Sean Patrick Leary

Our man of action, Sean Patrick Leary Sean Patrick Leary gets around (in the geographical sense), having grown up in the greater New York and D.C. areas before becoming a vagabond.  While touring he attempted to support his travels by working extensively in the recreation industry (ski bum).  Sean’s travels and recreation experiences are often reflected in his writings.  Sean landed in Gunnison, Colorado, for a while where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation with a minor in Journalism from Western State College of Colorado.  There he found quick success as a writer, photographer and editor for his … Continue reading Sean Patrick Leary

Patrick Pomeroy

Patrick Pomeroy was born in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of a journalist, early life took him to Israel and Vietnam during wars in both places.  After arriving in San Francisco from Cyprus, he lived with his mother and brother for seven months at the Holiday Inn in lovely Fisherman’s Wharf before securing a stable place to live. For this Patrick will remain grateful. His interests are psychology and psychiatry, art and the human psyche. He believes strongly in Freud’s conclusion that we are here “to work and to love”.  Patrick’s contributions to The Write Room: The Custodian of … Continue reading Patrick Pomeroy

Gina Gareri-Watkins

Gina Gareri-Watkins Gina Gareri-Watkins is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University.  Gina’s columns focus on life after 50 and doing time down south, although very few people outside of grad class have actually read them.  She has spent 27 years as a wife — and nearly 20 as a mother — with the recent addition of two dogs increasing caretaking issues exponentially.  Her work has yet to appear in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad, but if the Sweet Potato Queens can do it, so can she. In her spare time Gina does not … Continue reading Gina Gareri-Watkins

Joellen Kubiak-Woodall

My work is heavily influenced by my southern roots. I am compelled to write stories about the rural working poor, and I often write about my childhood in rural South Carolina during the early 1960’s. The lifestyle I write about has all but disappeared. I feel it is a way of life worth preserving, and I strive to capture it vividly.  I continue to work toward a collection of short stories based on this theme. Excerpts from the work will appear here. The collection is tentatively titled Clay Pit Road. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing at … Continue reading Joellen Kubiak-Woodall