Robert Archibald was born in New Jersey and grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona. After receiving a BA from the University of Arizona, he was drafted and served in Viet Nam. He then earned a M.S. and Ph.D in economics from Purdue University. Bob had a 41-year career at the College of William and Mary. While he had several stints as an administrator, department chair, director of the public policy program, and interim dean of the faculty, Bob was always proud to be promoted back to the faculty. He lives with his wife of 47 years, Nancy, in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Karen Cavalli, née Lound, writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has been published online and in books. Her work has won awards including Outstanding Secondary Science Book. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she earned a B.A., and The University of Alabama’s MFA in Creative Writing Program where she studied with Margaret Atwood. She has worked in technology for over 10 years. She taught a writing course on the topic of psychological descent at the University of Minnesota and in North Carolina. Her work in technology has taken her to India and China and allowed her to work with individuals in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the emirate of Dubai. She loves her local Savage library and volunteers there. She is married to Tom Cavalli. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Wear your Cerebral Palsy as a badge of courage!” ~Amanda Fino
Amanda is the author of Omerta: Timeless Endings as well as a host of other works of fiction. She is an advocate for people with disabilities and has worked tirelessly to educate others on living with cerebral palsy. She lives in Virginia with her beloved family, two cats and two dogs.
Dr. Lori M. Hobson (Dr. Lori) is a talented, life-long learner. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Norfolk State University and her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College in NYC. She went on to receive a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Dr. Hobson is one of very few experts who is researching and writing on the subject of resilience in women leaders. She is a certified life coach and a member of the faculty at South University, Virginia Beach. She is also a member of the academic advising team at Thomas Nelson Community College. Prior to starting her own business, Dr. Hobson was an integral part of the Norfolk State University Counseling Center’s leadership team. Dr. Hobson has developed and presented workshops for a number of organizations, and was a finalist and founding case study author in the “Hot Mommas Project” competition through George Washington University’s School of Entrepreneurship.
Narielle Living is the president and founder of Blue Fortune Enterprises, a publishing company who believes that books have the power to change lives. She is also the editor for the Williamsburg magazine Next Door Neighbors and has written hundreds of do-it-yourself articles for online magazines. She is the author of the mysteries Signs of the South, Revenge of the Past, and Madness in Brewster Square, and co-authored Chesapeake Bay Karma—The Amulet. Her fiction appears in the anthologies Christmas in Virginia and Harboring Secrets. She edits both fiction and nonfiction and loves helping other writers achieve their goals. A former massage therapist and healing arts educator, she studied Philosophy and Religion at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT. Narielle is currently working on her next novel scheduled for release in late spring, 2019.
Devlin Murphy, (formerly Kimberly Meador), is a native New Yorker who has now landed in Virginia. As an educator, she believes that good teaching can change lives. She was the third place winner of the Daily Press 2017 poetry contest and has been writing for most of her life. Devlin is a licensed administrator and history teacher with several degrees, including a B.A., M.Ed., and a post masters in educational leadership from George Washington University. After graduating from high school, she served her country in the United States Army. Devlin has completed Volume II of Thoughts Collected and is working on Volume III. She has several other projects underway including a short story about a cat named Champ and a novella titled Ageless.
Visit her website thepaganspen.org to view other poems and to see what is coming next.
Alicia R. Riley (Glendale, Arizona) is a professional event planner, designer, and educator with a background in successful planning and execution of meetings and special events.
Wayne William Snellgrove, a Saulteaux Indian, was born on Fishing Lake First Nation Reserve in Saskatchewan. He is a modern-day genocide survivor of the Canadian government’s policy of assimilation known as The 60s Scoop, a two-time USA National swimming champion and a USA Swimming National Team member. He divides his time between the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and the state of Florida in the U.S. with his wife, Charlotte.
As an author, Peter Stipe draws on his experiences in Human Resources Development in a variety of businesses. He holds a BA degree in History from Boston University and a Master’s in Education from Tufts University. A New England resident for many years, he now lives and writes in Williamsburg, VA. You can find him at peterstipe.com.
Susan Williamson grew up on a horse, cattle, hog and sheep farm in Western Pennsylvania. She completed a BS in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky and earned an MS from the University of California, Davis. After meeting at a horse show, she and her husband raised their family in rural Kentucky before moving to North Carolina to operate a horse training, breeding, lesson and boarding farm. She has been an extension agent, newspaper editor, educator, food coop manager, and professional horsewoman. She is the author of two novels: Desert Tail and Dead on the Trail. She currently resides in Williamsburg, VA with her husband and Labradoodle and is a contributor to Next Door Neighbors and Tidewater Women magazines.
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