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Meet some of the curious minds at work!




Hailing from central Illinois, Abby Lattanzio has been writing since junior high, when she learned the stories in her head could become something more. She graduated from Northland College with a degree in writing and is a cellist in her local orchestra.


Abby has work published in Underwood Press, as well as several short stories published in Northland College’s literary magazine. She is often found hiking, reading, watching
New Girl, or crafting, and is owned by two cats who barely tolerate each other.

Abby's fantasy fiction novel The Elementals is to be published with Curious Curls in Spring 2023!  You can learn more about Abby and The Elementals at

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Joe Baumann’s fiction and essays have appeared in Phantom Drift, Passages North, Emerson Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and many others. He is the author of Ivory Children, published in 2013 by Red Bird Chapbooks.  He possesses a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.  He was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction.


His debut short story collection, Sing With Me at the Edge of Paradise, was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Iron Horse/Texas Tech University Press First Book Award, and his second story collection, The Plagues, will be released by Cornerstone Press in 2023.  His debut novel, I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, is forthcoming from Deep Hearts YA.  He can be reached at

His short story collection, Hot Lips, is set to be published with Curious Curls in Winter 2022!

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Book Cover Artist

Dusty Marchand is an Illustrator with a specialization in children's media and product design.  Dusty finds passion and enjoyment in creating fun and colorful pieces.

"Whether I'm illustrating patterns, narratives, toys, or products, I love working from my own imagination or from the beautiful world around me."

Dusty created the cover for Hot Lips.  Check Dusty's art at



Book Cover Artist

Grace Toscano is an illustrator and concept artist who is a School of Visual Arts illustration alumna (Class of 2021).  She loves to work with lighting and color to create a unique atmosphere.


Grace has a strong passion for film and video games, and she loves incorporating themes and inspiration from that media in her work.  Some of her favorite directors include Nicolas Winding Refn, Harmony Korine, and Guillermo Del Toro, all of which have been a big influence on her work and artistic approach.

Grace is the cover artist for The Elementals, forthcoming Spring 2023.  You can find more of Grace's art at

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Zach Docter is a young  writer and recent UCLA graduate from Los Angeles, California.  He was a classical musician and composer before he turned to writing several years ago. Zach’s short stories have been recently published in Jokes Review and Calliope, with another due to release later this year.

Check out his short story collection, The Great Pyramid and Other Stories.



Book Cover Artist

Brigid Donahue is an illustrator and concept artist living in Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021 with a major in Communication Arts and a minor in English. 

Brigid works on designing characters and creatures to incorporate into full illustrations that expand their stories. She enjoys being outdoors and gains inspiration for her projects from nature.  Check out her portfolio at

Her artwork is featured on the cover of The Great Pyramid and Other Stories.




Lexis Mae is an American writer of poetry and fiction. She spends as much time as possible running barefoot through the woods and around her family’s farm to keep a calm mind and influence her creative side. Lexis currently lives in a small town, East of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania where she works fulltime at CCA Solutions. She has been published in The Spring Lake Collection.

Check out Lexis' poetry chapbook, Wildflowers in the Dark!




Kiriaki Moulinou is an illustrator and filmmaker currently residing in Athens, Greece where she studies 3D Animation & Game Art. She grew up in an artistic family. From a very young age she had a great passion for books and creative arts, including drawing, motion pictures, and music. Kiriaki loves creating fantasy stories and characters in her head while getting inspired by her favorite music. 

Check out Wildflowers in the Dark, which is illustrated entirely by Kiriaki.

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