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Juliana Atteberry has been an avid reader her whole life. Over time her love of reading has transferred over to interests’ in cultural anthropology and mythology, which inspire her writings. Her passions revolve around exploring and understanding the world around her and learning how to make it better while having a good time. She is currently in college to get an Associates of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Theater. You can find her other projects, which include books to T.V. shows, on her website
dearjulianaa.wixsite.com/mysite. Love Thyself is her first published play.



Jonathan Burgart is an actor and playwright. He is honored to have his work chosen by Pinwheel Plays for publication, for the first time ever. He would also like to thank his family, close friends, and teachers who inspired him to pursue a life in the Arts. Without their support, he feels as though he would not have the direction or drive that he currently does.

Cruz Frankie Garcia Cruz Frankie Garcia has always wanted to tell stories since he was a child. It has been his dream, and passion to connect with the audience and tell compelling stories. Playwriting is just another way to tell amazing stories, as he is also an avid screenwriter and filmmaker, having made a few shorts and written more than a few screenplays/teleplays.





F.J. Hartland has made a record-setting sixteen appearances in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, winning “Best Play” four times. His play Games of the Mind was the winner of Pittsburgh’s Throughline Theatre’s 2015 New Play Contest.  Be Our Guest had an Off-Off-Broadway run in 2016.  Other NYC venues where his work has been performed include Emerging Artists Theatre, Quaigh Theatre, 13th Street Theatre, Lincoln Center Library Theatre and Gayfest NYC. In 2008 he was the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship. Writers New Weekly named him one of the top playwrights in Pittsburgh.  Also a professional actor, this year marks his twenty-fifth anniversary as a member of Actors Equity Association.  F.J. holds an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was a Shubert Fellow.

Christopher Hildebrandt lives in Denver with his wife and three children. This is his publishing debut. He enjoys writing and spending time with his family. He also enjoys music, reading, directing, traveling, and helping others pursue their own dreams. He also enjoys changes in the weather and thinks learning is a lifelong and passionate process. It is never to late to dream.





Miles McClean is a student studying dramatic writing at Red Rocks Community College. He was first produced at his school by a group call One Night Stand Theater, he received a payment of fifteen dollars. He endured three grueling miles of snow and slush on his bike just to cash his first commissioned check. Miles’ twisted yet sincere sense of humor has gotten him noticed by many, mainly concerned peers and watch lists. He hopes to be loved by most and hated by others, any reaction except indifference to his work. Death Co. is his first published play, hopefully the first of many brow raising stories. Miles is looking forward to a future of professional writing, publication, and strong reactions from his readers.

Leodis Smith is an actor and playwright. He would like to thank every one of his friends, teachers, and family members that have encouraged him to push on.




Noa Trode is a young writer who aspires to inspire with her writing. She often tries to look past the idea of trivial love to find a deeper connection with her characters. She lives in Colorado but can be found around the world, looking for different stories to incorporate into her stage and screenplays. Noa looks forward to the future where she hopes she can be found behind the scene of an inspirational movie or raising a family. She hopes that anyone inspired by her writing will someday change the world, just as she plans to do, one word at a time.

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