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 Hansen Brakeman

writes essays about parenting and daughter-ing, or whatever happens to irk her at the moment. Her humor is sarcastic with a wide streak of warmth. A rare mix indeed.

She has been published in the Huffington PostNew York Times, Working Mother Magazine, and LA Parent, and has had guest blogs on ScaryMommy,  Humor Outcasts, and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop where she was recently Humor Writer of The Month.

Brakeman works behind-the-scenes on television variety shows and lives in the suburbs of Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters. Her first book, Is That The Shirt You’re Wearing?  was just released by Tidal Press and is out and available now!


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 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.