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A little about some of our contributors. Please feel free to send us a small biography (including roughly where you live) - and a photo - of yourself! Just use the usual email address.
Mary Ellen Gambutti writes about life as an Air Force daughter, her family, her gardening career, and surviving a stroke at mid-life. Her work has appeared in many publications, while her short memoir, Stroke Story, My Journey There and Back is self-published. She and her family live in Sarasota, Florida.
Damon Garn lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife and two children. He enjoys hiking, writing and annoying his neighbors with mediocre guitar playing. He writes in the fantasy/sci-fi realm experimenting in flash fiction, short stories and a novel. Follow on Twitter or his website.
Charita Gil is a writer from the Philippines, working as a web content editor. She studied journalism, but her passion is writing fiction and poetry. She is currently studying Spanish at Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Her work has been published by My Special Valentine, 101 Words, and The /tƐmz/ Review. Check out her website.
Originally from Miami Beach, Israeli author Marlene Goldberg studied English at Bar-Ilan University before moving into education. A trained bel canto mezzo-soprano, she studies drama and is an amateur actor. In between, she writes poetry (especially haikus) and fiction – often reflecting the political climate in which she lives.
Roy Gomez has been kicking words around for a while now. He’s presently writing the third draft of his first novel, Sonny’s Gift. He lives with his wife, Cleo, and their Yorkie, Meeps, on a wooded hillside overlooking Medina Lake — which is in sunny Texas.
Originally from a tiny farming community in South Africa, Wiebo Grobler started writing from an early age. Living and working in London for the last 14 years, he's been shortlisted for Flash Fiction and Poetry by Fish Publishing and continues to hone his craft in an attempt to drown out the voices in his head that demand to have their stories put to pen and paper.
Sheryl Payne Greynolds lives in rural Bland County Virginia with her husband Dennis. She is a registered nurse by profession and is also an ordained minister
Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been published in web magazines and in print anthologies. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in 2017. Find out more about her on Facebook.
Hadrian Hazlitt, a pen name used by Alfredo Macapanas Jr, lives in the town of Dulag, in the province of Leyte, Philippines. Some of his stories can be found at drabble.wordpress.com.
Lisa Heidle writes flash, short and long form fiction, articles and book reviews. Her work has appeared in Sabal Literary Journal, The Chattahoochee Review, First Line and other literary journals. Her first collection of short stories will be released through Two Keys Press. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Born in 1948, Diana Keschner Henning lives in the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point in Cape Town, South Africa. She works as an education administrator for an NGO and she also edits for foreign language students. Married with one grown son, she loves walking, arm-knitting, baking, and animals, and recently completed a creative writing course.
Jane Hertenstein lives in Chicago. Her work has been included in Hunger Mountain, Word Riot, Flashquake, Rosebud, and Glimmer Train. Her books are eclectic: Beyond Paradise (YA), Orphan Girl (non-fiction), Home Is Where We Live (children’s picture book), and a recent ebook Freeze Frame: How to Write Flash. She blogs at Memoirous.
Raised in Chicago but now residing in Nashville, Doug Hoekstra’s short stories, essays and poems have appeared in many literary journals. He has two collections, The Tenth Inning (2015) and Bothering the Coffee Drinkers (2007 Independent Publisher Award finalist). He's also released nine albums (see his website), touring extensively in the US and Europe.
Hasen Hull lives in London. His short story 'Adult Adolescence' is featured in the print anthology Freak - Pure Slush Vol. 13, and 'Transcendence' in the online anthology Flash Fiction Magazine - Issue 1. He enjoys photography and long journeys.
Stephanie Hutton is a writer and Clinical Psychologist in the UK who believes in the therapeutic value of short fiction. She has upcoming publications in 2016 in Ink in Thirds, Sick Lit Magazine and Bacopa Literary Review. She can be found at stephaniehutton.com.
Pascal Inard is a writer and IT project manager from Melbourne, Australia. His short stories have appeared in many different publications; he is also the author of the novel "The Memory Snatcher", a sci-fi mystery about a police inspector and a quantum physicist who join forces to stop a memory thief from paralysing the world.
Born in St Louis but raised in Long Island, New York, Chris Ingram now lives near Philadelphia. He worked in broadcasting for 30+ years, mostly in news, including at CBS. He's also been a radio DJ, a wrestling coach, a cook and a truck driver. His fiction and poetry have been published widely. For more details of his many current diverse projects, visit his website.
Faseehullah Irshad lives in Lahore, Pakistan, and is studying to be an accountant. A native Urdu speaker, his early writing successes were in that language: his favourite authors were Ishfaq Ahmed and Bano Qudsia. More recently, he began to writing in English and was shortlisted for the 2017 Friday Flash Fiction prize. He’d welcome Facebook contact.
Khulya Jafarova is a journalist, writer and the official translator of 3 bestsellers (Eat, Pray, Love, Catching Fire and Mockingjay). She lives in Baku, Azerbaijan, with her husband, believes that everyone has their way of searching for themselves, and writing is hers.
Jan Jorgensen lives in Montreal where she mainly writes poetry and hosts literary events in between doing her day job as a pastor.
Harri Junttila is a Finnish technology and innovation journalist currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. Before journalism he worked as a chef, and wrote fiction in his free time as a hobby. He recently became a freelance agriculture journalist for Daily Nation, East Africas biggest daily. And remarkably in English, not his native Finnish, which makes him ridiculously proud.
Adam Kluger lives in New York City. He attended the same high school as Jack Kerouac, and is now one of the leaders of New York's growing Anti-Art movement. He draws inspiration from diverse sources: Bukowski, Fante, Hemingway and Melville, as well as artists Dubuffet, Warhol, Ross, Payson, and Picasso. Adam has had over 50 short stories published, including his recent Desperate Times – Short Stories.
Natalia Krasovskaya was born in Moscow and worked in casino industry for 20 years, mostly in Africa and Asia. She now lives in Paris with her wonderful husband. Writing is a relatively new hobby for her; she likes the sweet agony it brings.
Mickey Kulp, from Atlanta, Georgia, is a writer and father of two mostly grown children who have survived his shenanigans through smarts they inherited from their mother. His nonfiction articles, fictional stories, and poems have appeared in consumer magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. You can find out more about Mickey at his own website.
J.J. Landry lives in the Cincinnati area with his wife and children. He enjoys reading and writing about crime-fiction and World War Two. He has had several flash fiction stories published and is currently working on a novel and a novella, both of which he hopes to have published one day.
Gordon Lawrie lives in Edinburgh and worked as a teacher for 36 years before writing a number of novels including Four Old Geezers And A Valkyrie and The Blogger Who Came in from the Cold, plus many short stories. More details can be found on his own website. He also runs a very small publishing operation, Comely Bank Publishing.
Bruce Levine, a native Manhattanite, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional and is published on and in numerous internet and print journals. He lives with his rescued Australian Shepherd, Daisy. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his wife, dancer/actress, Lydia Franklin. Visit Bruce at his own website.
Tamara Linden is an exam prep tutor and budding college counseling planner by trade but a writer and musician by passion. More of her work can be found on her own website, tamaralinden.com, in Timeless Tales Magazine and Seven Deadly Sins: A YA Anthology (Envy), available at Amazon.com.
Over the past two decades since completing her English degree, Cate Lloyd has worked on each side of the bookselling-publishing fence, and freelanced as a copyeditor and proofreader. Despite the joy of talking constantly about other people’s writing, she decided enough is enough: time to start putting her own words where her mouth is.