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  • Levison, Deborah

    Deborah Levison’s life has two parts: the first in Canada, where she grew up, and the second in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband, three children, and a doodle named Moose. A journalist and publicist, she writes for regional, national, and international media. Her debut book, THE CRATE: A Read more [...]

  • Ross, Susan

    Author of MG novels Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story (Holiday House, 2015) about a Somali refugee girl and boy in Maine finding friendship, and Searching for Lottie (Holiday House, 2019), a contemporary mystery about a girl searching to discover the fate of the young violinist she was named after Read more [...]

  • Adam von Gootkin

    Living Proof tells the story of how, in just a few short years, Connecticut natives Adam and Pete took Onyx Spirits Company from a start-up concept born in a restored Civil War-era factory to a multimillion-dollar, award-winning spirit distillery by breaking rules, learning from failures, and challenging the status quo. Read more [...]

  • Albee, Sarah

    Sarah Albee has written numerous nonfiction children’s books, including Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History; Bugged: How Insects Changed History; and Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up. Before Sarah began her career as a children’s book writer and editor, she was Read more [...]

  • Allison, Susan

    Susan Allison was the first Poet Laureate of Middletown, CT. Born in Derby, CT and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, she returned to Wesleyan University to earn a BA in African Studies in 1985 after mountain climbing and traveling through East Africa. Shortly after graduation, she opened an old and rare Read more [...]

  • Andersen, Jonathan

    Jonathan Andersen is the author of Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018), which was awarded the 2017 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Poetry Prize. Other books include Stomp and Sing (Curbstone Press/ Northwestern University Press, 2005) and The Burden Note (Meridian Prize, 2014), a bilingual chapbook published for the 42nd Smederevo’s Poetry Read more [...]

  • Anderson, Virginia DeJohn

    Virginia DeJohn Anderson is Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century, Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America, American Journey: A History of the Read more [...]

  • Baratz-Logsted, Lauren

    Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 30 books for adults, teens and children, including the popular series for young readers, The Sisters 8, which she created with her husband and daughter. She still remembers watching the astronauts walk on the moon.

  • Barrett, Karoline

    Karoline lives in Southington, Connecticut with her husband. When I’m not writing, she’s either reading, spending time by the water, taking pictures, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math!

  • Basch, Rachel

    Rachel Basch is the author of three novels: The Listener (Pegasus Books) just short listed for The 2016 Firecracker Awards by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, The Passion of Reverend Nash (W.W. Norton) named one of the five best novels of 2003 by The Christian Science Monitor, and Read more [...]

  • Beck, Christine

    Poet Laureate – West Hartford Christine Beck was named the fifth Poet Laureate of West Hartford in May of 2015. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University and is the author of Blinding Light (Grayson Books 2013) and I’m Dating Myself, (Dancing Read more [...]

  • Beck, Jamie

    National bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than two million copies. She is a Booksellers’ Best Award and National Readers’ Choice Award finalist, and critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “uplifting,” and “entertaining.” In addition to writing novels, Read more [...]

  • Beeching, Barbara

    My book, Hopes and Expectations: Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford, was published by SUNY Press in 2017, both in hard cover and paperback.

  • Belanger, Michael

    Michael Belanger is a young adult author and high school history teacher. He is a member of the Westport Writers’ Workshop and faculty advisor to Greenwitch, a high school literary magazine that has published talented young writers–including Truman Capote–for over a hundred years. His debut novel, The History of Jane Read more [...]

  • Burt, Jake

    When he’s not writing, Jake Burt teaches fifth grade. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife, daughter, and several banjos.  

  • Chesbro, James M.

    James M. Chesbro is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Essay Daily, The Millions, The Huffington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, and The Collagist, among others. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Read more [...]

  • Clements, Brian

    Brian Clements is the author of several collections of poems, most recently A Book of Common Rituals (Quale Press, 2014). He is Professor of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process at Western Connecticut State University, where he coordinates the Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing. He was founding Read more [...]

