Ms. Arline is the publisher of Wind
River Press and the editor of Critique's sister-site,
Paumanok Review, in addition to work as a web
designer and fiction writer.
Mr. Standaert is a freelance writer currently
living in Iowa City, Iowa. He has worked as a journalist
in the U.S. and Europe over the last few years, and helped
Besides journalism, his fiction, poetry and essays have
appeared in a variety
of print and online magazines. He has completed two novels
and is now working on a third, The Adventures of the
Managing Editor, Europe
Ms. Mirsky is a writer and editor currently based
in Budapest, Hungary. Although she has settled down to
the life of an expatriate, she still considers herself
a Californian. She attended the University of California,
Santa Cruz and received a degree in Politics with an emphasis
on theory. Besides writing, she translates and edits academic
and business texts.
Ms. Aykroyd is a graduate of the University of Victoria,
BC. Her work has been published in several journals (The
Heroic Age, Canadian Holmes) and newspapers (The
Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times Colonist). She has authored
three childrens history book on the exploration
of California, Native American horsemanship, and the history
of Mexico, and is currently working on a book about modern
Egypt. She has also written fiction, poetry, travel writing,
and other genres. Her interests include Arthurian legend,
medieval history, Sherlock Holmes, and music. She lives
Ms. Bisson has lived at both ends of the
nation, and has returned to her native New York. Her
first one-act play, Mrs. Rothman, won a Seattle Arts
Commission grant and was produced at the New City Theater,
as was her second, Prisons. Currently, she is at work
on a memoir while not working at her day job as editorial
director of a non-fiction children's book company. Wherever
and whatever she does, Bisson can accurately be termed
Ms. Gosnell is is a full-time freelance writer
who shares a great love for the written word in its many
forms. She is currently finishing up an ebook as well
as work on a novel that she calls, "Her greatest
work in progress." She's done many projects including
work on textbooks, how-to pieces, and personal essays.
You'll always find a book in her hand wherever she goes.
Janie Franz still calls herself a Southerner (she was born in Tennessee) though she has spent half her life living in North Dakota. She holds a degree in anthropology and boasts having an unquenchable curiosity. She got her first writing check when she was sixteen, and it took her nearly thirty years to get another one. Since then, her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online, both in this country and overseas. She has written about everything, from chefs and dentists to wind energy and professional landscaping to diseases and wine to spirituality and art. Her real love is music, though she can only play a little blues harmonica herself and doesnŐt dare sing in public. She has been able to score celebrity interviews with music icons like B.B. King.
She is the author of Freelance Writing: It's a Business, Stupid! (Sweet River Press 2004) and co-author of The Ultimate Wedding Reception (Long Pig Publishing 2001, Giving Tree Press 2002). She is working on a companion workbook and the next in the series about wedding ceremonies. And, as the Director of Where the Spirit Dances Creative Arts, she travels to rural communities teaching yoga and ethnic dance.
She has been happily married to a musician for twenty-eight years, and they have a daughter who is an artist and a son who works as a sous chef in between gigs with his own band.