DAVID ANDREAS

ANGEL OF THE UNDERGROUND

DAVID ANDREAS

When DAVID ANDREAS’ eyes fell upon FANGORIA #82 during the spring of 1989, he became addicted to all things horror. The highlight of his life (so far) is having interned for FANGORIA during the summer of 1999. While amassing several thousand movie reviews for his own website, David received a Master of Fine Arts degree from LIU Southampton. Since 2007, he has been teaching English at several colleges, most notably St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. David hopes his forthcoming novel, ANGEL OF THE UNDERGROUND, the flagship publication of ODDITIES KJB, will satisfy fans of character-driven horror stories.
TIMOTHY BRANDOFF

CORNELIUS SKY

TIMOTHY BRANDOFF

Timothy Brandoff received a BA in Liberal Arts from Goddard College, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. Red Earth Ensemble, of which he was a member, staged his work as a playwright. Fellowships include Yaddo, the Chesterfield Writers’ Film Project, the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab, and the Vermont Studio Center. For a time he made a living writing unproduced screenplays for Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Columbia Pictures, MGM, and other companies. Cornelius Sky was a runner-up for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and is forthcoming. He’ is currently working on a novel set in 1990s Los Angeles. Beside writing, he operates a bus for New York City Transit.
LAUREL BRETT

The Schrödinger Girl

LAUREL BRETT

Laurel Brett is a mother, wife, teacher, writer and activist. Her essays have appeared in periodicals such as The New York Times and The Nassau Review. Her poetry has been featured in anthologies such as Complements and Songs of Seasoned Women, which has appeared world-wide and been translated into many languages. She published, with Cambridge Scholars, a book of literary criticism, Disquiet on the Western Front: World War II and Postmodern Fiction. The Schrödinger Girl is her first novel. Her hobby is looking out over Port Jefferson Harbor.   Photo credit: Mark Kauffman
JASON CARNEY

STARVE THE VULTURE: A MEMOIR

JASON CARNEY

JASON CARNEY, a poet, writer, and educator from Dallas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam finalist and was honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. Carney has performed and lectured at many colleges and universities as well as high schools and juvenile detention centers from California to Maine. STARVE THE VULTURE: ONE MAN’S MYTHOLOGY is his memoir.
MCKENZIE CASSIDY

HERE LIES A FATHER

MCKENZIE CASSIDY

MCKENZIE CASSIDY is a writer, higher education marketer, and professor living in southwest Florida. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and HERE LIES A FATHER is his first novel. Photo credit: Ali Camacho-Febles
JUSTIN KASSAB

FOAMERS & STRAYS

JUSTIN KASSAB

JUSTIN KASSAB spends his time writing and working, with a little bit of water polo mixed in just for sanity. After a brief hiatus to work on a few other writing projects, he looks forward to continuing work on the third novel in The Primal Age Chronicles. He is the author of FOAMERS and STRAYS.
BILL LANDAUER

WE ARE ALL CREW

BILL LANDAUER

As veteran journalist of nearly two decades, BILL LANDAUER has covered the upper echelons of the federal government in Washington, DC, and towns of less than 200 people. He’s flown in military helicopters and rubbed elbows with murderers, lawyers, and Christian Scientists. Once, at the White House, a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor told him to get out of her chair. He’s even written about cat-shaving. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. WE ARE ALL CREW is his first novel.
STACEY LENDER

CITY MOUSE

STACEY LENDER

STACEY LENDER started her career as a roadie and rose through the ranks from luggage schlepper to marketing executive for entertainment brands including Radio City Music Hall, USA Network, Madison Square Garden, Sesame Street Live, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center. She grew up in the suburbs of New York City with a god-awful perm and later graduated from Cornell University. Today she lives in Manhattan and Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, and has traveled to all fifty states. CITY MOUSE is Stacey’s first novel. Photo credit: David Bergman
LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN

UNMENTIONABLES & DEATH OF A RAINMAKER

LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN

LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN, a fifth generation Midwesterner, is a descendent of farmers, butchers and salesmen. She grew up in central and western Ohio. She has a BA and MA in history. Loewenstein was a reporter, feature and obituary writer for several small daily newspapers. In her fifties, she returned to college for an MA in Creative Writing. Her first novel, UNMENTIONABLES (2014), was selected as a Midwest Connections pick and received a starred review from the Library Journal. Her current book, DEATH OF A RAINMAKER (2018), is the first of a mystery series set in the 1930s Dust Bowl. Loewenstein is an instructor at Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing where she co-teaches Research for Writers and coordinates the Writing Resource Center. After living in eastern Pennsylvania for many years, Loewenstein now resides in Columbia, Maryland, with her husband.
JAIME MANRIQUE

LIKE THIS AFTERNOON FOREVER

JAIME MANRIQUE

Jaime Manrique is a Colombian-born novelist, poet, essayist, and translator who has written both in English and Spanish, and whose work has been translated into fifteen languages. Among his publications in English are the novels ‘Colombian Gold’, ‘Latin Moon in Manhattan’, ‘Twilight at the Equator’, ‘Our Lives Are the Rivers’ and ‘Cervantes Street’; the volumes of poetry ‘My Night with Federico García Lorca’; ‘Tarzan, My Body, Christopher Columbus’; he has also published the memoir ‘Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me’. His selected poems were published in Spanish in 2016. His honors include Colombia’s National Poetry Award, 2007 International Latino Book Award (Best Novel, Historical Fiction), and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He’s a former Associate Professor in the MFA in writing at Columbia University and currently a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in the City College of New York.
MATT MCGEVNA

