Rusty Hodgdon – Rusty is a graduate of Yale University where he majored in English Literature and Creative Writing. After graduating with a Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law, he practiced law for over twenty years in the Boston area, first as a Public Defender, then with his own firm. He left the practice of law and moved to Key West Florida to pursue his passion to write creative fiction. He has published five novels: The Subway Killer; Insanity; Suicide; The Eye; and The Phantom Writer, and intends to publlsh his sixth, Selfie, by the end of April, 2017. Rusty is also the President of the Key West Writers Guild, the longest standing writers’ group in Key West, and the winner of the 2012 Key West Mystery Fest Short Story contest, and the recipient of the 2016 Florida Keys Council of the Arts Writers Guild award.
Wesley Sizemore – grew up in Panama, Trinidad, and eight other places due to his father’s military career. Because his father happened to be stationed in Key West at the time, Mr. Sizemore graduated from Key West High School, Class of ’62. After high school, he attended the University of Missouri and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in languages and a Master’s degree in American history. He then attended the University of Toronto where he earned a Master’s degree in French. A trip to Key West in 1976 convinced him that this little island was where he wanted to live and from 1976 until 2016, he ran a general construction and electrical business on the island. In 2013, his first novel, Tropical Quests was published. This year, his book of short stories, titled Key West Shorts, is to be published. He is a member of the Key West Writers Guild which has accepted two stories from that collection of stories to be included in the new Writers Guild anthology.