Louise C. Callaghan was born in 1948 and grew up in county Dublin. She studied English and Spanish at University College, Dublin. Her children were all born in the 1970’s. She qualified as a secondary school teacher, with an H.Dip in Education from Trinity College, Dublin in 1980. She worked as publisher in Arlen House: The Women’s Press in the 1980’s and subsequently as a secondary school teacher of English through most of the 1990's.
My father, Ramon Conesa, was born in Spain and his family migrated to France when he was a baby. He went back to Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War, and as a result, was never able to return to Spain. He met my mother, Jeanne Simoens, in a small village near Lyons, in France.
Amy Sarig King (A.S. King) has recently returned from Ireland, where she spent twelve years dividing her time between self-sufficiency, teaching literacy to adults, and writing. Her poetry has appeared in Natural Bridge, Mélange, and The Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet and her fiction, in Washington Square and in upcoming Amarillo Bay and Underground Voices.
Stephanie L. Friedberg is a native of Los Angeles. She studied film and television at New York University. Her films Saying Kaddish and Five Women appeared in the Sight and Sound Film Festival and she contributed to the "Finding Family Stories" installation project shown at the Japanese American National Museum, The Santa Barbra Natural History Museum, and the Skirball Museum of Cultural Studies.