Ben Stoltzfus is a novelist, translator, literary critic, and retired professor of comparative literature, French, and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is the recipient of Fulbright, Camargo, Humanities, and Creative Arts grants, a Gradiva award from NAAP for Lacan and Literature, and a Scholar s Library award from MLA for Gide s Eagles. An internationally recognized comparatist and interarts scholar, Stoltzfus has published many books, essays, and literary works of fiction.
Ashanti White is an acclaimed author, poet, photographer, and literary critic whose work has appeared in a number of publications, including Mandala Literary Journal, The Amistad, and Callaloo. In addition to her work as Senior Writer/Contributing Editor for DV8 Weekly, she also composes book reviews for Library Journal. Her first novel, Chasing Eden an Razor Blades Between My Teeth, a poetry collection  received positive reviews.
Melanie Rosin was born in Houston, Texas in 1992. She is currently a student at Southern Methodist University studying Accounting and English and is in the liberal arts honors program. She plans on attending law school after she finishes her undergraduate studies but will continue writing.