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Our Authors ~ Online, 2009 to present ~ William Aarnes, Jennifer Acker, Paul Allen, Amy Gigi Alexander, Harold Augenbraum, Karen Auvinen, Michelle Bailat-Jones,  Stephanie Bane, Mike Barenti, Christian Barter, Rick Bass, Wendy Battin, Jeffrey Bean, B.J. Best, MaryEllen Beveridge, Jill Birdsall, Vanessa Blakeslee, Bethany Bowman, Mary Lee Bragg, Mark Brazaitis, Michael Busk, Sigman Byrd, Scott Cameron, Robin Carstensen, Robin Chapman, Peter Chilson, Sharon Chmielarz, Lilah Clay, Brad Clompus, Lawrence Coates, Michael Cohen, Joan Colby, Charisse Coleman, Katharine Coles, Neal Conan, J.L. Conrad, Heather Corrigan, Serena Crawford, Eric Crump, Eileen Cunniffe, Jim Dameron, Jim Daniels, Faye Rapoport DesPres, Arthur Diamond, Paul Dickey, Rochelle Distelheim, Elizabeth Dodd,  Joshua Doležal, Mark Dostert, John Drury, Bruce Ducker, David Ebenbach, Susan Elbe, J.J. Elliot, Laura Ender, Jeff Ewing, Patricia Fargnoli, Alan Feldman, Brad Felver, Gary Fincke, Ruth Foley, Alyson Foster, Brett Foster, Robert Froese, Pete Fromm, J. Malcom Garcia,  Sarah Gauch, Jaimy Gordon, Josh Green, Sheldon Green, Alvin Greenberg, G.L. Grey, Amy Gustine, Chad Hanson, J.R. Hanson, Natalie Harris, Lisa Ohlen Harris, Steven Harvey, Chris Haven, Mike Hazard, Kathleen Hellen, Melanie Hoffert, Richard Hoffman, B.J. Hollars, Philippa Holloway, Michael Hormolka, Christopher Howell, T.R. Hummer, Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt, Donald Illich, Brad Johnson, Betsy Johnson-Miller, Jonathan Johnson, Jason M. Jones, Dore Kiesselbach, Heather Kirn, Laurie Klein, Aaron Krol, Angel LaCanfora, Thanhha Lai, Laurie Lamon, Heather Kirn Lanier, Elisabeth Lanser-Rose, Sydney Lea, Brianne Lee, Laurie Levy, April Lindner, Frannie Lindsay,  Christopher Locke, Jim Lou, Sheila Madary, Marjorie Maddox,  Al Maginnes, Dawn Marano, Michael Martone, David McAleavey, Alexander McElroy, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Marsha McGregor, Janet McNally, Michelle Menting, J. Shane Mercer, Laura Miller, Jeff Mock, Hadley Moore, Donald Morrill, Sandell Morse, Rose Rappoport Moss, Matthew Murrey, Jeff Muse, Randy Nelson, Lisa Norris, Tom Noyes, David O’Connell, Costangelo Pacilio, Anne Panning, Edith Pearlman, Michael Pearce, Kristina Pfleegor, Antonio Pellicano, Mary Pope, Bernard Quetchenbach, Elizabeth Rees, Thomas Reiter, Vincent Reusch, Mark Rigney, Natalie Bryant Rizzieri, Robert Root, Lex Runciman, Reg Saner, Sarah Sarai, Jennifer Jordan Schaller, Tina Schumann, Brian Schwartz, Claudia Serea, Peggy Shumaker, Richard Spilman, Jennifer Sinor, Judith Slater, Heather A. Slomski, Ron Smith, Theresa D. Smith, Tatjana Soli, Joannie Stangeland, Cindy Stewart-Rinier, Caroline Sutton, Jill Talbot, Jason Tandon, Rachel Toor, Pepper Trail, Jessica Treadway, Dennis Trujillo, Lee Upton, Julie Marie Wade, G.C. Waldrep, Jeanne Murray Walker, Kirsten Wasson, Amy Waterman, A.S. Waterman, Charles Harper Webb, Anna Lowe Weber, Gabriel Welsch, Paul Wells, Sarah Wells, Ingrid Wendt, John Whalen, Nathan White, Joan Wilking, Nance Van Winckel, Scott Withiam, Brian Yen

Our Authors ~ In print, 1975 – 2009 ~ Lee K. Abbott, Marilyn Abildskov, Felicia Ackerman, Gale Acuff, Kathleen Aguero, Liz Ahl, William Aiken, Dan Albergotti, Agha Shahid Ali, Steven Allaback, Dick Allen, Paul Allen, Steve Almond, Guri Andermann, Victoria Anderson, Dori Appel, Jacob M. Appel, Sharman Apt, Cherryl Armstrong, Harold Augenbraum, Dennis Augustyn, Paul Austin, Karen Babine, Ellyn Bache, Allison Baker, Barry Ballard, James Ballowe, W.C. Bamberger, Melissa Bank, Edward Baratta, Mike Barenti, Walter Bargen, Jane Barnes, Dorothy Barresi, Shiela Barry, Jackie Bartley, Steven Barza, Rick Bass, Wendy Battin, Steven Bauer, Craig Beaven, Anne Beck, Robin Beeman, T.J. Beitelman, Jon Bell, Marvin Bell, David Bengtson, John Bennion, Robert Bense, Boyd W. Benson, Nell Beram, Michael Beres, Laura Bernstein, Maur Bettman, George Bilgere, Jon Billman, Wendy Bishop, Maureen Bloomfield, Kristin Blumberg, Frederick Bock, Jody Bolz, Cynthia Bond, Toni de Bonneval, Kathleen Ford Bonnie, Marc Bookman, Audrey F. Borenstein, Marta Boswell, Robert Bowie, Larry Bradley, Becky Bradway, Mary Lee Bragg, John M. Brand, Tara Bray, Kelley Brennan, Kenneth Brewer, Kim Bridgford, Mae Seidment Briskin, E.M. Broner, Karen Brown, Mary Ward Brown, Sarah Browning, Philip S. Bryant, Andrea Hollander Budy, Michael J. Bugeja, Anthony Bukoski, E. Shaskan Bumas, Alan Burdick, Michael Burke, E.G. Burrows, Lynne Burris Butler, Edward Byrne, Douglas Burton-Christie, Anne C. Bromley, T. Alan Broughton, Alison Cadbury, Scott Cairns, Jennifer Call, Francois Camoin, Rick Campbell, Dan Campion, Charles Cantrell, Douglas Carlson, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Andrea L. Carter, Jared Carter, Gwendolyn Cash, James Cervantes, Steve Chamerlain, Robin Chapman, Thalia Cheronis-Selz, Kelly Cherry, Richard Chess, Peter Chilson, Sharon Chmielarz, Liana Joy Christensen, Jan Christopher, Nicholas Christopher, Robert M. Chute, Lawrence Coates, Carole Cohen, Helen Degen Cohen, Robert Cohen, Joan Colby, Charisse Coleman, Katharine Coles, Robert Collins, Marshall Cook, Paula Coomer, Wyn Cooper, Beth Copeland, Robert Cording, Stephen Corey, Peter Corodimas, Vicki Covington, Andrew Cox, Chauna Craig, Peter Craig, Jack Crawford, Paul Crenshaw, Barbara Crooker, Sara Crosby, Mary Cross, Deborah Cummins, Laura Cunningham, Daniel Curley, Arthur Curtin, John Cussen, Philip Dacey, Mick Dean, Ed Daggett, Sara Dailey, Catherine Daly, James Ryan Daley, Jim Dameron, Leo Damrosch, Julie Danho, Manoj Das, Alan Davis, Brad Davis, Debra Anne Davis, Olena Kalytiak Davis, Olivia Davis, Orman Day, Diane Shipley DeCillis, Greg Delisle, John Deming, Philip Dentinger, Peter Desy, Dan DeWeesem, Millicent G. Dillon, Paul Dilsaver, Elizabeth Dodd, Susan M. Dodd, Richard Dokey, Joshua Dolezal, Lynn Domina, William Doreski, Rita J. Doucette, Ann Douglas, Karen Douglass, James Doyle, Terry Dubow, Heather Dubrow, Joseph Duemer, David Duer, Pete Duval, Brady