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The Writers of "Aleatory's Junction"

  Jenna Josephine Aleatory by Lea Schizas:

   Lea Schizas lives in Montreal with her husband Jimmy and her five children. She is the author of the Young Adult fantasy novel “The Rock   of Realm” and co-author and editor of the nonfiction writer’s reference book “The Muse On Writing”.

   For more information on Lea, link here:

Margarit’s Companion by Donna Hughes:

Donna Hughes (k.m.bullock)

     I’ve written and illustrated children’s materials for over twenty years, publishing five original picture books with Simon & Schuster, and   illustrating many books for other authors. I currently work for an educational publisher where I’ve illustrated well over 100 books. I’ve just finished writing my first juvenile historical novel, and a juvenile fantasy is in the works. My year as a Muser at The MuseItUp Club has been enormously enjoyable because of the wonderful people I’ve met online and the opportunity afforded to learn from other writers. I especially appreciate the chance to dig deep and write for adults once in a while.

The Other Side of the Bridge by Charles Mossop:

   Charles Mossop lives on the east coast of Vancouver Island with his wife, Louise. His hobbies, which he enjoys when he is not writing, are gardening, sailing and playing classical and folk guitar. He retired in 2000 after a thirty-two-year career in post-secondary education which had afforded him numerous opportunities to travel throughout Asia and Europe. Charles holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology with Asian studies.

    Charles writes and publishes non-fiction articles and interviews on international business and education, but his first love is historical fiction. He is the author of the Magistrate Lin Mysteries set in Ming Dynasty China, and the Captain Square Mysteries, set in the British Navy of the eighteenth century. His stories have appeared in Flashshot, Over my Dead Body and Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine. He is editor and columnist for the historical fiction department of The Muse Marquee magazine and is a chapter contributor to the writers' resource book The Muse on Writing released by Double Dragon Publishing in 2006. His novel Jade Hunter will appear in 2007, also from Double Dragon Publishing.

The Journey by Wendy M. Campbell:

    Wendy Campbell is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mother. Her writing experience includes business articles, essays, profiles and flash fiction. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys a variety of activities including mountain climbing, hang gliding and Geocaching.

Nathan’s Homecoming by Carol A. Cole:

    Carol Cole is a pediatric physical therapist and has worked for the past twenty-three years in a Virginia school system. Always a voracious reader, Carol began writing four years ago. Her stories have been published in Futures, Good Old Days, and The Storyteller magazines, and online at Apollo’s Lyre, Crime and Suspense, Coffee Cramp, and Flashshot e-zines. She has a story in the upcoming anthology, “By the Chimney With Care”. She lives with her husband and son, a sophomore at college, in Vienna, Virginia. She can be reached at

Nylon Jacket by William W. Koonce:

     William is a multi-published author.

The Learning Curve by Marcia Berneger:

    Marcia Berneger is a second grade teacher by day, and a wife, mother of two teenage sons and writer at night. Although her main interest is in children's books, Marcia has recently branched out into writing flash fiction and has had several short stories printed in different on-line magazines. She has been published in the San Diego Union Tribune and Highlights Magazine and has both a children's story and a poem included in two different anthologies. Her goal is to be able to list "writer" as her occupation and "teacher" as her hobby.

The Perfect Story by Cindy Bergquist:

    Cindy lives in St.Paul, Minnesota with her husband, son and two cats. She is currently working on a dark fantasy novel, is an editor for the online e-zine titled The Muse Marquee and works as a freelance copyeditor and promotional designer.

When she’s not writing, she loves to read dark fiction novels, research vampire mythology and spend time with her family. 

Two Pilgrims by Ted Goldwyn:

    Ted Goldwyn lives in western New York State with his wife and two young children. When not busy dreaming up alternative realities, he works as manager of business services for a mid-sized financial institution. “Aleatory’s Junction: Two Pilgrims” is Ted’s first published work.

Quicksand by Kristin Johnson:

    Movie reviewer/script consultant/screenwriter ("Blood Mask," filmed August 2006, and "Pirates of Ghost Island," filming September 2006) Kristin Johnson composes personalized poems, speeches, toasts, vows, and family memories. Visit to order your personalized memories. She is also author of three books, including the Midwest Book Review "enthusiastically recommended" pick Christmas Cookies Are For Giving: Stories, Recipes and Tips for Making Heartwarming Gifts (ISBN:0-9723473-9-9), dedicated in part to her mother and grandmother.

Restless by Christina Barber:

    In addition to her paranormal thriller novel, Greystone, Christina has several upcoming publications. She is a contributing editor to a monthly horror-writing column in The Muse Marquee online magazine. Christina is steadily working on her second novel, Seely’s Pond, preparing it for publication. She has several short stories published in online and print magazines.

    Christina is a member of EPIC, The Speculative Fiction Foundation and an approved speaker with the ‘About Speculative Fiction’ resource center. She has been a guest on an Australian radio show

    During her free time, Christina enjoys cooking and being with her friends and family. She has a wonderfully supportive husband who is her biggest fan and a beautiful, creative daughter who also writes her own stories!

    Christina has three dogs that take turns sitting under her desk as she works to provide adequate foot warmth for those cool Georgia nights.

    To learn more about Christina, visit her homepage at

The Path to Yesterday by Carmen Branson:

    Carmen Branson is a serious underwriter by day and an adventurous writer by night. Currently, she is developing a short story collection and working on her first novel. When she isn’t writing, she’s working as a freelance photographer. Carmen lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter.

The Tombstone Tree by Clint Johnson:

    Clint Johnson is an English Major, a College Writing Tutor, and a freelance writer/editor with both fiction and non-fiction credits to his name. He lives in Utah and is a chapter official in the League of Utah Writers.

To Dream Perchance to Sleep by Mary Schenten:

    Mary Schenten was born in Wisconsin and lived in Minnesota all her adult life. The last 20 years she's worked with retirement plans and developed a love of writing. She's a member of MWA, Sinc, and Muse It Up Club. Mary won first prize in the Christmas Theme Fan Contest from the Armchair Interviews website. She also won first place for her flash entry in Writers Post Journal for February 2006. She's had stories published in Northern Reader, mysterical-e, Flashshots, CCM Ezine and has one accepted by FMAM. She's proud to have been a finalist for the Derringer award for a flash story for 2005.

An Angel Unaware by Marie Davies:

Marie was a co-author in The Muse On Writing, a writer's reference book.

Dream Angel by Barbara M. Hodges:

    Barbara M. Hodges developed a love for words at an early age, the seeds planted by a mother who read to her from as far back as she can remember.

    She lives in Nipomo, California and shares her life with her husband Jeff, two basset hounds and a sassy cat.
Her other fiction novels include, The Blue Flame, The Emerald Dagger, The Silver Angel, books one, two and three of her Daradawn series, Stargazer's Children, an anthology co-authored with Maggie Pucillo and Jennifer des Plantes, Shadow Worlds, a science fiction thriller co-authored with Darrell Bain and Stones Enchanted, co-written with JR Musick, set for release in December 2006.

Witches by Mark Chorna:

    Mark is an American based in Paris, where he lives with his wife Arlette. He works around the world with humanitarian organizations such as the French Doctors Without Borders, CARE, UNICEF, etc... His stories often take us to the out of the way corners of our planet, penetrating the cultural differences, which will help us to better understand each other.

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