Cheryl Russell received her MFA from Converse in 2013. Her work has appeared in Infuze, Title Trakk, Focus on Fiction, The Storyteller, Ruminate, and Rose and Thorn. She currently teaches at Malone University. She resides in Ohio with her family, but they would all rather live in one of their favorite vacation spots, Alaska.
Rhonda Browning White resides near Daytona Beach, FL and works as a ghostwriter, editor, adjunct professor, and Realtor (she’ll do most anything to support her writing habit). Her work appears in Bellevue Literary Review, Steel Toe Review, Ploughshares Writing Lessons, New Pages, South85 Journal, WV Executive, Mountain Echoes, Gambit, Justus Roux, Bluestone Review, and in the anthologies Appalachia’s Last Stand and Mountain Voices. Rhonda blogs at Read. Write. Live! found at www.RhondaBrowningWhite.com , and about the craft of fiction writing at www.WhyTheWritingWorks.com. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.
Gabrielle Brant Freeman teaches composition at East Carolina University and is a graduate of the MFA in poetry program at Converse College. Her work has appeared in many journals, including Chagrin River Review, Clockhouse Review, The Emerson Review, MiPOesias, Red Rock Review, and Shenandoah. While she’d much rather be at the beach, she currently lives creek-side in Eastern North Carolina.
Liat Faver is halfway through a low-residency MFA program in creative writing. My first job is caring for my 89-year-old mother who is having a hard time these days. This has been a rough year in Liatland, and I’m glad my angels are still hangin’ with me.
Yolande Clark-Jackson is a middle school composition and journalism teacher and the editor for the student publication, Conchita Magazine. She graduated with a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Converse College and recently self-published a children’s book with her husband called, Rocko’s First Launch. Her current project is to complete a memoir that was a part of her graduate thesis project. She resides in South Florida with her husband and two children.
Nick Hinton works as a laboratory manager in the physics department at Purdue University. He received his MFA in fiction writing from Converse College, and his work has appeared in The Battered Suitcase. He lives in Indiana where he spends his days studying particles and nights writing fiction.
Kyler Campbell works as a government contractor and a professional writing tutor for Charleston Southern University. He recently finished up his MFA in fiction at Converse College and his work has appeared in Gadfly Online, The Mountain Laurel, and has been nominated for the 2012 Iron Horse Literary Review’s Discovered Voices Award. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and their cat.
Kathleen Nalley recently graduated from the Converse College low-residency MFA program. In 2010, Kwame Dawes selected her manuscript for the S.C. Poetry Initiative’s Sixth Annual Chapbook Prize. Nesting Doll is forthcoming from Stepping Stones Press. She was named an honorable mention for the Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship from the S.C. Academy of Authors in 2011. Recent work was published in the Country Dog Review, and she has poems forthcoming in Emrys Journal and Real South magazine. Kathleen currently serves as poetry editor of the online literary journal, south85.
Noel Christopher Miller (N.C. Miller) resides in Southern Indiana with his wife and daughter. He is a Client Service Manager by day and a fiction writer by night. He recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, and is currently working on a collection of short stories. Visit his website.
Matthew McEver is a fiction student in the MFA program at Converse College. He is a fiction editor for South 85, a reviewer for Dead Reckonings: A Review Magazine for the Horror Field and his work will appear in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. He currently lives in northeast Georgia.