Author Page

Amber Stone


Amber Stone joined the Bulldog team in 2015 after graduating with an English degree from the University of Maine. She’s a writer, reader, learner and teacher. She lives in Farmington with her two boys.

Annie Twitchell

Co-editor – NORTH

Annie Twitchell is an award-winning writer and photographer from Kingfield, Maine. She has written a number of books and has been featured in several anthologies. She particularly enjoys exploring Maine with her dog, Cricket. 

Amber Soha


Amber Soha is a UMF alumna with an interest in all areas of the publishing world. Her work has been featured in HerWords magzine, Flip Sides, a Wising Up anthology, and on Hamline Lit Link. When she’s not writing, she is baking, wrangling children, or pursuing other creative adventures.

BrookLyn Miller

Website and social media administrator, Contributing Writer

BrookLyn is a Senior at the University of Maine at Farmington, she is double major in Creative writing and English. Her work has been featured in The Ripple a Fem-zine on campus. Her focus is writing film reviews, and art columns. 

Doug Dunlap

Contributing Writer – Foot and Paddle

Doug Dunlap has been hiking, and paddling amidst the Western Mountains of Maine for decades. He has authored five guidebooks about Franklin County and neighboring regions.  His latest book is Hiking Maine’s Four Thousand Footers.  In 2020 he walked 1200 miles in Franklin County, passing through 47 of 48 townships,  to encourage others to seek fresh air and peace of mind in the county’s remarkable outdoor setting. 

Doug’s love of the outdoor life has brought him to the Alaska Range, the Sierras, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Canyonlands of the Southwest, Okeefenokee Swamp and the Everglades; the Long Trail in Vermont, and the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. He and his wife live on an old Maine farm where they keep honeybees. Doug is a former Outward Bound Instructor, and is a Registered Maine Guide.


Contributing Writer – Cooking

Ashley Montgomery is a native Southerner with a deep love for collard greens, hot buttered biscuits and sweet tea. She married a boy from Maine, works at UMF and calls Wilton her home. She loves cooking, feeding people, learning about other folk’s food traditions and will eventually stop being afraid of pressure cookers.

Ben Hanstein

Crime writer

Ben Hanstein has worked at the Daily Bulldog since 2007. He lives in Farmington with his dog Sam and owns the local bookstore Twice Sold Tales. He is usually in the middle of writing a novel.