Michelle is an Indian writer and bibliophile, born and raised in Bahrain. She loves taking photographs of places. Her photos are of a children's amusement park in Bahrain at 2.30 pm when the rides are closed. She blogs here: https://michellewendydcosta.wordpress.com/
Chris has worked for the past 18 years as a videographer, editor, and producer for the New York City Transit Authority's Emmy and Telly award-winning broadcast/cablecast monthly newsmagazine TransitTransit.
He was the videographer and editor for the documentary films Shakre Lessons andShanty Town, both broadcast on WNET (PBS/New York) Independent Focus series and winners of a combined ten national and international awards.
He has worked for archival stock footage company Archive Films and holds a B.A./Communications from American University in Washington, DC.
Lissa is a writer, multi-genre/interdisciplinary artist, and educator. Her first book of poetry, Two Faint Lines in the Violet (Negative Capability Press), is a Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, as well as a finalist for the 2014 Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book by an Independent Press. She founded and directs Poetry Barn, a literary center in New York's Hudson Valley.
Marianne is the author of three collections of short fiction and a novella, JENALYN. Her work has been short-listed for the O. Henry Literature Awards, as well as nominated for the Pushcart. She has work published or forthcoming from Eunoia Review, Prism International, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, the New Orleans Review, the Santa Fe Writers Project, Witness and Waccamaw. Recently, she has been featured in Crab Orchard Review's “West Coast And Beyond” issue.
Edward is the author of Stranger’s Pilgrimage. Stranger has been published in "Dionne’s Story, two anthologies of poetry and prose for the awareness of violence against women," as well as several other publications, including most recently , "Uppagus" and "The Brentwood Library Anthology." He is a member, and past president, of the Langston Hughes Poetry Society of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Writer’s studio, Writer’s Playtime and the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. He is a member of the Photographic Section of The Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh, AgWorks as well as a photographer contributor to Transformazium’s log. He is an artist, photographer and poet and his work can be seen and heard at elmurray.com and around The Braddock Carnegie Library. He welcomes questions, comments, or exchanges of ideas by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.