Contributors

Daphne Buter lives and works and makes the best of it in the Netherlands.
She’s a writer of fiction and her books are published by the publishing house De Bezige Bij in Amsterdam. As a graphic designer she worked for Elsevier Science Publisher. She worked for eight years as a creative assistant at Joop Geesink’s Dollywood animation film studio, in the Netherlands. Currently she works as an illustrator for two small newspapers for annoying smart children in Holland, published by an organization called LICH. She is a painter who doesn’t paint anymore since she’s a writer. She hasn’t worked anywhere as a photographer—she just likes to shoot pictures, maybe because her father was a professional photographer. The Internet made it possible for Daphne to work with FRiGG.

Myfanwy Collins is a freelance writer who lives in the woods with her husband and her dog. Please visit her at: http://www.myfanwycollins.com

Louie Crew is the author of 1,565 publications. He is a native of Anniston, Alabama. He and his husband of 30 years now live in New Jersey, where Crew is an emeritus professor of English at Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey.
Alison Eastley lives on a small southern island with her husband and two sons. In a male-dominated household, she holds her ground well and continues to write as whim dictates. Her work can be found in Snow Monkey, The Adirondack Review, Maverick Magazine, Taint, Ibodi, and many other fine journals.
A critic wrote recently about one of Sean Farragher’s poems: “... it’s erotic, psychopathic, and poetic.”  Bill Beaver, editor of Valley Fever, in his review of Taxi Murders, Sean Farragher’s hyperfiction opus: “Sean is an original, an author who has entered the field of hyperfiction on his own without much of the conceptual baggage that is floating around.”  Sean Farragher’s prose and poetry can be read at his web site: http://seanfarragher.com 
Kathy Fish lives and writes in Colorado. She writes and publishes mostly flash fiction, but is currently at work on her first novel.
Elizabeth P. Glixman’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are online at storySouth, 3 AM Magazine, and in Tough Times Companion, a print publication of the Institute on Violence and Survival at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Recent poetry is also included in the forthcoming premiere print edition of the poetry journal Wicked Alice, and in Women of the Web: Anthology of Poems (Little Poem Press). Elizabeth has a BFA in studio arts and a master’s degree in education. She has completed a book of poems.

Richard Grayson is the author of several books of short stories, including With Hitler in New York (1979), Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog (1982), I Survived Caracas Traffic (1996), and The Silicon Valley Diet (2000). He works in legal education and recently qualified as the Democratic write-in candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s Fourth Congressional District. His website is http://richardgrayson.com

Steve Hansen lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his pregnant wife, Pam; two dogs, Boo Boo and Daisee; his rat, Tif; and his as yet unnamed and unborn baby. (If it’s a boy he wants it to be Douglas MacArthur Hansen. If it’s a girl he wants it to be Brigitte Bardot Hansen.) He’s been published in FRiGG, Muse Apprentice Guild, and Samsara Quarterly.
Iskandar Kley is a Dutch photographer who lives in Amsterdam. In his childhood he enjoyed books from his father, with black and white pictures by a few famous photographers. His favorite camera is the Leica Rangefinder. He’s inspired by Robert Doiseau, Marc Riboud, Eugene Smith, Ed van de Elsken and Vojta Dukat. Iskandar Kley has a permanent exposition of his work in the Amsterdamse AMC and in Enschede. In 1994 he was the first prize winner of the Dutch Picture Trophy (De Nederlandse Foto trofee).
Nance Knauer doesn’t know the exact latitude, but she lives north of the equator and south of Canada. Her work has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Word Riot, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Seven Seas Magazine. She is a member of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and the editorial staff at SmokeLong currently allows her to work with them. This keeps her busy and gives her an excuse to put off her own writing projects.
my name’s Delphine Lecompte,i thank my french name to my father who hails from lille,i’m 23 years old (born 22nd january 1981),was born in east london,am an expat now though as i fell in love with a flemish singer/songwriter five years ago and moved to his home country dreary belgium,we are no longer together.i stack milk bottles for a living.i’m an orphan.adopt me.
Lyn Lifshin has published more than 100 books of poetry, won awards for her nonfiction, and edited four anthologies of women’s writing. Her poems have appeared in most literary and poetry magazines and she is the subject of an award-winning documentary film, “Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass,” available from Women Make Movies. For interviews, photographs, more bio material, reviews, interviews, prose, samples of work and more, her web site is www.lynlifshin.com
S. Ramos O’Briant spent several years working successfully as an executive recruiter. She quit the headhunting business and returned to her original ambition of writing a novel. The Sandoval Chronicles: The Secret of Old Blood is the result. Excerpts from the novel have been published by La Herencia, latinola.com, and The Copperfield Review. Her fiction has appeared in the print magazines Whistling Shade, AIM Magazine, Ink Pot, and NFG, and online at Flashquake, Cafe Irreal, and insolent rudder. Her short stories have been anthologized in Best Lesbian Love Stories of 2004 and Hell Hath No Fury (summer 2004).
Matt St. Amand’s mother’s family originates from County Kildare, Ireland, and his father’s family is named after St. Amand, patron saint of bartenders, beer makers, vintners, and wait staff. He has been writing for 15 years, and his work has appeared in The Toronto Review, Eyeshot, Pindeldyboz, FRiGG, and Opium. His first book is a collection of short fiction titled As My Sparks Fly Upward, which is being rereleased by Murphy’s Law Press. He lives in Ontario, Canada, with his wife who is a visual artist and photographer. His collection of poetry, Forever & a Day, is now available from Murphy’s Law Press and his novel, The Devil Wouldn’t Kill a Bad Thing, is forthcoming in the fall.
Maryanne Stahl lives in Thunderbolt, Georgia, with her best friends: one man, one dog, and two cats. At the moment, several bird acquaintances are nesting in ferns on her porch. She has published two novels, Forgive the Moon and The Opposite Shore. Her children's story, “Where Do Cats Go?” won the Spirit of Moondance Award at the 2004 Moondance Film Festival; her short story “Angel of Mercy” was a finalist. Stahl received a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award for Forgive the Moon, which was recently released in mass market paperback. (About Forgive the Moon: “This incredible cast of characters is familiar and captivating; you can’t help but want to tag along on their journeys of the heart...Stahl reminds us that life—and what one makes of it—is in the details.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Salem Falls)
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