Onyx Publications

Etched Onyx Authors - Spring 2021

Thank you to each of the authors below for their artful poetry and prose.

​Melissa LaDuc

Melissa LaDuc has been a high school English and French teacher for twenty-three years. She is a lover of trees, poetry and all things green. In 2015, she migrated from cul-de-sac, suburban living to small towns and open spaces. She now stewards a small swath of land where her husband has become a professional cowboy. Together they raise twin fifteen-year-old daughters and run Hope and Joy Farms in Woodbury, Tennessee. Her poetry appears in the international magazine, Beyond Words. When she is not reading, writing, or teaching, she is dreaming of travel. She has a penchant for planting seeds with the help of her dog, Rémy.


​Francis Fernandes

Francis Fernandes grew up in the US and Canada (mostly in Montréal). He studied in Montréal and has a degree in Mathematics. In the past year, his writing has appeared in over twenty literary journals. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he writes and teaches.

​Gavin Boyter

Gavin Boyter is a Scottish writer and filmmaker based in London, England.  He's the author of two books about long-distance running and adventure travel, Downhill from Here and Running the Orient and is currently at work on a collection of short stories and an absurdly complex time travel novel. He earns a crust as a copywriter and online content writer. Gavin is also the writer-director of the romantic comedy film Sparks and Embers, which was released in 2015.  He has two other screenplays in development, both psychological thrillers. To add more unnecessary challenge to his busy life, Gavin is writing a third running-related book, charting 50 different runs in his 50th year, from 5Ks to multi-day ultramarathons. He once ran 102 miles in a single day and is fueled by coffee and chocolate. You can reach Gavin at:

​Dennis Maloney

Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. A number of volumes of his own poetry have been published including The Map Is Not the Territory:Poems & Translations and Just Enough, and Listening to Tao Yuan Ming. A bilingual German/English volume, Empty Cup was published in Germany in 2017.  Recent collections include The Things I Notice Now and The Faces of Guan Yin.  He is also the editor and publisher of the widely respected White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. 


​Jordan Canio

Jordan Canio was born in the North and raised in the South, but somehow, didn’t develop an accent. In the past, his work has appeared in Impose Magazine, the Deli – Nashville, and the First Line Literary Journal. He now primarily writes short stories and screenplays.