Sweetly Disturbed is Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis and Kathrine Wright.
Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis reads, writes, bakes and frog-farms in Powell, Ohio. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, sometimes in collaboration with Kathrine Sweetcakes Wright. Her book, Intaglio, was the 2005 winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and was published by Kent State University Press in 2006. Kartsonis and Cynthia Arrieu-King recently won the Dreamhorse Chapbook contest and their manuscript: By Some Miracle, a Year Lousy with Meteors will be published in 2013. Her main squeeze is McGinley Poppycakes, with whom she raises the three incorrigible felines: Zoe, Gladys and Cricket. She teaches literature and creative writing at Columbus College of Art and Design.
sophiakartsonis at gmail dot com
Kathrine Wright (Sweetcakes) is at work on a novel and is editing her poetry collection on the 88 named constellations. Her essay, Why, appeared in Dzanc Books 2009 Best of the Web anthology. Another essay is available in "This I Believe: On Motherhood." She's had poetry and fiction published in The Cincinatti Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. She and Sophia Poppycakes Kartonis have been writing, editing, and scheming together for a startling two decades.
Kathrine owns her own writing and content strategy consulting business. She graduated with an MFA in fiction from Florida Atlantic University in 2007, where she won the 2007-8 Howard Pearce creative thesis award. She plays a lot of mediocre tennis (though with a mean serve), often with her wonderful husband of twenty-three years. They and their two college-student children like to go camping where the red rocks are, and all those stars.
kathrinelwright at gmail dot com