Jan/Feb 2005   Contributor's Notes

E-Mail Tom Dooley earned a Bachelors in English literature from the University of Chicago and a Master's in public administration from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. He taught middle and high school English for twelve years in Alaska, Arizona, and Wisconsin. Now, he works for the Federal Government by day, pilots a shuttle through the traffic at LAX for the Marriott Corporation by night, and works steadily toward the day when he can retire to New Mexico to raise pygmy goats, weave rugs, and grow fat on hand-pressed tortilas.

E-Mail Julie King shares a birthday with Eminem. She has a Master's in creative writing, which she teaches along with film studies at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside. Her work appears in the Iowa Press anthologies Boomer Girls and are you experienced? and she has published in Fiction International, Sundog, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, Gulf Coast, and others. She wrote, directed, and produced the short film Worlds, sometimes stars in B-horror movies, and is a mother to four personality-rich cats.

E-Mail Web Page Kevin McGowin is Eclectica's Review Editor. He lives and writes in his hometown, Birmingham. He's done lots of things that will show up if you Google his name, including ghost-write George W. Bush's second inaugural address.

E-Mail Web Page Paul Sampson has been a professional writer and editor for many years. Until recently, he worked for a mammoth corporation. Now he has been downsized, although he remains the same height and weight as formerly. Some of his essays and poems have been published in Image, The Alsop Review, The 2River View, Illya's Honey, The Sulphur River Literary Review, the British publication World Wide Writers II, and the anthology Best Texas Writing (Rancho Loco Press). He lives on the outskirts of a small town east of Dallas, Texas.

E-Mail Colleen Mondor grew up in Florida, moved to Alaska for ten years, and now lives in Washington State. She misses the beach. Colleen also writes for Bookslut and is working on a book about Alaska flying. Her goals for 2005 are to learn how to fence and "finish this damn book."

E-Mail Web Page C.E. Chaffin is a regular contributor to Eclectica and the editor of The Melic Review. He published his first book of poems, Elementary, in 1997 with Edwin Mellen Press, available through Amazon and bookstores. He recently edited and published the anthology, The Best of Melic, available at the Melic website.

E-Mail Dr. Judith Ferster (ret.) is former Professor of English at North Carolina State University. She is best known academically as a medievalist but has recently published a freshman composition text, Arguing through Literature: A Thematic Anthology and Guide to Academic Writing (McGraw-Hill, 2001). She has published poems in Georgia Revew and Free Verse.

E-Mail Don Mager has published some two hundred and fifty original poems and translations from Czech and German over the last thirty years, including two books: To Track The Wounded On (1986) and Glosses (1995).

E-Mail Web Page Ann and David Skea live in Australia. Ann is the author of Ted Hughes: The Poetic Quest (UNE Press, Australia).


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