Chad Gusler is an assistant professor at Eastern Mennonite University and graduated from the SPU MFA program in the same cohort as I did. He is a master of the short story and includes a number of them on his website/blog, “Graftings.” His story “Spanish Moss” was recentingly published in the Journal of the Center for Mennonite Writing and another story, “We The Village,” was published at The Other Journal.
Ross Gale, also a grad of SPU MFA, is a writer and creative consultant. He’s recently started a very fun blog, “Write//Create//Inspire.” His daily for posts on writing and other creative pursuits are the equivalent of free creative consultations. Next Monday Ross is starting a special creativity series involving thirteen other bloggers and hopes to have involvement from his readers as well.
Kathleen Overby is an online friend whose blog “Almost Paradisical” is a joy to watch unfold. She fills her posts with poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Her tag line is, “Pursuing life in all ways poetical, paradoxical, artistical, metaphorical, and mystical.”
Brent Bill is a well-established book author that I had the privilege of getting to know in a seminar at the Glen Workshop. Several years ago I read and very much enjoyed his Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality. His most recent book is Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God, but I confess I haven’t read it yet (better add it to the summer reading list below). His blog, “Holy Ordinary,” is filled with “musings and photography from a Quaker Perspective.” You don’t have to read very far into his posts to realize that his musings are usually filled with a good dose of humor.