ELIZABETH CASTO has previously been published in another compilation book entitled "Relationships and Other Stuff." Being a resident of a small town in Maryland has fueled her inspiration and given her reason to write. Every person is a story waiting to happen, and she feels it is the author's job to capture it. A psychic, puppeteer and proponent of the Scandinavian school of economics, K. COOPER COKER, who lives in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, represents the new wave of 21st century poets and is proud to be among the few whose works have been chosen for this diverse, award-worthy collection. KAREN ANN DELUCA is a well-seasoned woman, having weathered the clouds of a horrible twenty-year marriage that ended in a stormy divorce. On the sunny side, the experience provided ample material for and informs her work. Currently enjoying her own personal Indian summer, Karen lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and ruminates and writes in the spare time she has away from her work in the legal arena assisting those now stuck in their own Dog Days of Summer. She can be reached at her e-mail, email@example.com, symbolic of her personal Fourth of July (divorce date backward) and the freedom, love and life that milestone gave her. SHANNON FITTS is a writer and entrepreneur. The years she spent in human resources for multi-national corporations served as unintentional research for her writing projects and have provided endless material. She has a degree in English from the University of Kansas and is an avid Jayhawk fan. Shannon lives in Wichita, Kansas, with her husband while maintaining her love affair with New York City. By day, MOLLY GOLUBCOW has been a technical writer for over fifteen years. By night, she escapes the world of “Press Enter” to write fiction. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies (Family Gatherings, Things That Go Bump in the Night), newspaper and magazine articles (Atlantic City Weekly, New Jersey Lifestyle Magazine, Washington Jewish Week), and online (jerseyworks, Wanderlust, commonties). A graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Carlow University, HELEN HARRISON is focusing her energies on a book of short stories. She works as a field coordinator in a senior volunteer program in Pittsburgh and lives in Chippewa, Pennsylvania. MANY LY lives with her husband and dog in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Despite living in the nation's capital for over six years, BETH NEWMAN has steadfastly maintained her lifelong love for Pittsburgh’s sports teams. Beth is a planner, artist and inveterate traveler who lives with her fiancé and their two high-maintenance dogs. In her spare time, she can usually be found on her neighbors' back porch, nurturing her love of good food and good wine. Love in All Seasons is the first publication of her creative writing. Now that EMILY NEWMAN has landed the man of her dreams with the help of a few Miller Lites and a low-cut tank top, she is free to focus on her upcoming nuptials as well as her "real job," handling the communications and marketing for the Savage River Lodge, located in the 700-acre Savage River State Forest in Western Maryland. A 2010 graduate of Point Park University's School of Communication, Emily is an avid outdoorswoman and reader. When she's not irritating her fiancé or attending redneck festivals, she can be found walking their Australian Bli Heeler, Lucky Luciano. Jack O’Reilly-Tanner is a middle school student with an avid interest in literature. He devours novels, re-reading favorites again and again until he has captured every nuance of the plot and characters. While Jack enjoys reading, his writing tends to center on poetry, his vehicle of choice for exploring the issues that confound him. His poem “KM who …” is a tribute to his 10-year-old sister, Kate Mary, who suffered a massive stroke two years ago and has since exceeded doctor’s expectation in gaining back her mobility. Like her amulet, a stuffed badger named Trickles, Kate Mary shows a toughness and tenacity in performing the everyday activities that most of us take for granted. When his nose isn’t buried in a book, Jack is outdoors playing soccer or practicing on his skateboard. BERNARD SAFTNER was born on 20 February 1951 in southwestern Pennsylvania (USA). He is the author of Punctuated Equilibrium / The Proepistrephomeniad, an anthology-in-progress of his poetry and prose. Now retired, he was employed for twenty-seven years as a corporate Information Technology and Human Resources professional. He also has seen experience as a university instructor and tutor; a vocalist, guitarist and composer; a book editor; a fashion model and image consultant; an ESL tutor; a language translator; a gardener; a warehouse worker; and an elected political official. NATALIE SMITH says: “My name is Natalie. I am ten years old, and I'm in fourth grade. I enjoy singing, playing softball – and writing stories, of course! I have a mom, dad, an older brother, a younger brother, and a dog. I wrote my story ‘Hard Love’ because my brother and I fight a lot. I was able to let out my feelings! That is a little about me.” HUA ZHAO graduated from Jilin University, China, in 1994. As a journalist, she wrote many news stories about Dalian, a northeast port city in China. At the end of 2006, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and son. Now she is enjoying her life as a housewife. The building of cultural bridges between Chinese and American people is her biggest dream.