LJ McDowall (Liùsaidh) is a Forward-prize nominated poet, an author, and literary editor from Scotland. Published widely on line and in print, her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poets and War, the Rat's Ass Review, Thank You For Swallowing, the Honeydue Erotic Review, Eastern Structures, the Ghazal Page, Measure, and many others. Prior to sliding to the bottom of society, she worked in the legal profession and is widely travelled. She mostly writes of love and war. She can be found at her website, Facebook, and Twitter, @ljmcdowall.
Heather White hails from the lands of the Appalachian Mountains. She spent her childhood moving, giving her a love for books, games, and stories which drives her passion for twisting tropes. Her writing passions run towards the paranormal and the romantic with an emphasis on superheroes. She is a regular contributor to the Steampunk Fairy Tales Anthology.
Leslie E. Owen began her publishing career in New York as an editorial assistant with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1981, after graduating with degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Arizona in 1980. Leslie has held positions as Literary Agent, Director of Foreign Rights, International Publishing Representative, and Acquisitions Editor in New York and Vancouver, British Columbia. Leslie’s extensive and varied career also includes freelance reading for Four Winds Press and working as a Movie Scout for Nevelco. She has written articles and reviewed for Publishers Weekly, the Horn Book, the SCBWI Newsletter, and the Greensboro (NC) News & Record. Leslie’s recent works have been published in Zoetrope and Jewish Monthly, and her children’s science book, Pacific Tree Frogs, was published in 2003 by Tradewind Books in Vancouver, London, and Sydney. The book earned a top-ten-pick rating in Canada. In 2004, Pacific Tree Frogs was published in the U.S. by Crocodile Books.