Glen Steckler grew up on Long Island, New York, and attended St. Lawrence University. After graduating he worked for his father at Gernsback Publications where they launched a magazine of short fiction called Modern Short Stories. His father, Larry Steckler, has been in publishing most of his adult life and was the person in their partnership who had experience using Kindle Direct Publishing. For Glen, putting together Stories from the Age of Covid with his dad was a great way to reconnect with his creative side after 30+ years away from publishing. Glen now resides in Telluride, Colorado, which is beautiful and a great place for his outdoor pursuits like long-distance trail running and snowboarding.
Colorado poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer has been writing and sharing a poem a day since 2006. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion and PBS News Hour, in Rattle.com and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and on river rocks she leaves around town. She has 13 poetry collections, most recently Hush, winner of the Halcyon Prize for poems of human ecology, and Naked for Tea, a finalist for the Able Muse book award. She teaches and performs poetry for mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats, scientists, Camp Coca Cola, Deepak Chopra, hospice, The Embodiment Conference, and more. She is a co-host for Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), co-founder of Secret Agents of Change (a group dedicated to surreptitious kindnesses), co-host of Stubborn Praise (an online poetry reading series), and co-director of Telluride’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club. She is included in the acclaimed anthologies Poetry of Presence and How to Love the World, served as San Miguel County’s first poet laureate, and was appointed Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017). Favorite themes in her poems include parenting, gardening, the natural world, love, thriving/failure, and daily life. She earned her MA in English language and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can find her daily poems on her blog, A Hundred Falling Veils. One-word mantra: Adjust.