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Autumn Rosencrantz has several years of editing experience with multiple other publishing companies. She is a Florida State University graduate with a degree in English: Editing, Writing, and Media. Right now, Autumn is working on getting her Masters in Publishing from George Washington University. She currently resides in Florida, where she can successfully hide from the cold and snow.
Jacqueline Dell is a writer and editor currently living in Northern Virginia. In addition to her role at Junto Magazine, she serves as a literary editor and reviewer for ABSENCE Literary and Visual Art Review Magazine. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and is working towards her Master’s degree in Publishing. When she’s not watching horror movies, she is writing horror stories under the pseudonym Stormy Skies.
Brittany Dirks graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a degree in English and is close to completing her Master's in publishing at George Washington University through distance education. As a die-hard fantasy and sci-fi fan, she has a strong love for anything with adventure, including books and visual novels as well as gaming in all forms: from video games to Dungeons and Dragons. Her favorite author is Anne McCaffrey and her favorite game studio is BioWare. But when the adventures are done and she's back at home, knitting is her favorite way to unwind and pass the time until the next one.
Emily Powers was born and raised in Texas. She is a full time student earning her Master’s degree in Publishing from George Washington University. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in English and Technical Writing/Communication. Emily has always had a passion for the English language. Her hobbies include reading, writing, studying and playing with her pets, Little One (cat) and Charlie (dog). Her favorite quote is “The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Samantha Oty graduated from Radford University with a degree in English, Technical Editing and Writing. Her first play, Demolition Lovers, was written sophomore year of high school and won the 2010 New Voices playwriting contest. Sadly, due to a conflicting trip to Europe, it would be another two years before she would see that play performed. She has been writing ever since, her plays appearing in our first issue and in 5th Wall Production's Rough Draft Reading series. Currently Sam resides in the charming community of Old Town, Alexandria, where she is taking graduate courses at George Washington University for a Master's in Publishing.
Mitch Peterson is a Connecticut native whose affinity for writing dates back to therapeutic writing endeavors which were explored in his middle school years. Mitch has been a pleasure writer for years, addressing myriad topics, ranging from politics, to short story writing, and poetry. As time lapsed, exposure to different writing styles, types, genres, and crafts led Mitch to pursue a double major in English and Elementary Education from Western Connecticut State University. After working on and presenting at multiple academic conferences and working on two editing teams, Mitch took a full-time job as a middle school teacher. Looking to the future, Mitch hopes to continue instilling the passion for writing of all styles, both academic and creative, to his students
Avery Gomez’s art background has been lifelong and diverse. She has always loved creating art in a multitude of media and, after high school, she followed her passion to The Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned a degree in Accessories Design. Immediately following graduation from FIT, Avery began attending Central Connecticut State University and earned a degree in Art Education with a concentration in ceramics. She is also passionate about working in painting and drawing media and she appreciates art from all genres. Currently, Avery teaches middle school general art, which she describes as a wonderful adventure, as well as adult painting classes in Connecticut. Avery enjoys inspiring her students with the same artistic influences that have been so important in her own life. Avery is working toward a master's degree in art education from Boston University.
Joseph Attanasio is a production assistant in Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Publishing. Even though he focused on business, he has taken multiple courses in design, editing, sales and marketing, and technology. Prior to continuing his education, Joe worked for two years in compliance for a financial institution and has since interned for places like Sage Publications, the American Correctional Association, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and the Water Environment Federation. In addition, Joe was the Hospitality Chair for Washington Publishers as well as their President in 2016. Those rare times he can find the time, he has several storytelling projects he wants to work on such as a collection of Montaigne-style essays, a few scholarly monographs, historical fiction, an epic fantasy series, co-authoring a thriller series, and several other individual novels.
Katerina Pravdivaia is a Toronto-based artist with a brightly burning inner fire for animal rights and conservation. After developing her core concepts at Mount Allison University in Canada and The University of Newcastle in Australia, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in 2013. Since then, Katerina has exhibited in more than 30 group shows and 4 solo shows, being featured in online collections and magazines, including Junto Magazine in 2016. In 2015, Katerina won the prestigious Murray Jacob Clerkson Award for her outstanding artist merit and proven contribution to the arts community. She continues to work in an array of mediums, focusing on uniting human and non-human animals as one. Her passion for the arts drives her constant discovery of new styles, mediums, and artists, as she continues to grow her knowledge and practice. Katerina donates 10% of her proceeds to Nature Canada, one of the top organizations for endangered species and habitat protection.