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TARA ROGERS
‘Wife, Mother’ in Journey to Crone

Tara is twenty three and lives in Grand Island, NY, right by the American side of Niagara Falls.  She received her Creative Writing degree from Ithaca College in the spring of 2011. She writes mostly poetry but also loves to delve into experimental work with prose poetic micro-fiction. This is her first publication.

M.S. ROONEY
A poem in Journey to Crone

M.S. Rooney lives in Sonoma, California with her husband, poet Dan Noreen. Her work appears in journals and anthologies, including Bluestem, The Cortland Review, Earth’s Daughters, FutureCycle, Main Street Rag, and 3:AM Magazine.

ROSLYN ROSS
‘From the Bridge’, ‘Kaleidoscope’, ‘Liquid Dreams’, ‘Purple Path’, ‘Silent Stones’ and ‘The Letter’ in Sunday Snaps: the Stories

Roslyn is a journalist by profession with some forty years spent as a feature writer, sub-editor, layout sub-editor, and editor for newspapers and magazines. She now works as a manuscript editor—a portable profession which suits her peripatetic lifestyle perfectly. She does a lot of work for a self-publisher which gives her, as an unpublished author, an enormous sense of satisfaction. Bringing to birth books which have come from the soul but which in many cases would not otherwise see the light of day. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, for the past twenty-five years Roslyn has spent much of her time living overseas including Belgium; India; Angola; South Africa; Zambia; Canada; United Kingdom and currently, Malawi. She has also spent long periods in Russia, Portugal and the United States.  She considers herself a nomad of sorts. Roslyn began writing about twenty years ago and has completed five novels. One work of non-fiction is based on her time in Angola during the civil war.  Currently, she is writing a non-fiction book that traces the lineage of her Greek great-grandfather, is working on a book on spirituality and is writing her sixth novel.  She has also written poetry since the age of 12 and has a diverse range of interests. Roslyn can be found blogging about creative writing, spirituality, ancestry research and her time in Malawi at http://travelletters.blogspot.com/.

LORI ROTTENBERG
‘Cleft’, ‘Cloister’, ‘My Mother’s Puzzles’, and ‘Silent Lullabies’ in Journey to Crone

Lori is a writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two daughters. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Hamilton College, a Master’s in Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language from George Mason University, and has published in such journals as Potomac Review, Artemis, and Poetica. She has served as a Visiting Poet for Arlington County Public Schools since 2007, was a finalist in the 2006 Arlington Reads poetry competition, and was selected as an invited poet in the 2002 Joaquin Miller Cabin Reading Series. Ms. Rottenberg is also a singer who has performed in professional children’s musicals with the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Adventure Theater, and Potomac Theater Company. She works as a freelance writer and editor, instructional designer, and ESL instructor. She wrote the poems in Journey to Crone as part of a larger poetry cycle and is very happy that they will be published together.