Marc Pitanza grew up on S. I. and became fascinated by the railroad that served his hometown. Since 2009, he has lectured on the line and now presents a visual tour using images from the collections of some of New York's best rail photographers.
Rob Hart, associate publisher at MysteriousPress.com and the class director at LitReactor. Rob is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella, and his short stories have appeared in numerous publications. He lives in New York City.
From Landfill to Hallowed Ground takes readers to the Staten Island Landfill in the aftermath of September 11, where the largest movable crime scene in America was combed and searched for those buried beneath the twisted metal, steel and cement.
The former New York City police commissioner traces the story of his Medal of Honor-winning service during 9/11 to prison sentence for tax fraud, revealing how his incarceration has shaped his views of the American justice system and its need for reform.
Laura Martocci explores the bully culture that has claimed national attention since the late 1990s, moving beyond the identification of aggressive behaviors to an analysis of how and why we have arrived at a culture that thrives on humiliation.