LITTLE BEASTS

MATT MCGEVNA

MATTHEW McGEVNA was born and raised in Mastic Beach, Long Island. Born of Irish descent, he attended fiction and poetry workshops in Galway, Ireland, through the University of Arkansas Writing Program. He received his MFA in creative writing from Long Island University’s Southampton College in 2002. An award-winning poet, McGevna has also published numerous short stories in various publications, including Long Island Noir, Epiphany, and Confrontation. He currently lives in Center Moriches, New York, with his wife and two sons, Jackson and Dempsey. LITTLE BEASTS is his first novel.
MICHAEL MIHALEY

THE UNDERDOG PARADE

MICHAEL MIHALEY

Michael Mihaley received his MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Stony Brook University. His debut novel, THE UNDERDOG PARADE, is forthcoming in 2018. Michael is an ELA/Special Education teacher on the east end of Long Island. He lives in Stony Brook, NY, with his wife Jacqueline, two children, Maddy and Mikey, and his Kentucky mutt, Hazy. Photo credit: Jacqueline Mihaley
J. PATRICK REDMOND

SOME GO HUNGRY

J. PATRICK REDMOND

J. PATRICK REDMOND was born and raised in southern Indiana and recently returned to his home state after sixteen years of living in South Florida and teaching for the Miami-Dade County Public School System. He holds a BA in English from Florida International University in Miami and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Stony Brook University in Southampton, New York. He is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, and his writing has appeared in the NOH8 Campaign blog, the Southampton Review, and in the Barnes & Noble Review’s Grin & Tonic. He is also the 2012 recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Prize in Fiction. SOME GO HUNGRY is his first novel, and when asked about it, Patrick says, “It’s about God, guns, gays, and green beans.” Presently he teaches English Composition at the University of Southern Indiana.
LAUREN J. SHARKEY

INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER

LAUREN J. SHARKEY

LAUREN J. SHARKEY is a Korean American adoptee from Long Island, New York. She holds a BA in Multidisciplinary Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature. Her debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER, forthcoming in 2020, is loosely based on her upbringing by Irish Catholic parents and explores how adoption affects relationships. When she isn’t writing, Lauren enjoys doughnuts, spin class, and blasting the best of the 90’s in her Camry. Photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz
PATRICIA A. SMITH

THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS

PATRICIA A. SMITH

PATRICIA A. SMITH’s nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies, including One Teacher in Ten: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories and One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better . . . and What Hasn’t. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Salon, Broad Street, Prime Number, and Gris-Gris. THE YEAR OF NEEDY GIRLS is her first novel. A native New Englander, Smith now lives in Chester, Virginia, with her partner.
NINA SOLOMON

THE LOVE BOOK

NINA SOLOMON

NINA SOLOMON’s first novel, Single Wife, was a Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Guild, and Quality Paperback Book Club selection and was optioned by Warner Bros. THE LOVE BOOK was inspired by her own search for a soul mate, who, she is happy to report, only took twenty-seven days and thirty years to find his way to her. She was born and raised in New York City and has lived in the same zip code since she was five.
LAUREN STAHL

THE DEVIL'S SONG

LAUREN STAHL

LAUREN STAHL began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting felonies with a focus in SVU crimes. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and received her MFA from Wilkes University. Lauren resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and giant (but sweet) mastiff, Myra Ellen. She is the author of THE DEVIL’S SONG. Photo credit: Halibut Blue
RONNIE K. STEPHENS

THE KALEIDOSCOPE SISTERS

RONNIE K. STEPHENS

RONNIE K. STEPHENS is a full-time educator and father of five, with a strong interest in poetry, fiction, and activism. He recently completed an MA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Fiction at Wilkes University. During his time at Wilkes, he was awarded two scholarships and won the Etruscan Press Prize. Stephens has published two full-length poetry collections, UNIVERSE IN THE KEY OF MATRYOSHKA and THEY REWROTE THEMSELVES LEGENDARY, with Timber Mouse Publishing out of Austin. THE KALEIDOSCOPE SISTERS is his first novel.

Photo credit: Brynna Elzey
BARABA J. TAYLOR

SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT & ALL WAITING IS LONG

BARABA J. TAYLOR

BARBARA J. TAYLOR lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania, home of the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country. She has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. She is the author of SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT and ALL WAITING IS LONG.
THEASA TUOHY

FLYING JENNY

THEASA TUOHY

THEASA TUOHY—novelist, journalist, and playwright—has worked for five daily newspapers and the Associated Press. She is the author of two novels featuring reporters, THE FIVE O’CLOCK FOLLIES, set in Vietnam during the war, and FLYING JENNY, set in 1929 about a debutante stunt pilot and a tabloid journalist. She is co-author of Lawrence: The Musical, an award winning show about the life of D.H. Lawrence, and has written a memoir about renovating her home in France. She is currently working on a mystery set in Paris. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she lives in Manhattan.