  • Connors, Ginny Lowe

    Ginny Lowe Connors is the author of three poetry collections: The Unparalleled Beauty of a Crooked Line, Barbarians in the Kitchen, and most recently, Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village. Her chapbook, Under the Porch, won the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize. In addition, she has edited several poetry Read more [...]

  • Craig, Geoffrey

    Geoffrey Craig’s fiction, poetry and drama have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the New Plains Review, Calliope, Foliate Oak, Spring – the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society and The MacGuffin. He has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. In January 2016, Prolific Press published his novel, Scudder’s Gorge. Previously, Read more [...]

  • Crandall, Melissa

    Crandall cut her professional writing teeth on media tie-in novels for the television shows Star Trek, Quantum Leap, and Earth 2. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors (where she happily rubs shoulders with Mark Twain); The Great Read more [...]

  • Cundy, David

    Animals Spell Love is David Cundy’s debut children’s book. David is a writer, graphic designer and educator with a lifelong commitment to arts and letters. He has designed type in New York and London, created graphics for many illustrious organizations, and taught at Yale. His studio overlooks the Town Green Read more [...]

  • Dana Meachen Rau

    Dana Meachen Rau is an author, artist, and editor. Over her almost twenty years working as a freelancer, she has published more than 350 books for children in a variety of genres—early readers, picture books, historical fiction, biographies, cookbooks, and nonfiction on scientific, historical, geographical, and other popular topics. She Read more [...]

  • DeKeyser, Stacy

    Stacy DeKeyser is the author of both fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her books have been listed among the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, Amazon Editors’ Picks, KIRKUS REVIEW’s New and Notable Books for Children, and Read more [...]

  • Denfeld, Rene

    Rene Denfeld is an internationally bestselling author, journalist, Mitigation Specialist, and fact Investigator in death penalty cases. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a published author of five books including The Enchanted, The New Victorians: A Young Woman’s Challenge Read more [...]

  • Dickinson, Duo

    DUO DICKINSON is a noted Connecticut architect who has built more than five hundred projects in a dozen states. He is recognized as a maverick within the profession and is the author of several books on residential design.  

  • Dicks, Matthew

    Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide. He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and Read more [...]

  • Eastman, Cindy

    Cindy Eastman is an award-winning author whose writing is informed by her ability to be an observer as well as a participant in her life. With her dry sense of humor she addresses a variety of topics and delivers an insightful analysis that’s both provocative and amusing. Cindy’s first book, Read more [...]

  • Eber, Katie

    Poet Laureate – Wallingford Katie Eber is a graduate of Fairfield University’s MFA program and Roanoke College. Her work has appeared in Hobo Pancakes, MadHat Lit, Quail Bell Magazine, Spry Literary Journal, Sum Journal, DASH, White Stag, and Garbanzo Literary Journal. Her poem “Ding Darling” was a finalist for the Read more [...]

  • Eileen Albrizio

    EILEEN ALBRIZIO is a former ABC and NPR radio news host and journalist. During her tenure, she earned numerous first-prize honors for her news and features from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. She’s a graduate of the CT School of Broadcasting and has earned a BFA Read more [...]

  • Fabiaschi, Abby

    Abby Fabiaschi is a human rights advocate and co-founder of Empower Her Network, a nonprofit that paves a path for survivors of human trafficking with a will for independence. In 2012, Abby resigned from her executive post in high tech to pursue a career in writing. I Liked My Life Read more [...]

  • Farber, Sharon

    Sharon Farber is a massage therapist, healer, award-winning artist, medium, teacher, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts in Pine Meadow, Connecticut. She gives mediumship readings and demonstrations, facilitates a mediumship development circle, teaches mediumship classes, and leads mediumship development retreats. Learn more about the author at

  • Fitzpatrick, David

    David Fitzpatrick was raised in Guilford, attended Guilford High School, graduated Skidmore College in 1988, and then got his MFA Degree from Fairfield University in 2011. His Harper Collins-William Morrow published memoir came out in 2012 Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life. David’s wife, Amy, Read more [...]

  • Forbes, Sean Frederick

    Sean Frederick Forbes is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut. His poems have appeared in Chagrin River Review, Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture, Crab Orchard Review, Long River Review, and Midwest Quarterly. In 2009, Read more [...]

