Come meet our fiction writers for the new Timberline Review, they are very creative individuals who work very hard so we are excited for you to read and hope you enjoy their stories. Before you read their wonderful stories, get to know them first with these short paragraphs about them.
Born and raised in working class Jersey, Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich traded the concrete canyons of New York City and a career as a textile designer for the broad skies of the Pacific Northwest where she has established herself as a visual artist, writer, art educator and occasional stand-up comic. Her female-driven scripts and stories challenge cultural tropes surrounding sex, death, family and aging with empathy and the healing power of laughter.
Brenna is Diné, Hočak, and Standing Rock Lakota from Flagstaff, AZ and Black River Falls, WI. They are Bitterwater Clan born for Warrior Clan, and a self-identified Indigigaymer. In 2017, Brenna became a 3rd gen college graduate from Whitman College in Art History & Visual Culture. By daylight, they spend their time fighting evil corporations, but by moonlight they continue the family tradition of storytelling. Whenever they are not working on their Zombie novel Brenna is at work as a Lead Coordinator with the Indigenous Environmental Network. They found a home in the PNW with their partner and their cat.
Natalie Dale, MD, is a former neurologist turned writer and medical story consultant. Her award-winning “Writer’s Guide to Medicine” series currently has two volumes published through Ranunculus Press: Volume 1: Setting & Character and Volume 2: Illness & Injury. Volume 3: A Writer’s Guide to Mental Illness is set to launch in July 2023.
Dr. Dale lectures on writing about medicine and has been invited to speak at organizations such as Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, and Write on the Sound. Her essays and short stories have been published through The Bump, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Wyldblood, and The Timberline Review, among others. In her spare time, Dr. Dale loves board games, hiking, and all things alpaca.
Byron James Kimball
Byron James Kimball is a writer and public relations specialist from Beaverton, Oregon. He’s called Oregon home for a little over a decade and, at least at this point in time, can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Rachel writes, reads, knits, gardens, and bakes classic chocolate chip cookies. She currently specializes in crowd control (or, substitute teaching grades K-12). She lives in Vancouver, Washington with her husband and their four children. The family will likely have a dog by the time of publication.
We hope you’re as excited to read their future stories as we are. These writers are very creative with their craft and we expect you’ll see that as much as we do.