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Fiction Writer, Poet
Robin Bayne is the award-winning author of six novels and four novellas, along with dozens of short stories and essays. She has contributed to collections including God’s Way for Teens, God’s Way for Fathers and Cup of Comfort Devotionals; and published articles in Writer’s Journal and Christian Communicator. She has given workshops at regional and online romance writing conferences and the Writer’s Digest World’s Largest Writing Workshop. She lives in Maryland with her husband of twenty years, and works a "day job" as a mortgage underwriter. Robin recently compiled a book of devotionals for writers titled “Words to Write By.” Her latest release was “Prodigal” by White Rose Publishing. Visit her at www.robinbayne.com.
Roberta Beary is an editor at Modern Haiku. Her book, The Unworn Necklace, a finalist in the Poetry Society of America’s annual book awards, is in its fourth printing. Her most recent book, Deflection, a collection of prose poems about loss and grief, was a finalist in The Eric Hoffer Book Awards and the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. Award-winning poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri said, “In Deflection she extends her reach with some of the most searingly truthful work I’ve seen this year.” Follow Roberta Beary on twitter @shortpoemz where she tweets her photoku. Contest Judge: Haiku Society of America Haibun Contest; Brady Senryu Contest; Haiku Poets of Northern California Tanka Contest; Kilbride Haibun Contest; KYSO Best of Issue Haibun and Tanka Prose; Golden Triangle Haiku Contest; JICC/Embassy of Japan Haiku Contest; North Carolina Poetry Society Haiku Contest; Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Contest; Modern Haiku Spiess Contest;International Conference Haiku Poland Contest.