  • Freedman, Deborah

    Deborah Freedman was an architect once, but now she builds houses and worlds in picture books for children. She lives in Connecticut, in a colorful house near woods, a muddy river, and a large rock ridge. You can learn more about Deborah and her books—including Blue Chicken; The Story of Read more [...]

  • Friend, Natasha

    Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of How We Roll, Where You’ll Find Me, Perfect, Lush, Bounce, For Keeps, My Life in Black and White, and The Other F-Word.  She lives on the CT shoreline with her family.

  • Gauthier, Gail

    Gail Gauthier is the author of eight children’s books, including The Hero of Ticonderoga, an ALA Notable Book, and the two volumes of the Hannah and Brandon Stories series, A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat, and A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers, which were both selected as Read more [...]

  • Gonzalez, Jose B.

    José B. González is the author of When Love Was Reels and the International Latino Book Award Finalist, Toys Made of Rock. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight. He knew no English and now holds a Ph.D. Read more [...]

  • Gonzalez, Jose B.

    Jose B. Gonzalez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight.  He knew no English and now holds a Ph.D. in English.  A nationally known speaker, Gonzalez has presented at various colleges such as Harvard, Rutgers, and Cornell University; countries Read more [...]

  • Goodwin, R. C.

    R.C. Goodwin was born in New York City and grew up in Springfield, Illinois. He attended Culver Military Academy, in Indiana, and graduated from Yale with a degree in history. After receiving a medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, he completed an intern-ship in New Read more [...]

  • Granucci, Tarn

    Tarn Granucci is a highly regarded community leader and accomplished businessman. Tarn is also a gifted poet and writer. An active member of Wallingford’s Saturday Mornings with Poetry collective, Tarn has participated in national poetry conferences run by Robert Bly, noted American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic Read more [...]

  • Green, Jane

    A former journalist in the U.K. and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, and, most recently, Falling), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are Read more [...]

  • Grodin, Elissa

    Married to actor Charles Grodin. Former book reviewer (Times Literary Supplement). Author of six children’s books, and two adult mystery novels. The third book in the mystery series to be published in 2017 by Cozy Cat Press. Elissa lives in Connecticut and New York City.

  • Grodzicki, Jenna

    Jenna lives in Connecticut with her husband, two crazy awesome kids, a cat named Pixie, and dog named Ozzy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Master’s in Education from the University of New England. She is the author of I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures Read more [...]

  • Hartwell, Sadie

    Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as Read more [...]

  • Hays, David

    David Hays has taught at New York University, Columbia, Boston University, and Harvard. He then directed the National Theatre of the Deaf for thirty years. He is the author of “Today I Am a Boy” and coauthor with his son, Daniel, of the New York Times bestseller “My Old Man Read more [...]

  • Hilts, Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Hilts is the author of the internationally best-selling “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch,” “The Bitch in the Bedroom,” “The Bitch at Work” and the “Getting In Touch With Your Inner Bitch” calendars. Her most recent book is “Every Freaking Day! With Rachell Ray: An Unauthorized Parody.” She Read more [...]

  • Hood, Susan

    Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers, including ADA’S VIOLIN: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay and SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World. She is the recipient of the 2017 E.B. White Honor Award, the 2017 Christopher Read more [...]

  • Howard, Nora

    Nora Oakes Howard, grew up in Avon and is the historian of the Town of Avon and historian of the Avon Congregational Church. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in American Studies from Hampshire College. She has documented garden history for the Read more [...]

  • Huber, Sonya

    Sonya Huber is the author of three books of creative nonfiction: Opa Nobody (2008), Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (2010), and the essay collection Pain Woman Takes Your Keys: Essays on Pain and Imagination (forthcoming in 2017). Her other books include The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2016) and Read more [...]

  • Huguenin, Jade C.

    Jade C. Huguenin was born on a U.S. Navy base and spent her life traversing America as a “navy brat.” She is an author, community organizer, youth mentor, and sheltie aficionado as well as a direct descendant of several New England and Acadian founders, including Filles a Marier and Filles Read more [...]

