Phoebe Kate Foster lives in North Carolina. She is an assistant editor for The Dead Mule. She writes feature articles and book reviews for PopMatters, has completed a short story collection and a poetry collection, and is working on a novel. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Eclectica, Carve, Vestal Review, flashquake, Slow Trains, Paumanok Review, Electric Acorn (Ireland) and other places. You may reach her at mertie@mynetrocks.com.
Amy Greene lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children. She is currently working on a novel about women in the South, while pursuing a degree in writing at Vermont College. The story in this issue is her first accepted work for publication. She can be reached at amygreene@charter.net.
Dee Dobson Harper is a North Carolina-based advertising copywriter. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Triangle Business Journal, Business Leader Magazine, Carolina Country and several daily newspapers. Her fiction has been published in Scrivener's Pen, and her poetry has been published in City Review. She can be contacted at rkhent@cox.net.
John Riha's fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and flashquake. His nonfiction had appeared in Esquire, GQ, Men's Journal, and other places. He is the Executive Editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Robert Villanueva is a Kentucky writer and former journalist. His works have appeared in numerous literary magazines, he has completed one novel, and is working on another as well as a collection of short stories. Write to him at rvsshine1@aol.com.
D. W. Young lives in Brooklyn, New York. Some of the publications his writings have appeared in are WordRiot, New York Observer, Muse-Apprentice Guild, Eleven Bulls, Exquisite Corpse, Cross Connect, Flak Magazine, NY Resident, and Gravity. Write to him at dwy@skepticalproductions.net.