Fred Beauford is the author of seven novels and a collection of essays. He is also the founder of the Neworld Review. Photo by Kara Fox.
Dr. Owen Brown secured his doctorate from Binghamton University Department of Sociology. Dr. Brown's area of specialization is Economic-Sociology. Prior to joining the faculty of Medgar Evers College, Dr. Brown taught at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently and Associate Professor and Deputy Chairperson of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Medgar Evers College
Loretta H. Campbell is a freelance writer and an adjunct professor of English at Touro College, NYC. She is a proud member of the National Writers Union.
A professional Field Engineer, Michael left his profession to pursue his lifelong passion for writing. He finished his first novel, Dreamphoric Slumber and is currently editing his second novel and writing his first screenplay.
Sally Cobau's work has appeared in Room Magazine and The Sun. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana. For several years she worked as an artist-in-residence and traveled throughout Montana, Idaho, and South Dakota. Now she lives and writes in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband and three children.
Having recently completed a book of photographs of her 'biting' Doberman, Kara's passion is wrapped up in glamourproject. She and her partner visit shelters for the homeless, facilities for our veterans, families of veterans and children who are abused or neglected. They glamorize their subjects with make-up, furs and jewelry. The participants are given a photo of their day of beauty. This is an opportunity for those who have forgotten...that they are beautiful!
You may also see her work at Karasbest.
Brenda M. Greene is a professor of English and the executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Greene has been holding the National Black Writers Conferences (NBWCs) at Medgar Evers College since 1986. Since the center's inception in 2003, Greene has directed four NBWC conferences and serves as project director for several literary programs, providing high-school students with access to the black literary arts.
Greene hosts the weekly radio program, Writers on Writing, which features writers from the African diaspora discussing their work and their lives. The show airs on WNYE, 91.5 F.M
STEVEN PAUL LEIVA is a writer who lives in Los Angeles. His play, Made on the Moon, had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been performed in America by such actors as Paul Provenza, Robert Picardo and John Billingley.
His novel, Blood is Pretty: the First Fixxer Adventure, a satiric thriller, was followed by Hollywood is An All Volunteer Army, not surprisingly the second Fixxer Adventure.
Leiva's most recent novel, a science fiction satire on man's place in the universe, is Traveling in Space ., and his book of essays on his friend, the late Ray Bradbury, Searching for Ray Bradbury, will be published in Spring 2013.
He has written essays and commentaries for the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and KCET.org among other publications.
Leiva’s books can be found in print, digital, and audiobook editions on Amazon.com
Amanda Martin was born and raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of a writer. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she returned to LA and has spent many years working in the entertainment industry in various capacities, including script reading. She currently works for the public television station KCET.
She will be a member of a panel on Chicago writers at the 2012 NCTE being held in Chicago.
Madeleine Mysko is a poet, essayist, and author of the novel, Bringing Vincent Home (Plain View Press, 2007). She teaches creative writing in the Advanced Academic Programs of The Johns Hopkins University. A registered nurse, she serves as coordinator of the "Reflections" column for American Journal of Nursing.
James is the director of a mental health recovery program on Cape Cod during the day and a blues musician by night. A reviewer of fiction and theatre, he is also a writer of songs, short fiction and three screen-plays.
Since moving to a pristine setting in mountains above Denver, CO, Barbara Snow has re-engaged her Wild Child and deepened and expanded her writing. Current projects include her book of poetry, The Phoenix Spring, an expanded edition of The Sudden Caregiver: Surrendering to Enlightenment, and her new blog: StoryMaking: The Art of Shift Reality. See www.barbarasno w.com
Sarah Vogelsong is a freelance writer and editor currently based in Richmond, VA. Her editorial work is primarily scholarly and deals with the fields of political science, politics, and education. She also writes for several other publications and websites, including (most recently) the Washington Independent Review of Books, and is developing a blog about voting rights in Washington, DC.