Jacob M. Appel
is a physician, attorney and bioethicist in New York City. He is the author of the novel, The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up (Cargo, 2012) and more than two hundred stories that have been published in literary journals including Missouri Review, Southwest Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. His fiction has been short-listed for the O. Henry Award, Best American Short Stories, and Pushcart Prize anthology on numerous occasions. His collection, Scouting for the Reaper, won the 2012 Hudson Prize and is forthcoming in 2013. Dr. Appel also writes about the nexus of law and medicine, contributing to The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and many other leading periodicals. He is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at New York University.
Margaret Hundley Parker’s
work has been published in the New York Times, Time Out New York, Oxygen.com, Ducts, the MetroTimes, etc., and performed at the North Carolina Literary Festival, CBGBs (where she was a cocktail waitress in the ‘90s), the Dog & Pony Show, the 24-Hour Plays, and with the Chapel Hill band Speed McQueen. She has been an editor at FIT magazine and Road & Travel. Her book, the KISS Guide to Fitness, was published in 2002 by Dorling Kindersley. She currently edits for vocabulary.com
, and plays bass with the sparkly indie rock band Lamintated Menu. Her novel “Below the Belt” was born here at Trumpet Fiction, and has been patient while she tends to her human children. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence, and sometimes teaches writing at FIT. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her gang.
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