What is Hallaren Literary Magazine?
We are named in honor of Mary A. Hallaren, Colonel, U.S. Army, She was one of the first women selected to attend Officer Candidate School. She served as the director of personnel for the Women's Army Corps, European Theater, and in 1947, became the Director of the WAC.
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Erikka is a fiction writer, educator, and baseball enthusiast. She is an Air Force veteran. On Active Duty, she served as a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst at Ramstein AB, Kandahar AB, and Langley AFB. In the Reserves, she worked as a Target Graphic Analyst with multiple certifications, to include BDA, CDE, and ITD (IYKYK). She is a civilian now, following her active duty spouse wherever the Air Force sends him. Erikka is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s Mountainview MFA and was the recipient of the program’s Safford Book Prize for best Fiction thesis and the Lynn Safford Memorial Prize. She dabbles in multi-tasking and burning homemade cookies.
Poetry Editor: Joanna
Joanna holds a Ph.D. in British and American literature, specializing in fictional as well as nonfiction travel narratives of the Middle East. She spent eight years in that region, notably two years in Afghanistan, teaching writing, mythology, and public speaking classes to American soldiers and gathering materials for her own memoir, which she is currently completing as part of an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Southern New Hampshire University under the direction of Mark Sundeen. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in journals including Guernica and Prairie Schooner.
Photography Reviewer: Nichole
Capt Nichole K. Timmreck, U.S. Air Force, a JAG officer, has served on active duty for four and half years with assignments in Colorado at the United States Air Force Academy and North Carolina. She currently works as a Victims’ Counsel at Seymour Johnson AFB and Pope AAF. She has also been an Army spouse for over 10 years, following her husband from Germany to Hawaii, where she attended law school, to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters. Nichole has held the title of official family photographer and historian for the last decade and specializes in landscapes and family vacations. While writing and photography have been personal hobbies since she was a child, she hopes to share more of her creativity thanks to platforms like Hallaren.