Heart of Stone by Victoria Waddle

Victoria Waddle, Managing Editor/Nonfiction Editor

Victoria Waddle has had work published in literary journals and anthologies, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and included in Best Short Stories from The Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest. She contributes articles to Southern California News Group’s syndicated “Literary Journeys,” which celebrates writers and their work. She tweets at @VictoriaWaddle1, blogs about writers and writing at VictoriaWaddle.com, and has reviewed many books for teens at SchoolLibraryLady.com.

Lavina Blossom, Poetry Editor

Lavina Blossom is a painter and mixed media artist as well as a poet. Her poems have
appeared in various journals, including 3Elements Review, Kansas Quarterly, The
Literary Review
, The Paris Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Poemeleon, Common Ground Review, and Ekphrastic Review.

Linda Rhoades, Fiction Editor

After starting her day with a dog-walk, Pilates, and a four-shot latte, Linda does what so many of us do . . . dives into her Work In Progress with a mix of anticipation and dread. After earning a certificate in Fiction Writing from UC Riverside in 2010, Linda has been working on a series of novels. She is a long-term Inlandia workshop participant, has been published in their anthology, and considers it an honor to be on the Inlandia Literary Journeys editorial team. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, a national organization with over 9,000 members, and frequently volunteers to judge RWA chapter contests. A frequent attendee of writer’s conferences, she loves to spend time with her ‘tribe’ and add to her understanding of both the craft and business of being a writer. Find her on Twitter: @lifellkillya and her blog: paragraphsintopages.com

Becca Spence Dobias, Fiction Editor

Becca won her first writing contest at the age of 5 when her short essay about computers earned an award from her local school board. At 12, she officially became a published writer with a poem appearing in Girls’ Life Magazine. Her writing dreams persisted as she wrote for her middle school, high school, and college newspapers and as an occasional freelancer. In 2012, she began to explore fiction and completed the first draft of her novel, Rock of Ages, which is currently in production with Inkshares. She is the project manager for WritingBloc.com. Becca lives in California, where she plays the banjo and ukulele, practices mindfulness meditation, and hangs out with her two young children. 

David Stone, Poetry Editor

David came to the Inland Empire to earn a master’s degree from La Sierra University and met his wife Cathy. He enjoys cooking, block printing, and exploring nature with his wife and two children. His poetry has appeared in The New Verse NewsIdentity Theory, and Shuf.  He contributes literary columns for the Southern California News Group.

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