Contributors

The following is a list of contributors who have pieces in Nothing But Red.

  • Ann Aguirre – In her life, Ann has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband and two adorable children who sometimes do as they are told.
  • Mechele Armstrong – Mechele Armstrong started writing stories with the crayons in her crayon box and hasn’t stopped since. Currently living in Virginia, she writes while playing Mom to two girls, wife to a computer geek, servant to a diva kitty, psychiatrist to a neurotic dog, and caretaker of a bunch of naked Barbies.
  • Judy Bagshaw – Judy Bagshaw is a retired elementary school teacher and writer in Southern Ontario, Canada. As a plus-sized woman, she has long wanted to see the appearance of stories featuring full-figured central characters. Much of her work features such characters leading rich and active lives, as she does. Romantic suspense is her genre of choice, but she also writes humor, some non-fiction, and children’s stories. Her currently available works include several novels, work in multiple anthologies, and a short story collection. She was also part of the writing team for the Ginn Reading Steps from Pearson Educational, a program widely used in elementary schools. She writes a monthly column for Romance Writer2Writer Magazine http://www.romancewriter2writer.com. You can find out more about Judy, and read excerpts and reviews of her books ather website. She can be contacted at judy_bagshaw@yahoo.ca, or consider signing up for her fan newsletter at http://www.geocities.com/judybagshaw_fanclub/
  • David Baker – David Baker’s short fiction has appeared in various publications, including Hair Trigger and The Briar Cliff Review. His story Skinning A Bull received a first place in traditional fiction in the Columbia Scholastic Press Awards in 2000. He was a 2007 semifinalist for a Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a 2008 finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition. “Missing” is an excerpt from his novel-in-progress, Las Desaparacidas, which deals with the disappearance of young women on both sides of the militarized border between Mexico and the United States. David is currently working to place his first novel, Hurricane Lilli, as well as two screenplays, The Eulogist and Vintage.
  • Anne E. Barringer – Anne Barringer is a recent transplant to Memphis, TN from Topeka, KS where she is actively pursuing a career in writing after over twenty years as a Paralegal/Office Manager. She has written articles for The Labyrinth a multicultural magazine that promoted diversity and understanding between cultures and religions. Additionally, she was a guest writer for an MMORPG called “Nexus, The Kingdom of the Winds.” Having discovered a love of words at an early age, she has devoured numerous books in many different shapes, sizes and genres. This love of all things literary has seen Anne write numerous book reviews for The Old Book Barn Gazette, Freshfiction.com and TheBestReviews.com. Her loving husband, Phil, two wonderful daughters—Beth and Marissa, and the family pets which include Awen her mini wire-hair dachshund writing companion, Excalibur the 19-year-old snowshoe kitty and Mushu, a 6 ft temperamental Iguana, keep her somewhat sane. She can be reached at imamuseoffire@gmail.com.
  • Kimberly Bea – Kimberly Bea is a PhD candidate in history, who has been writing fiction and poetry for as long as she can remember. Born and raised in California, she currently lives in Minneapolis, where she has (finally) gotten used to the cold.
  • Hanne Blank – Hanne Blank is a writer, editor, historian, and activist whose books include Virgin: The Untouched History (Bloomsbury) and Unruly Appetites (Seal). She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • CL Bledsoe – CL Bledsoe is the author of the poetry collections Anthem and _____ (want/need). He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine http://www.ghotimag.com
  • Melinda Blount – Melinda Blount is a writer and mother living a quiet life in small town, Ohio. She is an avid collector of anything, amassing a wealth of useless things that sit in the corners of her apartment. Her poems have appeared in print and electronic journals such as: Willow Review, HazMat Literary Review, Thick with Conviction, ‘remark’, Byline Magazine and Conceit Magazine. Melinda is currently working on the rough draft of her first novel.
  • Jill Boland – Jill Boland is an academic librarian, in the UK. When not working—or herding a trio of Border Collies—she can usually be found with her nose buried in a book, or putting pen to paper. She can even, on occasion, be found digging her allotment. But only if the weather’s really nice. She’s a member of a number of online forums, Romance Divas and Forward Motion among them.
