Megan Miranda is the author of “Fracture.” She studied biology and anthropology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she twice won an award for research in bioengineering. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children.
David Misch is the author of “Funny: The Book/Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy.” His screenwriting credits include “Mork and Mindy,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” He has taught comedy at the University of Southern California, musical satire at the University of California-Los Angeles, and lectured at Columbia University and the Chicago Public Library. His play “Occupied” is scheduled to be produced in the fall in Los Angeles. davidmisch.com.
David A. Moran
David A. Moran, born to Latino immigrants, is pursuing a major in creative writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Jason Mott, a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of the novel, “The Returned,” as well as two poetry collections. He lives in North Carolina.
Corinne Mucha is a Chicago-based cartoonist, illustrator and teaching artist. Her comics work includes “My Alaskan Summer,” “The Monkey in the Basement and Other Delusions,” and “Freshman.”
Journalist Shelley Murphy is the author of “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.” She has covered James “Whitey” Bulger and Boston’s organized crime since 1985, beginning at the Boston Herald and moving to the Globe in 1993. She is the winner of the George Polk Award for National Reporting.
Sahar Mustafah’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Chicago Literati and Hair Trigger 35. She is pursuing a master’s degree in fiction at Columbia College Chicago.
Kevin Nance is a Chicago-based cultural and literary journalist and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers Magazine. He contributes regularly to Printers Row Journal, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Gallery News, American Theatre and other publications.
Amy Sue Nathan
Amy Sue Nathan lives and writes in Flossmoor. She hosts the popular book blog Women’s Fiction Writers. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and many other publications. “The Glass Wives” is her debut novel. She has a son and daughter in college.