Bill Trippe

Bill Trippe lives near Boston, where he works in academic publishing and teaches writing. He recently completed a novel and is at work on a collection of short stories. He blogs at https://digitalcompendium.org/ and is on Twitter @billtrippe.

First Day, Volume 3, Issue 2

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Ethel Stirman

Ethel Stirman is a 64 year-old wife, mother, and grandmother. In her time, she has worked as a metallurgical chemist, run a small retail business, and taught English in a secondary school, ending her working life as a consultant for Durham Local Authority. Her interests include local history and heritage, lawn bowls, reading, and writing. She belongs to Easington Writers and to Hartlepool Writers and has contributed stories and poetry to several ventures. She is now working on her first novel.

Childhood Memories, Volume 3, Issue 2

Buffy Shutt

Buffy Shutt lives and works in Los Angeles. She spent most of her adult life marketing movies. Now she writes full time. She’s studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She has published one novel and co-authored a book of non-fiction with her best friend and college roommate. Her short stories have appeared in Red Fez and Bird’s Thumb.

Breakthismf.com, Volume 3, Issue 2

Thomas Maurstad

Thomas Maurstad was the pop culture critic of the Dallas Morning News for over 20 years. Since his release back into the wild in 2011, he is endeavoring to create ambitious, compelling fiction. In a frying pan/fire conundrum, Maurstad has discovered that his two-plus decades of professional writing have a current market value of zero-point-zero in the book publishing industry. Apparently, as a young man with an urgent but unshaped drive to write, he should have chosen student loans and an MFA writing program rather than odd jobs and journalism as his response to the existential challenge of how to subsidize his development as a writer. In the words of his patron saint of recovering journalist-novelists, (KV Jr.) ‘So it goes.’

A Lion or a Squirrel, Volume 3, Issue 2

Rosaleen Lynch

Rosaleen Lynch, an Irish community worker and writer, lives and works in the East End of London. A keen writer of fiction, including poetry, short stories, scripts, and a novel in progress. Non-fiction writing has included essays and research for an MA and blog articles. Visual art is a developing interest with illustration and photography for blogging and online projects and as a medium of story.

The Old Man and the Balloon, Volume 3, Issue 2

Ingrid Jendrzejewski

Ingrid Jendrzejewski started writing flash fiction in 2014 and has since found homes for around 100 pieces in places such as Passages North, The Los Angeles Review, Blue Five Notebook, The Conium Review, and Jellyfish Review. Her short collection, Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping, was a runner-up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition and will be published later this summer. She is currently a flash fiction editor at JMWW. Links to Ingrid’s work can be found at www.ingridj.com and she tweets @LunchOnTuesday.

What Goes Up, Volume 3, Issue 2