Lindsay Hatton’s debut novel, Monterey Bay (Penguin Press), was given a Kirkus Star and named one of The San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of the Year. A graduate of Williams College, Hatton holds an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at NYU. While she currently resides in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, two daughters, and dog, she is originally from Northern California and won't let anyone forget it.
*photo by Mark Ostow
Kevin Salem was a member of seminal Boston band, Dumptruck, before touring and recording with Yo La Tengo and Freedy Johnston, among others. He’s released a series of solo albums, including Soma City, Glimmer and Ecstatic (Roadrunner), as well as producing such artists as Emmylou Harris and Mercury Rev. These days, Kevin is busy composing music for movies and TV, playing in the band Birdfeeder with old friends Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion and Chris Harford, and is very excited about his collaboration with author Edie Meidav to support her newest novel.
Askold Melnyczuk’s four novels have variously been named a New York Times Notable, an LA Times Best Books of the Year, and an Editor’s Choice by the American Library Association’s Booklist. His latest book of stories, The Man Who Would Not Bow, was published in 2021 to great reviews. He is co-editor of an anthology of Ukrainian Writers, From Three Worlds, and is the founding editor of Arrowsmith Press. Melnyczuk has taught at Boston University, Harvard, Bennington College and currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
*photo by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Juliana Nash led the 1990’s major label rock band, Talking to Animals, co-founded one of Brooklyn’s most beloved bars/venues, Pete’s Candy Store, and penned the internationally-performed, award-winning musical Murder Ballad. She’s just finished a new eight-song collection, Pennies In Time, produced by Kevin Salem and featuring two of Talking to Animals’ original band members, Greg Porter and Thomas Guiliano. Her new songs tell real stories about real life, and easily reassert Juliana’s place as a powerhouse vocalist, evocative songwriter, and compelling performer.
*photo by Kelly Merchant