Internationally known as a men's fashion and style writer, Bruce turns his wit and wisdom to jazz, blues and early R&B.
Harper St. Clair writes spiritual mysteries under the desert moon of Arizona and believes in the magic that comes from sharing our speres of influence with each other.
Emily K. Whiting is co-founder and Hope Director of Charlotte's Hope Foundation, Inc. She lives in Ohio with her husband, Dan, their three children, and possibly the largest, most loving extended family in the world.
Linda J.Mancinelli is a hospice and palliative care nurse. She has devoted over 30 years to the care of terminally ill patients and their families. She believes educating the public on end of life care is a much needed subject. To that end, she has spoken to civic organizations, service clubs and local community colleges about hospice care. Her philosophy maintains that every dying person, is entitled to die with dignity and the best pain and symptom management possible. Likewise, that their families feel supported and knowledgeable in the care of their loved ones, as they take that final journey to the dying process.
Pennsylvania native Laura Libricz earned a BA in German at The College of New Paltz, NY in 1991 and moved to Germany, where she resides today. When she isn’t writing she can be found sifting through city archives, picking through castle ruins or aiding the steady flood of musical instruments into the world market. A fascination with the country’s history has led her to recreate the 17th century for English speaking readers in the historical novel series Heaven’s Pond. The Master and the Maid is the first book in the series. The Soldier’s Return is the second.
Larry Neff's wry, sardonic, and deeply humane voice brings a forgotten era back to life. His memories of the many jobs he performed at Bethlehem Steel are remarkably vivid, especially as he recounts the wild and dangerous work of "the Steel's" renegade riggers. From the waning days of the Vietnam era to the waning days of a powerful American industry, Neff's Rigger recreates a world that many have forgotten, with deep affection for the men and women who performed the treacherous, back-breaking work of making steel. His book is a gift to his union "brothers and sisters," and to all of us who've stared at those long-quiet stacks and wondered what it must have been like to work, day to day, in the midst of them. Joyce Hinnefeld, Chair English Dept of Moravian College.
Nicholas DiGiovanni is a fiction writer, essayist and award-winning journalist. He is a five-time recipient of fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His essay collection, 'Man Has Premonition of Own Death,' was inspired by he strange tale of his great-uncle, a 23-year-old carpet-mill worker, in the 1920s -- and by the author's own sudden encounter with serious illness. DiGiovanni grew up in Yonkers, NY. He is missed.
At the age of four Paul took his first airplane ride in a 1929 Ford Trimotor, made of corrugated aluminum and lovingly nicknamed the “Tin Goose.” From then on, Paul was hooked on airplanes, learning to fly before he could drive. Paul is a native of Northern Ohio. Graduated University of Akron, 1963, M.A. American History specializing in Native American Culture and Colonial American History.
In 1967, Paul was hired as a pilot with Eastern Airlines and flew as a captain, flight instructor, and check-airman until they ceased operations in 1991. He flew as an international airline captain with four other airlines including USAfrica Airways which was headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
In 1996 Paul was hired as a major air carrier investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board and in 1998 he was promoted to his present position as the chief of the operational factors division at the NTSB.
Paul has been married to Sally Misencik since 1963, and they live in Reston, Virginia.
Vincent Francone was born in 1971. A veteran of the legendary Aspidistra Bookshop, he spent years as an autodidact before earning a BA from Roosevelt University, where he now teaches first year composition and the occasional literature class, and an MA from Northwestern University. His work has been published in Rhino, New City, Akashic, and The Oklahoma Review among other journals, and he won first place in the 2009 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition. He lives in Chicago with his wife and his Chihuahua, Haruki.
Pat was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, but doesn’t consider living there for 10 weeks in infancy enough to call it home. She hails from Bethlehem, Pa, where she was raised and which she does call home. She graduated from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and practiced her craft there and at several hospitals in NC, to where she and her family moved in 1990. During one of her stints in an ER, she became a Forensic Nurse Examiner, AKA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, which spawned her interest in the topic of this book. After 46 years in her chosen profession, she retired from nursing and was finally able to pursue her dream of writing. She has published two children’s books, “The Giggle Box”, and “The Town of Alpaca, the latter of which won third place in the Children’s Storybook Fiction category at the CIPA EVVY awards in 2019. She has written health columns for newspapers and has done freelance writing projects. Currently she is writing kindergarten curriculum for a private school in Hong Kong that is teaching children to speak the English language. You can find her on her website at https://www.facebook.com/PatSchochAuthor/, and on her Wordpress blog at https://wordpress.com/view/patricschrn.wordpress.com, where she writes on a variety of topics. She also threw a Real Estate License in there, somewhere.
Pat is a wife, mother of four, grandmother of five, and mom to one large fur-baby, a Native American Shepherd. Besides Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she and her family have lived in Durham, Rocky Mount, and Cary, all in North Carolina, and currently reside in Wake Forest, NC. k.
Fanny Barry is a native of Boston, Massachusetts who moved to Tulum Mexico after surviving breast cancer. She is a writer, artist, engineer, and yoga teacher who moved to Tulum to build her life's dream against some fairly steep odds. She blogs at her website and has written emotional support booklets for breast cancer patients called, I Wish I Knew... LOOK FOR FANNY'S NEW BOOK, ECO-WOMAN, DUE OUT THIS OCTOBER
Marine, social worker, carpet layer, janitor, bartender, race horse trainer, and college professor, McGarrah now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia. Jim McGarrah's poems, essays, appear frequently in literary journals such as The American Poetry Journal, Bayou Magazine, Cincinnati Review, Connecticut Review, and North American Review. He is an award-winning poet and author of four books of poetry: Running the Voodoo Down (Elixir Press, 2003); When the Stars Go Dark (Main Street Rag, 2009); Breakfast at Denny's (Ink Brush Press, 2013) and the Truth About Mangoes (Lamar University Press, 2016). His memoir of war, A Temporary Sort of Peace(Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007) won the national Eric Hoffer Legacy Non-Fiction Award, and the sequel, The End of an Era, was published in 2011. He is editor, along with Tom Watson, of the anthology Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana and the former managing editor of Southern Indiana Review.
