Brad McElroy is working toward his BA in
English literature at the University of North
Texas in Denton, where he is assistant editor
of the North Texas Review. He has published a
couple of pieces locally and spends most of his
time writing, or at least trying to. He is
currently working on a novel, or short story, or
poem––whichever comes first.
Lorna Wood is a violinist and writer in
Auburn, AL. She holds a PhD in English from
Yale University and has published scholarly
articles on children’s literature and the
American Renaissance, as well as poetry in
Untitled, with Passengers. She is
concertmaster of the LaGrange (GA)
Symphony and the Auburn Community
Orchestra, and is a member of the Columbus
(GA) Symphony. Her violin and viola students
have won local, state, and national prizes.
Melissa Santos is a doctoral student in
the Rhetoric and Composition program at
the University of Rhode Island. She is also a
part-time faculty member at Bridgewater
State University, Massachusetts, where she
earned her MA in English in 2012. She  
enjoys writing creative nonfiction and
Peter Jang recently earned an MFA in
creative writing from the Art Institute of
Chicago. He is a graduate of Fordham
University where he studied English
literature and creative writing. For his
short story, "Thanksgiving," he was
awarded the Margaret Lamb/Writing to the
Right-Hand Margin Prize in Creative
Writing. Peter is at work on his first novel.
He blogs at
Nancy Geibe Wasson holds degrees in
English, journalism and creative writing.
She continues her creative writing
education through UCLA and has published
several pieces locally. A copywriter, creative
writer, avid reader and blogger at, she enjoys all
types of literature.
Alex Rosenfeld is a creative writing major
at Emory University in Atlanta. His work has
been published in McSweeney's Internet
Tendency, Defenestration, and Campus
Basement. One day he hopes to make
wallpaper out of all of his rejection letters. He
is currently working on nonfiction essays,
short humor pieces, a novel.... Alex blogs at and loves his Philly
sports teams.
Daniel Meyer is a 29-year-old poet
and writer. He began writing in the
winter of 2009 for a 365-daily poetry
project. Since then, he has self
published that first year of work,
started a weekly movie review blog,
and continued writing at least two
poems a week on his main site.
Movie reviews:
Pam Pieroni is a freelance writer and
editor. She holds a BS degree in Behavioral
Sciences and Elementary Education. Pam
has written articles and edited copy for a
variety of web sites such as
www. and www.bookrags.
com. Her “First Person Essay” was selected
to appear in the Westchester County, New
York edition of The Gannett Journal News.  
She enjoys writing short fiction, memoirs and
creative nonfiction.
Carrie Murray earned a BA and MA in
English from Clemson University. She is
currently teaching composition and
literature at Pitt Community College. Carrie
is hoping to begin studies toward an MA in
Creative Writing soon at East Carolina
University. She enjoys writing creative
nonfiction and is an avid blogger at
Katherine Russell earned her BA in creative
writing from SUNY Geneseo. She's a double lung
transplant survivor, a cellist and a freelance
writer/editor. She has written poetry and
nonfiction about life with cystic fibrosis, and she's
searching for a publisher for her first novel, set in
former East Pakistan. To prove good literature
isn't dead, she currently writes up small press
book recommendations on her blog The Book Hunt
Sean Ryder recently earned a BA in
English (Professional Writing) and is
currently seeking an MA in English. He
is an independent scholar, working on
the poetry and illustrations of William
Blake. His nonfiction short story
"Ropes" will appear in the spring 2014
issue of Sleet Magazine. He writes
fiction and nonfiction.
David Bright started Gemini
Magazine in April 2009. His work can
be found in places like The Café Irreal,
flashquake, The Iconoclast, Nuvein,
TPQ Online, and 100 Word Story. He
is a graduate of UMass Boston.
Rhodes FitzWilliam holds a BS in
Secondary Education/English from the
University of Cincinnati. She taught for 13
years in the Cincinnati area. Rhodes writes
short stories, poetry and essays. Her real
passion is science fiction, especially dystopian
fiction. Her recent book, “A Long Winter’s
Night,” is now available at It is
the first book of an adult dystopian trilogy
called “Icy Thoughts.”
Erin Harty is a writer and editor
living in Moscow, Idaho. She holds a
degree in journalism and looks forward
to pursuing an MFA in creative writing.
She writes creative nonfiction and
fiction, and has a few published pieces.
She is trying to complete her first novel
while still having a life.
Rachel Shapiro is an English major
at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New
Jersey. She spends her time working
as Editor-in-Chief of her school’s
literary magazine, Knightscapes,
querying her first novel, and
daydreaming about the stories she is
going to work on next.
Jaime Wolcott earned her BA in English
from UMass Boston. Poetry has always been
one of her passions and she has been writing
since her earliest memories. She is currently a
working writer/editor living in Boston. She
hopes to start her MA next fall. Jaime interned
for Gemini as an undergraduate in 2011-2012.
We welcome her back!