about the contributors to In the Night Count the Stars

Jack Micheline (1929-1998) was born in the East Bronx, New York, on November 6, 1929, as Harold Martin Silver. River of Red Wine (with a forward by Micheline’s friend and neighbor, Jack Kerouac) was published in 1957 by Troubadour Press and was reviewed favorably by Dorothy Parker in Esquire magazine.


Tony Gloeggler is a native of NYC and has managed group homes for developmentally disabled people in Brooklyn for over thirty years. A full-length collection, One Wish Left (initially published by Pavement Saw Press in 2000) has gone into a second edition. Tony Gloeggler’s Greatest Hits came out on Pudding House Publications in 2009, and in 2010, The Last Lie was published by NYQ Books.


Ksenia Diodorova was born in Leningrad and graduated from the St. Petersburg Polytechnical University with a concentration in graphic design. For the last six years she has held a principal position in the Gonzo Design group. Three years ago, Ksenia became involved in photography and visual anthropology which has become her passion.


Marcellus Hall is an illustrator/musician. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and lives in New York City. His solo album, The First Line, was released in 2011 on Glacial Pace Records and in recent years he has illustrated several children’s books including Everyone Sleeps, which he both wrote and illustrated. Kaleidoscope City (a book of drawings and text) will be published in 2014.


James Cathcart is an architect and artist, born in Medellin, Colombia, currently living in Brooklyn, New York.


Anne Germanacos was born in San Francisco and has lived in Greece much of her life. Her short story collection, In the Time of the Girls, was published by BOA Editions. Her novel Tribute will be published by Rescue Press in 2014.


April Larson’s writing and photography began in Seattle. She has spent summers and long winters writing and building things in the wilder reaches of northern Idaho.


Bahar Anooshahr was born in Iran.  She moved to the U.S. after living through the revolution and Iran/Iraq war. Her essays have been published in a number of literary journals including Creative Nonfiction and Marco Polo Arts Magazine where she is a regular contributor. She is currently working on her memoir, Rebel Without A Scarf.


Colin Bell has worked as a producer/director and executive producer of arts programs for British, American, Japanese and European broadcasters. His novel Stephen Dearsley’s Summer of Love will be published in October, 2013 (Ward Wood Publishing). He lives in Lewes, England, and writes a daily blog wolfiewolfgang.com.


Brenda Bellinger works part-time as a high school secretary in Northern California. Her writing has appeared in various anthologies including THEMA, Poets & Writers online and the California Writers Club Literary Review. She is currently at work on a young adult novel.


jdx is a writer and photojournalist documenting the art, cultural shifts and divides in downtown NYC. jdx’s images and commentary have appeared in The New York Times’ Local East Village, Hipstamatic’s Adventures In Hipstaland, The Lo-Down, Bowery Boogie, Neighborhoodr: East Village, Innovation for Indurance, Animal NY, The Village Voice and East Village Grieve.


Gabriel Anthony Cabrera was born and raised in Queens, New York. He is working on obtaining his MFA in Creative Writing at Queens College.


Giampiero Mazzarese was born in Rome in 1965, and grew up in the suburbs. He has a degree in biology and works in the Italian State Forestry Corps.


Isaac Stone Simonelli was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He is currently a dive columnist and contributing news editor for the Phuket Gazette, an English language newspaper in Phuket, Thailand. He has also had fiction published in Garbanzo Literary Journal.


Jennifer Peckinpaugh is the author of the short stories Trailhead, which appeared in the 2012 Colonnade Writer’s Anthology, and The Atrocities of War, which appeared in the Ragnarok E-Lit Journal in November 2012. She is a former acquisitions editor for the University Press of Kentucky and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.


jillian schiavi is a Massachusetts native, currently writing, making art, and teaching yoga in The San Francisco Bay Area.


John Lyons was born in London, England, and educated at Oxford (Modern Languages). After serving with the Royal Air Force, he worked for H.M. Government and lived in various parts of the world; Equatorial Africa, Middle East, USA. John lives in France where he runs a business consultancy agency. He is married, with two children.


Melissa Wiley is a freelance writer and editor with a Master of Arts in writing from DePaul University. She lives in Chicago.


Mike Sharlow lives in a small city on the Mississippi River in the Midwest most of the time and heads south, way south of the

border, to Panama for the winter, with his wife.  He has published several novels and short stories. His website is www.mikesharlowwriter.com.


Marco North was born in Brooklyn and has been living in Moscow, Russia, for the past seven years. His weekly personal blog Impressions of an Expat is followed by readers from over 130 countries.


Robert L. Penick lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he works with victims of domestic violence. His poetry, prose and artwork have appeared in over 100 literary journals, including The Antietam Review, The North American Review, and The Haight-Ashbury Literary Review.


Theresa Williams is the author of the novel The Secret of Hurricanes.  She lives and works in Ohio, near Lake Erie.


Maroula Blades is an Afro-British writer living in Berlin. She was the outright winner of the Erbacce-Prize 2012 (UK). Her poetry/music single Meta Stasis (Havavision Records) is available from iTunes and Amazon. www.facebook.com/Poetrykitchen


Andrea Kantos was born in Palermo, Italy. He is a creative artist, cultural designer, tea drinker, Taurus/Cancer, design addicted, project manager at PaMaP Lab, a miscellaneous organization that works in the region of Sicily.


Cheyenne Randall is an artist/carpenter based in Seattle, Washington, and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Some of his works are currently displayed in the recent issue of Unified Field Collective.


Sarah Frances was born in London and now lives in Moscow where she is both a teacher and student of language, writing, performance and voice.


LAPD Archive Collection & fototeka “To Protect and Serve: The LAPD Archives” was created and organized by fototeka owner/director Robin Blackman and photographer Merrick Morton in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Los Angeles. The exhibition was co-curated by Tim Wride, associate curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The exhibition was the first public showing ever mounted from these rare archives. Many of the images come from the renowned Scientific Investigations Division (SID) - the nation’s oldest crime lab, dating from the 1920’s. Photographic materials from SID had never before been made available outside official police circles.



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