Of Indian origin, Sultana Raza has been living in Europe for many years. Her articles (on art, film and humanitarian issues) have appeared in 'aperture', 'ensemble', 'Le Jeudi', 'tageblatt', 'Luxembourg News', 'Luxembourg Business', 'Luxemburger Wort' in English and French.
Sabine Pascarelli lives in Tuscany with her husband, Salvatore and two sons, Marco and Claudio. Marco is a member of the Music Academy in Florence, Claudio is a student at the Artistic High school. She grew up in Germany where she earned a degree in German language and literature at Dortmund University.
Ruth Knafo Setton is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Road to Fez. Born in Safi, Morocco, she is the descendant of martyrs, mystics and musicians whose voices she hears as she writes. The recipient of literary fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PEN, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Yaddo, MacDowell and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, among others, she has published fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction in many journals and anthologies.
Rebecca del Rio lives and writes, variously in Northern California, Southern Arizona and Catalunya, Spain. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing Undergraduate Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Married, with two adult daughters and four grandchildren, Ms. del Rio juggles her career as an interpreter with writing poetry, completing a second novel, and being part of an active family.