Manijeh Badiozamani is a literary non-fiction writer. She writes mostly about her experiences growing up in Tehran, Iran, where she was born. Her short stories and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies and on the Web. She is a retired professor of English, and is currently working on a collection of short stories: "Family Tales from Tehran", and a non-fiction, "A Year in Middle America, Letters to My Parents." She now lives in Florida.
Damian Balassone’s poems have appeared in a variety of Australian and international publications and have been broadcast on ABC Radio. His second collection of poetry, Daniel Yammacoona, was recently published by Ginninderra Press and is available for purchase at Readings bookstores. Find him at: http://damianbalassone.wordpress.com/
Mark was born to itinerant Irish parents which set the scene for a restless life. Like the Gypsy, he couldn´t accept the moribund values of a soulless society, what passed for important or posed as spiritual. The resulting roller-coaster of experience and inner conflict eventually gave way to a love of the simple sense of nature that he now lives - the best he can - as a form of meditation. He expresses his ongoing exploration of nature´s spiritual value through his writing and pictures at www.beingmark.com
Susan P. Blevins
Susan P. Blevins, an ex-pat Brit, has traveled the world extensively, lived in Italy for 26 years, and has now settled in Houston, Texas, where she is enjoying writing stories and poems based on her travels and adventures. She had a weekly column on food in a European newspaper and has published various articles on gardens in US and European magazines. She is currently publishing essays and poetry. She is passionate about classical music, gardening, cats, reading and of course, writing.
Deb Bonam is an acrylics and mixed media artist. She is inspired to paint images usually of a spiritual nature. Digital photography and writing are two of Deb´s other loves. She has had paintings, photography, articles, poetry, prose and non-fiction short stories published. Deb is also a former Creativity Editor at Bellaonline.
Mary J. Breen
Mary is the author of two books about women´s health. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in national newspapers, essay collections, travel magazines, health journals, and literary magazines. She was a regular contributor to THE TOAST. She lives in Peterborough Ontario Canada where, among other things, she teaches writing.
Ron Jensen posthumously by Diane Malk
Diane is a Colorado native who, unfortunately, hates the snow. She's been published in various literary magazines and is working on her first sci-fi/historical fiction novel.
Christine likes to take photographs and play with them on the computer. She dedicates her work to her muse and longtime friend, who passed away recently.
Carol became interested in photography in retirement and is primarily self-taught. Viewing life through a lens has allowed her to see light, people, places and objects with fresh eyes. She is especially drawn to capture waterscapes and foggy landscapes. Her photos have been displayed and awarded in local art shows and published in Mused Review, New England Wildflower Magazine, 3 Blackstone River Valley Corridor calendars, and several newspapers. Carol´s website CarolDandradePhoto.smugmug.com
Ruth Z. Deming
Ruth Z. Deming, winner of a Leeway Grant for Creative Nonfiction, has been published in Creative Nonfiction, Haggard and Halloo, Ray’s Road Review and other venues. A mental health advocate, she runs New Directions Support Group for people and families affected by depression and bipolar disorder. She lives in Willow Grove, PA, suburban Philadelphia.
Ken Allan Dronsfield
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a poet and author originally from Hampton, New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves music, thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night and spending time with his cat Willa. He is the Co-editor of two poetry anthologies, "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze" and "Dandelions in a Vase of Roses" available at Amazon.com. His published work can be found on the web and in print venues. His poetry was nominated for two Pushcart Awards and the Best of the Net for 2016.
A late-comer to art photography, Bob spent his early career working in engineering. He finds that creating something from nothing gives a tremendous rush. Bob strongly believes in taking the subject ‘as-is’ - no posing, no moving of the subject matter. It is capturing the essential essence of the subject matter that is vital to him. As well as photography, Bob is also a keen sculptor and abstract painter. Visit ArckArts.com or follow on FaceBook.
Brigitte Goetze lives in Western Oregon. A retired biologist and goat farmer, she now divides her time between her writing and fiber works. She finds inspiration for both endeavors in nature as well as the stories and patterns handed down from generation to generation. Her website can be found at: brigittegoetzewriter.weebly.com.
