The Staff

2013_Frank-Montesonti-Portrait_cropped Frank Montesonti Lead Faculty: Frank Montesonti is lead faculty of the National University Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Check out the web page here.
Michelle pic cropped Michelle L. De La Garza Editor in Chief: ML is a freelance writer from Texas. She holds a BA in Business and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. She writes sweet YA/NA under her real name and adult fiction under April A. Luna. You may find her on Amazon: Michelle L. De La Garza and April A. Luna.
screen-shot-2016-09-03-at-12-53-01-am Fabricio Correa


Sr. Acquisitions Editor: Fabricio is a Brazilian-born writer and blogger based in Los Angeles. He holds a BA in Law from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira and is currently attending National University’s MFA Creative Writing program.
Casey Peterson Editor & Reader:
 12523 Chad Jarvis Editor & Reader: Chad lives in Virginia with his wife and four kids. He holds a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and a MFA in Creative Writing from National University. Most recently, he earned a MA in English, specializing in Gothic Studies, also from National University.
 jeb Dea Jaber Editor & Reader: Dea is an author of short stories, aspiring novelist, and co-creator of an online writing group. She is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at National University. She is a retired USAF Intel Analyst. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two boys, and golden retriever.
nicole-k Nicole Kemppainen Editor & Reader: Nicole is a former Marine now living in Upstate New York. She lives with her husband, son, and German Shepard. Nicole is a stay at home mother and full-time student working toward her BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing.
 Vaelrie pic Valerie Howard Editor & Reader: Valerie  is enrolled in the NU MFA in Creative Writing program. She is a published author and resides in Chicago with her husband, Brian.