Elizabeth Bernays is an entomologist/ecologist who retired early from a position as Regents Professor at the University of Arizona to attain an MFA in creative writing, also at the University of Arizona. She has published three biology books and over 200 articles in international scientific journals, as well as five essays and eight poems in several literary journals. Her current writing projects involve combining nature, memoir and humanity, to bring more biological passion into the everyday lives of people. Write to her at bernays@comcast.net.
Penny Feeny is a British fiction writer whose work has been widely published in UK literary magazines and anthologies, and broadcast by the BBC. In the U.S. her stories have appeared in Atlantic Unbound, Carve, Small Spiral Notebook and Collected Stories, among others. She can be contacted at cfnw41328@blueyonder.co.uk.
John Gooley lives by the beach in Corrimal East, Australia. He has worked as a process worker, handyman, tree lopper, gardener, library attendant, house painter, stand-up comic, juggler and children's entertainer. His short fiction has received a number of awards, including winner of the Ulitarra Short Story Competition, and joint winner of the 2005 NSW Writers' Centre Flash Fictions Competition. His work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Overland, Scarp, Ulitarra and Redoubt, and online at The Scruffy Dog Review, Defenestration and manuscriptsonline.com.au. He can be contacted at jgooley@aapt.net.au.
Jeffrey N. Johnson's stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Connecticut Review, South Dakota Review, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Potomac Review, The Distillery, and others. He was recently awarded a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, which supported a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He can be reached at www.jeffreynjohnson.com.
This is the second time Shellie Zacharia's fiction has appeared in The Summerset Review. Elsewhere, her fiction can be found in Swivel, Washington Square, South Dakota Review, Vestal Review, Dos Passos Review, and other places. Write to her at shelliez@atlantic.net.