Adam Byatt is a high school English teacher, and drummer in a covers band, sifting through the ennui, minutiae and detritus of life and cataloging them as potential story ideas. He describes his writing as 'suburban realism'. He has had short stories and poems published in journals including Tincture Literary Journal and Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and short stories published in original anthologies with eMergent Publishing. He is a founding member of The JAR Writers Collective with Jodi Cleghorn and Rus VanWestervelt. Visit him online at: afullnessinbrevity.wordpress.com & thejarwriterscollective.com. Jodi Cleghorn is an author, poet and tarot reader with a penchant for the dark vein of humanity. In love with big ideas and unique concepts, she chases narratives across the landscape of multiple genres and forms. Twice nominated for Australia's premier speculative fiction awards, Jodi is the author of No Need to Reply, Elyora, The Starling Requiem, and several poetry series including Beauty by Oracle, The Red Thread of Fate and The Daily Breath. In 2018 she formed The JAR Writers Collective with Adam Byatt and Rus VanWestervelt. Visit Jodi online at: jodicleghorn.com.
"An incredible journey of love through the distortion of distance and time. The unique storytelling swept me up in the magic of falling in love." Christina Hira, Her Webs"Postmarked Piper's Reach is a trap, an elegant snare camouflaged with sweet nostalgic longing for a simpler past, of friendships, romance and careless emotion. You'll immerse yourself in the tender correspondence reuniting high school nearly-lovers Jude and Ella-Louise like a gentle beach swell on a hot summer day, but the insistent undercurrents of hidden pain and unspoken secrets are a riptide, dragging you out into treacherous waters of broken lives and messy regrets. This is absolutely unforgettable storytelling that burns itself under your skin even while it breaks you on the rocks." David Versace, Mnemo's Memories"I loved this beautiful exploration of the power of memories, the joy of human connection, and the pain when it's broken." Nik Perring, Not So Perfect"What starts out as letters between friends turns into something more twisty, darker, soulful, and honest than you can ever imagine. The lies and truths we tell ourselves about love and loss are much closer than we think." Emily Craven, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain"A timeless piece of love, regret, and redemption that is both brilliant and heartbreaking. We all have a Piper's Reach love story within us that reaches into the core of who we are as human beings." Rus VanWestervelt, Fossil Five"A deeply emotive, powerful and compelling adult coming-of-age story." Cath Evans, The Healing Season