Writer Profiles J–L


Writer Profiles listed alphabetically by last name

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Mark Jabaut

Mark Jabaut is a playwright and author who lives in Webster NY with his wife Nancy and two dogs. His plays have appeared on stage from Florida to Massachusetts. Mark’s fiction has been published in a local Rochester magazine, POST, as well as Otherwise Engaged Literature and Arts Journal, Ozone Park Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, SPANK the CARP, Uproar, Corvus Review, Arzono Publishing’s 2021 Annual anthology, and Defenestration.
Visit www.markjabaut.com.

James Croal Jackson

James Croal Jackson is a Filipino-American poet who works in film production. His latest chapbooks are Count Seeds With Me (Ethel Zine & Micro-Press, 2022) and Our Past Leaves (Kelsay Books, 2021). Recent poems are in Stirring, Vilas Avenue, and *82 Review. He edits The Mantle Poetry from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Jennifer Ruth Jackson

Jennifer Ruth Jackson is a poet and fictionist with cerebral palsy. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Algebra of Owls, Apex Magazine, Vinyl Poetry and Prose, South Florida Poetry Journal, and more. She is a passionate activist for the disabled/neurodivergent community and attempts to be a good ally to other marginalized groups. When she isn’t writing or curating The Hand Uncapped Pen, you can find her creating a variety of things or playing video games with her husband.


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Scott Archer Jones

     Scott is currently enmeshed in his sixth and seventh novels. He lives in northern New Mexico, after stints in the Netherlands, Scotland, and Norway, plus less exotic locations. He has four books out, through Southern Yellow Pine and Fomite.
     Scott’s Novels, all at the usual locations: Jupiter and Gilgamesh, a Novel of Sumeria and Texas; The Big Wheel; a rising tide of people swept away; And Throw Away The Skins.

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Mary Kennelly

Mary Kennelly is an Irish poet. Her previous books include Sunny Spells, Scattered Showers (Carroll R. & Kennelly M. Glenwood Press, 2004), From the Stones (Fitzmaurice B. & Kennelly M. Evensong Publications, 2010), Catching Bats Takes Patience (Kennelly M. Liberties Press, 2015), Splinters (Fitzmaurice B. & Kennelly M. Evensong Publications, 2017), Into the Grey, (Kennelly M. Evensong Publications, 2022). Her work has appeared in several collections and anthologies and has been published in newspapers, magazines and e-zines. She has edited several publications.


Mark Knight

I have 5 decades of theatre experience as well as TV, radio and film. I’ve been part of playwrighting organisations in the UK and the USA. I have written many plays that have been presented in PDC productions, at the Brick Playhouse, The Bridge PHL, OverKnight Theatre and many others. I’ve performed in over 200 plays. I’ve performed at the Globe Theatre (UK) and I taught there for years. I now live in Philadelphia.

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Sharyn Kolberg

Sharyn Kolberg is a ghostwriter of more than 20 non-fiction best-sellers and is now moving into fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Black Cat Weekly, Literal Latte, Mensa Bulletin Fiction Issue and Akashic Books “Mondays are Murder.” She has just completed her first mystery novel and is working on her second.

Nikkilee Kozminsky

Nikkilee was making audiobooks before her times. She found herself seeking out an audience to listen to her toddler-tales as she flipped through pictured pages. The biggest problem she had was keeping people awake. After five minutes she would have to say, “Wake up, wake up. I just want to read it again.” This meant creating a whole new story. If anyone needed a nap, it was her. Nikkilee stopped writing for some years and decided to just enjoy books that were already written. However, fourteen years ago with a pencil in hand, she began a very special comeback.

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Chelsie Kreitzman

Chelsie Kreitzman is a native Michigander currently living in Kentucky with her husband, two sons, a cat named Cookie, and a dog named Domino. Along with reading and writing, she loves nature and animals. Her work has been published in a variety of literary publications, including The Purpled Nail, Capsule Stories, and Poetic Sun.

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Jhemar Lagata

Jhemar C. Lagata, also known as Mhardz Guivarra, is a novelist, poet, fictionist, illustrator, blogger, literary editor, freelance writer, essayist, scriptwriter, song composer, spoken word poetry artist, contributing author, and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ Community, based in Santa Ana, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. He has published works in various types of international and local publications, in both print and electronic formats. He is the founder of Hiwaga, an online literary magazine, and the editor of its pieces. He is also a member of the Youth and Students for Peace Aloran Chapter. Jhemar enjoys taking pictures of nature, loves drinking coffee, and has an obsession with reading books.

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Allan Lake

     Allan Lake, originally from Saskatchewan, has lived in Vancouver, Cape Breton, Ibiza, Tasmania, W.Australia & Melbourne. Lake won Lost Tower Publications (UK) Comp 2017, Melbourne Spoken Word Poetry Fest 2018 and publication in New Philosopher 2020. Latest poetry chapbook My Photos of Sicily (Ginninderra Press 2020).
     Literary journals in 15 countries have now published his poems and 70 were published in 2021. Such journals as The Hong Kong Review, Cordite Poetry Review, The Canberra Times, StylusLit, Quadrant, American Writers Review and many more have featured his poetry in recent years. He was recently shortlisted for the Australian Catholic University International Poetry Prize.

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Edward Lee

     Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen, The Blue Nib and Poetry Wales. His poetry collections are Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge, The Madness Of Qwerty and A Foetal Heart.
     He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
     His blog/website can be found at edwardmlee.wordpress.com.

Elizabeth Liang

Elizabeth writes during the nap times for her three children and loves baking. Both require precision with a sprinkle of luck. When not reading or brainstorming story ideas, Elizabeth writes YA fantasy.

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Ukraine, Norway

Oksana Lizunova

My name is Oksana Lizunova. I am a poet from Ukraine. I am interested in the history and culture of countries. Love is the main theme of my poetry. Love is when you feel that someone lives in you, and you live in someone, and it seems: even when you forget yourself, you will love, you do not understand, but simply believe.

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293 Riggs Street
Oxford, CT 06478

Lisa Low

Lisa Low’s essays, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Boston Review, The Tupelo Quarterly, and The Adroit Journal. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals, among them Valparaiso Poetry Review, Phoebe, American Journal of Poetry, Delmarva Review, and Tusculum Review.


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Mario Lowther

Aged five, I put big words on paper scraps into a word box and bemused everybody with the definitions. Aged nine, my mom couldn’t find a babysitter, so she and her boyfriend took me to a revival of Psycho. 53 years, 300+ songs, 70+ short stories, five novels and two feature-length screenplays later, I’ve learned that writing sucks, but editing is glorious. And my fifteen (so far) publications in The Lorelei Signal, Imaginarium, Abstract Jam, and Corner Bar Magazine, among others, content my goodly wife that I’m not just up in our British Columbia Sunshine Coast attic goofing off.


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