About the Staff

Camille Gooderham Campbell (Managing Editor)

Website: Copy. Edit. Proof.
Twitter: @everydaycamille

In addition to the many hats she wears for Every Day Fiction and Every Day Publishing, Camille Gooderham Campbell is both a copywriter and a full-time mother, and she also writes her own fiction under a pen name. She has an Honours B.A. specializing in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where she was privileged to study creative writing with Professor J. Edward Chamberlin.

Camille’s taste in fiction is eclectic, with favourite authors ranging from Jane Austen to Jilly Cooper, Robert A. Heinlein to Anne McCaffrey, and Pauline Gedge to Jack Whyte. She reads all genres, with a particular interest in speculative and historical fiction, and also collects classic children’s literature.

She likes to read both really short stories and big thick novels, often at the same time.

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Melissa Reynolds (Deputy Managing Editor)

Melissa Reynolds is currently writing her first fantasy novel ‘Blood Between Brothers’ as well as writing character driven short stories when inspiration hits. An avid reader her whole life, she has read everything she could get her grubby little hands on, be it historical fiction, inspirational/christian, fantasy/science fiction, romance, or anything free on kindle (though she is partial to Science Fiction and Fantasy).

She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with her husband and four children. She enjoys the great outdoors and reading/volunteering in her children’s classrooms every week. Coffee is her fuel and Nutella is her guilty pleasure, along with marathons of Doctor Who and Supernatural. She is thrilled to be part of Every Day Fiction’s staff and looks forward to reading new stories every day.

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Carol Clark (Editor)

Carol Clark is an aspiring fiction writer and poet. She likes to start her “literary” day with coffee and the morning newspaper, then adds more coffee to begin work writing and revising her short stories. She would like to start a novel and memoir soon. Her reading interests range from literary to fantasy to historical fiction, and she’s becoming more comfortable with horror writing.

Carol holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Temple University, and is the Vice President of her local Writers’ Club. She also works as an ESL tutor for the county, and has dreams of opening a “Reading & Writing Room” in her area. In her free time she loves to cook, bike, and take long walks. Carol lives outside Philadelphia with her wonderful husband and two feisty cats.

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Joseph Kaufman (Editor)

After growing up on a farm in western Iowa, Joe headed to the bustling metropolis of Des Moines to attend Drake University. There, he worked at Hubbell Dining Hall during his four-year stint, honing such skills as garbage removal, cardboard crushing, and churning out exquisitely atrocious “Hubbell Man” adventures. His time at Drake ended with the near-accidental acquisition of degrees in Mathematics and Physics, disciplines Joe immediately abdicated for a halcyon career in information technology. Some years later, Joe moved to St. Louis where his presence caused the Rams to grow progressively worse each year. His move to Wisconsin in 2009 may have afforded them a tiny resurgence, just so they could relocate to Los Angeles seven years later.

Joe now lives the high life in the Madison area with his beautiful wife, lovely daughters, and his collection of over 1,400 beer bottles that takes up over 300 feet of shelving. He is the Applications Development Manager for the world’s largest rodenticide company. Joe affords vermin no quarter, perhaps in response to his childhood days on the farm when a mouse stole some of his precious cheese.

Joe enjoys consuming all kinds of short-form fiction, where his favorite authors include Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor. He has done a fair bit of writing and reading in a couple online communities and contests, with a love of con-crit reviewing taking the fore.

In 2015, Joe completed his first paid,  free-lance editing gig which he enjoyed very much (the editing, not the money. OK, the money, too).

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L.M. Finch (Senior Editorial Assistant)

Website: Lisa Finch writes.

Lisa Finch is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in print and online. She holds an Honours English B.A. from McMaster University. She lives in a quiet little town in Ontario with a very noisy (but lovely) family which includes an incredibly supportive husband, three wonderful children, two cats, a dog and a collection of fish. People-watching is one of her favourite hobbies.

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Glenn Mori (Editorial Assistant)

Fiction is Glenn’s most recent area of study.

The first discipline was music, where he completed a masters degree in music composition, followed by accounting, more practice with jazz music, and then writing about online poker, where he remains winning micro stakes player.

His ruminations about fiction can be found at www.intermittentrain.com.

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Tiffany John (Editorial Assistant)

When she is not visiting the many story worlds that slide across her desk, Tiffany is a student first and foremost. Her areas of study? Food, writing, and the martial arts. She writes her own stories under a pen name and cites Science Fiction as her genre of choice. When it comes to reading she is open to just about anything at any given time. Tiffany is currently pursing her B.A. in Creative Writing and calls British Columbia’s lower mainland her home.

