Current Contributors

Melissa Dennihy
Melissa Dennihy, Ph.D., is an English professor at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, where her work focuses in part on ecofiction and environmental humanities. You can find her on Twitter, where she’s often tweeting about books: @MelissaDennihy.

Nicole Emanuel
NICOLE EMANUEL is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work brings together animal studies, weird studies, queer ecology, and other interdisciplinary fields. She earned an MA at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 2021 and completed a double major in Biology and English at Macalester College in 2016.

Lillie Gardner
Lillie Gardner is a writer and pianist based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work has been published in the Slag Review and the Long River Review, and is forthcoming in the Delmarva Review. A practicing vegan, Lillie is a volunteer with Compassionate Action for Animals in Minneapolis and co-chair of Twin Cities Veg Fest.

JoeAnn Hart
JoeAnn Hart is the author of the novel Float, which swirls around conceptual art, bankruptcy, and plastics in the ocean.

Christopher Lancette
Christopher Lancette is a Maryland-based freelance writer focused largely on nature, the environment, and books. He has written for more than 50 national and local publications ranging from Biography, DC Theater Arts and Entrepreneur to Fine Books & Collections, Salon, and the Washington Independent Review of Books. He has also served as a communications manager for The Trust for Public Land and a communications director at The Wilderness Society. He spends much of his time on his passion project at Follow him on Twitter @chrislancette.

Mindy Mejia
Mindy Mejia is the author of The Dragon Keeper. Her second novel, Everything You Want Me To Be, is forthcoming in January 2017.

Olivia Radbill
Olivia Radbill is an LA-based public librarian and archivist. She is a practicing vegan and animal rights advocate.

Midge Raymond
Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English. Her suspense novel, DEVILS ISLAND, co-authored with John Yunker, is forthcoming from Oceanview Publishing in 2024.

Jacki Skole
Jacki Skole is a writer, communications professor, aspiring yogi and dog lover. Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem is her first book.

Bill Streever
Bill Streever, a biologist, is the award winning and bestselling nature writer behind In Oceans DeepColdHeat, and And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind. Mary Roach, writing for The New York Times Book Review, called his writing a “love song to science and scientists, to Earth and everything that lives on and flies over and tunnels underneath it.”  

John Yunker
Playwright and author of the novels The Tourist Trail and Where Oceans Hide Their Dead. He is co-founder of Ashland Creek Press and editor of Writing for Animals. His suspense novel, DEVILS ISLAND, co-authored with Midge Raymond, is forthcoming from Oceanview Publishing in 2024.

Previous Contributors:

Center for Humans and Nature
The Center for Humans and Nature connects people with ideas that explore and promote environmental ethics and ecological responsibility.

Lauren Frick
Lauren Frick is an undergraduate student at Indiana University Northwest pursuing a BA in both English and Spanish. She is also a Review Editor of Poetry and Website Coordinator for Great Lakes Review.

Anna Monders
Anna Monders booktalks her way through elementary and middle schools as part of the Jackson County Library’s outreach program.

Heather Taft
Heather is the Chairperson for the Strategic Planning Committee for the Society for Conservation Biology’s Conservation Genetics Working Group. She also teaches biology classes online for Colorado State University – Global Campus.

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