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boice-Terrel Allen is the editor of Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers and the author of two novels, Janet Hurst and The Daughters of a Mother. Allen's books are released through Rattlecat Press, which he founded. Visit him online at

Craig Biertempfel has been snapping the shutter on cameras since he was six years old. Born in Pittsburgh, he has left and returned three other place will ever be considered home. In and out of photography since college, he has returned to his passion with a full head of steam.

Alex Braden is a low level employee in a tall stone building. His primary professional ambition is someday to be regarded as "competent." He tries to avoid confrontations and spends most of his free time waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Dwight A. Chambers is a graduate of Slippery Rock University.

Kristen Cosby is a first year MFA student and composition teacher at the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys camping out on her apartment's fire-escape. Previous homes have included, but are not limited to, a single-stoplight town in New Hampshire, an apartment in Budapest, Hungary, a thirty-nine foot sailboat in the Penobscot Bay, and a coastal-fishing/navy-yard community in Maine.

Brieanne Hauger is freshly unemployed and finding she doesn't like Katie Couric very much at all.

Tom Imerito has been a freelance art director in the Big Apple, faithful husband, doting father of two grown kids, entrepreneur, advertising copywriter, aspiring novelist (who isn't?), ad agency founder, and big idea guy. Today, Tom is reinventing himself as a freelance writer of many sorts. So far, so good.

Jesse Reno lives in Bethlehem, PA. More of his work can be seen at

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