Born in Accra, Ghana, Benjamin Kwakye attended the Presbyterian Secondary School in Ghana, and Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School in the US.
He has been described by one of ... Read full author bio >
"Rhyming quatrains move the story along with wit and grace, and despite the tragic outcome, Kwakye’s writing contains exuberant humor…and cutting insights into human nature… A darkly humorous modern take on the fleeting triumph of money, corruption, deceit, and evil"
Called a “roadmap to the soul” by the Philadelphia Review of Books, Mark Lyons’ collection of short stories, Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines (Wild River Books) invites readers into the ... Read full author bio >
"A gifted storyteller, Lyons has a wonderful ear for dialect...an engrossing collection giving ordinary people their due... [One of] ten “Best 2015 Indie Books that’ll get you thinking.”"
Michael Gerhard Martin grew up in central Pennsylvania, and lived in Pittsburgh for over a decade. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Pittsburgh and teaches writing ... Read full author bio >
"Although these narratives of struggle and desire might sound bleak in summary, Martin is smart enough not to let his stories be overtaken by sentimentality or despair. Nor does he attempt pat endings full of epiphanies or moments of transcendence. Instead, these stories achieve the far-too-uncommon accomplishment of realistically and lovingly depicting everyday people as they stumble and try to break free of their bonds."
Gene Ferraro writes and produces presentations and events for businesses and organizations. He has also worked in documentary film, and, earlier in his career, taught motion picture production at Stephens ... Read full author bio >
"Ferraro's lean and expertly plotted debut novel tells the story of several people - families as well as priests - caught in a tangle of violence and corruption that stretches from Massachusetts to the Vatican."
Matthew DeRiso received his BS in biology from Framingham State College and his MA in teaching from Bridgewater State College. Although he started out as a public school teacher, Mr ... Read full author bio >
"A misty-eyed paean to traditional romantic bliss."
At age six, M. Duda read his first book: Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham. By ten, he was being caught by his parents reading Call of the Wild ... Read full author bio >
"“Duda (Bedtime for Seneca, 2015) brings an eerie twist to three new character-driven tales in his second story collection…A genre-crossing short story collection that’s full of dark imagery.” -Kirkus Reviews"
Samuel Muggington bounced from Dayton, Ohio to California, Arizona, and back to Ohio. After studying science as an undergraduate he spent several years in Africa before returning to attend graduate ... Read full author bio >
J. Joseph Kazden was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he studied mathematics, chemistry, and psychology in college during the early 1970s. Deeply influenced by the ideas of such thinkers ... Read full author bio >
"Imagine if great minds from across the ages could congregate in one room to discuss their understandings of time and reality."
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