Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of Scrapped: A Cumberland Creek Mystery, following Scrapbook of Secrets. She is also the author of Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley.
Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhang Boys Know, is a former international lawyer. He holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and is the cofounder and editor of Prime Number magazine. He lives in the Shenandoah Valley.
Camisha Jones, contributing writer for Let’s Get Real: What People of Color Can’t Say and Whites Won’t Ask about Racism by Lee Mun Wah, is part of Richmond’s spoken word poetry community and an Urban Views Weekly newspaper writer.
Leyanne Moore is director of the Literary committee at The Bridge PAI. Her stories have been published in journals, including McSweeney's Internet Tendencies, Redlightbulbs, Western Humanities Review and The Alembic. Her latest story was in the anthology Weird Noir.
Lydia Netzer's debut novel, Shine Shine Shine, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a People Magazine People's Pick. She lives in Virginia, homeschools her two children, makes rock music in her band, and is working on another book.