Issue 5: Crimes Contributors

Unisa Asokan is an idea collaborator, librarian, publisher, writer, editor and poet turned photographer. She leads several creative entrepreneurial efforts including an independent press and a music promotions company. She was a superstar researcher in the brain department at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has more than fifteen years in the corporate print and online media trenches.


Amber Nicole Brooks serves as the nonfiction editor of The Chattahoochee Review. Her work has appeared in The Arkansas Review, Southeast Review, Orange Coast Review, and Eudora Welty Newsletter, among others. She writes and boxes in Decatur, Georgia.

Julian Cage is a deeply cynical man who trolls the crime news of metro Atlanta. From it he creates fast-paced, character-driven mystery-thriller fiction. These novels and short stories center on Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi, senior homicide investigators for the Atlanta Police Department. You can reach him via, and view or download his work on Amazon.

Ian Campbell is associate professor of Arabic at Georgia State University. His research interests are modern Moroccan literature in Arabic and French, and Arabic-language science ction. He also administers a YouTube channel, Arabic Grammar Unpacked. Under the name Julian Cage, he writes character-driven mystery-thriller ction set in Atlanta. Julian Cage’s novels and his short story collection, Too Busy to Hate: Tales of Murder from the Streets of Atlanta, can be found under his name on Amazon.

Sherri Caudell, recently returned to Atlanta from New York, is a poet, writer, and fashion stylist. Caudell received her BFA in photography from Georgia State University. Her work has appeared at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta and in several group exhibitions throughout New York.  Her experimental video poetry can be found on

Michael Foster is a comics artist based in Georgia.

Neil Fried has been a multi-media artist, producer and presenter in Atlanta for more than 25 years, focusing on film, video, music, and sound design. Many of his interests in recent years have jelled around the idea of “live compositing,” the use of analog and digital technologies to create composites in real time using film and video projections, computer processing, performance, and the manipulation of projection screen materials.

Hester L. Furey, a poet and historian, lives in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Little Fish (a chapbook of poems published by Finishing Line Press) and the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series.

Alabama escapee and lifelong Southerner Edward Austin Hall’s work has appeared in Paste, BurnAway, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and his first novel is forthcoming.

Miriam Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Chicago and teaches college writing, literature, and humanities. Her chapbook of poetry, The Naked Prince, was published by Fort!/Da? Books in May 2013. Jacobs is the editor of Eyedrum Periodically, the art/literature journal of Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery.

Nathan D. Jerpe is a recovering software engineer living in Atlanta. He holds an MSEE in Computational Electromagnetics from Clemson University. He is the author of the computer roleplaying game Legerdemain and is an eminent practitioner of bovine invasion poetry. For more about his work please visit his website.

Eric Pudalov is a nonprofit worker by day, and mad poet by night; he has been writing poetry since age 12. He likes to view the world in a twisted and abstract way, which in turn inspires his work.

Michael Roberts is a distance educator, ESL tutor, and transpersonal psychologist based in Tavares, Florida. He loves cats and also enjoys playing with the large collection of basses and guitars he has accumulated over the years. He welcomes being contacted by readers who wish to begin an online collaboration, or just a friendly conversation.

Stephanie Roman is an Atlanta copywriter, blogger, and flash fiction author. Her work has appeared in Atlanta Music Guide, Hypepotamus, and elsewhere. She also enjoys a damn fine cup of coffee.

Maxwell Sebastian says, “Finding love, finding ways to communicate, turning over fear like a turtle on its back, violence, panic, labored breathing at 3am, unsure of the fruits of various endeavors, I am churning the soil of these topics to see what flowers climb to the surface.”

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Madeleine St. Romain has written five librettos: Rabbit Tales with composer Nicole Chamberlain; and Cedar Tree and River WaterGrandmother Spider Steals the SunSeastruck, and The Raspberry War with composer Robert Boury. St. Romain’s visual art has been shown at Eyedrum, Radial Art Space, and Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery.

“Urban photography” says Sharon Styer, just grabs me. I love warehouses, abandoned buildings, alleyways, and walking streets, enjoying the lights and the shadows. I love the quickness of it. Just a moment caught out of the corner of my eye before it’s gone. My own private passing show.”

Carlos Thompson is part of a group of emerging Atlanta artists surfacing from the underground as a collective. His focus is to compile works that challenge the common core standard of assembly line entertainment.





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