Writer and Editor
* Commissioning editor of Paper Tiger, a division of Chrysalis Books. U.S. Reviews Editor of InfinityPlus. Contributing Editor to Entertainment Geekly.
* Author of over 50 books, mainly under the name John Grant. A recipient of the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, Locus Award, British Science Fiction Association Special Award and J. Lloyd Eaton Scholarship Award. Major nonfiction books: “The Encyclopedia of Fantasy”(with John Clute), “Encyclopedia of Walt Disney’s Animated Characters” and “Masters of Animation.” Major novels: “The World,” “Albion,” “Strider’s Galaxy” and “Strider’s Universe”; the 12 novels in the series, “Legends of Lone Wolf.” Due for 2002: “Perceptualistics”(with Jael), “Dragonhenge” (with Bob Eggleton); “The Paper Snarl Interviews” and “Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi.”
Robert Mead Bell
Reporter, Author and Cartoonist
* I am always on the lookout for interesting freelance writing assignments.
* I have recently completed my second novel, “Looking For Birdie”; a humor/sports/mystery which follows the adventures of a jet-setting professional golfer and his down-to-earth caddie. My first novel, “The Murderer’s Prayer,” is a dark thriller about a serial killer in a run-down New Jersey city. My humor articles have been printed in the Star Ledger newspaper and The Hunterdon County Democrat.
Iyna Bort Caruso
Long Island, N.Y.
* Credits include The Washington Post, ModernBride.com, Courier, Log Home Design Ideas, Art & Antiques, CountryLiving.com, BlueSuitMom.com, American History and others. Also corporate and agency scriptwriter and copywriter.
Poet, Author and Editor
* Have published poetry and short stories in numerous small press and underground literary magazines throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Have four published chapbooks of poetry since 1996 and am also writing reviews of poetry books and zines for Katnip Reviews in Colorado. Run a NYC-based small press called “Black Spring Press,” which publishes poetry and fiction among other things I find interesting. Am currently working on a first novel.
Editor, Columnist, Journalist and Radio Commentator
* Columnist and audio interviewer at BoxingRanks.com; wrestling editor at Bodyguard Magazine; boxing and wrestling editor for ADCC News Page; columnist at RealProWrestling.com; music editor at NYCBP.com.
* Former host of the daily sports talk show “No Holds Barred” on eYada.com, “Knockout Radio” on MaxBoxing.com, and co-host of “Light Show” on WBAI-FM. Color commentator and analyst for IFC mixed martial arts and USKBA kickboxing television broadcasts and videos. Written for numerous other publications, including Penthouse, Grappling, Inside Kung Fu and Gracie Magazine in Brazil.
* Grappling Magazine was voted 2002 Wrestling Publication of the Year by National Wrestling Media Association. Elected vice-president of National Wrestling Media Association, March 2003. Voted the 2000 Journalist of the Year by the readers of Grapplersworld.com. Won third place for Boxing Event Coverage in Boxing Writers Association of America’s 2003 Barney Awards for excellence in boxing journalism.
* John Gorman has been fascinated with Antiquity and with Syagrius, last Roman ruler in Gaul, since he first encountered both of them in a history class 40 years ago. He has traveled extensively in Europe researching background and sources for this mysterious man and his time — a time when an empire fell and the Dark Ages threatened to drown the West in an ocean of bigotry and blood — a time of testing for trust and integrity in a collapsing world of corrupt institutions and failing leadership.
* For the past two decades, Gorman has worked as a freelance journalist in Florida, contributing to publications ranging from Modern Maturity to National Fisherman. His essays have appeared in Newsday, the Tampa Tribune, the Atlanta Constitution and many other major newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. “King of the Romans,” published by Awe-Struck.net, is his first novel.
Madeleine Begun Kane
Freelance Humor Columnist
* Mad Kane’s humor about work, cars, computers, the Net, marriage, etc., has received an award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Her satirical Dubya’s Dayly Diary was named Fun Site of the Week and awarded an About.com Bushie for Best Bush Parody on the Web. It also appears on several 2001 “best lists” including Maxim Magazine’s Hot99, Shift Magazine’s 100 Sites We Love and The Guardian’s Best George Bush Websites.
* Her freelance credits include The New York Times, Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, TheCarConnection.com, San Jose Mercury, Miami Herald, LATS and Knight-Ridder/Tribune.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
Freelance writer and editor
* Reviser, The Lesbian Sex Book (Alyson, 2003), Co-Author, “The Erotic Writer’s Market Guide” (Circlet, 2003), Co-Editor, “Up All Night” anthology (Alyson, 2004).
* Writes articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, and erotica, focusing on sexuality and popular culture. Writing has been published in AVN, AVN Online, Bust, Cleansheets.com, Curve, Diva, Girlfriends, On Our Backs, Oxygen.com, Playgirl, Rockrgrl, The San Francisco Chronicle, Velvet Park and over a dozen erotic anthologies. Does frequent readings in various NYC venues.
* My story, “Puss in Goots,” was published this past summer in a collection of cat stories entitled “A Curiosity of Cats,” by the Preservation Society, Nashville, Tenn. Previous to that, I published nonfiction in Rockrgrl Magazine and Delta Snake Blues Website. I was also a columnist for Contemporary Songwriter Magazine.
* Currently I am working on a science fiction novel entitled “Freetown,” and am in the process of submitting a previously written science fiction work entitled, “Tritcheon Hash.” Several short stories are out to various editors with rejections coming back right and left.
Cristina T. Lopez
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Author and Poet
* I just completed my first book, “Finding Francis,” about searching for someone I haven’t seen in 20 years. Currently working on my second book of letters to a lost friend.
* My poetry has appeared in Switched-on Gutenberg, Cherrysucker, The Royal Scribe, The Pen Is Mightier, Katzwinkel.com, The Pedestal Magazine and Rogue Scholar. My essays have been part of the compilations, “It’s a Chick Thing” and “A Slice of Life: A Collection of True Life Stories.”
Luciana F. Lopez
Freelance Writer and Poet
* Freelance work in the U.S. and Japan on music, pop culture and travel, with photo credits, as well.
Author and Playwright
* Author of two novels, “The Rosselli Cantata” and “The Discovery of Luminous Being,” a collection of short stories, “Adriana’s Eyes and Other Stories” and a poetry chapbook, “All for Love.”
* His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines. He also writes plays and does stage and radio adaptations of the classics, including “The Trojan Women,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Brothers Karamazov.”
* Has taught writing at the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut as well as at The Hartford Writers Workshop, which he founded in 1989.
Jersey City, N.J.
* Nick’s work on politics, cyberculture, art and society has appeared in The Village Voice, In These Times, Feed, Silicon Alley Reporter, Artbyte, Art Papers, Disinfo.com, Gadfly and other magazines and Web sites. His short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Speculon, Talebones and The Whirligig.
* Books he has contributed to include “Kwangju Diary: Beyond Death,” “Beyond The Darkness of The Age” — the true story of the Kwangju city uprising against South Korea’s 1980 military coup, the introduction to J.H. Hatfield’s “Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and The Making of an American President” and the anthologies “You Are Being Lied To,” “Before and After: Stories From New York” and “Everything You Know Is Wrong.”
* His first stand-alone novella, “Northern Gothic,” was published by Soft Skull Press in Nov. 2001.
Staten Island, N.Y.
* Reporter for the Staten Island Register and former book reviewer at Inscriptions, the weekly e-zine for professional writers.
* Published Staten Island news stories online at Neighborhood America. Print credits include: Woman’s Day, Fashion Market, Canadian Miner, Standard, Midland Beach Beacon and the South Shore Business Alliance Tornado. Published “Her Only Secret” in the anthology, “Mothers’ Miracle.” Grant received from the Council on the Arts & Humanities of Staten Island and sponsored by the N.Y. Public Library to conduct interactive workshops on research for the book, “Tottenville: 1898-1998,” with interactive research at this Website.
Robin Gorman Newman
Great Neck, N.Y.
Author and Freelance Writer
* Author of “How to Meet a Mensch in New York” (City & Co., 1994, 1996 — two editions); Freelance articles for publications including New York Magazine, City Guide, Long Island Nightlife, New Woman and the Daily News; Contributor to various Web sites including LIEye.com, iVillage.com and Love Coach; Presently at work on a new self-help book and play. Have been cited in various other books and quoted in publications worldwide as a relationship expert. Currently hosts a monthly singles discussion and social at the Port Washington Public Library, and has lead workshops for singles at many venues including the Learning Annex, Seminar Center, New School, Mid-Manhattan Library and Club Getaway.
Social Historian, Therapist, Editor and Writer
Charles Patterson is the author of 10 books, including “Anti-Semitism: The Road to the Holocaust and Beyond,” “The Civil Rights Movement,” “The Oxford 50th Anniversary Book of the United Nations,” “Marian Anderson” (Carter G. Woodson Book Award) and “From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall” (co-author). His latest book — “Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust” (Lantern Books, 2002) — has been translated into Italian, Polish, Czech, German and Croatian.
* Patterson is a member of The Authors Guild, PEN and the National Writers
John R. Platt
Author and Editor
* Written and published short stories, poetry, articles, essays, newsletters, print ads, direct-mail campaigns, Web pages and cartoons. His first book, “Die Laughing,” was published by Medium Rare Books in 2002.
* My first book, “The Memory Factory,” has just received the Magellan Prize from Buttonwood Press. I curate a weekly poetry series, the PPW, at Cornelia Street Cafe in the Village every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8pm. Join us!
* I am still seeking poems written by police/peace officers for an anthology entitled “Off the Cuffs.” Beginning in January, I will teach a workshop at The Writer’s Voice for poets interested in developing their (non-slam) performance skills.
Carol L. Skolnick
Author, Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, Copywriter/Creative Marketing Consultant
* Carol Skolnick is a widely published essayist, with work appearing at Salon.com, in literary journals, anthologies and mind/body/spirit publications. She has won numerous awards in fiction and poetry and is a regular columnist for the Women’s Independent Press.
* Carol is also an award-winning direct response copywriter who helps corporations analyze and redefine their creative marketing efforts.
* As a group process facilitator, Carol helps writers and others to move forward in their careers and personal lives by questioning their self-limiting beliefs about stressful issues including career, relationships and creative blocks using a simple inquiry process called The Work.
Writer and Associate Producer
* Irene Tejaratchi is an Associate Producer at the PBS series “Nature” and a writer who’s contributed to publications as varied as New York Newsday, Newtopia and 3AM Magazine. A native New Yorker, she presently resides in the East Village.
Journalist, Editor, Author, Columnist, Poet and Critic
* Author of several books, including the dark poetry collection, “Sex, Death and Other…” (2002, Metropolis Ink).
* Writes The Blog of Death, freelances for The New York Times on the Web and Bookmarks Magazine and runs The Written Word quote service.
* Participates in the Seattle Writers Bloc and moderates both The New York City Writers Group and The South Florida Freelancers Group.