An attorney for a federal regulatory agency, Warren Firschein graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in political science, followed by a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Safety Harbor, Florida with his wife, Dawn, and their two daughters, Sophie and Elena. His most recent middle grade novel is The Pirate of Janaconda Island.
Deborah Klein is a celebrated poet, blogger, essayist, performer, and artist. Her collection of humorous essays and poems, VIEW FROM THE LAUNDRY CHUTE, will be released in 2018 through Chapter Two Press. She lives in Safety Harbor, Florida, where she can often be found crashing various open mic events and leaving the audience in stitches with her unrelenting wit and satire.
Laura Kepner is the editor in chief of the Odet literary journal, and the co-author of A Brief History of Safety Harbor, Florida. The leader of a number of well-known Tampa Bay writing development groups and organizer, Laura is the author of two soon-to-be published novels for your adults.
Nicole Caron’s nonfiction has appeared in numerous trade publications and regional magazines, including most recently CONTXT Magazine and Brevity. She is currently at work on her debut novel, a series of essays about writers and writing, and a poetry collection, This Is Life: 100 Tanka for Everyday Living, scheduled for publication by Chapter Two Press in late 2017. She teaches writing and literature at Ringling College of Art + Design, where she coordinates the First-Year Writing and ESL Program. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @NCaron27.