About Us

Lisa Duffy is the founding editor of ROAR. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her short fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and can be found or is forthcoming in the Drum Literary Magazine, So To Speak, The Breakwater Review, Let the Bucket Down and elsewhere. Her debut novel, The Salt House, will be released by Simon & Schuster/Touchstone in June 2017.


Sheryl Louise Rivett has worked in HR, technical writing, textbook writing, community healthcare, as a lay educator, grassroots organizing, and education, as a creative writing and English teacher. She holds an MA in nonfiction writing from JHU and will graduate in 2015 with an MFA in fiction at GMU, where she is a Sally Merten Fellow and served as the 2013-2014 blog editor for So to Speak: a Journal of Language and Art. Her work has appeared in Quail Bell Magazine, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, So to Speak, This I Believe, and Midwifery Today, as well as anthologies such as (T)here: Writings on Returnings. Her essay Inheritance was a 2014 Wabash Creative Nonfiction Finalist at Sycamore Review. More information on her current projects can be found on her website.



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