Billy Ehrlacher obtained a bachelor's degree in theatre from DeSales University. Billy has performed all over the Lehigh Valley as well as in New York City. He has performed his well received cabaret act at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, Don't Tell Mama, and The Laurie Beechman Theatre all in New York City. He is presently working on developing two web soap operas: The Neighborhood and Dumpster City. Billy Ehrlacher resides in Allentown,PA
Jeff Trapani was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has spent nearly half a century exploring the woods, fields, and waterways throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Northwestern NJ in an effort to connect with and gain a greater understanding of the natural world, and man's place within it.
Alessandra was born in 1969 in Arezzo -Tuscany. In spring 2001 she started her own business, the best in the world: she rents her family villa in the Tuscan countryside where she hosts guests from all around the world! She has a degree in political science and studied racial discrimination in the USA, particularly Supreme Court's decisions.
She is married to Massimo Boncompagni and they have 2 children: Federico 12 years old, and Elena 8 years old.
Joe Taleroski is thrilled to be working with Bathsheba Monk to keep Swanson Herbinko in mysterious circumstances. A native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, these days you can find him mining for story ideas on the outskirts of Philadelphia, where he lives with his beautiful wife, Andrea. His hellaciously creative writing has appeared in print, online, and on stage, comprising prose, poetry, comedy, drama, and the occasional X-rated text message. Joe has (allegedly) never flunked a BuzzFeed quiz, nor lost a two-player game on the classic 1980s arcade shooter Galaga. Please direct all challenges to www.joetaleroski.com -
Paul is the author of the #1 kindle bestselling book, Last Call: My Mother's Descent into Darkness. He is a Princeton grad and the editor-in-chief at Blue Heron Book Works.
Find out more about Lynnie at her website.
Six time Obie winner, Jeff Weiss, is the epitome of East Village theatre in the 60s and 70s. His play cycle, "...and that's how the rent gets paid" is an icon of revolutionary gay theater. He is missed
Richard Martinez is the impresario of the off off broadway theater company, Good Medicine and Company. A painter, composer, as well as playwright, he is the engine that propelled his life-long partner, Jeff Weiss, into the exciting world of underground art and helped keep him sane. He is missed
Dale is literally a tinker, tailor, soldier and spy. He has been involved in adventures all around the world, before landing a gig as head cameraman at a big TV station, and then losing that due to anger management issues and finding himself on the street.
Better known as Nate the Mime. Nate has been to hell and back, dancing all the way. In "The Mime Speaks" Nate inspires with his tale of surviving, then thriving.
Keenan Hudson shares his remarkable life, From There to Here, with his readers and his fans.
Frank Demilt is a 27-year-old graduate of the Ithaca College Roy Park School of Communications. With 8 years in the music industry, he has collaborated with numerous Grammy-Award & Emmy-Award nominated/winning artists and producers. Now working as the Head of Artist Development/A&R for the award-winning publishing company Water Music, he is grooming the next generation of artists for success in the business. "Blueprint," a bible for success in the seemingly inaccessable music industry, is Frank's first book.
Rose Ellen Moore is the owner of RC Moore Vintage and Millinery in Hellertown, PA. She designs costumes for strippers, drag queens, performers and people who just want to look stylish while looking unique.
I am a Latina Lesbian woman. I was told at the age of 11 that I was born in a “Lucky Bag” a Caul. The doctors said to my mother if I saw sprits not to think I was crazy that yes indeed I had the abilities to interact with them. I was 5 years of age when I experienced my first spirit. Mrs. Judge, the woman I came to adopt as my granny. Somehow a paintbrush excited my curiosity and behold I could actually paint something that had substance. Then music and lyrics became my saving Grace as I was locked up. But, too lazy to learn to play an instrument, I depended on my singing voice only. Never took a class up until three years ago and what a mistake that was. Unfortunately, the instructor focused on me singing Opera . Don’t get me wrong I love Opera but just could not allow Marilyn to come out and play. I’m a mezzo Soprano and can reach some high notes but no I could not see myself singing Opera. I stuck more to the Stylistics, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Micheal Jackson , and some Fania,Latin songs that were classics. That was the era I grew up in. I visited Europe for the first time at 60. I loved it so much ! I plan to visit again real soon. I joined the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in 2010. Over the years I’ve performed on many different stages across the U.S.. I performed at the MGM theater in Las Vegas and even at Ruth Eckerd Hall in ClearWater Fla. I was Born in NYC at Womans Hospital on 7/29/195. At the age of six I was a Tom boy by the age of 13 I had a square back and no one could convince me that I was a girl! I felt totally different inside! Allow me to take you along these memories with me. I am hopeful that these memoirs will serve as an instrument of hope,resilience, understanding, forgiveness and empowerment. My greatest achievement in life were serving my country and making OCHA! That means becoming a Yoruba Priestess. But, ever much more than that, I have been honored every single time I have sung. I use to sing down in the tunnels of of our subways. I served my country with pride and honor, but also, I ate out of garbage cans. I became homeless, an addict, a convict, w here once I was a Drill Sargent, Correctional Officer, Mortician, and a tractor trailer operator..... thank god for second chances . I dedicate this book to my family and friends but a special thanks goes out to every single person who took a chance on me and believed in me .