Writer Profiles M–O


Writer Profiles listed alphabetically by last name

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Ben Macnair

Ben Macnair is an award-winning and much-published poet, playwright and musician from Staffordshire in the United Kingdom. Follow him on Twitter @benmacnair.

Peace Nkeiruka Maduako

Peace Nkeiruka M. is a Nigerian writer who spends most of her leisure time reading and writing creative works. Inspired by arts that tell stories in themselves and the feeling of taking hot tea on drizzly mornings, she has written works featured on Kalahari Review, SpillWords press, Heart Of Flesh Literary Journal, Calla Press, ClayJar Review and more. She has a page ‘PeaceGirl works’ where she posts her writings and runs a journal, SweetSmell Journal. She has also authored ebooks, ‘I Come Home’ and ‘Like I Do’.

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Terry John Malik

     When Terry retired after practicing law for thirty years, his wife implored, “Don’t sit around the house. Write a damn book.” So he did—The Bricklayer of Albany Park. Its awards include Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal; Winner – Mystery/Thriller by M.I.P.A.; and Silver Falchion Award 2018 Finalist by Killer Nashville. Before Bricklayer Terry had not written a word of fiction although several federal judges mistakenly suggested he had.
     Terry’s story, “Her Lips, Cherry Red”, was published by Mystery Tribune in February 2022.
     Terry writes while sitting on the beaches of Sanibel Island where he lives.

Keith Manos

Keith Manos’s stories have appeared in both print and online magazines like Aethlon, Storgy, October Hill Magazine, Wrestling USA, New Reader Magazine, and Attic Door Press, among others. He has also published twelve books to date, including his debut novel My Last Year of Life (in School), which was traditionally published by Black Rose Writing. Keith has been recognized as one of Ohio’s top writing teachers by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. Check out all of Keith’s books at www.keithmanos.com.

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DS Maolalai

DS Maolalai has received eleven nominations for Best of the Net and seven for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in three collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016), Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019) and Noble Rot (Turas Press, 2022).

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margie marek

margie marek (marGmarek)’s biology is an unsolved mystery. She’s a knot-doctor, NOT a licensed medical practitioner, therefore doesn’t prescribe following her footsteps. At age eight, she ate a grape out of her grandma’s deceptively tempting fruit display. Her future-self so thoroughly comprehends wax and plastic digestion and has evolved into a one-woman recycling machine. She aims to up-scale her process, ultimately implementing a global effort to the same end. As self-healing as the Terminator, marGmarek and her puppy Hiro skate through life unscathed. She writes reality-fiction, alternate-reality non-fiction, and poetry; using ridiculously big words while surgically altering otHers to suit herself.

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Paweł Markiewicz

Paweł Markiewicz was born 1983 in Siemiatycze in Poland. He is poet who lives in Bielsk Podlaski and writes tender poems, haiku as well as long poem. He studied law in Warsaw and German in Biala Podlaska. He was a participant of the Forum Alpbach – the village of thinkers in Austria.

Axel Martens

Born in Germany in 1972, I moved to the US two decades ago, settling in Westchester County (NY). As the fourth of five children, I always enjoyed the privilege of my older siblings often telling me stories. To this day, I am an avid consumer of audiobooks—mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery. I started writing my first novel in January 2023, finishing the first draft in five months. The first chapter has been published as a short story in confetti magazine. I hold a Ph.D. in computer science and love creative work. See www.project-witchcraft.com/video.


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LaVern Spencer McCarthy

LaVern Spencer McCarthy has written and published five books of poetry and four books of short stories. She has been published in From the Shadows, a short story anthology edited by Amanda Steele, Anthology Of Short Stories by Fenechty Publishing, and many others. Her poems have appeared in numerous state anthologies, and she has won over five hundred awards for her writing. She is a life member of Poetry Society Of Texas. She resides in Blair, Oklahoma.

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Eadbhard McGowan

     Eduard Schmidt-Zorner (penname Eadbhard McGowan) is a translator and writer of poetry, haibun, haiku, and short stories. He writes in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and German and holds workshops on Japanese and Chinese style prose and experimental poetry.
     Member of four writer groups in Ireland. Lives in County Kerry, Ireland, for more than 25 years and is a proud Irish citizen, born in Germany.
     Published in over 170 anthologies, literary journals, and broadsheets in USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Some poems and haibun published in French (own translation), Romanian, and Russian language.

