Sediments Literary-Arts Journal is run by a one-woman staff. Nortina Simmons is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and former Associate Editor for its literary-arts magazine, Sanskrit. She is a creative writer and blogger, and loves to support fellow writers and their dreams. Her favorite writers and poets include Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Staceyann Chin, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lucille Clifton, just to name a few. Her father was a starving artist, and for that reason, new and undiscovered artists hold a special place in her heart.