Friday, February 1, 2019

42 Stories Anthology Staff

No anthology team is complete without editors and professional eyes. Below is a list of some members of the 42 Stories Anthology team with their 42-word bio. This will give you a look into the lives of the people behind the book.

(image taken in Nagoya, Japan)


Amy has words at McSweeney’s, The New Southern Fugitives, Drabblez, FlashBackFiction, Parabola and other sites. She’s working on a short story collection. She lives in the South with her husband, two kids and two dogs that all inspire and distract her writing.

Cathy’s works appear in print and online, including self-published short story compilations, poetry collections, and children’s picture books. Wolves Don’t Knock, her first novel, was published mid-2018, and she is working on the sequel, Mister Wolfe. Cathy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Crystal Durnan is a fiction writer and editor who lives in Florida with her husband and two kids. After years as a wildlife rehabber, she decided to pursue her passion for fiction. She loves birds, the beach, books, video games and tacos.

Heather Kohlmann specializes in copy editing fiction and non-fiction books and scripts/screenplays for independent authors. You can find her among the shelves of bookstores or watching the latest documentary. Heather lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and feline editorial assistant, Desi.



Editors Canada profile 

Jessica Holman currently reside in the strange land known as Colorado in the USA. When she's not spending time waiting patiently for her Hogwarts letter or checking the backs of cupboards for the entrance to Narnia, Jessica is reading, writing, or editing. Karen Milstein, Clowder Mater, absolutely loves Sword and Sorcery, Fantasy, Romance, and Dungeons and Dragons. Fergus, the dragon from her book, Fergus and the Princess, is real. He sits above her computer to provide guidance and inspiration as she writes her stories.

After years of guiding students through the process of strengthening their oral and written communication skills, Kim has taken her “grammar that never shuts off,” packed up her collection of colored pens, and
moved out into the real world to help others.

Maggie MacConnell lives in Cincinnati with her cat, and spends her time reading anything she can get her hands on. After majoring in English and (annoyingly) correcting her friend’s grammar, she decided to put it to good use as a freelance editor.

Sage Borgmästars is optimistic and verbose by nature. She currently lives in Finland where actions matter more than words. She’s looking for outlets for the surplus. To this end she does collaborative editing, especially in children’s literature and social studies educational materials.

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Jennifer Worrell is a medicine- and forensics-obsessed author, heathen, and unabashed pie zealot intent on shaming all non-readers into submission. She lives in Chicago with her husband and cat, the latter of who edited this bio and would appreciate any freelance work.

Katherine Brown lives with her husband and step-daughter in Texas. A passion for books since she started reading led Katherine to dream of writing. Publishing her first two children’s books in 2017, Katherine hopes to inspire a love of reading in others.

Raven teaches by day, freelance edits by night, and fangirls daily. She always knew books were her passion, well after her grandmother’s challenge to read a book a day. Currently, she’s drowning in her TBR list, outlining novels, and expanding her business.

Terry Groves has been writing fiction for most of his life and has published both short stories and poetry. He works for the British Columbia government. He lives on a boat where he kayaks and writes for the love of the craft.



Promoters and Advisers

Robbie is a master of IT and loves books more than you. He loves books so much so that he would marry a book if it had a red wing, which is why he is happy to promote the 42 Stories Anthology.

Dawn Greenfield Ireland is an award-winning author of 8 novels, 15 screenplays & 4 nonfiction books). Background includes 34 yrs as a technical writer/editor. Her online critique group is accepting new members. Need help? Contact her.


Ever since Bam started writing he's wanted to help other authors. After majoring in creative writing and appearing in several anthologies and magazines and years editing and beta reading, he launched the 42 Stories Anthology with a goal of publishing 1,764 wordsmiths.


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Send us your 42-word story if you haven't already. Guidelines. If a piece was rejected, write a new one and send it to a different category. You have a 50/50 chance of getting one story accepted into a different category. 

Happy writing.