About the Authors

Salem Shaves Off His Moustache: For the last fifteen years, Craig Loomis has been teaching English at the American University of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Over the years, he's had his short fiction published in The Iowa Review, The Colorado Review, The Prague Revue, Sukoon Magazine, The Maryland Review, The Louisville Review, Bazaar, The Rambler, The Los Angeles Review, The Prairie Schooner, Yalobusha Review, The Critical Pass Review, The Owen Wister Review, Juxtaprose Literary Magazine, Cumberland River Review, REVUE, and others.

Streetcar: Mary Crawford's stories have appeared in several literary journals, including The Kenyon Review Online, Salamander, and Blackbird.

The Hurt: Tamara Adelman is a former massage therapist, ironman triathlete, and now freelance writer living in Santa Monica, California. She has a certificate in Creative Nonfiction from UCLA. She has been published in numerous literary journals including Forge, North Dakota Quarterly, Pendora Magazine, Hobart, Rougarou, The Storyteller, and Willow Review.

Sidelines: Heather Hawkins Dileepan is a writer and marketer living in the Pacific Northwest. While she's written for herself for many years, this is her first publication.

Noon Light: Trish Annese's work has recently been published or is forthcoming in Caliban Magazine, COG Magazine, and Santa Fe Writer's Project. Trish has attended and led many writing workshops and seminars over the years. She holds a BA in English Literature from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in fiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.