Born and raised in Chicago, graduated from Notre Dame University (BA) and Miami University (MFA). Lived 35 years in Alaska with side trip to Antarctica as bartender, truck driver, teacher, state legislator. Published one book of short stories, ALASKA UNSALTED.
Alicia Shandra Holmes
Alicia Shandra Holmes lives in Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in Slice, Quiddity, The Bitter Oleander, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, A Small Uprising, was published by Bloom Books.
Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object), winner of Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel Pull Me Under (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), a Book of the Month Club selection and one of Elle’s Best Books of 2016. She grew up in Brookfield, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, she moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, and other publications. She received an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin in 2015. She is the editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Commuter and was a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in an old grist mill in Knoxville, Tennessee.