The Wild River Review is the creation of a team of professional writers and artists who form the eclectic
coterie known as the Wild River Gang. We are skilled editors in all genres: short and long fiction, poetry, nonfiction,
feature writing, and graphic stories.
Crafting a top-flight literary magazine is as fun as it is challenging, and the Wild River Gang is
committed to scouting for the best writing, encouraging submissions,
and exploring unique and, at times, controversial issues.
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So... get to know us. Share in the fun. And enjoy the ride.
Joy E. Stocke
JOY E. STOCKE
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Editor
Joy is author of a novel, Ugly Cookies (Pella Publishing, 2000) and a volume of bi-lingual
(English/Greek) narrative poems, The Cave of the Bear (Pella Publishing, 1999) based on her
travels in Crete.
She has published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and has written about and lectured widely on her
travels in Turkey and Greece, as well as religion, ancient and modern. She appeared on the syndicated
NPR radio program A Chef’s Table
in May 2004 to talk about Turkish Cuisine.
In addition to a literary travel memoir, Anatolian Days and Nights, she is working on
her second book of poems set in Greece, and a novel set in the U.S., Germany and Crete for which she
was awarded a fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation
in Lake Forest, IL.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics/Journalism,
she participated in the Lindisfarne Symposium on The Evolution of Consciousness with William
Irwin Thompson at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Currently she is completing a
three-year program in Tantric Studies at the Saraswati River Yoga School in New Hope, PA.
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Editor
Jonathan Maberry, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Editor, has been a professional writer for thirty years and has sold
over a dozen nonfiction books, three novels (including Ghost Road Blues, June 2006, Pinnacle), over 900
articles, as well as short stories, poetry, plays, video scripts, song lyrics, and more. He is a book doctor and
writing teacher, and is a frequent lecturer at writers’ conferences. Visit his website at:
Tim E. Ogline
TIM E. OGLINE
Art Director & Comics Editor
Tim is a Greater Philadelphia based illustrator and graphic designer. Ogline’s illustrations have
appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Utne Reader, Outdoor Life and
Philadelphia Style among others.
Ogline, an alumnus of and former instructor at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, is the principal
of Ogline Design. Ogline Design has proudly served a clientele including Florida Tourism, the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Governor Ed Rendell, The White House, Lois Murphy for Congress, Big Brothers
Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, Damon’s Grill, NAPA, SmithKline Beecham and many more in its
eight year history.
Visit TimOgline.com to view Ogline’s
illustration gallery. Visit OglineDesign.com
to view Ogline Design’s capabilities and creative.
Wendy Fulton Steginsky was born and raised in Bermuda. She found her way to the U.S. via Europe in the late 70’s. She is
Managing Editor of the Wild River Review. Poetry is her passion and she writes the column,
The Fire and Blood of Poetry.
Raquel B. Pidal
RAQUEL B. PIDAL
Raquel B. Pidal is a freelance editor and writer who has worked on a variety of projects, including memoirs,
business and career management books and articles, health articles, book proposals, and novel synopses and
analyses. She has also taught several workshops for children and young writers. Raquel graduated Cum Laude
from Ursinus College with a degree in English and Creative Writing. She earned Departmental Honors for her
senior thesis, a memoir about her Cuban émigré mother, and has won several awards for her writing.
Raquel’s creative nonfiction has been published in The Bucks County Writer, The Bucks County
Review, and Wild River Review, including book reviews and a regular column in Wild River Review
called Around the Block. She is currently working
on a novel.
Public Relations Director
Kim Nagy is a freelance writer and consultant with extensive experience in marketing/public relations for
publishers, corporations, state agencies, and nonprofits. She received her M.A. from the Department of History
at the University of Connecticut. Kim’s
experience includes work with major publishers, such as
Princeton University Press,
W.W. Norton, and
Routledge UK. She has also written
articles on subjects ranging from biotechnology and higher education to yoga, poetry, and parenting.
For more information about Kim, go to KimNagy.com.
Brand Manager & Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Editor
John performs the role of Brand Manager for the Wild River Review and additionally serves as the Editor
for the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror genre section of the publication.
He is a professional business consultant that has performed project management, coaching/training and process
improvement for clients in the pharmaceutical, credit card and construction materials industries among others.
He has been responsible for the design of PowerPoint presentations for executive management, training materials
focused on financial analysis, project management and process improvement and flow mapping, step-by-step
instructions for software self-help menus and templates for teaching six sigma statistical control concepts.
He has also authored numerous corporate internal change management communications to reinforce company wide policy.
David F. Kramer
DAVID F. KRAMER
David F. Kramer has more than 13 years of experience as a professional newspaper and magazine editor and
staffer for publications such as The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the
Delaware Law Weekly.
He has written extensively on Philadelphia theater, restaurants and nightlife, and has published horror
fact, fiction and comics in small press publications like Reaper’s Harvest, Cyber-Psychos AOD,
Forever Underground Magazine, Wicked Mystic, the Bone Marrow Review, and others. He is
the co-author of The Cryptopedia, an occult encyclopedia, with Jonathan Maberry which will be published
by Pinnacle Books in September, 2007.
Jill Sherer is a former Weight Loss Diary
columnist for Shape Magazine. During that time, she took six million readers (who now know how much
she weighs) on her journey to get fit each month through a series of personal essays and live chats. An award-winning
journalist, whose work has appeared in a variety of business- and health-related media, she’s also been writing
feature articles, scripts and other marketing, corporate and creative communications for more than 18 years.
(Somebody has to pay the mortgage.) She is currently rewriting her first novel, again, so she can get it to her
agent before he dies or decides to retire. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with her boyfriend, her Golden
Retriever, too many houseguests, and a lot of over-the-counter pain medication.
Brian O’Connell is a Bucks County, PA based freelance
writer. A former Wall Street bond trader, O’Connell is the author of 15 books, including two bestsellers. His work has also
appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, USA Today, Cigar Magazine,
CBS News Marketwatch, Newsweek, and many others.