Lynzee Alarcon is pursuing a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. She is forever tired and dreaming of cows. While sifting through the ever-growing piles of paperwork, she lies in her collection of Japanese Alpacasso plush and handmade Pudding Cats from her friends at Neko Kitty Studios. One day sleep shall come.
Heather Bass is an English graduate student at UNC-Wilmington with a B.A. in English from Fayetteville State University. She also serves as a teaching assistant and writing consultant at UNCW. When she isn’t being buried alive in graduate work, Heather is helping out with Glint or watching anime in the dead of night. Her favorite authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling.
Sonya C. Brown, Assistant Editor of Glint, has published poems at Unlost and Arsenic Lobster. She lives in Maryland with her family, two dogs, two cats, and an ever-expanding flock of chickens and alteregos.
Mahalia Cooks is an English and Literature major at Fayetteville State University, graduating with a B.A. in May 2019. After graduation, her goal is to find a job within the publishing industry. Her work has appeared in the creative nonfiction chapbook Reflections and on the website mina-loy.com. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing, with a special interest in science fiction, horror and fantasy.
Nena Callaghan has a B.S. in Elementary Education from FSU and a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Spanish. Her work has appeared in Bursting Plethora, The Red Line Magazine, Museo de la Palabra, and The Caribbean Writer, a publication of the University of the Virgin Islands. When not working on her elusive first novel, Angels of the Cape Fear, she can be found working in her garden or chasing butterflies.
In addition to serving as managing editor and web designer for Glint, Brenda Mann Hammack teaches folklore, modern poetry, women’s literature and creative writing at Fayetteville State University. She has led online classes in fairy tale, magic realism, and hybrid genre writing at the Poetry Barn. Hammack’s book, Humbug: A Neo-Victorian Fantasy in Verse, was released in 2013. Her writing has appeared in various journals including Anthropoid, NILVX, Menacing Hedge, Bone Bouquet, Gargoyle, A capella Zoo, Rhino, Elsewhere Lit, Papercuts, and Lissa Kiernan’s Glass Needles & Goose Quills. Her collaborations with Maureen Alsop appear in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press 2018). She also collaborates with wilder folk. Some have antlers, others wings. Their portraits can been found in her Instagram gallery.
Eric Hyman is a Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. He has recently completed an article on the affinity between chess problems and Nabokov’s short fiction. His mantras come from Oscar Wilde: “Life imitates Art,” “All Art is a Lie,” and therefore . . .
Jennifer Martelli is the author of My Tarantella from Bordighera Press and the chapbook, After Bird from Grey Book Press. Her poetry has appeared in The Superstition Review, The Baltimore Review, Thrush, [Pank], Glass Poetry Journal, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Martelli has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. As well as being poetry editor for The Mom Egg Review, Martelli grooms her two black cats and plans revolutions.
Ed McShane is an Associate Professor of English with an MFA from Iowa and a Ph.D. from Denver. He teaches American and Modern Literature. In moments of stress, he reaches for an anthology of poetry, any anthology . . . and emotional equilibrium is restored. His favorite novelists include James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Nelson Algren, Joseph Heller and Willa Cather. His favorite short story writers: Isaac B. Singer and Anton Chekhov.
Micki Nyman is Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. Her research centers primarily on the intersection of subjectivity, gender, culture in literature and film. Her recent article, “Ancient Myth, Excess, and Lacan in Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl’ Heroism,” will appear in the South Atlantic Review in 2019. Currently, she is penning a book chapter for Edinburgh Press on architectural motifs found in Charlotte, Emily and AnneBrontë’s works. Once a year, to replenish her spirit, Micki Nyman participates in a nine-day Sundance ceremony in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Dean Swinford is Professor of English at Fayetteville State University. His newest novel, Goat Song Sacrifice (Atlati, 2017), is the second part in the Death Metal Epic series. The series explores heavy metal culture and has been featured in metal magazines such as Decibel and Terrorizer. His recent scholarship has appeared in Studies in Medievalism, Modern Philology, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures, Medieval Perspectives, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory.
A native Texan, Jamie Wilson now calls Lawrence, Kansas home. She graduated from Fayetteville State University with an MA in English in 2014, and currently serves as an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Kansas. Prior to taking this position she taught developmental English courses at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, NC. In her free time it is most likely that you will find her with her nose in a book, usually a supernatural or dystopian young adult novel. Her book buying problem is known far and wide, and army movers fear her house when it comes time to pack because How can there be so many books?! She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Jim, and their two extremely spoiled pets, a cat named Chester and a dog named Clint.