- South Carolina, U.S.A.
believes that "love is, in fact, the answer. It is both the hope
and the fulfilment; the ellipsis at the beginning and end of the
sentence of life".
NEVA CHAN-ALGIE -
Neva's characters face the hardships of life with truth, compassion
and ever growing belief in the endless possibilities that love and
hope can bring.
TRES CROW - Georgia, U.S.A
The two people he loves most in the world are his wife and son. Tres
is also the author of the blog Dog Eat Crow World. He can be
found online at (www.dogeatcrow.blogspot.com).
Australia (born N.Z.)
Dion won the Literatures Little Brother Short Story Competition, as
well as having numerous short stories published in a writer’s group
magazine. He was also the first to be profiled for the magazine and
the first to be commissioned to write a short story for an online 3D
PAUL CURTIS - Surrey,
a prolific and wonderfully romantic writer and poet who is "optimistically middle aged, in so much that I know that well over
half my life has gone but I'm still optimistic".
LARISSA DAVISSON FARRELL
New South Wales, Australia
Larissa’s inspiration comes from everyday moments in
life. She feels very fortunate to have found a muse that inspires
her daily to be a better writer and a more complete and
compassionate person, and it is for him that she feels her words
have resonance. She believes in Santa Claus, a good red wine and the
eventual possibility of world peace.
Erik believes that "poetry is an ultimate expression, an eternal
smile. ... poetry picks you up in understanding and drops you off in
possibility." He can be found online at
LISA FISK -
Lisa believes “The twist with a touch of humor is the
best part of any short story.” When she was six years old, Lisa Fisk
was asked by her kindergarten teacher, “What do you want to be when
you grow up?” Lisa answered, "Fairy
Godmother as all Fairy Godmothers worked to improve the life
of those around them. (And the clothes weren’t too bad either.)"
NORMA JEAN KAWAK -
(born Manchester, England, U.K.)
Norma has been running one support group or another for
women since 1973. She strongly believes the pen is mightier than
the sword and endeavours to use her creative talents to fight
injustice. "I can only say that I get terrible urges to 'say'
something that will not be satisfied until I say it on paper.
Writing is therapy for me."
KERRY LOWN WHALEN -
Kerry is a true romantic, delighting in stories with
"happy ever after" endings. She has her own personal "happy ever
after" with her husband and two children. Her stories always bring a
smile to our faces. “The people and events I’d encountered in life
became the characters and plots of my stories.”
BARBARA ANN LLEWELLYN –
Barbara is the compiler, editor and publisher of Speaking of Love as
well as having contributed 2 of the stories in the book. She is a
great believer in the power of love and in the power of the spoken
words. She says “a story or poem that touches the heart and mind
stays there for a long time – if it leaves you with a good feeling,
then that good feeling will stay with you for a long time, possibly
forever – that’s a very powerful gift to bestow on anyone.”
REBEKAH LYELL - South Island, New Zealand.
Rebekah is a journalist, photographer and primary school teacher.
She hopes to instil a love of the written word in future
generations. She feels that the environment inspires her work – the
lush rainforest, deserted beaches and stunning sunsets. “Most of my
stories evolve from a moment in my life and incorporate both Maori
and English ideals.”
ALISON PEARCE -
Alison finds inspiration for her work all around,
believing that even the most transient of encounters has the
potential for deeper insight into the human experience. She is a
mother of four and formerly worked as an English and Maths tutor
but, after suffering a long-term illness, she decided to turn her
efforts towards the writing career she had always dreamed of. Since
2006, she has won seven awards for her short stories and two for her
STEPHEN PRAY -
Steve and Sharon have been married for over
31 years and their love has given birth to three beautiful
daughters, Emily, Sally and Katy. He is also a very proud
grandfather. Understandably, love is a great inspiration for Steve’s
poetry. He likes to read
lots of poetry, watch movies, spend time with his family, play with
his dog, sailboat, ice skate, swim, walk on moonlit shores and work
with his hands.
JASON STURNER - Illinois, U.S.A.
Jason has published four books of poetry:
Kairos, 10 Love Poems, Selected Poems 2004-2007,
and Collected Poems (all are available as free downloads at
his website, www.jasonsturner.blogspot.com). He also works as a botanist at the Morton Arboretum
PAT TYRER - Texas, U.S.A.
Pat is a writer, feminist, wife,
mother, sister, daughter, and Associate Professor of American
Literature at West Texas A&M University where she teaches American
Literature, Film Studies, and Creative Writing and serves as the
Faculty Advisor for The Legacy, WT’s creative writing
journal. Pat has published in The Southern Literary
Journal, The Houston Literary Review, Quiet Mountain
Feminist Essays, and The Journal of the College Conference of
Teachers of English. Visit her website at
TYLER VINAL -
Tyler is an exceptionally talented young
man recognised for his writing abilities throughout his school years
and who, we predict, will be a true power in the world of
creativity. He also plans to join the field of environmental law and
is currently an active member of the Pro Bono Society, providing
legal services for persons in need.
TONY WILLIAMS - Australian Capital Territory,
Tony is a short fiction writer and
poet whose great love is writing. "I consider it a joy to write and
a compulsion to create, so I write for both myself and my audience.”
- Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Jim Wisneski is an author, musician, and poet
living in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He is currently working on his second novel. To see some of Jim's writings visit
http://www.JimWisneski.com To hear Jim's newest album titled THE