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Michael Baruzzini is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and his essays, fiction, and poetry have appeared in such publications as InsideCatholic, Catholic Exchange, Gilbert, and Dappled Things. He writes and teaches in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Paul J. Cella III, is a writer living in Atlanta. His essays have appeared in The New Atlantis, The American Conservative, Touchstone, The Dallas Morning News and other publications. He is currently an editor at Red State and chief editor of the website What’s Wrong with the World. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, he graduated from Wake Forest University.

Bill Daugherty is a recently retired CPA residing in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. Bill has been the husband of one wife for 40 years, a tribute to her remarkable patience. His poems have appeared in First Things and Dappled Things.

Thomas DeFreitas was born in 1969 in Boston. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and at the University of Massachusetts. He now lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Daniel Janeiro is of Portuguese heritage and was born in Connecticut. He received two bachelor’s degrees, in English and Theatre respectively, at Providence College, and his master’s degree in English at the University of Dallas. He now teaches English at Holy Family of Nazareth in Irving, Texas, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

William Luse is the associate editor of The Christendom Review.

Lydia McGrew is a housewife and home schooling mother living in Michigan. She took a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University (1995) and has published a number of works in philosophy. She is the co-author (with Timothy McGrew) of Internalism and Epistemology: The Architecture of Reason (Routledge, 2007), and her articles have appeared in journals such as Erkenntnis, Journal of Philosophical Research, and Philosophia Christi. She is a contributor to the group weblog What’s Wrong with the World. She is a contributing editor to The Christendom Review.

A graduate of the University of Florida writing program under Smith Kirkpatrick, William Mickelberry was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University, writer-in-residence at Juniata College and taught at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and the University of Florida. His work has appeared in The Literary Review, The Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Quarterly West and the Southern Poetry Review among others. Subsequent to teaching, he has worked as a screenwriter. His produced credits include the features Black Dog and Woman Undone. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America’s foremost colorists. He is also known for his cloud and skyscape paintings. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, he studied at the Art Student’s Career School in New York, Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints and limited edition collector’s plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art and illustrating for more than 45 years. Mr. Powell also creates art and illustrations for a number of publishers, including more than 34 instructional art books and painting kits for Walter Foster Publishing, and is the creator and author of the original “Color Recipe Cards”. More of his biography—including a list of galleries displaying his work - can be found at his website: http://www.williampowell-artist.com/ArtistWilliamPowell.html. We are honored to have him grace these pages.

Ward Scott is a Professor Emeritus at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, where he taught English from 1969 until 2007. He studied writing with Smith Kirkpatrick at the University of Florida and was friends with Andrew Lytle, Peter Taylor, John Frederick Nims, John Knowles, and Truman Capote. For years, his home in Gainesville was the artist colony headquarters for the community. To name only a few who stopped by to talk with young writers, the list reads like a Who’s Who: John Ciardi, James Dickey, Harry Crews, Nelson Algren, Donne Pearce author of Cool Hand Luke, Ken Kesey, even Timothy Leary, who enjoyed explaining “what the universe is all about.” Ward’s critical essays have appeared in The Craft of Peter Taylor,” University of Alabama Press, and The Chattahoochee Review, where he wrote about A Cry of Absence by Madison Jones, another writing friend. He lives on a cattle farm in Alachua, Florida, with his wife, Barbara, who is a preschool teacher of children with special needs.

William Tobias Straney is a carpenter and lives with his wife and son in Columbia, SC.

Jeff Trippe is an educator and freelance writer who lives in Yarmouth, Maine, with his wife Laura and daughter Alex.