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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.
Diana Radovan currently lives in Germany and writes in English, German, and Romanian. A former scientist and medical writer, she also founded the Creative Writing group in Munich. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction – more of which can be found at her website – have received awards since 2004. Diana has recently co-authored Munich Stories 2016.
Connecticut writer Charles Rafferty won the 2016 NANO Fiction Prize, in addition to grants from several other bodies. His most recent poetry collections include The Smoke of Horses and Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party. Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches at the Westport Writers’ Workshop.
Tori V. Rainn resides in Texas where she collects knives, or anything sharp, and pretends to be a ninja. She’s a Christ follower, gamer, music and movie junkie, and tea addict. Writing for a variety of genres, her writing has featured on Youth Inspiration, 600 Second Saga, Edify Publications, and Storyland. She welcomes visitors on Facebook.
Chris Redfern lives in Tewkesbury, United Kingdom and has been published in various comics, books, magazines and websites. His first novella, 'COLT-45', is now available from Amazon. For more about Chris, visit his website.
Saundra Rees is a copyeditor and proofreader with 14 years' experience at a small publishing company in Missouri, but who now does freelance proofreading as well as part time secretarial work at a church and is otherwise retired.
Renée K. Reeves grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from the University of New Mexico, and recently finished a stint studying Chinese in Taiwan. She currently works as a tall ship sailor and writes speculative fiction when she has free time.
With a degree in biological science, Jane Reid stumbled into newspaper reporting and then spent many years as an editor. She now does occasional free-lance writing, editing and PR. Her addiction to FFF is her first foray into fiction writing since she was 10 years old.
June Rollins, living in North Carolina, is an artist and non-fiction writer who longs to write fiction. She self-published Alcohol Ink Dreamscaping Quick Reference Guide on Amazon. Find out more at her own website.
Pat St. Pierre is a freelance writer for adults of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared most recently appeared in 50 Word Stories as well as Friday Flash Fiction. Her 3rd poetry book Full Circle has been published by Kelsay Books. Also a freelance photographer, her photos have featured both online and in print. You can find more about Pat at her blog.
Copper Rose perforates the edges of the page while writing unusual stories from the heart of Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and online journals. She also understands there really is something about pie. You can connect with her at Author Copper Rose and Copper Rose – Author.
Fatima Saeed is a Pharmacist from Nigeria. She writes short stories and flash fictions some of which could be found on her Wattpad page (@fatimat91). She writes weekly for microcosms fic.
Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. His short fiction has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Nanoism, Mystery Tribune, escarp, Pecan Grove Review, 101 Words, 101 Fiction, 121 Words, 365tomorrows, and ZeroFlash. His poetry has appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Review.
Trasie Sands is a Toronto-based writer and new empty-nester. She has spent more than two decades working in web design and social media development and is now returning to her literary roots to pick up where she left off. Trasie has a B.A. in Drama from the University of Windsor where she also studied creative writing.
Glasgow author Stephen Shirres is a charity fundraiser by day, writer by night. He has been published in a whole number of magazines including Far Off Places and Spontaneity and won 99 Words Horror Flash 500 competition in 2014. Check out Stephen's work at his website The Red Fleece.
Marjan Sierhuis lives in Ontario, Canada. A one-time nurse, she published a highly successful personal memoir Pardon Me While I Close the Door in 2015 and has also written several short stories. Her flash fiction work has been published at Reflex Fiction and Ad Hoc Fiction. Find out more about Marjan on her website.
Preeti Singh is an Indian French interpreter, international author and script writer. In her free time, she loves to play sundry characters for television series. You can check out her latest book, or follow Preeti on Amazon or on Twitter.
An interdisciplinary humanities graduate of California State University, Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter, copy editor and translator in wet and foggy St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. His work has appeared in Always Dodging the Rain, Amaryllis, Squawk Back, The Bohemyth, Queen Mob's Tea House and others.
Adam Francis Smith claims he learned more in the halls of Chicago Public Schools than in its classrooms. Whether he writes fantasy, science fiction, horror, romance or unclassifiable, he writes about people, the things that make them human, their differences and their similarities. He'd love you to email him.
Eric J. Smith has published a collection of flash fiction entitled Coffee, Steak, and Eggs: 101 Stories from the Wrong Side of Nowhere. In 2015 he released a wry memoir — Not a Bad Ride: Stories from a Boomer's Life on the Edge. Born in New Orleans, he now resides on Maryland's western shore.