  • Hunter, Georgia

    When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family’s staggering history. Georgia’s blog,, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this project has entailed. She Read more [...]

  • Ieronimo, Christine

    I am the author of the picture book A Thirst For Home, A Story of Water Across the World Illustrated by Eric Velasquez, published by Bloomsbury Kids in 2014, and re-released in soft cover by Scholastic Education in 2016. It was recognized as a 2015 Notable Social Studies Book by The Read more [...]

  • Israel, Susan

    Susan Israel has published fiction in Other Voices, Hawaii Review, and Vignette and she has written for magazines, websites, and newspapers, including Glamour, Girls Life, Ladies Home Journal and The Washington Post. Susan Israel is a graduate of Yale University.

  • Jane Sutcliffe

    Jane Sutcliffe is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including the picture book Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk. She lives on a farm in Tolland, CT with four goats and one very spoiled dog named Willy.

  • Janice Hechter

    Janice Hechter is an award winning children’s book illustrator and painter with a B.F.A. degree in Illustration from Carnegie Mellon University. Janice has exhibited her art in numerous galleries and museums throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has illustrated four published picture books, and one which will be Read more [...]

  • Jennifer Thermes

    Jennifer Thermes is a children’s book author, illustrator, and map illustrator. Her books have received a Kirkus starred review, been included in several Bank Street College lists, and been recognized in 3×3 Magazine’s Children’s Illustration Annual. When not making art, Jennifer loves to read and work in her garden. She Read more [...]

  • Jerry Craft

    Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written close to two dozen children’s books. His newest is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren Craft called: The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention! — an action / adventure story designed to teach kids about the Read more [...]

  • Joel Samberg

    Joel Samberg, a resident of Avon, Connecticut, is an author, journalist, and public relations/corporate communications copywriter. He began writing professionally at the age of 17 as a stringer for his hometown newspaper, The Westbury Times, and continued as a student journalist at Hofstra University, from which he graduated in 1979 Read more [...]

  • Johnston, Marilyn E.

    Born and raised in Greater Hartford and educated at the University of Connecticut (BA) and at Trinity College (MA) in Connecticut, Marilyn Johnston is the author of two full collections of poetry, Silk Fist Songs (Antrim House) and Weight of the Angel (Antrim House) as well as a chapbook, Against Read more [...]

  • Joyce Stengel

    I am a lifelong Connecticut resident. Personal interests include reading and writing, walking through woods and along beaches, and Reiki, a hands-on healing system.

  • Karlin Gray

    Karlin Gray is the author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL, a nonfiction picture book on Olympian Nadia Comaneci. Her picture-book manuscript SERENA AND HER SISTERS won first prize in the Diversity contest and her picture-book manuscript MONSTER CHANGE won Honorable Mention at the 2013 Tassy Walden Read more [...]

  • Kayne, Sheryl

    I’m Sheryl Kayne, writer, adventurer, performer, educator, and public speaker. I’ve lived in Connecticut since age 19 and raised my children here as well. I literally began writing my first travel book, Immersion Travel USA, and creating the concept of Immersion Travel when I was in elementary school. My father Read more [...]

  • Kietzman, Susan

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    Susan Kietzman writes contemporary fiction. Her protagonists face every day challenges and issues and make decisions that affect the direction and quality of their lives. Before dedicating all her writing time to fiction, she wrote in several other capacities – as newspaper reporter, corporate client wordsmith, and museum fundraiser. She Read more [...]

  • Knowles, Frederick-Douglass II

    Frederick-Douglass Knowles II is a poet, educator and activist involved in community education. He is the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Hartford. His collection of poetry, BlackRoseCity was featured at the 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). His works have been featured in the Connecticut River Read more [...]

  • Lamb, Wally

    Wally Lamb is the author of four New York Times best-selling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, and She’s Come Undone and was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club. His fifth novel is We Are Water. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep Read more [...]

  • Lawler, Janet

    Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction for children. Three of her sixteen books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Her first picture book, If Kisses Were Colors, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. Her Read more [...]

