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La Quette http://novelsbylaquette.com 2015 Swirl Awards Bronze winner in Romantic Suspense, 2015 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award Finalist in Erotic Romance, bestselling erotic romance author, LaQuette, is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: Wife, Mother, and Educator. Writing--her escape from everyday madness--has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a graduate degree in English Lit, she'd forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic. She loves hearing from readers and discussing the crazy characters that are running around in her head causing so much trouble. Contact her on Facebook, Twitter, @LaQuetteLikes, her website, www.NovelsbyLaQuette.com, Amazon, her Facebook group, LaQuette's Lounge, and via email at NovelsbyLaQuette@gmail.com. Yes
Diana Davis http://www.nofurylike.com/ 2015 Taos Toolbox graduate, currently at work on No Fury Like, which is in its final stages. War Is Hades will be the second book in the series. No
Katherine McIntyre http://www.katherine-mcintyre.com A modern day Renaissance-woman, Katherine McIntyre has learned soapmaking, beer brewing, tea blending, and most recently roasting coffee. Most of which make sure she’s hydrated and bathed while she spends the rest of her time writing. With a desire to travel and more imagination than she knows what to do with, all the stories jumping around in her head led to the logical route of jotting them down on paper. She writes novels with snarky women, ragtag crews, and guys with bad attitudes. High chances for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. Yes
Elana Johnson http://elanajohnson.com A speculative fiction author under the name Elana Johnson and an inspirational adult romance author under the pen name of Liz Isaacson, her work includes the young adult dystopian romance series Possession, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), Elevated, the Elemental series, the Songs of Life fantasy series, the Redwood Bay romance series, and the Three Rivers Ranch Romance series. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog (www.elanajohnson.com) or Twitter (@ElanaJ). She co-founded the Query Tracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers, a blog written by young adult science fiction and fantasy authors. No
A.C. Rose http://www.acroseauthor.net/ A. C. Rose is a sex and love columnist and author of steamy romances. She is a former editor of a leading women’s sexuality magazine. As an author of romantic fiction she is known for her sizzling hot novellas, such as MY HOT COP, THE BOSS OF ME, and CAVEMAN. In 2017, she is excited to publish two full-length novels: STAY AFTER CLASS and AROUSAL. As a journalist, she has written extensively about love, romance, relationships, and sexual health, as well as male and female desires and fantasies, for major women's magazines and web sites. She pens the “Hot Romance” column for The Three Tomatoes. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), Passionate Ink (PI) and the the Author’s Guild (AG). No
A. L. Kaplan https://alkaplan.wordpress.com/ A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started at an early age and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, A. L. spent many hours developing her ideas before translating them into words. Her stories have been included in several anthologies, including IN A CAT’S EYE, YOUNG ADVENTURERS: HEROES, EXPLORERS, AND SWASHBUCKLERS, and SUPPOSE: DRABBLES, FLASH FICTION, AND SHORT STORIES, as well as INDIES UNLIMITED’S FLASH FICTION. You can find her poems in DRAGONFLY ARTS MAGAZINE’s 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions, and the BALTICON 49 and 50 BSFAN. She is the President of the Maryland Writers’ Association’s Howard County Chapter and holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, A. L. is the props manager for a local theatre. This proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog. Read A. L.’s short works and poems at alkaplan.wordpress.com. Twitter: @alkaplanauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorA.L.Kaplan/ Yes
Susan Griffith http://www.clayandsusangriffith.com/ ABOUT US We are a married couple who have written together for nearly two decades. Our credits include novels such as the VAMPIRE EMPIRE series (Pyr Books) and the CROWN & KEY trilogy (Del Rey). We've written numerous short stories for anthologies, some featuring noted genre characters such as Kolchak the Night Stalker and The Phantom. We have also scripted comics including The Tick, The Simpsons, Allan Quatermain, and Vincent Price Presents. And we've written scripts for the television/web series Monster Creature Feature. We met one day at a bookstore over a copy of The Uncanny X-Men #201. Later we were married in Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. We share a love of romantic pulp adventure and classic movies. Susan is a native of upstate New York and a graduate in SUNY-Albany in English. Clay is from North Carolina and has a master's degree in African History from NC State University. Yes
Aidee Ladnier http://www.aideeladnier.com Aidee Ladnier began writing fiction at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing. No
Alexandra Christian http://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com Alexandra Christian is an author of mostly paranormal romance, dark fantasy and horror. A self-proclaimed “Southern Belle from Hell,” Lexxx is a native South Carolinian who lives with a ghost hunter and an epileptic wiener dog. She has published several novels, novellas and short stories various publishers. She also wears an editor’s hat as A.C. Thompson. Recently, she’s been conquering the self-publishing world as one half of Little Red Hen Romance. Lexxx’s long-term aspirations are to one day be a best-selling authoress and part-time pinup girl. Questions, comments and complaints are most welcome at her website: http://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com/ Yes
Alexis Glynn Latner http://www.alexisglynnlatner.com/ Alexis Glynn Latner's science fiction novel Hurricane Moon was published by Pyr in 2007 and again by Avendis Press in 2014 with a sequel, Downfall Tide, in December 2015. Her science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery stories have appeared in the magazines Analog and Amazing and various anthologies and now as e-books. She teaches creative writing and lives in Houston, Texas. Yes
Amelia Smith https://www.ameliasmith.net Amelia Smith writes articles about Martha's Vineyard, books about dragons, and blog posts about nothing in particular. Yes
Angela Shelley http://www.angelashelley.net Angela Shelley lives in Southern California with her husband and their twins. She grew up in the piney forests of southern British Columbia, studying tiny blue bells, dodging hidden cacti, and imagining fantasy worlds in her back yard. Angela studied biology and professional writing and went on to write grant proposals and software manuals before writing fiction. Angela’s books in the Ennara series silver medals at the 2013 and 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for best pre-teen ebook. If you'd like to be the first to know about new releases, giveaways, being on Angela's street team, and other fun, sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HQ6P5. You can also find Angela on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Visit Angela's website at angelamyron.com or contact her at myronangela@gmail.com. Yes
Anna Erishkigal http://www.Anna-Erishkigal.com Anna Erishkigal is a recovering attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.' Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge. At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off. Yes
Cindy Lynn Speer http://www.apenandfire.com Author of The Chocolatier's Wife and other books and stories, outside of writing I love to practice historical swordsmanship, travel, and drink way too much tea. I collect books in lieu of a retirement plan. I never have enough shelf space. Yes
Miriam Greystone http://www.miriamgreystone.com Author of the recently released TRUTHSIGHT, Miriam Greystone writes urban fantasy filled with magic, romance and the occasional centaur. She fuels her creativity with an insatiable appetite for reading and frequent episodes of Doctor Who. She lives just outside of Washington DC with her husband and children, and when she isn’t hunched over her laptop, she can often be found baking or going on long hikes with her family. Yes
Catherine McLean http://www.CatherineEmclean.com Author, Writing Instructor, Workshop Speaker - See Hub Website at http://www.CatherineEmclean.com or http://www.WritersCheatSheets.com Novels JEWELS OF THE SKY and KARMA AND MAYHEM - short story anthology ADRADA TO ZOOL - novella HEARTS AKILTER Yes
Danielle Ackley-McPhail http://www.sidhenadaire.com Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Her published works include six novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court, The Redcaps’ Queen, and Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo collections A Legacy of Stars, Consigned to the Sea, Flash in the Can, and Transcendence, the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Gaslight & Grimm, Dragon’s Lure, and In an Iron Cage. Her short stories are included in numerous other anthologies and collections. She is a member of Broad Universe, a writer’s organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres. In addition to her literary acclaim, she crafts and sells original costume horns under the moniker The Hornie Lady, at literary conventions, on commission, and wholesale. Danielle lives in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail and three extremely spoiled cats. She can be found on Facebook (Danielle Ackley-McPhail) and Twitter (DMcPhail, BadAssFaeries, eSpecBooks, and TheHornieLady). To learn more about her work, visit www.sidhenadaire.com, www.especbooks.com or www.badassfaeries.com. Yes
Christie Meierz http://christiemeierz.com Award-winning author Christie Meierz writes best-selling space opera and science fiction romance set in a civilization of empaths on the edge of a dystopic Earth empire. Her published works include her bestselling debut novel, The Marann, its sequels, and two prequel short stories published in Into Tolari Space ~ The First Contact Stories. Her most recent novel, Farryn’s War, released on September 22, 2015. Christie has spent a night and/or eaten a meal in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her mathematician husband and an assortment of stuffies. When she’s not writing, she writes about writing on her blog, Meierz Musings (christiemeierz.com/blog), and Facebook (facebook/christie.meierz and facebook/tolarispace), where she welcomes comments and friend requests. No
Kathy Bryson https://kathybryson.wordpress.com/ Award-winning romantic fantasy writer exploring new ground! Also writing instructor, student newspaper adviser, and general feline factotum. No
Barbara A. Barnett http://babarnett.com Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, Odyssey Writing Workshop alum, coffee addict, wine lover, bad movie mocker, and all-around geek. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, Fantasy Magazine, and Black Static. Barbara lurks about the Philadelphia area and has been known to frequently burst into song. Yes
Randee Dawn http://www.randeedawn.com Based in Brooklyn, I am an entertainment reporter for publications including Today.com, NBCNews.com, Variety, The Los Angeles Times and Emmy Magazine. In previous incarnations I also wrote for Soap Opera Digest and The Boston Phoenix, E! Online, New Musical Express and Mojo. I contributed to a French book about American television, Les Series Tele and co-authored (with Susan Green) The Law & Order: SVU Unofficial Companion. I am also an author of fiction works including the short story/poetry compilation Home for the Holidays, and am currently represented by Bridget Smith at Dunham Literary. My degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University is occasionally useful, though I’m pleased to have a paralegal certificate from New York University. Currently, I reside with the love of my life and an adorable West Highland Terrier (who is also quite lovable). Yes
Brett James http://brettjames.com Brett James makes irrationally large art installations that he has installed in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, England, and Croatia. He has written and directed six films and been honored at a dozen festivals. He was raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
V. Hartman DiSanto http://vhartmandisanto.com/ By day V. Hartman DiSanto is an advocate for appropriate early education and by night she is a procrastinating writer. She is the proud author of several young adult speculative fiction novels in varying stages of editing, which she may some day complete. She also is a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and founder of the 270 Corridor Writers, in both of which she urges others to write and edit their own literary works. Her publication credits include several short stories for small press anthologies.
C. L. Lynch http://www.cllynch.com C. L. Lynch is a thirty-something awkward introvert. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband, two kids, various pets, and far too many unwashed dishes. Her first novel was a fifty-page abomination called "Follow the Animals Home", which she wrote when she was ten years old. Thankfully, it was never published. "Chemistry" is the first novel she has actually dared to show the public. You can learn more about her upcoming books at www.cllynch.com. Yes
Carol Ann aka CA Fichtelman CA Fichtelman is a legal editor and writer. Her stories have appeared in Dream Fantasy International, Wisconsin Review, and many online literary magazines and journals. She writes speculative fiction as well as contemporary, mainstream stories. Currently, she is "shopping" around her speculative novella and a mainstream novel based on her life growing up in Ohio as a police officer's daughter. However, scifi/fantasy remains her holy grail. No
Cara McKinnon http://caramckinnon.com Cara McKinnon wrote her first fantasy romance at the age of six, about a unicorn couple that falls in love and has adventures (there is also pie). Now she writes about humans falling in love and having adventures, but she can't quite stop including magic. She loves history and historical romance, so she decided to set her books in an alternate Victorian era where magic is not only real, but a part of everyday life. Cara attended the best writing school in the world, Seton Hill University, where she received an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction and found her writing tribe. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake. Visit her on her website caramckinnon.com, where you can find more information about the Fay of Skye series, writing and romance, and ways to get in touch! Yes
Carole Ann Moleti http://caroleannmoleti.com Carole Ann Moleti lives and works as a nurse-midwife in New York City, thus explaining her fascination with all things paranormal, urban fantasy, and space opera. Her nonfiction focuses on health care, politics, and women's issues. But her first love is writing science fiction and fantasy because walking through walls is less painful than running into them. The first book in Carole's Cape Cod paranormal romance novel series, The Widow's Walk, was published by Soulmate and is now out as an e book and in print. The prequel, Breakwater Beach, will be released in early 2016. Urban fantasies set in the world of Carole's novels have been featured in Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance, Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft, and Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires. Yes
Carrie Pack http://www.carriepack.com Carrie is the author of two novels—Designs On You and In the Present Tense—and a part-time college professor. She recently left her job in marketing to actively pursue her writing career. Her early career focused on advertising, journalism, and public relations while she also did freelance writing for businesses in the nonprofit sector. Carrie lives in Florida, which she fondly calls America’s Wang, with her husband and four cats. Yes
Catherine Lundoff http://www.catherinelundoff.com/ Catherine Lundoff is a Minneapolis-based award-winning writer and editor. Her stories and articles have appeared in such venues as The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories, The Cainite Conspiracies, Callisto, Tales of the Unanticipated, Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror and SF Signal. Her books include Silver Moon and Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and other venues. Yes
Chrysoula Tzavelas http://www.dreamfarmer.net/ Chrysoula Tzavelas went to twelve schools in twelve years while growing up as an Air Force brat, and she never met a library she didn't like. She now lives near Seattle with cats, dogs, adults and children. They graciously allow her a few hours to write everyday and one day she'll have time to do other things again, too. She likes combed wool, bread dough, and gardens, but she also likes technology, games and space. This probably goes hand in hand with liking Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett and Iain Banks. Yes
Rissa Brahm http://rissabrahm.com Contemporary romance writer Rissa Brahm grew up in New York and has since lived in all four corners of the United States, and beyond. e beautiful paradise of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—the core setting of her hot & heartfelt debut series, Paradise South—is Rissa’s most recent and beloved home. When not chained-by-choice to her MacBook, she is embarking on out- door adventures with her husband and little girl, laughing to tears with a good rom com, eating amazing Indian food with something chocolate for dessert; reading good, hot scorchers in bed; biking, long walks, and yoga; zoning out to killer music from across the decades and the globe; and getting lost only to discover a new exciting route home again. You can connect with Rissa on Facebook, Twitter or by email anytime by heading to www.RissaBrahm.com. No
D. H. Timpko http://www.dhtimpko.com D. H. Timpko is the author of “The Firma Twins and the Purple Staff of Death,” a science fiction novel for children aged 9-13 in which identical twins learn they have fantastical powers far beyond anything they could have imagined. She is completing the second Firma twins novel, “The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment.” A retired journalist and technical writer, Timpko is a member of SCBWI, the Writers-Editors Network, Broad Universe, and the Yellow Brick Road, an online critique group for children’s writers. She has won awards for several children’s and adult short stories. Her family newsletter, “Chez Timpko News,” won the APEX award for publication excellence in 2013-2016. She looks forward to a future when time travel resolves the dilemma of not having enough time to do what she loves most—writing, reading, watching films, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, wonderful husband, and intellectually challenged pets. She has no regrets about not having time to clean house. Yes
Claire Count Developing writer in Atlanta GA No
Liz (L. D.) Colter http://www.lizcolter.com/ Due to a varied work background, Liz can boast a modest degree of knowledge about harnessing, hitching, and working draft horses, canoe expeditioning, and medicine. She's also worked as a rollerskating waitress and knows more about concrete than you might suspect. Liz is a Writers of the Future winner and her short stories, which have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, span a wide range of SF/F sub-genres. Her novels -- written under the name L. D. Colter -- explore the dark/weird/magic realism that currently dominates her own reading (think Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers, China Mieville, and Jeff VanderMeer), or the epic fantasy she grew up reading and loving. Her debut novel "A Borrowed Hell" was released March, 2017 by Shirtsleeve Press. Yes
Elizabeth Smith http://elizabethosmith.com E. O. Smith is the pseudonym of Olivia Raymond, using her first and middle name backward. She’s been producing story based video games since 2011, and has edited and written for commercial and personal projects since then under the corporation Cherubim Scribes. Elizabeth has since branched out into magazine and book publishing under the imprint Radiant Crown Publishing in 2016. She loves poodles, chocolate, and all things dark and poetic. Yes
Elaine Reardon https://elainereardon.wordpress.com Elaine is a poet, herbalist, and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Her new chapbook, The Heart is a Nursery For Hope, published September 2016, recently won first honors from Flutter press as the top seller of the year. Elaine was a featured poet in the January 2017 issue of stanzaicstylings.com ezine, and has won or placed in several poetry competitions, including Writer’s Digest, and Poet Seat. Elaine also published global curriculum through University of Massachusetts Press.e No
Elaine Isaak http://www.theDarkApostle.com Elaine Isaak is the author of The Singer's Crown (Eos, 2005), and its sequels, as well as the "Tales of Bladesend" epic novellas comprising Joenna's Ax in full-length, and Winning the Gallows Field. As E. C. Ambrose, she writes "The Dark Apostle" historical fantasy novels about medieval surgery, which began with Elisha Barber (DAW 2013), and continue with Elisha Magus (2014), Elisha Rex (2015), and two forthcoming volumes. Her short fiction has won the Tenebris Press Flash Fiction contest and appeared in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series, Fireside magazine and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. A graduate of the Odyssey Speculative Fiction workshop, she has returned to teach there as well. In addition to writing and teaching about writing, Elaine works part time as an adventure guide and rock climbing instructor. Yes
Elektra Hammond http://www.untilmidnight.com Elektra Hammond emulates her multi-sided idol Buckaroo Banzai by going in several directions at once. She’s been involved in publishing since the 1990s— now she writes, concocts anthologies, reviews movies, and edits science fiction for various and sundry. When not freelancing or appearing at science fiction conventions, she travels the world judging cat shows. Elektra lives in Delaware with her husband, Mike, and more than the usual allotment of felines. Yes
Elizabeth Black https://www.amazon.com/author/elizabethblack Elizabeth Black writes erotic fiction. She uses the pseudonym E. A. Black to write dark fiction and horror. Her erotic fiction has been published by Xcite Books (U. K.), Cleis Press, House Of Erotica (U. K.), Circlet Press, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine (U. K.), and other publishers. Her dark fiction and horror have appeared in Kizuna: Fiction For Japan, Stupefying Stories, Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales Of Body Enhancements Gone Bad, Midnight Movie Creature Feature 2, Teeming Terrors, The Journal for the New England Horror Writers Vol. 3, Voluted Tales, and Mirages: Tales From Authors Of The Macabre (edited by Trent Zelazny). She also works as a non-fiction sex and relationships writer. Her articles about sex, erotica, and relationships have appeared in Good Vibrations Magazine, Alternet, CarnalNation, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Sexis Magazine, On The Issues, Sexy Mama Magazine, and Circlet blog. She also writes sex toys reviews for several sex toys companies. She has appeared as a speaker at numerous conventions including Balticon, Arisia, NoVaCon, SheVaCon, JohnCon, and two Worldcons. Visit her on the web at https://www.amazon.com/author/elizabethblack (erotic fiction) and http://amazon.com/author/eablack. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and three cats. The beach calls to her every day, and she takes inspiration from it. Yes
Elizabeth Crowens http://www.elizabethcrowens.com Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, book one in the Time Traveler Professor series, an alternate history "X Files" for the 19th century novel published by MX Publishing in London. Recently she won First Prize in the Goethe Awards for Turn of the Century Historical Fiction and was on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal Awards and Ozma Awards for Fantasy Fiction. She received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers and writes the column, The Poison Apple, for Blackgate.com. A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, she’s also an alumnus of Algonkian workshops and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and a member of the Horror Writers Association and Mystery Writers of America. An active Sherlockian, she’s lectured on Arthur Conan Doyle, belongs to several Sherlockian groups, and is an independent scholar on Eastern and Western mysticism and Jungian psychology. A blackbelt in martial arts, she’s lived in Japan. Currently, she lives in New York City. Yes
Elizabeth Tudor http://www.elizabeth-tudor.com Elizabeth Tudor (full name Lala Elizabeth Tudor Hassenberg) – science fiction, horror, mystery and adventure writer. She was born in Azerbaijani-Jewish family in July 26th, 1978. Elizabeth Tudor got her first Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence from AIU in 1998. Later she graduated from Florida International University with Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and University of Miami School of Law. She started her creativity in 1994. Her first science fiction novel, “War of Times”, was published in 2001. Later on were published her two books – “Elects of Heavens”, the first volume of trilogy and “Murderer Chupacabra”, the collection of fantastic and adventure stories. Elizabeth Tudor’s first historical-fiction novel, “Secrets of Underwater Caspian”, was successfully published in the following year along with with science-fiction novel “Seven Envoys”. 2005 was marked by the publication of the second and third volume of trilogy – “Exiles of Heavens” and “Masters of Heavens”. The science-fiction novel “Collision” and collection of stories and short novels “The Shadow of Centuries” were published in 2007. In the following years Elizabeth Tudor was working under the series of historical-fiction novels named Saros. Nowadays were published three books of Saros – “Kevin Connor”, “Aaron Shmuel” and “Barack Kellerman”. Yes
Ellen Larson http://www.ellenlarson.net Ellen Larson’s short fiction has appeared in Yankee, AHMM (Barry Award finalist) and Big Pulp. She has also authored the NJ Mysteries and The Measure of the Universe. Her current book is In Retrospect, a dystopian mystery (“Carefully crafted whodunit” -PW Starred). Larson worked as a language editor in Egypt for seventeen years and is now editor of the Poisoned Pencil. Today she lives in an off-grid cabin in upstate New York, enjoying the solitude. Yes
Krista Wallace Fantasy writer, actor, musician
Sekji Ani https://sites.google.com/site/sekjianissciencefictionnovel/ For the past 10 years, Sekji Ani has taught art at a university in the southwest US. Previous to this appointment, she earned her MFA in visual arts, also teaching art at a Boys and Girls Club in Providence and at a Spanish Language School in Tangiers. Sekji learned Arabic with a 10 year residence in Morocco and Polish while living near Krakow. When not exhibiting, writing, or walking her dog, she studies Shotokan Karate, Japanese weaponry, and magic. Yes
Gabrielle Mathieu http://gabriellemathieu.com Gabrielle Mathieu lived on three continents by the age of eight. She’d experienced the bustling bazaars of Pakistan, the serenity of Swiss mountain lakes, and the chaos of the immigration desk at the JFK airport. Perhaps that’s why she developed an appetite for the unusual and disorienting. Her fantasy books are grounded in her experience of different cultures and interest in altered states of consciousness (mostly white wine and yoga these days). The Falcon Flies Alone is her debut novel. Yes
Gwen Whiting http://ironangel.net Gwen Whiting has always regarded the deep rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula the one place that she feels most at home. Gwen grew up in small towns across the Pacific Northwest, going to slug races and strawberry festivals when she wasn't scribbling on any scrap of paper she could come by. She boasts the dubious distinction of going to a public school with only eight students, learning Irish sea chanteys from a man who sang with the Clancy Brothers, and catching tadpoles during classes. Her adult life is generally just about as much fun. She lives in the City of Destiny (better known as Tacoma, Washington). Her hobbies include wandering beaches, baking pies and lampworking, or creating glass beads. Gwen's first novel, The Universal Mirror, is available through Rara Avis Publishing. Yes
Leslie Varney Having been raised by hippies (yes, it sometimes did resemble being raised by wolves), my education was deeply impacted by my family's love of the English language and literature. As a literary agent, my focus is primarily on evocative stories told with interesting and varied voices. I am open to any type of stories, but am particularly drawn to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a passion for weirdness and a love of mash-ups. Yes
Allegra Gulino http://www.convergenceepic.com I am an up and coming author of the Convergence Epic. It is a Sci-Fi journey about a progressive General striving to change an oppressive Empire from the inside. See author website Yes
Lauren Jankowski https://laurenjankowski.com/ I have been an avid reader for most of my life. I have been writing fiction since high school, when I noticed a lack of strong women (especially adoptees and asexual women) in the popular genre books. When I'm not writing or researching, I enjoy reading (particularly anything relating to ancient myths and all things Tolkien) or taking a long walk. I also participate in activism for asexual visibility (I am the founder of Asexual Artists on Tumblr and WordPress. She is also one of the founders of Pack of Aces) and feminist causes. My debut novel was "Sere from the Green," the first volume in my ongoing series "The Shape Shifter Chronicles." Yes
Jayne Fury http://www.jaynefury.com I was born in suburban NY, I moved West because I’m claustrophobic. I’m left handed, I reckoned the left coast would work out. I’ve lived out here since I finished uni where I studied modern language to be a teacher. I did a year in Italy for that at the American University of Rome. I first moved to the desert Southwest which was lovely but hot. Damn hot. Now I’m in the damp and temperate Pacific Northwest where I hike whenever I can and keep chickens on my little urban “farm”. I’m a graphic designer by trade and do all of my own book covers. Factoids: I had a lunar lander on my 7th birthday cake because the men had walked on the moon only the day before… for the first time. This Christmas my grown children got me Star Trek admiral pips. TNG, in case you were wondering. I have a strong sense of whimsy reflected by the Star Trek garden gnomes that sit on my desk reminding me to write or die. The gnome Gorn is especially convincing. I have an obsession with colored pens. I was once a personal chef. I blog as often as I can about women and archetypes in a series called Femme Friday (jaynefury.com) and invite other authors to guest and talk about their strong female characters. Check us out on Fridays at the blog. In 2013 I walked from Léon to Santiago de Campostela, Spain. I did it again in the Spring of 2015 and walked from St Jean Pied de Port, France back to Santiago. It’s a long walk along the ancient pilgrimage trail of St James. I have been gathering materials for a historical romance series set along The Way. Also, it’s a great excuse to eat jamon and cheese all day and not gain weight. No
Monica Pierce http://stalkingfiction.com I write fantasy and sci-fi novels and short stories about love, magic, adventure, and kicking the shit out of evil. No
Jo-Ann Carson http://www.Jo-AnnCarson.com I've been addicted to Sci-Fi since I watched my first episode of Star Trek. Captain Kirk conquered the day, and Spok's other-worldliness my heart. Fast-forward to 2016 ... I'm binging on 12 Monkeys and post-apoc stories are sprouting in my head like Triffids. I love the freedom of world-building. I've been writing suspense stories for the last five years and am currently writing my first post-apoc. That about sums it up, but you can learn a lot more about me on my other SM platforms. Where can you find me? website / other blog / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter ... writing on Vancouver Island, Canada. I'd love to hear from you. You can connect with me on any of those platforms or e-mail me directly: connect@Jo-AnnCarson.com See author website Yes
Sandra Grayson http://multiverse.speculatorxpublishing.com In A Multiverse of Time, Sandra M. Grayson captures unlimited possibilities. Each story in this chapbook is set on planet Earth in parallel universes. Each universe is part of a larger multiverse where events have unfolded differently. These imaginative works are parables of the multiverse. For reviews and more details, visit the following publisher's webpage on which this intriguing book is featured: http://multiverse.speculatorxpublishing.com. Grayson's additional publications include the books Visions of the Third Millennium; Symbolizing the Past; A Literary Revolution; Sparks of Resistance, Flames of Change; and numerous articles. Yes
Jeremy Flagg http://www.remyflagg.com It started with single comic book. My mother was determined to make a reader out of me. Shunning traditional literature at a young age, my mother placed X-Men Classic #69 in my lap and for the first time I was exposed to the phrases, “Mutants,” “BAMF,” and “SNIKT.” From that moment on, I imagined my enrollment at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters at 1407 Graymalkin Lane. By middle school I was devouring fantasy and science fiction faster than I could check them out of the library. However, my first love remained comic books. I began writing my own comics with my best friend, and by the end of my eighth grade year, I had written over a hundred issues of the superhero series that would eventually become Children of Nostradamus. Meanwhile, I spent my Tuesday’s at the grocery store, rummaging the racks, reading any comic put on the shelf. Working as a high school teacher provided me with an uncanny amount of great dialogue. The antics of teenagers in a suburban setting became the background of my first published book, Suburban Zombie High. Having started working at a second suburban school, the sequel, Suburban Zombie High: The Reunion was published. I became known as a geek before it was a trend. During college Jeremy would be shortened to Remy as friends discovered my goal of reading every X-Men comic. Being able to explain the many relationships of Scott Summers and his multi-dimensional children became a badge of honor. I came to writing late in my professional career. For a short period I majored in Creative Writing but eventually turned to Graphic Design for my career. It wasn’t until 2006 that I participated in my first NaNoWriMo writing an epic science fiction novel. Later I would use the opportunity to write Suburban Zombie High and my first draft of Children of Nostradamus. Now I am the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison to the Massachusetts Metrowest Region. I also belong the New England Horror Writer’s Association where I’m known as the sarcastic zombie author. I also partake in a weekly writing group called the Metrowest Writers where people are flabbergasted by my love of comics and scifi. No
James Livingood http://longtailwriting.com James was born in Montana, raised with three brothers, and provided trouble for two parents. In his 20's he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He then moved out to Seattle after college and started a life. In 2014, he started to write full time. No
Jean Marie Ward http://JeanMarieWard.com Jean Marie Ward writes fiction, nonfiction and everything in between, including novels (2008 Indie Book double-finalist WITH NINE YOU GET VANYR) and art books. Her stories appear in numerous anthologies, such as ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS, THE CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK VS. ALIENS, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF TALES FROM THE VATICAN VAULTS, and the award-winning HELLEBORE & RUE. The former editor of CRESCENT BLUES, she is a frequent contributor of video interviews and short subjects to BUZZYMAG.com. Her website is JeanMarieWard.com. Yes
Jody Lynn Nye http://www.jodylynnnye.com Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker. For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. During her time at WFBN, she was part of the engineering team that built the station, acted as Technical Director during live sports broadcasts, and worked to produce in-house spots and public service announcements. Since 1987 she has published over 45 books and more than 140 short stories. Among the novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, Mythology 101, Mythology Abroad, Higher Mythology (the three collected by Meisha Merlin Publishing as Applied Mythology), Advanced Mythology, The Magic Touch, and three medical science fiction novels, Taylor’s Ark, Medicine Show and The Lady and the Tiger. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military science fiction novel, the first of The Wolfe Pack series. Jody also wrote The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, a non-fiction-style guide to the world of internationally best-selling author Anne McCaffrey’s popular world. She also collaborated with Anne McCaffrey on four science fiction novels, The Death of Sleep, Crisis On Doona, Treaty At Doona and The Ship Who Won, and wrote a solo sequel to The Ship Who Won entitled The Ship Errant. Jody co-authored the Visual Guide to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony. She has edited two anthologies, humorous stories about mothers in science fiction, fantasy, myth and legend, entitled Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear!, and Launch Pad, an anthology of science fiction stories co-edited with Mike Brotherton. She wrote eight books with the late Robert Lynn Asprin, License Invoked, a contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans, and seven set in Asprin’s Myth Adventures universe: Myth-Told Tales (anthology), Myth Alliances, Myth-Taken Identity, Class Dis-Mythed, Myth-Gotten Gains, Myth Chief, and Myth-Fortunes. Since Asprin’s passing, she has published Myth-Quoted, Dragons Deal and Dragons Run (Ace Books), third and fourth in Asprin’s Dragons series. Her newest series is the Lord Thomas Kinago books, beginning with View From the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel. Her newest books are Rhythm of the Imperium, third in the Lord Thomas Kinago series; an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant! (Event Horizon), Wishing on a Star, part of the Stellar Guild series,with Angelina Adams, (Arc Manor Press) and a collection of holiday stories, A Circle of Celebrations (WordFire Press) , and her novella in the second in the Clan of the Claw series, Tooth and Claw. Coming next in the pipeline is the next Myth-Adventures novel, Myth-Fits, scheduled for June 2016. Over the last twenty or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and being published at science-fiction conventions. She has also spoken in schools and libraries around the north and northwest suburbs. In 2007 she taught fantasy writing at Columbia College Chicago. She also runs the two-day writers workshop at DragonCon. Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer, military historian and book packager, and a black cat, Jeremy. Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye. Yes
John Hartness http://www.johnhartness.com John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, the Bubba the Monster Hunter series of short stories and novellas, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novella series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad anthology series, among other projects. In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fictions “misfit toys.” In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and playing Magic: the Gathering. Yes
Jude McLaughlin http://www.judemclaughlin.com Jude McLaughlin is an author of speculative fiction web serials, novels, and short fiction. Raised in a town in Delaware whose name no two people pronounce the same way, she now lives and writes in a town in Massachusetts whose name no one from out of state can pronounce. Her work includes the ongoing web serial Wonder City Stories with its accompanying interludes—short fiction outside the main story arcs—and spinoff series. Her first novel, Wonder City Stories, is derived from this serial. Yes
Kate Baray http://www.katebaray.com/ Kate Baray writes urban & paranormal fantasy, frequently with a romantic twist. She writes and lives in Austin, Texas with her pack of pointers and a bloodhound. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but writing is her passion. When she’s not writing, she volunteers with a search and rescue team, sweeps up hairy dust bunnies, and watches British mysteries. Kate also writes contemporary fantasy romance as Cate Lawley and thrillers as K.D. Baray. Connect with Kate! Facebook: /KateBaray Twitter: @KateBarayAuthor Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/WD6UD Yes
Kate Kaynak http://www.katekaynak.com/ KATE KAYNAK was born and raised in New Jersey, but she managed to escape. After serving a five-year sentence in graduate school, she taught psychology around the world for University of Maryland. While in Izmir, Turkey, she started up a conversation with a handsome stranger in an airport… and ended up marrying him. They now live in New Hampshire with their three kids, where she founded Spencer Hill Press in 2010, co-founded Tulip Publishing in 2014, and wrote the Ganzfield series (Minder, Adversary, Legacy, Accused, Operative, and Soulmate). She also facilitates leadership development programs in several states through The Jennings Group. In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, writing, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers. Yes
Kathy Porter http://www.grayguardians.com/aboutauthor.html Kathy Porter grew up in Endicott, New York, the birthplace of IBM and only a short distance from where one of her favorite TV series creators, Rod Serling, was raised. Kathy’s lifelong interest in science fiction ignited when her father, a science teacher, showed her craters on the moon and taught her about the constellations. She grew up watching science fiction movies and TV shows. Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles was her first delve into a science fiction novel, and she has been hooked ever since. “I think I was born telling stories” Kathy explained during a recent interview. “As second to the oldest of seven children, the girls all slept in one bedroom. I loved making up bedtime stories with an eerie edge to frighten my sisters: tales about fairies, leprechauns, and aliens.” In September of 1961, reports of Barney and Betty Hill’s alien abduction claims took the media by storm. Kathy has been fascinated by their story of science fiction turned reality and “are we alone?” “The concept of the Gray Guardians Series initially came to me in a dream that lingered in my mind for hours. Finally I told my husband about it over coffee and explained to him that if it were a book, I would love to read it. He said, ‘If you want to read it, you have to write it.’ With his encouragement and support, Earth’s Ultimate Conflict came to fruition. That’s how the Gray Guardians Series began.” Science fiction fans of all ages are applauding the appearance of this bold new voice for the genre. The Gray Guardians Series: Earth’s Ultimate Conflict Escape From Nuur The third book in Gray Guardians Series will be released 2016 Yes
Kendra L. Saunders http://www.kendralsaunders.com Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can't learn karate (or ballroom dancing). She's the author of the Alien Pop Star series, magic realism novel Inanimate Objects, the dark comedy Death and Mr. Right, and the poetry collection Geminis and Past Lives. Find her online at www.kendralsaunders.com, on Twitter at @kendrybird, and on Instagram at @kendralsaunders Yes
Kerrigan Valentine http://www.amazon.com/Kerrigan-Valentine/e/B0086W37VS Kerrigan Valentine lives in California with her partner. She divides her time between writing, occasional teaching, seasonal viticulture positions, and learning how to cook with limited success. No
Khaled Talib http://www.khaledtalibthriller.com Khaled Talib is a former journalist with local and international exposure. He has worked full time for magazines, and his articles have been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide, while his short stories have appeared in literary journals and magazines. Khaled is a member of the Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association. He is represented by The Evan Marshall Literary Agency for foreign translation and other subsidiary rights.
K'Anne Meinel http://www.kannemeinel.com K’Anne Meinel is the BEST SELLING author of LAWYERED, REPRESENTED, SMALL TOWN ANGEL, BLOWN AWAY, DOCTORED, and SAPPHIC SURFER as well as several other books including her first SHIPS which was written over the course of two weeks. A gypsy at heart she has lived in many locations and plans to continue doing that. Videos of several of her books are available on You Tube outlining some of the locations of her books and telling a little bit more…giving the readers insight into her mind as she created these wonderful stories. Yes
Laurel Anne Hill http://www.laurelannehill.com Laurel Anne Hill's award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," was published by KOMENAR in 2007. Her published short stories and nonfiction pieces total forty and have appeared in a variety of publications (most recently in "Fault Zone," "A Bard Day's Knight," "Horror Addicts Guide to Life," and "Shanghai Steam"). "Shanghai Steam," nominated for an Aurora Award in 2013, is recommended by "Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction." Laurel has served as a writing workshop mentor and/or panelist at many science fiction/fantasy conventions since 2007. She is the Literary Stage Manager for the annual San Mateo County Fair, a speaker, writing contest judge, and occasional proofreader/assistant copy editor. For more about her go to http://www.laurelannehill.com. Yes
Lauren Harris http://www.laurenbharris.com Lauren was raised by an impulsive furniture mover and an itinerant TV News professional in a string of homes up and down the East Coast of the United States. Eventually settling (sort of) in Raleigh, NC, Lauren befriended a band of whimsical nerds who found themselves de-facto beta readers for her scribblings. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied English and Classics, Lauren moved to Tokyo, Japan for three years. While there, she studied Japanese, taught English, and fell in love with the hot drink section in the vending machines. Now, Lauren balances a day-job of Cardiac Ultrasound with her passion for writing and other creative persuits. She is the author of The Millroad Academy Exorcists novella series and an Assistant Editor at Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Her narration and voice acting can be heard on Audible.com, EscapePod, and various short fiction podcasts. Keep up with Lauren on her podcast, Words of a Feather, or her website, www.laurenbharris.com.
Lee Hillman Lee C. Hillman is a contributing editor and author in the Bad-Ass Faeries series (Dark Quest Books), as well as the anthology, TV Gods (Fortress Publishing). As Gwendolyn Grace, she is also a singer-songwriter, an avid fanfiction author, and a conference planner. In her third alter-ego, Lee Carter Browne, she is a theatrical and radio (voice) actor. She is the President of HPEF, Inc., an organization that produced Harry Potter conventions between 2003 and 2012. She is also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Since September, 2008, she was a player-author and moderator in the journal-based role-playing game, HP Alternity, on Dreamwidth.org, which reached its planned conclusion in September, 2015. She is currently obsessed with "Hamilton! An American Musical", which has renewed her love for all things American Revolutionary War. Yes
Leona R Wisoker http://www.leonawisoker.com Leona R. Wisoker started out as a writer when she was eight. Her parents made the deadly mistake of praising her work, and friends and family alike have had to wade through piles of her writing ever since. This is, thankfully, not as tedious a task as it used to be (or so she is assured). Her science-fantasy series, Children of the Desert, was initially published though Mercury Retrograde Press; in January of 2014, MRx ceased operations as a traditional publisher. Fortunately, it was picked up in late 2014 by ReAnimus Press and is once more widely available. Leona writes, reviews, and edits at whim. Her short fiction has been published by Anotherealm, Alienskin, Galactic Creatures (anthology), Sha’Daa: Pawns and S'D: Inked (anthologies), The Society For The Preservation of CJ Henderson (anthology), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Futures: Fire to Fly Magazine, and more. She currently has one novella (Fallen City) and one short story (A Small Price To Pay) out through The Scribbling Lion. She is listed on Goodreads, Twitter, and Shelfari; at the moment, she is most often, though erratically, on Twitter, and hopes to clear her desk enough to rejoin the civilized world before 2017. Social media in general is updated in the rare moments between the completion of one overdue project and the beginning of the next. Leona lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with an extraordinarily patient husband and a terribly spoiled lab-beagle-shepherd mix. Yes
Lillian James http://www.authorlillianjames.com/ Lillian James lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughters. They serve as her inspiration as she writes about characters who challenge themselves, take risks, and care about others. She is a former school psychologist living her dream of writing the books she'd want to read. Yes
Loren Rhoads http://www.lorenrhoads.com Loren Rhoads is the author of the In the Wake of the Templars trilogy. She’s the co-author of Lost Angels with Brian Thomas. She authored a collection of travel essays called Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She edited The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two and Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Stories of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Yes
Loren Walker http://www.lorenwalker.net Loren Walker is a pseudonym. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Loren lives in Rhode Island and makes a living as a freelance writer. She holds a Master of Arts in Poetry; her chapbooks and poetry are available for free on Wattpad. In 2016, Loren dove into the world of self-publishing through her company Octopus & Elephant Books. The first release is EKO, available in print and e-book formats, and shortlisted for the Half the World Global Literari Award. Yes
Lori Claxton https://medium.com/@loriclaxton Lori is a writer of poetry and fiction. She draws inspiration from folklore, fairy tales, and the natural world. Lori feels equally at home in forests and books and has been known to get lost in both. No
Lori Fitzgerald http://www.WhiteRavenWriting.blogspot.com Lori J. Fitzgerald writes mythic tales of transformation and magic. She lives in New York with her fellow English major husband, their two bookworm children, and a small black rescued dog. She was a middle school English teacher for over a decade and was well-known for her dramatic readings of The Princess Bride. Her specialty is medieval literature, especially anything Arthurian, and she loves Renaissance Faires and "huzzah-ing" at jousts. Yes
Lyssa Chiavari http://lyssachiavari.com Lyssa Chiavari is an author of speculative fiction for young adults, including FOURTH WORLD, the first book in a YA sci-fi trilogy set on Mars. Her short fiction has appeared in Ama-Gi magazine, the WINGS OF RENEWAL anthology, and PERCHANCE TO DREAM, a young adult collection of Shakespeare retellings which she also edited. Her first published story, “The Choice,” was named one of Students for Liberty’s Best Fiction of 2014. When she’s not writing—which isn’t often—you can usually find her coding websites or losing an unreasonable number of life balloons on Donkey Kong. Lyssa lives with her family and way too many animals in the woods of Northwest Oregon, which suits her just fine; except it actually doesn’t rain there as much as you’ve been told, and she really could do with more rain, thanks. No
Margaret McGraw http://WritersSpark.com Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor, with Misty Massey and Emily Leverett, of two anthologies of short stories about the wildest West that never was: Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015) and the upcoming Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017). Margaret writes fantasy and science fiction; blogs about prompt-writing, con reviews, and book reviews at WritersSpark.com; and edits fiction, academic, and technical writing. Her imagination draws on her lifelong love of science fiction, fantasy, and anthropology. Her education and experience range from anthropology and communication through web design and IT management. Margaret lives in North Carolina with her daughter, an array of dogs, cats, Macs and PCs, and too many unfinished craft projects. Friend Margaret on Facebook or Goodreads at “Margaret S. McGraw”, follow her on Twitter @MargaretSMcGraw, or visit her blog at WritersSpark.com. Yes
Meg Winikates http://mwinikates.com Margaret Winikates is a writer and museum educator from Boston, MA. She writes poetry and fiction as well as Brain Popcorn, a blog on interdisciplinary education. She majored in English Literature and Language at Harvard University and studied poetry and composition with Peter Sacks and Douglas Powell, as well as the ghost of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (when working as a National Park Service Ranger). When not writing, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and dabbling in the visual and musical arts. Yes
Marta Murvosh http://murvosh.weebly.com/ Marta is a freelance writer and teen librarian living in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to earning her Master of Library Science, she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. While she still commits nonfiction on occasion, she concentrates her words on her fictional universes. She has attended the Young Gunns Science Fiction workshop. She critiques for the Fairwood Writers Workshop at Norwescon in Seattle. She organizes Rapid Fire Readings for Broad Universe and presents at state library conferences. Her publishing credits include: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and “Legends of the Mountain State,” edited by the Stoker-winning Michael Knost. She will talk anywhere and anytime about storytelling, writing, digital citizenship, technical literacy, the appeal of genre to all ages and helping readers find books. Yes
Meryl Yourish http://merylyourish.com/ Meryl Yourish attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop at Michigan State University, which led to her first fiction sale. After spending most of her life in northeastern New Jersey, Meryl moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2002. She spent her first six years in Richmond teaching fourth graders in religious school at a local synagogue. Although a teacher really shouldn't play favorites, the hero of The Catmage Chronicles was named after one of her students. Today she spends her time writing and lives with her two cats, one of whom looks suspiciously like Letsan. Yes
Michelle Markey Butler https://michellemarkeybutler.com Michelle Markey Butler is a Lecturer at the University of Maryland, where she teaches medieval literature, Tolkien, Harry Potter, and contemporary fantasy. Her current academic project is Hobbits and House-elves: Shared Themes in Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter (draft stage). She is the author of SF/F stories, a historical fantasy novel, Homegoing (Pink Narcissus Press, 2014), and a historical novel about Viking-age Ireland, The Last Abbot of Linn Duachaill (with Jess Barry, S&H Publishing, 2015). Unwilling to waste hard-won material, she blogs about parenting at heirraising.wordpress.com. You can read which of her children won the Grossocity Olympics. Pro tip: Not near meal-time. Yes
Morven Westfield http://www.morvenwestfield.com Morven Westfield is a fiction writer, technical writer, and occasional podcaster who lives west of Boston. The author of a two-book series in which a coven of witches investigate supernatural evil in the form of vampires, she also writes non-fiction articles on folklore and the supernatural for various publications. Her short fiction is highly influenced by The Twlight Zone, while her novels are more influenced by distant memories of Dark Shadows. She loves folklore, the supernatural, kittehs, and occasional travel. Like many writers, she keeps a messy office and drinks way too much coffee. www.morvenwestfield.com Yes
Red Harvey http://www.redharveysworld.com Nerdist. Wattpad-featured author. Puerto Rican badass. Gimme white walkers, space operas, the end of the world, and whatever other speculative stories you can dream up. Just kill your cliches. And of course, kill your darlings. I'm part of Nuff Said Publishing, an indie press intent on spreading diversity! #weneeddiversebooks #projectwomanup #freelgbt I also divide my time between two great kids, teaching, researching, tutoring, and editing for an academic journal. When I'm not doing that...I'm writing like mad. Currently, I'm at work on my eighth novel, a space-opera involving a utopian government and an unlikely group of explorers. I've also started a side project, an erotic novel. The best part about that is...the research 😀 Yes
Philippa Ballantine http://www.pjballantine.com New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels as well as Social Media for Writers. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk, and a Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats. Yes
Paula S. Jordan Http://PaulaSJordan.com Paula S. Jordan loves smart, thought-provoking books and wide-ranging conversation with people of as many different viewpoints and life experiences as she can find. This leads to bookish friends, old libraries, eccentric museums, frequent travel, and way too little shelf space. She writes moderately hard, character-driven science fiction, with three stories published in Analog, a first novel in third draft, and a blog that, well, needs some attention.The novel is eating all the words. No
Rachel Davidson Leigh http://racheldavidsonleigh.com/ Rachel Davidson Leigh is a teacher, a writer, and an avid fan of young adult LGBTQ fiction. Her hobbies include overanalyzing television shows and playing Yenta with book recommendations. Currently, she lives with her family and two deeply neurotic little dogs. Her debut novel, Hold will be published in October of 2016. You can also find her work in the Summer Love Anthology, published by the YA imprint of Interlude Press (2015). Yes
Racheline Maltese http://www.Avian30.com Racheline Maltese can fly a plane, sail a boat, and ride a horse, but has no idea how to drive a car. With Erin McRae she writes romance about fame and public life. She is also a producer and writer on Tremontaine, Serial Box Publishing's adventure of manners, swordplay, and chocolate that's a prequel to Ellen Kushner's gay lit classic, Swordspoint. Yes
Rebecca Gomez Farrell http://rebeccagomezfarrell.com Rebecca Gomez Farrell is proof that a woman can be a television glutton, convey strong opinions on food and drink construction, and write fantastical stories all while possessing an analytical brain. She’s also a wanderluster, an owner of furry creatures, and a formidable pinochle player. Her short stories, which range in genre from horror to urban fantasy to steampunk, have been published in markets such as Bull Spec, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and PULP Literature among others. In addition to speculative fiction, Rebecca has a contemporary romance novella, Maya’s Vacation, published with CleanReads.com. Her food and drink writing can primarily be found at her website, the Gourmez. Some of her articles have also been published by local media, both in Oakland and in North Carolina, where she lived for eight years. For a list of all her published work, fiction and nonfiction, check out her author website at RebeccaGomezFarrell.com. Yes
Roberta Rogow Roberta Rogow writes historical mysteries, although she sometimes twists the history. Some of her books are set in Victorian London, Gilded Age New York, and a re-invented Colonial Manahttan, as it would be if it has been settled by Spanish Moors instead of Dutch Protestants. She is also known for her Filk songs (science fiction-oriented folk songs). Yes
SA McClure http://www.samcclure.com/ SA McClure is a storyteller at heart. She spends her days writing, working with college students, and wrangling her three troublemaking cats. She finds love everyday with her partner in life, Michael, and hopes to continue traveling the world with him. Currently, SA McClure lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, but her roots are in a small town not so far away. Yes
Samantha Bryant http://samanthabryant.com Samantha Bryant is a middle school teacher by day and superhero novelist by night. She's the author of the Menopausal Superheroes series through Curiosity Quills. Her secret superpower is finding lost things. Her favorite gift is tickets (to just about anything). Yes
S. L. Saboviec http://www.saboviec.com Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She holds a B.S. in Physics, which qualifies her to B.S. about physics and occasionally do some math for the sci-fi stories she concocts. Her dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo. Yes
Sarah Avery http://sarahavery.com Sarah Avery’s collection of contemporary fantasy novellas Tales from Rugosa Coven won the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. She grew up as an Army brat in Kentucky and Korea, Japan and Germany, with a long stretch near Washington, D.C. An escaped academic, she wrote her doctoral dissertation on modernist poetry before returning to her first love, writing fantasy. Her short stories have appeared in Jim Baen’s Universe and Fantasy Scroll, as well as Black Gate, where she has been a columnist for many years. With David Sklar she coedited the themed anthology Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic. The Imlen Brat, a stand-alone epic fantasy novella, is forthcoming in October 2016 with illustrations by Kate Baylay. Avery lives in Maryland with her husband and sons. Yes
Sarah Joy Adams http://sarahjoyadams.blogspot.com/ Sarah Joy Adams writes urban fantasy and magical realism. Her first novel _Changeling's Fall_, co-written with Emily Lavin Leverett, is due out in summer 2016. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including _Cinched_, _The Big Bad_, _The Big Bad II_, _Extinct is Not Forever_ and the forthcoming _Wee Folk and Wise_. She is also an English professor with a specialty in the Middle Ages and saints’ lives. Yes
Sarah Micklem http://firethorn.info Sarah Micklem is the author of two novels, Firethorn (Scribner, 2004) and Wildfire (Scribner, 2009). Micklem set out to write about war from a woman’s point of view—not that of a woman warrior, but a camp follower, just about as low on the social hierarchy as a person could get. Along the way she found herself writing about love, magic, drugs, and aphasia. Firethorn was included in the Best of 2004 list of science fiction and fantasy from Amazon. Micklem’s short fiction has appeared in TriQuarterly, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Sex in the System (Cecilia Tan, ed.). Her writing website is firethorn.info. In her other profession, Micklem is a graphic designer for Girl Scouts of the USA. Yes
Sarena Ulibarri http://www.sarenaulibarri.com Sarena Ulibarri is a graduate of the Clarion Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers' Workshop at UCSD, and earned an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, The Molotov Cocktail, and elsewhere. She is Editor-in-Chief of World Weaver Press. Yes
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