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Mark Morganstern is a graduate of the City College Writing Program. His work has appeared in Prima Materia, the Crescent City Review, Piedmont Literary Review, New Southern Literary Messenger, Hunger Magazine, Expresso Tilt, Mothering Magazine, and other journals. He received an honorable mention for his story, “Tomorrow’s Special,” selected by guest judge Valerie Martin for Chronogram’s 2006 Fiction Contest. Mark subs at the local high school and books concerts for the Rosendale Cafe. He has lived in the Hudson Valley all his life.

Sukey Pett writes about food, travel, and lifestyles. She practices cake decorating in the dead of night. A recent transplant to Woodstock, she once owned as many as 19 red lipsticks at the same time, and danced with Frank Zappa on Halloween. She has worked in all aspects of the food world, from being a cheesemonger to a recipe tester, truffle salesperson, and baker. She and her husband live in Bearsville, but have yet to see any bears. She loves to garden, and hopes this time she will be able to grow zucchini, an endeavor at which she has failed miserably in the past. She is working on a book about food. “The DIY Wedding” is her first piece for Chronogram.

Deborah DeGraffenreid
recently transplanted herself to the Hudson Valley from San Francisco via a short layover in Taos, New Mexico. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries across the US. She is currently working on two fine-art portraiture projects, as well as exploring and photographing the wonder of her new surroundings. Her portraits of Adam Snyder appear here. This is her first assignment for Chronogram.

Last summer, Annie Nocenti was in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan shooting a documentary on the Baluch nation. Annie’s article on the Baluch appears here. Annie is a screenwriter, photographer, and journalist whose work has appeared in Details, Prison Life, the New York Times, High Times, and many other publications. She is a writer and editor at large for Stop Smiling magazine ( Her feature film script Patriotville, starring Justin Long, is in post-production.

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