James Wade

James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is a two-time winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, and a recipient of the prestigious Reading the West Award for Debut Fiction. His most recent novel is Beasts of the Earth. Other titles include All Things Left […]

Darlyn Finch Kuhn

Darlyn Finch Kuhn is a prolific poet, short-story writer, and novelist who edits the Scribbles literary e-newsletter and produces book trailer videos. Her debut novel, Sewing Holes, available from Twisted Road Publications, won First Place in the published novella category of the FWA’s 2015 Royal Palm Literary Awards. In addition to her two poetry collections […]

Mitzi Dorton

Mitzi Dorton is author of the book, “Chief Corn Tassel,” Finishing Line Press, 2022. A multi-genre writer, she has work in Rattle, SEMO Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Sheila-Na-Gig/Women of Appalachia Project, Esoterica, Northern Colorado Writers, 2020 Colorado Book Award in anthology, O: JA&L, Esoterica, and many others. Dorton is also a […]

Cat Pleska

Cat Pleska, a native West Virginian, is an award-winning author, educator, and storyteller. Her memoir, Riding on Comets was published by West Virginia University Press. Cat edited four anthologies and her stories and essays have appeared in The Appalachian Heritage Anthologies,  Still: The Journal, Heartwood Magazine, Change 7 Magazine, and many others. She teaches in […]

Robert Gwaltney

A graduate of Florida State University, Robert Gwaltney resides in Atlanta, Georgia. By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., a non-profit organization that strengthens children and their families during the most critical times in their development. Through his non-profit work, he is a champion for early childhood literacy. Robert […]

Mitzi Dorton

Mitzi Dorton is author of the book, Chief Corn Tassel (Finishing Line Press, 2022). A multi-genre writer, she has work in Rattle, SEMO Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Sheila-Na-Gig/Women of Appalachia Project, Esoterica, Northern Colorado Writers, 2020 Colorado Book Award in anthology, O: JA&L, Esoterica, and many others. Dorton is also a […]