J. M. Allen is a 50+ year old, who recently started writing a bunch of rhyming poems. He is a long-time resident of Rochester, Minnesota.
Stephen Barile, a Fresno, California native, educated in the public schools, and attended Fresno City College, Fresno Pacific University, and California State University, Fresno. He studied poetry writing with famed poet, Maude Meehan, at University of California, Santa Cruz. He was a long-time member of the Fresno Poet’s Association. Barile taught writing and literature at Madera Community College, and CSU Fresno. He also taught poetry writing at branches of the Fresno County Library. He lives in Fresno. His poems have been published extensively, including in: Featured Poets, Santa Clara Review, Writer’s Club, Kathmandu Tribune, Tower Poetry, As It Ought To Be Magazine, Rue Scribe,Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Metafore Magazine, From Sac Literary Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, The Heartland Review, Rio Grande Review, The Broad River Review, The San Joaquin Review, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Pharos. Barile can be contacted at email@example.com.
Laura Becker is a senior art and design student at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Her work explores psychological, emotional, and philosophical reflections through the vehicles of digital mixed media, painting, and photo manipulation. She uses digital collage to fuse and blend elements of reality, experience, and perception to critique and analyze particular moods or ideations. She elevates these conceptual sentiments through energetic and intensive color, surrealism, psychedelia, abstraction, and poetic typography. When not working with digital or community arts, Laura practices writing, photography, and music production. Find more of her work at https://www.instagram.com/funkgodcreative
Marilyn Cavicchia lives in Chicago and is an editor at the American Bar Association as well as a freelance grantwriter. Her first (and thus far, only) chapbook, Secret Rivers, was published by Evening Street Press and received its Helen Kay Chapbook Prize. After many attempts to unlock this same kind of achievement again, Marilyn spent a few years mostly blogging poems at www.marilyncavicchia.com rather than entering them in contests or for publication. At the start of 2021, she didn’t quite make a New Year’s resolution, but she did renew her long-dormant Duotrope subscription, and her poems have since appeared in The Disappointed Housewife and BlueHouse Journal. Follow her on Twitter: @MarilynCavi.
Stan Charnofsky is a retired professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), where he taught for more than fifty years. In the 1950s Stan signed with the New York Yankees where he played in their farm system for six years. He later managed teams in Edmonton and St. Petersburg and then worked as the assistant coach at USC under the famous Rod Dedeaux, and Stan also served as head coach at CSUN from 1962-1966, with one championship team. Stan was inducted into the CSUN Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. This was followed, in 2018, by his induction into the USC Baseball Alumni Hall of Fame. Stan is the former President (and a current board member) of the National Association for Humanistic Psychology. In 2016, Stan received the Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN. Stan’s numerous publications include When Women Leave Men: How Men Feel, How Men Heal (New World Library) and The Deceived Society (Trafford). Stan resides in Northridge, California. Charlotte is his first novel with Hawkshaw Press. His second Charlotte novel, Accident is coming out in 2021. https://stanthemanwrites.com
Born and raised in Ireland, but resident in Brazil since 2000, Anthony Doyle works as a translator of fiction and nonfiction from Portuguese. He is the author of a children’s book, O Lago Secou, and the novel Hibernaculum, to be published by Out Of This World Press in 2022. Translated works include the novel There Were Many Horses, by Luiz Ruffato, and the nonfiction books Rio de Janeiro: Extreme City, by Luiz Eduardo Soares, and Ideas to Postpone the End of the World, by indigenous leader Ailton Krenak. http://www.anthony-doyle.com/
Robert Fleming lives in Lewes, DE, USA. He retired from writing television comedy and game shows to literary writing. Robert’s twists bring the reader to the limit to find truth. Listeners heard Robert reading his Beat-Poetry in May at They-Call-Me-Mitch, an online reading series in San Francisco, CA; in April his play the 8th wonder had a casted reading at the Playwright’s Collective; and he co-hosts a local artist share at the Lewes, DE library. Readers read his writing in publications in United States, Canada, and Australia. Robert is a repeat contributor to Local Gems Press, Radical Fairy Diary, Devil’s Party Press, Failed-Haiku, Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild, Spilled-Ink Virginia, and Camp Rehoboth art shows. This summer Robert will apply for an emerging artist grant with the Delaware Division of the Arts. His poetry and word-art will be in Ethel Zine and Failbetter. Follow Robert at https://www.facebook.com/robert.fleming.5030.
R. David Fulcher is an author of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and poetry. Major literary influences include H.P. Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe, Fritz Lieber, and Stephen King. Fulcher’s first novel, a historical drama set in World War II, Trains to Nowhere, and his second novel, a collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories, Blood Spiders and Dark Moon, are both available from authorhouse.com and Amazon. Fulcher’s work has appeared in numerous small press publications including Lovecraft’s Mystery Magazine, Black Satellite, The Martian Wave, Burning Sky, Shadowlands, Twilight Showcase, Heliocentric Net, Gateways, Weird Times, Freaky Frights and the anthologies Dimensions and Silken Ropes. Fulcher’s work can also be found in the DPP collection HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019, available at Amazon and at the DPP online store. A passion for the written word has also inspired Fulcher to edit and publish the literary magazine, Samsara (samsaramagazine.net), which has showcased writers and poets for over a decade. Fulcher resides in Ashburn, Virginia, with his wife Lisa, and their rambunctious cats. Read his serialized horror here.
