Kai Hudson is a clinical psychologist living in California. Her work has appeared in Anathema, Kasma SF, and Every Day Fiction, among others.

Lindy Greaves has ghostwritten two titles for Authentic Media – one as a career criminal and the other as a missionary nun. Her microfiction will be appearing in Drabbledark. She’s a mum and a wife and a casual librarian in Leicestershire, England.

Karl Scarff is an Irish writer living in Vancouver, Canada. He writes screenplays and short stories and is currently working on a novel.

Peter Barbour has been writing stories for over 30 years. He published a memoir, “Loose Ends” in 1987, Dorrance. He has published many short stories. Since 2015, they have appeared on the web at,, and he wrote and illustrated a children’s book, “Gus at Work” in 2016. “Things Can Always get Worse”, a short story, recently appeared in Piker Press, October 29, 2017.

Ellen Denton is a freelance writer living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three demonic cats who wreak havoc and hell (the cats, not the husband). Her writing has been published in over a hundred magazines and anthologies. She as well has had an exciting life working as a circus clown, a Navy seal, and an exotic dancer in the crew lounge of the starship Enterprise. She was also the first person to scale Mount Everest to its summit. (Writer’s note: The one-hundred-plus publication credits are true, but some or all of the other stuff may be fictional.)

Ryan Benson previously found employment as a professor in Boston, MA. He now resides outside of Atlanta, GA with his wife. He hopes to one day complete a novel, but until then he keeps himself busy writing short fiction stories. Suspense Magazine, Short Fiction Break, The Sirens Call, Martian, Trembling with Fear, and The Collapsar Directive (Zombie Pirate Publishing) have published Ryan’s work. Twitter: @RyanWBenson

Charita Gil lives and writes in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, but she came from the provinces—Samar Island. She studied AB Journalism at the University of Eastern Philippines, but instead she writes fiction and poetry and works as a web content editor. Quite introverted, although the youngest of 11 children in the Merino family.
As an AB Journalism undergraduate, she published news articles at The Manila Times, the oldest newspaper in the Philippines, where she had her internship. Her first-ever romantic fiction was published by My Special Valentine in 2011. Her fiction has recently been published by 101 Words and The /tƐmz/ Review. She is currently studying Spanish at Instituto Cervantes de Manila.

In her free time, she sings French and Spanish in the bathroom, and Céline Dion and Thalia are her forever idols. Besides writing short fiction and poetry, she loves to stay at home watching historical TV series and Korean dramas.

Check out her tweets at @Charita_Gil, her usually funny posts at her Facebook page, and her blog posts at

Christopher L Malone is a Maryland writer and musician who likes to spend time with family and friends when he isn’t busy teaching or writing. His first novel, Hangdog, was released in late 2017, and is available on Amazon. Visit his facebook page at and follow him on Twitter @CLMalone84.

Ashley N. Melucci grew up on Long Island, New York. After attaining her BA in Cultural Anthropology from CUNY Hunter College, she moved to Prague, Czechia where she taught English for two years. Currently, she is working towards an MA in Anthropological Research through The University of Manchester. Her stories can be found in magazines such as Typehouse Literary Magazine, The Fiction Pool, and Novelty Magazine.

Jim Strahle, creator of Straylee’s Bailiwick based his family oriented cartoons on his own family. It was his hope that because ‘Strahle’ and ‘Baili’-wick rhymes, it would help people correctly pronounce his name by spelling it phonetically. It didn’t always work. He was once introduced as the creator of Strawls Bawliwick. The cartoons began in a small Kansas newspaper. Over the years he has updated the cartoons, removing the old CRT TVs and telephones hung on the wall and adding color. He also teaches classes for grade school and middle school students allowing them to create their first cartoon strip or book.  

I was once asked by a student if the cartoons made me rich. I responded, “Well if you mean monetarily, no. But to create something that makes people smile, it doesn’t get any richer than that.”

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