  • Leff, David K.

    David K. Leff is an essayist, pushcart nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. His nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place (University of Virginia Press, 2004) was a Read more [...]

  • Leger, Dawn

    Dawn Leger, Ph.D. is a fiction writer, editor, and grants administrator living in central Connecticut. She is the author of two novels, In Flight and Eagle Scouting, and a mystery that is the first of a series featuring Prof. Cassie Thornton. In the opening scene of Embracing the Fool (Lefora Read more [...]

  • Lehman, Eric

    Eric D. Lehman teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and his essays, reviews, poems, and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines. His dozen books include A History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Wine: Vineyard in Your Backyard, Bridgeport: Read more [...]

  • Leslie Bulion

    Leslie Bulion mines her background in science to inform her award-winning middle-grade novels and gruesomely funny science poetry. A former school social worker with a graduate degree in oceanography, Leslie has written and edited for the education market, national magazines and the internet. She gives presentations to students, educators and Read more [...]

  • Littman, Sarah Darer

    Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Life, After; Purge; and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Her latest books include Charmed I’m Sure, a humorous MG from S & S Aladdin, and In Case You Missed Read more [...]

  • Lynch, Patrick J.

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    Patrick J. Lynch is an author, illustrator, photographer, and artist. Lynch retired from Yale University after 45 years as an interactive media designer, medical illustrator, biomedical and scientific photographer, video producer, a director of media and communications departments, and a designer of interactive multimedia teaching, training, and informational software and Read more [...]

  • Mangan, Gregg

    Gregg Mangan is an author and historian with a PhD in public history. He currently works as the managing editor of the digital history project at Connecticut Humanities. Prior to coming to Connecticut Humanities, he spent seven years as a freelance historian, writer, and editor.  

  • Marc Wortman

    Marc Wortman is an independent historian and freelance journalist. His most recent book, 1941: Fighting the Shadow War, A Divided America in a World at War, appeared in April 2016. He is also the author of The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Read more [...]

  • Marchi, Jason

    JASON J. MARCHI made his first professional sale, a poem, to Amazing Stories in 1988. Since then he has sold over 800 articles, stories, poems, and essays to magazines and newspapers, and received over a dozen writing awards; most recently from the Association of American Publishers REVERE Awards, Literary Classics, Read more [...]

  • Margolis, Charlie

    Poet Laureate – South Windsor Charlie Margolis is a retired art teacher. He is Poet Laureate of South Windsor, CT and a member of the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate ( Mr. Margolis is author of the poetry book, Class Dismissed, A Teacher Says Goodbye. Charles is an interview and Read more [...]

  • Mattison, Alice

    Alice Mattison’s The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale, will be published by Viking on August 16, 2016. She is also the author of six novels, most recently When We Argued All Night, published in 2012 by Harper Perennial, which Read more [...]

  • Maum, Courtney

    Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Touch and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You and the chapbook “Notes from Mexico.” She has been published in outlets such as the New York Times, Tin House, O the Oprah Magazine, and BuzzFeed, and has worked as a Read more [...]

  • McQuilkin, Rennie

    Poet Laureate – Connecticut Rennie McQuilkin is Poet Laureate of Connecticut. He has taught English and Creative Writing at secondary schools including Phillips Academy (Andover), The Loomis-Chaffee School, and Miss Porter’s School. In 1992 he co-founded the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which he directed for nine years at Hill-Stead Museum Read more [...]

  • Merritt, Donna Marie

    Donna Marie Merritt is the author of six poetry books, most recently No Winter Maintenance: Pass At Your Own Risk (2017, YBK), along with We Walk Together (2015, Beech Hill Publishing) and Her House and Other Poems (2013, Stairwell Books). She is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times Read more [...]

  • Mock, Jeff

    Jeff Mock is the author of Ruthless (Three Candles Press, 2010). His poems appear in The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, New England Review, The North American Review, Shenandoah, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State Read more [...]

