Specters and Contributors
Issue Thirteen Contributors
Allen Ashley featured in “Speculative 66” issue 12 with “Keep Falling On My Head”. He 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.
George J. Bryjak taught sociology at the University of San Diego for 24 years before moving to the Adirondack Park region of New York state with his wife, Diane. He is the co-author of four sociology textbooks and numerous scholarly articles. His one-act plays have been performed in New York, Buffalo, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Providence, Denver, Tampa, Orlando and Houston. He is the author Voices From The Civil War: North and South, Men and Women, Black and White.
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.
Maria DePaul is a writer based in Washington, DC, whose work has been featured in Haiku Journal, Nature Writing, Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry, Wax Poetry and Art, and "Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology." Look for her work in upcoming issues of Illumen, Plum Tree Tavern, Violet Windows, and Scifaikuest. (Portrait by Ethan Premysler)
Dolly Garland writes stories that are a bit like her - muddled in cultures. Having lived in a few countries, and several cities, she now calls London her home, though the roots of her SFF have returned to India, where she grew up. You can find her on her website at www.dollygarland.com or chat to her @DollyGarland on Twitter.
Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola who writes an inordinate amount of sonnets. You can read her sonnets and other poetry in Occulum, Infernal Ink, Anti-Heroin Chic, Fourth & Sycamore, Quail Bell, Mookychick, Digging Through the Fat and many other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @lolaandjolie or check out her published writing on Kristingarth.wordpress.com.
Will Gilmer is a writer and poet with a penchant (attention span) for short form and abstract styles. He lives in Michigan with his lovingly acquired family, obligatory cat, and odd curios. Available or forthcoming in Transmudane Press’ “After the Happily Ever After” anthology, Firefly Magazine, 200ccs, and Empyreome. Follow him @willwritethings.
M. Irene Hill lives on the Canadian Prairies doing good things and growing her cat collection. Her stories and poetry have been published in print anthologies and online at 365 Tomorrows, Flash Fiction Magazine, Speculative 66 and Poetry Soup, with an upcoming bite-sized flash in Serious Flash Fiction. Follow her on Twitter @_Irene_Dreams_
Herb Kauderer is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College, and the author of many short stories and poems including the recent mini-chapbook 'Cascade of Stardust'. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart, Elgin, Analog AnLab Reader's, Rhysling, and Dwarf Star Awards, and has won the Asimov's Readers' Award, the Ewaipanoma Sonnet contest, and a WorldCon Poetry Slam among others. More can be found at his website HerbKauderer.com.
Mary Kipps composes poetry for all age groups in both traditional forms and free verse. A 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems have appeared regularly in journals and anthologies across the U.S. and abroad since 2005. She is also the author of two Kindle eBooks, “All in Vein” and “Bitten: A Practical Guide to Dating a Vampire.”
Jonah Newton is a UK-based Technical and Creative Writer, with a combined background in the Sciences and the Arts. Over the years, his work has appeared in a number of online and hardback publications (e.g., ‘Writers Muse’ and ‘Dream Catcher’ in the UK and ‘The Journal of Irreproducible Results’ in the USA). He is continually enthused by the wealth of wonderful stories which are told by people every day. Examples of his stories can be viewed on his wesbite: www.jonahnewton.com
Decades ago, autodidact & optimist kerry rawlinson gravitated from sunny Zambian skies to solid Canadian soil. Fast-forward: she follows Literature & Art’s Muses around the Okanagan, barefoot, her husband ensuring she’s fed. She’s won contests (e.g. Geist; Postcards,Poems&Prose; FusionArt;) and features lately in Pedestal, ReflexFiction; pioneertown; CentrifugalEye; MinolaReview; CanadianLiterature; AdHocFiction; AdirondackReview; amongst others. Visit: kerryrawlinson.tumblr.com; and @kerryrawli