Earnhart, Susan Efros, Susan Elbe, Karl Elder, Jessie T. Ellison, Carol Emshwiller, Susan Engberg, Lin Enger, George Estreich, Carrie Etter, Patricia Fargnoli, Rebecca Faught, Steve Fay, Jenny Fields, Sharon Fiffer, Meg Files, Gary Fincke, Donald Finkel, Miriam Finkelstein, James Finnegan, Mary Fister, Kate Flaherty, Alice Fogel, Chris Forhan, John Foster, Carrie Fountain, H.E. Francis, Mark J. Frazier, Stephen Frech, K.C. Frederick, Diane P. Freedman, Larry French, Stuart Friebert, Philip Fried, Jeff Friedman, Helen Frost, Al Gabor, Brendan Galvin, J. Malcom Garcia, Nicholas Gatto, Madeleine Gekiere, John Gerlach, Gail Hosking Gilberg, Erika Reich Giles, Molly Giles, Joseph Gillon, Linda Walvoord Girard, Rebecca Givens, Joan Givner, Diane Glancy, Malcolm Glass, Laura Glenn, Tereze Gluck, Ulf Goebel, Patricia Goedicke, Albert Goldbarth, Lester Goldberg, Arthur Steven Goldman, Lloyd Goldman, Benjamin Goluboff, J.B. Goodenough, Richard Goodman, Mark Gordon, Roberta Gordon, Dorian Gossy, Thomas Gough, Taylor Graham, Toni Graham, Alvin Greenberg, William Greenway, Kevin Griffith, Harvey Grossinger, Particia A. Grossman, Paul Gruchow, Bruce Guernsey, Michael Guista, Max Gutmann, Becky Hagenston. John Hales, H. Palmer Hall, Rachel Hall, Ruth Hamel, Jeffrey Hammond, Lynne T. Hanley, C.J. Hannah, Twyla Hansen, Julie Jordan Hanson, Jeff Hardin, Edward Hardy, Ann Harleman, Charles Harper, Linda Lee Harper, Marina Harris, Peter Harris, Karl Harshbarger, Sydney Harth, Charles O. Hartman, Gregor Hartman, William Hathaway, James Haug, Jack Hayes, Terrance Hayes, Philip Heldrich, Robert Hellenga, Linda Heller, Christopher Helmuth, Gretchen Henderson, Barbara Henning, David Henson, Wendy Herbert, Neva Herrington, Alan V. Hewat, Joanna Higgins, Jen Hill, Robert W. Hill, Annie Hinkle, Deborah Hodge, A.C. Hoffman, Richard Hoffman, Lawrence Hogue, Jonathan Holden, Janet Holmes, Woody Holton, Brad Hooper, Laura Hope-Gill, David Hopes, Richard Horburg, Lewis B. Horne, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Christopher Howell, Meghan Howes, David Hudson, Lucinda Hughes, David M. Hull, Maria Hummel, T.R. Hummer, Randy Huntsberry, Marcia L. Hurlow, Linda Hussa, Karl Iagnemma, Elizabeth Inness-Brown, Talat Jafri, Allison Eir Jenks, Brently Johnson, Greg Johnson, Jennifer Johnson, Jonathon Johnson, Julia Johnson, R. Dean Johnson, Betsy Johnson-Miller, William Jolliff, Charles Scott Jones, Richard Jones, Allison Joseph, William Joyner, F.R. Katz, Margaret Kaufman, Wendi Kaufman, Tom Kealey, George Keithley, William Keller, Jean Kelley, Karlton Kelm, J. Patrick Kelly Lisbeth Kent, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Kathryn Kerr, Frances Kerridge, Jascha Kessler, Peter Kime, Gene Kimmet, Kevin King, Robert King, Jeanne Kinney, Judith Kitchen, Nancy Kline, James Klise, William Kloefkorn, Joann Kobin, Douglas C. Kohn, Jacqueline Kolosov, Laura Kopchick, William Knight, Christian Knoeller, Lisa Knopp, Ann B. Knox, David Kranes, Jonathan Kranz, Lynne Kuderko, V.S. Kulkarni, Natalie