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THLR is proud to present the flash, short and lengthy stories presented below.
Each author demonstrates an individual use of conversation from various regions of the country.

Geoff Aggeler's books include a novel, CONFESSIONS OF JOHNNY RINGO (Dutton) a critical biography, ANTHONY BURGESS: THE ARTIST AS NOVELIST (Alabama UP) and a study of Renaissance tragedy, NOBLER IN THE MIND (Delaware UP).
His short fiction has appeared in CONFRONTATION, FAR WEST, and THE SOUTH DAKOTA REVIEW, which recently also published an excerpt of his new novel in progress, THE FIREWATCHER.
His articles on modern fiction and Renaissance drama have appeared in many journals, including JEGP, MODERN FICTION STUDIES, ENGLISH STUDIES, and HAMLET STUDIES.

He has taught fiction writing and literature at the University of Utah and has taught in the drama and writing programs at UC Santa Barbara. Currently, he is on the faculty of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

Tom Ward has spent more than 20 years as a Brookline Police Investigator (Drug Unit, Gang Violence Unit, Sexual Assault Unit, and Violent Crimes) working with the Boston Police, State Police, FBI, DEA, Custom, Secret Service, and the United States District Attorney’s Office.
fiction by Thomas Ward
Four Massachusetts Superior Courts have certified him as an expert witness in the field of Sexually Based Offensives.
Tom graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Public and Community Service and summa cum laude from Western New England College with an M.S. in Criminology.

He spent more than three years investigating and eventually interrogating a serial child rapist. Tom spent hours discussing the crimes committed as well as delving into his childhood. He also led Tom to other such offenders that comprise the impetus for the antagonist.

Tom has written a short story collection, a screen-play, and is currently working on his second novel.

Sunny Woan is a recent law school graduate whose academic works are published or forthcoming in the Washington & Lee's Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Temple University's Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law, Santa Clara Law Review, and Cal. Western Law Review.
She began publishing her fiction this past autumn, with her first story picked up by Steel City Review . She is also the current editor-in-chief of Kartika Review, a literary journal that publishes Asian American creative writing.

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