• Jared Linebach received his Ph.D. from the California School of Forensic Studies in 2011 in forensic psychology.  He is currently an associate professor of criminal justice and department chair for the social sciences at Shorter University.  His accomplishments consist of several works including Nonparametric Statistics for Applied Research (2013) and Psychology in the Justice System (2016).  Jared also works with doctoral candidates regarding their methodological and statistical approaches to research.

  • “DT Richards” is the writing name of a Canadian writer currently living and teaching in Singapore. His work under the DT Richards name has appeared most recently in Edify Fiction. He keeps a blog http://dtrichards.wordpress.com where you can read more of his fiction and non-fiction writing. He is a certified Stephen Minister but his current ministry is directing traffic on Sunday mornings.
  • T. J. Barnum writes poetry, short stories and essays. Barnum’s work has appeared in “Better Than Starbucks,” “The Drabble, and other literary journals. A short memoir piece will appear in “The Dead Mule Journal Of Southern Literature” in April, 2018. To see more of Barnum’s work, view this blog: tjbarnum.com
  • John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Tau, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Abyss and Apex and Midwest Quarterly.
  • Jeff Burt lives in Santa Cruz County, California with his wife.  He works in mental health.  He has work in Amarillo Bay, Atticus Review, Clare Literary Magazine, and Across the Margins.  He won the 2011 SuRaa short fiction award.
  • Marcia Bost received her doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition August, 2014, from Georgia State University and has taught English on the college level since 1996. She also has master’s degrees in English Education and Professional Writing. She has served as assistant editor of The Journal for Biblical Ministry, contributed to Academic Publication and Contingent FacultyCCC Journal, and Open Words, and published her own webzine. Her research interests include epistemology, online teaching, and visual rhetoric (especially quilts).
  •  John Grey is an Australian poet and a U.S. resident. He was recently published in New Plains Review, South Carolina Review, Stillwater Review and Big Muddy Review with work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Cape Rock and Spoon River Poetry Review.
  • Richard Manly Heiman lives in the pines on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. He works as a substitute teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. He draws great inspiration from Scripture. His work appears in Bop Dead City, After the Pause, Dappled Things, and elsewhere. His URL is www.poetrick.com.
  • Jan Williams Rittmer is a preacher’s kid as well as a life-long student of spiritual matters.  She steadfastly ignored any call she heard to follow in her father’s footsteps in earlier years.  During that time she was a sales person and dispatcher for her husband’s harbor boat business on the Mississippi River. She received a BA in English from Augustana College in Illinois, and an MA in expository writing from Iowa University as a non-traditional student, and then taught technical writing for nine years. These last few years she have been rethinking her spiritual roots, doing mission work, and writing for numerous volunteer organizations.
  • Don Thompson was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and has lived in the southern San Joaquin Valley for most of his life.  Currently the poet laureate of Kern county, he has been publishing poetry since the early sixties, including a dozen books and chapbooks.  For more information and links to his publications, visit his website San Joaquin Ink (don-e-thompson.com).