Jesseca P. Timmons is a freelance writer, blogger, native New Englander, Air Force wife and mom of teenage boys living in the Monadnock Region. Her blog can be found at https://jesstimm.blogspot.com.
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Janet Banks is a retired business executive and writer who is exploring the joys and challenges of aging in real time. Her personal essays have appeared on WBUR’s Cognoscenti, The Rumpus, and the Silver Birch Press. She has published in the Harvard Business Review and contributed commentary regarding career development to numerous publications.
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Lori Douglas Clark was born and raised in Maine. After college she lived in Pennsylvania, working as a newspaper copy editor at the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader before moving to Fort Worth, Texas, where she was a copywriter for a public relations agency. More recently, she has worked at a public library and as a freelance journalist. She is happy to once again live in her native state, settling with her family in rural Readfield, Maine. Lori began writing poetry a year ago, when she took a poetry class through adult education, which happily has evolved into an informal writer’s group.
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After several long and productive careers in the arts; MFA from Boston University, Dean of Admissions at The Art Institute of Boston, President of Documentary Educational Resources, a film distribution company, Cynthia Close is now focused on her final journey as a writer. Since 2009 to the present she has been contributing editor for DOCUMENTARY Magazine, contributing writer for Vermont Woman Magazine, and Art Editor for Mud Season Review, a Vermont-based literary and art journal. She also writes creative non-fiction in beautiful Burlington, Vermont with Ethel, her 100 lb St Bernard/Golden Retriever “puppy”.
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Jamie Colburn is a photographer based out of Greenville, New Hampshire. His main focus is breathtaking landscapes, and an absolute love for wildlife of all varieties. He will never pass up a barn, especially if it’s red! His goal is to capture the beauty of New England and all it has to offer. You can view Jamie’s photography page on Facebook.
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Ann B. Day grew up in suburban Massachusetts, which was very rural in the early 1930s. Her love of writing started in the first grade and has continued into her 80s. She married Frank Day from a banker family in 1950. They bought a farm in the Mad River Valley, Vermont, had two children, raised sheep, horses, Highland cattle, and took in guests from all over the world. Many of her poems reflect this life on the farm. Over the years she continued writing nature columns and books, poetry journals, and was president of the Vermont Poetry Society. Ann moved from Vermont to Peterborough, New Hampshire in 2013 where she belongs to the Monadnock Writers’ Group and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.
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Sandra DeSantis is an amateur photographer with a love for New England and taking photographs. She developed her own black and white negatives and photos “back in the day” before digital cameras. You can view Sandra’s photography page on Facebook, New England Through My Eyes.
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