  • Kerry Budd – Kerry Budd is 28 years old and longs to write a masterpiece some day. She is in her last year of an English and Creative Writing degree with plans to teach English while writing in her spare time. Kerry lives in Hove, on the South Coast of England with her boyfriend and finds her inspiration from the sea, which is but minutes from her front door. Kerry’s passion lies in writing about real people; giving people a voice, who would otherwise remain unheard. Kerry can be contacted at kerryjbudd@googlemail.com.
  • Skyla Dawn Cameron – Award-winning urban fantasy author Skyla Dawn Cameron conceived of Nothing But Red after reading Joss Whedon’s original essay. She credits her former fiancé and best friend, Justin William Dawson Street, for giving her endless support and encouragement to pursue a career in the arts. Skyla is twenty-five, and though she physically resides in Southern Ontario, she can be found virtually at http://www.skyladawncameron.com
  • Elaine Corvidae – Elaine Corvidae has been telling stories about faeries, elves, and dragons since she was a small child. Her dark fantasy novels have won numerous awards, including multiple Eppie Awards and Dream Realm Awards for Best Fantasy Novel. When she isn’t wandering the worlds of her imagination, she lives in Harrisburg, NC, with her husband and several cats.
  • Kevin Craig – Kevin Craig is a freelance writer living in Ontario, Canada. His articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America. He has recorded memoir for CBC Radio Canada. His poems and short stories have been published internationally. Kevin recently took 1st place for the second time in the Artella Words & Art Poetic Idol Contest. His novel, Sebastian’s Poet, recently won 1st place in the Adult Category of Best Novel in the Muskoka Novel Marathon Competition.
  • Maggie Dougherty – Maggie Dougherty received a degree in Creative Writing from Loyola College in Maryland. From 2004-2006, she served as an Agroforestry extension agent with the Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. Maggie worked on a variety of grassroots development projects including community gardens, tree nurseries, a banana plantation, and a sanitary water project. Currently, she is collaborating with colleagues to develop a project aimed at raising awareness for the correlation between environmental sustainability, community-based development, and women’s rights (www.waktanC2C.org). In the fall, she will begin the MSFS program at Georgetown University. Maggie lives in Washington, D.C. and enjoys bike riding, writing, wine, and sushi.
  • Leigh Dragoon – Leigh Dragoon is a Sacramento-based comics artist and writer. She is the creator of By the Wayside, an urban fantasy comic which appears on Girlamatic.com. This writing marks her third year spent on the Friends of Lulu Board of Directors. She also writes for Sequential Tart.com and edits the speculative fiction webzine Byzarium.com.
  • Catherine Egan – About the Author: I live in Princeton, NJ and am currently at work on a fantasy series for middle-grade / young adult readers.
  • Sasha Elliott – Sasha Elliott is a writer, editor, and social development specialist interested in exploring the roots of misogyny and violence against women and girls, and its impact. Horrified by the footage of Du’a Khalil’s brutal murder, she hopes—through writing, research, and education—to help raise awareness of women’s fundamental humanity, right to a life free from terror, and right to choose. Being of a multiracial, Caribbean heritage, and a restrictive religious background, she feels uniquely positioned to examine intersecting issues of culture, class, conflict, race/ethnicity, power, and religious identity from a female perspective. Part of her training in the field includes work as a development consultant for local municipalities and community organizations to increase income-generating activities among vulnerable social groups, including women, in East Africa. She earned a Master of Science degree from University College London. She relishes foreign travel and lives in New York City.
  • Dana Evans – A rolling stone, Dana has lived all over the United States and is currently resting in an area of Ohio Welsh settlers dubbed ‘the land of bones.’ She has lived near the Mothman, the Hodag, the Bray Road Beast, a haunted aviary built on the site of two old prisons and a psychic commune so it’s no surprise she writes urban fantasies. Having been a librarian assistant, a bartender, doctor of podiatric medicine and wound care specialist, an occasionally published writer and now a professor, Dana enjoys using her diverse background for story fodder.
