Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” Brookes has been featured in numerous pop culture and design publications such as GQ, Modern Painters, Paper, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Dazed and Confused, Re:Up, and HUCK. The artist has also teamed up for illustration work with the likes of RVCA, VANS, and Insight 51, as well as musical sensation Grand Ole Party. He has had solo shows at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, New Image Art Gallery in Santa Monica, and in Bern Switzerland, Brookes’ work is also embraced by the California surf-scene, something that devours his free time.
Blake Butler lives in Atlanta. He is the author of Ever and Scorch Atlas, as well as a novel, The Black Gazebo, forthcoming 2010 from Harper Perennial. He is both 8 and 80 years old. He likes water and the word oink. See his blog: Gilles Deleuze Committed Suicide and So Will Dr Phil.
Michael Hemmingson‘s recent books are the collections This Other Eden (Dybbuk Press) and the forthcoming Pictures of Houses with Water Damage (Black Lawrence Press), and the Orrie Hitt pastiche, The Trouble with Tramps (Black Mask). One day he will finally finish his critical study of Barry Malzberg for Borgo Press’ Milford Series.
Stephen Graham Jones has six novels and one collection on the
shelves. The most recent two novels are Ledfeather and The Long Trial
of Nolan Dugatti. Next up, the horror collection The Ones That Almost
Got Away. He teaches in the MFA program at CU Boulder. http://demontheory.net.
Paula Keyth lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Carol Novack is the publisher of Mad Hatters’ Review. An illustrated selection of short writings, Giraffes in Hiding: The Mythical Memoirs of Carol Novack, will be published shortly (Crossing Chaos). Recent works may be found in numerous journals, including 5_trope, American Letters & Commentary, Caketrain, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction International, Gargoyle, Journal of Experimental Fiction, LIT, and Mississippi Review, and in many anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, Heide Hatry: Heads and Tales and The &Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing.
Colette Phair is the author of Nightmare in Silicon. She lives in San
Francisco and has lived in Paris, where she hung around the bookstore
Shakespeare and Company; Cameroon, where she re-learned English; and
her hometown of Cleveland, where she snuck into abandoned buildings
because there was nothing better to do. Visit her site at: http://apocolis.com/.
CC Trecha likes to carve, print, make noise, paint, listen, draw, cause trouble, record, and broadcast live on radio23.org from her shotgun submarine of a house. She has been stirring up trouble in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, and most recently San Diego, since 1977.