About the Authors

Pink (Cover Photo): Mary-Anne is Managing Editor of Five on the Fifth. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Currently, she teaches at two community colleges, CCBC and AACC. Her most recent work can be found in Gone Lawn, Crack the Spine, and Duende. Her most recent piece, “The Creek’s Daughter” was featured in Flash Fiction Magazine.

Percolators: Lou Gaglia is the author of "Poor Advice" (2015) and "Sure Things & Last Chances" (2016). His short stories have appeared recently in Eclectica, Prime Number Magazine, Columbia Journal, Lowestoft Chronicle, and elsewhere. He teaches in upstate New York and is a long-time T'ai Chi Ch'uan practitioner. Visit him at lougaglia.com

The Curse of the Sapphires: Sarah Solomon lives in Philadelphia, where she is working on a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She studies language and conceptual knowledge during the day, and writes fiction at night.

Songbird at the Close of Day: Francisco Amanti holds a B.A. in English from Williams College. Since becoming serious about the craft of writing, he has been published in Under the Bed and also in Storyteller. He lives with his wife and three children in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Therapy Therapy Blood Fangs Therapy: Jack Sherman is a writer in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Private: Kathleen Dickerson is a teacher and writer living in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in Reservoir Literary Journal. You can find her on twitter @KDD_writes.