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B. S. Johnson lives a double life. By day, she holds down an office chair and a desk for nine hours to pull a paycheck at the end of the week. By night, she cooks, cleans, does laundry, plays with dogs, and writes. When she does have an extra twenty minutes, she loves the outdoors, and enjoys fishing, gardening, hiking, horseback riding, and going to rodeos.
Jack Foster is a writer from Southern California where he serves as the production editor of A Few Lines and the lead editor of Wormwood Chapbooks. Jack’s work can be found in a variety of journals such as The Adroit Journal, Eunoia Review, among others. Jack currently attends Cal Poly Pomona. When he is not writing, editing, or going to school, he enjoys watching films, drinking dark beer, and reading.
Diane Payne is the MFA Director at University of Arkansas-
Steve Klepetar teaches literature and creative writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. His work has appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, both print and online and has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.
Michael Diebert hails from Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1988, he underwent a successful bone marrow transplant for leukemia. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Presently he lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he serves as poetry editor for The Chattahoochee Review and teaches writing and literature at Georgia Perimeter College.
John Abbott is a writer, musician, and English instructor who lives with his wife and daughter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Potomac Review, Georgetown Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Arcadia, Midwestern Gothic, Two Thirds North, upstreet, Bitter Oleander, and many others. For more information about his writing, visit johnabbottauthor.com.
Allison Hawn was born in Idaho and has spent her life obtaining adventures. She holds
a degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where
she also had a weekly humor column with a small time newspaper The Crusader. She
currently resides in Spokane, Washington, where she works with homeless and at-
Olyn Warfield, born in Brooklyn, now resides in Richmond, Virginia. Poet and author,
she lives with her loving husband and has one daughter. Her objective through her
Omar Blue Saga, which includes Led By An Eagle and book one, Omar Blue and K-
Ariana D. Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native that currently resides in a small town in New
York where she is a wife and mother of two. When she’s not writing, she’s spending
time with her family and every once in a while sleeps. She is the author of several
chapbooks and the full-