Contributors 1.3

Damian Brown is a graduating senior at NAU, with a B.A. in English and a certificate in Creative Writing. They were formerly an Academic Non-fiction editor for issue of 1.2 of theThe Tunnels magazine.

Academic Nonfiction

 

Jeff Brutlag

Kasie Betten is an NAU alum with a BA in English, including certificates in Creative Writing and Literature, and a minor in History. She is currently working as an English teacher at Desert View High School in Tucson, AZ. She hopes to pursue a Master's degree in English or Screenwriting in the near future. Her writing consists mostly of fictional pieces and literary analysis. Her current submission in The Tunnels is her first publication and she would like to continue getting her writing published.

Katie Prescott

Lenore Hipsher graduated from NAU with a bachelor's in English. She has been published creatively in The Tunnels and in the science fiction graphic novel New Nebula. Lenore has embraced her love of dark and stormy nights and now lives in Seattle.   

 

Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

 

Samantha Payne lives and writes in the cold north of Flagstaff, Arizona. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University while teaching composition. She is the author of the new-adult-romance novel Maleficium and her short stories have been featured in Alt Hist, Flash Fiction Magazine, The Dirty Pool and Donut Factory. When she isn’t writing, Samantha draws manga and practices coloring inside the lines.

Mandi Howard is currently an undergraduate student at NAU, dual-majoring in social work and political science with a minor in chinese. She spends her free time crocheting, sampling new kinds of coffee, and ignoring her homework. She dreams of being Secretary of Education in the future, but will settle for being President if she must. This is her first publication.

Bron Sampson

Ellen Downum is a student of English and Psychology at Northern Arizona University, set to graduate in May of 2017. Ellen enjoys writing in all mediums of fiction, especially poetry and short stories, and hopes to continue working creatively. She spends her time frequenting cafes, wasting too much time on the internet and hiking in the beautiful pine trees of northern Arizona.

Haley Davis is a pseudo punk from Northern Arizona who loves language. She is an undergraduate in her last semester, majoring in English with Literature and Creative Writing certificates, minoring in Spanish, and taking Arabic for fun. Beyond her academic interests, Haley likes buying plants she doesn’t have space for, being outside, and watching Twin Peaks religiously. In the summer of 2016, she began focusing more seriously on her poetry and she’s glad her work has paid off. This is her first publication.

Jake Hadley is a Sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona majoring in both English and Philosophy, and minoring in Italian. In his nonexistent free time, he enjoys writing prose, poetry, and sometimes incoherent scribbles. After spending a semester in Europe, he, unfortunately, got a taste for fine art and culture and greatly looks forward to his next adventure, whatever that may be. This is his first publication.

Jill Gaddis is an undergraduate pursuing her bachelor's in Secondary Education English with Certificates in Creative Writing and Literature. She loves to write short stories as well as poetry and enjoys playing with metaphors. In the future, she hopes to share this fondness for fiction with her high school English students and, ideally, her Creative Writing class as well. This is her first publication.

Josie Griffith is a student of English at Northern Arizona University, where she specializes in

creative writing and rhetoric. She considers herself a poet, though that has yet to be confirmed or denied.

Haley Davis

Haley Davis

Lauren Kalt is an English major with minors in Studio Art and French. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is an aspiring editor and creative writer, and plans to pursue a career in the publishing industry and get an MFA in creative writing. As a previous contributor and fiction editor of The Tunnels, she is thrilled to have her work accepted again and can’t wait to see the magazine continue to grow. In her writing, she hopes to evoke a sense of magic and beauty while exploring narratives that are not commonly found in the mainstream. When she’s not being a total reading and writing nerd, she enjoys cuddling her dog, drawing, teaching her friends random French phrases, and binge-watching whatever show has taken her fancy.

Mandi Howard is currently an undergraduate student at NAU, dual-majoring in social work and political science with a minor in chinese. She spends her free time crocheting, sampling new kinds of coffee, and ignoring her homework. She dreams of being Secretary of Education in the future, but will settle for being President if she must. This is her first publication.

Markie Scheidegger is currently a senior at NAU. She will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing, and minors in Philosophy and Studio Art. While writing is her first love, she also has a deep passion for art and painting. She enjoys much of what Flagstaff and Northern Arizona have to offer, including hiking, biking, and great vegetarian food. One day she hopes to travel to each end of the Earth and write about her experiences abroad.

Orion Redgrave is the pseudonym of Megan Dressler, an undergraduate English major and Advertising minor. Their poetry and fiction were featured in Young Authors of Arizona’s 2014 anthology Bloom, and they have previously been published in The Tunnels. They are currently working on their project Curbside Romantics, which will be released as a biweekly online serial. In addition to writing, they enjoy watching hockey and playing video games.

Rachel Johnson

Fiction

 

Rebekah Gamble is a poet and children's fiction writer. She graduated in Spring of 2017 with a degree in English, a literature certificate, and a minor in Arabic. After taking a year off to finish her children's novel, she plans to attend graduate school to continue studying languages and literature with an emphasis in the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

Jake Hadley is a Sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona majoring in both English and Philosophy, and minoring in Italian. In his nonexistent free time, he enjoys writing prose, poetry, and sometimes incoherent scribbles. After spending a semester in Europe, he, unfortunately, got a taste for fine art and culture and greatly looks forward to his next adventure, whatever that may be. This is his first publication.

Michaela El-Ters is an undergraduate working to get her BFA in Visual Communication and a minor in English. She has a part-time internship at the Flagstaff Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and writes blogs on her roommate’s website, Objection Network. When she isn’t busy with school and work, she enjoys playing video games and writing stories.

Rachel Gonzales is a comedy and creative fiction writer. She is graduating this spring with a degree in English and two certificates for literature and creative writing as well as a minor in anthropology and journalism. Rachel is from a small town outside of Phoenix. Her hobbies include watching Friends for the forty-second time, dogs and cooking. She is currently the Chief Campus Editor for The Black Sheep Online and hopes to work in publishing after graduation to pursue her passion for writing. Her long-term career goal is to become a published author.

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