Courtney Mandryk is a writer and artist living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has two MFAs, two small children, and a beautiful grown-up step-child. Courtney’s work can be seen at mothdrawn and through her designs with Essay Press.






Christine Hartzler is a poet, essayist, and editor living with her two small boys and plasma physicist husband in Seattle, Washington. She has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan. You can read one of her essays here and some of her poetry here.