The Authors

Jodi Cleghorn is an author, poet, editor and former publisher with a penchant for the dark vein of humanity. Her deepest joy is found out beyond the perimeter of the safe and known. More of Jodi’s work can be found at Pursuing Parallels, including her Aurealis shortlisted novella, Elyora, and the chapbook, No Need to Reply.

Rus VanWestervelt ( is a self-described “Mad Writer” who thrives in the passion of uninhibited creativity through words and images. He has published one novel, several collections of essays and short stories, and hundreds of articles on the art and craft of writing. He currently teaches writing  in Baltimore, MD USA, and is working on his second novel, Fossil Five (2018).