Authors of Quabbin Quills

As part of our dedication to promote authors, we have provided brief author bios to anyone who has contributed to our anthologies over the years. Please take the time to look through our community of authors and see their work!

If you have been published in any of our anthologies, please contact with an author bio and head-shot. We would love to showcase your work!

James Thibeault is the author of two novels, Michael’s Black Dress and Deacon’s Folly. He is also a member of the Boston Author’s Club and the Treasurer for Quabbin Quills.

“Time’s Reservoir” in Time’s Reservoir
“Greek Mythology” in Mountains and Meditations
“The Sidewalk on Valley Road” in Voices of the Valley

Phyllis Cochran is a freelance inspirational writer whose work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Woman’s World, Grit, and Focus on the Family. She has taught Writing for Publication and Memoir classes. Her book Shades of Light –A Spiritual Memoir was published in 2006.

“Dad Was Ahead of His Time” and “Remembering WWII” in Time’s Reservoir
“Searching for Hermes,” “The Journey of the Orange Block,” and “Seeing” in Voices of the Valley

Sharon A. Harmon has two chapbooks of poetry Swimming with Cats and Wishbone in a Lightning Jar. She has been published in Silkworm, Green living, Compass Roads, Worcester Magazine and numerous other publications. She has stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Birds & Blooms and flash fiction in Flash in the Can One and Flash in the Can Two.

“Getting it Right” and “Royalston Rhapsody”
in Time’s Reservoir
“A Cat by Any Other Name” in Mountains and Meditations
“Not a Place of Loss” in Voices of the Valley

Jon Bishop‘s first collection of poetry, Scratching Lottery Tickets on a Street Corner, was released in 2018. He is a founding co-editor of Portrait of New England, a literary journal,and a co-founder of The JT Lit Review.

“Night” in Mountains and Meditations
“Views of the Valley” in Voices of the Valley

Kathy Bennett has published her poetry in local and international anthologies as well as several articles in area newspapers. Kathleen now shares her spiritual inspiration of hope and faith on her website:

“Tullyfine Mountain Woman” in Voices of the Valley

Karen Traub is a member of the Quabbin Quills editorial board and Straw Dog Writers Guild and is a ’21 graduate of the Newport MFA at Salve Regina University. Her poetry and prose appear in Brevity, Multiplicity magazines, and she writes regularly for several publications on Medium. Karen lives in the Swift River Valley of Western Mass with her husband Frank and her Royal Python Chloe.

“Hemlock Hospice” in Voices of the Valley
“Ode to Lake Mattawa” and “Beyond the Pathway” in Beyond the Pathway

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