Editors Issue #5 2020

Katie Durant

Katie Durant is a Massachusetts writer, the Editor in Chief of the Dead River Review, and an English and creative writing professor. She holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA from Bennington College. Katie has published work in The Citron Review, The James Franco Review, The Voices Project, The Middlesex Review, and The Bennington Review. Specializing in non-linear memoir, Katie is working on a memoir exploring the depth of her family’s craziness.

Mark Desrosiers

My name is Mark Desrosiers, I was raised with five sisters and six brothers. It’s hectic and that’s the way we like it. I got into writing at a rather young age but never really picked it up until highschool. What got me into fantasy was C.S. Lewis’ the Chronicles of Narnia series. And now I wish to write some fantasy of my own. Other works that inspired me were The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and Star Wars by George Lucas. Now I sit by my computer and think “Wow this is hard,”

Zach Rahed

Zach Rahed is an undergraduate student at Middlesex Community College. He is majoring in Liberal Arts with a concentration in creative writing. Zach’s grandmother and mother endowed him with the monumental inspiration to begin writing fiction, non-fiction essays, and poetry. Zach currently has one poem published in the MCC web-zine, Dead River Review and hopes to receive further recognition for his creative work in the imminent future.

Erika Jepsen

Erika Jepsen graduated from Lesley University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy and is currently studying the art of creative writing at Middlesex Community College.  During daylight hours, she studies the art of Armored Combat Sports at the Knights Hall in Nashua, NH.  At night, she works as a Personal Care Attendant for a woman disabled with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  She started writing fictional stories in junior high school and she and her audience of friends and family have loved it ever since.

M J Bujold

Ms. Bujold enrolled in Middlesex Community college in 2018 in search of clarity. She sought to discover a way to blend her many creative interests into one cohesive, marketable expression and needed guidance to do so.

Five semesters later she has with the instruction, support, and encouragement of gifted MCC professors found a synthesis that satisfies her. Visual artist, street photographer, and now, short story fiction writer, Ms. Bujold feels confident that she is able to tie these capabilities together to create something that is uniquely and authentically hers and is ready to publish and present it to the world.

Rae Miller

Rae Miller is a Creative Writing student at Middlesex Community College who is graduating in May 2020. He has been accepted into the English program at MCLA and plans to transfer there for the Fall term. A lover of poetry and non-fiction, he often spends his free time at local poetry and storytelling events.

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