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Creative Nonfiction Writer
Julianne Couch is an author, writer, editor and teacher. She considers herself at home just about anywhere from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River. Julianne teaches English for the University of Wyoming and Communication for Upper Iowa University. She is also a freelance editor for narrative non-fiction, fiction, and academic authors. Julianne Couch has lived part of her life with her back to the Rocky Mountains, another part with her back to the Mississippi River, and another part in the vast in-between middle. She’s lived in one big city, one sprawling suburb, two college towns, and now, a community of 2,100 people. She ponders why people live where they do and think what they do. These broad questions led her to study and write about disparate subjects, like what one can learn from hanging out in Wyoming bars, or why the fuel sources we transform into electricity are important to understand. Julianne moved to Bellevue, Iowa, in 2011 and in 2015 added teaching for Upper Iowa University to her distance education duties. Julianne and her husband enjoy working on their endless home-restoration project, and cruising the Mississippi with their schipperke dog, Archie.
Iowa City, IA
Iowa author jd daniels` fiction and poetry has appeared in various publications, including: The Broad River Review, The Sylvan Echo, The Elkhorn Review and Doorknobs & BodyPaint Fantastic Flash Fiction: An Anthology. She received a prize for poetry from Emerson College/Cambridge University, is a recipient of an Iowa Arts Council grant and is listed in the Iowa Arts Directory and The Iowa Center of the Book. She was awarded her doctoral degree for her collection of poems, Currents That Puncture. She is the author of a book of poetry, two mysteries, a biography and a novella and is co-founder and an editor of Prairie Wolf Press Review.
Heather Derr-Smith is the author of three books, Each End of the World (Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Bride Minaret (University of Akron Press, 2008), and Tongue Screw (Spark Wheel Press, 2016). Her Fourth Manuscript, Thrust, just won the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Award at Persea Books and will be published in 2017.