Zest Lit Issue 2, October 2013 - Page 229

Shelly Drancik: Shelly Drancik received her MFA in fiction from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Her work has appeared in Relief, and is forthcoming in Kansas City Voices. She lives with her husband and three children in Chicago.


Steve Klepetar: Steve Klepetar teaches literature and creative writing at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. His latest book, Speaking to the Field Mice, was recently published by Sweatshoppe Publications.


Tara L. Guillot: Tara is a Special Education Teacher in Texas. She has been writing since she was in 5th grade. Her muses are two grandchildren, Gage and Jasmine. She lives with her two cats, Maude and Mystic, and her dog, Gumbo. She is a native of New Orleans, LA who survived Katrina and used journaling as a way to go on after its devastation.


Timber Masterson: Timber is an ex pat - which means he’d loved to be patted on the back by his ex. This, in all likelihood, will never happen. He’s an American AND a Canadian citizen who’s been awarded a Toronto and Ontario Arts Council Grant towards his next project, a compilation of published essays and stories, "A Bizarre But Entertaining Life I Seem To Have Survived: Truths From The Dementia Cul De Sac,".