Libia A. Goncalves
Libia Goncalves holds a Bachelor Degree in Medical Technology from Manizales Catholic University, Colombia 1984, but painting is her passion. She explores oils, watercolors and acrylics. She attended Worcester Art Museum and John Kilroy’s Academy for art lessons. Member of the FAA and BVAA with whom she had exhibited her work since 2010; hosts a TV show DColorex: The Color Expression by Libia A. She has taught art in her studio in Milford, MA since 2012. Personal Motto: excellence is achievable
Charles A. Gramlich
Charles Gramlich lives in Louisiana with his wife, Lana, an award winning photographer. He is the author of the Talera fantasy series, the SF novel Under the Ember Star, and the thriller, Cold in the Light. His poetry has appeared in magazines such as Star*Line, Beat to a Pulp, Dreams and Nightmares, and Pedestal Magazine. Charles’s work is generally available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Wildside Press. He blogs at: http://charlesgramlich.blogspot.com/
My writing career began in 1974 on Madison Avenue as an advertising copywriter. Ten years in New York were followed by ten years in Honolulu, Hawaii where I also worked as a copywriter as well as a television producer. Hawaii was followed by Philadelphia where I currently reside. In 2013, I began the Masters of Fine Arts program at Rosemont College. I completed my degree May 2017. I have written two novels, one memoir/how to guide and a collection of linked short stories.
Jake grew up on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. He inherited his mother´s love of literature, and his fathers love of adventure. The inspiration start writing was compelling and surprising. Jake is thrilled to make his debut as a poet on "Mused", as he loves the publication´s positivity and creativity.
Jamie Kahn is a writer and undergraduate student. Her work has been featured in PDXX Collective, Maudlin House, Eunoia Review, LitCat, Lady! Magazine, The Claremont Review, The Unrorean, Yellow Chair Review, Fish Food Magazine, Philosophical Idiot, and Donut Factory Press. She has also written for Thought Catalog and Germ Magazine, and co-hosts The Everything Bagel podcast.
Erren Geraud Kelly
Erren Geraud Kelly's work have been featured in over 150 publications in print and online in such literary journals as the evanston review, convergence, rain party and disaster society, black heart literary magazine and others. kelly is the author of the "disturbing the peace," from night ballet press and "watching the detective," forthcoming from etched press. erren recieved his b.a. in englsh--creative writing from louisiana state university in baton rouge. he lives in l.a.
Sarah Law lives in London, UK and is a tutor for the Open University and elsewhere. She has published five books of poetry and is the editor of Amethyst Review (Amethystmagazine.org). Recent poems have appeared in Ink,Sweat and Tears, Psaltery & Lyre, Poetry Breakfast, and Allegro Poetry. Her favourite things include coffee, reading, writing and cats.
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 wife, actress Lydia Franklin, and their rescued Australian Shepherd, Daisy. He invites you to visit him at www.brucelevine.com.
Nicole Long’s work has appeared or will shortly appear in Ampersand Literary, Belle Rêve Literary Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Exit 109, Wordhaus Magazine, Junto Magazine and Thought Catalog. She is a graduate student, earning her MFA in Screenwriting and Film Studies, and received her Bachelor´s degree in English from Radford University. Her biggest influences are Poe, Frost, and Joyce.
When Bernadine isn´t writing, she´s catching up on reading, gardening or dabbling in watercolor. Creative nonfiction, fiction and over 20 poems have been published in journals and anthologies since submitting in June 2016, including Stirring, Mused, Silver Birch, Afterlife of Discarded Objects, Mothers Always Write, Miller´s Pond, Poetry Super Highway, Cosmo Funnel, Every Writer´s Resource, Lost Sparrow and Oasis. She writes and lives in St. Paul, MN, with her husband near their daughter.
Monika R. Martyn
Monika R. Martyn learned English as an Austrian immigrant. She is married to the love of her life and enjoys well written works that don’t necessarily make the best-seller list or fit within set boundaries. Inspired by Austen,Munro,Zusak Shields,and Shreve, she hopes that someday soon--people will know her name too.
