Here’s who’s behind Alpha Female Society.


Kelly Ann Gonzales the Editor-In-Chief of ALPHA FEMALE SOCIETY.

Born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey, & currently living in New York City, Kelly Ann Gonzales works as an Executive Matchmaker and Dating Consultant. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of ALPHA FEMALE SOCIETY. Her published works include the novels VIDEO GAMES (2014) & THROUGH AN OPAQUE WINDOW (2018), & short fiction publications featured in several literary magazines.  Her experiences with connecting and serving people as a Matchmaker combined with her romantic writing passions have allowed her a unique set of skills & a fresh perspective on the modern dating world.



Sara Monica is the Founder & Editor in Chief of Smallchickbigdeals.com which covers ‘big deals’ in food, fashion, beauty, and more. She’s graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson  University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Sociology. She is so excited to contribute to Alpha Female Society! Follow her @sierrax0x and @smchickbigdeals!


Tannia Suárez is an Education Consultant and co-founder of BEST, LLC. She has a BA in Communications from Tulane University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University. Having had experience in both public relations and education, Tannia decided to create a company and position that allows her to pursue her passions by motivating and helping people achieve success by providing support and accountability through skills development, success coaching and academic tutoring.

Asia Gee AFS Contributor

I’Asia Gee is from the Class of 2014 at Fairleigh Dickinson University (College at Florham). She majors in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology. She loves to travel and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young women. She is the founder of (Empowering Queens ) an organization designed to help guide young women into becoming confident leaders.While encouraging them through mentoring and advice to fulfill their purpose in life.

DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning short story and flash fiction writer published worldwide. DC’s stories have appeared in over ninety anthology and online literary publications, including: Lunch TicketSilver Pen’s Fabula Argentea, Fiction on the Web, and many more“Billy Luck” and “Slapstick Blues” were Semi-Finalists in Screencraft Cinematic Short Story 2017 Contest. “Billy Luck” was nominated for Best of the Net 2017 Anthology and won first place for short story at Defenestrationism’s summer contest of 2016. DC has been awarded an Honorable Mention for “Crow Barn” from the Charles Carter ‘Letters from Post Apocalypse’ Contest for 2017. The international literary site The Missing Slate, in Aug. 2016, honored DC as author of the month for the short story “Boots.” 

Julie Martin is a Saint Paul based poet and public school teacher. Her poetry has appeared in the Wadena Historical Society Poetry Month Celebration and In Want of Jasmine Online. Read her poem, “The Teacher in Room 220” here : https://alphafemalesociety.com/2018/06/24/the-teacher-in-room-220-by-julie-martin/

Coles has published in a variety of magazines and journals across the world. She used to write for Skirt Collective and now focuses her energy on opinion pieces. Read her piece, “What Does it Mean to be a Non-Parent?” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2018/06/28/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-non-parent-by-coles/

Payal Saran smiles to cheeks and is kind of a mingler. Apart from writing, art is where her heart has always laid. Writing gives her tranquility when this World fails to often. Or, a den from these worries could be more apt. Read her piece, “Feminism” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2018/08/02/feminism-by-payal-saran/

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his lovely wife Sylvia who suffers from dementia. While passing the time John writes with dreams of becoming a professional writer so he can provide for his wife and himself and bless others. John has had some nominal success being published by small publishers and being self-published. John’s poetry has appeared in over one hundred outlets. After a hiatus from trying to get his poetry published John is back at work sending out the emails again. This piece Mammy comes from a small unpublished poetry chapbook called “The Sounds Of Silence.” The group of poems talks about things that we normally don’t want to talk about. Front and center is the rape of the African slaves by their masters. While this is a subject most would like to ignore it is part of our American history. In this poem, John tries to reflect the thoughts of a woman who was raped and talking to the children of those encounters.
John’s work can be seen on his Amazon page. https://www.amazon.com/John-Kaniecki/e/B00NV8AU76
John is an activist being at one time a member of Woman’s International League of Peace and Freedom, New Jersey Peace Action and the IWW. John served for eight years as a volunteer missionary to the inner city of Newark, New Jersey.