  • Elizabeth Bales Frank – Frank is a screenwriter, novelist and essayist based in New York City. She is the author of the novel Cooder Cutlas (published by Harper & Row) and her work has appeared in numerous national women’s magazines, as well as The New York Times and prominent literary journals. She earned a B.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. “Wendy and the Lost Girls” is her first published short work of fiction and she is proud to be a part of “Nothing But Red.”
  • Stephanie Gayle – Stephanie Gayle writes and lives in Somerville, MA. Her first novel, My Summer of Southern Discomfort, was published by Harper Collins in June 2007. “Only Girls Know” first appeared in Ellipsis…Literary Serials and Narrative Culture. She wrote the story after realizing that boys don’t worry about rape the way girls do. Girls don’t see rape as a terrible but unlikely prospect, like a lightning strike. It’s a violent probability.
  • Valentina Gnup – Valentina Gnup was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1957. She was very active for twenty years in the Santa Barbara poetry community. In 2002 she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and moved her family to North Carolina, where she teaches writing at Greensboro College. In 2005 her chapbook Sparrow Octaves won the NC Writers’ Network Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Publication Award. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Nimrod, Mary Journal, Blue Collar Review, Brooklyn Review and Crab Orchard Review. She is married to the poet John Blackard, and she has two adult daughters. As of summer 2008, she will be living in Portland, OR.
  • Gila Tal Green – Gila (Tal) Green’s short fiction has been published in Fiction Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, The Saranac Review, Skive Magazine, Kunapipi Journal, Quality Women’s Fiction, Jane Doe Buys a Challah: an anthology, The Mom Egg anthology, Bridges Journal, The Deronda Review and Under the Third Canopy: Readings in Jewish Diversity. Originally from Ottawa, she lives outside of Jerusalem with her husband and five children. “I Put Him On The Bottle” is part of her short story collection White Zion, forthcoming in 2008 from My Lucky Guitar Press.
  • Liza Hamilton – Liza Hamilton is an Administrative Coordinator at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC where she works with the Army on issues of troop safety. Liza is deeply invested in volunteer work and has worked in this respect as a rape crisis counselor, a caterer for a psychiatric facility, a coordinator for Tsunami and Katrina relief efforts and a designer for a nonprofit organization. Her outside interests include painting, design, film and metalsmithing. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Liberal Arts program at Johns Hopkins University and metalsmithing classes at the Torpedo Factory in Virginia.
  • Reina Hardy – Reina Hardy is a playwright with credits in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Muncie, Indiana. Look for her poems in various magazines, look for excerpts from her plays in Audition Arsenal and The Ultimate Audition Book (both from Smith and Kraus) and look for her theatre reviews on the Sun Times website. Once, she resolved to see a show in every Chicago fringe venue during the course of a year. Her failure is chronicled at wayoffloop.blogspot.com. Reina, a 2003 graduate of Columbia University, is also founder and artistic director of the Viola Project (www.violaproject.org), Chicago’s best Shakespeare performance workshop for girls.
  • Janna Hastings – Janna Hastings was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979, and has since made her way to Cambridge, England where she lives with her two children. She shares her time between her career as a computer professional, her studies in philosophy, her writing, and traipsing through mud in the English countryside with her children, looking for the fairies hiding in the flowers.
  • Stacey Hill – While Stacey Hill has written short stories and essays for as long as she can remember, this is the first time she has been published. She is deeply honored that her work was chosen to help raise awareness about violence against women. She is a middle school English teacher and currently lives in Harlingen, Texas with her two amazing children.
  • Jody Houser – A third-generation geek, Jody Houser started writing when she was eight years old and has yet to stop. She is the creator of the unacclaimed webcomic Brickgirl & Oscar. Jody earned her MFA in creative writing at Emerson College in Boston. She currently resides in Los Angeles with several hamsters and splits her time between screenwriting, playwriting, short fiction, comics, and sleeping.
