Author Bios

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2016

Featured writer: Bear Jack Gebhardt is Senior Librarian at Heart Mountain Monastery—an offline/online community of Buddhist Methodist artists, pilgrims and fellow travelers. He’s been a free-lance writer for many decades and has published nine books, including three stop smoking books and, most recently,  a collection of flash fiction, A Wave of Thanks and Other Human Gestures. He has also […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

Featured Writer:  Emerging writer Amanda Doran lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she was born and raised. She teaches middle school English and creative writing. She earned a BS in English from Towson University and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. This is her first story published in a national literary journal. Gale Acuff has […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2014

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2014

Featured Writer Lalita Noronha is a research scientist, writer, teacher and editor from India. Recipient of a Fulbright travel grant to the U.S., she has a Ph.D. in Microbiology (St. Louis University School of Medicine). She has worked at the National Institutes of Health and in the biopharmaceutical industry, overseeing programs in areas of cardiovascular, […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2013

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2013

Featured Writer Mary Jo Salter is the author of seven collections of poetry, all published by Alfred A. Knopf, including the 2013 volume Nothing By Design.  She is also a lyricist and playwright, and the author of a children’s book, The Moon Comes Home.  A former poetry editor of The New Republic, she is a […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2012

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2012

Jessica Anya Blau is the author of the highly praised novel, Drinking Closer to Home.  Target stores featured Drinking Closer to Home in their Breakout Author series. Blau’s first novel, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, was selected as a Best Summer Book by the Today Show, The New York Post and New York Magazine. […]