Originally from Michigan, Daniel Ausema grew up watching the Tigers play in Tiger Stadium but has never been to Comerica Park. He has a background in experiential education and is now a stay-at-home dad. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Fictitious Force, Reflection's Edge, OG's Speculative Fiction, The Sword Review, and All Possible Worlds. He now lives in Colorado.

Annika Barranti (a Noneuclidean Cafe Contributing Editor) was born and raised in New York. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, their son, and several thousand books. She writes for and maintains a personal website at

Zachary C. Bush, 23, is a writer of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and magazine features. He lives in Georgia with his two cats: Luna and Tic-Tac. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chronogram Magazine, Vox Journal, Cerebral Catalyst, Word Riot, as well a dozen literary journals—both online and print.

Mark Fewell has been writing for almost twenty years and has had over 200 works of poetry and fiction published. His work can be found in print and online in such places as Alienskin, Fantastic Stories, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, and Hadrosaur Tales. Anybody wanting to know about Mark and his publications should check out his website at

Cory Ellen Gatrall (M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College) is a writer of fiction, poetry, and the occasional book review. She lives in Los Angeles, where she moonlights as a paralegal.

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.

Ken Head’s poems have been published in a number of e-zines, including Palabras Press, Static Movement, Snakeskin, Autographs Magazine, The Indite Circle and The Hiss Quarterly.  In print, his work appeared in iota and SAW during 2006 and this year will appear in editions of Scifaikuest, Purple Patch, Pulsar and Obsessed With Pipework.  He lives in Cambridge, England and is working towards a first collection.

Kerry Hughes, M.Sc., is an ethnobotanist that is committed to deepening the relationship between plants and people. She has done this though promoting botanical education, market development, plant commercialization, traditional arts & medicine, health writing and agricultural development for the natural products industries.  Kerry is the author of the unique forthcoming book called The Incense Bible, Haworth Press (Spring 2007) and the founder of, which focuses on raw, natural incense.  Kerry is also Co-Author of  The Health Professionals Guide to Dietary Supplements, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (September 2006), a peer-reviewed guide to herbs and nutritional supplements, Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements, Haworth Press (2002) an in-depth text-book on the medical aspects of many of our top supplements; and The Natural Dietary Supplement Pocket Reference, INPR. Kerry continues to be a Field Editor of Prepared Foods/Nutrasolutions Magazines, serves on the Journal Advisory Board for Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, the Board of Directors for The Capoeira Arts Foundation and is a Scientific Advisor for She is also the project co-ordinator for Projeto Kirimurę (, a non-profit project focused on enriching the lives of young Brazilians through capoeira.

Tessa Johnstone has lived in Copenhagen, Washington DC and Sarajevo, but she always returns home to Minneapolis.  She currently resides in Podgorica, the capital of the newly independent Montenegro.  When not tutoring conversational English or copyediting economic reports, she hangs out in Kafe Karver and writes.  This is her first appearance in print.

Tom Leveen was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was Artistic Director of "Is What It Is Theatre" for 12 years. ( He has published fiction previously in The Conqueror, Long Story Short, Theater of Decay, and The Five Stones. He recently married his love, Joy, and they are raising two big slobbery dogs in lieu of children (for the moment).

Kristine Ong Muslim's stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many places. These include fine genre publications like Black Petals, Dark Recesses Press, Down in the Cellar, The Fifth Di..., From the Asylum, Horror Carousel, Illumen, Jupiter, Kaleidotrope, Lighthouse, OG's Speculative Fiction, The Shantytown Anomaly, Spinning Whorl, Tales of the Talisman, and Trail of Indiscretion, and literary journals like Adbusters, Chronogram, Cordite, The Pedestal Magazine, and turnrow.  Her poem, "The Thin Men," which first appeared in Not One of Us, received an honorable mention in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, 2005. "A Spacewalker Dreams" from The Martian Wave was nominated for the James Award in genre poetry. She also co-wrote (with Aurelio Rico Lopez III) Oddities (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006), an illustrated chapbook collection of genre poems for children. Kristine Ong Muslim, 26, lives in the Philippines. Her publication history:

Carole Ann Moleti is a nurse-midwife in New York City, specializing in the care of socially high risk women and children.  In addition to lecturing and professional writing, she is working on a memoir, feature articles, and opinion pieces that focus on political and women’s issues. Her first love is science fiction and fantasy because walking through walls is a lot less painful than running into them.  You can visit her blog 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

Craig Pirrall was born in rural Pennsylvania to an artist and a teacher.  He studied writing and philosophy at Penn State, and illustration at The Ringling School of Art and Design.  Following college he lived in Nara, Japan, where his writing was influenced by the symbolism, mystical spirituality, and natural beauty of the country.  When he isn't writing or reading, Craig teaches English as a second language to junior high school students. He can be reached at

Noel Sloboda earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.  He currently teaches English at Penn State York and serves as dramaturg for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming such places as ByLine, Aesthetica, Ghoti, remark, and Waterways.

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 and consulting.  You can find out more 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 Mr. Swingle's writing at


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