  • Tom Hulley – born long ago, married for years and years, father of four children and still waiting for the world to become a better place for them -it would be wonderful for me if women were never stopped and men never started -better still if the only differences we noticed were positive ones like talents and feelings and taste in frocks once i was a social worker now i teach social science part-time and work round the clock as a housewife and carer apart from which i love art and contemporary dance and walking in the woods on rainy days and most of all the people close to me and as many of those not so close as best i can -otherwise i am just a typical white middle-aged middle class ‘freeborn englishman’ (as if!) kind of male anarcho-feminist who steals doormats and watches them fly
  • Barbara Hunt – Barbara E. Hunt is a dry-eyed nostalgic who delivers contemporary bites of naked truth wrapped in a rich appealing texture. She writes from her home in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. She has been published with CBC Radio One, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Esteem and Homemakers Magazine as well as several anthologies.
  • Abha Iyengar – Abha Iyengar is a freelance poet and writer who lives in New Delhi, India. She has contributed to popular anthologies like The Simple Touch of Fate, Knit Lit Too, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her work has appeared in Moondance, Raven Chronicles, Gowanus Books, Tattoo Highway, Tryst3, M.A.G., Kritya, riverbabble, Enlightened Practice, Poet Works Press, Writers against War, Door Knobs and Body Paint, Arabesques Review and Citizen 32, among others. She has received a Breakaway Books Contest Honorable mention and publication. She is a Kota Press Poetry Anthology Contest winner. In India she contributes to several magazines like Complete Wellbeing. She writes Urdu poetry and has recently made a film titled ‘Parwaaz’. She is passionate about gender issues, health and spirituality. Abha is especially concerned about the lot of women in the rural and urban milieu, and a lot of her writing is focused on this.
  • Dale Jacobson – Dale Jacobson, 58, has published nine volumes of poetry. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review and other journals as well as anthologies, recently American War Poetry (Columbia University Press). His long poem A Walk by the River, which he characterizes as “a metaphysical inquiry,” has been called a “masterwork” by the novelist Larry Wiowode and “masterfully written” by the poet and editor Robert Hedin. He is an honorary poet laureate of North Dakota (2005) and teaches at the University of North Dakota. His latest book (2008) is entitled Metamorphoses of the Sleeping Beast, from Red Dragonfly Press. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, a painter who teaches art.
  • Lee Kendall – Lee R. Kendall was born in Liverpool, England, in 1974. He holds Ph.D. in the History of Art ((Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2006), a B.A. in the same discipline (Leicester, 1997) and studied Fine Art to Foundation level prior to 1992. He is a practicing artist in his own right, and also works for a major national UK charity. He welcomes comments on any and all aspects of his work, which is often boldly provocative and apolicital.
  • Julie Klumb – Julie Klumb lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, two children and their dogs. She is a graduate of Purdue University and a former high school teacher. Currently, she spends her days as a stay at home mother and an aspiring novelist.
  • Laure Lackey – Laure Lackey is a middle-aged housewife living in a small Texas town. She has a BA in English, has taught school, worked retail, run an office and made that one big trip to Europe. But her greatest success and joy in life has been rescuing animals and finding good homes for each of them.
  • Guy Lancaster – Guy Lancaster is the assistant editor for the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and lives in Little Rock with his wife, Anna. He has published one novel, The Queen of Purgatory, as well as numerous short stories, academic works, interviews, and book reviews in such print and online venues as Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, Arkansas Literary Forum, Ghoti, Religion & Education, and Journal of Religion and Society, among many others. In addition, he recently optioned his first screenplay and is a regular essayist and graphic novel reviewer for the Arkansas Free Press. Guy holds a BA and MA in English, a BA in theology, and is currently a student in the Heritage Studies Ph.D. program at Arkansas State University, where he is researching racial cleansing and sundown towns in Arkansas.
  • Nora Landry – Nora Landry is a wife, mother and writer living in Whitby, Ontario. This is her 4th published short story.
  • Rae Lindley – Rachel “Rae” Lindley is a young writer/artist currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been writing since 10 years old and practicing art since as long as she can remember. Throughout her writing career, she has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications and in her alma mater’s English course publications on how to write articles. She also served as editor and contributing writer of the school newsletter. She has been a recipient of following awards: Honorable Mention in 73rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for the script ‘Hotel Sunset,’ 1993 Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry, 1998-99 Who’s Who Among American High School students, the 2006 Copper Wing Award at the Phoenix Film Festival and various Success and Leadership awards from The Art Institute of Phoenix. Currently, she works as a graphic designer for independent and small press authors while penning her stories.
