Dyane Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading and words in general. She is a self-published author (Rise of the Papilion trilogy), founder of the Lost Pen Magazine, as well as a freelance writer and editor. In addition to writing and editing, Forde is a social worker. She lives in Montreal with her family and pets. Forde spends her free time maintaining her Japanese-language Duolingo streak. See her books on Amazon and learn more about her here.
Jenise Cook is a fourth-generation Californian who has called Arizona home for over twelve years. A daughter of the American Southwest, she finds inspiration for her writing and photography in the region’s history, people, and places. Cook earns a living as a corporate writer, editor, and instructional designer. She publishes stories and articles on various online journals including Medium. Her poem “Lifesaver” along with her photograph of the resurrected Christ appear in Issue 1 of Lost Pen Magazine. Visit her website for more information.
Robert M. Starr is a native Texan, who feels more at home in wild places than cities. Starr is married to Alyssa, and they have three grown children, and four grandsons. Starr now “lies for a living” by writing the kinds of fictional stories he likes to read, and he also writes the occasional bit of poetry. Starr’s two published novels, Until Shiloh Comes and A Walk in the Wilderness, have won awards. Starr’s new release, The Mountain Valley Wrangler, is a traditional western. Starr’s poem, “The Cross that Reached to Heaven” will appear in Issue 3 of Lost Pen Magazine. Visit Starr on Amazon and Goodreads.
Lora Harvey’s lineage is full of creatives, so the love of reading, writing, and art comes naturally to her. She began writing short stories and poems at a young age, and she recently began the path of drafting her first book. Harvey also paints when words need to become visual and music hits her just right. Born in Colorado and raised mostly in Wyoming, she currently resides in Arizona with her two young adult children. Harvey’s short fiction piece “My Luxurious Hollow” appears in Issue 2 of Lost Pen Magazine, and she is currently working with other Christian writers on an anthology of the armor of God. You can visit her blog, My Lamp and Light, here.