Our overworked minions…
Christy Miron – editor – is a writer, grammarian, copy editor, and voracious consumer of books. She writes under a pseudonym, and so we cannot disclose where she has been published (it’s a 007 sort of thing). She fancies herself an apt DIY-er and recently converted an unused bedroom into a library. Her husband does not know whether to be relieved that her books may be somewhat contained or apprehensive that MORE books are coming. She would reassure him, but she’s trying to figure out where she can fit another set of shelves.
Dave Morehouse – founding editor – writes music, poetry, and short fiction. Recent work has been published in Every Day Fiction, Black Denim Lit, Stymie Journal, Black Heart Magazine, Every Day Poets, Blink Ink, Gyroscope Review, and various online and print journals. In spare moments he plays fiddle and concertina by Lake Superior at the northern tip Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Elizabeth Stark – art director – is a self-professed grammar nerd, modern-day nomad (currently calling Korea home), and veritable crazy-cat-lady-in-the-making (so say her two teens and husband of 22 years). She is a recent design graduate, but still considers herself a student struggling to tame the wild beast that is the Adobe Creative Suite. When able to distract her internal editor, she pens short fiction, then finds a million perfectionistic reasons not to submit (yet still found her way to publication somehow). Her favorite pastimes are working in pajamas, obsessing over commas, and watching True Crime dramas.
Jennifer Courtney – fiction editor – (jl courtney) is the aging mother of three children, two dachshunds, and a cat named Schrödinger. She has been published at Page & Spine, Black Heart Magazine, Feathertale, and many others.
Kerry E.B. Black – first reader – is a long-time admirer of PP&P, Kerry E.B. Black joins the ranks with enthusiasm. Kerry lives in an encroaching swamp outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, four of their five children, and their menagerie. She believes in the magic of the every day, in miracles and angels and fairies and all such beauty, because these things make the world much more palatable.
Stefanie Sidortsova – first reader – is a fiction writer and recovering lawyer. Her novel-in-progress, The Truth, was longlisted for the 2015 Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award and the 2016 Disquiet Prize.Stefanie received her MSt in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge, her JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and her BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She’s a recent transplant to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and various animals.
Lorah Jaiyn – first reader – is an author who started to focus on her writing career after she found herself with a nasty case of empty nest syndrome. Her flash fiction
has appeared on 101 Words and Dark Chapter Press, and she has short stories that will soon be appearing in at two anthologies. Her full length novel, a romantic suspense, is currently seeking a publisher. Lorah spends her days behind a desk, and her evenings trying to write while entertained by her muse and greatest distraction, her Jack Russell. She enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors, spending time near bodies of salt water, and is totally addicted to the Hallmark Channel.