CHINMOY BISWAS is a school teacher by profession, but is also passionate about photography through which he captures nature and people. Based in India, Biswas regularly participates in photography salons and competitions. He has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally, including the Salon International Photo-phylles (France) 2014 UPI Silver medal and the Sille Sanat Sarayi International Salon (Turkey) FIAP Gold medal in 2015.

MAROULA BLADES is a poet/writer living in Berlin. The winner of the Erbacce Prize 2012, her first poetry collection “Blood Orange” was published by erbacce-press in the United Kingdom. Her works have been published in Volume Magazine, Abridged O-40, Trespass Magazine, Thrice Fiction Magazine, Kaleidoscope, and by the Latin Heritage Foundation and other anthologies and magazines. Her poetry/ music programme has been presented on several stages in Germany. Her debut EP album, Word Pulse (Havavision Records) can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

GARY BLOOM grew up in Minneapolis and attended Mankato (Minnesota) State University. His articles, short stories, photography, and poetry have been published in newspapers, magazines, and websites. He currently has poems on and After retiring from work as a database administrator, he now spends his time writing and traveling. He lives in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

ALMA H. BOND became a full-time writer when she was sixty-six years old, leaving behind thirty- seven years as a psychoanalyst in New York City. She has published professional articles in prestigious psychoanalytic journals over the years, as well as more than twenty books, including her On the Couch series, which explores psychoanalytical insights into the lives of some of the world’s most fascinating women such as Hillary Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie O, and Lady Macbeth. Bond has also published biographies on Michelle Obama and Margaret Mahler, the latter of which received multiple awards, as well as many other books. She wrote the play, Maria, about the life and loves of Maria Callas, which was produced off-off Broadway and toured through the South. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, the International Psychoanalytic Association, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and the American Psychological Association.

Bond’s late husband, Rudy Bond, was a well-known actor, appearing in many films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, top Broadway shows, and in 100 TV plays. He also wrote the book I Rode A Streetcar Named Desire about how he came to “land” his powerful role alongside Marlon Brando.

Bond has three children, all of whom have published books of their own, and eight grandchildren, none of whom have published books as of yet. Learn more about Bond and her work at


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