Published in three Canadian compilations:Overtures,The Stand and Shoreline. Vine Leaves Literary Journal and most recently: The Moon Magazine, The Scene & Heard, and Mused.
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary zines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Missing of the Birds, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane Press and Poppy Road Review anthologies. She has been nominated four times for Best of the Net.
Even though James is a newcomer to the literary world, he is working on several projects simultaneously. His current projects include a screenplay collaboration, story concepts for a video game and a treatment (script) for a documentary.
James types out his inspiration at a small dining room table in Virginia Beach, VA with the love and support of his wife Donna. You can learn more about James and view samples of his work at his blog site (https://storytellerblog2015.wordpress.com/)
Linda I. Nelson
Linda Nelson loves Photography and has worked as a Graphic Designer. Photography is to paint with light. Linda believes the challenge is not to just paint a picture with her photos but to suggest a story, using the magic of the world around us.
Asa Ricciardi is a freelance writer and editor and a full-time nomad. With just 40 liters on her back, she´s living the story she always wished to write and collecting tales she never thought to tell. The colorful people and curious places of her travels inspire the children´s books, poetry, and fairy tales she writes.
Shayan is a poet and a graphic artist from West Bengal, India.
Suzanne Saunders writes fictional novels with themes that encourage readers to step out of their comfort zone and pursue their full potential. In addition to writing, she teaches academic writing at the college level and holds an M.A. in Literature and Writing Studies.
Born in Maryland, Lisa Shea has been contentedly nestled in the rolling hills and mossy forests of central Massachusetts since 1995. She is drawn to the ocean and cherishes quiet evenings as the orange glow of sunset glistens across wooden docks. Lisa relishes the challenge of conveying meaning and memorable characters in a measured bounding of time and space. Her stories, poems, and images celebrate natural beauty and serenity. Enjoy thousands of her photos at http://www.lisashea.com
Born in Maryland, Lisa Shea has been contentedly nestled in the rolling hills and mossy forests of Massachusetts since 1995. She is drawn to the ocean and cherishes quiet evenings as the orange glow of sunset glistens across wooden docks. Lisa relishes the challenge of conveying meaning and memorable characters in a measured bounding of time and space. Her stories, poems, and images celebrate natural beauty and serenity. Enjoy thousands of her photos at http://www.lisashea.com
J. Scott Shields
Years ago, Scott left the Midwest for the deserts of Arizona. Music, literature, and writing are his passions, and he strives to share his love of the written word with his high school English students each day. Scott’s writing has appeared in the English Journal, Mused, 101 Words, Serials and Short Stories, Canyon Echo, and Treoir magazine (an international publication that promotes traditional Irish music and culture). He is also a contributor to the blog, Writing Is Cake.
Adrian Louis Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor. He divides his time between Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA and St. John´s, Newfoundland, Canada, with interests that include wrestling, 1960s pop music, and Victorian horror fiction. Adrian´s poetry has appeared in The Mackinac, Postcard Poems and Prose, Red Weather, Red Fez, ZiN Daily Archive and others.
Patty Somlo's books include The First to Disappear (Spuyten Duyvil), Finalist in the International Book Awards, Best Book Awards, and National Indie Excellence Awards, and Even When Trapped Behind Clouds: A Memoir of Quiet Grace (WiDo Publishing), Honorable Mention in the Reader Views Literary Awards. She won Honorable Mention for Fiction in the 2017 Women’s National Book Association Contest and had an essay selected as Notable for Best American Essays 2014. Www.pattysomlo.com.
Judith Steele is Australian. Her work has appeared journals in Darwin and Adelaide; recently in Gobshite Quarterly (Portland, OR.) http://www.gobshitequarterly.com ; and on several websites including The Animist, Four and Twenty, and The Merida Review. She contributed to The Yoko Ono project, “Arising” (Reykjavik, Iceland) http://ww.icenews.is/2016/09/10/arising-an-open-call-from-yoko-ono-to-women-worldwide/#ixzz4MS4wmc7H
Craig W. Steele
Craig W. Steele is a professor of biology and health sciences at Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania. In his continuing quest to become a widely-read unknown poet, his poems most recently appear or are forthcoming in The Lyric, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Mused: the BellaOnline Literary Review, The Literary Nest, Lighten Up Online, The Fib Review and Journal of Humanistic Mathematics. He continues to write poetry as “The Writer’s Poet” for Extra Innings online.
