Anthology Authors

Swallow Publishing in collaboration with Mythic Picnic has selected 32 authors to contribute to an anthology about gun violence in America. The contributing authors are: Jennifer Russon, Kathy Fish, Sherry Morris, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Robert Nelis, Ray DiZazzo, Philip Brent, Monique Hugo, Mike Baldwin, Martha Patterson, Marie Anderson, Lindsey Byars, Laura Rodley, Kelly Hayes-Raitt, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Justin Short, Annie Dawid, Jen Karetnick, Janet M. Powers, Hardarshan Singh Valia, Gerard Sernat, Fabiyas M V, Dina Friedman, David Cody, Cynthia Graee, Cynthia Close, Christine Whitlock, Cate Mcgowan, Carlton Herzog, Steve Sibra.

Dr. Nigel L. Walker

Dr. Nigel L. Walker was born February 13, 1980, to David and Jacqueline Walker. He was born and raised in Eufaula, AL, along with seven brothers and sisters. Jacqueline raised all eight children as a single mother in the public housing projects throughout his childhood. He began writing at an early age, and published his first poetry book in 2004. Dr. Walker earned his B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.S. in education at LaGrange College and his Doctorate at Columbus State University. Dr. Walker has developed a career as an educator/consultant, author, speaker, and performer. He currently serves as a high school assistant principal. He is a member of the Great Black Speakers Bureau and owner of WILL Educational Services, LLC. He is also member of the alternative hip hop recording group, Hypoetically Speaking. He currently resides in LaGrange, GA with his wife, Irene and four daughters, Emily, Claudia, Leah, and Lydia.

Erin Evans

Erin Evans lives in Salt Lake City, UT and works in Park City where she has been a host for a local television station. She has interviewed Jane Fonda, Jim Parsons, Claire Danes and many other celebrities during the Sundance Film Festival. After both her parents passed from cancer within 18 months of one another and her sister’s battle with a drug addiction she wrote a book about her experience in hopes that it will help others going through a similar situation. "There Are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden" is now available at several online retailers internationally.

Jennifer Russon

Jennifer Russon is a reporter, covering news in Coral Springs, Florida, where she lives with her family. Food editor at Jorj.com, her freelance work also includes ghostwriting. Persephone Underground is Jennifer's third published novel, and the stand alone sequel to A Forest Full of Roses; a third book in this trilogy, Runningwolf & the Roses, is planned for release in 2021. Valeria's Passport, a romantic comedy, was published in 2018.

Martha McCray Wallace

Martha McCray Wallace was born in Cleveland Ohio, and currently resides in Clarkston, Georgia. A self-described contented mother of five heartbeats and Nana of eight grandangels, Martha is the recipient of the 2013 Helen Friese/Village Writers Award for her poem Will's House. She graduated from Georgia Perimeter College where she majored in journalism.

Seeking to continue to perfect her writing skills, she attended and graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia  and won the Janet Newman Preston Creative Writing Prize for Nonfiction in 2015 as well as had several poems published in Nandi Magazine.