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Isabella Mori (Senior Slush Reader)

Isabella Mori’s first attempt at writing was a handmade one-edition school newsletter at age 9. She still writes for a newsletter, 50-odd years later. Also poems, novels, short stories, non-fiction, 1,000+ blog posts, (professional) resumes and artists’ bios, a few attempts at movie scripts, translations from and into German, Spanish and English. Isabella has published a book of poetry and is currently finishing a book with and about haiku. “Before I die I’ll have a novel published, so help me God,” she says. She reads widely; currently she mostly enjoys science fiction, certain types of fantasy, and magical realism. She works in the mental health/addiction field, lives in Vancouver, Canada, and has three children and three grandchildren.

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Kylie Krummel (Slush Reader)

Kylie Krummel is fervently pursuing a B.A. in English at Shepherd University, where she edits the campus literary magazine, Sans Merci. She enjoys reading anything written by her peers, along with science fiction, horror, Christian fiction, and thrillers. She also harbors a soft spot for cheesy young adult novels.

When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found playing sports, knitting, or watching soap operas in German. Originally from the Midwest, Kylie happily makes her home in West Virginia with her fiancé and her kitten.

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Elizabeth Hoyle (Slush Reader)

Elizabeth Hoyle is a writer and a librarian’s aide. Her short stories have been published in various print and online literary journals. A friend once described her writing as “like Poe combined with Disney”, which is her favorite comment about her work to date. She also writes news briefs and theological articles for different websites. She is hard at work on her first novel.

Elizabeth double-majored in English and theology and earned her degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. She reads anything from fantasy and sci-fi to historical fiction to romance. She firmly believes that libraries are the answer to most of the world’s problems and that the YA and fantasy genres don’t deserve most of the criticism they get. When not reading or writing, she can be found chasing her Labrador-hound mutt around, going for a walk, or watching period dramas. She lives in southern West Virginia and makes her online home at https://entwinedinpages.wordpress.com.

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Mai Nguyen (Slush Reader)

Mai Nguyen is a full-time daughter, sister, student, writer, reader, and flash fiction enthusiast. Originally from Vietnam, she moved to South Australia when she was eight. Her works have been published online.

She reads anything. On her bookshelf, The Time Traveler’s Wife sits next to Silence of the Lambs, Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, and a Hans Christian Andersen collection.

She wishes to pursue a degree in Law or Journalism & Professional Writing.

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Past managing editors include:
Jordan Ellinger

Past editors include:
Elissa Vann Struth • J.C. Towler • Rose Gardener
Jenn Q. Goddu

Past webmasters include:
Steven Smethurst

Past podcast managers include:
Folly Blaine • Alexander Jones

Past editorial assistants include:
Patricia La Barbera • Shelley Dayton • Emily Skaftun
Aliza Greenblatt • Tara Sim • Sealey Andrews
Dustin Adams

Past slush readers include:
Scott Cosby • Elise Palmer • Davina Colpman • Gay Degani
K.C. Ball • Hillary Degani • Katheryn McLaughlin • Jana Seely
Martin Turton • Joe Daniels • Brenda Stokes • Michelle Jager
Laura Crowe • Devan Goldstein • Laurel Fuller • S.A. Ross
Ben Carey • Melanie Browne • Karen Monroe • Nicole Lavigne
Kip Hanson • Dale Rappaneau • Laura Barnett • J.B. Michaud
Jonathan Cardew • Kate Sheeran • Colleen F. Ciccozzi
Nicole Dunaway • Layla Blackwell • Kent DuFault
J. Chris Lawrence • Jadah McCoy • Miriam Lee • Edward Beach
Tiana Rapley • Tony Held • Michael Boettcher • Lara Dolphin
David Beavers • Andrew Cochrane • Danielle Dyal • Emma Munro
John Paul Hernandez, Jr. • Mary Casey • Jeff Switt

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Jordan Ellinger (Founder)

Website: www.jordanellinger.com

Jordan Ellinger is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest and is a Clarion West graduate.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Steven. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.

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Steven Smethurst (Founder)

Website: blog.abluestar.com

Steven Smethurst is a Vancouver-based Maker, Hacker, Coder, and Artist.

In 2007, he founded Every Day Fiction in partnership with Camille and Jordan. He retired from the project in 2015. EDF would not exist without him.