Lisa Shea , Publisher
Lisa Shea feels that beauty can be discovered in any corner of nature - from the glistening autumn leaf on a mossy rock to the spiral swirls of a shell nestled into a sandy beach. She is drawn to serene organic images, enjoying both photography and haiku as her primary means of discovery. Her short stories examine the hopes, dreams, and growth that we each go through in life. In addition to owning BellaOnline Lisa writes for the Low Carb and Video Gaming topic areas here. Lisa has published 67 non-fiction books on a variety of topics. On the fiction side, she has published twelve medieval romance novels, two modern murder mysteries, and six novellas--all benefit battered womenīs shelters. Lisa is thrilled that over the years the BellaOnline Mused Literary Magazine has helped nearly one thousand artists reach a world-wide audience and find recognition for their talents.
Diane Cipollo , Art Director
Diane Cipollo started as a traditional pen and ink artist and won third place in the Decorative Artist's Workbook 1998 Holiday Card Contest. She has always been fascinated by animated movies such as Disney's Fantasia and turned in her traditional pen and ink for digital pixels several years ago when digital art and animation software arrived on the scene. She has been with BellaOnline since 2003 as editor for the HTML, PHP, Flash and Digital Art and Design sections. She is also an animator at Ecards Ecards Ecards.
Tina Sansone has been with BellaOnline since December 2005 as the Genealogy Editor, and more recently the eBook Manager. She was so impressed with the Mused editions that she wanted to be a small part of it and decided to volunteer in the judging process. The awesome submissions are great and an inspiration as she does her own writing. Tina is a wife, mother, and grandma. She is also the Coordinator of the ISFHWE "Excellence in Writing" competition, and the President of the Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogist. Her website is http://genealogy.bellaonline.com.
Kim Kenney is the author of four books with Arcadia Publishing, Canton: A Journey Through Time, Cantonīs West Lawn Cemetery, Cantonīs Pioneers in Flight, and a brand new release Canton Entertainment. She has also published an exhibition review in The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council for Public History. Her work has appeared in Mused, The Boston Globe, The Repository, and the Amazon Shorts program. She serves as editor of the Museums website at BellaOnline.com, where she has authored several ebooks. Her hobbies include cooking, travel, reading, counted cross stitch, and photography.
Leif is the role-playing games editor for BellaOnline. Heīs also a husband, student and aspiring entrepreneur--in that order. The Sutter family includes a two-year-old Bichon Frisé. Leif is presently learning the finer points of animal separation anxiety every time his wife Julie leaves the house without their (her!) pup. Currently he is working on a two-year business management degree, after which his sights are set on a four-year accounting degree. Due to transferring schools with incompatible credits, Leif has completed four English composition courses and feels it would be a shame to let such experience waste away. Therefore, Leif is on the non-fiction team for Mused and has enjoyed every work therein. He fancies himself a harsh critic where writing is concerned but he takes care to read any given work through at least once, without minding errors, in order to experience it on its own merit. While far from a perfect writer himself, heīs set on helping others achieve that title.