  • Virginia Lore – Virginia Lore is deeply interested in seeing a peaceful and just world within her lifetime. To that end she writes, mothers, befriends, works, lives, breathes, and hopes. Her nonfiction and poetry have been published in Communities Magazine, the Cohousing Journal, Sacred Waters, Point No Point, and Slightly West. She can be reached at: mysticsavage@gmail.com.
  • Bobbi Lurie – Bobbi Lurie is the author of two poetry collections: Letter from the Lawn (CustomWords, 2006) and The Book I Never Read (CustomWords, 2003). Her poems have appeared in numerous print and on-line journals including APR, New American Writing, Otoliths, Shampoo and diode. She lives outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Jennifer Macaire – Jennifer Macaire lives in France with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.
  • Mehrin Masud-Elias – Mehrin Masud-Elias grew up in Bangladesh, came of age in the United States and found her voice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—where she lives with her husband and their two dogs. Although a lawyer by training and practice, she is sometimes compelled by the tragic beauty of her home city to express her thoughts in the form of poetry. An avid consumer of local and global news, Mehrin is also an occasional contributor to political blogs. In her creative works, she is most interested in exploring the profundity of the collective human experience as evinced in the minutiae of daily human life.
  • Ellen McCord – Ellen McCord lives and works in Northern California. Having taken an early retirement from a career in human services, she devotes full time to her artwork. Ellen creates ceramic sculptures, monotypes, pastel figure drawings and mixed media (watercolor/pastel) paintings. She has won numerous awards, primarily for her ceramic figure sculpture. To engage a particular emotion, Ellen selects her medium and then creates a dialog with her subject matter—human figure or nature. She uses her monotypes, such as “Memory,” to evoke the unseen emotion or archetype. Abstracting the form and applying multiple layers of color one at a time allow a hidden narrative to emerge and inform the final image.
  • Virginia McRae – Virginia McRae lives in a small town in New Jersey and is a freelance editor of fiction and nonfiction for Manhattan publishing houses. She has a law degree and has twice won first prize in a lawyers’ writing competition, once for a story about a concubine’s trial for murder in ninth-century China. She has had a lifelong fascination with Chinese history and is completing a mystery novel set in ninth-century China, as well as writing other stories with Chinese settings. In 2006, she was the first-place winner of the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival Short Story Contest. “Saba Is Sentenced to Death by Stoning” was first published in an anthology of winners of the 2003 Fish Short Story Prize contest, held annually by Fish Publishing Company, County Cork, Ireland.
  • MG – I am a college educated, middle class professional who never dreamed that I could be married to an abuser. I explained away his rages, the smashed furniture, the name-calling, the threats, excusing him because of his unhappy childhood, or because I thought that everyone had problems like ours, that all couples fight. And I thought that if he didn’t hit me, it wasn’t really abuse. But it got worse. And I was frightened. And he did hurt me. I didn’t want my children to grow up thinking that this was what a marriage was supposed to be like. I left. Several years later, I am happily married to a wonderful man, and my children now know what a happy, healthy, respectful, loving relationship is. They know, and I know, that this is what love is really like. No one should be afraid in their own home.
  • m.jules – m.jules is a self-styled hippie living in South Carolina with her cat, where she will be attending film school. She loves animals, trees, works of art, and people standing up for each other. She hates cruelty, mangoes, and talking about herself in formal capacities.
  • Nick Monteleone – Nick Monteleone discovered the work of Joss Whedon the night he asked his brother, “Why the hell would you want to watch a television show based on that movie?” He resides in Brooklyn with his girlfriend Rebecca, several guinea pigs, a possibly disturbing number of books, and is damn proud to have worked with the wonderful people who helped put this book together.
  • Scott Neigh – Scott Neigh is a writer, parent, and activist who lives in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is currently working on a book that enters little-known pieces of Canadian history through interviews with long-time activists from a broad range of social movements.
