Scott Beal is the author of Wait ‘Til You Have Real Problems (Dzanc Books, 2014). Alice Fulton wrote that the poems are “ablaze with insight and riveting language” and “gorgeously wrought: rich with music and an architectural sinew that thrills.” His chapbook, The Octopus, won the 2015 Gertrude Press Poetry Chapbook contest and is forthcoming in 2016. Beal’s poems have appeared in many journals and were awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2013. He teaches writing courses for the University of Michigan’s English Department, Lloyd Hall Scholars Program and Sweetland Writing Center.
Emlyn Chand was born with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). She is the author of Honey the Hero, the first in her Bird Brain Book series for children featuring the exploits of a variety of characters who all happen to be birds. Chand now writes most of her fiction under her real name, Melissa Storm. Her first novel, Farsighted, won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Novel of the Year award in 2012 for the YA category.