Of mixed Belgian and African descent, Mona grew up in Brussels and later moved to the United States where she taught writing at the State University of New York (Oswego & Utica). Her work explores the role of the ‘other’ in the marginalized voices of our world. She is currently at work on Trail of Light, a memoir about her quest for joy, healing, and the magic in her life. Mona now lives in Southern California with her family. For more info about the author, please visit: www.authormona.com
Alisa Clements lives in Brazil and is the author of All at Once, a novel that invites readers to new heights of awareness by leading them nowhere and everywhere at once. The Midwest Review praised Clements' exploration into "the boundaries of the imagination," and indeed, the boundaries between fiction and reality blur when her protagonists meditate to 'logon' to the far-out 'Outernet' for a meeting of the minds. You can read an excerpt of the novel here.
Lowry Pei has taught Creative Writing at Harvard University and has written seven novels, the first of which, Family Resemblances, was published in 1986 by Random House (Vintage Contemporary, 1988). His short story, 'Is This Love?' appears in the HSE anthology Above Ground. Best American Short Stories 1984 included his short story "The Cold Room", and The American Story: The Best of Story Quarterly reprinted his "Naked Women". His literary criticism has appeared in the New York Times Book Review.
Tony Rogers' collection of short stories, Bewildered, Harold Faced the Day, won the Writer's Voice Capricorn Prize. He was a semi-finalist in the Quarterly West novella contest. An excerpt from his award-winning first novel was first published in HSE's Above Ground anthology. His fiction has also been published in Pleiades, Worcester Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Painted Hills Review, Thema, Outerbridge, and many others.