Linda Cheryl Bryant, a journalist since the 1980s, had been published widely in newspapers and magazines. During the Great Recession, she pursued an MFA in poetry, realizing a long-held dream. Bryant lives in Nashville among honky-tonks, recording studios, and down the street from the world’s largest vinyl record plant. She has published in small journals and received two national fellowships for her writing.
Zsanan (JaneAnne Narrin) is a North Carolina-based artist who works in acrylics, watercolors, and digital processes. As a teacher, she shares her techniques to release expectations and nudge the muse in mixed media artwork. She combines digital painting with her photos to create graphics for a variety of applications. Her work is displayed in private collections.