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The Houston Literary Review is proud to present the August 2007 Fiction and Visual Art Contributors

Cecelia Chapman is an artist and writer living in California. She produces graphic fiction, original art work, prints and short stories. Chapman is intrigued in all her work with the human hunger for adventure, mystery and illusion. Her combination of visual graphics with post-modern fiction writing provides an exciting reading experience.
 In September 2007 www.imagechapman.com becomes www.ceceliachapman.com. Her work has appeared in jackmagazine, enfuego, unlikelystories, ascent aspirations, St. Mary's, David Coyote's, doorwaytothemind

Donna Vitucci
Donna Vitucci’s fiction has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Mid-American Review, Southern Indiana Review, Natural Bridge, Faultline, Hawaii Review, The Mochila Review, Kennesaw Review, Zone 3, Stickman Review, Main Street Rag, Meridian, nidus, Gargoyle, Literary Mama, Oklahoma Review, MO: Writings from the River, Ward 6 Review and Steel City Review (both current online issue), and others.
Donna resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The short story appearing in this issue of THLR is the opening chapter of Donna’s completed short novel AT BOBBY TRIVETTE'S GRAVE.

Stephen O'Connor was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, and resides on the same street where Jack Kerouac once lived. He has worked briefly in Western Mass, a year in Dublin, working under the table, going to school, playing Irish fiddle music (and carrying out a study of the comparative virtues of Guinness and Murphy's Stout), and about a year working in France.
Stephen O'Connor

Back in Lowell, he fromed an alliance with Colombia by marrying the incomparable Olga Maria Ortiz Flores Jurado Vasquez Velasquez (O'Connor). They have two children, aged 16 and 11, so they spend a lot of time worrying how to keep the refrigerator filled.
Steve has published in
The Massachusetts Review, Watchword, Three Candles, The Bridge Review, The Oregon Literary Review, and of course Irish America Magazine and Fiddler Magazine.
His bimonthly essays can be heard via podcast at the WUML Lowell Sunrise web site. O'Connor is delighted to have his work accepted by The Houston Literary Review, the first time he's ventured in print below the Mason Dixon line.

Talia Kolluri
Talia Kolluri was born and raised in Silicon Valley. She holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota Law School. Talia is an avid daydreamer and uses the magical nature of dreams and the specters of ghost stories to influence her fiction. She lives in California with her husband and a smart collection of tropical fish. This is her first published fiction work.

Visual Art Contributors

 Carolyn Adams hails from Houston, TX. She is an Assistant Editor for the e-zine Lily Literary Review, and the former Co-Editor/Co-Publisher of Curbside Review. Her poetry, collage art and photography have appeared in numerous publications such as Sein und Werden, Aesthetica, Mad Hatters Review, The Alembic, and Foliate Oak, among others. Her e-chapbook Beautiful Strangers was published in December 2006 by Lily Press, and is available for free download at http://lilylitreview.com/adamschapbook.pdf. A collage art e-book is also forthcoming from Right Hand Pointing in 2007.

Cinda Rae Oliverio
Cinda Rae Oliverio always loved art. She says art and music were her favorite subjects in Grade School Recess was good too! Anyway, I got busy when I got married and didn't get back to ART until my three children were grown.
That was 2002 with the help of eBay with all it's interesting, different artists. I started painting and now, I am mostly doing collages.


Peter Schwartz is the editor of eye and the associate art editor of Mad Hatters' Review. His artwork can be seen all over the Internet but specifically at: www.sitrahahra.com. His paintings have been published on such sites as HiNgE, Subtle Tea, and Mastodon Dentist. His paintings are in the print journals Orange Coast Review, Whiskey Island, and the Louisiana Review to name a few. He has over 200 poems published in such journals as Porcupine, Vox, and Sein und Werden. His fiction has been published on such sites as Pindeldyboz and Dogmatika. His last exhibition was through Aesthetica Magazine and featured a projection of one of his digital paintings on a busy street in York, UK. Currently he is working on paintings for an exhibit at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea NYC.