Holly Berardi is a writer/photographer. She has been published in the Red Jacket Literary Magazine as well as in online journals, Student Writings in the Disciplines and the Arlington Literary Journal. She has won various awards for her writing over the years. Holly was a previous intern for the Potomac Review Literary Journal and has returned as a volunteer. She owns Creative Flow Studios which focuses on photographing events and portraits as well as video editing. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and always learning something new.
Nathan Blanchard joined Potomac Review as a volunteer in 2012. As a boy, Blanchard enjoyed writing stories that included him and his friends as primary characters. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004 to attend Middle Tennessee State University where he studied the Recording Industry with a concentration in Production Technology. His minor study was in Journalism. He received a Bachelor of Science in 2008. He works at St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Maryland, and performs music with The Blackberry Blondes. He lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife.
Karolina Gajdeczka is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University with a degree in English and creative writing. She was the editor of Lighted Corners, the literary magazine at her university. She interned at Potomac Review where she edited, wrote blogs, planned events and organized incoming submissions. She also interned at Maryland Life, where she was busy writing articles and blogs and copyediting. When she’s not exploring the great outdoors or curled up with her cat and a good book, she writes fiction and sometimes poetry (and blogs for Potomac Review!) Karolina has a short story forthcoming in the February issue of Susquehanna Review. She plans to attend an MFA in Creative Writing program beginning in the fall.
Tim Moraca loafs around Maryland, currently the southern peninsula, wedged between various waterways and the constraints of capitalism. While finishing his last semester of his English degree at UMUC, he tutors writing and ESL and works for wine at a local vineyard, all the while spending as much time outdoors as possible. Tim was a student intern with the Potomac Review in 2010 and plans to begin a low-residency MFA in Fiction this summer. He will eventually earn his Ph.D. in Literature of some sort before acquiring the high-paying job title of Professor. He lives with his girlfriend, two ferrets, and two Russian tortoises.
Andrea Pawley writes novels and short stories during her non-copious free time. In a perfect world, she would spend the day learning about the grooming habits of golden lion tamarinds, pinpointing the exact location of John Wilkes Booth during Lincoln’s Second Inauguration Ball and reading all the books that have ever been recommended to her. On the weekends, she sleeps late and turns off her phone until noon. No one should call that early. On weekdays, she lives on a diet of hot chocolate and Aquia Creek sandstone.