Junto Magazine, Volume 2 Issue 2 Junto Magazine Contributors Linda M. Crate Will Never Be Their Songbird A Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh, yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short sto- ries, articles, and reviews have been published in a myr- iad of magazines. She has three published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press) Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon), and If Tomorrow Nev- er Comes (Scars Publications). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second nov- el of this series, Dragons & Magic, was published in Oc- tober 2015 and the third—Centaurs & Magic—released last November. Her novel, Corvids & Magic will release in August. Follow Linda on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Bruce Crossey Eroded I am a 22-year-old Zoologist and full-time postgraduate student at the Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Through the use of a stream-of-consciousness-based rhetoric, my writing cen- ters around the use of “the everyday” as a vessel to invoke themes and to provide insight into many of the dynamics we are faced with daily. Previously published works include “The Watcher” (Junto Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2), as well as works in various anthologies incorporating both po- etry and short stories. I am currently working on my first- full length anthology, “Stolen moments from secret worlds”, which will also incorporate wildlife and nature photography. My wildlife and nature photography portfolio can be viewed on Shutterstock Lana Bella Opaline Ruse, Awaking A three-time Pushcart Prize & Bettering American Po- etry nominee, Lana Bella is an author of three chap- books: Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016). In addition, Lana has been featured with over 400 jour- nals including, Acentos Review, Comstock Review, No- tre Dame Review, with work to appear in Aeolian Harp Anthology, Volume 3. Lana resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps.