The Abandoned Car: Kate LaDew is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art. She resides in Graham, North Carolina with her two cats, Janis Joplin and Charlie Chaplin. 

Nantucket: Jessica Barksdale's fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in April 2016. A Pushcart Prize and Best-of-the-Net nominee, her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in The Waccamaw Journal, Salt Hill Journal, Little Patuxent Review, Carve Magazine, Palaver, and So to Speak. Several of her short stories are available on Audible.com, including the award-winning "Leaving Mr. Wong." She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California and teaches novel writing online for UCLA Extension. She holds an MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. 

Adopting Mercury: Nicholas Siegel is a graduate of Spalding University with a MFA in Creative Writing. He lives in Louisville, KY and his work has been previously published in Bird's Thumb and Literally Stories

And It Was His: Michael Onofrey's stories have appeared in Cottonwood, The Evansville Review, Natural Bridge, Snowy Egret, Terrain.org, and Weber - The Contemporary West, as well as others. A novel, "Bewilderment," is forthcoming from Tailwinds Press in 2017.