David McKinley Lowrey
has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Miami. A refugee from the world of biotechnology, where he was unable to make the transition from scientist to manager, he now teaches high school and college-level biology, writing fiction for the last eight years. A graduate of the Odyssey Creative Writing Workshop in Manchester, New Hampsire, his short story, "He Met Karen at an AA Meeting" will appear in N.O.L.A. Spleen, a small print magazine published in New Orleans. He lives in South Florida with his wife and three children. He can be contacted at dlowrey1@bellsouth.net

Mark Mazer
is a Boston native who has worked in the mental health field for about twenty-five years. He graduated from Harvard and received a certificate in creative writing from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He is married and has two grown daughters. His short stories have been published in Parchment Magazine, (York University, Toronto, Canada), Cenotaph, Cyber-Oasis, Circle Magazine, Wild Child, Mocha Memoirs, Fiction Funhouse, and The Bridge (forthcoming, January, 2005).

Corey Mesler
is the owner of one of the oldest (1875) independent bookstores in the United States - Burke's Book Store, in Memphis, Tennessee. He has published poetry and fiction in Rattle, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction, Thema, Mars Hill Review, Poet Lore and others. A short story of his was chosen for the 2002 edition of New Stories from the South: The Year's Best. He has also been a book reviewer for The Memphis Commercial Appeal. Talk, his first novel, appeared in 2002. His latest two poetry chapbooks are Chin-Chin in Eden (2003) and Dark on Purpose (2004). Most importantly, he is Toby and Chloe's dad and Cheryl's husband.

Terry Thomas
has published work in a number of print journals in New Zealand. He has twice been a winner in the Sunday Star Times Short Story Contest. He has stories in Fiction Warehouse, Southern Ocean Review and Storyglossia 9. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of stories linked, in some way, to Ninety Mile Beach in the Far North of New Zealand, where he lives with his wife, two grandchildren, and a small black horse of the biting variety named Cody. He can be contacted at terry.thomas@paradise.net.nz.