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Contributor Bios – August 2020

Anna Bookstaber is an aspiring poet living in New York City. She has been writing fiction and poetry since a young age and continues creating new works.

Teresa Duggan is a Baltimore photographer and artist at large. Found humor, ephemeral scenes and street surprises are #1 these days, but anything’s possible. See more photos in this CityPaper gallery, or Baker Artist Portfolio.

Dr. Emory D. Jones is a retired English teacher who has taught in high school and in several community colleges. He has four hundred and twenty-four credits including publication in such journals as Smokey Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, Stepping Stones Magazine, Belle Rêve Review, and Encore: Journal of the NFSPS. He is retired and lives in Iuka, Mississippi, with his wife, Glenda. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Paul McKee is a poet living in Canada.

Leah Clare Michaels is a Baltimore native, artist, activist, historian, and surfer. She received a B.A. in History with a focus in Classics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2012 and a M.F.A. in Intermedia and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2019.  Leah was raised as a social Catholic feminist. Her work is informed by a historical research practice and rooted in the space where social justice, art, and travel intersect. See more of her work at

K Roberts is a professional non-fiction writer and artist who occasionally publishes poetry.

Derek “The Mad Artist” Roper has dedicated his creativity and ingenuity to the cosmic mythos. The Mad Artist focuses much of his work on the mysteries of comic horror.  Some of his favorite classic cosmic horror stories include the “Call of Cthulhu,” The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and The King in Yellow. Of course, there are many more! His passion for these stories and the mythos drive his creative processes. See more of his work here.

Ron Torrence published his first short story at 50 and his first poem at 80. Even so, his fiction, poetry and nonfiction are pretty widely published.

Dominique Zeltzman is a Baltimore performer and visual artist. Find more of her work at

Winston Zhou is a photographer/videographer primarily working in weddings and esports. Even though he graduated from UMBC’s Visual Arts program in 2019, he has discovered that the perfect balance to a more “commercial” line of work was to supplement it with creative art, made for himself instead of for a client. Much of his photography and concepts are inspired by food — the way it intimately shapes our viewpoints, the way it can encourage us after difficult times. The way different art is imbued with the unique flavor of the artist is just like how every home-cooked meal is slightly different. And he loves it.

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