Our Contributors 2009 Update
Katy Allgeyer writes that she is spending more and more time on her fine arts career, but still takes on the occasional feng shui client. She has been contributing regular articles and columns to Working World Magazine and Working Nurse Magazine as well. Her fine art can be seen at www.katyallgeyer.com and her feng shui website is at www.fengshuibyfishgirl.com.
Ramesh Avadhani lives in Bangalore and writes both fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in publications in Europe, India, USA, and Australia. You can find more details about him here: http://www.writers.net/writers/37657
Roy A. Barnes writes from the windy plains of southeastern Wyoming. His travel-related works have been published by Transitions Abroad, Tampa Bay Parent Guide, Northwest Prime Time, Live Life Travel, C/Oasis, and others. His works of poetry and prose have been published by such media as Poesia, Skatefic.com, Literary Liftoff, The Goblin Reader, and Pond Ripples.
Dorothy Baughman, in addition to being the first woman elected to the city council in Eclectic, Alabama, has been a freelance writer for over 25 years. She has published both adult and children’s books and her work has appeared in over 27 publications, including Woman’s World, Country Woman, and Farm and Ranch Living.
Tom Bentley lives in the hinterlands of Watsonville, California, surrounded by strawberry fields and the occasional Airstream. He has run a writing and editing business out of his home for more than 10 years, giving him ample time to vacuum. He's published articles, travel pieces and fiction in places like Writer's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others. See his lurid website confessions at http://www.tombentley.com.
Janice A. Farringer is a poet and freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, NC. Her story, Biopsy, was published in Voices of Breast Cancer: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength (LaChance Publishing, 2007) and in You & Me Magazine. Her poetry appears in Dog Blessings, Poems, Prose, and Prayers Celebrating Our Relationship with Dogs (New World Library, October 2008). Another piece, “Smiling Like Mona in the Garden,” will be published in The Ultimate Gardener: The Best Experts' Advice for Cultivating a Magnificent Garden (HCI, April 2009).
Marion L. Head is working as a freelancer and writing for a number of web sites as well as completing An Explorers Guide: South Dakota for Countryman Press. She has also a K-12 educator and a corporate trainer. Examples of her work can be seen on womenwrite.net, 52perfectdays.com, http://www.travellady.com/Taos, and http://www.travellady.com/seattle
Wendy Helfenbaum is a Montreal, Canada-based freelance writer and television producer who has written print or television stories on a wide variety of topics, including news, business, parenting, health and fitness, decor, philanthropy, entertainment, sports, consumer affairs, corporate and incentive travel, and medical issues. Visit her at: http://www.taketwoproductions.ca
Karen Mullins-Lamb is a freelance writer residing in Marshall, Missouri with her husband and two children. Some of her work can be found at her blog siteon the Marshall Democrat News website http://www.marshallnews.com/blogs/1138.
Jacqueline Seewald has taught writing courses including creative writing at the high school and university level and also worked as an academic librarian and educational media specialist. Eight of her books of fiction have been published. Her short stories,essays, reviews and articles have appeared in such diverse publications as: The Writer, Sasee, Affaire de Coeur, Lost Treasure, The Christian Science Monitor, Pedestal, After Dark, The Dana Literary Society Journal, Palace of Reason, Library Journal, The Erickson Tribune and Publisher's Weekly. Her recent novel The Inferno Collection was published by Five Star/Gale in hardcover. The novel also appears in a large print edition from Wheeler. A new novel The Drowning Pool will be published in February 2009 by Five Star/Gale.
Gloria Teague's website is www.gloriateague.com. her latest book Saturday Night Cocoa Fudge (released September 2008) has it's own page www.myspace.com/cocoafudge and she has a new book due out in February 2009 Beyond the Surgeon's Touch (One Miracle Away from Death). She has a book trailer and a TV appearance video at www.youtube.com/gloriateague.