Alex J. CavanaughAlex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Amy FecteauAmy Fecteau was raised and currently lives in southern Maine. At the moment, she is studying Computer Science, but that is subject to change. She attributes her sarcastic sense of humor to her quick-witted family.
Amy SpitzleyAmy Lynn Spitzley lives, writes, daydreams, and walks by the shores of a Great Lake in Traverse City, Michigan. She has two goofy children and one British husband. She finds writing for teens is where it's at because they tend to be informal, character-driven, and casual. (Plus the dialogue is really fun!) When not writing she can be found creating collages or making faces at formality until it gives up and hides under the kitchen table.
Latest: The Kissy Scene Writer’s Guide
Andrew BuckleyAndrew is a 31 year old, married, marketer/satirist/writer/ninja, with 3 kids, 2 guinea pigs and a hectic lifestyle that would make a German blush. You've been warned. Andrew also runs PlanetKibi, an outlet for his wild creativity.
Andrew ChapmanAndrew is the founder of SelfPubSmart.com and has worked in nearly every aspect of independent publishing for over 25 years; he has been a publisher, editor, designer, consultant, and more, for clients ranging from solo professionals to Fortune 500 businesses. His eclectic background is unique and affords him an atypical perspective on the industry. In addition, he is an award-winning writer and author who is a professional speaker on the topic, with over 300 engagements to his credit throughout the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. From 2003 to 2010, he served as the president of the association Publishers & Writers of San Diego, which he led through growth from a dozen paid members to more than 150. In addition to his professional experience, Andrew has a Bachelor's Degree in Publishing and Writing from George Mason University, earned with a 4.0 GPA in only three years.
Andrew ChristoffersonAndy Christofferson has a PhD in chemistry and a green hat. Only one of these two things is really important. His goal is to live on every continent for at least one year, and write a book about each one. Although he has spent a year (or more) on North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and now lives in Australia, the only book he has completed so far is The Peace Corpse: Misadventures in Love and Africa. But he's hard at work on the rest. Really. Andy is also a freelance editor of scientific publications and the co-founder and COO of Videlicet Productions, a fake publishing company.
Latest: Interview with Sander Crane
Anita ExleyI am writer living in rural New Zealand. I ride sidesaddle, have homicidal chickens and a couple of little hobbits. I love to blend steampunk adventures with an Egyptian twist and turn up the heat. My debut novel NEFERTITI'S HEART, a killer steampunk romance, will be published by Curiosity Quills in 2013.
Anthony DeaverHow do you kill a zombie with a peach pit? What is the weight of a bushel of clouds? How much popcorn should you pop if you’re popping your own popcorn? These are the things that occupy Anthony’s mind and in order to retain his sanity (or embrace his madness, depending on your point of view) he puts pen to paper (or fingers to keys in his case) and shares the insanity with the world. Anthony lives just outside Boston, MA with his wife and various animals where he tends his garden and tries to conquer the world with a roll of duct tape, a plastic airplane, and a squirrel hopped up on Smarties. Rumor has it he's teaching the squirrel to fly combat missions. So far he has been unsuccessful, and for that we are grateful.
Latest: The Ball of Fate, Part Twelve
Anthony MatheniaAnthony Mathenia is an indie writer who was raised in a cult, eventually being kicked out and ostracized by his family and friends. He now writes on the importance of love and holding on to faith amid religious abuse. In 2012, he is looking forward to the release of two novels: Happiness: How To Find It, a romance with a bite, as well as the first part of his post-apocalyptic epic Paradise Earth. When he is not writing, he enjoys cooking, but not doing the dishes.
Artemis HuntArtemis Hunt has a husband who thinks all fiction is nonsense and all writers of fiction should get their heads checked for situational delusions. At any one time, they have 16 to 20 dogs, many of suspicious virtue. Artemis frequently wishes she has telekinesis, so she doesn’t have to lift a finger to change the room temperature. She’s constantly glued to her computer, which serves as her gateway to her friends, books, movies, TV serials and sometimes husband, even though they’re sitting on the same bed two feet apart.
Ayden MorgenA.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock, Arkansas where she works as a volunteer coordinator for one of her favorite charities. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world some day. When she’s not working or writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.
C. M. BarrettI was found beneath a cabbage leaf and raised as a human. By the time the error was discovered, I had acquired a large number of habits specific to that species. I am working to rid myself of many of them but have chosen to retain human language. This is either to humankind's benefit or detriment. If you buy one of my books, you can decide for yourself. I love writing and am actually good for very little else except making lasagna and being a slave to cats. I excel at the latter. Big Dragons Don't Cry is published. Book Two, as yet untitled, takes the reader to the world of air dragons and is in revision. The unnamed Book Three, about fire dragons and other desert creatures, is in an advanced state of gestation. Book Four, featuring earth dragons, is in progress. Visit her website at http://www.adragonsguide.com for updated information.
Latest: Cats in Command, a Short Story
Cat Food BreathIt's all about me. I am a 17 pound cat with a sushi habit. I’m fabulous …. what more does anyone need to know? As a Siamese, I am talkative, intelligent, extroverted, brave, funny, clever, and good at math. I'm an expert food critic, yoga instructor, relaxation consultant, and fur re-locator, but my full time avocation involves trying to get rid of the dog. I am polydactyl, hence the exceptional keyboard skills, and very literate, having napped on many comfortable books, magazines, and newspapers. I sleep a lot. If you are reading this, you have excellent taste in cats. Read even more at catfoodbreath.com.
Christina WingateOriginally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Christina Wingate is a writer, artist, and nomad-at heart who has too many interests and too little time. Christina graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with degrees in Theatre and Mass Communications. She currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area, but you can usually find her living in her head.
Latest: A Word about Writers’ Groups
Colin BarnesColin F. Barnes is a writer from the UK who writes Science Fiction, Horror and Thriller fiction. He likes to take the gritty edginess from his surroundings and personal experiences and translate them into his stories. He is currently working on a Science Fiction/Horror trilogy after launching his debut title 'Killing my Boss'. Like many writers, he has an insatiable appetite for reading, with his favourite authors being: Stephen King, James Herbert, Albert Camus, H.P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, China Mieville and a vast array of unknown authors who he has had the privilege of beta reading for.
Courtney Worth YoungCourtney Worth Young is a hometown girl from Southeast Texas who loves to read and write paranormal and fantasy fiction for young and new adults. Musical theatre gives her the warm fuzzies along with ghost stories, urban legends, and anything composed by John Williams. She views her life as if it were a sitcom and secretly geeks out at the mention of George Lucas, Anne Rice, or JK Rowling. Courtney is a night owl with a day job and a self-proclaimed coffee aficionado. “After the Woods” is her debut novel.
Dafeenah JameelMy name is Dafeenah Jameel. In Urdu it means "beautiful hidden treasure". I am a freelance web and graphic designer. I run my own freelance graphic design business along with my husband. Mainly we design billboard ads for businesses, company logos, letterheads, business cards, etc. A few months ago, we began our translation business, and began designing book covers for the books that we translated. Then I began blogging, met some amazing Indie authors, became addicted to the whole Indie phenomena and thus Indie Designz was born.
Darren PillsburyDarren Pillsbury is the author of PETER AND THE VAMPIRES and its two sequels, PETER AND THE WEREWOLVES and PETER AND THE FRANKENSTEIN, plus the YA/children's book IMAGINARY FRIENDS. You can learn more at DarrenPillsbury.com, @darrenpillsbury (Twitter), or at Facebook.com/DarrenPillsburyBooks. And check out DarrenBooks.com for a peek at his website targeted towards teachers and librarians.
David GaughranDavid Gaughran is a 34-year old Irish writer, living in Sweden, who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories. He is the author of the South American historical adventure "A Storm Hits Valparaiso" and the short stories "If You Go Into The Woods" and "Transfection" as well as the popular self-publishing guide "Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should."
David Scott HayAward-winning writer, whiskey slave and Eagle Scout. Part-time Angry Buddhist.
DJ LawrenceHe's a 24 year old who loves to test limits and find new ways to write and enjoy life. He's a huge fan of soccer, in particular his home club FC Dallas, and always carries a pen with him. He's very creative, has quite an imagination and loves to make up stories for why he has certain scars or how he lost his passport again. His mind and heart is in Europe, Germany to be exact, and is finding different ways to move there successfully. He's on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. His website is http://dj-lawrence.webs.com where you can see a few pieces of his writing outside of poetry.
Latest: Poetry Quartet by DJ Lawrence
Donna CrupiDonna Crupi grew up in terror. Throughout her childhood, television shows like Chiller, Creature Feature and the Twilight Zone captivated her while she was awake, and then haunted her while she slept. This was until she saw the movie, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Suddenly, she was not so afraid, but remained mesmerized by the idea of the supernatural. With the writings of Anne Rice, she became obsessed, yes, obsessed with Vampires and this was only fueled by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and authors such as J. R. Ward. Donna is the unlikely YA author of the Seven Presidents High School Series which advocates teen abstinence from sex and drugs. Not as a commentary of either, Donna wants teens to experience their world before they anesthetize themselves through vice. Her philosophy is live a little first, make a couple of mistakes, and there’s always time when you’ve accomplished something to sit back and chill. But don’t just slack off, DO SOMETHING FIRST. Make something of your life. Have a problem-FACE IT. Not sure who you are or where you fit in-GO FIND THE ANSWERS. Donna is married with children. No superpowers to date. Still waiting to get bit by that damned spider...
Drew NicholsonDrew Nicholson is a early-middle aged geek. He's happily married the second time around, and has two fantastic sons. He's a die hard Cubs fan, which contributes to his pathos, which makes being a poet marginally easier. Circle him on Google+, where he writes poetry and short stories while engaging in some of the best conversations on the net. He's also the co-editor of the soon-to-be-online writing journal "Scriptorum Tantillum", and the Art Director of SociologyPlus, a website dedicated to the culture of Google Plus. He harbors a deep love for Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, BSG, Horatio Hornblower, Farscape and David Brin novels, as well as a new found love for scotch to go with his long love affair with good beer.
Latest: A Bit of Poetry
Eliza TiltonEliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she's writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.
Latest: Wail of the Shadow
Eugene TeplitskyRunning the acclaimed Curiosity Quills Press literary magazine and publishing house along with wife and writing partner, Lisa Gus, Eugene strives to give fellow authors a fighting chance in this tumultious age. With nearly two decades of work in the financial and entertainment sectors, Eugene's experience spans the gamut from web application development, to graphic design, to search engine optimization, and social media marketing.
FrankieDon't look so startled - I don't bite. My name's Frankie. And I'm just a regular guy. Well, except for the whole ghost thing, I guess.
Latest: We’ve Been Hijacked!
Gabriela PereiraGabriela Pereira is the Creative Director at DIY MFA where she develops tools and techniques for the serious writer. She has an MFA from The New School, with a concentration in Writing for Children and she is also a freelance writing teacher, leading workshops throughout New York City. Gabriela has taught at organizations like 826NYC, Everybody Wins and the East Harlem Tutorial Program, as well as a local writing workshop she built from the ground up. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines and in a lesson plan anthology by 826 National. For more information, visit DIYMFA.com or follow her on twitter at @DIYMFA.
Latest: Designing a Story
Gerilyn MarinGerilyn Marin is a self-described gothic-tree-hugger who lives in the town of Whitestone, New York with her husband, four children and overly excitable black lab-mix named Shadow. She wedges in writing time wherever she can when not covered in children or navigating the mine field of debris left in Shadow’s wake. It’s an unpredictable schedule, but one that mostly works to her favor since, aside from her creative output, she is sorely lacking in employable skills.
Grace EyreGrace is a traveler, a vegetarian, a blogger, and a filmmaker. At the core of it, however, she's a storyteller, and this defines almost everything about her. She likes to bleed across mediums, bend genres, cross high and low technology, and she thinks most of these categories are unnecessary. Her life's loves include spicy food, oceans, cats, experimental film, books, comics, and epic television. She is mildly afraid of flying and car crashes. Grace is a copywriter and video editor by trade. She always volunteers at the nearest film festival and follows the indie film scene whenever possible. All other facts about Grace are fleeting at best.
Greg ColeHello there My name is Greg Cole and I live in a dirt bowl called Gravesend in the south of England. I am currently studying short story writing at the London School of Journalism and am a contributor for the flash site Feverish Fiction of which a printed anthology will be released around mid-December time (just in time for a stocking filler eh?) I also have my own wordpress site (smallpiecesofbrain) which is an outlet for some of my flash stories and blurbs that I put together during the dark Gravesendonian nights. Currently I am working on an urban zombie novella and a co-writing project with Michael Faun. I constantly crave chocolate pretzels and eggs benedict and I don’t like cricket… I love it.
Latest: The Box House
Gwenn WrightAuthor of The Von Strassenberg Saga, chef's wife, mother of 3 boys, BS Broadcast Media, shepherd of ducks and chickens trying to remain sane in the chaos.
Heather SmithHeather Smith is an ex-nanny. Passionate about thought leadership and writing, Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs/websites. She also provides value to http://www.nanny.net/ by giving advice on site design as well as the features and functionality to provide more and more value to nannies and families across the U.S. and Canada. She can be available at H.smith7295 [at] gmail.com.
HelgaHelga Alekseyuk... ...is an apple addicted creature who cannot stop thinking about her next travelling and is convinced that she was a cat in her past life. But not only apples can liven up her existence. Wild Open-Air Festivals, colourful flowers, riding bike, new unexpected experience and of coz a magical combination of juicy words. I wish i lived in Berlin. P.S. Barca FC is better than Chelsea FC. (fact) Singing in the rain/douch helps to treat stress. (fact) Helga Alekseyuk and Katti Smirnova are twins. (fact)
Irving PodolskyIrving Podolsky resides in the mind of this writer and within the trilogy, Irv’s Odyssey. As your storyteller, I’d like to share the adventure with your younger YOU, that which seeks fun, romance and a wild ride into the Unknown. Visit him at IrvsOdyssey.com and IrvingsJourney.com.
Latest: Rene and Emma, Finally Together
Jack WallenJack Wallen has a goal -- to become the Zombie King. He won't do that by dining on the brains of helpless victims. Instead he will write and write until his fingers and mind are nothing but meat for the beasts. During that time Jack will produce works of zombie fiction that are both enjoyable and cringe-worthy. Of course, being of the insane writer clan, Jack isn't just happy with the penning of zombie fiction. Oh no, the nightmare does not end there. Like the late, great Freddy Mercury, Jack wants it all -- so, he will continue writing his Fringe Killer series as well as his joyous celebration of all things diverse -- Shero. For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the ever-incredible Clive Barker for penning in a genre with words of grace and horror.
Jade HartHart is a self-confessed book worm who is happiest glued to a lap-top with an eternal battery life and typing up stories running rampant in her head. Jade currently resides in Middle-Earth with her husband and house-rabbit, but has lived in Australia, England, and Hong Kong. And uses her travels as inspiration for her work.
James WymoreJames Wymore studied chaos in college. Unable to make that profitable, he became a teacher where he could always be surrounded by the thing he loved. When he isn't cackling maniacally at the keyboard, James enjoys all types of games where he continues to try and subdue the randomness of life. Look for James Wymore's upcoming novel, Theocracide, from Curiosity Quills Press. Get comics, games, and more free at http://jameswymore.wordpress.com/
Latest: Fatty Goth
Jamie AyresJamie Ayres writes young adult paranormal love stories by night and teaches young adults as a public school teacher by day. She lives in southwest Florida with her husband and two daughters. 18 Things is her debut novel. Visit her website at www.jamieayres.com.
Latest: What part of me is in Olga?
Jan Fischer-WadeJan Fischer-Wade is an attorney and artist from the Lincoln, Nebraska area. Jan earned her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude from Ball State University in 1994 and her Juris Doctorate with Distinction from the University of Nebraska in 1999. Jan was the winner of the 1998 University of Nebraska Law Review Writing Competition. She was the Research Editor of the Nebraska Law Review from 1998 to 1999. She and her husband, Scott, have two children, Kelsey, age seven and Easton, age six. Jan also sings and plays keyboards in Live N Learn, a rock cover band out of Lincoln, Nebraska. She also owns KidStock Consignment, a seasonal consignment sale in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Jessa RussoWhen not consumed by reading or writing young adult fiction, Jessa Russo enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, and planning her next trip to The Big Easy. Jessa will always call California home.
Johanna PitcairnI always loved to write, and as a kid, I dreamed of becoming a writer. I finished my first novel at the age of 9 and authored more stories for many years after that, including two movie scripts when I was 17. I took a break from writing when I started law school in 2000, and really thought I was done with it, because “writing does not pay the bills”, my dad used to say. But life made me go back to it ten years later. I live in New York City and I write about my life, my hopes, my fears, my friends and my enemies, and anything else that comes to mind. Leave a comment if you enjoy the ride!
Jonathan DalarJonathan Dalar has been a writer and avid fan of horror, fantasy and science fiction since the early 1980's. He has written several novels and over 45 novellas, short stories and pieces of flash fiction. His first published work, a science fiction novella titled Separate Worlds, is available as an e-book from most online booksellers. He is also a retired United States Navy veteran, rabid Seattle Seahawks fan, and world adventurer, having visited or lived in over 28 countries on five continents. He currently lives in Western Washington with his wife and two children. He can be found on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and on his blog.
Latest: A Real Female Protagonist
K.H. KoehlerK. H. Koehler is the author of various novels and novellas in the genres of horror, SF, dark fantasy, steampunk and young adult. She is a freelance editor, a cover designer, an associate editor at KHP Publishers, and owner of K. H. Koehler Books. Her short work has been featured on Horror World, Literary Mayhem, and in the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Demons, edited by John Skipp. She lives in the beautiful wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania with two very large and opinionated Rottweilers. Explore her books here: http://khkoehlerbooks.wordpress.com/
Kait NolanI'm a slightly insane southern gal who juggles her two main loves of writing and cooking while working three Evil Day Jobs. I'm working on trying to "make it" so that I can ditch at least two of the EDJs and focus my attentions on writing.
Kateryna TokarevaKateryna is tenacious and highly energetic researcher of Curiosity Quills. Willing to explore vast amount of social media content to found new inspiring ideas for authors and readers. As a starter in social media marketing and internet research Kateryna is constantly learning and developing new skills and its easy thing to do, since working with colleges who eager to help, give advice or respond to any question that might occur along the way. Growing with every opportunity and sharing experience with young and curious as herself!
L. BlankenshipL. Blankenship started writing animal stories as a kid and it's just gotten completely out of hand since then. Now she's out publishing her gritty fantasy and hard science fiction adventures. L grew up in New Hampshire but currently lives near Washington, DC.
Latest: Writing Dialogue
Laura VosikaLaura Vosika is the author of the Blue Bells Trilogy, a timeslip historical adventure set in medieval and modern Scotland. In addition to the Trilogy, she is working on several other novels and a non-fiction book on raising a large family. Laura grew up in the military, visiting castles in England, pig fests in Germany, and the historic sites of America's east coast. She earned a bachelor's degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, on trombone, flute, and harp. She has also taught private lessons on wind instruments, piano, and harp, for twenty years. She currently lives in Minnesota with her nine children, and assorted menagerie.
Latest: The Days You’d Rather Not
Laura WeymouthLaura Weymouth has been writing ever since she could hold a pen and painstakingly scribble out a story. She is a stay at home mom living in upstate New York with her hilarious husband and adorable daughter. When not puttering in the kitchen with her sleeves rolled up, you can find her at the local library looking for her next favorite book.
Liesel HillLiesel K Hill is an award-winning author with a degree from Weber State University. She writes across three genres: scifi/fantasy, historical fiction, and crime drama, and has had at least one book picked up for each genre. She is an active member of the League of Utah Writers and a prolific blogger.
Lisa GusI am… a mother, a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, a slave to a very persnickety cat, a writer, a foodie, a shoe hoarder, a people watcher, a conservationist, a screenwriter, a reluctant (but apparently prolific) blogger... So who am I, really? Still figuring that one out. Update as I go along ;-)
Lizzy FordLizzy Ford is a prolific author of paranormal, contemporary, and fantasy sweet romance; literary fiction; and fantasy fiction, most of which is suitable for Young Adult audiences. Lizzy's goal for 2011 is to release 12 novels, and she offers them for free through her website. She began working with freelance book editor, Christine LePorte, and a freelance cover artist, Dafeenah, in April to help make her books both professional and beautiful, inside and out. Lizzy's series include: Rhyn Trilogy: "Katie's Hellion" (05/2011) and "Katie's Hope" (08/2011); Damian series: "Damian's Oracle" (01/2011; re-release 09/2011); "Damian's Assassin" (02/2011; Re-release 11/2011), and "Damian's Immortal" (12/2011). Lizzy's single-titles: "Kiera's Moon" (07/2011); "The Warlord's Secret" (04/2011); "Rebel Heart" (09/2011); "A Demon's Desire" (10/2011). Novella: "Maddy's Oasis" (06/2011) and short story "Mind Cafe" (12/2010).
MattLizzy Ford's very own in-house SEO expert, Google-fu master, and all around helpful husband helps field the other side of being an author - helping readers find authors on the web through web optimization and good online practices, Matt manages the GuerillaWordfare.com website while making frequent appearances right here on Curiosity Quills.
Matthew GrayboschAuthor of Starbreaker, software developer, longhaired metalhead and an incorrigible bookworm with wide-ranging tastes. Tinkers with Unix systems and home networking. Tends to name his cats after dead poets. Housebroken, and a passable cook. Thinks the fantasy genre needs a steel-toed boot in the ass. In other words, full of win.
Matthew MunsonI was born and raised the south-east of England... and I'm still there 30-odd years later! I'm currently learning British Sign Language, and am a passionate advocate for dyspraxia & autism studies. Oh, yes, and I'm a writer too! My debut novel, Fall From Grace, is out in October 2011 and I'm currently working on a second, as well as being a regular contributor to Hearing Times newspapers and Curiosity Quills. You can contact me through my website, my Facebook, my Twitter and my blog. Honestly, I'm practically a technophobe in real life, I promise!
Megan KennedyMegan Kennedy is a fiction author, heavy metal journalist, and artist from Salt Lake City. With several poems and short stories published, she's moving to the world of novels with her first effort, "Bury Me In Smoke", a dark and dirty romp through the zombie apocalypse from the eyes of its most predatory survivors. (Available for download at Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the iTunes store.) Her art and photography has been featured internationally. She's also in school pursuing a career as Indiana Jones.
Latest: An Exploration of Show and Tell
Michael PanushTwenty-Two years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento's most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration. He currently attends UC Santa Cruz
Latest: Looters: Never Trust A Goblin
Michael SheanMichael Shean is a web professional and graphic artist living in the Washington, DC area. A lifelong devotee to science fiction, weird fiction and noir tales, Michael enjoys weaving complex stories involving troubled, colorful characters and deconstructing the darker side of the worlds in which they live.
Latest: Bone Wires, Part Thirty
Mike RobinsonMike Robinson has been writing since age 7, when his story "Aliens In My Backyard!" became a runaway bestseller, topping international charts (or maybe that was also just a product of his imagination). He has since published fiction in a dozen magazines, literary anthologies and podcasts. His debut novel, Skunk Ape Semester, released by Solstice Publishing, was a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Currently he's the managing editor of Literary Landscapes, the official magazine of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (www.glaws.org). His supernatural mystery novel The Green-Eyed Monster is set to release October 23rd from Curiosity Quills.
Latest: Rummages in the Room – Part IV
Nadia HasanNadia Hasan lives in Michigan writing and hanging out with a bunch of lovely, creative, close friends. She’ll write anything, but particularly enjoys writing about topics other people would rather avoid or flipping something over and looking at it from a different perspective. She has been published in The Mirror News under their “Through the Looking Glass” segment and The Michigan Ave. Creative Arts Journal. Her book, From the Cafe and beyond: A Collection of Poems and Other Writings was published on June 20th, 2012. She will also be a guest on TweepNation Podcast April 5, 2013.
Nancy EadyBorn a Navy junior, by the time I was 16, my family was transferred to the great Naval metropolis of Montgomery, Alabama. Except for one short stay in North Carolina, I have lived in Alabama ever since. I have been a high school math teacher, a legal secretary and am now a lawyer. My work requires a specialized style of writing, but I enjoy all forms of creative expression, so am now working with forms of writing in addition to legal briefs. The latest permanent expression of this new work can be found at my blog, WorkingMomAdventures.com.
Natasha Duncan-DrakeTasha is an ex-techie who now runs a small UK press (Wittegen Press) to publish her own and her twin sister's work in eBook format. She loves to read and write and is especially fond of fantasy, horror, paranormal and gay fiction. Currently she has two novels available: Cat's Call, volume 1 of the Chronicles of Charlie Waterman (YA Fantasy), and Sacrifice of An Angel, the first book of the Haward Mysteries Series (Contemporary Fantasy & Crime), as well as several shorts and more coming soon. Before she jumped into the world of professional writing she shared her fanfiction online for many years and this may be found on her Livejournal along with her random ramblings.
P.I. BarringtonAfter a decade long detour through the entertainment industry, P.I. Barrington has returned to her roots as a novelist writing in several genre' including futuristic crime thrillers, paranormal crime thrillers, science fiction and fantasy, and the occasional humor shorts. Among her past careers is radio air talent and journalist. Barrington lives in Los Angeles California (where else?) in a rural area where she watches semi-wild horses grazing behind her house! She has just released her dark, science fiction adventure, Isadora DayStar, available from Smashwords. P.I. Barrington can be contacted via emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and has a blog and official website.
PJ JonesPJ Jones is the author of several parodies and dark comedies including ATTACK OF THE FAIRYTALE ZOMBIES!, MELVIN THE DRY CLEANING ZOMBIE, THE VAMPIRE HANDBOOK, and ROMANCE NOVEL. PJ’s sparkly, mysterious den of pleasure and mayhem can be found @ pjjoneswrites.wordpress.com.
Randy AttwoodRandy Attwood grew up on the grounds of a Kansas insane asylum where his father was a dentist and the State provided housing on the grounds. He attended The University of Kansas during the troubled 1960s, getting a degree in art history. After stints writing and teaching in Italy and Japan, he had a 16-year career in newspapers as reporter, editor, and column writer, winning major awards in all categories. He turned to health care public relations and served as director of University Relations at The University of Kansas Medical Center. Attwood finished his career as media relations officer of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Now retired, he lives in Kansas City and pursues publishing his works of fiction and creating new ones.
Ren WaromRen Warom is a writer of the strange, dark and bizarre, not known for her ability to fit into boxes of any description. She has a rather disturbing biopunk SF thriller currently in the subbing mill, a manga-fusion hardcore odd-fest online serial called The Umwelt, and a growing passion for writing stories. Her next novel project is a completely insane cyber-fusion tale of twist. Ren is inspired by all things weird, winsome and wicked.
Latest: Elevator Music
Robin Lovejoy-TolkienRobin Lovejoy-Tolkien is a young author from London, UK, and she's recently self-published her debut children's novel BANSHEE IN THE WELL via Amazon Kindle for a total cost to herself of ten dollars. In this age of eBooks she saw no purpose in climbing aboard the agent/publisher/query treadmill.
Latest: Crazy Little Thing Called Snooki
Sarah BromleySarah Bromley drinks too much coffee and has loved spooky things since she first saw "An American Werewolf in London" at age five. She lives in the St.Louis area with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, three children, and two pugs. You can find her contributing to PotsN'Pens, on Twitter and at her blog. She is represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
Latest: Food of the (American) Gods
Scott NicholsonScott Nicholson is the bestselling author of more than 20 mystery, suspense, and supernatural thrillers, as well as six screenplays, three childrens' books and four comics series. He's also a freelance editor and journalist. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream. Sign up for his Yahoo newsletter at email@example.com to win gift cards, ereaders, and other freebies. His website is http://www.hauntedcomputer.com.
Sharon BaylissAs an author and social worker, Sharon Bayliss has devoted her life to making the lives of real people better and the lives of fictional people much, much worse. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living her “happily-ever-after” with her husband and two young sons in Austin, Texas. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). Her debut novel, The Charge, will be released soon from Curiosity Quills Press.
Sharon T. RoseSharon grew up in the military, which did its level best to turn her into a highly trained and functional contributor to Society. Being of the independent sort, Sharon rebelled and ran away to live under a rock, where she still resides. After frittering away some years with college degrees and corporate jobs in an attempt to amuse herself, she finally overthrew the last vestiges of her upbringing and became a Writer. Having attained this exalted state, she nevertheless persists in seeking new forms of diversion, primarily by reading online comics, weblit, spamming her various Twitter feeds, and ignoring social responsibilities. Sharon writes serial fiction and posts it online three times weekly. To participate in her lifestyle of choice, please utilize the following resources: http://www.lilyfieldsfiction.com | http://rosesinkwell.wordpress.com | http://www.twitter.com/tinyjregli | http://www.twitter.com/proseofsharon | http://www.twitter.com/sharontherose
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Shay FabbroDr. Fabbro currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. When not writing novels, she teaches biology classes at Mesa State College. She is hard at work on the second novel in the Portals of Destiny series, Shattered Destiny, as well as a new young adult series, The Adventures of Alexis Davenport. Her website is ShayFabbro.com.
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Shelby MikschI currently serve as a desk-jockey in the Navy, which in turn finances my other hobbies of amateur photography and trying (and failing) to learn how to play a musical instrument. It also pays for my book addiction and feeds the two four-legged furry heathens in my care. I spend entirely too much time indoors – unless it is baseball season, at which time I turn into an orange-and-black-clad freak obsessed with pitching mechanics and splash hits. My writing demon has given me carpal tunnel as well as a massive stack of unpublished pages in various genres... which I might let you see. Someday.
Stina LindenblattStina Lindenblatt writes young adult and new adult novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her personal blog and the QueryTracker blog. She worked for several years as a pharmaceutical sale representative, which led to a wealth of experience in sales and marketing.
Summer LaneSummer Lane is a freelance writer with thousands of published articles on a variety of topics. She's also a screenwriter, novelist, book reviewer and cat lover. Her book, 'Snappy Social Networking,' is available now! Catch Summer at Writing Belle, where she reviews and features books, interviews authors, and offers tips on how to become a successful writer.
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Tara WestA former Texas high school teacher, Tara enjoyed coaching her writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise her baby girl, Tara now works from home as a cover artist and novelist. In her spare time, Tara loves to read, exercise and spend time with her family and friends. She contributes the cover art for her own novels and has designed covers for over 500 other books. Tara West is the author of the YA paranormal Whispers series: Sophie’s Secret, Don’t Tell Mother and Krysta’s Curse. For more on Tara West’s books, please visit http://tarawestauthor.wordpress.com.
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Thea GregoryThea Gregory is a farm girl from English Western Quebec, a total nerd, and she loves science fiction, zombies and physics. Between marathon cooking sessions, her clerktastic day job, and part-time studies, she manages to find time to write. Author of the Zombie Bedtime Stories, her debut sci-fi novel, Sanity Vacuum, releases December 6.
Toni DwigginsAs a kid, Toni's favorite thing was to sit on the sun-warmed boulder in the park, read detective and adventure stories, and write small thoughts in her diary. As an adult, she sat at a desk and worked with words: script typist at a motion picture studio, researcher at university libraries, proofreader for a textbook company, copy-editor for that company, and finally textbook writer for same company. She's author of a US history text and has contributed to textboks in the sciences, including earth science. She has also published two novels: Interrupt and Badwater: The Forensic Geology Series (Volume 1).
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V.J. ChambersV. J. Chambers. is fond of snakes, cheesecake, her boyfriend Aaron, Stephen King books, Buffy, and corduroy pants (although not exactly in that order). She is the author of Once Upon a Changeling through Curiosity Quills Press, the two Jason and Azazel trilogies and many other stories for teens and adults. She lives in Shepherdstown, WV.
William VitkaWilliam Vitka is a New York City-based writer and journalist. He's written for CBSNews.com, NYPost.com, GameSpy.com, Stuff Magazine, On Spec Magazine, Necrotic Tissue, The Red Penny Papers and the upcoming Kindle All-Stars with Harlan Ellison and Alan Dean Foster. He also works for the charity Blue Redefined. He lives in New York City.
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