  • Monagan, Charles

    Charles Monagan has been a writer and editor since 1972, when he graduated from Dartmouth College. His work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and from 1989 to 2013 he was the editor of Connecticut Magazine. In 1997, he won the Gold Medal for Reporting from the national City Read more [...]

  • Moore, Jean P.

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    Award-winning author, Jean P. Moore, is a novelist, poet, and non-fiction writer. Her novel, Water on the Moon, was published June 2014 and was the winner of the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Award for contemporary fiction. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals such as up street, SN Read more [...]

  • Mozer, Stacy

    Stacy Barnett Mozer is a third grade teacher and a mom. She started writing books when a class of students told her that there was no way that a real author who wrote real books could possibly revise their work as much as she asked them to revise. She’s been Read more [...]

  • Mugavero, Liz

    Liz Mugavero is the author of the Agatha-nominated Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food Mysteries Kneading to Die, A Biscuit, A Casket, The Icing on the Corpse, and Murder Most Finicky. As you can imagine, her canine and feline rescues demand the best organic food and treats around. She serves on Read more [...]

  • Nawrocki, Amy

    Amy Nawrocki is the poetry editor for The Wayfarer and the author of five poetry collections, including Four Blue Eggs and Reconnaissance, released by Homebound Publications. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications including Fox Adoption Magazine, New Millennium Writings, The Battered Suitcase, Coastal Connecticut Magazine, Phi Read more [...]

  • O’Brien, Patricia Horn

    Pat is a graduate of Columbia School of Social Work and has worked and volunteered as a social worker throughout her adult life. She’s a long time member of the Guilford Poets Guild and in 2012 co-founded a local poetry group, CT River Poets which now boasts 15 accomplished and productive Read more [...]

  • Olson, Karen E.

    Karen E. Olson is the author of the Annie Seymour and Tattoo Shop mystery series as well as the HIDDEN thriller series. She won the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for her debut mystery SACRED COWS and was a Shamus Award finalist for SHOT GIRL.

  • Page McBrier Morrison

    Page McBrier is a teaching artist, writing consultant, and the author of over 40 books for young readers. Her award-winning picture book, Beatrice’s Goat, is based on the true story of a young Ugandan girl who realized her dream of attending school after receiving a dairy goat from Heifer International Read more [...]

  • Parlato, Steven

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    Waterbury native, Steven Parlato, a novelist and poet, is also Professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he serves as faculty advisor to award-winning student newspaper, The Tamarack; he is also moderator for the College’s literary event, Confluencia. Parlato has played roles ranging from the Scarecrow to Macbeth, Read more [...]

  • Patrick Nolan

    Patrick Nolan is a forensic historian and the author of CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK [Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2013]. His speaking engagements have included appearances in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and the Mark Read more [...]

  • Paul, Julia

    Poet Laureate – Manchester Julia Paul serves on the boards of Riverwood Poetry Series, the Connecticut Poetry Society, and Young @ Art. In 2014, she was named Manchester’s first Poet Laureate. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate. In addition to publication in numerous journals Read more [...]

  • Payne, Jennifer

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    Jen Payne is inspired by those life moments that move us most — love and loss, joy and disappointment, milestones and turning points. Her writing serves as witness to these in the form of poetry, creative non-fiction, flash fiction and essay. When she is not exploring our connections with one Read more [...]

  • Pegi Deitz Shea

    A two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award, with books recommended by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of the Social Studies, American Library Association, Junior Library Guild and other organizations, author and teacher Pegi Deitz Shea has published more than 400 articles, stories, Read more [...]

  • Pelle, Cheryl Della

    Cheryl Della Pelle is an educator, meditation instructor and master gardener. She owns and operates a one-woman gardening business, and spends as much time out of doors as possible. No doubt her early years spent on her grandparents’ Pennsylvania farm imprinted her for this current life of design and care Read more [...]

  • Popielaski, John

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    Born in Port Jefferson Station, New York, one year after the beginning of the Summer of Love, John Popielaski attended SUNY-Stony Brook and American University. He has worked as a mover, lackey to a well-heeled tropical biologist, tent erector, lobsterman, and teacher. He has lived in Connecticut for twenty years. Read more [...]