Terry Barr’s essays have appeared in Hippocampus, Turk’s Head Review, Red Truck Review, Blue Bonnet Review, Deep South Magazine and Eclectica Magazine. He lives in Greenville, SC, with his family and teaches Creative Nonfiction at Presbyterian College.
Ryan Cordle teaches English and coaches girls’ basketball at a small boarding school in the Appalachian foothills. He is completing an MA in English and Writing at Western New Mexico University. When he’s not teaching and coaching, he spends his time whacking weeds and wrestling with his son. This is his first published work.
Alissa DeLaFuente hails from the rainy Pacific Northwest, though she spent the bulk of her college years in the Tucson desert. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Her favorite animals are road runners and snails because of their (polar opposite) charismas. This is her first major publication.
Susan Gaissert’s essay “Home” won the Nonfiction Prize in the 2014 Burlington Book Festival’s Short Works Writing Contest and was published in Green Mountains Review. She is working on a memoir about growing up in the 1960s with her disabled father and caregiver mother, and she blogs at http://susanflies.wordpress.com.
Sue Granzella fell in love with writing at age six, but until a few years ago, she wrote only fiery union emails and speeches to her school board. She started taking writing classes after meeting an artist in Massachusetts who inspired her to give in to her passion.Sue teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her award-winning work appears in Citron Review, Hippocampus, Write Place at the Write Time, Lowestoft Chronicle, Prick of the Spindle, and Rusty Nail, among others. She loves baseball, stand-up comedy, hiking, road trips, and reading the writing of 8- and 9-year-olds.
Elizabeth Ray holds degrees from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. She works as a public health advocate for a nonprofit agency serving children, youth, and their families. An avid family historian, she finds inspiration and relevance in the stories of the past.
Karen J. Weyant’s poetry and prose has been published in The Barn Owl Review, Caesura, Cold Mountain Review, Poetry East, Storm Cellar, River Styx, Waccamaw, and Whiskey Island. Her most recent collection of poetry, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook contest and was published in 2012. She teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. In her spare time, she explores the Rust Belt regions of Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania.