Meet the authors of Betty’s exciting inaugural titles
Leah Browning is the author of Two Good Ears and Loud Snow, mini-books of flash fiction (Silent Station Press), and When the Sun Comes Out After Three Days of Rain, a collection of poetry (Kelsay Books). She is also the author of three short nonfiction books and six chapbooks of poetry and fiction. Her work has previously appeared in Harpur Palate, Four Way Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, The Threepenny Review, Necessary Fiction, Watershed Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, Newfound, The Forge Literary Magazine, Superstition Review, South 85 Journal, Terrain,The Ilanot Review, The Westchester Review, and many more. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in anthologies including The Doll Collection from Terrapin Books and Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence from White Pine Press. In addition to writing, Browning has served as editor of the Apple Valley Review since 2005. She is originally from New Mexico. Betty will publish her story collection THE COSTUME WEDDING.
Polly Buckingham is the author of one book of poetry, The River People (Lost Horse Press 2020), and two books of fiction, The Expense of a View (Katherine Anne Porter Award, UNT Press 2016) and A Year of Silence (Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award, Florida Review Press 2015) and is a recipient of a Washington Artists Trust Fellowship. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is the editor of Willow Springs magazine. She is also series editor for The Katherine Anne Porter Award and was founding editor of StringTown Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, Threepenny Review, The Poetry Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Betty will publish her short story collection, THE STOLEN CHILD AND OTHER STORIES.
Joanna Choi Kalbus was born in North Korea. She made two critical migrations—first from North Korea to South Korea after the Communist takeover, and then to the United States as a ten-year-old immigrant during the Korean War before settling and coming of age in Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at UCLA and received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of California, Riverside. She served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent / regional superintendent for 35 years. She was also involved in community efforts to address the pressing issues of abused and neglected children, homelessness, and gangs. Now retired, she lives in the Bay Area where she can view her favorite bridge, the Golden Gate, that she and her mother sailed under in 1951. Betty will publish her memoir, THE BOAT NOT TAKEN.