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In this issue, THLR is proud to offer our readers returning writers as well as some new and interesting voices.
We are especially happy to offer an experimental, neo-narratative piece by Sean Ruane.


Sue Coppa has written articles, speeches and booklets for the non-profit community.
This is her first published short fiction.
She is the Director of Communications for a foundation in Los Angeles.

 Kirsten Bloomberg Feldman received her undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Brown University and her master's degree in English education from Tufts University. She has written professionally for the Whitney Museum of Art publicity department, the Edwin Schlossberg Incorporated design department, and the Exit Art program department. After teaching English for several years, Kirsten currently teaches art and writes freelance for many publications including the Boston Globe. She grew up on Cape Cod and the Connecticut shoreline and now lives outside of Boston with her family.

 Molly Niendorf was raised in Petaluma, California and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication Studies. She escaped the cold winters for the desert and became a third grade teacher in Las Vegas. In addition to writing, she is passionate about skiing, crossword puzzles, and ice cream. She lives in San Francisco and is pursuing an MFA from Antioch University.
This is her first published story.


 Stephen O'Connor is an exciting fiction and poetry writer.
His works speaks to the era of the Beat Generation and yet remains vibrant and timely today.
This is Stephen's second appearance in The Houston Literary Review.

 Sean Ruane lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children. He has a master’s degree in experimental psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s degrees in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University and computer science at Towson University. He has been published or has work forthcoming in Juked, The Flask Review, The Boston Literary Magazine and Six Sentences.


 Tom Sheehan’s Epic Cures, short stories, won a 2006 IPPY Award.
A Collection of Friends, Pocol Press, was nominated for Albrend Memoir Award. This Rare Earth & Other Flights, poems, issued by LitPot Press, 2003. He has nine Pushcart and two Million Writer nominations, a Silver Rose Award from ART.
He served in 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951, and retired in 1990.
He meets again soon for a lunch/gab session with pals, the ROMEOs, Retired Old Men Eating Out (91, 79, 78, 77). He can hardly wait. His pals will each have one martini, he’ll have three beers, and the waitress will shine on them.

 Andrew McIntyre was educated in England and Scotland. He attended universities in Britain, Japan, and the United States, and holds master’s degrees in Economics and Comparative Literature.
Having traveled for much of his life, he currently resides in San Francisco. He has published stories in numerous magazines, most recently in The Taj Mahal Review, 3:AM Magazine, The Copperfield Review, Gold Dust Magazine, The Mississippi Review, and Children, Churches and Daddies Literary Magazine.