Michael Nye is the author of Strategies Against Extinction, his debut short-story collection, which will be available from Queen’s Ferry Press in October 2012.
Nye’s stories have appeared in Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, New South, Red Cedar Review, Sou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others.
His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Jamaica-born Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD, is a sought-after speaker who has lectured throughout the United States, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Germany, England, and Prague. She's an award-winning poet and prose writer with 14 titles to her credit, including the novel, It Begins With Tears (1997) that Rick Ayers proclaimed as one of the most motivational works for young adults.
She has been a resident artist in internationally acclaimed residencies such as Bi-National Fulbright Institute (Egypt), Sacatar Institute (Brazil), and Headlands Center for the Arts (California). Dr. Adisa’s work has been reviewed by Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Alice Walker (The Color Purple), who described her work as “solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love.”