Richard H. Underwood

Richard H. Underwood, American legal scholar and legal nonfiction and true crime writer, is the Edward T. Breathitt Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His most recent books are Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York (2017) and CrimeSong: True Crime Stories from Southern Murder Ballads (2016).

Sandi Keaton-Wilson

Sandi Keaton-Wilson, an American writer of prose, poetry, short stories, plays, and performance pieces, lives a simple Christian life enjoying worship, family, friends, and the arts. Always a nature lover, she considers reading and writing her second nature. Sandi is the author of No Shroud of Silence.

James A. Riley

JAMES ALAN RILEY is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, two Al Smith Fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, and an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He edited Kentucky Voices: A Collection of Contemporary Kentucky Short Stories (PC Press, 1999). Broken Frequencies is his forthcoming poetry collection.


Marta M. Miranda-Straub

MARTA M. MIRANDA-STRAUB is a poet and storyteller who has spent her life working towards equity, inclusion, and creating systems change. Her activism has focused on advancing social and economic justice for marginalized communities. Marta is working on her forthcoming book, Cradled by Skeletons: A Life in Poems, to be published in 2019. She was inducted into the Affrilachian Poets by Frank X Walker in 2009. Read one of Marta’s poems.