There’s nothing mundane
in the writing world of Terry Wright. Tension, conflict and suspense
propel his readers through the pages as if they were on fire. Published in
Science Fiction, Horror, and Supernatural, his mastery of the action thriller has
also won him International acclaim as an accomplished screenplay writer. A
longtime member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, he coordinated their
annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest for six years, received their highest
award for service, The Jasmine Award, and was nominated for the Writer of
the Year, 2014. Nowadays he spends most of his literary time editing manuscripts
and publishing authors from around the world.
is a Vietnam Veteran (USAF), a certified pilot of light aircraft, and an avid Harley Davidson fan. He's a member of the
Harley Owners Group (HOG), the American Legion Post 178 and the American Legion Riders. He
lives in Centennial, Colorado, south of Denver with his
wife, Bobette, and their Yorkie, Taz.
Stephen A. Benjamin was born and raised in New York City.
He received his A.B. degree from Brandeis University, and his
D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and is a
board-certified veterinary pathologist.
He has been a university teacher, researcher, and
administrator, and is currently Professor Emeritus at Colorado State
His interests in human and animal health are reflected in
most of his short stories and novels.
He lives in Colorado with his wife, and enjoys traveling,
especially visiting his family, fishing, golf, skiing, cooking, and
Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member
of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and serves on the board of
Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) as editor of The
Galley, GRW’s award-winning online newsletter. She is the
recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award.
writes humorous women’s fiction, including The
Edger, which won first place in the Suspense Romance category of
the 2010 Ignite the Flame Contest, sponsored by Central Ohio Fiction
Writers RWA chapter. Her
manuscript, The Colonoscopy
Club, finaled in the GRW Unpublished Maggie Awards for
Excellence in 2005 in the Single Title category.
|A. J. Kirby is the
award-winning published author of three novels and over forty
short stories. He is a sports writer for the Professional
Footballer's Association in the UK and a reviewer for The New York Journal
of Books and The Short Review.
work has been described as `vivid and intense', `deeply
disturbing', and `intriguing'. He writes about the darker side
of the street; that place that people hurry past without quite
knowing why. He revels in creating unease in the reader. After
entering his world, `you may want to run up and down stairs just
to calm down' (as one reviewer put it).
he is an avid reader. He
enjoys travel, film and theatre, and he would love to be better
at chess. He'd also like to learn about paleontology and dreams
of a perfect world when he no longer has to work at a day-job.
Oliver is a lateral thinker by inclination, a chartered
mathematician by training and experience, and a systems engineer
by reputation – a good basis for doing what she enjoys,
writing hard science fiction. After working for over 30 plus
years on real tech, she is now doing an MA in Creative Writing
at Bath Spa University. What could be lovelier than studying in
the Elizabethan Manor house at Corsham Court? Rosie lives in
Chipping Sodbury, England, with three cute cats, with the runt
of the litter definitely being the boss cat!
from South Wales, Craig Jones has held a wide range of jobs from tennis
player to gym manager to health service worker. He turned 40 in
October, is married to Claire, and they have an insane ginger
cat named Wookie. Craig went to school with Catherine Zeta-Jones, played tennis with Jamie Redknapp, and coached Great Britain’s
first ever World Number One tennis player.
have always loved horror stories, having grown up with Jason
Voorhees and his slasher friends, and I love writing them even more.
The thought of taking normal people and putting them in terrifying
situations gives me a fantastic buzz. I hope to convey that buzz to
my readers in every story I write."
has been a teacher pretty well all of his life, specialising in
Chemistry and Youth Theatre, an unlikely combination, but one which
has worked brilliantly. He
has directed a number of successful straight plays and musicals,
including ‘The Crucible’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Fiddler on
the Roof’ and ‘The Entertainer’.
His writing credits include short stories and poetry for a number of
UK publications. He also
writes drama having had a pantomime produced at the Rutherglen
Repertory Theatre near Glasgow and a play at the Traverse Theatre in
Edinburgh. He is
married, celebrating his 40th Wedding Anniversary this
year, and has two daughters and a jet black cat called Gertie.
Giles lives with his wife and two young children in Surrey, UK. He owns a
business jointly with his father, developing and manufacturing fibre
optic components and instruments for the telecommunications,
sensing, and data industries. His day job consists largely of
shining light through fragile glass fibres, and trying to glue very
small things to even smaller things.
