BRYAN CHARLES is the author of the novel GRAB ON TO ME TIGHTLY AS IF I KNEW THE WAY and WOWEE ZOWEE, a book about PAVEMENT written for the 33 1/3 series. His memoir, THERE'S A ROAD TO EVERYWHERE EXCEPT WHERE YOU CAME FROM, was named one of Library Journal's best nonfiction books of 2010 and a BlackBook magazine best book of the year.
DON LePAN is founder and president of the academic publishing house Broadview Press and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Trent University in 2004 for his contribution to academic publishing. His other books include a study of Shakespeares plots and of cognitive history, an overview of common errors in English, and a monograph on Tennysons war poetry. ANIMALS is his first book of fiction.
ILKA PINHEIRO is a graduate student in the Creative Writing program in the Columbia University School of the Arts. She has written numerous short stories, an animated series for Italian television, and a comic book about cosmic detectives.
PATRICK W. GALLAGHER is the Host of Animal Farm (HOAF). His stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Glasses Glasses, The Adirondack Review, The Battered Suitcase, PopMatters, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Wheelhouse, and elsewhere. He is a former managing editor of Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and currently a contributing editor to Open City. Plus, Patrick is writing his PhD thesis in the department of Comparative Literature at NYU.