AGYANI tries to make others listen, think, and smile and feels that a point can best be driven home through humor. Through his works, he tries to highlight the nuances about people around us which we tend to miss out on.
AMITTRAS PAL is an amateur writer trying to make sense of the universe within in his own way, a little music, and a lot of jumbled words.
Blog: The Universe Within at http://www.vastnesswithin.wordpress.com
ROBERT “BOBBY” BLADE is a resident of Southern California, his career as a draftsman has spanned over 14 years, working for several architectural firms throughout the Los Angeles area. His love of writing came early on, inspired to write stories from watching thought-provoking shows like The Twilight Zone. He is a fan of authors like Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, and Stephen King. In recent years, he has taken writing seriously and hopes to develop his craft and be considered a true writer of fiction.
BRAEDEN MICHAELS is an American author and creator of Deconstructive Literature. He has been published in Static Dreams volume 1 and The Poets Symphony. He has released several poetry books including The Raven’s Poison and Stella Walker’s Acquaintances, both available on Amazon and Kindle.
Blog: Storm of Ink at braedenmichaels.com
BRANDON WHITE is a poet, songwriter, proud husband and father of twins from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Brandon has released multiple EPs and albums (all available on your favorite streaming service) and released his debut poetry collection, The Year That Stole the Light Away, in May 2020.
CANDICE LOUISA DAQUIN, French-American editor and writer, was lead editor of SMITTEN, a collection of love poetry by women for women, co-editor of We Will Not Be Silenced, an anthology of poetry inspired by the #metoo movement and is the author of five collections of her own poetry. Her work can be found in bookstores and online.
CASSA BASSA is a China-born Australian poet who works with the poor and homeless in Australia which gives her a special insight into those that suffer. An inquisitive writer that was a bit of a misfit as a child, she has blossomed into her writing.
Blog: Flicker of Thoughts at https://flickerofthoughts.com/
CHRIS NELSON was born in a small town in the east of England but grew up in Birmingham. After leaving school he studied computing at what was then Wolverhampton Polytechnic, before deciding that it was not a career path he wanted to follow. He retrained as a teacher and has taught in a primary school in Dudley since the mid-1980s. He lives in Stourbridge with his wife and two children.
CHRISTOPHER ALLEN WALDROP is a library assistant. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and multiple Dalmatians, although he can occasionally be found in other places and sometimes nowhere at all. An avid collector of graffiti among other things, he’s written art criticism for a local publication.
Blog: Freethinkers Anonymous at http://freethinkersanonymous.com/
DARREN DIARMUID is a writer from Ireland. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of dark poetry. His style blends raw emotion into surreal imagery.
EMJE MCCARTY has been writing, drawing, and trying to figure out how to save the world for as long as she can remember and will continue to do so. She lives in the driftless region of Wisconsin with her four feral kids and a half-trained dog.
Blog: Quixotic Mama at http://www.quixoticmama.com
GARY BRADSHAW is a Bejing-based international school educator, poet, and writer. Having spent most of his life moving from country to country, ‘place’ often features heavily in his work. He is currently working on a collection of poetry inspired by his time in China.
Blog: ChocolateSquid at https://chocolatesquid.wordpress.com
HIDDEN BEAR is a Mechoopda poet and author originally from Northern California where his tribe is based but currently living in North Carolina. After self-publishing his book Moleskine on a Coffee Table he transitioned to writing on his blog about his experience reclaiming the culture of his tribe. Growing up without his traditional culture he has been using poetry to connect to the culture, art, and spirit of his people.
Blog: Hidden Bear at http://www.hiddenbearpoet.com
J MATTHEW WATERS was born in Rock Island, Illinois in 1961 and grew up across the Mississippi in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1984 with a BA in English. You can find his work at Amazon, on his poetry blog, and on Twitter.
Blog: Jdubqca at http://www.jdubqca.com
Instagram & Twitter: @jdubqca
JAMILA WARDAK is a twice published poet and public relations student at California State University, Long Beach with a passion for beauty and poetry. Jamila is currently working on her own skincare line while managing her blog that focuses on beauty, poetry, and healing. Feel free to check out the sites or reach out to her on social media.
Blogs: jamilasbicycle.blog or jamilawardak.com
JANET SAWATSKY is a writer and photographer living on the left coast of Canada.
