Rebecca Vickery – Vermont, USA
Rebecca Vickery was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh and moved across the lake to marry and raise a family in Vermont thereafter. Rebecca writes songs, poetry and prose as often as she finds time to do so. She has published a non-profit children’s book called A Christmas Tale of Two Mountains to benefit JCH orphanage in Bombardopolis, Haiti. She also turned a song she wrote for her children into a colorful picture book called If I Was a Dinosaur. She is hoping to finally record an album or two (or three) in the near future.
Andrea Vasile – Ontario, Canada
Growing up in Ottawa and New Jersey, Andrea is greatly inspired by nature and the ever-changing city. She has written ever since she won a contest for Valentine’s poetry in The Ottawa Journal in 1979. Andrea found continued success in publications such as Clevermag, Turbula, Jones Ave, and Ascent Aspirations, and most recently in The Basil O’Flarhety, Feminist Voice, and Event Horizon Literary Magazine Issue 9. Andrea received a third-place honour from the Poet Laureate of Ottawa. She finds our world changing in many puzzling and curious ways and feels the need to speak out and also to remind us of the goodness we challenge for.
You may follow Andrea on Twitter.
Ray Villacorte – Cavite, Philippines
Ray Villacorte is a writer from the Philippines and studied English at the PUP – Manila. When he’s not busy spending hours writing about people falling in love, Ray is creating digital illustrations with themes of outer space and nature.
Mydhili R Varma – Coimbatore, India
Mydhili R Varma has co-written anthologies titled Urban Shots: Bright Lights, Fox Hollow Stories, Word Doodle Lit Mag, Flora Fiction, The Elixir Magazine and Disquiet Arts. Her flash fiction has been shortlisted in Stubborn Writers contest. Her poems have been published in Sunlight literary magazine. She won the Ceiling 200 Flash Fiction Contest by Coastal Shelf magazine. She is one of the 50 finalists in International Short Tales Contest organised by César Egido Serrano Foundation in Spain. Her young adult fiction, The Suicide Pact, has won her the Writefluencer Award 2022. She is currently working on her second novel.
Eric Velleux – Minnesota, USA
Eric Velleux is an aspiring artist and poet from Minnesota. Most days, he can be found out in the world, experiencing nature and people. On other days, out in the world, writing, painting, and making music. He has two children whom he loves dearly.
RP Verlaine – USA
RP Verlaine lives in New York City. He has a MFA in creative writing from City College. He taught in New York Public schools for many years. His first volume of poetry, “Damaged by Dames & Drinking” was published in 2017 and another, “Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers” in 2018. A set of three e-books titled “Lies From The Autobiography” vol 1-3 were published from 2018 to 2020. His latest book, “Imagined Indecencies”, was published in February 2022. He was nominated for a pushcart prize in poetry in 2021 and 2022.
Henry Vinicio Valerio Madriz – Atenas, Costa Rica
Born in Atenas, Costa Rica, Henry Vinicio Valerio Madriz is a teacher who graduated in English Teaching and Linguistics & Literature. He published “Strange Fate” (short story), Darkness Falls (anthology) and “Loving Shadows” (poem), Dear You – Poems Through the Heart (anthology), The Red Penguin Collection, USA; “Running” (short story), Strangest Fiction Anthology Volume One, USA; and The Cyrenian (short story), Otherwise Engaged Literature and Arts Journal Volume 11, USA. He got shortlisted (top 10) with his poem “Soldiers’ Death Sentence” (North American Continent) in Voice of Peace: 1st Intercontinental Poetry and Short Story Anthology 2021, The League of Poets.
Find more on Henry’s Facebook.