Eila Algood, I lives in Hawai. She’s a native New Yorker who’s now living her dream of a sustainable off-grid life on Hawaii Island. She’s been expressing herself through writing since childhood. Returning to college when her children were in school, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. Published work includes “On The Road To Bliss, A Poetic Journey”, “Rhapsody in Bohemia” and pieces in Contemporary Review, A British Literary Journal, Curve Magazine and two prose & poetry anthologies. When not writing, you may find her driving her tractor and enlivening the earth by planting tropical trees with her wife, Holly, whilst listening to Hawai’i Public Radio. Speaking her written words in public readings is a favorite experience as it gives her the opportunity to share her positive, playful personality.
Margarita Barresi was raised by her grandparents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended Boston University, settled in the area, and for two decades wrote vast amounts of copy promoting many companies and products. She now writes full-time about topics such as her colorful relatives, and is working on her first novel.
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014.
Suzanne Comer is an accomplished professional grant writer who has won substantial awards for local non-profits. She has earned a Masters Degree in Adult Education and is currently working towards her Certificate in Fiction Writing while completing a portfolio of eclectic short stories. I live in Florida, but was raised primarlly in the mid west.
Nataša Dolenc was born in November, 1986. Although she hails from Slovenia, she soon adopted the English language as a way of expressing her thoughts. She has been writing poems since a young age and that remains her passion till this day. Poems come to her, demanding their own style, without form or rhyme. They have been published on website pages under the pen name Natasek.
Writing under the name of iDrew to co-ordinate with her titles, Essex girl Drew has previously been published in various magazines both on-line and in print. She enjoys shopping, boys and clubs but claims these are all merely research for her writing. She is also one of the founding members of the Clueless Collective and can be found at: www.cluelesscollective.co.uk
Clare Holman-Hobbs is a writer from East Sussex, UK, currently working on a novel and a poetry collection. She has previously been published in Century 121, Little Cherry Press and the 2013 edition of Vortex.
Wendy Kennar is a mother and writer living in Los Angeles and was a public school teacher for twelve years. Over the years, her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies including: the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, United Teacher, L.A. Parent, Lessons From My Parents, Beyond the Diaper Bag, and Breath and Shadow to name a few. She is a regular contributor at MomsLA.com and writes a weekly blog at www.wendykennar.blogspot.com
Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she writes poetry, prose and articles; specializes in literary criticism and non-profit matters. She has a B.A. in English, Spanish, and an M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid and St. Louis. Since brain surgery, she volunteer teaches creative writing in a maximum security jail and works for civil rights attorneys. She completed a novel in verse, Poem to Follow, and is featured in several poetry anthologies, including the Missouri VSA 2013 Anthology, Turning the Clocks Forward Again; Poetica Victorian; Red Dashboard Disorder Anthology: Mental Illness and Its Effects; The Muse India/Createspace Anthology Of Present Day Best Poems; Bordertown Press Poetry of People on the Move; and Literature Today International Journal of Contemporary Literature. Shari's poetry has appeared in several literary magazines in the U.S., Canada, England, India, Ireland and Spain.
Daniel LaPonsie is a writer whose brief publication history includes "Let Zombies Live, As It Were" in Tales of the Zombie War, and "Low Clown" in The Canary Press.
Stacy Lynn Mar has had hundreds of poems published in online zines and print journals. Some including Mastodon Dentist, Nefarious Ballerina, and The Beat. She has authored five collections of poetry and a collection of writing prompts. She is founder and writer for the blogzine Pink.Girl.Ink and invites you to visit her personal blog at www.warningthestars.blogspot.com
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net. Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.
Denise Oehmcke is a career event planner and teacher at a community college in Wisconsin. She is working on a memoir about what she garners from her own children after being orphaned as a young girl.
Carl Scharwath's work appears internationally with over fifty published poems and six short stories. He recently won the National Poetry Contest award on behalf of Writers One Flight Up. The poem was selected and critiqued by Vivian Shipley a Pulitzer Prize nominee. His first poetry book “Journey To Become Forgotten” was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. His art photography were featured in the Conclave Journal and Edgar Allen Poet.
Carol Smallwood's most recent books include Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences (Lamar University Press, 2014); Divining the Prime Meridian (WordTech Communications, 2015); and Writing After Retirement (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). Carol has founded, supports humane societies.