Blythe Boyer lives and writes in Philadelphia, PA. She likes to gather the emotional and historical content that we might otherwise discard—lost pieces of our daily lives—and find a way to puzzle it all together. Her poetry has appeared in Chronogram, and she is working on her MFA from Rosemont College.

Bella Dante is an artistic being who brings beauty into everything she sees. She has been published with Sage of Consciousness, Moondance, Juked, Flag Pole, and more forthcoming. You can email her at

Ralph Greco, Jr., is an internationally published author of essays, poems, short fiction, button slogans, children's songs and phone sex scripts. Mr. Greco is also an Ascap licensed songwriter and lives in the wilds of NJ suburbia.

John Grey is an Australian born poet, playwright and musician. His latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. His recent work has appeared in The English Journal, Northeast and The Journal Of The American Medical Association.

Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s work has appeared in Aesthetica Magazine, Bewildering Stories, The Australian Reader, Shatter Colors Literary Review, Flipside, Idunna, The Raintown Review, Dead Letters, The Hypertexts, and Arena, among dozens of other places. The recipient of the New South Wales ANZAC Day Award for poetry, she also holds two gold and one silver medal for writing from the MacArthur Arts Festival (Australia). She's edited and contributed to the Arets Boker award winning Norwegian-press literary collection Undertow and a story of hers was included in the 2002 Edinburgh Festival of the Arts—Writer’s Quarter. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, near the Willamette River. Right after she began writing this story, she found an old cane fly rod, still in its tube, stuck in a corner of the attic crawl space of the house she'd just bought. Funny old world, isn't it?

John Irvine is an Old Aged Pensioner with delusions of immortal failure and a cynical view of life. He has a mole under his left arm, and a wife who hates pizza and tripe,. He hopes to die painlessly one day without warning. He has a volume of poetry, recently published by Zenith Publishing Group ( of New Zealand, called Man of Stone. It has been positively reviewed in Takahe magazine by Raewyn Alexander, and in Valley Micropress by Tony Chad. He’s pathetically grateful for that. He also has a web site where you can waste some time:  He has been published in a number of print and online magazines, including Australian Reader, Wicked Karnival, Sam Smith’s Select Six, Stylus and Magazine, and now in the truly amazing Noneuclidean Cafe.

Curt McDaniel lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife and two children. He is a native of Indiana, but has lived in London and Berlin. He spent sixteen years as an attorney for a large multinational corporation, where his roles included helping open the former Soviet Bloc countries to the turmoil of the free market. His short fiction has appeared in The Sink and he recently completed his first novel.

Robin Merrill has her MFA from Stonecoast and her BS from Maine Maritime Academy. A former Merchant Mariner and Great Lakes Pilot, she abandoned seafaring to marry a deckhand and to become a teacher. She now lives in a big, old house in Madison, Maine with said deckhand and their two hounds, Orville and Olive. Her poems were recently featured on The Writer's Almanac and are forthcoming in issues of Margie, Flint Hills Review and Radix. Her newest chapbook, Laundry & Stories is available from Moon Pie Press ( In her spare time, she edits the small poetry journal Monkey's Fist and serves as President of the Maine Poets Society. You can visit her at

Karen L. Newman is the author of the poetry collections EEKU (Sam's Dot) and ChemICKals (upcoming from Naked Snake Press). Over 150 of  her short stories and poems have been published since 2004, both online and  in print. She's won the 2005 Kentucky Mary Jane Barnes Award and received two honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Please visit her online at

Vincent L. Scarsella has been an attorney for the past 26 years, who for the past 12 has been in charge of the office in Buffalo, New York that investigates professional misconduct by lawyers. He is married and has three children. Mr. Scarsella's short story, The Cards of Unknown Players, published in the Fall 2000 edition of East Tennessee State University's Aethleon: The Journal of Sport Literature, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His publishing credits include pieces in The Leading Edge, Antimuse and Aphelion, as well as forthcoming stories in Fictitious Force, and the short story anthologies Strange Pleasures and Justice Wears A Dress.

Deborah J. Sergeant is a freelance writer living in Wolcott, N.Y. Her work appears regularly in local newspapers, along with regional and national magazines.

Julie Ann Shapiro is a freelance writer. She lives in the coastal community of Encinitas, California. Her story collection, Flashes of the Other World is available from Pulp Bits.  Her stories and essays have appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, North County Times, Los Angeles Journal, Pindeldyboz and other publications.  You can find out more about Ms. Shapiro at

Femke Stuut (a Noneuclidean Cafe Contributing Editor) is an internationally certified NLP trainer and meta-coach (neuro-semantics). She has an extensive background in international business and specializes in organizational change as well as personal and professional leadership. She is founder of "Completely You - The human quality headquarters" in the Netherlands. Her vision is to facilitate in connecting people with their core so they can live the purpose of their existence.  She can be reached at  

James Swingle (Noneuclidean Cafe's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief) offers business training, as well as personal growth workshops and coaching, which you can find out about at  His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Aoife's Kiss, Black Ink Horror, Susurrus, Byzarium and other publications.  You can find out more about his writing at


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