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Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press publications have accepted her work.  She has four “Best of the Net” nominations and her latest titles are The Muse in Miniature and Love Poems for Michael, both available on Amazon.com.

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Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with poems published in hundreds of magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pski’s Porch) and Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

Lawrence Miles

Lawrence Miles is a poet living in White Plains, NY. He has recently been published in The Post Grad Journal, The Wise Owl and Syncopation Literary Journal.

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Nazanin Mirsadeghi

Nazanin Mirsadeghi is a Persian-American writer, poet and the founder of Bahar Books, an indie press specialized in publishing Farsi and bilingual books. She has authored more than 20 books in Persian and English, from children’s stories to poetry translations and language workbooks. Her two published poetry collections are A Jarful of Moonlight, and Garden in a Seed. She lives in White Plains, New York with her family.


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Arik Mitra

Arik Mitra lives in Kolkata, India. An IT professional, he has been writing for about two years now. He writes mainly short stories and poetry in English and Bengali (mother tongue). His work has been published by Clarendon House Publications, Red Penguin Books, Dyst Journal and more.

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Mahvash Mohtadullah


P. Muralidharan

Poet, thinker, fiction writer and reviewer, P. Muralidharan’s collection of short stories, Draupadi’s only partner, was published in 2021 and his novel, Boomerang, is ready for publication. He is currently in the panel of judges for an ongoing interactive novel contest. Several of his short stories have been included in anthologies. He is an active member of many global literary societies, and a poetry/book reviewer. Poems so far selected and published by globalpoemic.wordpress.com, otherwiseengagedjournal.com, formerpeople.wordpress.com, ekcentrica.com, subterraneanbluepoetry.com, The Mocking Owl Roost, and thewritersandreadersmagazine.com. He has translated two books including Shashi Tharoor’s Why I am Hindu into Tamil. His blogs on poetry reviews stand out.


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Chaya Nadi

Chaya Nadi is a Channeled Poet, Writer, Medicine Woman, Facilitator and Mother to six children. She is deeply rooted in beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia with her every-life partner, Alex. Chaya has background studies in Psychology, American Sign Language, Adult Education and Shamanism. In 2018, she traded corporate life to become the ‘Girl Boss’ of her own international practice, that focuses on Collective Trauma Healing through the unlikely vehicle of Mediumship. Chaya was a contributing author to the anthology Gathering In, and looks forward to sharing her personal tale of survivorship with her memoir: Ashes On Her Tongue.

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Malaena Nahmias

Malaena has been writing flash memoir and poetry for most of her life.  She enjoys getting to the essential feelings of her direct experience in as few words as possible. Malaena has worked in the healing professions including teaching, social work, interfaith ministry and hospice chaplaincy. Many of her stories and poems address being present for the dying. Since retirement two years ago, Malaena has more time to focus on her writing. confetti is her first publication. You can reach her at Malaenawrites@gmail.com

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Richard Natale

Los Angeles based writer and journalist Richard Natale’s short stories have appeared in such literary journals as Chelsea Station Magazine, Otherwise Engaged, The MCB Quarterly, Gertrude Press, and the anthologies Our Happy Hours, Love is Love and Off the Rocks. His most recent novel, Pigeon, was published in 2020. Other novels include Cafe Eisenhower, Love on the Jersey Shore and The Rushes, the novella Junior Willis, the YA fantasy novel The Golden City of Doubloon and the short-story compilation, Island Fever.

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Don Noel

Don Noel is retired from four decades’ prizewinning print and broadcast journalism. He took an MFA from Fairfield University at age 81, and in the decade since has published more than 100 short stories or other pieces.


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Susan Oleferuk

Susan Oleferuk’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and reviews both here and abroad. She has four poetry collections: Circling for Home, Finishing Line Press (2011), Those Who Come to the Garden, Finishing Line Press (2013) Days of Sun, Finishing Line Press (2017) and When There Is Little Light Left in Late Afternoon, Kelsay Books (2022). She lives and works in Westchester.


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