Britt DiGiacomo is a New York based writer who earned her MFA from Manhattanville College. She is certified in Digital Marketing from the University of Vermont. She is the editor-in-chief and marketing director for Share Journal, along with the graphic designer for SHARE’S instagram page.

Author of the upcoming novel series The Pace of Nature – currently in submission for publication – Britt tells the tale of Lilly Difeo’s horrific school-yard accident and how it shapes her life. Whether mischievous at home, or ill-behaved at boarding school, Lilly fights to save her identity – on her terms, all while trying to break stereo types of what it means to live with a disability.

In her free time, Britt enjoys working with students & writers at all stages of their writing process. She is founder of a writer’s workshop called Finding Your Voice Through Writing, where Britt travels around the tri-state area and visit schools to help others find their voice through sharing their stories. More on Britt HERE.

Michael Lemieux is an editor for SHARE and New York based writer who studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Plattsburgh University. He is the of author of What Remains of Charlie, a story about a man who lost his life at the moment he’d found his purpose, and the impact it left on those around him.

Michael’s currently working on his second novel and publication, Sanford Crow, which is a psychological thriller about a man’s struggle with reality, after his traumatic upbringing from having a serial killer for a father.

Essie Cohen, is an editor for SHARE and reader who explores the expression of contemporary thought and loss across all various genres and literary-periods. Essie is currently developing a memoir, titled Sunshine. Her favorite writers are Pat Conroy, Emily Dickinson, Celeste NG, Jane Green and Liane Moriarty.

Maria Labriola is an editor for SHARE, and graphic designer for SHARE’S instagram page. She is a graduate of Providence College with honors, and a major in English literature. Maria has several published pieces in Westchester Magazine and editorial experience at Dublin’s Fishable: The New Play Company. Maria is an avid reader with favorites ranging from classics like Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, to contemporary publications like Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life.

Maranda Elkin is an editor for SHARE, a wellness blogger and Certified Health Coach at Well By Me. She resides in California and loves reading and writing all forms of prose, particularly non-fiction, cookbooks and meditation guides. She especially loves thrilling page-turners by Lisa Jewell and historical fiction, including The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Maranda holds a bachelors degree from The George Washington University and is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration at USC.

Jessica McKenna-Ratjen is an editor for SHARE and Associate Editor at Scholastic, where she writes and edits stories for a middle-grade math magazine. She lives in Yonkers with her wife Victoria and their five cats. Her favorite books are fairytale twists from authors like Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, Marissa Meyer, and Julie C. Dao. Jessica holds an MFA from Manhattanville College.

Dustin Lesperance is an editor for SHARE. He is a writer and avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, and any other form of escapist literature, who lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters. His favorite authors, who serve as inspiration for his own work, are Terry Pratchett, Frank Herbert, and H.P. Lovecraft. In his day job, he is an academic advisor at Bryant University in Rhode Island. Dustin earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Manhattanville College.

Contributing Editors: Garrett DeTemple & Kristen Decker

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