STAFF

EDITOR

David Bright started Gemini Magazine in April 2009. His work has been published in The Café Irreal, The Iconoclast, The Cimmerian Journal, flashquake, Nuvein, TPQ Online, 100 Word Story, and elsewhere. He co-founded Resumes, etc., a writing and career counseling company and managed it for several years. He is a graduate of UMass Boston.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Sean Ryder holds a B.A. in English (Professional Writing) and is currently seeking an M.A. in English. He is an independent scholar, working on the poetry and illustrations of William Blake. His nonfiction short story “Ropes” appeared in the spring 2014 issue of Sleet Magazine. He writes fiction and nonfiction.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

C.L. Cohen: “I am the smoke which banishes sleep in the night.”—from Frank Herbert’s novel Dune. I have learned the world is not black and white. It is a sparkle of multiple colors to be embraced, not rejected. I write two blogs: “The Goal- Focused Writer” and “Dystopian Reviewer” and have finished my first novel, A Long Winter’s Night. I read for David Bright’s Gemini Magazine because it stimulates creativity so I continue growing.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Fran Wiedenhoeft is a writer, poet, mother, grandmother and 22-year Army veteran with service in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Desert Storm. Her work can be found in The Wisconsin State Journal, The War Writers Campaign, the 2015 Ariel Anthology, a collaborative peace poem in Praxis Magazine Online, the American Journal of Nursing, and Deadly Writers Patrol. She has been accepted for a residency at Write On Door County.

READER

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 photography.

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Rachel Shapiro is a freelance writer and editor. Her work has appeared in The Story Shack, and she was a quarter finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new contemporary novel.

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Katherine Russell earned her B.A. 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 her debut novel, Without Shame, will be available from FB Publishing in October 2015. She maintains a blog at www.katherinekeepswriting.com.

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Erin Harty is a writer and editor living in Vancouver, WA. Erin has a B.S. in journalism and creative writing and enjoys writing short fiction and creative nonfiction. You can read some of her work on her website: www.wordsinthewalls.com.

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Leah Cunningham is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. She now lives in Jersey, Channel Islands, where she works as a public relations consultant for financial services firms and is a deputy editor at Global Fund Media. Her work has been published in the Great Lake Review and The Release. Read her blog “Wanderlust” at http://leahrenee09.wordpress.com/.

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Zoë Däe is a writer and editor who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her short stories have appeared in Every Day Fiction, Atlantis Magazine, and others. She is currently working on her first novel to avoid other pressing responsibilities. You can read her short fiction on her website, zoedae.com.

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Sandra Greer holds an M.Ed. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in English/Technical Writing. She has been teaching high school Language Arts for nine years. An aspiring writer, she enjoys novels and short stories. One of her favorite quotes is by Will Rogers: “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”