Jessica Harrington is an unpublished aspiring writer who also dabbles in arts and crafts. She currently attends Butte College where she is an honors student, Phi Theta Kappa member, and Forensics competitor. When she has a moment to herself she spends it playing in nature with her dogs, sharing her affinity for music with those she loves at concerts, cooking great food, people watching, and writing. She will be ready to transfer after the 2012-2013 school year and will pursue a B.A. in English at one of the three following schools: San Jose State, UC Berkeley, or Stanford. Her long term goals in life are to pursue a Doctorates degree, live abroad, and see the Northern Lights.
Erica German is an honor student pursuing a degree in nursing at CSU, Chico. However, her studies extend beyond the academic sciences related to her nursing major; she also has interests in drawing and creative writing. She enjoys reading, especially books written in the 1800s, and hopes to improve her writing skills, as she is working on a novel. The mother of four children, she keeps busy with family life and involvement in her local and global community.
Jasmine Sarwar aspires to be a modern Renaissance woman. After many revisions, she has decided on studying both English and Economics. To accomplish this, she plans to study abroad in Bristol, England while finishing her degrees at CSU, Chico. However, when not put six feet under by her textbooks, she is embracing her love for fiction, drama, and film. Her affection and curiosity for such interests have made her finally put the stories that overtake her daydreams down on paper. Her life’s to do list is constantly being added to and altered, but one thing must be done: travel everywhere.
Kiara Koenig is a writer, freelance editor, and an associate English faculty member at both Butte and Shasta College. In addition to serving as editorial adviser for The Haberdasher and Floodplane, she’s also the faculty adviser for the Literary Arts Club and the IE Coach for Butte College’s Forensics Team. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature. Her recent publications include “Man Up: The Football Mentality of Friday Night Lights” (Smart Pop, 2011). When she’s not working with words, she can usually be found on the tennis courts, trying to mimic Agnieszka Radwanska’s grit and finesse.
Tempra Board is a professional grant writer for environmental and conservation organizations, arts groups, and health and human service agencies (www.tempraboard.com). She earned her MA in English from Colorado State University and her BA in English from Humboldt State University. Because she must remain politically (and politely) correct in her daily work life, Tempra recently started a blog as an outlet for her creative, bawdy, and immature side at http://www.temprasays.wordpress.com. She lives in Chico and is currently being trained in relaxation techniques by her expert-in-residence: a fat, fluffy gray cat named Cosmo.