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Cara Diaconoff earned a B.A. at Oberlin College, an M.A. at University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in creative writing at Indiana University. She has taught writing and literature as a visiting professor at Southern Methodist University, a Visiting Writer at Whitman College, a lecturer at Texas Christian University, a Peace Corps volunteer at colleges in Russia, and, currently, as an instructor at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. She is the author of a story collection, Unmarriageable Daughters, published by Lewis-Clark Press, and a novel, I’ll be a Stranger to You, published by Outpost19 e-books. Her second novel, Marian Hall, is currently seeking publication. Her stories have appeared individually in Indiana Review, Other Voices, The Adirondack Review, descant, and elsewhere; her honors include fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and the Indiana Arts Commission and residencies at the MacDowell Colony. Currently based in Seattle, she is presently working on stories and on plans for a third novel.
Apple Plotnick Jannotta is a Virginia-born, short story and fiction writer. Her current grant-winning fiction novel-in-progress is titled The Market, set in a dystopian future-state, aims to evoke a modern vision of "The Jungle" through an adventure story in an Amazon.com-like warehouse environment. She answers the question: “What if an Amazon.com warehouse became a workhouse?” She has been published in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine and won an ACLU award for her poetry. She is a graduate of Kenyon College, and holds a Merited Master’s degree in International Security from the University of Birmingham in England. She is known for weaving economics and geopolitics into her morality-based fiction. A 2018 winner of an Artist Trust GAP grant, Apple writes just outside of Seattle in Lynnwood. Reach her at booksbyapple.com.
Originally from the east coast, Sarah Harris has called Seattle home since 2010 and shamelessly uses an umbrella. Sarah is currently working on a memoir and was a finalist for an Erin Donovan Writing Fellowship in 2018. Recent publications include University of Colorado's Human Touch Journal and University of Washington's Journals, Stratus: Journal of Arts & Writing and Human Geography. She graduated from UCLA with a double major in English Literature and Sociology, received a Certificate in Memoir from UW and is a 2016 graduate of Artist's Trust Literary EDGE program. Visit sarahharris.us