Delmarva Review 
Editorial Board

Wilson Wyatt Jr., Executive Editor and a founder of the review, was a journalist at The Courier-Journal, in Kentucky, and later became the senior communications officer for several corporations. His books include  Chesapeake Views - Catching the Light (2013) and YOSEMITE - Catching the Light (2011). Website:

Anne Colwell, Poetry Editor of the Review, has published two books of poems: Believing Their Shadows (Word Poetry, 2010) and Mother’s Maiden Name (Word Poetry, 2013). A Pushcart nominee, she writes poetry and fiction and won the 2013 Delaware Emerging Artist in Fiction Award for her novel, Holy Day.

Harold O. Wilson, Fiction Co-Editor, is the author of The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories. He publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on his website He is the host of “Delmarva Today: Writer’s Edition” on Delmarva Public Radio.

George R. Merrill, Nonfiction Co-Editor, is an Episcopal priest and essayist. He is co-editor of Reflections: Psychological and Spiritual Images of the Heart, and the author of The Bay of the Mother of God: A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay (2013). His award-winning essays have appeared in regional and national magazines, and they air twice monthly on Delmarva Public Radio.

Cheryl Somers Aubin, Nonfiction Co-Editor, has an MA/Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She’s been published in newspapers, magazines, and online journals. Cheryl teaches memoir writing and is a featured speaker at book festivals, writing conferences, and workshops. Her book, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, is available at the 9/11 Memorial Museum and online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Website:

Bill Gourgey, Managing Editor, is an award-winning author, a technology advisor, and former IT managing partner. His first novel, Glide (2011), has drawn more than 5 million reads on Wattpad, and his second novel, Nu Logic, was the 2014 Winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award in Science Fiction. Bill lives with his family in Washington, DC and on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Website: 

Melanie Rigney, Editorial Advisor, was editor of Writer’s Digest magazine for five years. She is a publishing consultant with her own company, Editor for You. Her practice includes author, publisher, and literary clients. Melanie is an author of Catholic works, including the forthcoming: Rejoice and Be Glad: Living the Beatitudes - Women Saints (Franciscan Media). Website: or

Gerald F. Sweeney, Editorial Advisor, is president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. A retired New York magazine executive, he writes literary fiction. Wizard Ho! is his sixth self-published novel and the fifth in The Columbiad series that follows one family through the 20th century. The others include Eagles Rising, First Lights, Crashing into Sunrise, and Yo Columbia! He is an army vet and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Website:

Cheril Thomas, Submissions Administrator, lives and writes on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Her non-fiction work has appeared In Municipal Maryland. Her short fiction has been published by Wordpool Press in Digital Papercut Literary Journal, Wild Violet Literary Magazine and is forthcoming in Blinders Literary Journal. She is the co-author of the serialized murder mystery WHISPERS, A Maggie Maitland Mystery, which is published weekly by Attraction Magazine. Ms. Thomas’s mystery novel, Adverse Possession will be published in 2016.

Laura Ambler, Design and Layout Editor, is an international award winning author, published illustrator, playwright, multiply optioned (Warner Bros. and Village Road Show) and produced screenwriter. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.

Jeanne Pinault, Copyeditor, went freelance 45 years ago after a few years as an in-house copyeditor for a San Francisco book publisher. Her vocation is to make writers look good, and her advice to aspiring writers is this: Read. Her dream is to find a cowriter who can think up plots. 

Charlene Marcum, Proofreading, has been a columnist, copy editor, advertising writer, curriculum developer, grant writer and author of a published novel. She has had extensive work with non-profit organizations including the Eastern Shore Writers Association, Bay to Ocean Conference and The Delmarva Review. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.