Marta Moran Bishop is the product of three generations of women writers. Their legacy to her was an inquisitive mind and a joy of writing and reading. She reads to children and adults alike taking her books from children's classes to senior centers. Her first book, Wee Three: A Mothers Love In Verse, a children's poetry book, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, was a collaborative effort and a labor of love. She took the short, sweet verses her grandmother wrote in the nineteen thirty's for her children and expanded those and added additional verses of her own.
Paul Beckman’s published books are: Kiss Kiss, Peek, Come! Meet My Family and Other Stories Chapbooks: Maybe I Ought to Sit in a Dark Room for a While, 21 Stories, and a novella, Lovers and Other Mean People. Paul has over 400 stories published in print, online, and via audio in the following magazines among others: Pank, Necessary Fiction, Playboy, New Flash Fiction Review, Pure Slush, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Thrice Fiction, Fictive Dream, Connecticut Review. Literary Orphans, 100 Word Story, Spelk Fiction, Molotov Cocktail, Jellyfish Review, Digging Through the Fat, Litro, and Red Fez.
Shirley Drew is a Professor of Communication at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She has been teaching and living in the Sunflower State since 1989. She completed her Ph.D. at Bowling Green State University in 1985 in Interpersonal and Public Communication. Before moving to Kansas, she worked for three years as an internal management trainer and consultant for a 650-bed hospital in Toledo, Ohio. Her teaching areas include interpersonal, group, organizational communication, and qualitative research methods. Her research is primarily qualitative (ethnographic) and includes ritual, group culture, and occupational culture. Her book entitled Dirty Work: The Social Construction of Taint was published in August of 2007.