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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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Joy E. Stocke
Joy E. Stocke, WRR Executive Editor & Co-Founder
Joy E. Stocke is the author of a novel, Ugly Cookies
(Pella Publishing, 2000) and a volume of bilingual (English/Greek) narrative poems, The Cave of the Bear
(Pella Publishing, 1999) based on her travels in Crete.
She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, 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.
JOY E. STOCKE IN THIS EDITION:
SPOTLIGHT: Fly Me to the Moon A Conversation with Mathematician and Artist, Ed Belbruno
SPOTLIGHT: Rumi and Coke An Excerpt from Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey
SPOTLIGHT: Poetry, Science, and the Big Bang John Timpane Goes to Cambridge
QUARK PARK: Of Algorithms, Google & Snow Globes An Interview with Computer Scientist David Dobkin, Dean of Faculty at Princeton University
QUARK PARK: The Scientist as Rebel Freeman Dyson Talks About Nuclear Weapons, Space Travel, and the Future
QUARK PARK: The Solace of Vacant Spaces Interview with Peter Soderman
QUARK PARK: Music in Stone Sculptor Jonathan Shor
SPOTLIGHT: For Armenians, Scars of Genocide Remain Visible
EDITOR’S NOTES: Up the Creek
PURCHASE ITEMS BY JOY E. STOCKE:
BOOK: The Cave of the Bear
Jonathan Maberry, WRR Co-Founder
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), and 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’
JONATHAN MABERRY IN THIS EDITION:
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride The Dark World of Mysteries & Thrillers
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride An Interview with Barry Eisler
NOVEL EXCERPT: Tales From the Fire Zone
Tim E. Ogline
Tim E. Ogline, WRR Art Director & Comics Editor
Tim E. Ogline 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, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Big Brothers
Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, Damon’s Grill, NAPA, SmithKline Beecham and many more in its
eight year history.
WEBSITE: www.TimOgline.com (illustration)
WEBSITE: www.OglineDesign.com (graphic design)
TIM E. OGLINE IN THIS EDITION:
ART: The Art of Tim E. Ogline
COMICS: Panel Discussions Cartoon Violence
COMICS: Electrical Activity of the Heart The Vision Thing
COMICS: Electrical Activity of the Heart New Year’s Resolution
Website Design and HTML/PHP Programming
Wendy Fulton Steginsky, WRR Managing Editor
Wendy Fulton Steginsky was born and raised in Bermuda.
She found her way to the U.S. via Europe in the late seventies. She was a special education teacher for many years
and worked most recently as program director at the Writers Room of Bucks County. She is currently Managing Editor
of the Wild River Review. Poetry is her passion and she writes the column,
“Fire and Blood of Poetry”. In September 2006 two
of her poems appeared in Bermuda’s First Anthology of Poetry.
WENDY STEGINSKY IN THIS EDITION:
COLUMN: Fire and Blood of Poetry
John Moskowitz, WRR Contributing Editor
John Moskowitz oversees the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror content of the publication as well as directs WRR special projects.
John 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.
JOHN MOSKOWITZ IN THIS EDITION:
ART: The Art of Jonathan Cox
Jill Sherer, WRR Contributing Editor
Jill Sherer Murray is an award-winning journalist, whose work has appeared in a variety of business- and
health-related media. In addition to writing feature articles, scripts, books and other marketing, corporate
and creative communications for more than 18 years, she designs and facilitates corporate communication
workshops and seminars for clients like Gatorade, PepsiCo, Tellerx, and Quaker Oats (to name a few). A
former “Weight Loss Diary” columnist for Shape Magazine, 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. Currently, Jill is working on her second novel and rewriting her first—again—so she can get
it to her agent before he dies or retires. You can read about her writing and other pursuits (i.e., dating
and marriage) in her blog
“Diary of a Writer in Mid-Life Crisis,”
which is featured on the Wild River Review. She lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with her husband Dan, her
rescue dog Winnie, too many houseguests, and a lot of chocolate and over-the-counter pain medication.
JILL SHERER IN THIS EDITION:
BLOG: Diary of a Writer in Midlife Crisis
Brian O’Connell, WRR Contributing Editor
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.