Morgan Golladay has been intrigued with words all her life. Her poetry reflects this, and she uses illusion and allusion in her writing. Much of her work focuses on her native Shenandoah Valley, as well as coastal Delaware.
Golladay has worked with non-profits as a volunteer and staff member, been a librarian, a blood donor recruiter, and a customer service and purchasing agent for a residential water-well wholesaler. Her watercolor and acrylic-collage paintings have won awards, and she is currently President of the Mispillion Art League in Milford, DE, where she currently lives. An emerging poet, her work has been published in the Broadkill Review.
Greg Hill is a poet and adjunct professor of English in West Hartford, Connecticut. His work has appeared in Pioneertown, Cheap Pop, Past Ten, Atlas and Alice, Six Sentences, the Penteract Press anthology Myth & Metamorphosis, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MALS degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. In the free time afforded to a father of three young girls, he experiments with composing music for piano using cryptographic constraints. Twitter: @PrimeArepo. Facebook: /gregjhill. Website: https://www.gregjhill.com.
Jen Mierisch writes humor, horror, and stories that are a bit of both. Her work has appeared in Horla, Fudoki Magazine, Fiction on the Web, Little Old Lady Comedy, and elsewhere. She lives just outside Chicago, USA, with two kids, one husband, a dog, a cat, and an incorrigible chinchilla. Read more at www.jenmierisch.com.
Before founding DPP as its publisher and editor, Dianne Pearce established The Milton Workshop in 2015. It happened that the workshop, luckily, attracted very talented writers, who all happened to be over the age of 40. Pearce realized, after much frustration among the group, that something should be done to help mature authors get a leg-up in publishing, and the idea for DPP was born. The Milton Workshop is still going strong and meets bi-weekly at Pearce’s house when there is no pandemic, and via virtual means when there is a pandemic. “Pandemic or not, we meet, and we write. The motto of the group is ‘Finish your damn novel!’ Have you finished yours yet?” A graduate of both the West Chester University and Vermont College writing programs, Pearce has taught writing of all kinds in DE, CA, PA, and MD. Pearce has edited, for friends and as a work for hire, many books that have gone on to finally reach publication. She has also done both writing and advocacy for causes close to her heart, among them adoption and animals. She considers herself a card-carrying feminist and PFLAG. Read Pearce’s blog here.
Darrell Petska, a retired editor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, publishes fiction, poetry and non-fiction. View his work in Nixes Mate Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Flash Frontier and widely elsewhere.(conservancies.wordpress.com). Living near Madison, Wisconsin, Darrell is a father of five, grandfather of five, and a husband of more than 50 years.
Steve Saulsbury writes from Maryland’s Eastern Shore. When asked who his writing might appeal to, the answer was readers of both Anne Tyler and T. Coraghessan Boyle. His flash fiction, “Quicksilver,” will be published in an upcoming issue of Thimble Literary Magazine. Previously, he has been published in MudRoom and U-Rights Magazine. In addition to writing, Steve enjoys shaking loose ideas on the occasional 5-mile run. He spends free weekends exploring with his wife Cathy and dog Zeus, and visiting his grandson.
Carrie Sz Keane studied journalism and English at the University of Maryland. She later apprenticed as a midwife in rural Appalachia in Kentucky before studying nurse-midwifery at Yale University. While at Yale, Keane was awarded a humanities honor in creative writing for her piece entitled “Modern Nurse Nancy,” a story about working night shifts as a new nurse on a postpartum unit, which was later published in a Canadian nursing textbook. Upon graduating in 2004, Keane began journaling and writing the stories of her work as a midwife. She is actively writing a journalistic memoir of her career. Keane works at an active obstetrics and gynecology practice in Delaware as a sexual health clinician providing prenatal care, contraception, annual examinations, STD screenings, and birth support for females. Her stories and essays, which have been published in anthologies by Devil’s Party Press, focus on maternal health in America and her role as a witness on the front lines of female healthcare. Keane’s work has appeared in the DPP anthologies SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, AURORA, and SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, WHAT SORT OF FUCKERY IS THIS?, and HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019, available at Amazon and other booksellers.
Nancy North Walker is a short fiction writer whose stories have appeared in mid-Atlantic regional anthologies and collections. She is delighted Devil’s Party Press selected one of her first flash fiction pieces, The Confidante, for their second issue of Instant Noodles. This fall, her first horror story, Insecticide, will appear in DPP’s Halloween Party ’21 anthology. Warning: reading Insecticide may cause you to flinch at the sight of a fly, let alone a wasp. Nancy is a currently working on a linked sci-fi collection about life in the mid-to-late 21st Century. Prior to becoming a creative writer, Nancy spent nearly 40 years as business communications executive. She was a senior vice president at a global public relations firm in Chicago and New York, and later served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Communications at a large global healthcare company. See her author page on Facebook for more.
Virginia Watts is the author of poetry and stories found in Illuminations, The Florida Review, CRAFT, Sunspot Literary Journal, Sky Island Journal, Permafrost Magazine, Bacopa Literary Review Wisconsin Review, Dark Lane Anthology Series among others. Winner of the 2019 Florida Review Meek Award in nonfiction and nominee for Best of the Net Nonfiction 2019 and 2020, two of her poetry chapbooks are upcoming for publication by The Moonstone Press and a short story collection from The Devil’s Party Press in spring 2023. She has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.