Issue 2: Visual Art




Suzanne S. Austin-Hill, Ph.D. has found photography to be a soulful form of expression. Her work has received recognition at shows at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa Museum of Art, the Florida State Fair, the Hillsborough County Fair and the Strawberry Festival. Dr. Austin-Hill’s photograph, Cemetery – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Haymarket, VA) appeared on the cover of A Corner Plot With A View: 5 Stories of Lives Past by Mark T. Sondrini (2016). Other photographs accompanied print material published in The News of Sun City Center and have been exhibited at the SouthShore Regional Library.




Alexis Karr is a photographer, poet, and artist who fights for authenticity, vulnerability, and individuality through her creative expression. She is unapologetic and unfiltered when it comes to her art; she is not afraid to speak about taboo normalities and unspoken realities. She hopes her work will ultimately connect with audiences and evoke genuine emotions and reactions. You can follow her artistic journey through the visual journal created in her Instagram, @lexi_jude, where she posts photography, poetry, and artworks.



“Aperture” by Nick Sweeney


Nick Sweeney’s novel Laikonik Express was published by Unthank Books in 2011. Much of his writing and photography betrays his fascination with Eastern Europe and its people and history. When he’s not writing, he plays the guitar with Clash covers band Clashback. You can find out more than any sane person would want to know about him at




Laurence Wensel is a photographer and algorithm artist. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and an MA and BFA in Theater Directing from Texas State University. His artwork has been published in The Writers Forum with Texas A&M University Writing Center (1/2016) and in Arizona State University’s Canyon Voices (1/2014). Through the use of photography, hand drawn images, and apps, a moment is captured and explored in his creations. More information on his tenure in theater, playwriting, and his artwork can be found at