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Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean is the author of the story collection Why the Long Face? (2008) and the novel Blue Winnetka Skies (2004). His fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Fiction International  and many more publications. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. He holds a Doctor of Arts from the University at Albany, SUNY, and is a former executive director at Grub Street, Boston’s independent creative writing center, where he still teaches. His literary thriller, Headlong will be released in 2013.


JC (Jeanne) Miller

JC (Jeanne) Miller is the author of On the Brink of Nora, originally published by California Writers Club, Redwood Branch. Her short stories have appeared in several editions of Vintage Voices. She holds an MA in education and is a founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader and table tennis enthusiast, JC resides in Northern California with her husband.

William J. Vinson

William J. Vinson, author of Vinson’s Christmas and Other Oddities, is a character of dubious origins, unusual vocations and regrettable pursuits. His other writings have even less purpose than this treatise, unless kindling is required. He has been overly educated, having received a B.A. and M.B.A. for no Earthly reasons.

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Ericka Lutz

Ericka Lutz’s fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous books, anthologies, and journals. The author of seven commercial nonfiction books, Ericka teaches writing at U.C. Berkeley, and performs solo around the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a skeptical participant in much of the Northern California culture satirized in The Edge of Maybe.

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Jane Roper

Jane Roper spent the first 15 summers of her life in Maine, where her parents worked at and ran various summer camp programs. Her fond memories of childhood summers at camp inspired her to write Eden Lake. Jane received her MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and her BA from Williams College. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughters.

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Erika Dreifus

Erika Dreifus’s paternal grandparents were German Jews who immigrated to the  United States in the late 1930s. The seven stories in Quiet Americans reflect this legacy, moving across time and place from Imperial Germany to the 21st-century U.S. Northeast. Portions of the proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans will be donated to The Blue Card which supports survivors of Nazi persecution in the United States.

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William Maxwell

William Maxwell is a veteran video game writer. His dark fantasy novel, Shadow Path, will be released in 2012. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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