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Contributors

Jan Charone-Sossin has experience in clinical psychology. In her practice, Dr. Charone-Sossin specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with depression, autism, eating disorders, and disruptions in parent-child relationships. Her short stories have been published in Muse, The BellaOnline Literary Journal and the Icarus DownUnder Review. As a devoted reader and writer, she is fascinated by human complexities. All of her professional roles have informed her understanding of and sustained her curiosity about and respect for each person's uniqueness.

Michael Chin was born and raised in Utica, New York and writes and teaches in Corvallis, Oregon. He won the 2014 Jim Knudsen Editor’s Prize for Fiction from the University of New Orleans and has previously published fiction and poetry in over twenty journals, including Bayou Magazine, The Rappahannock Review, and The Pacific Review. Find him online here and on Twitter @miketchin.

Shawn Cowling writes shorts stories and genre fiction for fun and corporate training manuals for pay. When not writing, he's chasing around his two young sons and making bad puns. You can find him online at his blog, or on Facebook.

J. Todd Cumming is an aspiring writer and game enthusiast. He lives in Idaho with his wife, three kids, two neurotic dogs, and several cats. His prior works include articles appearing in gaming magazines Shadis and Knights of the Dinner Table. A dedicated Mac user and gamer, he also has served as a beta tester for Seattle-based Spiderweb Software.  He can be found on-line at his blog, "Writing From Idaho." J. Todd Cumming serves as a regular reviewer and contributing editor for the gaming Web site Christ Centered Gamer. Although he has written several novels, he has yet to see one published. He hopes that changes soon.

Lewis Dakin is an artist currently residing in Australia. He is an aspiring author in his final year of high school, .

Sally Deskins is an artist and writer focusing on the perspectives of women in art. Her art and writing has been published nationally; her art has been exhibiting nationally in galleries in Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles among others. She created art for Intimates and Fools (2014, with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman) which won the Nebraska Honor Award for illustration and design. She will display work from her second collaborative book, Leaves of Absence (2016, poetry by Wiseman, Red Dashboard Books) this fall in Pittsburgh. She is founding curator of Les Femmes Folles, a journal supporting women in art. You can visit her on Tumblr and follow her on Twitter @lffsallydeskins.

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