the future I do hope to be able to expand my subject matter. I never write my poetry on paper and only ever use my laptop to write, whenever I try to write using paper my mind goes blank so I've stopped trying. In the future I hope to publish a collection of poetry entitled 'Droplets of Sunshine' sometime in the future, as well as writing a television sitcom and a fantasy novel, but for now I am just enjoying writing my poetry.

Short Paragraph about the art I do: My art is poetry. Most of my poetry tends to revolve around the themes of love and the different ways in which it can be viewed. When writing I try not to overload on description as I believe that if you let the readers imagination create the images in their head then the poem can have a longer lasting effect. Therefore simplicity is always at the core of everything I write, however I always try to move the reader in a way that they have never felt before.

Contact email: nikaanm@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/nikaan.matthew1

Education: Currently studying Law with Business at Bangor University.

Likes: Comedy Shows, Films, Football, Liverpool FC, Eating.

Dislikes: Moths!!!

Status: Single (I know you're wondering, 'how!?')



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Jesse James Campen











Name: Jesse James Campen


I am a working student from Maryland, and like to write specifically to entertain. I am currently attending Full Sail University to get my Creative Writing For Entertainment BFA. I like story telling in all forms, including stories from video games and themed music albums.

Right now, the only sort of art I’m involved in is creative writing. More particularly, I like writing sci-fi and fantasy stories, but I’ll settle for anything that makes someone think or laugh too. My technique doesn’t vary from many other writers’. I write a lot, then I edit a lot. One thing is for sure though: I dislike typing, so I write in my pad before typing it all out on my computer.
Contact Email address: jessiecampen@gmail.com.


Twitter: @JessieCampen


Education: I’m currently attending Full Sail University for a Creative Writing for Entertainment BFA.


Likes: Movies, video games, trivia books, television, being with friends and family.

Dislikes: Depressing people, the news, not having money.


Status: Single.


Anything else: I would like to make it known that I’m in a writing team with my brother, Luke Campen. We’ve got a few movie scripts we’ve been working on, but we would like to change the face of the writing industry as a whole with our stories.




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Benjamin F Jones













Name: Benjamin F Jones

Benjamin F Jones is a writer working in South Wales. He loves pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains he catches drops in his open mouth. He creates prose poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction. He spends some time clearing up after a small girl and selling screws. Photography is his hobby but writing is his passion.

I love writing which carries language into places it hasn’t been before. I like absurd ideas, which is probably one of the reasons I enjoy writing prose poetry. Prose poems and flash have a freedom that allows them to take flight. I love their ability to encapsulate a whole world in less than 500 words. I have experimented with cut-up but as my writing matures I find my work is more about communication. My earlier works were like puzzles that needed to be solved – now I have a need to connect emotionally with the reader.

I am currently working on a series of prose poems about my experiences as a full-time father in the Rhondda. These pieces will form a portfolio which I hope will get me into university to study prose poetry at MPhil level. I hope this qualification will enhance my career as a writer and enable me to teach creative writing. I would love to hear from anyone passionate about prose poetry, flash or writing in general.

My creative writing blog can be found at www.graphitebunny.wordpress.com
My photography can be viewed at http://emergentpixie.deviantart.com/









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Joshua Dobson















Name: Joshua Dobson


Joshua Dobson likes to make his own fun, some of which has appeared in The New Flesh, Microhorror, Innsmouth Free Press, Pulp Metal Magazine, Horrotica Online Magazine, Sex & Murder Magazine, Surreal Grotesque, Razor Dildo, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Sinisterotica (Pill Hill Press), Grindhouse (Crowded Quarantine Publications).

I write short works of surreal horror with a sense of humor, and more often than not a big throbbing boner.  I also make macabre and/or surreal pictures, assemblages, and scullptures.  I'm a dilettante.
 
