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Marilyn Bousquin is the creator of Writing Women’s Lives™ (, where she teaches the craft of creative non-fiction and shows women writers how to eliminate writing blocks, discover their authentic voice, and empower their writing. Her creative nonfiction appears in Kate Hopper’s Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers, and her book reviews appear in Literary Mama. She is currently working on a memoir titled Searching for Salt. A proud graduate of Ashland University’s MFA program, she also teaches composition at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Jackson Connor lives and writes in Southeast Ohio with his spouse Traci O Connor and their four kids. He also has work forthcoming in Stealing Time and an anthology called Words 4 Things: How We Learn about Sex. “A Good Weapon” won the “Eyes of Babylon” National Prose contest in 2012. [End Page 131]

Philip Gerard is the author of three novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as numerous essays, short stories, radio commentaries, an hour-long radio drama, and eleven documentary scripts for public television. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is co-editor with his wife, Jill Gerard, of Chautauqua, the literary journal of Chautauqua Institution, N.Y.. His collection of personal essays, The Patron Saint of Dreams, was released by Hub City Press in 2012 and was awarded the North American Gold Meal for Essay/Creative Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher. Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey Through the Heart of North Carolina is forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press in Spring 2013. He is the recipient of the 2012 Sam Ragan Award for Contributions to the Fine Arts of North Carolina, an honor shared by Tom Wicker, David Brinkley, and Fred Chappell, among others. Currently he is embarked on a four-year-long series of historical narratives exploring the Civil War in North Carolina.

Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France, A New York Memoir and The Soul of Creative Writing. He is also the author of the fine press book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker’s Journey Through 9/11. His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ascent, French Review and Chautauqua, among other publications. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Orleans.

Sonja Livingston’s first book, Ghostbread, won the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has received awards from the Deming Fund for Women, the Iowa Review, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. Essays from her latest collection-in-progress have been honored with Pushcart nominations, a 2012 Arts & Letters Non-fiction Prize, and appear or are forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, The McNeese Review and Arts & Letters. Sonja teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Memphis. [End Page 132]

Glenn Moomau is the author of the memoir, Ted Nugent Condominium. His work has appeared in storySouth, Memoir (And), Terrain, Living Blues, Gargoyle, and The Washington Post, among other publications. He teaches writing at American University. “Nightside” is an excerpt from a longer project concerning the digital age.

A. Sandosharaj’s work has appeared in Massachusetts Review, Crab Orchard Review, Subcontinental, River City, American Literary Review, Bartleby and Alligator Juniper. She has a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland and currently teaches writing at Howard University. She is currently at work on her first book.

Amy A. Whitcomb holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, both from the University of Idaho. Her essays and poems have appeared in several publications and anthologies, including High Country News, Flyway, Frogpond, and Tahoe Blues: Short Lit on Life at the Lake. In 2011, she was awarded a Bodie McDowell scholarship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. She currently works as a writing consultant for graduate students.

Kathryn Wilder is a resident of Hawai‘i and also lives in southwestern Colorado, where she operates a natural-horsemanship training facility...


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