Carellin Brooks lives in Vancouver and works for Xtra West, a local lesbian and gay biweekly. Her work has appeared in Girlfriends, HERS 3 and BEST LESBIAN EROTICA 1998, among others. She is editor of BAD JOBS: My Last Shift at Albert Wong's Pagoda and Other Ugly Tales of the Workplace (Arsenal Pulp Press). She has yet to sleep with a lesbian mortician.
Robert W. Gray is a freelance writer for television and film, living and working in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is just finishing his first collection of poetry and his first collection of short stories. His work has appeared in journals such as Absinthe, ARC, Event, James White Review, Textshop, and Dandelion. He is also currently completing his doctorate in Literature at the University of Alberta.
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of books shortlisted for the Lowther, VanCity and BC Book Prizes. Short work, which has appeared in such places as The New York Times and Seventeen magazine as well as in numerous anthologies, has won the Yellow Silk fiction award, the Paragraph fiction award, the Event non-fiction award, the Prism International fiction award, the Belles Lettres essay award, the This Magazine fiction award and The Canadian Poetry Chapbook Contest. It has also been cited in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories. She lives with her partner, Joy Masuhara, and the youngest of their two daughters, Meg, in Vancouver.
Visit Jane Eaton Hamilton's website at http://www.janeeatonhamilton.com
Born in 1962, Trebor Healey grew up in Seattle, experienced a few lifetimes to write about in Portland and San Francisco, went to Ireland and Mexico, and has now banished himself to Glendora -- a wholly uninteresting, but at least quiet, suburb of Los Angeles. His poetry and fiction have been widely anthologized and appeared in the James White Review, Evergreen Chronicles and the Chiron Review, among others. He's into Buddhism and Native American shamanism, kids and art, and of course guys. When not writing, he spends his time hiking -- in order to remain sane -- in the San Gabriel Mountains that loom behind his house.
A child of young artists, Jarrett Walker rode his stepfather's shoulders through Vietnam war protests carrying his own handwritten signs, which always had too many words to be read from a distance. Throughout his youth, he helped sell jewelry and batik in craft fairs across the Pacific Northwest, which led logically to a B.A. in Mathematics (Pomona College), a Ph.D. in Drama and Humanities (Stanford), and a career as a city planning consultant. His work on Shakespeare's Coriolanus appeared in the Summer 1992 Shakespeare Quarterly, while his current book project, HUMAN TRANSIT: Public Transportation for a Civilized World, emerges with difficulty through a stream of ruminative travel writing. Eligible but not desperate, he spends his spare time scouring cafes for literati, hiking the Cascades, and maximizing the oxygen output of Portland's smallest Japanese garden, also known as his front yard.
Reva Leeman lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner of sixteen years. A writer trapped in an extrovert's body, she teaches literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland Community College, gardens, attends her book group of eighteen years, cooks, entertains, travels, and hunts morel mushrooms. Anchored into early morning writing by a ninety-two-pound German shepherd with its head on her foot, she is finishing a coming-of-age novel. Reva's work has appeared in the Portland Review, Northwest Magazine, Calyx, and FROM WEDDED WIFE TO LESBIAN LIFE, Crossing Press, 1995.
Probe is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in QUEER VIEW
D. Travers Scott is author of a novel, Execution, Texas: 1987 , and editor of Strategic Sex, an anthology of writings on public sex to be published this fall. His writing and performance have appeared in Harper's, NPR's This American Life, Obsessed, BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 2, BEST GAY EROTICA 1996 & 1997, High Performance, New Art Examiner, Women & Performance , and POMOSEXUALS. His journal of reading the Brontë sisters' collected novels, and living to tell the tale, is currently online at The Stranger . His story "Falcons" appeared in Blithe House Quarterly (Volume 2, Number 1). He lives in Seattle, writing and serving as Project Manager for New Prometheans, an international gathering of fire artists to be held in September 2000.
Visit D. Travers Scott website at http://home.earthlink.net/~traversscott
Rebecca Shine lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has recently appeared in LESBIAN TRAVELS. For the last three years, she served on the board of Soapstone, a writing retreat for women, located on the Oregon Coast.
Aldo Alvarez's short fiction has seen print in The ARK/Angel Review, Pen & Sword Hypersite, The Blue Moon Review/Blue Penny Quarterly, Amelia, Art & Understanding, GayPlace Magazine, Christopher Street, CONTRA/DICTION: New Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press) and BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1 (Little, Brown/Back Bay Books). He received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York. Currently a Clifford D. Clark Fellow at Binghamton University, he teaches and pursues a Doctorate in English. He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998. Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, he currently lives in Binghamton, New York.