Dancer by day, tarot reading gypsy by night, Ameerah Holliday is a lover of all things that require just a touch of pixie dust. Though dancing for The Cherries Jubilee and interning at both Ebb & Flow Publications and San Diego Poetry Annual may keep her busy, nothing can truly prevent her from exploring fantastical lands with the help of literature, film, and of course, magic. A lover of poetry and fantasy, Ameerah often is immersed in the pages of a book, and when not reading, she tends to dabble in writing of poetry. Her work can be found in the 2014 and 2015 San Diego Poetry Annual and the Fall 2013 issue of The Aztec Literary Review.
When not in class or working at Chipotle, Adam Bicksler can be found in any number of fantastical worlds in print, visually stunning video games, and movies. Adam’s fascination with Science Fiction and Fantasy began as a small child playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). His interest in speculative fiction ranges from novels and video games to movies and graphic novels and any(every)thing in-between. More specifically, Adam leans towards the sword-and-sorcery type (think Game of Thrones/The Wheel of Time). He welcomes you to this literary journal and invites you to read the wonderful content contained within.
Like the shadows looming around the corners in all her favorite novels, Jessica Wright is a pursuer of all things dark and magical. Between being a writer, student, and editor, Jessica often finds herself chasing white rabbits and the promise of adventure. Additionally, she enjoys drowning her inner demons in coffee as dark as her sense of humor. Constructed of sarcasm and a strange sense of wonder, she strives to embody the spirit of the formidable Wednesday Addams, and her previous work can be found in the Spring 2014 edition of The pacificREVIEW journal, “Strangely Ever After.”
Breeann Kirby is a master of all trades and doctor of none. She holds an MA in English Literature and an MS in Molecular Biology. Firmly grounded in both science and literature, Breeann continues to work in both fields, facilitating collaborations between scientists and writers. She has written a creative nonfiction book about the human microbiome, focusing on the gut and how the minuscule inhabitants there affect our health, predilection for disease, weight, mental state, and more. Though she has been a professor of literature, a scientist, builder of viruses, wine-pourer, and writer at various points in her life, Breeann first and foremost calls herself a reader.