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014 and was called a “strong and satisfying effort” by Publishers Weekly.

Janna Grace lives in a half-glass barn and her work has been published in The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Plastik Magazine, and Cut a Long Story, among others. She has pieces forthcoming in Eunoia and Ref Eft Review and she teaches writing at Rutgers University. Her debut novel will be published through Quill Press in 2019. For more, visit JannaLiggan.com

Michael T. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English who teaches both writing and film courses.  He has published over 100 pieces (poetry and prose) in over 50 different journals.  He loves to travel.

Raluca Comanelea obtained her MA degree in Literary Studies in the Department of English at UNLV, in Las Vegas. At the present moment, she teaches a variety of English courses on campus. Raluca strives to be an active participant at various regional conferences, lecturing on her favorite field of study, American drama and theatre, with special interests in the scholarship of Tennessee Williams. Her academic work has been published in the Journal of the Far West Popular and American Culture Association. Raluca is also a creative writer. She widely experiments with various forms of fiction, including flash and micro fiction. Her work centers on Western myths and on the human drama taking place behind the closed doors of a dominant culture.

Kat Rowan is passionate about healing, consciousness, the lives of
women, and the planet. When she is not working or writing, she loves
traveling, being in nature, and reading. She is currently writing her
first novel.

Aliza Bridge is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Linguistics and Philosophy.

Leah Holbrook Sackett is an adjunct lecturer in the English department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. This is also where she earned her M.F.A. Her short stories explore journeys toward autonomy and the boundaries placed on the individual by society, family, and self. She has published short stories in several journals including Connotation Press, Blacktop Passages, Halfway Down the Stairs, The Writing Disorder, Crack the Spine, and more. Learn about her published fiction at LeahHolbrookSackett.website and read her piece, “Fore I Came to the Fence” here : https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/06/14/fore-i-came-to-the-fence-by-leah-holbrook-sackett/

Darcy Isla (she/they) is a queer actor-writer based in North Yorkshire, UK. As well as poetry, she writes short stories, fiction, memoir and scripts for stage and screen. She is interested in magic realism and the summoning power of authentic selfhood, and is inspired by poets like Leilah Jane King and Kate Tempest. Her previous written work includes: LOVE, ALBERTA; WAYSIDE; 100 FRIGGIN’ POEMS; IT’S OK TO FALL FOR CAMP BOYS (self-published); LITTLE IRRITANTS (Analog Submission Press). Read her piece, “is live now” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/07/18/is-live-now-by-darcy-isla/

Heather Pease’s debut book of poetry is Out of the Weeds. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Poetry Annual 2019/2020. Her poetry centers on feminism, sexuality, identity, and mental health. Heather aims to make people think about subjects often stigmatized through society. She lives in Southern California and is the host of OC Speakeasy, a poetry venue at the world-famous House of Blues. She is a founding member of OC Poets a community based group dedicated to sharing poetry venues, workshops, and poet features throughout Orange County. Read her piece, “bOObs.” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/07/20/boobs-by-heather-pease/

Shelby Crane is a freelance writer who has written short stories, essays, and is currently working on a novel. You can view her website at www.svcrane.space. Read her piece, “Late Bloomer” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/09/01/late-bloomer-by-shelby-crane/

Eric Forsbergh’s poetry has appeared in JAMA, The Journal of Neurology, and several literary journals. He has been on medical mission trips to Guatemala and Appalachia, and is currently serving as a medical response corps volunteer to combat COVID. Read his piece, “What the Eye Perceives” here: https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/09/14/what-the-eye-perceives-by-eric-forsbergh/

Laura Teodorescu is a literature enthusiast with a love of variety. She likes folk stories from all over the world, symbols, and mystery. Other than reading and writing, she loves cooking, crafting, and has a recent interest in studying languages. Read her piece, “Paper Boats” here : https://alphafemalesociety.com/2020/10/13/paper-boat-by-laura-teodorescu/

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* If you would like to contribute to Alpha Female Society, please contact Kelly at alphafemalesociety@outlook.com or use the contact form below! 🙂 *

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