Jim Behrle’s writing has appeared in GQ, The Awl, The Hairpin, and the Poetry Foundation website. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Fence, The Tiny and Cannibal magazine. He was the editor of Meanie magazine and Can We Have Our Ball Back online. His cartoons have been featured on Gawker and the Stranger. He lives in Jersey City, NJ. He’s the author of She’s My Best Friend (Pressed Wafer) and numerous poetry chapbooks.
Jenn Crowell is the critically-acclaimed author of the novels Necessary Madness, Letting the Body Lead, and Etched On Me. She holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, and is a former Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus Fellow in screenwriting, as well as a mental health activist.
Link to YouTube interview on self-harm recovery: http://bit.ly/QKtoci
SlideShare presentation with case study that inspired novel: http://www.slideshare.net/jenncrowell/bpd-parenting
Troy Dane is an actor and filmmaker. He enjoys acting in theatre and film productions. The approaches are different, which create a varied experience as an actor. He also writes, directs, and produces his own short films. He finds it exciting to work through the process of taking a simple concept, and, through the use of various filmmaking tools, developing it into a completed film.
Adam Lance Garcia
Adam Lance Garcia, one of the youngest New Pulp writers, exploded onto the scene with his first novella Green Lama: Horror in Clay which later was nominated for Best Short Story in the 2009 Pulp Factory Awards. Adam’s follow up novel, Green Lama: Unbound, took away two 2010 Pulp Factory Awards: Best Novel of the Year and Best Interior Art (thanks to the artwork of his frequent collaborator, Mike Fyles).
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Adam was raised on on high quantity of golden age comic books, movie serials, and Star Wars. Adam credits this atypical upbringing to his passion for writing.
He is currently at writing several licensed properties at a number of publishers, including Moonstone Books and Pro Se Productions, as well as working on the second volume of his original graphic novel Sons of Fire with artist Heidi Black.
Matt Lamont is a 34-year-old lawyer attempting to become a full-time voice-over artist. He started doing voice-overs a few years back because he wanted to do something more creative with his life. Currently, he is just trying to get a foothold in the voice-over world.
Mark Mariano is a Harvey Award Nominated cartoonist from New Jersey. He’s an Adventure Time cover artist, a contributor to The Sakai Project from Dark Horse, and a contributor to the upcoming Little Nemo anthology, Dream Another Dream. His self-published work includes the Moonbeam Award-Winning Flabbergast: Science Friction and the amazon.com best-selling Happyloo: Flying Colors. As proud co-organizer of the Kids Love Comics pavilion for the Baltimore Comic Con, Mark helps put together the roster of super-talented artists, and creates the programming. Being an advocate of comics in the classroom, he enjoys visiting schools and sharing his love of art and storytelling. Mark has been drawing since he was three, and loves reading comics and picture books, making music with The O>Matics, eating ice cream, and watching cartoons.
As digital editor at Fly Magazine, Mike McMonagle leads the charge in packaging content from the print edition for digital distribution, leveraging social media platforms for audience engagement and developing new marketing strategies for the Central PA-based monthly entertainment publication. Previously, Mike was the director of communications for a music venue in downtown Lancaster. Mike moonlights as an independent musician as well.
Google Plus: plus.google.com/+MichaelMcMonagle
A teacher for 16 years, Jenny Ramirez has a Masters degree and is qualified to teach Elementary, English, Reading, Spanish and Social Studies. In addition to being a certified Reading Specialist, she wrote and published a children’s book in 2010 called Annabelle’s Love. Last year, Jenny opened a small business specializing in greeting cards & photography: Just Jenny’s Love: Photography & Personalized Greeting Cards.
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/JustJennysLove
Lisa Rowan is a writer and editor living in Washington, D.C. She primarily writes about fashion, sustainability, and frugal/minimalistic living. Lisa also owns a vintage clothing shop and is co-host of the Pop Fashion podcast. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.
Kyle Rowland (B. Ann Arbor, MI 1984) is an active performer, composer, and educator who works across a diverse spectrum of musical settings. As a drummer and percussionist, Kyle has performed with Vic Juris, Todd Coolman, Pete Malinverni, Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Tony Monaco, & James Weidman. He has also composed music for theatre, television, and film.
In 2014, he scored the independent feature Aberrant (Alyssa Rallo Bennett) and the pilot for the independent web series HOUSED (Simone Kisiel). Currently his music has been placed in The Discovery Channel’s “Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda”, “Disappeared”, and “Sins & Secrets”. His music has also been heard on The Biography Channel’s “Something Wicked”.
As an educator, he has taught clinics throughout the Midwest and tri-state area. He teaches a small number of private students and is on faculty at The JCC On The Palisades.