Jamie Bob is a 31-year-old female student at Houston Community College. She is honored to have her work appear in Midtown. Her goals for the future are to keep reading, writing, and supporting young, inspired writers like herself.
Monique Crump is a native Houstonian who spent several years at the helm of a music and culture magazine she founded. She finds the most joy in writing poetry and fiction that draw on the stories she heard as a child. Her deep Louisiana roots and entrepreneurial spirit inspire strong female characters and a distinctly Southern historical flavor, while her gifted storytelling weaves mysticism into every line.
Kevin Cruz listens to Hip Hop and watches Quentin Tarantino films.
Andrew Henderson was born, in his best estimation, because of a passionate relationship between his parents. Despite immense odds, he continues to live to this very day.
Rachel Manuel loves her life in the city of Houston where she has lived her whole life. She finds losing herself in writing to be a mechanism to cure her stress, in addition to a hot cup of cappuccino. She has come to see that inspiration dances around every corner and she strives to catch it and thrive with it, grasping each and every opportunity that presents itself, living her life to the fullest with no regrets.
Jose Roland Martinez is a native Houstonian who is very proud of his Latin heritage. He comes from a family of four sisters and is fortunate to have both his parents alive and together. He has always lived in the heart of Houston’s Second District neighborhood. He is in the early stages of writing, but he prefers to write poems and short creative nonfiction. His motto is, “Always leave your mark.”
Judith Adriana Mena Gómez was born and raised in Monterrey, NL, México. She studied Communications at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and in 2010 she moved to Houston, TX, to pursue her second Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing at Houston Community College and University of Houston. She speaks three languages: Spanish, English and German. She has traveled to nine countries and to more than 30 cities. She was a professional Mexican folk dancer for eight years and has appeared on TV shows, commercials, and a music video.
Sage Muttel is a native Houstonian. She has been overwhelmed with Texas pride since the day she was born. She went to the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) and has been riding horses since she was four years old. She loves to write and her stories are born through her daily experiences. Each day is a new adventure and a potential story is always lying in wait.
Ariel Perez is a passionate writer. Bookworm. Geek. Coffee junkie and a Beatles fan.
Briana Soler was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her deep passion for all the arts has lead her to major in English with a minor in dance. Briana hopes to publish more of her work and start her own dance company in the near future. She has spent two years at HCC and will be moving on to Boston, Massachusetts in the early spring.
Katarzyna Suchodolska is a kitchen mess-maker from Poland. She truly believes that no matter what the question, the answer is always chocolate.
Joshua Williams is currently a student at Houston Community College. The one thing that led to his writing was the fact that he was influenced by many things that were beyond his control. He can never see the world 15 years in the future, but he tries to live each day as if it is his last. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading the best novels that he can find. His main motto in life is to stay strong and keep fighting no matter what hits you.