NPJ is an international literary digital journal initially imagined from the publisher’s global treks & voyages.
Vision & Mission:
Our vision is towards developing an accessible international literary 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 Frank, Publisher – 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, photographer, writer, B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Hilary Bowring, Contributing Editor – Columnist, healer, writer, teacher, market advisor (Canada).
Uriél Danā, Contributing Editor – Columnist, artist, writer, contemporary figurative art curator, former Ambassador to the Arts (US State Department), film director (USA, San Francisco).
Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, Contributing Editor – Columnist, RN, CLNC, cannabis advocate/expert, writer, photographer (USA. New Jersey / New York City).
Kerry McElroy, Contributing Editor – Columnist, Academic, Writer, Editor, PhD Concordia (Montreal), MA Carnegie Mellon, MA Columbia (Canada, Switzerland).
Keiko Shibata, Contributing Editor – Writer, Poet. (Japan/Hong Kong).
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, California)
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 (Long Island, 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, California)
Ralph Greco Jr.: 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)
Haiyada Hon: Poet, (Tennessee)
Mark Hulsether, Ph.D., M.Div, BA.: Professor & Columnist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Arya Indigo (AI nom de plume): Writer
Sheree Johnson: Columnist, Founder and Director of Gestalt (Ann Arbor, Michigan, Panama City, Florida)
Stevan Jovanovich: Columnist, novelist, (Toronto, Canada)
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: Columnist, business 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)
Patricia 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.: 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)
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/Tasmania)
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 Brit, artist, 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: Columnist, poly-genre art connoisseur (New Orleans/California)
Barbara Van Doeselaar: Columnist, writer (Michigan)
Donna Walker: Columnist, writer (emeritus- Tennessee)
Vanessa Wester: Columnist, British 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.