Julie Howard, Editor

Julie Howard is a former journalist and editor who has covered topics ranging from crime to cowboy poetry. She is the author of mystery novels “Crime and Paradise,” “Crime Times Two,” "Wild Crime," and "Spirited Quest." Her fiction has appeared in Literally Stories, The Fable Online, Across the Margin, Flash Fiction Magazine, Dime Show Review and several other journals.

She prefers her potatoes well baked and served with plenty of butter and a sprinkling of pepper.

Chandra Mayer, Web Designer/Editor

Chandra Mayer writes children’s books and is an Information Technology professional. She is an active member of her local SCBWI chapter and the Idaho Writer’s Guild. When Chandra’s not creating quirky characters or make-believe worlds, you can find her spending time with her family, reading, or working toward her black belt in Taekwondo.

She likes her potatoes roasted with garlic.

Randy Reese, Business/Associate Editor

Randy Reese is a screenwriter and business owner. His latest script, 'The Coal Miner's War', won Best Script at the Colorado International Activism Film Festival, and was a finalist at the Copper Mountain Film Festival. He formed the internationally acclaimed improv comedy troupe ComedySportz in Buffalo, NY in 1993 and in Boise, ID in 2012. He is also the owner of Back2One, a film production accounting firm in Boise, ID, and has a Bachelor and Master's degree in Economic Crime Management & Investigations.

Randy likes his potatoes twice baked.


Patrice Locke/Associate Editor

Patrice Locke is the author of three novels. She started her writing career as a news reporter in New Mexico. She moved to Idaho in 2019. In addition to teaching language arts to mid-schoolers, she taught writing at a community college in Albuquerque. Patrice is an avid reader who particularly likes Jane Austen and Victorian authors. She has a journalism degree from Michigan State and a master’s from the University of New Mexico.

She likes potatoes in any form, as long as they’re from Idaho.


Laura Jenski/Associate Editor

Laura Jenski is a retired university professor and vice-president for research. She received her PhD in oncology and postdoctoral training in immunology from the University of Wisconsin and bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from Northern Illinois University After decades of authoring original scientific research articles, Laura now writes what she loves to read: mysteries, thrillers, and humorous yarns. Her recent novels include Falling Plaster, a woman’s journey to reveal the horrifying truth about decades-old murders; and Cooked Goose, the first novella in the farcical Motorhome Murder Mysteries series. Learn more about Laura on the Snowbound Stories, LLC website (www.snowboundstories.com).


Ben Murray/Associate Editor

Ben Murray primarily writes short form creative non-fiction. He is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild and a long-time critical care nurse. He is currently working on a black comedy novel about life in a trauma ICU.


Yash Seyedbagheri/Associate Editor

Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University's MFA fiction program. His stories, "Soon,”  “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” and "Tales From A Communion Line," have been nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.


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