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JOANN L. BERG is a poet, writer, and amateur graphic designer. She lives in the midwest and enjoys its cooler weather.
LAUREN RYLANT is a bit of a poetry fanatic, a cat lover, and an introvert who craves social interaction when she’s not low on energy. On any given day you’ll find her writing with a cup of coffee or reading out on the porch swing enjoying the South Dakota weather.
LAYNE AMBROSE is a lover of many things… but most of all music, writing, and family…
Blog: Chewing On Glass at http://www.chewing-on-glass.com
L.E. ALEMAN is an artist and writer born and raised in Southern California. Her writing style is direct, unapologetic and satirical. Her themes shine a light on injustices and the responsibility we have as humans to make better choices. As a feminist and a vegan, she strives towards living a cruelty-free life. She is the mother of a grown son and lives happily with her husband of 28 years in Southern California.
LEON JONES truly is a Living Canvas. He loves art in all its forms, and skillfully employs it to convey beauty, challenge, evoke thought, express his faith and motivate. His goal is always to encourage and inspire others. Art is in his blood, and his being exudes and expresses it. If he’s not expressing himself through writing poetry, songs, and inspirational messages, he is doing so by singing and dancing like nobody’s watching. He also is a motivational Speaker for Disability Advocacy. In 2010, he was awarded Advocate of the Year and The Spirit of Detroit Award. Born in New Jersey, He now resides in Michigan. After being in multiple publications, he is currently working on his first book.
LOU RASMUS is a writer from Chicago. His work has been featured by Manic Raven Press, Untwine USA, Silverleaf Poetry, and his debut novel, DEAD RED FISH, is available on Amazon, along with his book of poetry, Grapefruit Juice. His third novel Primrose Isle is due out early 2021.
M ENNENBACH is a lot of things. Poet. Writer. Father. Fool. He writes from the heart and emotion that may be strange, raw, or disturbing. He is from Illinois but lives in Texas. His kids are the most important part of his life. His books Notches, Hunger on the Chisholm Trail, (un)poetic, and (un)fettered can be found at any major book seller.
Blog: Mike’s Manic Word Depot at http://www.mennenbach.com
-M. TAGGART is a loving father and husband. The small family lives on the side of a mountain in Maine. Matt graduated from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Matt has been published in Z Publishing House, Vita Brevis Press, Ephemeral Elegies, The Drable, Literary Yard, proletaria, and was nominated author of the moth of June 2018 on Spillwords Press NYC. His short story, “Bodies in the Basement” was nominated and elected publication of the year (non-poetic) on SpillWords NYC 2019. Two poems, “The Abandoned Dawn” and “The Birth”, have been published by Vita Brevis Press in its first poetry anthology, ‘Pain & Renewal’ (which reached #1 bestseller in its category).
MARK RYAN was born in Oxford, growing up in the shadow of the dreaming spires. He studied film at London Metropolitan University, graduating to M.A in Film Theory. His work leans, bends, and sways to the metaphysical and supernatural, with a tendency to dabble in the macabre.
Blog: Havoc and Consequence at http://www.havocandconsequence.wordpress.com
MARK TOWSE is an Englishman living in Australia. He would sell his soul to the devil or anyone buying if it meant he could write full-time. Alas, he left it very late to begin this journey, penning his first story since primary school at the ripe old age of 45. Since then, he’s been published in the likes of Flash Fiction Magazine, Cosmic Horror, Suspense Magazine, ParABnormal, Raconteur, and his work has also appeared three times on The No Sleep Podcast and many other excellent productions. His first collection, ‘Face the Music,’ has just been released by All Things That Matter Press and is available via Amazon, Dymocks, B&N, etc. Look out for Mark’s four novellas to be released this year, including the long-anticipated‘Nana’ from D&T Publishing.
Blog: Mark Towse blog at https://marktowsedarkfiction.wordpress.com/
MARK TULIN is a former family therapist who lives in Santa Barbara, California. A poetry publisher once likened his work to artist Edward Hopper on how he grasps unusual aspects of people and their lives. Mark has two poetry chapbooks: Magical Yogis and Awkward Grace available on Amazon. His upcoming book, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories will be published in August 2020.
