Robert Thomas Atwood, Editor-in-Chief

After a parachute landing fall ended his honorable military career, Robert Thomas Atwood earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. After Rivier, he studied fiction writing at Southern New Hampshire University where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. He is the author of two novels and over thirty short stories. His work can be found in publications such as The Kenyon Review, Scholastic Magazine, and Atlantic Journal. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at New England College, Manchester Community College, and Southern New Hampshire University, where he was nominated for the 2014 Carnegie Foundation’s National College Professor of the Year Award. He enjoys hiking and mountain climbing and all things outdoors. Robert currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife Katie and their three children.




Daniel Charles Ross, Creative Director

Dan is a retired U.S. Navy Reserve chief petty officer, the former chief journalist of the Seabees, and a former active duty U.S. Army military police investigator. His civilian writing career was spent in stints as Detroit editor at Popular Mechanics and as national editor at both Motor Trend and Car and Driver. He lives in Lima, Ohio, with his wife, a son, two redheaded daughters, and a redheaded dog. His first thriller, Force No One, is in circulation to agents, and he’s writing the second, Force Majeure.





Avria Myklegard, Poetry Editor

Avria is a regular contributing writer at Lady Freethinker and a hiking guide correspondent at Washington Trails Association. She has short fiction published in Random Sample Review and short non-fiction published in Stretch Marks on my Sanity. She has an MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, three daughters, and a Siamese cat.




Scott Service, Contributing Editor

Scott or as his friends call him, Scotty, lives in New England with his adopted cat and best friend, Walter.

Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Montana Tech of The University of Montana, he has had experience with editing, journalism, desktop publishing, videography, and is a full-time author.

A former sergeant with the Montana Army National Guard, he served in Iraq from 2003 to 2005 and his first memoir, Lines in the Sand: An American Soldier’s Personal Journey in Iraq, was published in the summer of 2015.  Currently, he is working on attaining his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Fairfield University and is writing a second book about his homecoming experience.



Beth Ann Garland, Non-Fiction Editor

Beth is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant who lives in Arizona with her husband, two children, and enough four-legged, furry beasts to qualify her as a crazy cat-dog-ferret-chinchilla lady.

Her writing has appeared in the critically acclaimed collection, This Day in the Life: Diaries from Women across America (Three Rivers Press), the Indiana University Alumni Newsletter, the Bedford, Indiana Times Mail newspaper, and the Bloomington, Indiana Herald. She is the author of a memoir, which details her life as a mother and soldier under fire in Iraq, as well as various essays, short stories, and poems. She holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism from Indiana University and a Master of Fine Arts in Non-Fiction from Southern New Hampshire University.