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Carolyn M. Chang
James S. Dorr
Arthur M. Doweyko
Lauren A. Forry
Nye Joell Hardy
Patrick J. Hurley
Martin T. Ingham
David W. Landrum
Kerry G.S. Lipp
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
J. L. Mo
Karl G. Rich
Susan A. Royal
Jeffery Scott Sims
Alex J. Stevens
Cyrus P. Underwood
William R. D. Wood
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after forty five years they are both out of warranty. Ed has had forty five stories published thus far.
Contributed Arabesque to To Hell with Dante.
Pete Aldin has been writing sci-fi/fantasy/thriller stories since he was a kid. In his 40s, he finally decided to start finishing the damn things.
Pete lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his family and their small yappy dog. His addictions include alcoholic ciders, movie soundtracks, and the FIFA franchise on Xbox. He doesn't like piña colada or taking walks in the rain.
He can be found lurking in the shadows at www.petealdin.com.
Contributed The Bridge to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Chris Allinotte lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two sons.
In 2008, his story The Dirt on Ronnie Wilkins won first place in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest.
Chris is the author of the short story collection Gathering Darkness, and the creator and editor of the Eight Days of Madness, and Nine Days of Madness anthologies. He is currently working on his first novel.
Contributed There's an App for That to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed More Precious than Rubies to Quests, Curses, & Vengeance
Therese Arkenberg already has one of those checkered pasts that writers always seem to acquire. She's worked at a library, as a cashier in a craft store, as a tutor in logic, and as a volunteer income tax preparer. She's currently working as a freelance editor and social media manager in Washington, D.C.—the same city as the Warrior Cry Music Project, a nonprofit for recovering veterans, which benefited from the charity Battlespace anthology, in which "Ayema's Fleet" first appeared.
Her first short story was accepted for publication on January 2, 2008, and her second acceptance came a few hours later. Since then they haven't always been in such a rush, yet her work appears in places like Beneath Ceaseles Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Crossed Genres Magazine, and the anthologies Sword & Sorceress XXIV and Warrior Wisewoman 3. “Aqua Vitae,” her science fiction novella, was released by WolfSinger Publications in December 2011.
Contributed Ayema's Fleet to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Diane Arrelle, the pen name of South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, has been writing for more than 20 years, has sold over 150 short stories, and has had two books published, Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories and Elements Of The Short Story, How to Write a Selling Story. She was one of the founding members as well as the second president of the Garden State Horror Writers and is also a past president of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. When not writing, she is a director of a municipal senior citizen center. She is married with one son in college in England, and she lives with her other son, her husband and her cat at home on the edge of the Pine Barrens in Southern New Jersey (home of the Jersey Devil). You can visit her at dinaleacock.com
Contributed Paradox Lost to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed Believing for a Reason to To Hell with Dante.
Barbara Austin writes suspense novels and short stories. She grew up in Houston and studied at The University of Texas, but has spent most of her adult life in The Netherlands and the UK. She is a long-time member of two fiction critique groups in Amsterdam. Her short stories have appeared in The Amsterdam Quarterly and The Temporal Element. She is represented by a literary agent for her first novel, The Wool Comber’s House, and is writing a new novel. (Foto: Adrienne Korzilius)
Contributed Doing Time to The Temporal Element Anthology.
After thirty years at sea, Ross Baxter now concentrates on writing sci-fi and horror fiction. His varied work has been published in print and Kindle by a number of publishing houses in both the US and the UK. Married to a Norwegian and with two Anglo-Viking kids, he now lives in Derby, England.
Ross’s author page can be found here.
Contributed Dead Thoughts to the Life of the Dead Anthology
Ted holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Geneva College, a Master's Degree in Communication Arts from William Paterson, and another in Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma. He is a retired army officer who has contributed several articles and chapters to military publications. Among these were, "Training for Low Visibility Driving," "Planning for the Rear Area Defense," and a research document, "Utilization of a Vehicle Integrated Intelligence [V(int)2] System in Armored Vehicles."
Since retiring, Ted has turned to writing Sci-Fi with several projects underway. His first published work in this genre was "To Dance with the Girls of Ios 5." www.perihelionsf.com/archives/blasche001.htm.
Contributed The Last Admiral to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Erik Bundy lives in the magical North Carolina woods where mice claiming to be cousins move in for the winter then take the towels when they leave in spring. The federal government pays him not to work in one of their offices. He is a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop and a grand prize winner in the Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition. He has published stories and poems in a number of magazines and anthologies.
Contributed Ship of Souls to the Altered America Anthology.
Carolyn is passionate about writing science fiction and fantasy stories and helping fellow aspiring writers (www.stuckonmystory.com). She has had a story written in collaboration with Leslie Lee published in Aurora Wolf Literary Journal’s Novus Creatura: An Anthology of Never-Before Seen Monstrosities. She lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands with her husband and two children where she also leads a local SF&F writing group.
Contributed Back in Time to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Joseph Conat has been writing stories for many years, though most of them have never seen paper, or a screen, or a hologram if you are reading this in the far future. He has finally set something to an impermanent storage media and submitted it. Let's all give him a small round of applause. That's enough.
He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan with his indulgent wife and daughter and their small menagerie of idiotic dogs and evil-minded, scheming cats. Pity him. If you have not heard from him in some days, please call the police. If found wandering the streets give him cold beer, hot soup, and phone his wife who may be worried about him.
Contributed Conversations with Monsters to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed Tickity-Tock to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Shawn Cook lives in Martinsville, Indiana, with his wife and children. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Pill Hill Press' Patented DNA & Haunted. He's still new to this so cut him a break.
Contributed One Last Gamble to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
Contributed A Guilty Man and The Ride to To Hell with Dante.
Gerald Costlow lives in Michigan with his wife and three dogs. His first two novels, The Weaving and A Plethory of Powers, were published in 2011 to great reviews. He has numerous short fantasy and horror stories published over the past few years in anthologies and magazines, including an ongoing series of supernatural romance novels publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. To find out more about this author and his work, visit his website: http://theweaving.blogspot.com
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
Dave D'Alessio is an ex-animator, ex-industrial chemist and ex-TV engineer currently masquerading as a practicing social scientist.
Contributed The Prince Who Went up a Hill to the VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
James Dorr’s newest collection is The Tears of Isis, released by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in May 2013. This joins his two prose collections from Dark Regions Press, Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance and Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and the all-poetry Vamps (A Retrospective) from Sam’s Dot/White Cat. An active member of SFWA and HWA with nearly four hundred individual appearances fromAlfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Xenophilia, Dorr invites readers to visit his site at http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.
Contributed Avoid Seeing A Mouse to the Altered America Anthology.
Contributed Girls Gone Dead to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
As a scientist, Arthur has authored 100+ publications, and shares the 2008 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for the discovery of Sprycel, a new anti-cancer drug. He writes hard science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His unpublished novel, Algorithm, which is a story about DNA and the purpose of humanity, garnered a 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) and is represented by the Literary Counsel Agency, NY. He has published a number of short stories, many of which were finalists in the 2011-2012 RPLA competitions. P'sall Senji was awarded an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest (2012).
His story "Harry and Harry" garnered first place in the 2012 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll for SF/F short stories.
He is currently working on a new novel, Angela's Apple, wherein a guardian angel that is not an angel falls in love with a human, and together they uncover the greatest conspiracy ever to face mankind.
He lives in Florida with his wife Lidia, happily wandering the beaches when not jousting with aliens. www.ArthurMDoweyko.com
Contributed Harry and Harry to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Colin Fisher is a British national, currently working in IT in the City of London. Having just turned 50, he has had a couple of stories published by Fringeworks Press (one in their anthology Ain't No Sanity Claus and another in Grimm and Grimmer). He’s currently working on several follow ups for them, together with a children's novel.
Contributed The Early Shift to To Hell with Dante.
Lauren A. Forry is a sci-fi and horror writer originally from Bucks County, PA. She holds an MA/MFA in Creative Writing from Kingston University, London and a BA from New York University. She is currently writing a series of historical horror novels which explore the sociological changes in the UK over the past half century. The first, ‘Mr. Brownawell’s Collection’, was awarded Kingston University’s Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA prize.
Contributed Application of the Novikov Self-Consistency Conjecture to the Daily Commute of One David Jensen to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed Curses May Not Be Returned, Refunded, or Exchanged and But I Know We'll Meet Again Some Sunny Day to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology.
align="center">Contributed Beau to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Steven Gepp is an Australian who is married with two children, has two university degrees, and a résumé that looks like a list of every job you could ever have without really trying, including stints as a performance acrobat and professional wrestler. He has been writing for 25 years with a list of short stories in more than 20 anthologies. He also has a novella Relick available. Further, he writes for insidepulse.com. A dull life.
Contributed Extinction to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Dan Gainor is a media critic, a veteran editor, and writer with more than two decades experience. He has been published in a wide variety of publications, including Investor’s Business Daily, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Orange County Register and The New York Post. He is the Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center and has been an editor at several news organizations including Congressional Quarterly and The Baltimore News-American.
Contributed We The People to the Altered America Anthology.
Contributed Flight Deck to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology
Contributed Soul Tracker to the Life of the Dead Anthology
Francis Gideon is a journalist, writer, and editor. He has forthcoming publications on JMS Books and short horror stories on Pure Slush, Black Treacle, and Post Script to Darkness. He lives in Canada.
Contributed We The People to To Hell with Dante.
David Greske was born in rural Wisconsin and ever since he can remember has had a fascination with the horror genre. He grew up watching the Saturday afternoon creature features. He has been writing horror stories since the age of seven and one of his first literary endeavors was a rip-off of a Dark Shadows episode. Since then his works have appeared in several magazines and anthologies including Black Ink Horror, Thirteen, Back Roads, and Dark Moon Digest.
To date, he has published four novels, Anathema, Night Whispers, Retribution, and Blood River, all of which are available on Amazon.com He co-wrote the screenplay to his latest novel, Blood River, which has been made into a feature film by ForbesFilm.
David currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is busy writing the screenplay for Blood River 2 and searching for a publisher for his newest novel, Harlow. When he isn’t writing, he tries to catch the monsters that live under his bed and ignore the whispers in his head.
Contributed Just Another Friday Night to the Life of the Dead Anthology
Brad Hafford is an archaeologist and economic anthropologist who also writes speculative fiction. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and has been researching and teaching there ever since. His father was a Pinkerton's detective many years ago and he still remembers stories of the detective life. But not quite like this one...
Contributed Revolution 1865 to the Altered America Anthology
A.C. Hall lives in Fort Worth, Texas and spends almost all of his time writing. He’s the News Director of a local newspaper by day, and a creative writer by night, with several novels available for purchase. You can find his books by searching amazon.com or by searching for him on goodreads.com. On the rare occasion he isn’t writing, A.C. likes to hang out with his nephews, watch television, read, and listen to music.
Contributed I'll Come Back for You to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed 3 Stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
Nye Joell Hardy is a science fiction and fantasy writer. Her novel, The Crows of Bedu, was published by Pill Hill Press in 2010; she has sold stories to Black Gate, Nature, and Challenging Destiny, among many others. She lives with her husband Chris in the oak-studded golden hills off Monterey Bay in California, where starlings steal the cat’s food and blue jays steal the dog’s food . (The birds are happy here, is what I’m saying.) Her website is www.whenwealllivedintheforestandnoonelivedanywhereelse.com, which is a stunning marketing advance in brand name recognition, if anyone could ever remember what it is.
Contributed Curse of the Bottle and Revenge, Inc. to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology
James Hartley is a former computer programmer. Originally from northern New Jersey, he now lives in sunny central Florida with his wife Sally, two cats, and a swimming pool. He has published seven fantasy novels, "The Ghost of Grover's Ridge," "Magic Is Faster Than Light," "Teen Angel," "Cop with a Wand," "Magic to the Rescue," "This Wand for Hire," and "Fortunatus," and a science fiction space opera novel, "Beverly Bronte Space Chick." He has had short stories published as e-books, in the collections "Lotsa Time" and "Worlds Away and Worlds Aweird," in anthologies, and in various e-zines and print magazines. He is currently working on a new novel, "The Island of Dr. Merlot." He is a member of IWOFA and the Dark Fiction Guild. His website is http://teenangel.netfirms.com.
Contributed Brigadooned to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed The Kingdom of Heaven to To Hell with Dante.
Larry Hinkle is an advertising copywriter living with his wife, two dogs and a cat in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. His work has been published in Suspense Magazine, Cemetery Moon, and twice in Sanitarium Magazine. He was also named an "Honorable Mention" winner in Allegory.
He loves beer, zombies, stand-up comedy, cynicism, Diet Coke, loud music, TV, skiing, camping, dogs, the colors purple, orange and black, horror, proofreaders, the Cleveland Browns, THE Ohio State University, his friends and family, and smart advertising.
He hates pretty much everything else.
Contributed The Quantum Dead to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
After living in Chicago for ten years, Patrick Hurley has moved out to the Northwest and is enjoying life in Seattle. Some of his other fiction can be found in Penumbra e-magazine, Big Pulp magazine, Allegory e-zine, and The Drabblecast podcast. He is currently at work on his first novel and can be found online at http://ph-storyteller.blogspot.com/.
Contributed The Seventh Day to the To Hell with Dante Anthology.
Martin T. Ingham is the author of various Science Fiction & Fantasy works, including West of the Warlock, The Guns of Mars, and The Rogue Investigations. His work has appeared in numerous print anthologies and online venues. Influenced by the greats of speculative fiction (Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, etc...), he utilizes wit and wisdom to create stories for today's readers with his own unique voice.
When he isn't writing, Martin likes to dabble in numismatics, horology, antique auto restoration, and he likes to play with guns. He currently resides in his hometown of Robbinston, Maine, with his wife, Jenna, and their four children, Sylvia, Wyatt, Kathryn, and Lois.
Learn more about Martin's works at his website: www.martiningham.com
Author of West of the Warlock, The Curse of Selwood, and The Man Who Shot Thomas Edison.
Michael Janairo's journalism and creative writing has been published in various newspapers and literary magazines. His most recent publications include the poem "Aswang" in the online speculative poetry journal Eye to the Telescope and the short story "Angela and the Scar: April 1900" in the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History.
He works as an arts journalist at a daily newspaper in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife, son, and dog. (His family name is pronounced "ha NIGH row.") He blogs at mikejanairo.wordpress.com.
Contributed The Advanced Ward to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Sam Kepfield is a writer who is forced to earn a living as a criminal defense attorney in Hutchinson, Kansas. He has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University (B.A. 1986), a law degree and an M.A. in History from the University of Nebraska (’89, ‘94), as well as doctoral work at the University of Oklahoma.
By night he writes science fiction and a few horror stories. His work has appeared in Science Fiction Trails, Electric Spec, and Aoife’s Kiss. His story “Not Because They Are Easy,” which appeared in the Rocket Science anthology, was considered for Best Short Story of 2012 by the British Science Fiction Association. His first novel, “Magic Man, Gold Dust Woman, and the Dream Machine” was released by Musa Publishing in March 2013.
Contributed Lay Down My Sword to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed The Orthogonian to the Altered America Anthology.
Jackson Kuhl is the author of Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer (The History Press, 2011), a historical biography of the Revolutionary War patriot and privateer. His alternate histories and gaslamp fantasies have been published in Black Static and a number of anthologies.
Contributed Rio Grande to the Altered America Anthology.
Paul Lamb lives in Kansas City but sneaks off to his little cabin in the Ozarks whenever he can. His stories have appeared in BartlebySnopes, Danse Macabre, Little Patuxent Review, Crossed Genres, Midwest Literary Magazine, Platte Valley Review, and others. He rarely strays far from his laptop.
Contributed Time Heals All to The Temporal Element Anthology.
David W. Landrum is a veteran, having served with the US Third Infantry some years back. His speculative fiction has appeared widely, most recently in The Horror Zine, Electric Spec, Aphelion, Sanitarium, and Sorceress Signals. His novellas, “The Gallery” and “Strange Brew,” are available through Amazon.
Contributed The Saint to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Tony Laplume is the author of The Cloak of Shrouded Men and the short story collection Monorama. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Maine in 2003, and has worked on student papers the Academic Advocate and Maine Campus, literary journals Hemlock and Dead Letter Quarterly, and written for websites Paperback Reader, Lower Decks, and Examiner. He's previously had a short story published in the anthology Villainy. He lives in Colorado Springs. You can write him at email@example.com.
Contributed A Home More Welcoming to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Kerry G.S. Lipp teaches English at a community college. His work has appeared in DOA2 and The Best of Cruentus Libri Press.
Contributed Stiffed to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Bruno Lombardi was born in Montreal in 1968. He has had a rather distressing tendency to be a weirdness magnet for much of his adult life. If your friend's cousin's brother-in-law tells you a story and swears it's true and that it ‘happened to someone he knows’, it was probably Bruno.
His hobbies include attempting to dissuade the cults that form around him, managing the betting pool on the next Weird Thing, and being a slave to his two cats, Mynx and Sphinx. He currently lives in Ottawa and works as a civil servant for the Canadian government. Rumours that he secretly runs the Canadian government from his nuclear bunker with an android called 'Stephen Harper' as a front have never been substantiated and are merely rumours. Honestly.
He has also met lots of people off the internet and has yet to be murdered by any of them; his cats on the other hand have other ideas.
Author of the novel Snake Oil
Contributed A Thursday Night at Doctor What's Time and Relative Dimensional Space Bar and Grill to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed Gold Fever to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology.
Contributed 2 stories to the Altered America Anthology:
Contributed 2 stories to the To Hell with Dante anthology:
Robert MacAnthony is an editor and Intellectual Property Attorney. Despite his affiliation with the legal profession, claims that he was not born but rather spawned during a primeval ceremony to Nyarlathotep remain unproven. He enjoys reading, writing, playing basketball, and RPGs (tabletop and computer). Favorite authors include Mervyn Peake, Guy Gavriel Kay, and H. P. Lovecraft.
Contributed Temsy to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Ken MacGregor’s work has appeared in Siren’s Call Publications, Hazardous Press, Bloodbound Books, and others. Ken is a member of The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers and an Affiliate member of HWA.
Contributed Stiffed to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Ryan McCall first became interested in alternate history upon coming across a What If? anthology. He was instantly hooked and delved into as much of the genre as he could both in printed books and online. He has self-published two books on Amazon, The Nanking War and Not By a Mine. He is currently expanding his writing area into fantasy, with an epic fantasy series currently in progress.
Contributed Guns of the Green Mountains to the Altered America Anthology.
Stacey Jaine McIntosh was born in Perth, Western Australia, where she still resides with her husband and four young children.
In 2011 she had her first short story, Freya, published in an anthology, two more stories followed shortly after in other anthologies.
Stacey dedicated her first finished novel Solstice to her mother who passed away unexpectedly in 2008, and she is currently working on several other novels simultaneously, including Even Angels Fall, in which the character of Lilith was first realised and Morgan was just a minor character begging for more attention.
When not with her family or writing, she enjoys photography, genealogy, medieval pageantry, and witchcraft.
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
Sean Menken is a New Jersey native who now resides in the Washington D.C. area. He's always been fascinated by the world as it is but also the world as it could be, explaining a lifelong love of science fiction and history. He holds a Bachelor's degree in History from American University and manages anothergamerguy.wordpress.com.
Contributed The Union Forever to the Altered America Anthology.
“A fourth generation Floridian, I still reside in the town of my birth, the tourist Mecca that is Orlando. Born in a ‘lower-middle-class-income’ family (read: wrong side of the tracks), has given me an odd perspective on life. And that has kept a smile on my face.”
“Please visit my Amazon Author Page to check out my other publications (McShane Mini-Mystery series, in particular). You can sample more of my work on my website blog, Life. One short story at a time.
Contributed Quest through the Ages to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology.
Contributed Z1 to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Owen Morgan lives in Vancouver, BC and is an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, with a particular fondness for Dungeon & Dragons, and military history. He holds a BA (History) from Simon Fraser University, and has completed online courses with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, LitReactor, and Word Forge. He is presently working on his first novel length work.
Contributed The Loyalist Washington to the Altered America Anthology.
Tim Mucci has had fiction and nonfiction published by Slice Magazine, has written a Star Wars comic story for Dark Horse Comics, and has adapted The Odyssey, Tom Sawyer, and other great classic novels into graphic novels for Sterling Publishing. He’s also a podcaster and co-host of The Double Shadow, which is dedicated to the works of weird fiction author Clark Ashton Smith.
Tim lives in Brooklyn with his artist wife and cat (not an artist).
Contributed Zombie Zoo to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Mel Obedoza is a chocoholic who enjoys reading and writing fantasy, fairy tales, and good old-fashioned romance. She makes her home in the Philippines with her family, including a daughter who shares her passion for books and believes that her little pink plastic mirror can vanquish frogs and dragons.
Contributed El Dorado and Be Careful What You Wish For... to the Quests, Curses & Vengeance Anthology.
Mark Olivares is a 53-year old native of San Francisco, currently living in suburban exile. He is a geologist who has worked for many years in the environmental industry. His interests include history and alternate history, particularly of World War II, mineral collecting, and of course, science fiction. He is lucky enough to be married to the smartest lady he ever met. And he is 'Daddy' to two unbearably cute kids who are way too smart for his own good.
Contributed The Future to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Melissa Osburn is a writer of speculative fiction. Her stories have appeared in the horror anthologies Cellar Door: Words of Beauty, Tales of Terror, We Walk Invisible and Growing Concerns. Melissa lives in rural Michigan with her family and cats.
Contributed The Departed That Chained the Ring to the To Hell with Dante Anthology.
Philip Overby is an English teacher and article writer for Mythic Scribes. In his spare time he enjoys watching pro wrestling, writing, playing various games, and doing yoga. His most recent story can be found in the charity anthology Kizuna: Fiction for Japan.. He can be followed on Twitter @Philip_Overby, on facebook, and his various thoughts can be found on his blog: http://www.philipoverbyfantasy.blogspot.jp/. He lives in Japan with his wife and a collection of key chains.
Contributed The Black Blizzard to the Altered America Anthology.
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
David Perlmutter is a freelance writer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The holder of an MA degree from the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg, and a lifelong animation fan, he has published short fiction in a variety of genres for various magazines and anthologies, as well as essays on his favorite topics for similar publishers. He is the author of the upcoming book America Toons In: A History of Television Animation (McFarland and Co.) and of the currently available The Singular Adventures Of Jefferson Ball (Chupa Cabra Press).
Contributed Fangirl, Rip, and the Devil's Daughter to the To Hell with Dante Anthology.
Mary Pletsch is a glider pilot, toy collector and graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. Her short stories have been published in When the Hero Comes Home 2 by Dragon Moon Press, Dark Bits by Apokrupha, and Steamed Up by Dreamspinner Press. Administrator by day, writer by night, she stays up late to indulge the voices in her head, powered by the lunar tides and too much caffeine. She currently lives in Ottawa with Dylan Blacquiere and their four cats. Visit her online at www.fictorians.com.
Contributed The Last and the Least to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Jeff Poole is a current member of HWA, and has had several stories published in the Santa Fe Reporter (annual short story writing contest, 2nd place, twice). His work has also appeared in Bards and Sages, as well as Downstate Story, Horror on the Installment Plan, Conjurings, and about a dozen e-zines. His story, “Instruments” was recently published in the Anthology “Tales of the Undead—undead in Pictures.”
Contributed Paradise for Purgatory to the To Hell with Dante Anthology.
Jeff Provine is a farm kid turned Composition professor in Norman, Oklahoma. He writes The Academy webcomic, blogs on Alternate History, and composes Very Short Stories on Twitter, @JeffProvine.
Contributed Wild Blue to the Altered America Anthology.
Contributed Gravedigger to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
In his own words...
Contributed What Would You Ask Yourself? to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology:
Contributed I Am Drone to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed And Then There Were None to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Contributed Everybody Goes to Heaven, And Then... to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
L. Rigdon lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her master’s degree in literature from California State University, Stanislaus. Besides writing speculative fiction, she also works as a content production specialist for an array of clients and businesses.
Contributed Death Insurance to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Barry Rosenberg was born in London, England, but moved to Canberra, Australia after completing a PhD. Becoming involved in meditation, he left research to pursue other activities. Nowadays, he combines writing with woodwork.
Barry began creative writing with poetry in 1975. Most recently, he has been writing speculative fiction. He has two novels available, Glide in Slowtime and The Buddha leaves, and has had several shorts published including Arachnid-Man in Penumbra eMag, and Two Minus One Makes Three in the April 2012 edition of SNM Horror Magazine.
Contributed Dread Man Walking to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Born in west Texas and raised in south Texas, Susan makes her home in a 100-year-old farmhouse in a small east Texas town that comes complete with a female ghost who harmonizes from time to time with her son when he plays guitar.
Susan is married, with three children and four grandchildren. Her family is rich with characters, both past and present. She spent her childhood listening to her grandmother’s stories of living on a farm in Oklahoma Territory with three sisters and three brothers and working as a telephone operator in the early 20th century. Her father shared stories of growing up in San Antonio in the depression, and through her mother’s eyes she experienced how it felt to be a teenager during WWII.
Her current book, In My Own Shadow, is a Fantasy adventure/romance. Her first book, Not Long Ago, is a time travel adventure/romance. Both ebooks are available through MuseItUp/Amazon/B&N. She is currently working on a sequel to Not Long Ago, because her daughter insisted there was still more of Erin and Griffin’s story to tell, and she was right.
Contributed Odin's Spear to the Quests, Curses, & Vengeance Anthology.
Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi is a Texan lost in the Oregon wilderness. She’s a horror screenwriter and author whose short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies. Her screenplays have been recognized by The Austin Film Festival, The Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, and The Page Awards. She enjoys cheap thrills, expensive shoes, and things that go bump in the night. You can find her random babblings on Twitter under her username @lizzayn
Contributed The Grey Box to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
Jason Sharp is a bureaucrat by day, farmer by night, and writer in-between. He resides with his wife on a farm outside Ottawa. He has been published once, in Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, and has sold a second story which should be published before the end of 2013.
Contributed The Shining Path to the Altered America Anthology.
“When it comes to writing, novels are my main interest and I have five completed manuscripts as well as half a dozen others which need a little more editing before they’re good to go. I love science-fiction and enjoy humour, so if I can combine the two, so much the better. I managed to do that in one of my novels Short of a Miracle which is available on Kindle. I also have about eighty short stories and about two hundred poems, as well as seven plays and a few articles – two published in Practical Family History and one in Yours Magazine.”
“I’ve been writing since 1996 and have won prizes for my short stories, including a first prize of £250 presented at the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society by Bernard Cornwell. I was also shortlisted in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future international quarter-finals in 2004 and had a science-fiction story published in Mslexia. “
“I’ve been an English teacher for most of my career and teach part-time at a homework club. I help to run a local writing group and edit our poetry and prose magazine, Pennine Ink. I also organise the annual competition for another writing circle and run a monthly reading group.”
Contributed Second Coming to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
Jeffery Scott Sims is an author devoted to fantastic literature, living in Arizona, which forms the background for many of his tales. His recent publications include a novel, The Journey of Jacob Bleek, and the short stories "A Critique of Vorchek's _Holobiologia," "The Witch's Cave," "A Little Peril In Brisbett," "In the Box," "In a Tight Place," and "The Wheel of Dargalon."
Contributed The City at the End of Time to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Alex Stevens is a retired school teacher living on the mid-coast of Maine. He enjoys spending time with grandchildren, hiking, fishing, and writing angry letters to politicians who rarely listen.
Contributed Prophet of Steel to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed The Trees to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
Erik Storey works during the day and writes crime fiction at night. His short fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Waving Hands Review, and Linguistic Erosion. He is currently writing his second hardboiled contemporary western novel. He lives in a very small house in Western Colorado with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
Contributed Tartarus Tavern to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
Emily Swaim is a freelance writer whose career path has gone through a matchmaking site, a video game company, and other unexpected places. She lives in Kansas and has a BA from Kenyon College.
Contributed Living Ever After to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Cyrus P. Underwood's real name is Richard Anderson. Disabled since age 9, he spends his time writing and reading. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has also published an eBook through Amazon Self-Publishing called The Bully Pulpit.
Contributed A Girl's Best Friend to the Altered America Anthology.
Dusty Wallace lives in the Appalachians of Virginia with his wife and two sons. He enjoys reading, writing, and the occasional fine cigar. Previous credits include KZine, eFiction, and Existence on Mars (Anassa Anthology).
Contributed End of the Rainbow to the Altered America Anthology.
Edmund Wells was born on a damp Thursday on the Isle of Wight, England. He spent his formative years locked in a wine cellar arguing with crusty Irish philosophers. Using only his wits and a sharpened potato, he escaped by ferry to America, where he was captured by actuaries and forced to work in insurance.
During his rare moments of freedom, Edmund enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy, imitating Belgians, and the occasional philosophical limerick. He maintains a shrine to Monty Python in his basement, where he likes to sacrifice coconuts and is working on a plan to steal Terry Pratchett.
After much begging, Edmund’s story “The Light of Venus” was granted first place in Golden Visions Summer 2011 writing contest, while a modest bribe secured “Neptune Rising” third place in the Winter 2012 edition. Due to a computer error, his ‘weird west’ fantasy “Oasis” won first place in Fantasy Faction’s 2013 Anthology. He is presently working on a novel involving Australian robots.
Contributed The Light Fantastic and AMR-17 to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Contributed 3 stories to the Quests, Curses & Vengeance Anthology:
Contributed What if... The Louisiana Purchase Never Happened? to the Altered America Anthology.
Contributed Tour of Duty to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed Last Request and The Miracle of Death to the Life of the Dead Anthology.
Contributed Woman, Thy Name Is Hell to the To Hell with Dante anthology.
Host of the Gelato Poetry Series, instigator of the San Diego Poetry Un-Slam, and an editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, Jon Wesick has published more than sixty short stories in journals such as The Berkeley Fiction Review, Space and Time, Zahir, Tales of the Talisman, Blazing Adventures, and Metal Scratches. He has also published over two hundred fifty poems. Jon has a Ph.D. in physics and is a longtime student of Buddhism and the martial arts. One of his poems won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists contest.
Contributed Is the Caller There? to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in the swamps of coastal South Carolina in the American South. He left teaching public school after sixteen years to care for the health needs of his younger son and to pursue writing full time. He has published the novels LOOSE ENDS: A ZOMBIE NOVEL and TIME EATERS. He has a zombie story in BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR volume 5 with editor Ellen Datlow. Follow his many dark thoughts at JayWilburn.com and @AmongTheZombies on Twitter.
Contributed Cure to the Life of the Dead Anthology
Charles Wilcox has lived in Boulder, Colorado all his life. He has always had a passion for history and creating new worlds. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University.
Contributed The Lights on Broadway to the Altered America Anthology.
William R.D. Wood lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in an old farmhouse turned backwards to the road. His profound love of horror and science fiction routinely leads him to destroy the world, whether by alien artifact, zombie apocalypse, or teddy bear. http://writebrane.blogspot.com
Contributed The Long View to The Temporal Element Anthology.
Neal is a book editor, standup comic, columnist for The Mountain Valley News, and former math teacher and director of a math learning center.
His first YA sci-fi novel, Reternity, was released just over a year ago and has amassed seven national awards, including being named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011.
His science fiction thriller, "The Balance," which is part one of a trilogy, will be released by Bold Strokes Books in the spring of 2014.
Contributed Divine Protocol to VFW: Veterans of the Future Wars Anthology.
Contributed The Shombie Apocalypse to the Life of the Dead Anthology
Sonny Zae lives on the front range in Colorado and enjoys speculating about the future and writing science fiction, fantasy, and darkly humorous horror. His science fiction short story "Pet Protection Laws and Poodle Impact" was first place winner in On the Premises webzine short story contest #20. His horror short story "Death Metal Ghost" was third place winner in the 2013 Robyn Herrington memorial speculative fiction short story contest. Sonny's fantasy short story "Battle for the Dragon's Egg" is available in Sorcerous Signals at http://www.sorceroussignals.com/CurrentIssue.html. His fantasy novel, "Wizard Seeking Trophy Bride," is available for purchase on the Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EG47ET6.
Contributed Beelze-Bubba to theTo Hell with Dante anthology.
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