Regan Schaeffer studied Religion at the University of Michigan, graduated from Central Michigan University with an M.A. in Composition and Communication, and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Humanities from CMU. She understands that the only valid justification for this much school is “research for my novel.”
Abigail Hollingsworth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Michigan University (CMU) in August 2013 with a B.S. in conservation biology, but to the bafflement of all is now pursuing an M.A. in creative writing. She works as a Graduate Assistant at the CMU Writing Center and is also the president of the Writing Circle on campus. Someday she hopes to put her writing and editorial skills to use in the publishing industry. She is a native of the lakeside village of Lexington, MI, so in addition to haunting the woods, devouring books, and writing fiction, she enjoys bonfires and long walks on the beach. She never quite fits here nor there, but enjoys visiting both and brings back souvenirs when she can.
Hailee Sattavara is a second year graduate assistant in the CMU Writing Center, a MA candidate in English Language and Literature, and has received awards in both fiction as well as poetry. She loves poetry almost as much as sleep.
Elizabeth Podufaly Bauer is an ardent reader, compulsive baker, and unforgiving Catan player. She loves camping along Lake Michigan and hiking through national forests. She is also a fan of her husband and their four cats. She has held a number of diverse positions, including composition instructor, dog walker, freelance editor and researcher, ballet assistant, public relations writer, shoe saleswoman, writing consultant, oboe teacher, and Dairy Queen Blizzard lady. She studied mathematics and creative writing at Alma College, where she won a 2008 Ronald O. Kapp Honors Prize for her collection of prose and poetry. She earned an M.A. from Central Michigan University in English Language and Literature with an emphasis in twentieth-century inter-American literature. She received a 2013 Outstanding Dissertation/Thesis/Plan B Award for her work on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares.
Darrin Doyle is the author of the novels The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo and Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story. His short fiction has appeared most recently in BULL, Redivider, Toad, Blackbird, and Newfound Journal. His debut short story collection, Humans and Shadows, will be published by Tortoise Books in 2015.