About Us

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NPJ is an international literary e-journal initially imagined from the publisher’s global treks & voyages.





Vision & Mission:

Our vision is towards developing an accessible international literary e-journal touching upon diverse topics, philosophies and ideas with edgy and eclectic approaches – an evolving architecture of the human voice. Our mission includes creating a group of volunteer contributors in their own fields of interest and expertise at global locations from various backgrounds and orientations with a shared interest in collaborating and inspiring each other.

LJ FrankPublisher – editor, author, writer (essayist), journalist, non-profit consultant, philosopher, artist, poet. Work also has included library executive (27+ years with special interest in library building design), university instructor & artist by commission. Studied/worked in East Asia, Middle East & Central America. M.L.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A. (Honors), B.A., (Magna Cum Laude), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Post-graduate studies at various universities.    

Nathan D. Frank, Senior Editor –  researcher, technical/design/article advisor and editor, photographerwriterB.A.,  University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, Contributing Editor, Columnist, RN, CLNC, cannabis advocate/expert, writer, photographer (New Jersey / New York City).

Uriél Danā, Contributing Editor, Columnistartist, writer, contemporary figurative art curator, former Ambassador to the Arts (US State Department), film director (San Francisco).

Hilary Bowring, Contributing Editor, Columnist, healerwriter, teacher, market advisor (Toronto).

Kerry McElroy, Contributing Editor: Columnist, Academic, Writer, Editor, PhD Concordia (Montreal),  MA Carnegie Mellon, MA Columbia (Canada, Switzerland).


Tim Adam: Guest Columnist, Writer – currently resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Carla Anon: Columnist, The nom de plume of a professor (currently a department head) at a southern university in the USA. 

 Fayr Barkley, Ph.D.: Columnist, Journalist, Media Producer/Director, Creator, Writer (Gulfport, Mississippi/ Los Angeles, California)

Maria Barrett: Writer, Poet (New Orleans)

Gloria Brame, PhD: Sexologist, sex therapy, author, educator (Georgia)

Andrea Brandt: Journalist  (Germany)

Mary Bryant: NPJ Emeritus – columnist, international traveler, writer, (Tennessee, Colorado & Europe)

John Curl: Author, Poet (San Francisco)

Jean-Philippe Cypres: Photographer (Société Française de Photographie (Paris, France)

Melissa Dashiell: Photographer (Pennsylvania)

Epicurus III: Columnist,The nom de plume of an investor, speculator, sailor (New York)

Erica Faith: Graphics & photographer (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Oana Filip:  Former Chief People Officer & Storyteller at Pixelgrade, Community builder and host for Creativ înainte de cafea (Romania)

Rafael Jesús González: Poet Laureate (Berkeley, CA)

Ralph Greco Jr.: Professional writer (New Jersey)

Darren Austin Hall: visionary leader, sound healer/mystic-musician/song-channel, writer, and spiritual teacher-philosopher (Costa Rica/Toronto, Canada)

Barbara Harrison: Photographer, writer. (New York)

Michael Hinchey:  Lawyer. Retired. World Traveler (Toronto, Canada)

Andrew Holecek: Author (authority on meditation, lucid dreaming, dream yoga, death and dying (Arizona)

Mark Hulsether, Ph.D., M.Div, BA.: Professor & Columnist, University of TN, Knoxville 

Sheree Johnson: Columnist, Founder and Director of Gestalt (Ann Arbor, Michigan. Panama City, Florida)

Stevan Jovanovich: Columnist, novelist, (Toronto)

Alfie Kohn: Columnist, writer, educator, Brown University (Rhode Island)        

Alexander P. Lamis, MIT, FAIA, Lamis Architect, founded 2021.  Former Partner – Robert A.M. Stern. (New York City)

Vanessa de Largie: Columnist, Australian author, freelance writer, sex columnist and award winning actress (Melbourne, Australia)

Audrey Leamon: Columnist, master artist (Kansas)

Hualani Janice Mark: Teacher, Mystic, Writer (Ontario, Canada)

Sue Ann Marshall: Artist, Writer, Woodworker, Recovering Alcoholic, Seeker

Dave Meader: Columnistbusiness consultant, computer scientist, education volunteer (California)

Kim McMillon: Columnist, professor (California)

Jennifer Miller, Columnist, social worker (Wayne State University)writer (New Orleans & California)

Peggy Morrison: Writer, Poet (San Francisco)

Ann Noble: Columnist, Actress, Musician, (California)

Patricica OBlack: Columnist, abstract artist. (Missouri)

Ugonma Okoroafor: Columnist/NPJ Intern. (New Jersey)

Charles Ostman, Global Futurist & Strategic Synergist (Sebastopol, Berkeley, California)

Glenn Parris. M.D. and Author & Columnist, expert in Afrofuturism and self-described lifelong sci-fi nerd (Georgia)

Cheri Peters: Writer, poet, artist, sculptor, adventurer, former semi-truck driver. (Nebraska)

Lisa Marie Popp: Columnist, writer, poet, adventurer, former runway model, & librarian, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, University of California at Berkeley. (Michigan)

Keith A. Raymond, MD. Family Physician.  Family and Emergency Physician & writer, volunteering his skills with refugees. (Austria)

Edward Reid II:  Columnist, Film director, Historian (Georgia)

Morgan Kelly Diana Rein, Columnist, Freelance Journalist (New York City Metropolitan Area)

Michele Reynolds: Columnist, Teacher, anthropologist (California)

Barbara Rhine:  Columnist, climate activist, a writer, and a retired lawyer (Oakland, California)

Nathan J. Robinson: British American Journalist, Socialist, Founder & Editor in Chief of Current Affairs (New Orleans)

Signe Ruddy: Columnist, expressionistic artist, poet, mental health professional and lavender farmer (Michigan)

Angie Sanchez: Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner, artist (California)

Keiko Shibata: Columnist, Poet  (Japan)

Randi Sloane: Columnist, actress (New York City)

A. Del Star (nom de plume): Columnist, writer (New Orleans)

Dario Stella (nom de plume): Writer, author (Australia)

Ellen Stone: Columnist, psychotherapist, artist, writer (Michigan)

Elizabeth Szekeres: Columnist, international traveler, writer (Canada) 

Cathy Tenant: Columnist,  Nashville girl who knows the place is more a state of mind than a reality (Tennessee)  

Diana Tenes: Actress/Speaker, Make-up Artist, Costume Designer for Film/TV, Author (California)

Kathryn Thompson: Columnist, over-educated Britartist, poet, writer, etc,  Worked in Aboriginal education at the Red Centre for 25 years. Currently, working as a counselor and therapist. (Northern Territory, Australia)

Barbara Thoulion: Columnistpoly-genre art connoisseur (New Orleans/California)

Barbara Van Doeselaar: Columnist, writer (Michigan)

Donna Walker: Columnist, writer (emeritus- Tennessee)

Vanessa Wester: ColumnistBritish author, teacher, blogger (United Kingdom)

Sandy Whitby: Columnist, writer (Maryland)

Sarah Wise: Columnist, student of philosophy (Australia/Tasmania)

Additional photographers from Pexels, etc., are named in captions under their respective photographs.


CONTACT:  narrative.paths@gmail.com  

LJ Frank can be directly contacted at  lawf1009@gmail.com

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