Allison Backous Troy teaches at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is the creative writing editor for The Other Journal. She graduated from the Seattle Pacific University’s Master of Fine Artsin Creative Writing program in 2009.
Lindsey Crittenden is the author of The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray and The View from Below: Stories. Her essays, short fiction, and articles have appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Image, Bellingham Review, The Best American Spiritual Writing, and other publications. She lives in San Francisco, where she teaches writing at UC Berkeley Extension. Her website is www.lindseycrittenden.com.
Mississippi native, recent Episcopalian, and sometimes Bostonian, Kelly Foster Lundquist is Image’s 2012-2013 Milton Fellow. In 2007, she graduated from Seattle Pacific’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.
With global experience in TV & radio broadcast journalism, international relief & development, and human rights research, Laura Bramon Good is a versatile and rigorous observer, implementer, and writer. Her creative work appears in The Best Creative Non-Fiction (W.W. Norton), Image, Books & Culture, Featherproof Press, and other outlets. She is based in Washington, DC.
Joel Hartse writes about popular music. Over the last decade, he’s written for publications like Paste, Geez, Blurt, Christianity Today, Beliefnet, and the Portland Mercury. He’s also the author of Sects, Love and Rock & Roll. He teaches and does research about writing at the University of British Columbia.
Dyana Herron is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia, PA. She teaches writing classes online at The King’s College, and in person at Eastern University. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Poetry. Find her online at www.dyanaherron.com.
Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.
Santiago Ramos is pursuing doctoral studies in philosophy at Boston College. He has written for First Things, Image, the Catholic Key, and the Pitch, a Kansas City weekly.
Jessica Eddings-Roeser is a writer and mother who currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and daughter. While she has a background in education, she is presently home and writing while her family sleeps. Jessica has an MFA from Seattle Pacific University, contributes to Magical Teaching, and has work in Rock and Sling and Art House America.
Chad Thomas Johnston is a slayer of word dragons who resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife Rebekah, their daughter Evangeline, and five felines. He is a regular contributor to IMAGE Journal’s “Good Letters” blog at Patheos.com. His writings have also appeared in The Baylor Lariat and at CollapseBoard.com, home to ex-Melody Maker critic/Nirvana-biographer Everett True. In May of 2013, eLectio Publishing released Johnston’s writing debut, a whimsical memoir titled Nightmarriage.
Brian Volck is a pediatrician living in Cincinnati, who has studiously avoided formal training in theology while reading as much theology as he can get his hands on. His medical interests include international adoption, international medicine and cross-cultural medicine. He lived and worked on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and regularly travels with medical teams to Central America. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his essays, narrative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in such publications as DoubleTake, America, and St. Anthony Messenger. He co-authored Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine (Brazos Press, 2006) and is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program in Creative Writing.
Andy Whitman is successfully disguised as a suburbanite. He has written for Paste Magazine, for All Music Guide (allmusic.com), for Christianity Today Magazine, and for Image. He also speaks about music on college campuses and at Arts conferences.
Sara Zarr is the author of four novels for young adults. Her most recent, How to Save a Life, was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Los Angeles Public Library Book of the Year. It’s also been named to the American Library Association’s Top Ten Fiction for Young Adults annual list. Her first book, Story of a Girl, was a 2007 National Book Award Finalist. Sara’s work has also appeared in Image, Hunger Mountain online, and in various anthologies. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, and online at www.sarazarr.com.