Salt Trucks on the Highway & Rapist's Bite @ The New Flesh
 
Cheap Milk & How Amputrees Grow @ Microhorror
 
The Smut in Surreal Grotesque Issue 1
 
Glory Unholy @ Horrotica
 
A Perverse Proposition for Jenny Jelly-Butt @ Razor Dildo
 
 
Contact email: blackpinecone@live.com
 

Likes: big butts (and I cannot lie . . .)

Dislikes: bats, if any bats are reading this know that I hate you with the fire of a thousand arsons and soon I will find where you live and burst into your bedroom in the middle of the night shrieking horribly and flapping my arms in a most menacing manner










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Erika Dawn Price



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name: Erika Dawn Price
 
AKA: Processproduct
 
Erika D. Price is a social psychologist, writer, and eternal student living in Chicago, Illinois.  She began writing fiction after three years of reading and writing draining, dry academic prose for her graduate education, and her new found love of creative writing has saved her sanity. She writes all her first drafts on the Notepad app of her iPhone, which sounds insane but is actually quite a convenient way to bang out ideas on the go while simultaneously looking like a vapid, perpetually-texting woman-child. In her spare time she eats marshmallows and wanders around Chicago’s lake shore.

Short paragraph about the kind of art I do: I write fiction, and most of my 'work' falls into one of two camps: short, postmodern flash pieces that rehash or reimagine ancient myths, and longer, realist short stories about how human relationships and existential dread play out in a variety of modern settings. These two types of "work" that I write reflect my underlying philosophy of writing: Every story is either a retelling of myth or a roman a clef. We write what we know-- whether we know it from years of ingesting culture and storytelling tropes, or from our own emotional and moral struggles. When I write, I'm always trying to elicit two simultaneous reactions: A snort of snarky laughter, and a twinge of empathy in the gut. Hopefully, I occasionally succeed at those pursuits. 
 

Here's some work that's been featured on Tumblr's edited 'Prose' tag: http://processproduct.tumblr.com/post/30249862554/the-impasse

 
Here is work of mine that's been selected by Tumblr Fiction's other editors: http://tumblrfiction.tumblr.com/search/processproduct

And I'm published in the August 2012 issue of Efiction Horror: http://www.efictionmag.com/horror/

And of course I'll be in Linguistic Erosion in October and Smashed Cat in December.
 

Education: BA in Psychology and Poli Sci, MA in Social Psychology, workin' on a Psych PhD presently
Likes: Marshmallows, Pumpkin Candy Corns, PRI's Selected Shorts Podcast, postmodernism, existentialism, miniature versions of things
Dislikes: Relationship missives, Pinterest, Makeup, Word count limits, People who think it isn't okay to split infinitives
Status: Consorted
Anything Else:  I firmly believe in the power of creating a writing schedule and sticking to it, and forcing yourself to write even when you don't 'feel inspired'!

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Jim Clinch















Name: Jim Clinch
Jim Clinch lives in Southwest Florida and writes novels and short fiction.  He is also a singer/songwriter.  Jim's novel "Canterbury's Tale" is a humorous mystery featuring a decidedly un-PC beach bum who gets in some big time trouble.  His short stories appear most recently in Linguistic Erosion and Bradburesque Quartely.
I seek to entertain wiith engaging, memorable characters and infectious dialogue.  My novel, which sometimes might seem just funny, is really intended to make the reader think about the anguish of the main character and how little we really know about people from the surface view.  My short fiction is usually a brain-tease, meant to force the reader out of a comfortable place.
I am happily married and the father of three grown children.  When not writing or playing music I like to fish and complain about the government to no one in particular.

