"Originally from Lexington, KY, I currently live in Nashville with my (fashionable) wife and our (boisterous) son. Previous "jobs" include freelance film composer, preschool teacher, barista, and stay-at-home dad. I'm a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. I like pesto, Arcade Fire, indie bookstores, Middle-earth, GARP, Elliott Smith, Christmastime, and all things Sorkin. I don't like olives, liars, or wet socks."
Helen Maslin lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two young sons. She has studied English, history and art history, which remain her chief interests. She also runs an art club at her children's primary school.
Helen's art club is fun but always very messy. Her favourite things are brightly-coloured hair, Peter Lorre's voice, the smell of new books, Roy Lichtenstein's art, niceness and cake.
J. Ryan Stradal’s writing has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books among other places, and he edits the fiction section of The Nervous Breakdown.
Born and raised in Minnesota, he now lives in Los Angeles where he cohosts a culinary-themed reading series called Hot Dish and has worked as a TV producer for Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. He does not own a gun and a motorcycle, which makes him unique among the men in his extended family.
Sally Hepworth has lived and travelled around the world, spending extended periods in Singapore, the U.K., and Canada. While on maternity leave Sally finally fulfilled a lifelong dream to write. While pregnant with her second child, Sally wrote The Secrets of Midwives. Her next novel, Things We Keep, will be published in 2016.
Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two children.