  • Gill O’Halloran – Gill O’Halloran lives in London , in a very ordinary house full of teenagers, cats and CDs. When she isn’t working at the hospice she likes to dance at music festivals and has a passion for writing. She is the author of a well-received book about addictions, and has written short stories, but for the last few years she has concentrated on poetry. Her poems have been published in online magazines La Luciole press, The Guild of Outsider Writers, and Empowerment4women, and in UK print magazines, Citizen32 and Poetic Licence. She has performed at poetry venues in South and Central London. Gill has been an active feminist since the days of Greenham Women’s Peace Camp and believes that the death of Dua Khalil, alongside violence against women the world over, proves that the post-feminists have got it wrong, legitimizing the return to a culture which once again devalues women.
  • MK Proietta – Mary-Kate Proietta was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. In 2003 she moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida. Mary-Kate has always felt a passion for learning about social issues and change and became active with the Advocacy Program on her campus. In 2007 she earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work degree and began working at the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County with survivors of domestic violence. In the future Mary-Kate would like to become involved with international social work and advocacy. She is currently in Costa Rica for six months learning about the culture, the language, the environments and communities.
  • WJ Ray – WJ Ray was born in Washington D.C. on January 20, 1944, the child of Jews of Russian and Carpathian extraction. He manifested early as a singer and in the course of time this impulse led him to write poetry. After moving in 1955 to San Bernardino with his mother, he attended local schools and the city’s synagogue, cared for by Rabbi Norman F. Feldheym, who proved to be a guardian angel throughout Ray’s life. Scholarships to UC Berkeley brought him in 1962 via Greyhound to Northern California, where he met and married Judith Ann Heegler, an artist and linguist. They moved in November, 1971 with their four young children to homestead land near Willits. Amidst the natural social concern engendered there, Ray has published political and cultural essays and produced and read poetry in the region for the last thirty-seven years. He and his wife will stay in the California coastal mountains until their lives end.
  • Alex Remy – Alex Remy is an award winning artist and teacher. She and her husband live in Salt Lake City, UT with their two cats and dog.
  • J. E. Remy – Jeremy Ethan Remy has worked as a writing consultant for the SLCC Community Writing Center, an Associate Instructor for the University of Utah, and an eschatologist with 14 years experience freelance writing and editing. To assist other writers in developing their skills, he has presented for Westminster College, the League of Utah Writers, the Rocky Mountain Peer Tutoring Conference and the Utah Arts Festival. He and his wife live in Salt Lake City, Utah with their two cats and dog.
  • Clare Roach – Clare Roach lives in Wales, UK with her lovely husband and evil cat. Finds writing a good way to kill stressors without getting arrested and is proud to be listed among such amazing people. Now go get your friends to buy a copy of this book.
  • Sonia Rupcic – Sonia Rupcic graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in International Studies. She worked as a paralegal while volunteering nights as an emergency room advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sonia left the firm in July 2005 to focus on gender-based violence work and spent the next two and half years developing monitoring and evaluation systems at a Trauma Centre in South Africa. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, after which she will launch a brilliant career in international development in the area of gender-based violence—part-timing as a mendicant juggler to pay off her student loans.
  • Lilith Saintcrow – Lilith Saintcrow is the author of several urban fantasy series, including the Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet books. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, with three children, three cats, and several other strays.
  • Jasmine Santos – Jasmine Santos graduated from C.E. Ellison High School in 2001. After high school she had some college experience at Central Texas College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Jasmine’s main interests are writing, reading, volunteering, playing piano, and listening to music. She currently lives in Killeen, Texas, with her family.
  • Wayne Scheer – After teaching writing and literature in college for twenty-five years, Wayne Scheer retired to follow his own advice and write. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, The Pedestal, Eclectica, Triplopia, flashquake, and Flash Me Magazine. Wayne lives in Atlanta with his wife and can be contacted at wvscheer@aol.com.
  • Lisa A. Schleipfer – Lisa Ann Schleipfer is a freelance writer and editor living in Orlando, Florida . She currently is working on her first book of poetry.
