ABD editors met during a creative endeavor* at an early age. They reconnected decades later to co-found the weekly flash fiction project 52|250: A Year of Flash. Now they’re back with A Baker’s Dozen: THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS, which evolved out of their desire to continue to read and write and edit inside a vibrant community of writers. These days, they discuss fiction, art, and sex across the International Dateline and imagine seeing each other again in person rather than via Skype.
A 2010 Pushcart nominee, Michelle Elvy has written numerous stories, poems, and creative non-fiction works. Her accounts of food, faraway places, children on the high seas, and sailing her way around the world’s oceans can be read in sailing and travel magazines, and her creative writing can be found online and in print at BluePrint Review, Metazen, Poets & Artists, ROOM, Words With JAM, The Linnet’s Wings, Istanbul Literary Review, Used Furniture Review, Like Birds Lit, A-Minor, Gloom Cupboard, Ramshackle Review and Six Sentences.
Michelle lives, writes, and reads from her sailboat in New Zealand. For more, visit her at Glow Worm.
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John Wentworth Chapin lives in Baltimore where he runs a university writing center and teaches. Another Month in Paradise, his memoir of two years living in a mud hut in a mountain village in Sri Lanka dodging bus bombs and cobras, is seeking representation. A novel-in-progress, Alexandrite, creeps along, as do several flash-fiction, nonfiction, and humor projects. His fiction, nonfiction, humor, and assorted detritus have appeared in Lynx Eye, Bridge Magazine, D-Town, Pure Slush, and Constellation.
John squats on various domains in case he ever feels the urge to blog.
*They met during a children’s community theater production of The Wizard of Oz when they were both thirteen. If you must know, Michelle was Auntie Em and John was the Tin Man.