Dean is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Kickboxing and has won
national and international titles in the sport. In 2003 he spent a
few months living and training at a Shaolin Kung Fu academy in
writes science fiction and horror, and his short stories have
appeared in webzines in the UK and US. A love of reading,
gaming, and watching SF/F has given him the motivation to put his
ideas onto paper.
a native of N.W. Indiana, Mr. Halon enlisted in the U.S.A.F., at the
age of 17, he retired from the service as a Weather Forecaster at
the Palahua Solar Observatory on Oahu, Hawaii. He later worked as a
scientist for the Department of the Navy, deactivating nuclear
submarines in Bremmerton, Washington.
Halon studied English at Chapman College in Orange, California, Math
at the University of Hawaii, and Industrial Engineering Technologies
(IET) at Purdue University, Indiana. He most recently worked as the
EIC, Editor-in-Chief of New Line Press Publishing.
passed away December 24, 2016. RIP, my good friend.
Smith’s motto is: “Life is short. Play hard.” She has
flown and jumped out of an airplane (not on the same flight, of
course), learned martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and
Shuaijiao), played violin in an orchestra, performed on stage
as an actress and dancer, competed in ballroom dance
competitions, served in the military, and traveled the world. Now
she captures those experiences in her writing.
She's excited to present her first novel “The Berlin Affair” a
romantic thriller set in Germany.
native of Southern California, Stephanie has worked as a technical
trainer, systems and test engineer, and Intelligence Hardware
Engineer in the Army while serving at Field Station Berlin.
After finishing her master’s and doctorate degrees, she worked as
a psychotherapist for several years in Manassas, Virginia, and then
returned to her original profession as an independent computer
she’s not writing, she enjoys gardening, reading, ballroom and
belly dancing, and although she loves to travel, her favorite place
in the world is her home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
O’Deer lived most of her life in a small village by the sea near the
big city of Tallinn in Estonia. She moved inland in the summer of
2004, married, and has a daughter who loves to chase the dog and scare
the fish in their fish tank.
likes reading, especially short ghost stories, and the lack of them in
Estonia inspired her to write some of her own. She also decided to
take on the challenge of writing in English, which she learned thanks
to all the Hollywood movies she’s watched. Her great love is the
sea. She misses living on the beach and dreams of moving back someday.
Author George Naas
S. Naas is a long-time Colorado resident who firmly believes that
this book, God's Assassin, is the result of supernatural inspiration.
He owns Golden Printing Company and writes in a variety of genres.
He’s an ancient history buff and a
romantic at heart. When he’s not writing or working, he enjoys
bowling and cross-fit. He lives in Lakewood with his wife Dana.
born Amy Lynn grew up the middle child in a military family.
As a “military brat” she experienced a life of changes and
travel: from Alaska to Florida to Germany (twice), North Carolina, and
a few more temporary homes in between. Two weeks after her high school
graduation, she settled in Denver, Colorado.
now lives in Nebraska with three children and 4 grandchildren.
An artist and a writer, Amy won several awards for her
pictures, paintings, and sculptures.
She also won Second Place in Colorado’s Heart of the Rockies
Contest for her debut book, “Keeper of the Stars.”
not working her full time job, Amy enjoys reading, drawing, writing
romantic fiction and poetry, wood carving, and shooting her compound
Soliel de Bella
De Bella is a student of the Universe and enjoys Astrology in her
spare time. Being a Scorpio, sexuality is a big part of her internal
make-up, as well as anything considered taboo.
She loves to entertain her creative side by writing Erotica and
indulging in all aspects of sexual desire and fulfillment. Soliel
invites you into her carnal world where you’ll strip off the masks
you wear in society to fully expose yourself to the sensuality burning
inside your soul.
from the rugged “Big Sky Country” of Montana, Soliel now resides
in Chicago with her family.
Elazia was born in Vihiga County, Western Kenya and graduated from
Kenyatta University with a B.A. in Sociology. He has been featured in
acted plays like Aminata,
Government Inspector, and the movie Mizoga,
a Born Free production. He has written plays for many schools in
Kenya: Son of Woman, Waterfalls
of Tragedy, and Jailing of
the Scientist, among others. He’s published several poems on Poemhunter, as well. Currently Major is pursuing a M.A. in Sociology
at Pwani University in Kenya. He now lives in Kilifi and works as a
freelance writer and research consultant.
Caladan was born Doug Yurchey in Pittsburgh in 1951.
An only child, he retreated into his imagination and drew
fantastical pictures. Later, he drew backgrounds for “The Simpsons”
and earned a tennis scholarship to Edinboro State as an art major.