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John C. Mannone















Name: John C. Mannone (no pen names)


Bio:
I am Sicilian by heritage, Latin/Hispanic by place of birth, and a U.S. Citizen by legal birth. I am impassioned by science and mathematics and pursued a career as a research scientist and nuclear consultant. All very left-brain stuff. But when my right-brain came out of comatose, I started studying the craft of poetry in 2004 (and of flash fiction and the short story in 2008). With 300 publications, several awards, three nominations for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry and one for the Rhysling Poetry Award, I consider myself an emergent voice in poetry. I get excited about words as much as I do about equations. I am richly blessed for that. (You should know that I consider food another form of poetry )

I am the poetry editor of Silver Blade, a literary fantasy magazine, and an associate poetry editor for Abyss & Apex Magazine of Speculative Fiction. My editorial focus is found here: http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2011/08/six-questions-for-john-c-mannone-poetry.html

I write poetry and some short fiction. It is often literary, literary with speculative elements, or speculative with literary style and depth. In poetry, I favor free verse with that is rich in imagery, but also like conversational pieces that have impeccable rhythm and good line breaks. I eschew cut-up prose. My favorite short fiction ranges from micro fiction to the short short story (1000-2000 words), but my most comfortable range is flash fiction 300-600 words. They often have poetic swaths. My web page is The Art of Poetry, http://jcmannone.wordpress.com

Here are links to recent samples of my work:

“The Pleistocene Extinction,” The Pedestal  (Issue 64, Jun 2011) http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=17566

“There’s  a Gold Twinkle in the Night,” Eye to the Telescope (Issue 3, Jan 2012)
http://www.eyetothetelescope.com/archives/003issue.html

“Where Has the Spider Gone?” Writers & Artists (Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 2012)
Flash Fiction Contest Winner: Highly Commended (4th place)
http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/2012/03/read-the-winning-flash-fiction-entries/

“The Lizard Wind,” Curio Poetry (Issue 3, Feb 2012)
http://curiopoetry.wordpress.com/curio-issue-3-john-mannone/

“When the Moons Pull Together,” Press53 (Jan 2012)
Contest winner: Runner-up (2nd place)
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/john+mannone


Contact Email address: jcmannone@earthlink.net

Facebook: jcmannone


Education:
B.S. Chemistry (1970 Loyola College, Baltimore, MD)
M.S. Physical/Theoretical Chemistry (1978 Georgetown University, Washington, DC)
M.S. Physics (1988 University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Ph.D. candidacy Electrical Engineering (2002 University of Tennessee Knoxville)


Likes: 
Poetry, astronomy, food, good micro brews, classical music & the blues, good heavy metal… and women

Dislikes:
Chopped-up prose and forced rhyme, overcooked food, cigarette smoke


Status:
Was married twice; still looking for the right one


Anything else: 
I am active in the writing community: dual member of the Chattanooga Writers Guild and the Knoxville Writers Guild, and serve on the Board of Directors of Silver Pen, Inc., a writers’ resource. I’m a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador for the Great State of Tennessee since 2008. I am kind of retired, but I also teach as an adjunct professor of physics in east TN. I also teach a semester course in hermeneutics at a local Bible college. As you would guess, my Christian views might form a subtext in some of my writing.

I have work forthcoming in Farther Stars Than These later this year (“Genesis” on Oct 4 and “End Stop” on Nov 8).

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Acquanetta M. Sproule













Name: Acquanetta M. Sproule

Bio:

I am a Chimera.

I think.

Two identical twins that refused to either completely separate or fully reintegrate.

That's why the types of stories I write tend to be inversions of each other: Sweet to Creepy, Gleeful to Glum, Optimistic to Oppressive.

The middle is not a comfortable place for me, so I glide along side-lines and between facades.

Never fitting in, seldom wanting to.

I am a fabulous monster, prone to tales of impossible or foolish fancy.

Or just a middle-aged secretary who likes to write.

One or the other; both or neither.

Regardless, I tell a good tale.


Education: Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies

Likes: Chocolate

Dislikes: Obsessive, Compulsive Talkers

Status: Contentedly celibate





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R. Christophe Ryber













Name: Christopher Berry

Pen Name: R. Christophe Ryber

Bio:

R. Christophe Ryber lives in Hardwick, VT where he writes and studies poetry and literature at a local college.

R. Christophe Ryber's prose works include pieces from the historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, dark erotica and horror genres. He also writes Gothic and Romantic poetry.

