Kerstin Shands

Kerstin Shands has been teaching in the English Department at Södertörn University since 1998, where she has also organized several international conferences, most recently a conference on autobiography. Among her books are: The Repair of the World: The Novels of Marge Piercy (1994) and Embracing Space: Spatial Metaphors in Feminist Discourse (1999). As the editor of Södertörn University English […]

Molly Hurley Moran

Molly Hurley Moran received her B.A. in English from Brown University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of New Mexico.  She is a retired Professor at the University of Georgia.  She is the author of three books, the first two of which were published under the name of Mary Hurley Moran:  […]

Ashley D. Black

Ashley D. Black is an assistant professor of English Education at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.  A native Alabamian, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Education at Troy University and a Ph.D. at the University of Alabama in Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning.  Although she is living in the Midwest, she will […]

Susan Van Allen

Susan Van Allen is the author of three books about Italian travel, including 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, and has written for many publications, including National Geographic Traveler and AFAR. She also designs and hosts “Golden Weeks in Italy: For Women Only trips.” Visit her website at www.susanvanallen.com for more information.

Jay Langdale

Jay Langdale received his BA from Mercer University, his MA from the Southern Studies Program at the University of Mississippi and his PhD from the University of Florida where he studied under Bertram Wyatt-Brown. His dissertation titled “Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South” was awarded the 2006 M.E. Bradford Prize by the St. George […]

James McWilliams

James McWilliams’s writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Scholar, Texas Monthly, The Atlantic, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. His current project is a history of art and expression in the 20th-century American South, tentatively titled The Wild Beautiful Poets We Grow by the Road.

John S. Maguire

John S. Maguire is a Telecommunications and FM Broadcast consultant living in Oklahoma City. He obtained a degree in English from Texas Christian University and at 53 years old went back and obtained a Master in Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University. His work will soon appear in The Literary Lawyer.

Lauren K. Denton

Lauren K. Denton, an Alabama writer, pens stories that chronicle women’s journeys towards truth and love, hope and healing. Her debut novel, The Hideaway, releases in April 2017.