Gleah Powers – Edna and Luna. Set in the American Southwest, Gleah Powers’ novel, Edna and Luna, is the story of two women: a lonely, recently widowed eccentric and a much younger new age healer. Facing old age and a hysterectomy, Edna, at 70, reminisces and ruminates about her losses as she makes unsuccessful attempts to start a new life. She tries to befriend her hairdresser, her gardener and a man she meets at a senior dance who makes sexual advances in the swimming pool. Luna, at 35, ridiculed since childhood for her unorthodox gift of healing, has left a violent husband before moving to a local trailer park. Despite Edna’s initial suspicions that Luna is both out of her mind and after her money, their relationship becomes an odyssey filled with unpredictable depths and discoveries for both women. For more than a decade, Gleah Powers has devoted herself to fiction and poetry, receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her work has been widely published in print and online. Currently, she is at work on a memoir and a short story collection.
Lisbeth Davidow was a finalist in Alligator Juniper’s national creative non-fiction contest and in The Southeast Review’s Narrative Nonfiction Contest. She was also nominated to be included in Best of Creative Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Alligator Juniper, Blue Lyra Review, Helix, Lunch Ticket, Mandala, Marco Polo, Pilgrimage, Prime Mincer, Revolution House, Spittoon, Sliver of Stone and The Tishman Review. A former modern dancer and choreographer, she is now a Feldenkrais practitioner. She is working on a book-length collection of essays and lives in Malibu with her husband.
Linda Davis was the winner of The Saturday Evening Post’s Great American Fiction Contest in 2014. Other publications include The Literary Review, Gemini Magazine, Flyway Note’s, Permafrost, and Tattoo Highway. Anthologies include Elephantine Press and Morning Coffee and Other Stories: Mothering Children with Special Needs. She worked with Antonya Nelson at Bread Loaf and Brad Kessler at Antioch University where she received her MFA. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband and three children. She spent last year writing her first YA Novel, Take Two.