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The Editorial Team

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Founding Editor-in-Chief: Liz Baxmeyer

Liz Baxmeyer is a writer, educator, musician, sound designer, and visual artist. She holds a master’s degree in music composition with an emphasis in electroacoustic music from Bangor University, UK, and an MFA in creative writing with a focus in writing across genres for audio from Antioch University, Santa Barbara; she is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Research at Transart Institute. Liz is also a certified Amherst Writers & Artists affiliate workshop facilitator and uses the AWA method in workshops and her teaching. She has taught music and writing at the college level since 2009, and has been Lecturer of Humanities at CHS since 2017. In her creative work she often focuses on the environment, narrative medicine, feminism, and folklore - especially where these themes intersect. She has presented at numerous conferences on the subjects of environmental writing, authentic assignments, and audio pedagogies. Her poetry, fiction, art, and nonfiction have been published in an array of literary magazines including Beyond Words Literary Magazine, The Examined Life Journal, Syncopation Literary, Querencia Press, Common Thread, Luna Station Quarterly, NCTE, BTS Books, and more. Her debut hybrid chapbook, Root & Bone, including audiobook version will be published by Finishing Line Press in 2024.

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Co-Managing Editor: Miranda R. Carter

Miranda R. Carter is a writer and professor. She began her career as a part-time journalist in Idaho and Colorado after earning her bachelor’s from the University of Idaho in 2016, then went on to earn her master’s degree in communication and leadership from Gonzaga University in 2019. She taught and administrated in the cold city of Billings, Montana for two-and-a-half years before moving to sunny Sacramento where she teaches communications, leadership, and success classes at CHS. Her creative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been or will be published in the likes of Idaho Magazine, River Teeth Journal, Calla Press, Eunoia Review, and more. Miranda's debut essay collection, The World and My Body In It is available through Barnes & Noble Press.


Co-Managing Editor: Fran Wise, MA, Ph.D.

Fran Wise has been teaching composition courses and professional communication for over 30 years. She holds a PhD in Education and currently serves as Director of Student Affairs in the College of Health Sciences at California Northstate University. Fran also serves as Faculty Advisor to the Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate students pursuing admissions to graduate schools in the health professions. The second edition of her book, Pearls from the Seat of Wisdom: An Invitation to Virtue, is due for release in Summer 2024.

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