Contributors

Jon B. Albertson has been teaching English for a decade and a half.  He is currently an AP Literature and Creative Writing teacher at an Arts Magnet School in the Northwest.  He is previously unpublished as a poet.

The Matthew Lee Bain ship is slowly but steadily approaching its thirty-second year at sail on this dreary and otherwise uncertain sea of life... Other than that, he writes fiction, studies literature, and practices Tae Kwon Do. Two of his poems were recently published in The Rose and Thorn and The Shantytown Anomaly; and a short story, "The Orange Mammoth," has been selected for publication in the upcoming anthology Horror Library Vol. 3.

C.A. Cole has an MA in Gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado. Her illustrious work career includes: dispatcher for a senior transportation program, prescription assistance program worker, and admissions coordinator at a nursing home. Currently, she is unemployed, which she likes as she can work on her writing. Recent credits include QWF, Perigee, flashquake, and Cantaraville.

Bella Dante (Noneuclidean Cafe Contributing Editor) 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 bella.dante@gmail.com.

Judi Lowenburg Forman has been avoiding writing the memoir she thinks she should be writing, by writing instead, very short fiction, mostly about the internal lives of women of a certain age. Judi has a masters degree in public health and works in clinical research at Dartmouth Medical School. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Michael, and their two Basset Hounds, Boswell and Chloe, who help to fill the empty nest left by their two grown children, Hannah and Noah. "Casa di Giulietta" is her first published story.

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, musician. His latest book is What Else Is There from Main Street Rag. Recent work of his was published in The English Journal, The Pedestal, Pearl and the Journal Of The American Medical Association.

Derek J. Goodman is a young writer currently living in Wisconsin. At the age of 18 he moved to Denver to attend the Colorado Institute of Art, but left after a year and a half to pursue writing. His work has appeared in such publications as Neometropolis, Space Squid, Time for Bedlam, and Gods and Monsters. He maintains a blog at www.myspace.com/derekjgoodman.

Ken Head lives in Cambridge.  His poems appear regularly both online and in print, some of them in recent editions of White Chimney, Thieves’ Jargon, Obsessed With Pipework, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Beat The Dust, Ranfurly Review, Urban District Writers, White Leaf Review, The Shine Journal and Static  Movement.    You can reach him by email at kenhead01@googlemail.com.

Sherri H. Hoffman is a working writer in the Pacific Northwest and graduate of Weber State University. After nearly ten non-productive years, she returned to writing fiction, inspired and encouraged by the support of Wildfire Writing in Vancouver, WA and Dangerous Writers in Portland, OR. Recent publications include "Black Bird" (Editor's Choice Award) and "Thicker Than Water" (Editor's Choice Award), an excerpt chapter from a novel in progress of the same title. Other works are published in Etchings, Poetic Diversity, and upcoming in Duck & Herring Pocket Field Guide (10/08). Read more at www.sherrihhoffman.com.

John Irvine is an Old Aged Pensioner in New Zealand 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, and with a minimum of leakage.  He had a volume of poetry published in 2005 by Zenith Publishing Group: www.zenithpublishing.co.nz  of New Zealand called Man of Stone. It has been positively reviewed in NZ's Takahe magazine by Raewyn Alexander, in Valley Micropress by Tony Chad and given a thorough rubbishing by Sam Smith of The Journal in the UK. John's pathetically grateful for all of that. He also has a web site where you can waste some time: www.cooldragon.co.nz  He has also had a collection of  pathetic poetry illustraed cleverly (for an Australian) by Dave Freeman called Rat atouille for the rindless. We’re currently suing Disney…  He was at one time poetry editor of Canadian teen writer’s magazine What If? Running his own online writer’s group, participating in two others, administering to the What If? Online forum and teaching poetry to primary school kids in his home area keep the old gent busy.  He has been published in any number of print and online magazines, including Australian Reader, Wicked Karnival, Black Ink Horror, Illuminations, Sam Smith’s Select Six, Whispers of Wickedness, Scifaiku, Stylus, Kokako, the NZ Poetry Society's 2006 haiku anthology and NZ’s own Magazine. And now he may be read in that truly amazing, splendiferous, astounding, heroic Canadian online magazine Noneuclidean Café.

Leland Jamieson lives and writes in East Hampton, Connecticut, USA.  Recent and forthcoming work appears in numerous print and Internet magazines.  His first book, 21st Century Bread: Poems, can be previewed and is available at http://www.lulu.com/lelandjamieson.

I.E. Lester is a lifelong reader, having acquired the bug as a child during a washed-out family holiday when, sheltering from the rain in a seafront kiosk store, the cover on an Isaac Asimov short stories collection attracted a nine-year-old eye.  Having read all Asimov's fiction (as well as Heinlein, Clarke, Moorcock, and many others) he moved onto non-fiction, encouraging a love of science and history.  He studied Mathematics and Astrophysics whilst at University and works as a software designer. When not reading, he can often be found watching cricket or rugby, or wandering medieval streets in France or Italy.

Carole Ann Moleti lives and works as a nurse-midwife in New York City, explaining her love of the paranormal, urban fantasy, and space opera.  In addition to professional publications, Carole writes memoir, review and commentary, and opinion pieces that focus on political and women’s issues.  She has been practicing being Catholic for her whole life.  But her first love is science fiction and fantasy because walking through walls is a lot less painful than running into them.  Visit her blog at http://360.yahoo.com/caroleannmoleti.

More than 500 of Kristine Ong Muslim's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in over 200 publications worldwide. Her work has appeared in Aoife's Kiss, Astropoetica, Coyote Wild, Down in the Cellar, The Fifth Di, Kaleidotrope, Not One of Us, OG's Speculative Fiction, Spinning Whorl, Starline, Sybil's Garage, and Tales of the Talisman. She is a two-time winner of Sam's Dot Publishing's James Award for genre poetry. This is her second appearance in Noneuclidean Café. Her publication credits can be found here.

Robert K. Omura lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada where he practices law. He is active in education, law reform, the environment and the outdoors. His fiction and poetry appears or is forthcoming in numerous literary journals, ezines and anthologies, including the Raving Dove, the Rose & Thorn, and Paradigm. His poetry aired on CBC Radio for National Poetry Month in 2008. He is currently working on a novel, but that's slow going at best.

Eric Stever works in the Mojave desert. He walks through moonscapes, thinks of milkshakes, and lives on the 'Loneliest Road in America'.  To find out about his upcoming stories go to www.ecs-media.com/writer.

Melinda Selmys is the mother of four children: a valkyrie, a princess, a sage and a dragonslayer. She enjoys aesthetic critical theory, home-made liqueurs, and crypto-zoology. Her work can also be found in Byzarium, and in the upcoming Pirate Issue of Shimmer.

James Swingle (Noneuclidean Cafe Publisher and Editor) offers business training and consulting.  You can find out more at www.jamesswingle.com.  His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Aoife's Kiss, Black Ink Horror, Susurrus, Byzarium and other publications.  Mr. Swingle's short story "Fortune Cookie" was just made into a short film, directed by Mike Allore.  You can find out more about Mr. Swingle's writing at fiction.jamesswingle.com

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