Shari Altman: writer, photographer
Shari Altman is a writer, photographer, and herbalism student in rural Vermont. Her work has been featured in 1110 journal, 3191 Quarterly, Taproot, and the book From Fields, Orchards, and Gardens. Although she misses the South where she grew up, she now sings the praises of maple creemees, town meeting, snowshoeing, and community suppers. Shari blogs at The Art of Seeing Things.
Jane Andrews: writer
Jane Andrews is a North Carolina native and graduate of NC State University. Her essays, memoir, short fiction, and poetry have appeared in The Main Street Rag, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Southern Arts Journal, Verdad, Raleigh Review, and other publications. Jane blogs at Writing in the Active Voice.
Clarice Barbato-Dunn: writer
Clarice Barbato-Dunn writes, cooks, and gardens in Philadelphia. She lives with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs, Harry and Charlie. Clarice blogs at Hearth Arts.
Jenn Blair: writer
Jenn Blair has published work in Tulane Review, Kestrel, Rattle, Superstition Review, Blood Orange Review, Cold Mountain Review, Pembroke magazine, Copper Nickel, and New South.
Noblet Bryson: photographer
Noblet Bryson has lived the life of a nomad but thinks she has found her forever home in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She is most at home under the stars with a cup of tea in hand.
Haley Dean: writer
Haley Dean is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at Chatham University. She was raised in Maryland but has been hopping all around the East Coast the past few years. Lover of all things simple, sweet, and organic, she harbors a deep appreciation for the entirety of the natural world. In her spare time, she enjoys fostering kittens and crocheting blankets. She blogs at Standing in the Sky.
Amy Hood: writer
Amy Hood is passionate about inspiring confidence and creativity in artists of all ages. You can find her online at Amy Hood Arts.
Jennifer Istvan: photographer
Jennifer Istvan lives in rural Maryland with her two daughters and a collection of adopted pets. She thrives on never-ending cups of tea, walking among the trees, imported British television, and the love of her family. She photographs bits of nature and daily living and writes about the small wonders that surround her. She is working on her first book, a collection of writings and photographs on everyday life. She tells her story at Under the Big Blue Sky.
Samantha Killmeyer: writer
Samantha Killmeyer is a graduate student at Kansas State University working towards a masters in English and creative writing. Her work has been published in various undergraduate journals.
Jen Lee: writer
Jen Lee is a publisher, producer, and a performer in New York City’s storytelling scene. She has been featured on the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour, and in The Best of The Moth: Volume 15. Jen’s soulful-meets-artful resources for off-map thinkers and makers include apparel, books, course curriculum, and audio learning programs. Her first documentary film, Indie Kindred, debuts this summer. Find out more about Jen Lee Productions, look for Indie Kindred screenings and events at Indie Kindred. Twitter: jenleedotnet. Facebook: JenLeeProductions.
Éireann Lorsung: writer
Éireann Lorsung is an American writer living in Belgium; her first book, Music for Landing Planes By, was published in 2007 by Milkweed Editions, who will also publish Her Book, her second collection, later this year. Her poems and prose appear in journals such as DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, The Pinch, and Cerise Press. Besides writing, she runs MIEL, a micropress, and edits a journal, 111O. You can find out more on her website.
Jennifer Martelli: writer
Jennifer Martelli is a graduate of Boston University and the Warren Wilson M.F.A. Program for Writers. She has taught high school English, as well as college literature. Her work has appeared most recently in Spare Change, The Bellingham Review, and Calliope. She is a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Poetry. Her chapbook, Apostrophe, was published in 2010 by BigTable Publishing Co.
Annika Mizel: writer
The daughter of an English teacher, Annika Mizel has been surrounded by literature since the day she was born. Some of her fondest childhood memories involve retellings of her dad’s favorite novels as she heard and then reenacted them in the backyard with her brothers. Annika currently resides in Southern California where she spends her days studying, writing, and sneaking away to spend time with family whenever she gets the chance.
Amanda Riley: photographer
Amanda Riley lives in a small town in Western North Carolina with her husband, their three year old daughter, one cat, eight chickens, and many thousands of honeybees. They have spent the last few years making their house a home and cramming as much homestead-like goodness as possible onto their relatively small lot. Amanda likes thunderstorms and strong coffee, salty ocean air and the lonesome sound of train whistles at night, the smell of horses and the color grey. She write about and photographs their wanderings at Sweet Potato Claire.
Erin Rodoni: writer
Erin Rodoni’s work has appeared in Colorado Review, Serving House Journal, and multiple issues of San Diego Poetry Annual. She is a winner of AWP’s Intro Journals Project 2013 and was recently nominated for this year’s edition of Best New Poets by Ilya Kaminski. Erin is a founding editor of an online literary magazine, Litconic, and she also co-hosts a new reading series in San Diego called The Verge: San Diego Live Arts and Salon Series.
Philip St. Clair: writer
Philip St. Clair is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Acid Creek (Bottom Dog, 1997) and Little-Dog-Of-Iron (Ahsahta, 1985). Chapbooks include Divided House (Finishing Line, 2005) and #176 in the Greatest Hits series from Pudding Press (2003). Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts council; Bullis Prize from Poetry Northwest. Visit his site for more information.
Dawn Suzette Smith: writer, photographer
Dawn Suzette Smith is a writer, photographer, designer, and homeschooling mama. She recently relocated to the high desert of New Mexico after five years in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her favorite shoes are hiking boots, she is never without a bar of dark chocolate in her bag, and she takes every chance she gets to soak up nature’s goodness outdoors with her family. Dawn blogs at Simple Things Notebook.
Bethany Snyder: writer
Bethany Snyder is a writer of adult and middle-grade fiction, a photographer, a voice over artist, and a half marathoner. She was born and raised in the Finger Lakes, and still calls western New York home. She looks forward to retiring at a very young age to the southern coast of Maine.
Pia Taavila: writer
Pia Taavila grew up in Walled Lake, Michigan, and lives now in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She teaches literature and creative writing at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Her collected poems 1977-2007, Moon on the Meadow, was published in 2008 by Gallaudet University Press and Two Winters, a chapbook, was published in December 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in such journals as The Bear River Review, Appalachian Heritage, The Comstock Review, Threepenny Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, storySouth, The Asheville Poetry Review, 32 Poems, Measure, Ibbetson Street Review, and The Southern Review, among others.
Darlene Terry: photographer
Darlene Terry is the owner of Whimsical Years Photography. She lives in coastal Maine and works exclusively on location. Her specialty is photographing children and families, with an emphasis on keeping things casual and spontaneous. You can find more of her work on her site.
Amy Toland: writer
Amy Toland is currently a graduate student in Miami University’s M.A. program in creative writing. She has new work forthcoming in Similar:Peaks::.
Celina Wyss: photographer
Celina Wyss is a mom, a wife, an un-domestic goddess, a seeker, a player, and a creative spirit. She loves the ocean, sunshine, authentic people, video games, road trips, funky local shops, and jumping into new hobbies head first. She lives in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, daughter, and three kitties. You can see more of her photography here.
Hilary Zaid: writer
Hilary Zaid is an admit to the 2013 Tin House Writer’s Workshop and the 2012 James D. Houston Scholar at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her work has recently been published in Educe Literary Journal, Glitterwolf (UK), Crack the Spine, and (T)OUR Literary Magazine. She has new stories forthcoming in Cactus Heart, Zymbol, and Prick of the Spindle.