Judith Roney’s fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. Most recently, her chapbook Waiting for Rain received an honorable mention from Two Sylvias Press and Field Guide for a Human was a 2015 finalist in the Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest. Her poetry collection According to the Gospel of Haunted Women received the 2015 Pioneer Prize. She confesses to an obsession with the archaic and misunderstood, dead relatives, and collects vintage religious artifacts and creepy dolls. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida, where she’s a poetry reader for The Florida Review. Additionally, Roney is a teaching artist for The Poetry Barn in West Hurley, New York.
Stephanie is a writer, mother of butterflies, succulent enthusiast, and warden of two feral children. Her academic research has appeared in Journal of Florida Literature, and her fiction in various publications, online and in print. Additionally, she may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the work of Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, Jamaica Kincaid, and Nikki Giovanni. She currently lives in Florida with her family, a Great Dane named Nickel, and some other living things. When Stephanie’s head isn’t in a book or her hands aren’t in her garden, she spends her spare time telling stories on porches.
Kristin is a Miami-based Jersey girl who spends time perfecting the art of sarcasm, binge watching, and concert-going. She is a published poet with a BA in English & Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her passions include reading, writing, music and pop culture. When she’s not living in the pages of a book or spending time with her niece, you can find her reviewing TV shows, movies, and music on her blog, According to Kristin. Her favorite authors are David Sedaris, Rupi Kaur, Kate Chopin and Maya Angelou.
Rosa was born in Bani, Dominican Republic. A few years later she took a plane to NYC. On that plane she had her first peanut butter sandwich and knew then that life would never be the same. She spent the rest of her childhood in the city, running through fire hydrants in the summer and thinking twice about picking up yellow snow in the winter. Rosa battled her hair for four years in high school and then later earned a BA in History and English Literature from Pine Manor College. These days she is teaching Language Arts in Florida, killing house plants, botching sewing projects, and making everyone fat with her baking.