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Marti Mattia, a former journalist, is a Pacific University MFA graduate in fiction. She's the author of an oral history book about individuals across the United States and has researched the lives and beliefs of sixteen-year-old girls around the world, from South Africa to Vietnam. Muser, asker of questions, feeder of humans and birds, lover of stories on screen, stage and page, she has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and lived on five continents but now resides in a small, drought-stricken central Texas town, where she feels both foreign and at home.
Emilie Rohrbach is a freelance writer and music teacher based in Mill Valley, CA. She completed her MFA in writing at Pacific University. Her work has been featured in Travelers' Tales, Divine Caroline, Common Ground, Hippocampus Magazine, andNarratively, among others.
Traci Skuce is a graduate of Pacific University's MFA program. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Grain, The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire, Forget Magazine, Storyscape, and Other Voices. She was short-listed in Prism International's 2015 short fiction contest and was a finalist in the 2015 CBC Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She lives in Cumberland, BC.
Susan Urban is a graduate of Pacific University's MFA program. A former software engineer, she is currently finishing a collection of short stories set in the high tech world. She lives near Seattle, Washington and is a drinker of coffee.