‘Sidewalk Shouting’ in You, Me & a Bit of We

Walter lives and works in Philadelphia, went to school in New England, and grew up in LA, but he’ll write pretty much anywhere. Recently, his work has appeared in KZine, Jersey Devil, MicroHorror, and Toasted Cheese.

‘The Hypocrite’s Excuse’ in Journey to Crone

Valentina is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, Super Poetry Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling, Popshot, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, Rem Magazine, Structo, The 22 Magazine, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Niteblade, Tuck Magazine, Ontologica, Congruent Spaces Magazine, Pipe Dream, Decades Review, Anatomy, Lowestof Chronicle, Muddy River Poetry Review, Lady Ink Magazine, White Masquerade Anthology and Perhaps I’m Wrong About the World. You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com.

‘Theotokos’ and ‘What I Took from the Torah Scholar’ in Journey to Crone‘Comminute’ in Cities

Ann is the author of St. Agnes, Pink-Slipped (Kattywompus Press, 2011), Sugaring (Dancing Girl Press, 2007), and the translation Hence this cradle (Seismicity Editions, 2007). A Witter Bynner Poetry Translation Residency recipient, she also received the Robert Penn Warren Award judged by John Ashbery. Her work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Studies and Natural Bridge, and translations in Absinthe, ActionYes, and Rhino among others. Ann works and lives in the New York suburbs. For more information, see www.anncefola.com.

‘Farewell to a Stranger’ in Journey to Crone

Born in Leicester, Tracey is 48 years old and now lives in Cornwall with her family. She has spent the majority of her working life as a teacher and lecturer of English until ill health forced her to give up full-time work in 2010. She now teaches creative writing and works as a private tutor. Tracey also acts as carer for her learning disabled daughter, and her mother who is blind. She has been writing seriously—mainly poetry and plays— for about twenty years. Her poems deal with a range of personal experience as a woman, lover and mother, and also her life long struggle with depression.  Tracey has had numerous poems published by United Press and recently made their Top Ten Writers. She has also contributed to the magazine “Gothic and Dark Poetry” and was runner up in The Leicester Poetry Society Poet of the year in 2000. She is hoping to release an anthology next year and is currently working on a webpage. She hopes readers will enjoy reading her poetry.

‘Saw Him Standing There’ in Sunday Snaps: the Stories

Jodi is a writer, editor, publisher and mistress to the voices in her head.  Founding partner of eMergent Publishing, Jodi is the creative spark behind the conceptual short story anthologies Chinese Whisperings and Literary Mix Tapes, and Deputy Editor at Write Anything.  Published internationally, her stories of ‘dark, weird shit’ explore the themes of power, love, loss, the intersection between humanity and technology, time travel and the eternal question: what-if?  She is the 2010 recipient of the Kris Hembury Encouragement Award for Emerging Artist.  Drop in on Jodi at Writing in Black and White. She can also be found on twitter as @jodicleghorn.

‘Epi-taph’ in Journey to Crone

Victoria is fifty one, married and lives in a little village in Devon called Mortehoe, right on the edge of a cliff, over -looking the Bristol Channel. She has been interested in writing since school, but working full time within the N.H.S., and previously as a counsellor, has somewhat absorbed her creativity and time. She loves writing poetry and was commended in the Hippocrates Prize NHS category in 2011.

‘Don’t Break my Heart’ in You, Me & a Bit of We

Charlotte is a mother, wife, ex teacher, creative writing group organiser and now self-employed. To the outside world she devotes her time to helping with homework, raising her husband’s self-esteem and trying to earn a crust. But in those brief moments of alone time she writes and dreams of seeing her work on a book shop shelf.  Her fiction has been published by Ether Books, Darwin Evolutions, Flash Flood and 1000 words.  Non-fiction work has appeared in magazines such as The Green Parent, Take a Break, Woman’s Weekly, The Motion Online and Grow It.  Charlotte Comley was one of the writers and script editors of Express FM Conway Street, a radio soap airing three times a week.  She has also managed to win the odd writing award and came highly commended at The Winchester’s Writing Conference competition for children’s fiction.  She regularly blogs at http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/.

‘Mother’ in Journey to Crone

Alyssa was born in Belleville Ontario, and has lived in Canada for her entire life. After spending two years studying Fine Arts at York University, she left Toronto to pursue an education in Graphic Design. While there, she developed a deep appreciation for book design and binding, and received formal proofreading training. Writing and art have been her greatest passions since she was a child, and she has dedicated her life to perfecting her skills and pushing the limits of her craft. Her work has been featured in poetry anthologies and literary magazines, and her first novel is anticipated for release in fall 2012. She is currently attending college in Oshawa, where she lives with her typewriter and her personal library. She can be found blogging at http://alyssacooperblog.wordpress.com/.

‘At the Edge of the Mattress’ in You, Me & a Bit of We

Annemaria lives in a rural village in the West of Scotland overlooking a windmill farm.   Her publications have appeared in Menda City Review, Silver Boomer Books, and various online sites. She is an active member of www.chapterseventynine.com. A site dedicated to encouraging and inspiring fellow writers.

‘Gonnagetya’ in You, Me & a Bit of We

Meriah has been a private investigator since 2003, working on a wide array of cases including background investigations, accident and theft cases, patent infringement, counterfeiting, harassment, and even a murder. About the only thing she hasn’t investigated is marital infidelity. About five years ago, after she finished her MFA in creative writing, Meriah began teaching part time, and became a full-time assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in August of 2010. She has published a variety of non-fiction work, several short stories, and a poem about semicolons. More information is available at www.mlcrawford.com.

‘California Poppies’ in Journey to Crone

Barbara lives and writes in rural northeastern Pennsylvania (USA), and her poems have appeared in journals such as The Hollins Critic, The Beloit Poetry Journal, America, The Atlanta Review, The Green Mountains Review, and The Denver Quarterly, and anthologies including The Bedford Introduction to Literature, The Bedford Introduction to Poetry, and Good Poems American Places(Garrison Keillor, editor)(Viking). Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize; Line Dance (Word Press 2008), which won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and More (C&R Press 2010). Her poetry has been read on the BBC, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company), and by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. She’s won a number of awards, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.  Her website is www.barbaracrooker.com.

‘Inner Child’ in Journey to Crone

Tina’s poetry has appeared in WestWard Quarterly Magazine, Requiem Magazine, San Diego Writer’s, Ink  A Year in Ink: Anthology IV, Every Reason ’Zine #6, Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the anthology Bound by the Secrets We Trust (Desperanto.com/Kanev Books, 2011).  San Diego Magazine and ConnotationPress.com have published Barton’s short stories. She lives in Pacific Beach, California with her husband, Tom, their African Grey Parrot, Elvis and their desert tortoise, Maggie.  A portfolio of her poetry and lyrics may be seen at Hamilton Galleries.