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Editorial Team

Meet the editors who bring Rogue Owl Press projects to life.

Franklin Ard


Franklin Ard's writing blurs many genres, from science fiction, fantasy, and mystery to Slipstream and Southern gothic. Over the years, his fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous venues, such as Nightmare Magazine, Marrow Magazine, Tales, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Suspense Magazine, and Deep Magic, among others. He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama. Formerly editor-in-chief of Oracle Fine Arts Review and managing editor of Stonecoast Review, he now serves as editor-in-chief of Rogue Owl Press and lead copy editor at Headless Hydra Press. He resides in northwest Georgia with his wife and son, where they enjoy traversing the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Stephanie Evers Ard

Senior Editor

Stephanie Evers Ard holds a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Alabama, an M.A. in English from the University of South Alabama, and a B.A. in English from the Mississippi University for Women. She currently serves as the Social Sciences Librarian at the University of South Alabama's Marx Library. In her free time, she performs with a comedy troupe called Commedia del Arte. She's probably the world's biggest Muppets fan, and she also enjoys traveling, baking pies, kayaking, watching Star Trek, reading science fiction and fantasy literature, and building costumes. She lives in Georgia with her husband and son.

Joseph Carro

Comic Book & Graphic Novel Editor

Joseph Carro holds an MFA from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. He coauthored the Little Coffee Shop of Horrors anthology and serves as Community Manager for Headless Hydra Press, a publisher of tabletop roleplaying game supplements. Additionally, he has served as an editor and proofreader for the Glyphs Productions line of comic books since 2015 and has written for itcherMag. When not writing or editing, he can generally be found engaging in some sort of geeky/nerdy activity throughout the day. Oh, and he was also in a movie with Kelsey Grammer (and will say that every chance he gets). He currently resides in Woodford, Vermont inside the infamous Bennington Triangle, although he'll always be a Mainer at heart.

Rebecca McKenna

Managing Editor

Rebecca McKenna teaches English literature and writing to high school students, whom she finds quite interesting and engaging. She has been a professional mapmaker for almost two decades, and she has spent a lifetime loving maps and creating them for her enjoyment. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine and a charter member of the Tiny Chair Writing Cooperative, McKenna lives in eastern Maine with her husband and misses her kids, who have grown up.

Sarah Parke

Social Media Coordinator

Sarah Parke holds an MFA in Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program. She has been published in The Writer and Speculative City, and her fiction plays with alternate historic timelines and magical circumstances. Earlier in her own timeline, she spent six years helping authors polish their prose as an acquiring editor at a regional trade publisher. She currently works at Wesleyan University where she writes stories about the campus community for the magazine and newsletter. A New England native, Sarah lives in Connecticut with her husband, Sean.