Barb Taylor completed her first novel, PROVIDENCE SQUARE, as a graduate creative writing student at Wilkes University. The book is set in her hometown of Scranton, PA, during the early 1900s, at the height of coal mining, Vaudeville and evangelism. Barb recently completed a draft of the second novel in her planned historical fiction trilogy. In September, she will begin her 26th year as a high school English teacher in the Pocono Mountain School District.
Christoph Paul is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the rock & soul-punk band The Only Prescription. The Passion of the Christoph, a collection of humor/memoir/romance/satire/manifesto essays, is due to release Christmas 2012 by Swift Ink Publishing. Paul is also working on his first poetry collection, Buy This Poetry Book So I Can Afford Therapy. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Paul lives in New York City with his hetero-life-mate (and drummer) Barron Apollo.
Dawn Leas’s chapbook, I Know When to Keep Quiet, was released in 2010 by Finishing Line Press. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Her work has appeared in goldwakepress.org, Literary Mama, Willows Wept Review, Interstice, Poetry in Transit, and elsewhere. In past lives she was a copywriter, freelancer, admissions director and middle-school English teacher. She recently joined the Wilkes Creative Writing program as associate director.
Monique Lewis is the assistant editor for mergermarket, an online news service of the Financial Times Group. She is working on a suspense novel called Shady Hills, loosely based on true events in a small town in Maryland. Monique is a board member of the New York Writers Resources and has an M.F.A. and M.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.
Joseph Wade is an eight year veteran of the military. He currently attends Brooklyn College for creative writing where he is the Poet in Residence for Sex and Politics Radio. He has been published in multiple places including Grey Sparrow Press, Gloom Cupboard and Blue Lake Review. He has also been awarded the Joan Gipple Scholarship for Creative Writing and the Rosen Fellowship at Brooklyn College. Publications are forthcoming and will be announced at www.josephwade.com