Julianne Palumbo, Editor-in Chief, Founder
Before turning to poetry, Julianne practiced law for many years. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in Ibettson Street Press, YARN, The MacGuffin, The Listening Eye, Kindred Magazine, Poetry East, Mamalode.com, Literary Mama, and others. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Into Your Light (Flutter Press, 2013), and Announcing the Thaw (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and will be part of the HerStories Anthology: So Glad They Told Me. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem, “Stuffing Bears,” and received a letter of merit from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a wife and the mother of three almost-grown children and enjoys mentoring and working as a writing coach to teens.
Michelle Riddell, Poetry and Essays Editor
After earning her B.A. and M.A. in English from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michelle Riddell relocated with her husband, daughter, and two poodles to a small farming town in mid-Michigan, where dirt roads and star-filled skies took some getting used to. She has written for Ford Motor Company, MSX International, The Cornerstone, MomSense Magazine and Hello, Darling. She is a two-time recipient of the Albion College Cathy L. Young award for French poetry, and has written a novel. To date, Michelle’s most important and life-altering work is the personal statement she wrote when adopting her daughter. She now substitute teaches at the local elementary school and is continually surprised by how much she loves it.
Jennie Robertson, Book Review Editor
Jennie lives in a little white cottage in New England with her submarine-building husband and two energetic young children. She has been writing since childhood; her first books were on construction paper, made to sell in her father’s bookstore. She is a monthly contributor to Thinking Outside the Sandbox and has been published in Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine and on The Yummy Mummy Club. She also won first place in the InnermoonLit Short-Short Story Contest in 2008.
Sarah Clayville, Poetry and Essays Editor
A Carlisle, PA native, Sarah is a high school teacher and parent to a toddler and a teen. With a BA in English from Dickinson College, she is also a freelance author and writing mentor. In her spare time Sarah writes short fiction and poetry and has been published in such journals as The Threepenny Review, StoryChord, Central PA Magazine, and others. She is currently at work on a women’s fiction novel and a Young Adult poetry collection.
Karen Franklin, Editor
Karen was a stay-at-home mom when her two sons were younger after she received her BA in English Literature from Michigan State University. She has been an adjunct English Instructor at Gwinnett Technical College for the past 14 years and also freelances as a proofreader for Skyhorse Publlications. She resides in Suwanee, GA with her two cats, Luckie and Gracie, and is anxiously awaiting the birth of her first grandchild in January, 2016.