Ann Christine Tabaka
Ann Christine Tabaka is a nominee for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry.
She lives in Delaware. She is a published poet and artist. Recent credits: Page & Spine, The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Trigger Fish Critical Review; Foliate Oak Review, The Metaworker, Raven Cage Ezine, RavensPerch, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, Longshot Island, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, Advaitam Speaks Literary Journal, Ann Arbor Review.
CT D'Alessandro was born in Jersey City, NJ to Puerto Rican parents. She studied English Literature at Rutgers University and has a Masters in Education from Stetson University. She writes short stories, flash fiction and poetry which explore the aspects of women´s lives that are often hidden or buried, by society. As a cross-genre writer, she also writes romance (under a penname) and literary fiction. You can follow her at www.ctdalessandro.com.
Katherine Tsoukalas wrote her first poem when she was ten years old and she has been writing ever since. Her work has been published in journals such as Pedestal Magazine and the Pebble Lake Review. Katherine loves writing about subjects she is passionate about. When she isn´t writing, she is working at her day job in marketing.
Julie L. Scharf is a lover and writer of creative nonfiction, and has published over several short stories, essays, and poems. She is the author of short CNF pieces titled The Train of Bobby´s Life, Remnants, and Signals. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, she now resides in Colorado.
Chani Zwibel is a graduate of Agnes Scott College, a poet, wife and dog-mom born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but now dwells in Marietta, Georgia. She enjoys writing poetry after nature walks and daydreaming.
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James Aitchison contributed the work I, Rialto.
Dave Bourdeau contributed the works 2016-01-28 North Bluefield Maine and 2017-01-04 Purple Phase.
Ute Carson contributed the work A Secret Hiding Place.
Maria DePaul contributed the works Walking Along Glass Beach, Haiku and Haiku.
David Edwards was born, and continues to live, in Muncie, Indiana.
Lee Evans was born in Maryland, spent most of his life in that state, and is currently living in Bath, Maine. His poems have appeared in such journals as Contemporary Rhyme, The Golden Lantern, The Road Not Taken and The Deronda Review. He has produced two poetry collections, Maryland Weather and Nor’easter, which are available on Lulu.com.
Linda B. Gamble
Linda Gamble is a retired reading specialist. In the past she has published articles for professional educational journals, but since her retirement has given her creative muse a chance to grow. She has just begun submitting some of her poetry and has been fortunate to have pieces accepted by Edison Literary Review,US 1, A Kind of Hurricane, Jellyfish Whispers, Camel Saloon, Long Story Short and past issues of Mused. Currently she is also working on a children´s picture book.
Ferris E. Jones
Ferris E Jones contributed the work A Funeral in the Rain.
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Isabelle Kenyon contributed the works Misty and Rock Bottom.
Louise Mathewson contributed the work Over the Miles.
Marc McMahon contributed the work Escape.
Marina Montenegro contributed the work The Hills of Tuscany.
Kate Noble contributed the work Disadvantage.
E.J. Pace contributed the work Appearances Are Deceiving!.
Penny Peyser contributed the work Dear Friend.
Katie Predick contributed the works Lament of the Lamprey and Transformation.
John sees an abundance of wildlife daily on his mail route. By sharing his photos online he connected with other birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. As his small circle started to grow he decided to start his own group to encourage others to join the conversation and share their photos. John and a friend Mary manage the facebook group Wildlife of Worcester County and Beyond which has grown to 300 members. A calendar of his best photos each year is available at johnrandellphotography.com.
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D. D. Renforth contributed the work Dust on the Soul.
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Don Tassone contributed the work The Moon and the Birds.
Laura Linford West
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