Meet The Writers

Below you will find the author bios for the talented writers who have had their work included in our anthologies or issues of Whispers and Echoes.  We are so grateful to them for allowing us to include their amazing poetry and prose in our collections.  Without them, the anthologies or the online journal would not be possible.

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Kimmy Alan

Kimmy Alan is a wannabe poet from the land of Lake Woebegone.  A retired steel worker who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Kimmy Alan pursed his love of poetry as a distraction while undergoing chemo and radiation.  For him, poetry has proven to be a powerful catharsis as he is currently in remission.  When he isn’t writing he spends time with his four wonderful nieces, whom he says “are driving him to pieces.”  Facebook

[A Winter’s Wonder, St Paul’s Pipes and LagarfljótsormurrinWinter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016 | Traveler, A Secret Place, Human Parade and Stress Relief – Whispers and Echoes Issue 1 – Spring 2017]

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Samantha Beardon

Samantha Beardon author, poet and silk painter. Debut novel Converging Lives published in November 2015. Shortly after a debut chap book of verse, quotations and pictures Caught in Passion was published in January 2016. Samantha is on a huge learning curve!  Website | Wattpad

[Winter Haiku, Spirit of Winter and Is Winter Here Yet?Winter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016]

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Paul Callus

Paul Callus, a retired teacher, lives in Safi, Malta. He is married to Sheila née Ackland-Snow and they have two children. He has published three books, and has had several short stories and poems published in various magazines and anthologies. His preferred writing mediums are Maltese and English.  Twitter | Wattpad

[A Taste of Summer – Summer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017 | Earth Cries – Love Letters to Gaia]

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Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox is from the UK and spends her time writing and making things.   Ghost stories, fairytales, folklore and witchcraft have all played their part in firing up her imagination and inspiring her to write.  You can keep up to date with what she is scribbling by checking out her blog.  Facebook | Wattpad

[The Winter GhostWords of Winter and Fear in the Heart of Winter – Winter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016 Tapestry of Life, The Princess in the Library and Magic at Midnight – Whispers and Echoes Issue 1 – Spring 2017  |  Glimpses of Midsummer and A Song of Summer – Summer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017 | Many Names, Many Faces, Perceiving Earth and Gaia’s Grief Love Letters to Gaia  |  The Toadstool, The Changing Seasons, Love-Struck, Checkmate and The Stone CircleWhispers and Echoes Issue 2 – Autumn 2017 | Heart of Winter, Silver Frost and Winter Haiku – Winter Wishes – Winter Anthology 2017]

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My name is Dorian, and I am from Republic of Croatia. English is not my native language, but I love it all the same and think it should be no obstacle for me to write. All my poems are published on my blog.  Wattpad

[Love – Summer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017 ]

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Miriam Hurdle

Miriam Hurdle is an educator, writer, and author. She has published children’s books, writes poems, short stories, and inspirational writings. She earned a Doctorate of Education from the University of La Verne in California. She was a teacher and school administrator. She is now retired.  Website | Facebook | Wattpad

[Echo of the Earth, Unto the Hills and In Synch with Spring – Love Letters to Gaia  |  Denial, Music, Winter, Dining Alone and Fourteen and Under –  Whispers and Echoes Issue 2 – Autumn 2017 ]

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Lynn Love

Lynn Love is a novelist-in-training from Bristol. When she’s not writing blog posts, she’s working on her ghost-stuffed urban fantasy novel. She has won several prizes for her short stories and been published online and in print. Her ambition is to write full-time. She blogs at  Twitter | Wattpad

[The Sea WifeWinter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016 | When the factory whistle blows and Meet me by the waterfall – Whispers and Echoes Issue 1 – Spring 2017]

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Joy Pixley

Joy Pixley is a sociologist who lives in California but visits the fantasy world of Eneana whenever she can.  She’s writing a ridiculously long novel, hoping to get every novice mistake out of the way in this first one so the next one will actually work properly.  In the meantime, she posts flash fiction, short stories, and the occasional poem on her blog.  Website | Wattpad

[Icy Oasis and Cold RealityWinter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016 | Unburied – Whispers and Echoes Issue 1 – Spring 2017 | A Curse AfieldSummer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017]

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Frank Regan

Frank has found himself a student again and is currently studying for an English Literature and Creative Writing Degree. He is an aspiring novelist and accidental poet. His debut poetry collection Wreckage is due for release in early 2017.  Website | Twitter | Wattpad

[December Alone and Safe InsideWinter Magic – Winter Anthology 2016]

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McKenzie Richardson

McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Her work has been featured in Flash Fiction Magazine, 101 Words, and Summer Spells. Her short stories have been published in the anthologies, Mutate and Electromagnetism.

McKenzie also runs a crafting blog: For more updates on her writing, follow her on Facebook:  Wattpad

[A Necessary Breakup, Life is But a Dream, The Snowstorm, A Soul Reflected and Empathy – Whispers and Echoes Issue 1 – Spring 2017 | One More Page, The Last Strawberry of Summer and Glory Night – Summer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017 | Find a Way, Time Out, My Grandmother, Earth and Most of AllLove Letters to Gaia The People I Knew, Sleeves, Hush, Tragedy and Word of Encouragement Whispers and Echoes Issue 2 – Autumn 2017 | Midnight at the Manure Pit – Winter Wishes – Winter Anthology 2017 ]

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Phoenix Risen

I have been a writer all my life but really started focusing on poetry and flash fiction within the last two years.  I like to look at life from the darker side and sometimes I just let my imagination run wild.  I live in the US on the west coast and I’m never too far away from the beach.  Website

[Spell – Summer Spells – Summer Anthology 2017 ]

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Ezekiel O Tracy

Ezekiel O Tracy is the author of ‘The Death Diary’ and ‘River & Pauline’ and enjoys a good cupcake.

Follow him on Facebook, or on his blogWattpad

[To Remember Your Worth and A Seed – Love Letters to Gaia | Jack and The WoodsWinter Wishes – Winter Anthology 2017]

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Emily Weatherburn

Currently studying towards an English Literature degree at the University of Exeter, Emily enjoys writing short stories on a variety of topics, most of which can be read online via her blog:

[A Snowy Encounter – Winter Wishes – Winter Anthology 2017 ]