About the Authors

Sparse Spruce in Moonlight (Cover Photo): David Angari resides in Canton, Ohio and is currently in his fourth year of radiology residency at Aultman Hospital. He enjoys cooking and gardening, and occasionally photographs.

Sowing Grasses on the Foredunes' Windward Side: Michael Grant Smith wears sleeveless T-shirts, weather permitting. His writing has appeared in Dime Show Review, Ghost Parachute, Longshot Island, and other publications, and is forthcoming in The Airgonaut. Michael resides in Ohio. He has traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Cincinnati.

Blue Glass Horse: Cathy Adams’ second novel, A Body’s Just as Dead, is scheduled for release from SFK Press in early 2018. Her debut novel, This Is What It Smells Like, was published by New Libri Press, Washington. She is a Pushcart Prize nominated short story writer with stories published in Utne, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, Tincture Journal, A River and Sound Review, Upstreet, Southern Pacific Review, and thirty-six other publications from around the world. She earned her M.F.A. at Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. She lives and writes in Liaoning, China, with her husband, photographer, Julian Jackson.

The Burial Men: Riley Passmore is a speculative fiction and creative non-fiction writer hailing from the American southeast. He graduated from the University of South Florida’s MFA in Creative Writing program in the spring of 2015, and his creative non-fiction has been recently anthologized in Dinty W. Moore’s Bodies of Truth: Personal Narratives on Illness, Disability, and Medicine, forthcoming in 2019. “The Burial Men” is his first fiction publication.

The Baba Yaga Garden Club: Lisa Ahn's short fiction has appeared in Quiddity, PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Toasted Cheese, Limestone, and Spectra Magazine, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also published narrative nonfiction in Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, Mamapedia, Writer Unboxed and Real Zest.

Clench: Daniel W. Thompson’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications like decomP, WhiskeyPaper, Third Point Press, Jellyfish Review and Lost Balloon. He works as a city planner and lives in downtown Richmond, VA, with his wife and children.