Kusz, Miriam Kuznets, Melody Lacina, Jane Birdsall Lander, Scott Lasser, Sydney Lea, Allen Learst, Mitchell LesCarbeau, Jonathon Levant, Kathleen Leverich, Curt Leviant, Jeffrey Levine, Laurie Levy, F.R. Lewis, Susan Lewis, Elizabeth Libbey, M.M. Liberman, Topper Lilien, Paul Lindholdt, Jim Lindstrom, Elinor Lipman, M.E. Liu, Edward Locke, Diane Lockward, Rachel Loden, Tom Lombardo, George Looney, Bret Lott, Nate Lowe, Neal Lulofs, Roslyn Rosen Lund, Alison Luterman, Wm. Lychack, Kathleen Lynch, Bonnie Lyons, R. Nikolas Macioci, Marjorie Maddox, Michael David Madonick, Kathleen Maher, Layne Maheu, Marc Malandra, Michael Patrick Malone, John Mann, Dawn Marano, Jacqueline Marcus, Mordecai Marcus, Kai Maristed, Leslie Marshall, Daniel J. Martin, Ramon E. Martinez, Michael Martone, Charles Marvin, Bobbie Ann Mason, Teresa S. Mathes, Brad Maxfield, Margo Maxwell, Wendell Mayo, Cris Mazza, Janet McAdams, David McAleavey, Clint McCown, Aaron McCollough, John McDermott, Walt McDonald, Ron McFarland, David McGlynn, Erin McGraw, Michael McMahon, Catherine McMullen, Robert McNamara, Adam McOmber, Paul McRay, Gwyn McVay, Mameve Medwed, Sara Baker Michalak, Christian Michener, Josephine Miles, Jennifer Militello, Joseph Millar, A. McA. Miller, Alyce Miller, Deborah Miller, Kevin Miller, Joan Millman, George Mills, Richard Mills, Ralph J. Mills, Jr., Valerie Miner, Jerry Mirskin, Lisa Mitchell, Roger Mitchell, Jeff Mock, Jewel Mogan, Claudie MonPere, Ander Monson, Melissa Morphew, Donald Morrill, Colin Morton, Donald Moss, Rose Rappoport Moss, Kay Murphy, G.E. Murray, Dan Myers, Les Myers, Laura Nelson, Kirk Nesset, Jack Nestor, Leonard Neufeldt, Franz Jorgen Neumann, Susan Schaefer Neville, Rebecca Newth, Barbara S. Nodine, Bink Noll, Jean Nordhaus, Sue Normolle, Lisa Norris, William Notter, Marian Novick, Tom Noyes, Jane Nudelman, D. Nurske, Naomi Shihab Nye, Nina Nyhart, Karri Offstein, Dekoven O’Leary, Julia Oliver, W. Scott Olsen, Stewart O’Nan, Brett Ortler, Carolyn Osborn, Anthony Ostroff, John O’Toole, John Palmer, Barbara Pamp, Joy Passanante, Wendy Parrish, Jamie Parsley, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Edith Pearlman, Joel B. Peckham, Katy Pena, Simon Perchik, Tamar Perla, Allan Peterson, Jim Peterson, Levi S. Peterson, Michael Pfeifer, Roger Pfingston, Barbara Phillips, Carol J. Pierman, Debra Pokornowski, Elizabeth Poliner, Susan Ponsoldt, Patricia E. Powers, William Powers, David Pratt, Sean Prentiss, D. Prinzo, Melissa Brown Pritchard, Bernard Quetchenbach, Colin Rafferty, Phil Raisor, Sheela Ramaprian, Ladette Randolph, Paula Rankin, M. Rebecca Ransom, C.L. Rawlins, David Ray, Thomas Reiter, Suzanne Ress, Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, Luanne Rice, Oliver Rice, Ruby Riemer, Elisavietta Ritchie, Kim Roberts, Leslie Carol Roberts, Nancy Roberts, Mary Elsie Robertson, Penelope Schwartz Robinson, Susan Robinson, Billy Roche, Paulette Roeske, James Silas Rogers, Brian Ascalon Roley, David Romtvedt, Robert Root, George H. Rosen, Kenneth