January 2022

Debut

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Our Wonderful Contributors

Logan W. Exhibiting a great deal of creative interest and talent from an early age, Logan’s vivid imagination comes to life through his art. In addition to drawing and painting, he also enjoys working with wood, clay, and metals. Growing up surrounded by pets in a family of animal lovers, it is no real surprise that his “CAT” painting is one of his favorite pieces to date.  

Robyn Braun Robyn Braun is an artist and writer living in Edmonton, Alberta with the coolest ten-year-old and their fuzzy cat. She is completing her MFA through UBC’s School of Creative Writing. 

Penny N. Penny N. (she/they) is 13 years old in 8th grade at an arts school, where she majors in Scenic Design. She loves art and science and hopes to one day be an entomologist, specializing in the study of ants. Her art tends to revolve around animals, both real and imagined. 

Yukon N. Yukon (they/them) is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. They enjoy writing poetry, watching anime, and traveling. They hope to one day be a child therapist and own a hot chocolate shop. In their family they have a dog, three cats, two guinea pigs, a tortoise, a gecko, and a toad.

Lesley James Lesley is a teacher and writer. Recent poems for children can be found in publications such as The Dirigible Balloon. Adult writing: selected flash fiction of the month twice in The Broken Spine. She believes that few things are more stimulating or exciting than the wildlife we can see from our own doorsteps.

Sally Jo Sally Jo is a technical writer by day and a creative writer at all times. She publishes shorter works on Instagram, under @sallyjopoetry. Her poetry has been published in ‘Rise! An Anthology of Change,’ ‘Variant Literature,’ and the upcoming ‘Frost Fire Worlds 2021 Edition.’ Her first collection of poetry, ‘Droplets: Of Four Sisters,’ is available on Amazon.

Shaun Jex Shaun Jex is the former owner and editor of the Citizens’ Advocate newspaper. His poetry has appeared in publications such as The Dirigible Balloon, Light Poetry Magazine, and Skyway Journal, among others. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children.

Sarah Nour Sarah Nour is a Lebanese-American freelance journalist and audiobook narrator based in Minnesota. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in various journals and magazines. Keep up with her work at sarahnourwriter.com.

Jonathon Sellars Jonathan is a lover of rhyming poetry. Most of his poems make him laugh but no one else, fortunately The Caterpillar magazine and The Dirigible Balloon have taken pity on him and published some of his work. Royal Museums Greenwich have maybe gone slightly too far and decided to publish one of his poems as a picture book, Polly Plum: Brave Adventurer, which comes out in April 2022. He lives in Greenwich with his two small children, neither of whom can read or write poetry. He’s not worried about that. Yet. You can find his on Twitter and Instagram (@jonathansellarslieshere)

Stephanie Henson Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. Her background is in advertising/marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children’s story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports and anything related to coffee!

Maddie M. Maddie lives in the Appalachian mountain area with her family and many pets. She loves animals, especially dogs, cats, and horses.

Andy Spearman Andy Spearman was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and lives somewhere else now. Recent stories are in the first Glittery Literary anthology and The Caterpillar magazine. His middle-grade chapter book Barry, Boyhound was published by Knopf.

Tom Moody Tom writes poetry and fiction for both children and adults. He lives in Southampton and is currently studying Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. When he is not writing or studying, Tom likes to read, play his guitar, and watch his beloved Southampton F.C. lose.

Gargi Mehra Gargi is a writer, software professional and mother living in India. Her stories have placed in writing competitions and appeared in several journals online and in print, including Litro, On the Premises, Papercuts magazine, among others.

Attie Lime Attie Lime likes walking in fields, and unnecessary stationery. She has children’s poetry featured in The Dirigible Balloon and Little Thoughts Press Magical Winter issue. Attie enjoys nonsense poems and making up words. Twitter @AttieLime

L. Jade L. Jade is a dragon-obsessed woman living with her loving husband and spoiled cat in beautiful New York State. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys playing video games, completing puzzles or making (occasionally delicious) messes in the kitchen.

Linda Middleton Linda has been a word weaver for as long as she can remember and enjoys sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme. She is delighted that her work has found beautiful homes online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar, Pure in Heart Stories, The Dirigible Balloon and Brian Moses’ Blog. Linda enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.

Louise Wilford Louise Wilford lives and works in Yorkshire, UK. She has had many stories and poems published, most recently in Bandit, POTB, Makarelle and English Review. In 2020, she won the Arts Quarterly Short Story Prize and the Merefest Poetry Prize, and was awarded a Distinction for her Masters in Creative Writing. She is working on a fantasy novel.

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