Robin Lippincott

has published three novels—In the Meantime, Our Arcadia, and Mr. Dalloway, as well as a collection of short stories, The ‘I’ Rejected. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Fence, Bloom, American Short Fiction, Memorious, and many other journals; for ten years he wrote reviews of mostly art and photography books for The New York Times Book Review. Robin lives in the Boston area, and teaches in Spalding University’s low residency MFA in Writing Program. 

John E. Semonche

taught constitutional history for decades at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a PhD from Northwestern and a law degree from Duke, Semonche specialized in the history of the United States Supreme Court. His past books include Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media; Keeping the Faith: A Cultural History of the U.S. Supreme Court; Religion & Constitutional Government in the United States; and Charting the Future: The Supreme Court Responds to a Changing Society, 1890–1920. In 2016, Tidal Press will be publishing his first foray into more popular non-fiction: Pick Nick - The Political Career of Nick Galifianakis.

Kristen Brakeman

is an essayist and blogger whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Working Mother Magazine. She is really, really funny. Her collection of essays, tentatively titled A Pack of Lies, will be published in the summer of 2017. Stay tuned!

Foust

who goes by the single name, is a writer and printmaker who lives in Richmond, VA. She received an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2008, and a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1985. Her stories have appeared in places like Minnetonka ReviewSmokelong QuarterlyWord Riot, and Wrong Tree Review, among others. Her sporadically maintained website (her words, not ours!) can be found at foustart.com and new cartoons appear regularly on Facebook at her page, Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other. 

Brian Mallman

is a Milwaukee-born, Los Angeles-based artist. He was the founder and former director of Los Angeles arts organization, NELAart. He is the Gallery Director of the 50NYork Gallery in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He has shown his figurative drawings at Long Beach Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Zaha Museum, and INSA Art Center. He and his wife, Mary Jean Mallman, also an artist, have two sons.

Laura S. Jones

is a North Carolina native and former attorney who vastly prefers rescuing dogs and telling and selling stories. Saving Sadie and Sasha tells the story of her year with two foster pit pulls. Breaking and Entering, her debut short story collection, was published in 2011. Dogs often show up in those stories, too. The story Fallout Shelter was originally published in Short Story America Anthology Volume I. The story Renewal won an award from WriterHouse in Charlottesville in 2013. She started Tidal Press because there are great writers and illustrators whose work does not yet have the audience it deserves. She loves writing, but she loves reading even more, and assumes you do too.