John McLennon spent most of his life in the US Army. During that time, he lived in Germany for four years and made friends with people who survived World War II who were kind enough to share their experiences with him. After retiring from the army, he earned a BA in English Literature and a teacher’s certificate from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a member of several writer’s groups as well as the San Antonio Writer’s Guild from which he has won two first-place prizes for short stories and has had several short stories published in literary magazines.
Guadalupe Sexto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1982. She studied cinema and photography. In 2004, she moved to Spain, and now she lives on the Mediterranean coast with her husband, ten cats and a dog.
Nageen Rather is a short story writer and aspiring novelist. Born and brought up in Kashmir (India Occupied), he teaches fiction at Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Pulwama. His stories have appeared in various literary journals and magazines of international repute. His debut novel Handcuffed to History is upcoming soon. He loves gardening and bird-watching.
A former teacher and librarian, Travis Biddick is now a CPA in Oklahoma City, where he lives with his wife and four children. His poetry and criticism have appeared in Able Muse, Ruminate Magazine, Dappled Things, and the Rotary Dial.
Luke Hathaway was born Amanda Jernigan in 1978 and lived as a woman for forty-one years before dying and becoming a man. Under his former name he published three collections of poetry, including Years, Months, and Days, named a Best Book of 2018 in the New York Times. Under his current name, he teaches creative writing and English literature at Saint Mary’s University in Mi’kma’ki.
Christopher Rivas is an award-winning storyteller, essayist (New York Times, Modern Love, SwipeLife, Level), actor (GLOW, Grey’s Anatomy, For the People, SEAL Team, Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles, 2 Broke Girls, Rosewood), Rothschild Social Impact fellow, teacher, filmmaker, speaker, and creator of The Real James Bond was Dominican. His mission is to share powerful stories that move us forward, blend boundaries, and encourage dialogue.
N.S. Thompson is the nonfiction editor for Able Muse and lives near Oxford, UK. A poet, critic and translator of Italian fiction, with Andy Croft he edited A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands (Five Leaves). His poetry publications include Letter to Auden (Smokestack Books), Mr Larkin on Photography (Red Squirrel), and two recent pamphlets After War (New Walk Editions) and Ghost Hands (Melos Press).
Alexander Pepple founded and edits Able Muse and Able Muse Press, and also founded and directs the Eratosphere online worskshop. His poetry and prose have been or will be published in Barrow Street, River Styx, American Arts Quarterly, Light, Think Journal, Euphony, Per Contra, Eclectica, Measure and elsewhere.