August 2017 contributors

Adel Aaron’s stories are inspired by events she has witnessed and people she’s encountered. Her stories have appeared in Antarctica Journal, Kings River Life, Feminine Collective, and other publications.

Emily Bowles is a poet and freelance writer in Northeast Wisconsin, as well as a communications specialist for the UW Colleges and Extension. Her most recent work appeared in The Blue Heron Review’s July issue. Contact her at

Dan Brook, PhD, teaches sociology at San Jose State University, from where he organizes the annual Hands on Thailand (HoT) program. Dan also has a free ebook of travel inspiration called GO! Travel Quotes to Send You Off. More info about him is available on his page.

William Cass has had more than 100 short stories accepted for publication in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies such as december, Briar Cliff Review, and Ruminate. He recently was a finalist in short fiction and novella competitions at Glimmer Train and Black Hill Press, received a Pushcart nomination, and won writing contests at and The Examined Life Journal. He can be reached at:

Shawn Chang is a 17-year-old writer based in Canada. He can be reached at

Joshua Earle specializes in wedding photography, but contributes stunning photos in many other genres to sites like Unsplash. He took this months cover photo.

Beverly Engel, LMFT, has been a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, specializing in abuse recovery, relationships, women’s issues, and sexuality. She is also the best-selling author of 20 self-help books, many of which have been featured on national television and radio programs, including Oprah, CNN, and Ricki Lake, as well as in national print media (O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The LA Times, and The Chicago Tribune to name a few).

Janko Ferlic is a fashion designer with a big passion for photography. He lives in Sweden and contributes stock photography to Unsplash and other sites.

Leslee Goodman is the publisher/editor of The MOON.

Andrew Hogan received his doctorate in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before retirement, he was a faculty member at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, where he taught medical ethics, health policy, and the social organization of medicine. He has published more than five dozen professional articles on health services research and health policy. He has published more than seventy works of fiction in journals such as Sandscript, OASIS Journal (where his story won 1st Prize, Fiction 2014), The Legendary, Copperfield Review, Mobius, Front Porch Review, and many others.

Alice Mills earned her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, in 1996 and has taught in higher education as an English Professor for 25 years. She writes poetry for many reasons, all of which remain better unsaid. Her most recent work is featured in the 2 River View, A Time of Singing,The Icarus Anthology, Cold Creek Review, and Dodging the Rain.

Claudine Nash is an award-winning poet whose collections include her full-length books The Wild Essential (Aldrich Press, forthcoming) and Parts per Trillion (Aldrich Press, 2016) as well as the chapbook, The Problem with Loving Ghosts (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She also co-edited the book In So Many Words: A Collection of Interviews and Poetry from Today’s Poets (Madness Muse Press, 2016). Internationally published, her poetry has received Pushcart Prize nominations and has appeared in a wide range of publications including Asimov’s Science Fiction, BlazeVOX, Cloudbank, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Foliate Oak and Dime Store Review, among others. This poem was originally published in Sick Lit magazine. She is also a practicing psychologist.

Carmela Orsini is a native of both Savannah and Charleston. An avid world traveler, she loves sharing her travel adventures at and And yes, she’s also an attorney.

Emily Reid Green’s poetry has appeared in Dying Dahlia Review, Khroma Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, and Gravel. This past spring, she was a sponsored poet with Tiferet Journal. She lives with her family in Toledo, Ohio.

Rodolph (Rody) Rowe’s poetry has been published in The Potomac Review, The Lucid Stone, Interlace and The Christian Century. He has also won two poetry prizes: Best Manuscript at The Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Sue Boynton Poetry contest. His essays have won prizes appearing in Whatcom Writes and The Christian Century. He is retired United Methodist clergy, and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 40 years.

M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She can be reached at

Alan Walowitz’s poems can be found on the web and off. He’s a contributing editor at Verse-Virtual, an online community journal of poetry, and teaches at Manhattanville College and St. John’s University. His chapbook, Exactly Like Love, was published by Osedax Press in 2016 and is now in its second printing. His poem, “The Story of the Milkman,” was featured in an article in The New York Times on April 16th. Go to for more information.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem, ‘A Rose For Gaza,’ was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition 2014. This and many other poems have been widely published in recent anthologies such as Alice In Wonderland by Silver Birch Press, The Border Crossed Us, and Rise, from Vagabond Press, and in journals such as Apogee, Firewords Quarterly, Indie Soleil, Midnight Circus, and many other online and print publications.