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Cindy Cunningham writes to counteract alternative facts; most recently, this occurs via creative nonfiction/memoir. She was involved in the infamous Rest-Area-Potty-Riot on the way to the 2017 D.C. Women’s March. When not marching, she gains knowledge from her brilliant students at ARGS in Petersburg, VA.

Elizabeth Ferris is a freelance book editor and writer living in Richmond. A regular contributor to Richmond magazine, she holds a BA in English from the College of William & Mary and leads writing workshops for kids and adults. She believes writing things down is the ultimate superpower.

Paige Fulton is a writer, zine maker, and possible witch based in Richmond. She has been a student at Life in 10 Minutes since classes were held at the antique book store after hours, and has works of nonfiction featured online and in print. More of her art and writing can be found at Softweb Studio Collective.  

Valley Haggard is the founder of, the author of "The Halfway House for Writers" and the co-editor of "Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology." Her new book, "Surrender Your Weapons: Writing to Heal" is forthcoming from Life in 10 Minutes Press this spring.

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of "Love in a Carry-on Bag," "Second House From the Corner," and "And Then There Was Me."She teaches writing workshops at Life in 10 minutes. For more visit

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