Afterwards he started the ‘Art Trek’ gallery in Pittsburgh. There
he met a psychic (Katrina) who forever changed his life. Her insights
sent him on a course to solve great mysteries.
Nikola Tesla’s observations helped him solve riddles of
Atlantis and ancient pyramids.
His articles, videos, radio shows, theories, patent, games, and
writings have earned him international acclaim throughout 40 years of
researching natural and alien phenomena. His positive message of a
‘New Human Genesis’ pervades his science-fiction and his art, as
well. Tray lives in Northridge, California, on sometimes shaky ground,
with his cat (Monkie) and a large library of UFO and science books.
Aberdeen was born and raised on a family farm along the Southeastern
Connecticut shoreline. He cobbled together an education and a varied
career, which includes: armament technician in the US Army, submarine
builder for the US Navy, cook, restaurant manager, retail sales,
highly unpaid actor, and currently works in field of
telecommunications despite a lack of talent, skill, or the study of
anything useful. He currently lives in North Georgia with his wife and
two rescue dogs.
the years, Lane Cohen has published numerous short stories. His most recent
is Best’s Laid Plans, in
which The Beatles original drummer, Pete Best, travels back in time to
prevent being fired by The Beatles and replaced by Ringo. Bests’
Laid Plans appeared in Electric Spec magazine. Other
works: Anthem, a road-trip
comedy in which a man is challenged to sing the national anthem at all
30 major-league baseball parks within 60 days; Below
Par, where a young man goes from non-golfer to a touring pro
within nine months; and Under
the Rim, Beneath the Goalposts, and Into the Dirt, a non-fiction narrative
compilation of the incredibly stupid off-the-field antics of
basketball, football, and baseball players. Lane is a lawyer and lives
in Parker, Colorado, with his wife, Barbara, three horses: BLT, Gus,
and Dallas, his dog Ollie, and Cady, his fascinating barn cat.
McKinley is a Scot living in Switzerland, working in the rather esoteric field
of radioactive waste management. He assesses the safety of disposal
sites a million years in the future and analyses how the Oklo reactors
operated two billion years ago – which is often hard to distinguish
from science fiction.
experience ensures sound backdrops to his hard science fiction. Adult
action thrillers showcase the evolution of society in the face of
major technological advances and a degrading natural environment. All
extrapolations over the next century are credible, maybe frighteningly
so, given their dystopian nature.
published novels offer offbeat takes on the impact of the collapse of
a future, even more ubiquitous, Internet and the emergence of
in 1954 in Scunthorpe, a steel town in the North of England, Pete
Martin was educated at Scunthorpe Grammar School where he achieved
Cambridge GCE 'O' levels in English Language and English Literature.
He progressed through the hydraulics industry to become the managing
director of a £500K per annum, three centre business. His working
life had absorbed his waking hours, but since retirement he’s got
the time to express his creative side through writing and making
music. Pete moved to Hull, a City port, eighteen years ago and now
lives with his adorable partner, Vicky.
Author Siôn James
the dying embers of a power-pop musical career that found Siôn
James local celebratory status as part of the best unsigned band
to have hailed from the village in which he hails, Siôn took to the
written word rather than the lyrical to tell of tales less than
ordinary and akin to American Pie meets Bridget Jones. Now a Husband
and Father of two, Siôn regales with happenings of floundering
nostalgia by way of offering an apology through humour to those who
just happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time with the
wrong person – that being Siôn himself.
Fastje is an eccentrically eloquent singer, songwriter, and promising
young fiction writer, having penned four books by age twelve,
graduated high school at thirteen, taken the national stage as a
motivational speaker, and at fifteen, her self-help book “Bully in
the Mirror” was voted worthy for Books to Movies by a panel of 126
judges. Shanaya’s extraordinary achievements have been praised and
awarded by many prominent figures including U.S. President Barack
Obama. With a boundless imagination, Shanaya incites social justice by
using fantasy-like narratives to evoke awareness of common
tribulations. She continues to captivate us all.
love of history, time travel, and romance inspired her to write
heartfelt novels that are both entertaining and informative. Her first
book was a Native American time travel romance,
A Find Through Time, which garnered her articles in several local
newspapers and interviews on television.
She is a past
President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America
and currently the District Governor of the Suffolk County Lions clubs,
a service organization that raises money for the sight and hearing
impaired. She loves to ski, white water raft, horseback ride, and
enjoys the theater.
Marianne lives on
Long Island, has two sons and four grandchildren, and is happily
married to the real hero in her life, her husband Steve.