  • Leah Schnelbach – Leah Schnelbach was born in Pittsburgh, but took Andy Warhol’s example and moved to New York, where she works in independent publishing and chips away at her novel.
  • Ellen R. Sheeley – Ellen R. Sheeley is the author of the book Reclaiming Honor in Jordan: A National Public Opinion Survey on “Honor” Killings. In 2003, she journeyed to Jordan, where she learned of the needs for empirical data pertaining to the Jordanians’ attitudes, opinions, and beliefs about “honor” killings and for a sustained hearts and minds marketing campaign. As a marketing professional, she had the qualifications to fulfill these needs. Unable to secure adequate funding, yet unwilling to give up on the needs of the at-risk individuals and the victims, she quit her job, placed her belongings in storage, moved out of her home, bade adieu to her loved ones, and returned to Jordan in 2005 to perform the work pro bono, funded by her savings.  Ellen is the CEO of a management and marketing consulting firm specializing in international financial services and technology. She possesses an M.B.A. degree, a B.A. degree in psychology, and 30 years’ professional experience. Ellen has served on the boards of nonprofit and technology corporations and on the faculties of four universities. She has lived and/or worked in the United States, the CIS, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Oceania.
  • Lynn Tait – Lynn Tait is from Sarnia Ontario. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals in Canada and the States including Contemporary Verse 2, Windsor Review, Quills, Re:AL, Timber Creek Review and she published a chapbook, Breaking Away, in 2002. She has also edited two poetry anthologies and is an amateur photographer.
  • Angela Todd – Angela Todd has been writing creative and personal stories since grade school. Raised with unconventional parents, she first pursued a career in skydiving before ending up with a degree in interior design. She currently works as a lighting consultant in New York City, while actively writing in her spare time.
  • Jessica Tudor – Jessica Tudor graduated from Eastern University with a BA in creative writing and their Thyra Ferre Bjorn Award in 2007. She is under contract for a short story with Drollerie Press and working on another novel to put in the shoebox under her bed. In her free time she enjoys reading and singing, though not usually at the same time. Jessica lives near Philadelphia with her husband and two turtles.
  • Ruth E. Walker – Ruth E. Walker is an award-winning poet and writer, and a playwright and editor from Whitby, Ontario. Her work has been published in Canada, the US and the UK in journals, anthologies, and newspapers and magazines. She has twice won the Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry competition and in 2008 placed third in the Bliss Carman Poetry award. In 2007, she was named by the Durham District School Board as a writer in residence for an arts-infused high school pilot project funded by the Ontario Arts Council. She is profoundly humbled and honored to be included in the “Nothing But Red” anthology. We will remember.
  • Joss Whedon
  • Lise Whidden – Lise Whidden is an author from North Carolina. Her work can be found in Hiss Quarterly, Lily Literary Review, Shine…A Literary Journal, The Dead Mule, Crimson Highway, Subtle Tea, Mad Hatter’s Review and Dogzplot.
  • Peter Wong – Peter Wong has written reviews of film and graphic novels for such niche publications as Beyond Chron, Asian Week, and Emerald City. He continues to do monthly wanderings through the hinterlands of the comics medium for Brian Hibbs’ newsletter Onomatopoeia. His membership in that rare tribe known as the native San Franciscan is constantly renewed by his regular involvement in local political races or the occasional national issue. When he’s not checking out the latest postings at Cute Overload, he can be found trying out indie films set in a Philippine slum or the Argentine countryside.
  • Andrena Zawinski – Andrena Zawinski is Features Editor at PoetryMagazine.com. She lives and teaches writing in Oakland, CA but was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. “It’s Just Too Much” appears in her full collection—Traveling in Reflected Light—released as a Kenneth Patchen competition winner from Pig Iron Press in 1995. Her chapbook, Greatest Hits 1991-2001, is part of Pudding House’s invitation and archival series. Her work appears widely online and in print in publications including Pacific West, The Progressive Magazine, Psychological Perspectives Journal of Jungian Thought, Rattle, Slipstream, CQ, and others. Zawinski is a long time feminist and educator.

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