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LYNNE TAYLOR
‘La Sagrada Familia’ in Cities

Lynne lives in the North West. Her poems have been published in anthologies, and magazines including PN Review, Stand and Acumen. Her fundamental fascination is what makes people tick: how they are affected by early influences in life; how they interrelate, and how they impinge on one another. Reading and writing poetry is a kind of therapy: an imperative communion that facilitates exploration, enlightenment, empathy, between others and all her selves.

REN THOMPSON
‘Sweeties (Part 1 & 2)’ in Sunday Snaps: the Stories

By day, Ren is trapped in her cubicle plotting her escape. By night, Ren is a writer, blogger, reader, and movie addict. She’s also a monster slayer, Fig Newton lover, parolee, and a rather nice person as long as she has a book close by.  She loves Sci-Fi and wishes that she’d been born 250 years from now. Ren has several works in progress, loves ‘prompt’ writing challenges and is peeved that she can’t buy Crunch Berries in Toronto yet.  Life goals include: to someday kiss a cod down in Newfoundland to get her Newfie status, to stand on the Great Wall of China and  to watch the sun set somewhere on The Great Barrier Reef.  Ren hopes the Leafs win the Stanley Cup in her life time and she can’t wait for the summer festivals around Toronto.  She plans to, one day, be published and until then she can be found scribbling like mad on her blog.  Check out Ren’s Corner at www.renthewriter.blogspot.com.

JAY R THURSTON
‘The Crowning’ in You, Me & a Bit of We
‘Witches Refuge’ in Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror

Jay joined the Horror Writer’s Association in 2012 after his inclusion in Dark Moon Book’s Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations. He has been casually writing for years, but recent successes with short stories, including ‘The Crowning’ in Chuffed Buff’s own ‘You, Me and a Bit of We’ 2013 anthology, have encouraged him to take on larger works. He resides with his wife in New Hampshire, USA. Updates on published works can be found on his blog site, www.jaythurston.blogspot.com.

ZOË TORSNEY
‘Not Viable’ in Journey to Crone

Zoë, a 36-year old ESOL tutor, lives in Walsall in the West Midlands with her fiancé Edward. Dark Romanticism, cheesecake, art galleries and a pugalier puppy, Max, are her indulgences.

KERRY TRAUTMAN
‘Absorbing Milk from an Overturned Glass’ and ‘Bathrooms are for Bathing’ in Journey to Crone

Kerry writes at dawn in Findlay, Ohio, before the clatter of children begins anew.  She is a founding member of The Almeda St. Poets, Toledo, OH, and of The Toledo Poetry Museum.   Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals, including  The Toledo Review, PoetryLetter, Alimentum, The Coe Review, The Country Mouse, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Think Journal; as well as in the anthologies, Tuesday Night at Sam and Andy’s Uptown Café (Westron Press, 2001), and Mourning Sickness (Omniarts 2008).

MEREDITH TREDE
‘Respite in Cancale’ in Journey to Crone

Meredith’s poetry collection, Field Theory, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2011. She is a founding publisher and editor of Toadlily Press. Her chapbook, Out of the Book, was in Desire Path, the inaugural volume of The Quartet Series. Journals that have published her work include Barrow Street, Blue Mesa Review, The Cortland Review, Gargoyle, and The Paris Review. Meredith holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, a BA in Liberal Arts from SUNY and an MA in Human Resources and Management Development from the New School. She has held residency fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale, Saltonstall, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia and France, and was awarded the 2012 Nicholson Political Poetry Award. Born and raised in New York City Meredith lives in Sleepy Hollow, NY. You can read more and reach her at www.meredithtrede.com.

CARMEN TUDOR
‘The Veil’ in Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror

Carmen’s stories appear in various international spec fic anthologies including Fantasy For Good, Miseria’s Chorale and Spirited: 13 Haunting Tales. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, but you can always visit her at carmentudor.net or follow @carmen_tudor.

DJ TYRER
‘The Attic Room’ in Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror

DJ is the person behind Atlantean Publishing and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines in the UK, USA and elsewhere, most recently in Sorcery & Sanctity: A Homage to Arthur Machen (Hieroglyphics Press), All Hallow’s Evil and Undead of Winter (both Mystery & Horror LLC) and Fossil Lake (Daverana Enterprises), as well as two novellas available on the Kindle, The Yellow House (Dynatox Ministries) and Acting Strangely (Jazzclaw Publishing). His website is at djtyrer.blogspot.co.uk.