Specters and Contributors
Issue Eight Contributors
Maurice Arh lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and two children. After a career that has included process automation engineer at a steel works, freelance software developer and technical writer, he now mainly works as a translator, translating corporate and technical material from Japanese into English. https://mauricearh.wordpress.com
Allen Ashley works as a creative writing tutor with five groups running across north London, UK. He is a committee member for the British Fantasy Society. His most recent book is an updated, revised version of his novel “The Planet Suite” (Eibonvale Press, UK, 2016). He is the sole judge for the British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition – open until 30 June 2017. www.allenashley.com
Sarah Brentyn is an introvert who believes anything can be made better with soy sauce and wasabi. She loves words and has been writing stories since she was nine years old. She talks to trees and apologizes to inanimate objects when she bumps into them. When she’s not writing, you can find her strolling through cemeteries or searching for fairies. She is the author of Hinting at Shadows, a collection of short fiction.@SarahBrentyn http://www.sarahbrentyn.com/
Genelle Chaconas is genderfluid, queer, feminist, an abuse survivor, and proud. They earned their BA in Creative Writing from CSUS (2009) and their MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University (2015). Their first chapbook is Fallout, Saints, and Dirty Pictures (2011, little m press). They don’t brag about publication histories.
Kenny A. Chaffin writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and has published poems and fiction in Microfiction Monday Magazine, 365 Tomorrows, Speculative 66, 101 Word Stories, James Gunn’s Ad Astra, Star*Line, nonfiction in The Writer, The Electron, Writers Journal and others. He grew up in southern Oklahoma and now lives in Denver, CO where he works hard to make enough of a living to support two cats, numerous wild birds and a bevy of squirrels. His poetry, fiction and other work is available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007S3SMY8. He may be contacted through his website at http://www.kacweb.com.
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but she received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son. Her poetry has garnered her two Rhysling nominations and has appeared in nearly twenty journals and her Edda-Earth series is available through Amazon. For more about her work, please see www.edda-earth.com/bibliography.
Jonathan DeCoteau's work has been published in Longshot Island Magazine and Reader's Quarterly, and is upcoming in Literally Stories, Far Horizons, Farther Stars Than These, and The Story Shack. He is also the author of one published novel, The Naked Earth, named 2008 Fiction Book of the Year by The Online Journal of News and Current Affairs and winner of a 2007 Indie Excellence Award.
Andrew Livingston writes fiction and a daily webcomic, Crustacean Singles. Back when he was a linguist, he wrote an extremely technical descriptive grammar of an obscure Polynesian language and co-wrote a very non-technical textbook on French grammar. Website: CrustaceanSingles.com Twitter: @CrustaceanSngl
Alex Nodopaka originated in Ukraine in 1940. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Casablanca, Morocco. Full time author, artist in the USA. His interests in the visual arts and literature are widely multi-cultural. However, he considers his past irrelevant as he seeks new reincarnations in independent films if only for the duration of a wink… ok, ok maybe two!
Patrick Winters is a recent graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. He has been published in the likes of Sanitarium Magazine, The Sirens Call, Trysts of Fate, and other such titles. A full list of his previous publications may be found at his author's site, if you are so inclined to know: http://wintersauthor.azurewebsites.net/Pages/Previous%20Publications.