The Writers and Artists inEchoes
NOTE: Bios were provided by the writers and were current as of the date originally prepared.
(updatedJuly 14, 1997)
Jennifer R. Hall is a nineteen year old high-school seniorin Lee's Summit, Missouri, and recently gave a reading of "TheUnthinker" at a talent show. She enjoys the work of Federico GarciaLorca, Sylvia Plath, John Steinbeck, and the Beatles, and works at LaMar's Donuts in Lee's Summit. (10/94)"The Unthinker" - Issue 5
Timothy C. Hall is twenty-eight and teaches Latin at theMoravian Academy Middle School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. During thesummer he attends graduate school at St. Charles Seminary, where heis studying Catholic theology. Timothy's writing focuses on life anddeath, religion and tradition, good and evil, and indicates that hehas been inspired by G. K. Chesterton, Flannery O'Connor, and EdgarAllen Poe. (5/95) "To ThoseWho Served" - Issue 8(Memorial Day 1995)
Mary Hanford was born in Washington, DC., and brought up inEurope and the Southwest. She teaches English at Monmouth College,Illinois. She taught on a Fulbright in Cameroon, on the west coast ofAfrica, and directed the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Programin Zimbabwe. Mary says she is "young enough to be remarried, oldenough to have two sons and one granddaughter, and vain enough tohide her age!" Her short stories and poems have been published allaround the world, including journals from Arizona to Maine, India,and Israel. (8/96) "Twin Beads" -Issue 15
William Harryman is twenty-eight and lives in Seattle,where he works in a bookstore. Bill's poetry has appeared in avariety of journals, including North Stone Review, Dream Machinery,and Rain City Review. Bill notes that he admires the work of manypoets, including Linda Bierds, Janet Holmes, Galway Kinnel, and W. S.Merwin. (11/95) "Sunset Over Lake Union"- Issue 11
Frank Hart is forty-six, a native of Northern Virginia. Heworks as an office clerk now, but has been writing seriously for thepast twelve years. He says that one night he saw a man and a littleboy in a restaurant and the muse went to work -- and that was thegenesis of "Sunday, May 13." His favorite writers include AlbertCamus, Joseph Mitchell, Charles Bukowski and Pauline Kael.(8/96) "Sunday, May 13" -Issue 15
Meredith Hasemann, twenty-eight, comes from the east end ofLong Island. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in creativewriting at Antioch and reports that working as a waitress is "a greatway to meet people -- it gives me a lot of writing material." She iscurrently writing a novel about a young Latino's struggle to escapethe ghettos of East Los Angeles. (6/96)"Promise" - Issue 14
Janice Porter Hayes is a thirty-eight-year-old mother ofthree who has been writing for eleven years. She has a degree inhistory and is a school teacher. As a writer, she takes most of hermaterial from her "own life experiences."(7/97) "Light on Rainbow Mountain" -Issue 18
Lois Beebe Hayna has three published collections of poetry:A Book of Charms, Never Trust a Crow, and NorthernGothic. The state of Colorado awarded her a literary fellowshipin 1984, and she is active in Poetry West, a group of working poetsbased in Colorado Springs. She has been published in a variety ofpublications, including he Eleventh Muse and The OnionRiver Review. (12/94) "Night Talk" & "St. Joseph'sLilies" - Issue 6
Joanna Heller has worked in the New York City publicschools for about thirty years, as teacher, staff developer, andmentor. During that time, she says, she found herself "writing,photographing, and witnessing some very intense experiences." Thepresence of "the Lady" on the roof across the street from herfifth-floor classroom was one of many experiences which inspired herto move her hand across the paper. (12/96)"Lady on theTenement Roof" - Issue 16
Robert R. Hentz is seventy-four, a retired scientist, whowas on the faculties of Notre Dame and North Carolina StateUniversity. His stories and poems have appeared in many journals."Lunch at the Lake" was inspired by a return to his native Chicago.(2/96)
Karlynn Herman majored in English and life science at theUniversity of Missouri in Rolla. She hopes to become a technicalwriter in the field of medicine or ecology.(4/94) "Dreams of Love" 2 -- May/June1994
James M. Hopkins (4/96)
"For All Our Brothers Who
Fell from the Sky"
Issue 13 (Memorial Day 1996)
"Ambush -- Black on Green"
Issue 13 (Memorial Day 1996)
Erin Higgins studied illustration and graphic design atMoravian College. In addition to her work as a freelance illustrator,Erin works as a studio assistant at a New Jersey advertising agency.(4/97)
Illustrations in issues Issues 12, 13 (Memorial Day 1996), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Michael S. Higgins works as a publicist for the Kansas CityPublic Library. He wrote "Control" ten years after the suicide of aclose friend and, in his words, finally "penned that demon to thepaper." Mike is now writing speculative fiction.(12/94)
Joseph A. Hill is a former newspaperman, teacher, andbudget analyst. His first novel, Various Vistas from Charron,is yet to be published. He holds a degree in political science and iscurrently at work on several projects, including his "soon to beunpublished" novels Go More Softly Than Before and Let theRiver Decide. (10/94) "TheSpiral Steps" - Issue 5
Mark Hoehner is thirty-four, a freelance graphic designer,and an ex-professional dancer and choreographer, and a writer ofpoetry and short stories. He is a graduate of California StateUniversity at Sacramento with a degree in fine arts.(12/95) "These Towns" - Issue 11
Ellen Houghton is twenty-five, an English major at theUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She has beenwriting for about a year and has only recently starting submittingwork for publication. Ellen enjoys the work of many writers,including John Updike and Flannery O'Connor.(8/95) "Hot Texas Swoon" - Issue 10
Gabrielle Houston is a practicing cardiologist in DesMoines, Iowa. In addition to a variety of interesting fiction, shewrites for medical and technical journals on subjects ranging fromcomputerized medicine to Parkinson's disease.(1/94) "Pictures"- Issue 1
Alan Howard is an assistant professor of English at Bay deNoc Community College in Escanaba, Michigan. Alan is fifty years old,and proud to be married and the father of two daughters. Alan is nota veteran, but is inspired to write about events that have a"cataclysmic" effect on his life. He has been published in the UnitedStates and abroad, and notes that he has been influenced by BessieHead, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Yukio Mishima.(4/95) "Hiroshima" - Issue 8(Memorial Day1995)
Clayton Hudnall teaches creative writing in Hartford,Connecticut, and "has never gotten over growing up in West Virginia."(2/95) " 'Good Boy' " - Issue 7
Nita Hughes is a versatile artist and writer who currentlyworks for Rodale Press, where she was recently promoted to artdirector for Bicycling magazine. (4/95)Illustrations- Issue 8(Memorial Day1995)
Roni Hutcheson recently completed her junior year at theUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She especiallyenjoys the poetry of Byron, Shakespeare, and Donne.(8/95) "Green" - Issue 10
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