GABRIEL RICARD Gabriel Ricard writes, edits, and occasionally acts. He is a contributor and monthly columnist with both Cultured Vultures and Drunk Monkeys. He is also an editor with Kleft Jaw. His first book was Clouds of Hungry Dogs. As an actor, he has appeared in several plays and short films, in addition to writing stage plays. He lives with his wife on Long Island. Books BONDAGE NIGHT LOVE AND QUARTERS A LUDICROUS SPLIT (WITH KEVIN RIDGEWAY) CLOUDS OF HUNGRY DOGS (KLEFT JAW PRESS) FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ME
poet/chaos enthusiast with a full tank of gas and half pack of cigarettes
L. M. BRYSKI L. M. (Lisa) Bryski, MD, is Canadian, convenient since her home is somewhere in Canada. She could reside most anywhere though, as she spends considerable time living in her own head. Lisa is a real doctor, but doesn’t play one on TV. She gets to wear a lab coat at work, and she likes to fix emergencies, not cause them. Lisa has many proclivities, including a love of pancakes and all things breakfast. She enjoys reading and writing, and is very proud of her pronunciation of difficult words. Her humour is horrible, her punctuation abysmal, but she always finds a way to end her sentences with a period piece. The Book of Birds is Lisa’s first novel.
SHELBY KENT-STEWART Shelby Kent-Stewart Shelby is no stranger to the wonderful world of words. With the publication of her first story at the ripe old age of ten, she was hooked. Since then, she has enjoyed careers as a political speech writer and mainstream fiction author. Her passion? Writing erotic romance. “The world is cold. Romance and great sex heat it up.” A native of Southern California, Shelby and her superhero husband are self-confessed vagabonds, moving whenever and wherever the spirit moves them. They currently reside in the Great American Southwest. Fierce animal-rights activists, they adopt at-risk and severely-abused dogs and love the stuffing out of them for the rest of their furry little lives.