Featured Contributors

DavidBlogPicture David R. Castro is a co-founder and editor of Babbling of the Irrational and though he is cooler than you think he is, he is in fact not nearly as cool as he thinks he is. He specializes in serialized fiction, primarily urban fantasy, and dabbles in poetry.

You can interact with David on Twitter and by email at dcastroboti@gmail.com


MichelleBlogPictureMichelle Drozdick is a co-founder and editor of Babbling of the Irrational, and essentially a walking cliche of every mid-twenties writer out there.

You can find her starting and abandoning the next great American novel in local coffee shops or at mdrozdickboti@gmail.com



11934554_10206618682000966_764498607609653116_o (1)Sarah Montenegro started as a sports writer in high school. She wrote short stories in college and she’s hooked on fiction writing ever since. Sarah also dabbled in writing poetry recently. When she is not writing, Sarah reads submissions of readers and writers and posts them on Sobrang Short Stories [
http://www.facebook.com/SobrangShor…] (lit. Extremely Short Stories), a Facebook page for flash fiction based in the Philippines, or enjoys a good novel in a park. You can get in touch with Sarah at sjcm1721@gmail.com or you can check out her short stories at sorenlysander.wordpress.com.


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Carlton Rolle has had the opportunity to observe and live in various lifestyles. These places influenced the core of what made up his value system. Throughout all of the experiences, he began to understand that everyone has a story to tell regardless of their socio-economic, religious, racial, sexual, historically based beliefs, etc. Carlton wants to enrich the world with artistic forms of expression from the mind, body, and soul of an experience.

He can be reached at rolle.car@gmail.com


76845_499852968318_2748444_n(1)When Kylie Goetz was five, she wanted to be either a nun or a lounge singer. Luckily (for the church and lounge patrons everywhere) she discovered a love for storytelling around the same age.  This eventually translated into a BA in theatre from Florida State University and a MA in creative writing from Macquarie University in Australia.  You can buy her book here and follow her Word of the Day Poetry Project here or follow her on Twitter here.

 


 

Christine Emmert is an actress, writer, director and educator who writes across the genres. Her novel, The Nun’s Dragon, is presently out on Amazon. She has had work published throughout the English speaking world.  Presently she tours with her two plays written for the outreach Program of the National Park Service at Hopewell Furnace. In 2016, she was a finalist in the Jane Goodall competition for plays about endangered species, along with her co-author Marjorie Conn. Her blog can be accessed at christineemmert.wordpress.com.


 

TimSoodabeh Saeidnia was born in Iran (1973) and received her Pharm.D. (1997) from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and also Ph.D. of Pharmacognosy (2002) from Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran. She has worked as Visiting Researcher and awarded a Foreign Researcher Fellowship to work as a Research Associate both in Kyoto University, Japan (2002-2003 and 2005-2006), as well as Assistant and Associate Professor at TUMS (2007-2015) and Visiting Professor at Saskatchewan University, Canada (2013-2014). She has written roughly 150 scientific papers for various academic journals, as well as academic books and book chapters in both English and Farsi.

She is also interested in English literature and poetry, and has published a collection of her poems, Harfhaee- Baraye- Khodam (Words for myself), in the Farsi language. Now, Soodabeh is living in New York and her poems have been published (or a head of publishing) in the American magazines and literary journals including Squawk Back, Sisyphus Quarterly, Paradox, TimBookTu, Babbling of the Irrational, SPINE, American Writers Journal, Tuck Magazine, La Libertad, Tiny Poetry, Indiana Voice Journal, The Pen, 352 degrees and the Great Weather for Media. A number of her poems have been printed in the books Where the Mind Dwells and American Poet by Eber & Wein Publishing as well as Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze by Johnson Publications and Artistic. Her newest book, Street of the Ginkgo Trees is now available online on Amazon. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.


13428355_10206191512650809_5360639514620227679_nJanni Raychuk loves writing fiction in her spare time. She will proofread essays, papers, theses, whatever. She lives in NYC and wants to stay there. Janni is glad that there’s an outlet for her to write stories and poems. If you ever want to contact her, email her at jraychuk1@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


headshot2017Hailing from Roanoke, Va (not the colony that disappeared…the other Roanoke), Jaime Mac is a writer and comedienne living in Harlem, New York. She graduated from Christopher Newport University (you’ve never heard of it) with a Bachelor’s in Theatre. Jaime currently takes classes with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade and will write for anyone who will agree to give her health insurance. She regularly contributes to Extra Crispy, the BuzzFeed Community, and Medium. Jaime loves dogs, coffee, politics, and the show Canada’s Worst Drivers. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram or at her website JaimeMac.com


for paperNoor Aisya Buang has been writing poems since 2011. Her poems and short stories have been published in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia newspapers. Her first poetry book ‘Kastil Aisya‘ (Aisya’s Castle)  has won book prize in Singapore Malay Literary Award 2015 and shortlisted for Singapore Literature Prize 2016. Her poems have been featured in Poem.Com and Babbling of Irrational. Her second poetry book ‘Cahaya Dalam Sunyi‘ (Light in Loneliness) has been published recently. She is currently translating her Malay poems into English and preparing to publish her first Malay short stories collection. She can be reached through her email kastilaisya@gmail.com and her FB, Bukan Cahaya.

 


good3Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Mr. Johnson published in more than 930 publications, his poems have appeared in 33 countries, he edits, and publishes 10 different poetry sites.  He has been nominated 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry in 2015 & Best of the Net in 2016.  He has 128 poetry videos on YouTube.  He is the Editor & Chief of 2 poetry anthologies, and additionally has had 4 chapbooks and books of poetry published.


Photo on 3-5-17 at 2.18 PMHarry Ricciardi builds wooden boats in a small harbor called Vineyard Haven.

 

 

 

 


Headshot2015Nicole Woolaston is an author and artist from New York, and the owner of Woolaston Entertainment.  She has been writing and creating since early childhood, and is the author of four different series, which range from coming-of-age to fantasy. Most of her work is a reflection of her interests in Japanese anime, manga, and punk rock. Aside from writing, she also plays guitar, and has written a few songs. If you ever see her in public, she will most likely have her nose buried in a book. You can check out her website, Facebook, Twitter, or email her at woolent@hotmail.com.