Anne Colwell, a poet and fiction writer, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her book of poems, Believing Their Shadows (Word Press), was a finalist for the University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham Prize, the Anhinga Prize, New Issues Poetry Prize, and the Quarterly Review of Literature. She received an Established Artist Award in Poetry and an Emerging Artist Award in Fiction from the Delaware State Arts Council. Her poems and stories have appeared in numerous periodicals. She is from Milton, Delaware.
Amy Abrams is a novelist and journalist, as well as former publishing executive at national art magazines including Art & Antiques. Her short stories have been published in Denver Quarterly and Hobart. Non-fiction contributions include The Wall Street Journal and Art in America. Her first novel, The Cage and The Key, was published in 2013. She also published a coffee table art book about nationally renowned Pop artist, Bill Schenck, in 2013. She lives in Trappe, Maryland.
Margot Miller, Ph.D. is a translator and writer who has published poetry, short fiction, and academic work, and has served as adjunct professor of French at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Miller also teaches French women writers (in translation) at the Academy of Lifelong Learning. In 2007 she won the Queen Anne's County Arts Council Poetry Contest. Dr. Miller lives in Easton, MD.
Harold O. Wilson writes fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. After studying at Wake Forest University and Andover Newton Theological School, Mr. Wilson worked in the community development field at local, national and international levels. During that period he wrote on affordable housing and finance. The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council has recognized his poetry with several awards and his book The Night Blooming Cereus and Other Stories has achieved critical success. He lives in Chester, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
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George R. Merrill is an essayist, fine arts photographer, and editor. Mr. Merrill is also an Episcopal priest and pastoral counselor. His essays are published frequently in regional magazines and newspapers. He has exhibited photography in Annapolis, New York, and at the Academy Arts Museum in Easton. Mr. Merrill is the General Editor of Journeys, a magazine of essays. He lives in St. Michaels, MD.
Mary Ann Hillier is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her poetry has appeared in Northwestern University's literary journal Halcyon and her essays have been published in the Washington Post's Express. A native Chicagoan, Mary Ann has a B.A with honors in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters in the Science of Management from the University of Maryland.
Melanie Rigney was editor of Writer’s Digest magazine for five years, and earlier worked for Advertising Age, Thomson Financial Publishing, Macmillan Computer Publishing, and United Press International (UPI). Her business, Editor for You (www.editorforyou.com) has helped hundreds of authors, publishers, and agents. She writes for several Catholic publishers and is completing a book about women saints for Franciscan Media.
Jerry Sweeney is President of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. A retired New York magazine executive, he writes literary fiction. Wizard Ho! is his sixth 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 veteran and a graduate of Michigan. He lives in Trapp, MD.
The Editorial Board expresses its appreciation to Laura Ambler, of Easton, Maryland, for the formatting and design of the review, Jeanne Pinault, of Cambridge, Maryland, for copyediting, and Charleen Marcum, of Easton, Maryland, for proofreading.