Contact email: r.christophe.ryber@gmail.com

Links to my work:
http://www.foliateoak.uamont.edu/archives/december-2010/prose/johannas-exodus-by-r.-christophe-ryber
http://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/r-christophe-ryber-lethal-passion/
http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/2011/06/Apotheosis.html
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/wyrmfang?keyword=wyrmfang&store=allproducts
http://www.nthzine.com/fiction_online.php 



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John Domenichini


















Name: John Domenichini

John Domenichini lives in Silicon Valley in California. His career trajectory has steadily involved more and more writing. In college he majored in Business, Education, and finally Linguistics. He taught English as a second language in the U.S. and Taiwan. In Taiwan, he also worked as a journalist. He’s currently a technical writer who writes fiction when he finds the time. He tries very hard to find the time.

A lot of John’s writing is motivated by prompts provided by a writing group that meets once a week. Also, from time to time, stories pop into his head while he’s doing other things. He enjoys experimenting with different writing styles, genres, etc. However, for the most part, he aims to make his writing accessible to the average person.

My Email Address: johnnydome@hotmail.com



Links:

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Education: M.S. in Linguistics

Likes: People and movies, especially Blade Runner, Unforgiven, and the Reacher franchise, probably, when those movies start coming out.


Dislikes: Mayonnaise
and disliking. He eats very little mayonnaise these days. Sometimes, someone sneaks it on to a sandwich, and then what can you do? Not that there’s no recourse, but he’d prefer not to make a scene. Though he does a fair amount of disliking, he really doesn’t care for it.

Status: Married, two step-children,
 pulse usually just under 60, skill in parallel parking has not diminished over the years. Not as charming as some people, more charming than others. Still right handed. He hoped that he would become left handed slowly and naturally with age, but that hasn’t come to fruition, yet.

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Matt Shaner










Name: Matt Shaner

I am a writer, father, husband, and hopefully soon to be full time English teacher living in the suburbs of Reading, PA. I met my wife in high school and we have a son with a second child arriving in December. I love reading and writing, movies and music, basically anything that can motivate me to create. This month I will start as a student in Fairfield University's MFA program in Creative Writing.

I have twenty-one short stories published online and in print including one selected for anthology. I also have a novel and novella available from Eternal Press. My writing is really a mix of genres. I have a sci fi novel, horror novella, literary fiction novel, and a number of other short stories that are making the rounds to publishers, magazines, and presses to find a home. I hate to hit the old cliche, but I loved reading and writing ever since I was little. In a stressful world it has always served as an escape and I think that every story can teach us something about life and our society. Stephen Gaghan, writer of the movie Traffic, said "all writers have a need to explain themselves to the world." This is my passion and my hope is that one day my son can say he is proud to call his dad a writer.

My blog: http://shanerwriting.wordpress.com/
Novel and novella available here: http://www.eternalpress.biz/people.php?author=322

Recent Short stories here:

War, LINGUISTIC EROSION, June 2012, http://www.linguisticerosion.com/

Flood, LINGUISTIC EROSION, July 2012
Theorist, http://www.weirdyear.com/


Contact Email address: ms349437@yahoo.com

Twitter: @ShanerMatt, on facebook also

Favorite Authors: Graham Greene, Dennis Lehane, Peter Straub, Don Winslow, Clive Barker, Flannery O'Conner, Shirley Jackson, Sara Gran, Richard Thomas, basically anyone that can hook me on a good story!



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Chris Sharp














NAME: Chris Sharp

BIO: I was born in San Francisco in 1948. So I am at an age where I feel the need to make active defenses for hanging around and getting even older. The main players in my life have been women. In addition to my mother and my wife, they include my daughter and my wonderful previous wives as well as some of my passing acquaintances with some of the great women of the world. Jacqueline Onassis, Catherine Deneuve and Vanessa Redgrave are among those who have somehow been involved with and have inspired my professional writing and journalism. For many years I was a theater critic in New York City as well as once a president of the Drama Desk. I am spending my semi-retirement putting in part-time teaching in Southern California and writing whatever I want. I have many short stories all over the Internet archives, with.perhaps the best ones being found by Googling my name with “short stories.”