Blog: Crow on the Wire at http://www.crowonthewire.com
ODY WEST started painting to combat depression. He has created a whole new style of art known as Rorschach Abstract.
PATRICK WALTS is the author of three books, Effugium: The Time Remaining, The Act of Laughing and Liberty. He’s currently writing a sequel to Effugium entitled Exsilium and an anthology of short stories entitled Grave Concerns. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife and their menagerie of spoiled, bratty animals.
Blog: Patrick Walts at http://www.patrickwaltsfiction.wordpress.com
PIANO GIRL is a wife, mom of three young adults, and an elementary music teacher. She is most at home when sitting at the piano. She enjoys writing honest, personal stories and reflections about life. Writing helps calm her sometimes over-thinking brain.
Blog: Piano Girl at http://www.pianogirlthoughts.com
REDCAT is a lifelong bookworm that thinks reading, writing poetry and prose, music and dance makes life worth living. She trained as a soloist, sang in several choirs, acted and danced all through childhood and adolescence. Originally from the deep woods, this fiery redhead now makes home in Stockholm, Sweden, where you might run into her dancing the night away in one of the city’s techno-clubs.
Blog: The World According to RedCat at http://www.redcat.wordpress.com
RIVER DIXON has unknowingly found himself trapped in the incessant heat and beauty of Arizona. It is here, along with his family, that he finds solace stringing together words in an attempt to find a structure or sequence that may one day makes sense of all this.
Blog: The Stories In Between at http://www.thestoriesinbetween.com
Website: Potter’s Grove Press at http://pottersgrovepress.com/
ROBERT BIRKHOFER is a writer, a dreamer, and a coffee drinker. He lives in sunny Arizona with his wife and their two cats. Visit Robert’s website to read more of his stories and for information on his other published works.
Blog: The Mad Puppeteer at http://www.themadpuppeteer.com
S J REIZLEIN lives in leafy Worcestershire, England. A fair amount of his time is spent reading, writing, traveling, and listening to music. He even finds time for exercise, on the odd occasion.
SAM “GOLDIE” KIRK, with a master’s degree in Global Business Management, is a full-time paper pusher living in the Northern Hemisphere. Sam always seeks writing opportunities – from being a writer for school papers, through an Assistant Editor-in-Chief position of a university magazine, to now being a blogger with over 2,000 followers. Sam is passionate about writing mystery, dark fiction, YA, and anything that involves a bit of psychology. Having lived on various continents, he likes to start discussions and explore diverse stories. Sam does his best writing on top of a mountain, by a river, or in the forest clearing. To stay golden, connect on Twitter or via his website.
Blog: One day at a time… at https://dailyflabbergast.wordpress.com/
SHANE WINDHAM is a full-time author, songwriter, YouTuber, and game designer. Learn more at shanewindham.com.
STEVEN BRYSON is a hobby artist and passionate about improving mental health after suffering a breakdown some time ago. He lives on the Isle of Wight in the UK with his wife and daughter.
Blog: Small Island Thinker at https://smallislandthinker.wordpress.com/
TJ is a Canadian blogger who primarily writes erotic musings, poetry, short stories, and dabbles in abstract art, using it as a vehicle for the exploration of her fetish with acrylic paint. She has been known to use various body parts as paintbrush, palette, and canvas. She talks to trees and wishes she had a pet snake…but will settle for a dog.
Blog: The Lustful Empress at http://www.thelustfulempress.blog
TRISTAN DRUE ROGERS has had his writing and poetry featured in literary magazines (such as Vamp Cat, Genre: Urban Arts, Weird Mask, and more), and horror anthologies (such as 100 Word Horrors Book 3 & 4 by KJK Publishing and Twenty Twenty by Black Hare Press). More recently, he has poetry featured in The Poets Symphony anthology released by Raw Earth Ink. No More Kings, a sci-fi lite political novella set in North Texas, will be released by Running Wild Press sometime in 2020. Tristan lives with his lovely wife Sarah and their son Rhett in Texas.
Blog: Tristan Drue Rogers at https://www.tristandrue.wordpress.com
VALENTINA SALDAÑA is an author, actress, and artist from Texas. You can connect with her and experience more of her creations at her blog. She is currently working on her first book of speculative fiction short stories.
Blog: Words Monsters Me at http://www.wordsmonstersme.wordpress.com