Amanda Auchter is the founding/managing editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of The Wishing Tomb, winner of the 2012 Perugia Press Award and of The Glass Crib (2011), winner of the Zone 3 Press First Book Award. Her recent work appears in Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Creek Review, The Journal, and Quarterly West. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches creative writing and literature at Lone Star College. She is currently at work on a memoir of adoption and foster care, What Took You So Long.
Leslie Contreras Schwartz is the Co-Poetry Editor of Pebble Lake Review and is completing her MFA in Poetry at Warren Wilson College. Her poetry has been published in Pebble Lake Review, The Adirondack Review, and Southern Women's Review, among others. A 2000 Academy of American Poets' award recipient, her recent poetry is forthcoming in Ping Pong and in an anthology on Sylvia Plath-inspired poems by Fat Gold Watch Press. She teaches at Houston Community College.
Marissa Sinisi is the Co-Poetry Editor of Pebble Lake Review and holds a BA in English from The Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College. She has taught writing at various universities, including The Pennsylvania State University's Greater Allegheny Campus and Point Park University. She currently works as a proofreader.
David J. Daniels is the Poetry Reader for Pebble Lake Review. His chapbook, Breakfast in the Suburbs, will be published in 2012 by Seven Kitchens Press. His full-length collection, Clean, is a finalist for the Four Way Intro Prize. His poetry appears in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Indiana Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. A former Stadler Poetry Fellow at Bucknell University, he received his MFA in poetry at Indiana University and will attend the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference with a Work Study Scholarship this summer.
Eddie Gonzalez is the Prose Editor of Pebble Lake Review. He studied writing and Spanish literature at the University of Oklahoma and holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Houston, where he was awarded the InPrint/Robert J. Sussman Prize in Fiction. He has worked at the editorial offices of World Literature Today and the University of Oklahoma Press. He writes out of Corpus Christi and has recent work appearing in Hayden's Ferry Review.
Analicia Sotelo is the Prose Reader for Pebble Lake Review. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston, where she was a Poetry Reader and a Nonfiction Assistant Editor at Gulf Coast. Her writing appears in Diagram, Gigantic Sequins, and Global Mexican Cultural Productions. She was awarded the first annual Poison Pen Anniversary Reading Prize in 2011 and was a 2008 June fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets.
Melanie Jordan is the Book Reviews Editor for Pebble Lake Review. She is the author of the chapbook, Ghost Season (Ropewalk Press, 2009). Her writing has appeared in Third Coast, Diagram, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sou’wester, and elsewhere. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of West Georgia and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston.
Jeffrey Wood is the Web Editor at Pebble Lake Review. His specialties are endless patience, HTML code, and bringing the editor cups of Earl Grey tea. Despite current rumors, he is not an astronaut.
Eddy Roberts is the Creative Director of Pebble Lake Review. He is a full-time faculty member at the Ringling College of Art and Design in the Graphic and Interactive Communication Department. He has experience with prominent cultural, architectural and institutional clients including The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Hermann Park Conservancy, Ziegler Cooper Architects and Rice Design Alliance. He is a former writer and design contributor to the independent publication D*zine. Exhibitions include shows at the Blaffer Gallery and Commerce Street Studios in Houston, TX as well as Selby Gallery in Sarasota, FL.