Linda B. Callan is a member of the Florida Writers Association and has been a member of the Arcadia Writers Group since 2007. She is the author of four published books, numerous short stories, and several poems. A former antique shop owner and manager of a retirement community, Linda began her writing hobby after retiring and says each day can be as adventurous as she wants it to be, which is the advantage of being a writer.
William F. Crandell returned home from the Vietnam War with a taste for adventure, a skeptic’s eye, and a hundred thousand stories. Completing a doctorate in history at Ohio State University, he was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2004 for his mystery novel, Let’s Say Jack Kennedy Killed the Girl. Bill has published numerous short stories, book reviews, and political analyses. He was awarded the PRIZM’s Mark Twain Award for Hu-mor/Social Commentary 2012 and resides in Milton with his wife, Judith. Bill’s work has appeared in the DPP anthologies SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, and AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers.
David W. Dutton is a semi-retired residential designer who was born and raised in Milton, DE. He has written two novels, several short stories, and eleven plays. His musical comedy, oh! Maggie, in collaboration with Martin Dusbiber, was produced by the Possum Point Players and the Lake Forest Drama Club. He wrote two musical reviews for the Possum Point Players: An Evening With Cole Porter, in collaboration with Marcia Faulkner, and With a Song in My Heart. He also wrote the one-act play, Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, commissioned and produced by the Delmarva Chicken Festival.
In 1997, David was awarded a fellowship as an established writer by the Delaware Arts Council. In 1998, he received a first-place award for his creative nonfiction by the Delaware Literary Connection. His piece, “Who is Nahnu Dugeye?” was subsequently published in the literary anthology, Terrains. David has contributed short fiction for the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY, SOLSTICE (for which he also wrote the Preface), EQUINOX, and AURORA. David’s third novel, ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD, was published in October by DPP and is available for purchase now on the DPP store, Amazon, and via other book sellers. In October 2018 David was a featured guest on WBOC-TV’s Delmarva Life.
David, his wife, Marilyn, and their Rottweiler, Molly, currently reside in Milton.
Kari Ann Ebert is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Dover, DE. Her work has appeared in The Broadkill Review, cahoodaloodaling, and Gargoyle. She writes poetry because it squeezes out the real parts of her that she may not even know exist. She tries to sculpt the poem so that it resonates with the reader and creates a much-needed connection in the world. Kari Ann believes poetry is a world changer that starts in one’s inmost worlds. She is currently gathering her poems into a first collection entitled Alphabet of Mo(u)rning.
Tara A. Elliott’s poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in MER, The TAOS Journal of International Poetry & Art, Wildness, Triggerfish Critical Review, and The American Journal of Poetry. Tara has been a driving force in bringing poetry to the Eastern Shore of Maryland community, where she lives with her son and husband and teaches English.
As founder and director of Salisbury, Maryland’s Poetry Week, her community outreach includes her service as a facilitator for Salisbury University’s Lighthouse Literary Guild and her co-chairmanship for the 2019 Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association. As the recipient of The Light of Literacy Award, and The Maryland Humanities’ Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year Award, she has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to education. Tara’s poetry can be found in the DPP anthology AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers. More at taraaelliott.com
The circuitous path of Linda Federman’s life has led her from a career as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor; through marriage, raising two sons, and full domestic immersion; into the floral business; and back again to writing. She will soon be fully retired in coastal Delaware with her husband Evan. Linda is a proud member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild. Linda’s poetry can be found in the DPP anthology AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers.
TJ Lewes hails from Cherry Valley, Pennsylvania, with degrees from Lebanon Valley College, El Colegio de España, and Delaware State University in Spanish, Philosophy of Religion, and Education. Before writing, Lewes pursued a seventeen-year teaching career in High School, College, and Medical Spanish, English Literature and Effective Communications, English as a Second Language, Aquatic Fitness, and Immigrant Citizenship. She was honored in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Biltmore’s Who’s Who, and Covington’s Who’s Who. An adventurer at heart, Lewes has traveled extensively through Central and South America studying pre-Colombian civilizations. She has taught and traveled in China, is certified under the AFF in skydiving, is resort-certified in Scuba, and is now embracing her biggest adventure: raising her two children in Sussex County.
Lewes is currently completing two novels. Her published works include short fiction for the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY, SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, and AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers. More at tjlewes.com
When not writing, Mark Alan Polo works as an interior designer. He is President and Owner of The Urban Dweller/Polo M.A. Inc., with offices in Northern New Jersey and a satellite office in Delaware. Mark has resided in Delaware since 2014.
Mark’s published stories include “Fifty-Five” (Beach Nights, Cat and Mouse Press). He has contributed to the DPP anthologies HALLOWEEN PARTY, SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, and AURORA. His debut novel, MOSQUITOES AND MEN, is slated for publication in 2019. Mark is presently at work on a second novel.
Born in the Philippines and raised on Guam, Roberto Sabas imbues his literary and visual art works with the color and vibrant imagery of the tropics. A trained illustrator, he cites his father’s influence in art and poetry. Roberto’s art is published by Human Kinetics, Digital Graphics, the YMCA, and the USTA. His short fiction and poems have appeared in The Alchemist Review and in a previous incarnation of the Weird Tales social media page. His wife and children share in his passion for creativity and truth. Roberto’s poetry can be found in the DPP anthology AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers.
Judith Speizer Crandell is an award-winning writer and teacher of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. She’s received residencies at Yaddo, AROHO (A Room of One’s Own), and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship for her novel, The Resurrection of Hundreds Feldman. She has performed readings at the New York State Writers Institute, the New York State Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Washington, DC, and Cleveland Public Libraries. A journalist and Washington, DC, speechwriter for nearly twenty years, she moved to Milton, DE, in July to be near the ocean and write. Judith’s work has appeared in the DPP anthologies SOLSTICE, EQUINOX, and AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers.
Carrie Sz Keane studied journalism and English at the University of Maryland and later apprenticed as a midwife in rural Kentucky before studying nurse-midwifery at Yale University. While at Yale, Keane was awarded a humanities honor in creative writing with her piece entitled “Modern Nurse Nancy,” a story about working a night shift as a new nurse on a postpartum unit, which was later published in a Canadian nursing textbook. Upon graduating in 2004, Keane has been journaling and writing the stories of her work as a midwife and her relationship with her patients and the community of Sussex County Delaware. She is actively writing a journalistic memoir of her career. Ms. Keane works at Planned Parenthood of Delaware as asexual health clinician providing contraception, annual examinations, STD screenings, and treatment for males and females.
Liliana Widocks is a Romanian living in UK. She describes herself as “a writer, when that doesn’t bother anyone, and a blogger, when I feel suddenly opinionated.” Most of her work, which can be found at her website, is in Romanian. Some of her articles and stories are published on two popular Romanians online platforms/sites: Republica.ro and catchy.ro. She recently started a blog written in English, which she describes as “just few poems now, tiny baby steps.” She is planning to publish a book of poems in her hometown, Suceava, in Romania in 2018. Liliana adds: “I am somebody exactly like yourself; when today is too lazy to come up with a story, I write down one of my own. We were given life, we just need to love.” Liliana’s short fiction can be found in the DPP anthology AURORA, available at Amazon and other booksellers. More at lilianawidocks.com