Rosen, A.D. Ross, Henry H. Roth, David Rothbart, Carl Royer, Sauzanne Ruta, Barbara Ryberg, James Sallis, Arthur Saltzman, Reg Saner, Terry Savoie, Catherine Scherer, Jeane Schinto, Natalie Schoen, E.M. Schorb, Max Schott, L. J. Schneiderman, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Cindie Schwartzberg, Sandra Scofield, Sonia Scott-Fleming, Heather Sellers, Peter Serchuck, Carolyn Servid, Neila Seshachari, Robbie Clipper Sethi, Gerald Shapiro, Steven Sher, Peggy Shumaker, Robert L. Selig, Thalia Selz, Jean-Mark Sens, Jim Shepard, Neil Shepard, Sophie Sheppard, Vivian Shipley, Sondra Shulman, Gail Louise Siegel, Barry Silesky, Beth Simon, Margot Singer, Pamela Painter Skeen, Dusty Sklar, Kathryn Sky-Peck, Judith Slater, Kay Sloan, Lynn Sloan, Dave Smith, J.D. Smith, Ron Smith, Sally Smits, George W. Smyth, Bruce Snider, William Jr. Snyder, Kristine Somerville, Judith Sornberger, Barry Spacks, Darrell Spencer, Kathleen Spivak, Terry Spohn, Joannie Kervran Stangeland, David Starkey, Larry Starzec, Patricia Staton, Donna Baier Stein, Susan Steinberg, Lisa M. Steinman, Marjorie Stelmach, Francine Sterle, Harry Stessel, Evelyn Stevens, Steven Stewart, Judith Saul Stix, Sheryl St. Germain, Anthony E. Stockanes, Phyllis Stowell, Judith Strasser, Nina Pelikan Straus, Marjan Strojan, Elizabeth Strout, Constance Struder, Dan Stryk, Floyd C. Stuart, Virgil Suarez, Ira Sukrungruang,  Joyce Sutphen, Barbara Sutton, Nanora Sweet, Thomas Swiss, Sara Mansfield Taber, Marcia Tager, Ron Tanner, Barry Targan, Robert Jr. Taylor, Richard Terrill, Zona Teti, Terry Ann Thaxton, Denise Thomas, Jean L. Thompson, Sally Thomas, S.E. Thompson, Christopher Torockio, Alison Townsend, Grant Tracey, Margot Treitel, Robert Tremmel, Eric Trethewey, Mary Trimble,  Elizabeth Trotter, Judy Troy, Mary Troy, Duncan Tucker, Lee Upton, Constance Urdang, Pamela Uschuk, Ryan Van Meter, Michael Van Wallaghan, William F. Van Wert, Nance Van Winckel, Helen Valenta, Valery Varble, Charles J. Vargo, Krishnan Varma, Christina Veladota, Bill Vermillion, Mark Vinz, Ellen Visson, Robert Vivian, Arthur Vogelsang, Mary Vogt, Karen Volkman, Kathleen Wakefield, Norman Waksler, G.C. Waldrep, Ronald Wallace, Connie Wanek, Candice Ward, Joanna Warwick, Thomas Washington, Audrey Wasson, Kirsten Wasson, Larry Watson, Jane O. Wayne, Margaret Weaver, Charles Harper Webb, Elizabeth Weber, Hart Wegner, Delsa Weiner, J. Weintraub, Richard Welin, Gabriel Welsch, William Wenthe, John Weser, Debbie Lee Wesselmann, W.D. Wetherell, Tony Whedon, Charles B. Wheller, Katharine Whitcomb, Gail White, Paula White, Sylvia Whitman, Gayle Whittier, Martha Wickelhaus, Carol Wickersham, Mark Van Wienen, Neurine Wiggin, Peter Wild, Joan Wilking, Diane Swartz Williams, Paul Willis, Maria Winston, Scott Withiam, Sandra Earle Worsham, Leilani Wright, Robert Wrigley, Karen Wunsch, Charles Wyatt, Pamela Yenser, Tom Yori, Richard Zabransky, Matt Zambito, Karen Zealand, Patricia Zelver, H.A. Zimmerman, Lloyd Zimpel

 

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