WHAT I WRITE: At an early age I was overwhelmed with the sound of Elvis Presley, where he brought into his own musical world the world of Chuck Berry and the African-American popular music of his day. In my own little way I write stories as a form of gratification to the great African-American writing in our time, such as that of Edward P. Jones, August Wilson and Toni Morrison.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS: LBloomsday@yahoo.com

LIKES: Edith Wharton, plus the writers named above. Plus so many things on the earth and in the sky I like that I can’t start to list them

HATES: Anything that is promoted as “free.”



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T. Gene Davis













Name: T. Gene Davis

T. Gene Davis is an author. He has played at managing businesses, software engineering, graphic design and other utility paying endeavors, ... but only when he’s not writing. He has a smattering of published articles, stories, poetry, and books spanning the 1990’s to present.

When pursuing his craft, T. Gene Davis looks for powerful writing and studies the styles of masters. For inspiration, he looks at the classics, and finds the stories and tales that inspired them. For themes when writing, he looks to current events and technological breakthroughs.


Education: Bachelor of Arts in English

Likes: Attending folk music festivals, reading anything by Neil Gaiman, celebrating all the Autumn holidays with family and friends

Dislikes: Wasting time without a book (If he has a book, then it’s all good.)

Website: www.tgenedavis.com

Twitter: @TGeneDavis




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Justine Dunn











Name: Justine Dunn

Aka: Justine M Dunn

Despite writing for some years now, Justine has only recently found the confidence to show her baby’s face to the world. She writes to release some of the bizarre thoughts that swirl around her tiny mind; some make it out, others should never be set free, the imagination is a wonderful thing. She is British, currently living in Slovenia and oozing with ideas.

She writes mostly quirky flash fiction, not quite science fiction in the usual sense but her stories skirt around the edges of reality. She also enjoys writing lighter stuff too, children’s rhymes are always a joy and more recently she has penned a few adult humor flash fictions. Her first novel, Beach Lanes, is finished at last and currently going through the editing stage. The second, she hopes, will make it out of her head and onto the keyboard very soon.

Contact Email address: juzzadunn@gmail.com

Link: http://www.justinemdunn.com/

Likes: eating, drinking, cooking, blankets, Saturday afternoon pints, walking, daydreaming, laughing, dog yawns, hats, red wine, rain

Dislikes: snobbery, liars, marzipan, my metabolism, dog ticks

Status: married


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Jim Blanchet












Name: Jim Blanchet

Jim Blanchet is a freelance writer living in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Tulane University with a BA in Political Science in 2007, where he also received a commission as a Naval Officer, serving on active duty until 2012. Jim is a Staff Writer for Fictionade Magazine and is a regular contributor to WINK Pinup.

Jim is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and satire. His time in New Orleans, military experience and atypical path to writing offers a unique perspective that he shares throughout the variety of his work. His stories range from humorous flash fiction to adventurous social commentary. Though Jim’s current publications are in shorter format, he anticipates completion of his first novel in early 2013. His writing is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk and Oscar Wilde, among others.

