Meet the Crawl Space Team!
Sharla Yates, Founding Editor
Sharla Yates is a poet and writer from the Pacific Northwest, currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enjoys writing in multi genres and currently working on a Middle Grade Fantasy while finishing her Master in Fine Arts at Chatham University.
Rachael Dymski, Founding Editor
Rachael Dymski is a writer from New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and currently Pennsylvania. She has an MFA from Chatham University. Her favorite books include When You Reach Me, Eleanor and Park, Watership Down and the entire Harry Potter series.
Athena Wintruba’s favorite room in her house is her very own library, which she fills with her most beloved children’s books. If you made her choose just one though, she’d pick The Giver. Her crawlspace is the closet under the stairs.
Lisa Slage Robinson, Fiction Editor
Lisa grew up in Hudson, Ohio, a stop on the Underground Railroad, where many of the homes have secret rooms and underground tunnels used to hide runaway slaves. She writes for young audiences and adults. Her favorite authors are Sharon Creech, Markus Zusak and David Almond.
Kelly Kepner, Marketing Director & Editor
Kelly Kepner is a writer and avid reader of children’s literature. She is currently an MFA candidate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, though her stories often take her elsewhere. These days Kelly’s crawlspace is a worn recliner, though she’s never stopped trying to find a rabbit hole.