Rowan is a 25-year-old poet. She currently attends Adelphi University on Long Island, NY, where she is studying to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has been writing poetry since High School as a way to indirectly express her feelings. Poetry provided Rowan with a voice when she felt like she did not have one. She is inspired by everyday events and nature.
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Chris Coward has been a Congressional liaison assistant, ghost writer for CEOs, editor for national magazines, college English instructor, marketing manager, and president of the Florida Writers Association. She now devotes her professional energies to writing speculative fiction.
Cate McNider is a multi-disciplinary artist, and a psychophysical practitioner and movement educator registered as The Listening Body®. Since arriving in NYC in 1985, she has expressed her healing journey through poetry, multi-media movement performances and painting. She has performed her multi-media works in downtown venues and Brooklyn, and exhibited her paintings in solo shows in the East Village and NOHO. Poems from her first collection, Separation and Return, have been in several journals, in print and online. Escape Velocity is the follow-up on the success of her healing practices. Cate still lives in New York.
I grew up in Houston, Texas, and after a brief stint in New York moved to San Francisco where I programmed a popular midnight film series and manage a troupe of outrageous hippy drag queens called the Cockettes. Trippy Hippy is my third novel.
Mr. Clausen is also the author of three books in non-fiction regarding untold archaeology in Mesoamerica; his Norse connection in Scandinavia; as well as drawing on his experiences in a small leafy country previously at war with itself, called Vietnam.
Writing a book out is such a lonely, uphill climb, that simply getting one out deserves a bottle of champagne. Getting good reviews is very self-affirming, but for me, the most rewarding is hearing from readers. I remember one woman thanked me for my book giving her a respite from a tough emotional time she was having. Another wrote and said one of my books turned her nearly non-reading daughter into a reader. I've never been more moved and gratified.
J.D. Taylor is a former high school, adult education and college adjunct history instructor. He has published articles and letters in major newspapers, magazines and won a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. J.D. received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M. Ed from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from Georgetown University.
I've been writing poetry for 25 years. Growing up as a gay man in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, watching progress toward equality happen too slowly, poetry has long been a way for me to reconcile the persistent bigotry endemic to small southern towns with who I factually knew my LGBTQ+ peers and myself to be. It's also a way for me to relate to life in general, celebrating joys, successes and all forms of love and turning failures, pain, loss and all forms of despair into vigils.
Simon Goodridge is a singer/songwriter and first-time author from Fremantle, Western Australia. Active mostly during the 1980s and 1990s, he is seemingly a renaissance man of sorts, thanks to finding his voice again through the written word.
This is my first novel. I've done a lot of writing in my career in law and then as an executive for a financial services company, and then over 250 articles in a business blog over a period of several years.
Karin Gertsch lives with her husband on a Christmas tree farm in a small Massachusetts town. Her travel book, Cape Ann & Vicinity: A Guide for Residents and Visitors, was the first guidebook for this historic area.
Daisy DeMay lives in Illinois with her children and husband of 25 years. She loves sitting and watching the storms roll in. She enjoys reading outside in the warmth of the sun. When she’s not working, she creates stories to share. She has a fascination with the macabre. She approaches everything in life with a mix of passion and logic.