Martin Grise is an American academic
who, surfeited with heavy monographs, wants to return to the
swashbuckling stories of his youth. Perhaps this guy’s having a
literary midlife crisis? David Drake, Charles Bukowski, and Fritz
Leiber Jr. were his favorites back in the day. You might view more of
his short stories on crimsonstreets.com and on bewilderingstories.com.
Grise haunts Brooklyn cafes with his head in a manuscript, or hikes
and bikes through the Northeastern United States while more stories
incubate in the back of his brain.
Stefan Zappia is a young sanitation
worker from Long Island, New York. Growing up with ADD, Stefan
frequently struggled to find his place in reality as he daydreamed and
doodled monsters on his class work. A veteran escapist, he would cope
with the shortcomings of the real world by generating worlds of his
own design. His first literary fixation began with the neurotic,
cosmic nightmare works of HP Lovecraft, fiction that remains a major
inspiration to him to this day. When he isn’t cleaning up the
streets of Rockville Centre, he’s writing, reading, or engaging in
his other passion: video games. Stefan is also an avid dinosaur
enthusiast and lives with his parents, younger brother, and
magnificent Boston terrier, Odie.
Author T A Malone
kept a journal while attending Saul High School in Philadelphia, and
he took several writing courses at Kutztown University of
Pennsylvania. He then used his writing skills to develop his
professional career in Texas as a corporate manager/trainer and
teacher. A good friend once told him to start writing, but he didn’t
heed her sage advice. However, when he tore his left quadriceps
muscle, forcing him to stay at home, he decided to write his first
proud husband and father of two, Malone hopes to leave an indelible
mark on the world of erotic fiction.
Author Andrew J.
from Sydney where he studied writing at University of Western Sydney, Andrew
J. West moved to Bangkok 15 years ago and soon established himself
as an art critic for several publications, notably Bangkok
Post, culminating in the authoring of Destiny to
Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013) and Thai
Neotraditional Art (2015), as well as hanging his
solo art exhibition, Three Worlds, at the prestigious
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) in 2014. Andrew is fascinated by
Thai culture, especially its mythological and folkloric
underpinnings, which provides much of the cultural material about
which he writes fiction, as well as being a history buff. He lives
with his Thai wife and son and when not writing enjoys Bangkok’s art
scene, its street food, and listening to the blues.
is an international attorney and writer of sci-fi, horror, satire, and
adventure fantasy novels. Glenn has taught college, professionally
translated Arabic and Russian, and credits an eclectic group of famous
writers for inspiring him to write, including Jack Vance, Robert E.
Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mervyn Peake, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray
Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and H.G. Wells, among many
other Masters of the Art. "I love language. I am perpetually
afloat on a sea of script." Roberts has edited the work of other
aspiring writers and hosts a writing critique circle. When he’s not
writing he enjoys swimming. He lives in Houston with his wife and
Tom Bont and Alan O'Brien
Bont is a United States Navy veteran, has a degree in computer
science from Louisiana Tech University, and lives in north Texas with
his family. Married since 1992, he still spends as many hours as he
can on the dance floor with his wife. If you want to know more about
him, read of his exploits in "Transplanted Yankee: Lest All My
Balderdash Be Forgotten" as Thomas Lee Bont, Jr. In addition, he
is the author of "Howlers: Lupus Rex," and scores of
novelettes, short stories, essays, and articles in various magazines
and other online portals. You can catch him at www.TomBont.com,
on Facebook at @AuthorTomBont, on Twitter @TomBont, and at the DFW
Alan O'Brien has cherished language since he discovered it, but
has reserved his creativity for private use among family, friends, and
the occasional employer. Inspired by the birth of his two sons, he has
written a novel and short stories, ventured into poetry (including
performances), and collaboration with longtime friend Tom Bont had
spurred him to share his efforts with the world at large. Alan
relishes balancing the adventure of fatherhood with maintaining his
love affair with the written word.
Author Tom Bont
Bont is the author of Howlers: Lupus Rex and Transplanted
Yankee: Lest All My Balderdash Be Forgotten, as well as scores of
short stories, essays, and articles in various magazines and other
online portals. Tom is a United States Navy veteran, has a degree in
computer science from Louisiana Tech University, and lives in north
Texas with his family. Even after 26 years of marriage, he still
spends as many hours as he can on the dance floor with his wife. You
can catch him at www.TomBont.com,
on Twitter @TomBont, or the DFW Writers’ Workshop.