Jasmine H. Wade is an award-winning writer obsessed with the ridiculous, and oftentimes traumatic, trials of growing up. She is a member of the AfroSurreal Writers Workshop and her short stories have appeared in a number of journals.
Nicolee McMahon, Roshi, is a Dharma heir of Zen Master Taizan Maezumi, Roshi. She is co-founder of the Three Treasures Zen Community in San Diego, California. She has been creative throughout her life, and after an unusual experience, she developed the Practice of Immediacy in the Arts (PIA).
Rhode Island native Tim Baker moved to Florida in October 2006 and has been writing ever since. His first novel, Living the Dream, was released in 2009 and he has since completed eight more novels. He primarily writes fast-paced crime stories that take place in the seaside community of Flagler Beach, FL.
Janet Calhoun spent five years writing her memoir and another five years deciding whether or not to “stand naked” in public by publishing it. Hoping that one revelatory journey might add perspectives that would soften the journeys of others, “standing naked” won out.
Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and debuted as a writer in Sweden in the far-off era known as the 1980s. Since 1992 she lives in Canada, and is currently located just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog.