Sam Reed is a born and bred southern girl who grew up reading Toni Morrison, Archie Comics, Christopher Pike, Octavia Butler, Dean Koontz and Stephen King. When she’s not thinking of what to write she is napping or eating, going to church, wishing she could sing, dreaming of owning a tiny house, watching A Different World reruns, trying to perfect her grandma’s biscuit recipe, or reading a book. You can find her at booksbysamreed.com or follow her on Twitter.
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Richard is an award-winning writer and radio announcer. He won the grand prize in national novel writing contest, earned awards for his short stories, and also claimed several honors for his morning radio program. Richard received his master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning the Faculty Fiction Award. Prior to that, he studied English at UW-Stevens Point, graduating summa cum laude. Follow him on Twitter or like him on Facebook.
Bonnar learned to read in kindergarten and never stopped. The restrictive policy of her town library (What? Only fourteen books per card?) led her to become omnivorous—her brothers’ science fiction and adventure, her mother’s classics, her father’s, well, those books hidden behind the hardcovers on the top shelf.
An inveterate traveler, she hitchhiked across Europe at 16 and joined the Peace Corps after college. Bonnar teaches ESL at a community college. She’d do it for free, but is pleased they pay her—and long school vacations mean leisurely travels.
Bonnar writes eclectic and stylish mystery-suspense novels with an international flavor. She currently divides her time between cottages on a New Hampshire salt marsh and by the Sea of Abaco. Follow her on Twitter.
Nancy McConnell grew up in a little family, in a small town on the outskirts of bigger city. Besides her family, the two things she loved most in the world were: reading and playing pretend. When she grew up, reading was allowed but playing pretend was sometimes frowned upon. Since that was the case, she decided to write books so that the stories running around in her head would still live. In between writing stories, marrying her college sweetheart, and moving to a new country, she had her own little family and settled in another small town on the way outskirts of a much bigger city. Some things never change. You can find her at NancyMcConnell.com or follow her on Twitter.
Zachary Woodard writes fantasy, speculative fiction and weird tales out of a too-small apartment in Philadelphia. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University, and now teaches college-level composition. His vast collection of anxieties include the heat death of the universe, extraterrestrial intelligence, and humanity’s continued failure to colonize Mars. Still, sometimes he finds solace in coffee and cartoons. He can be found online at www.WoodardWeird.com or on twitter @zwgarth.
D.C. Mallery is the author of four novels — Darksight Protocol, Cassia, Artemesia and Tēleos — and several short stories. One of his stories — The Trauma Eater — appears in Issue #37 of Sanitarium Magazine. He is now hard at work writing his latest novel: The Dying Half.
D.C. Mallery is also an avid traveler. He has gone ice climbing in Alaska, bug-swatting in Greenland, and has been trapped in the innermost sanctum of the Great Pyramid of Giza when the power went out (inexplicably and for a distressingly long period of time).
James Matlack Raney grew up all over the world, in Europe, Latin America, and Africa, collecting follies, adventures, tragedies, and triumphs that would later become his stories. He is the author of the Jim Morgan novels, the award-winning middle grade adventure series, and his short story “And They Entered the Ark” appeared in Hello Horror in 2015. He currently lives in Los Angeles, tinkering with new tales on his keyboard at coffee shops all across the city. Visit him at JamesMatlackRaney.com or like him on Facebook and follow him Twitter.