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Shawn Adair Johnston

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Shawn Adair Johnston was born in Ontario, Canada, educated in southern California, practiced forensic psychology in northern California and Oregon and is now semi-retired near a small lake...

Patricia Jovel Flores and Kayla Asato

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Patricia Jovel Flores is Orange County Environmental Justice's new Project Director, and is excited to lead the organization in confronting the many environmental issues disproportionately affecting Orange County's...

A.M. Grotticelli

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A.M. Grotticelli is a veteran technology trade journalist who resides in suburban New Jersey. After a life of overcoming similar challenges, he is an avid supporter of foster...

Alex Chornyj

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Alex Chornyj has been writing for approximately forty years and has been published in books, journals, magazines, and in online publications. He actively reads on monthly blog talk radio...

Natasha Lester: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for L'Oreal before penning the New York Times and internationally bestselling novel The Paris Orphan. She is also the author of the USA Today...

Nawaaz Ahmed: Invisible Cities

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Nawaaz Ahmed was born in Tamil Nadu, India. Before turning to writing, he was a computer scientist, researching search algorithms for Yahoo. He holds an MFA from University of...

Bradley Sides

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Bradley Sides’ writing appears at Chapter 16, Chicago Review of Books, Electric Literature, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, The Rumpus, Southern Review of Books, and elsewhere. He holds an...

Marilyn Peterson Haus

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Marilyn Peterson Haus learned to read and write in a one-room school set in the midst of a sea of corn, and then rode a rickety yellow school bus...

Jenn Shapland: Silent Spring

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Jenn Shapland is a writer and archivist living in New Mexico. Her first book, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and...

Marilyn Peterson Haus: I Know This Much Is True

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Marilyn Peterson Haus learned to read and write in a one-room school set in the midst of a sea of corn, and then rode a rickety yellow school bus...