Email: Jim.Blanchet@fictionade.com

Twitter: @jimblanchet

Education: BA Political Science, International Relations from Tulane University

Links to Writing: www.fictionade.com, http://winkpinup.wordpress.com/june-issue



 
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Deborah Livingston












Name:  Deborah Livingston

In her memoir, STRAND OF PEARLS, Deborah Livingston recounts her journey from childhood abuse, frequent tragedy and adult addiction to a spiritual transformation that brought her an inner peace and joy available to us all. Deborah was the first of three children born to parents--a Canadian father, a New England mother--who were worlds apart in their own upbringings and views of the world. From two to sixteen, when she was finally able to break free, Deborah suffered abuse at the hands of her father. Her freedom from that abuse took her to abuse at the hands of others, and to a tragic accident that cost the life of a friend. Her misfortunes early in life and her inability to see them as the "pearls" they actually were led to serious addiction in her early forties. And yet this addiction saved her life, preparing her for the inner transformation she would experience. In STRAND OF PEARLS to embrace Deborah Livingston invites the reader into the most painful, raw moments of her past so that the light of the present might shine brighter--as an invitation to others hope, faith and gratitude in their lives. Today Deborah Livingston lives with her loving husband, Joel, in Massachusetts, and is the proud mother of a college-age daughter, Cassandra. She is a practicing AOBTA-certified traditional Chinese medicine therapist, intuitive medium and believes in life's gifts whatever forms they may take.




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Jack Caseros

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Name: Jack Caseros

Jack Caseros is an ecologist who tells people at bars that he’s a writer. Then he says something clever, like, “I see poetry everywhere.” Which is, unfortunately, true. He currently resides in midwestern Canada. His first novel, Onwards & Outwards, is available as an e-book at most major online retailers.

Jack has also constructed an indie publishing organization, Kaleidoscope Reality. You can find more about Jack and Kaleidoscope Reality at: www.jackcaseros.webs.com.

 Jack Caseros is the son of an Argentine and a Canadian, and this dual identity features strongly in his works—not explicitly, of course, because that would be boring. Jack’s work is rooted in the Hindu proverb “Unity in variety is the plan of creation.” Jack believes art is a mirror, and that this mirror is useful in conveying the spectrum of consciousness. But then again, Jack writes because he just loves it.


Some of Jack Caseros’ recently published works:

“Onwards & Outwards” (Kaleidoscope Reality: http://www.amazon.com/Onwards-Outwards-ebook/dp/B00760D4OG)

“Halfsies: An Essay on Canadian Identity by a Non-Canadian Canadian” (steelbananas: http://www.steelbananas.com/magazine/sb27/)


“positive space negative” (Eunoia Review: http://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/positive-space-negative/)

"On Behalf of Every Writer Who Has Taken Inspiration From a Living Muse / On Behalf of Every Person Who Has Appeared, In Part or In Full, As a Character in a Piece of Literature" (Linguistic Erosion: http://www.linguisticerosion.com/2012/05/on-behalf-of.html)




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Kwame Ivery













NAME: Kwame Ivery

BIO: I was born in the Bronx, NY and was raised in New Jersey. I have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts. My short story "Why Kristen Misses Push & Turn" will be featured in Smashed Cat magazine in August 2012.
WHAT I WRITE: I write short fiction that could be classified as bizarro, which is probably a fancy way of saying "weird."  My fiction presents reality, but it's a reality heavily laced with things that probably wouldn't happen in reality--pretty much the way reality looks in your dreams: you recognize it, but you don't recognize it. So in my stories you'll see pizza, but it'll be the kind of pizza whose cheese stretches through New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, etc.; you'll see a married couple, but one of them will have once been married to a horse; you'll see street vendors, but they will sell things like Geena Davis' tongue. That's what I write.
MY EMAIL ADDRESS: kwameivery@aol.com
FACEBOOK: I'm on it.
LIKES: Green skies and blue trees
HATES: Adam Sandler movies
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Mathieu Cailler














Name: Mathieu Cailler
 
Mathieu is a writer living in Los Angeles, California.  His stories have appeared in Sleet Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly, and Epiphany.  Currently he is studying fiction at Vermont College, where he is hard at work on a collection of short stories.
 
Links to stories:
“Blowing Out the Candles”: http://www.sleetmagazine.com/selected/cailler_v3n2.html
“Hit and Stay”: http://twohawksquarterly.com/2011/10/20/hit-and-stay/
“Dissonance”: http://epiphmag.com/fictionepiphanymagazineissue11.html
 
He can be reached at mr.cailler@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
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