Guest Contributors

Serena Jayne


Serena Jayne received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a research scientist, a fish stick slinger, a chat wrangler, and a race horse narc. When she isn’t trolling art museums for works that move her, she enjoys writing in multiple fiction genres. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared in Switchblade MagazineCrack the Spine Literary Magazinethe Oddville Press and other publications.

Twitter: @SJ_Writer

Instagram: @jayneserenawriter


Violet Gray


Violet Gray is a Baltimore-based standup comic. You can follow her on twitter as @violetsilver or on Instagram as chaoticviolet.

Juliette F. Martin

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Juliette Martin is currently pursuing her Masters in Creative Writing from Edinburgh Napier University and her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Juliette spent much of her life searching for magic—and in writing, she found it. She writes fantasy and horror inspired by a love for mythology, history, and nature. You can find her at or on twitter at @juliettefmartin.

K.W. Taylor


K.W. Taylor’s first science fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers, came out in the spring of 2016 from Dog Star Books. Her debut novel, The Red Eye, combines urban fantasy and horror (Alliteration Ink, 2014). Anthology appearances include Ink Stains (Dark Alley, 2017), A Terrible Thing (555/Carrion, 2016), Life after Ashes (Alliteration Ink 2015), The Grotesquerie (Mocha Memoirs Press, 2014), 100 Worlds (Dreamscape Press, 2013), Sidekicks! (Alliteration Ink, 2013), Once Bitten, Never Die (Wicked East Press, 2011), and the forthcoming 555 Vol. 3 (Carrion Blue). Taylor holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, an M.A. in literature, and teaches college in Ohio, where she’s working on her Ph.D. She blogs at

Jennifer Della’Zanna

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Jennifer Della’Zanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in History, German and Ancient/Koinae Greek, and she received an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction in 2013 from Seton Hill University. She is a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association, Historical Novel Society, and the Editorial Freelancers Association. Jennifer has had articles published in more than 30 print and online magazines, as well as six articles for the Encyclopedia of Sex, Love and Courtship in the Medieval World. Her first novel, a historical fantasy set in ancient Egypt, is in the submission process, and two of her short stories are already out in the world.

You can find her at:

Twitter: @jendellazanna

Meagan Logsdon


Meagan Logsdon earned her BA in English from the University of Georgia where she was also a proud and enthusiastic member of the Redcoat Marching Band. She writes speculative fiction and introspective non-fiction with a focus on music and Christian mysticism. She is currently working on her first novel.

Michael K. Ingram


Michael K. Ingram is a writer, editor, and veteran of the US Navy. He is based in Ohio and is the author of many things, including this thing
you should be reading right now. He’s got some English degrees, if you’re
into the whole ethos thing.

Victor Cypert


Victor Cypert holds degrees in mathematics and liberal studies. He is an adjunct lecturer in world and European history at a small technical college in Georgia. He is pursuing an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He lives in Alabama.

Kaitlin Bevis

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Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she’s always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA and Masters in English, Kaitlin went on to write The Daughters of Zeus series.

The Daughters of Zeus series is a young adult Greek mythology retelling featuring the myth of Persephone. If you are looking for fiction books like Percy Jackson with myths and legends, or mythological romances with a paranormal slant like The Goddess Test series, you will enjoy the Daughters of Zeus series.

If you want to learn more about Kaitlin Bevis, visit her website for bonus content, or here to read more about the Daughters of Zeus series.

Sara Tantlinger


Sara Tantlinger resides on a hill in the woods outside of Pittsburgh. She is the author of the horror poetry collection Love For Slaughter. Some of her other works have been published in Page & Spine, Liquid Imagination, The Literary Hatchet, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II. When she’s not writing, Sara enjoys drinking coffee, photographing graveyards, and rereading Poe for the hundredth time. Find her on Twitter @SaraJane524

Kourtnea Zinov’yevna Hogan


Kourtnea Hogan is a horror hound from southern Indiana. Raised on Stephen King novels and 80’s horror movies, she fell in love with the genre at a young age and never looked back. She has recently finished her Master of Fine Arts and will be attending film school in the fall.

Rebecca Halsey

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Rebecca Halsey is a writer and editor with a passion for history and philosophy. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She is a contributing editor to Flash Fiction Online. The first edition of her debut historic romance novel, Notes of Temptation, was published in 2016 by Samhain. In nonfiction, she reports monthly on cybersecurity trends for CrowdStrike, an information security firm. When not writing or tracking hackers, she enjoys gardening, Orioles baseball, and jazz music.

Ava de Cenizas


My mother spent her formative years in Havana, Cuba; my father in Beirut, Lebanon. They bequeathed to me a dual love of the written word and an insatiable interest in world history – the deader, the better. I hold a B.A in Archaeology from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Arizona. I write historical fiction and fantasy. Come find me on Facebook, my roses are lovely this time of year.

Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg


Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg retired as Professor of English from Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, where she taught literature and creative writing. She has been on editorial staffs of the HCC Muse and the Little Patuxent Review. At LPR, she guest edited a mythology issue in 2016. She has also taught courses for the Osher Program of Johns Hopkins University, recently completing a class titled “Greek to Us.” Patricia, will be traveling to Croatia in May to research material for a poetry book dedicated to her immigrant grandparents. Her previous chapbooks are titled “Courted by Snakes and Swans” and “Watching for Birds.”

Erica Millard


Erica Millard grew up surrounded by art and mayhem in the wild mountains of Idaho. She holds a BFA in photography from BYU-I and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She is currently a Professor of Children’s Literature. When not writing, she can be found mountain biking with her husband, eating chocolate, and playing Legos with her kids.

To learn more about Erica, visit her website at, or follow her on Twitter @erica_millard