Rory Kelly is a 27-year-old who, for reasons that stopped being relevant, writes under the pseudonym Ed Farragut. Born in Ireland, he graduated from San Francisco State University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in English/Creative Writing. He has written Suicide Girls, VAMP, as well as freelancing for newspapers. He co-created the sadly on-a-very-very-extended-hiatus webcomic “Cryptozoo” which he [...]
Holland Noel Holzer is a San Diego native and has been writing since age seven when she wrote an impressive script about the California Gold Rush and is still waiting for it to get picked up. Her written work consists predominantly of non-fiction essays. Her blog “Let’s Talk About Text” can be found here. She’s [...]
Evan Jones is a San Diego native and stand-up comedian. He performs all over town, attempting to bring laughter to strangers who would sometimes rather watch a performer squirm in silence. Being an introvert, many are surprised to find out he’s chosen this life path. But it doesn’t take long to realize the Evan Jones [...]
Craig Oliver once fought a bear and won. Clearly.
Seriously though, Craig runs the post-punk indie label, Volar Records, producing vinyl and digital publications for several critically acclaimed bands, all from the perch of his living room. He graduated from SDSU with a degree in film, which lends itself towards his making of shorts and music [...]
Matt Lewis is a 26 year old writer, born in Ithaca, NY and currently living in San Diego, CA. He attended Cal State San Marcos and graduated in 2009 with a BA in Literature & Writing. A large part of his writing experience is in Journalism, having wrote and edited for his college newspaper, contributed [...]
April Ventura started her performance career doing stand up comedy, cracking up audiences in just about every venue San Diego had to offer. April expanded her expertise by writing and performing as a story teller, and as a performance poet. She has worked as an acting coach for at risk youth, directed in the North [...]
Brian Simpson is never quite what you expect, but in a good way, most of the time. He often manages to translate his cynical irreverence into words that people think are funny. You should give him a try. Many have reported coming away from his performances with intense feelings of euphoria and confusion, and at the same time feeling [...]
Corie Bales lived in Imperial Valley until moving to El Cajon at the age of seven. She moved to Orange County to attend UC Irvine, but returned home to East County after finishing her master’s degree. She writes poetry as a way to capture seemingly forgettable moments or arbitrary events and to chronicle her family’s [...]
Jay Wertzler is the co-author of Clydestown, a serialized, subscription-based multimedia novel, written with Ryan Bradford. His stories have appeared in Black Candies (Volumes 1 and 2) and NPR’s Snap Judgement. He writes, designs, edits, codes, hikes, bikes, bookbinds, eats, sleeps, and drinks in San Francisco.
Jimmy Callaway lives in San Diego, CA. He is underboss of Criminal Complex, and overboss of Let’s Kill Everybody! and Attention, Children.
Rolf Yngve went on active duty in the US Navy in 1971 as a seaman and left in 2006 as a captain. He taught navigation, studied at the German War, commanded a destroyer, served as the US Defense Attaché to Rome, and served in the Pentagon. A Surface Warfare Officer with subspecialties in Operations and [...]
Allen Clark served as a Navy Corpsman in Vietnam. His subsequent career was in the health sciences, in San Francisco and Seattle. He has lived in San Diego since 2002. He writes memoir and poetry. A manuscript of his work has been selected for inclusion in the October issue of Assaracus, a quarterly journal of [...]
My name is Kyle Ray. I refuse to write my own bios in third person, it’s like plucking my nipple hair, yeah it will look better if I do it, but it just feels so damn awkward. I am a standup comedian with such good taste, that I have been asked to judge others. You [...]
Patrick E. Stewart is the Executive Director of Words Alive, a local non-profit specializing in the development of literacy enhancement programs for large education partners. Prior to this, Patrick has been the Producing Artistic Director for Sushi Performance & Visual Arts, the Executive Director for the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, and the [...]
Late start, short stories collected in 1987, re-energized by David Sedaris in 2001, stories re-issued (this time with enthusiasm and a great cover), 2 novels in 2003 and 2008, all St. Martin’s, one more on the way.
Literary Entity: WriteOutLoud.
WriteOutLoud is a San Diego-based group committed to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories [...]
Keith McCleary is a writer and artist whose stories have been published by Terminal Press, Heavy Metal Magazine, theNewerYork, Short, Fast, and Deadly, and Flash. Keith also edits for Kill Screen Magazine, and is an incoming student of the MFA program at UCSD.
Keith keeps a daily flash fiction blog at gchatus.tumblr.com and an online portfolio at weirdthingsihavedone.squarespace.com.
Rebecca Moos lives in San Diego with her dog Fern. She studied Literature/Writing at the University of California in San Diego. She writes fiction, satire and personal narrative stories that hopefully draw people closer to each other and make them happy.
Francois Bereaud is happiest spending time outdoors with his wife and three children. He has taught math for many years, now teaching full time at Miramar College. He dreams of being a writer.
GEEZER gives you rawk songs the way that they were meant to be done:by senior citizens. The band combines all of the excitement of the 1890′s with the nostalgia of the long-forgotten era of the 1990′s, as done by musicians in their nineties. Classic oldies, replacement hiphop, naps, medication and a perhaps [...]
Laura Baer is truly Midwestern, residing in 4 different US States between the Rockies and the Mississippi. She had never been west of Denver, CO prior to the day she packed up her car and drove 3,000 miles from Minnesota to San Diego. Her life is devoted to the pursuit of art, love, and health. [...]
George Eliot said, “It is never to late to be what you might have been.” At 45 I am a wife, mother, grad student, writer, and right where I want to be.
Lil’ Brian Simpson is a Washington D.C. native, a former foster youth, a veteran, and a philosopher. A lifetime of constantly moving from place to place and interacting with different families and cultures has given him a unique, and admittedly jaded perspective on everyday life and culture; along with a deep-rooted [...]
Scott O’Connor was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of an air-traffic controller and a preschool teacher. He is a co-founder of GO Studios, a post-production and motion graphics design firm. Among Wolves, his 2004 novella, about a boy who believes his parents have been replaced by imposters, was praised by the [...]
Roy Kesey was born and raised in northern California, and currently lives with his wife and children in Peru.
He’s the author of a novel called Pacazo (the January 2011 selection for The Rumpus Book Club), a collection of short stories called All Over (a finalist for the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, and [...]