Deborah Prum has just finished a novel called The String Theory of Love. Two excerpts and a poem from the novel have been included in The Blue Ridge Anthology and The Sweetbay Review. Her fiction has won three awards and has appeared in many literary journals including the Virginia Quarterly Review, Folio and the Journal of Graduate Studies. She's written for Writer Magazine and has contributed to several editions of The Writer's Handbook. Her humorous essays have appeared nationally and internationally, both in print and on NPR member stations. Her articles have appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal, Southern Living, and Albemarle Magazine. She is the author of a young adult history book called Rats, Bulls and Flying Machines: A History of the Renaissance and Reformation and also has contributed to several history books for children. You can read more about the author's work at: www.deborahprum.com
Jim Fuess works with liquid acrylic paint on canvas. Most of his paintings are abstract, but there are recognizable forms and faces in a number of the paintings. He is striving for grace and fluidity, movement and balance. He likes color and believes that beauty can be an artistic goal. There is whimsy, fear, energy, movement, fun and dread in his paintings. A lot of his paintings are anthropomorphic. The shapes seem familiar. The faces are real. The gestures and movements recognizable. More of his paintings, both in color and black and white, may be seen at www.jimfuessart.com.