Sanchyeta Srivastava, a native Indian, likes to quote herself as “a writer by chance”. She considers ‘the Internet’ as her writing guide. She loves to write flash fiction of various lengths and themes. She sometimes spends some moments with her blog DanCing with mY CreaTive FlaKes.
Jerry Stamatelos, a native Montrealer, left Canada just as his creative nonfiction was about to be featured in the anthology Elan: A Regina Weese Collection and in the upstart Pyramid Arts & Literature Magazine. He’s now based in Athens, Greece, where he writes, produces and edits varied content materials.
Tom McCubbin, who writes fiction under the name of Tommy Tarkin, has been writing for 28 years, but only now taking it seriously. Although he currently lives in Weston, Connecticut, he's a veteran of Wall Street, Boston, Kansas City, Munich, London, and Copenhagen. During this time, he's met many characters, and has drawn on these for his forthcoming novel How White Men Steal.
Don Tassone’s stories and essays have appeared in a range of literary magazines. His debut short story collection, Get Back, and debut novel, Drive, were published in 2017. A second story collection, Small Bites, was published in 2018. He lives in Loveland, Ohio and teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Find him at dontassone.com.
A Specialized Writing graduate from Temple University, Angela Taylor now resides and works in Central Florida. In addition to being a published writer and a lover of Fashion and Interior Designs, she works extensively as a business professional within the Judicial System.
Sarah Townley lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she works as a University Administrator. She has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Nottingham and has published essays on the author, Vernon Lee. She now writes fiction and is a keen long-distance runner in her spare time.
KEV Trocmet, a native Texan, has sketched, painted, and written stories and poetry during her formative years. Recently retired after 30+ years in the oil and gas industry, she finally can dedicate herself to a career as an artist, writer, and poet.
Mark Tulin is a retired Family Therapist who spends most days writing short stories and poetry at a Santa Barbara coffee shop. His work about offbeat and neglected parts of society has featured in many journals including Family Therapy Magazine, and Fiction on the Web. Find out more about Mark and his poetry chapbook Magical Yogis at his website.
Jane Tulloch has recently retired from the NHS and has discovered the joys of writing fiction instead of the strictly factual reports that she's had to write over the years. She lives with her husband and substantial cat in Edinburgh.
Ernest Gordon Taulbee lives in Louisville, KY. His work has appeared in literary journals such as Nixes Mate Review & Sediments Literary-Arts Journal. His novel A Sibling in Always is available on Amazon.
D.J. Valentin is a New York City native happily living on the Connecticut coast. She is just now beginning to take her writing seriously.
A Queens boy at heart, Giovanni Alfonso Valentin is a travelling writer who's settled in a small Connecticut town by the water. For now.
Lois Perch Villemaire lives in Annapolis, MD. She traded technical writing for creative writing after a career in local government. She loves yoga, flash fiction, and blogging for annapolisdiscovered.com. Her stories have appeared in Potato Soup Journal, 101 Words, and The Drabble. She can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @loisville.
Bobby Warner is a retired Air Force veteran who worked in Saudi Arabia then returned to the University of SC to get his degree in English before turning to writing. He lives in a small town in SC with his wife Betty, a cat named Lucy, and a writer’s workroom filled with file cabinets, typewriters, computers and books.
Courtney Watson is a writer and Associate Professor of English at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. Her writing has appeared in Long Story, Short, Virginia Quarterly Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and more
Robert Weisser has been writing, editing, and producing print and digital publications in a variety of genres since the days of Smith-Corona. He lives in Baldwin, NY, on the South Shore of Long Island, and is working on a novel that centers on a husband's and father's perspective on modern suburbia.
Arizona resident Yolanda Welch, who writes under the pen name of Yoey B., is a flash fiction writer. She studied English Literature at Louisiana State University. You can find more of her writing at www.yoeyb.com.
Gavin Whyte is the author of the highly praised fable The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair, available on Amazon, plus four other titles. Please visit his website where he updates his blog on a daily basis. He currently lives in Taiwan with his wife and dog.
Patrick Winters is a recent graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. He has been published in the Sanitarium Magazine, The Sirens Call, and other titles. A full list of his previous publications may be found at his author's site.
Kevin Wynhoop lives in Traverse City, Michigan. He divides his time between writing and a variety of art forms, including photography, painting and ceramics.
As Knowledge Manager for King's College London, Cornish writer Fliss Zakaszewska combines her ability to beat software into submission to enable her to manage documentation for the university with her love of fiction writing. Her first novel is ready for publishing but the title may change, so Watch This Space.