Who We Are

lillian-headshot-vmfa-3Lillian Archer writes historical fantasy and is the author of Prodigal Spell. She is known to make a mean corpse reviver #2, work a day job, occasionally knit a hat, and run a marathon. She lives in the city, but imagines her characters in far-flung exotic locales. In her free time, she loves to hang with her office assistant- a poodle named Jovie. You can find out more about her and her works at www.lillianarcher.com

 


amytowerAmy Bauer is a freelance editor, who followed a group of writers home one day, and they let her stay. Now, she is also a science fiction and fantasy writer, who lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and five cats. For the record, she’s not responsible for the last two cats. Well… maybe for one of them.

She has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and the textbook An Introduction to Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation.

She enjoys historical reenactment, reading, traveling, politics, tea, football, March Madness, all sorts of sci-fi/fantasy TV but especially Firefly, and autumn in Frostburg.

For more information, visit www.storycurrents.net or follow her on Twitter @AmaronB.


11022634_556116751196002_6799237651148595011_oAlexander Gideon writes Dark, Urban, and Epic Fantasy, and dabbles occasionally in Sci-Horror. In the rare moments that he isn’t writing, he spends his time playing D&D, going to Renaissance Faires and Metal Concerts, and just being an all-around Geek. He lives in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and grew up running the forests there. He found Magick among those trees, and has been writing about it ever since. Find him online at https://www.facebook.com/A.R.R.Gideon


mcgraw-headshotMargaret McGraw doesn’t write clever bios. She does make random comments like “wouldn’t it be great if we could get together and write sometime” and end up in a remarkable writers group. She may have answered Misty Massey’s convention hallway lament, “I wish there were an anthology of Weird Wild West stories,” with “Why don’t we produce one”… Margaret, Misty, and Emily Leverett are co-editors of not one but two anthologies of short stories about the wildest West that never was: Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015) and Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017). Margaret’s road to a million words includes mostly fantasy and science fiction; blogs about prompt-writing, con reviews, and book reviews at WritersSpark.com. Margaret lives in North Carolina with her daughter, an array of dogs, cats, Macs and PCs, and too many unfinished craft projects. Friend Margaret on Facebook or Goodreads at “Margaret S. McGraw”, follow her on Twitter @MargaretSMcGraw, or visit her blog at WritersSpark.com.


mudMindy Mymudes runs with the Muddy Paws Pack in Milwaukee, WI. She insists she is alpha, even as the dogs walk all over her. She hunts, cleans the den and keeps them entertained. When she can escape the pack, she enjoys digging in dirt, listening to audiobooks, and weaving the antics of the pack into stories. The alpha male, Tall Dude, just shakes his head and stays out of the way. She is the author of George Knows from MuseItUp Press, as well as the sequel Tilly’s Tale.

Find Mindy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Author-Mindy-Mymudes-486126501426333/) and Twitter (@GeorgeBasset) and George at Basset Bones (http://bassetbones.wordpress.com).


ken-1024x685Ken Schrader is a science fiction and fantasy writer, a shameless Geek, a fan of the Oxford comma, and makes housing decisions based upon the space available for bookshelves. He collects books (big surprise), movies, and music that runs through him like lightning. He doesn’t know much about art, but he knows what he likes. He sings out loud when he thinks there’s no one around, and he tries to get a blog post up once a week – both with varying degrees of success.

Ken loves music of (almost) all kinds, books, the big sky off his front porch, Star Wars, Firefly, Blind Guardian (to which, he writes almost exclusively), star gazing,  jasmine tea, and the smell of rain on the air.

His favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate, his favorite food is a grilled steak, if he could choose a superpower it would be immortality (seasoned with a dash of Wolverine’s healing factor), and he can suspend disbelief embarrassingly quickly.

Ken lives in Michigan, is co-owned by several dogs (especially the Border Collie), and is one of the rare breed of folk that enjoys mowing the lawn.

You can visit his website here

You can send him email here

Or follow him on Twitter @kenschrader4882


laura-cropLaura Sheana Taylor has been writing for as long as she can remember. A library technician by trade with a bachelor’s in Geography, she likes to attend writing panels at science fiction and fantasy conventions, where she take extensive notes and shares them at her blog, lstaylor.blogspot.com. When not writing, she can be found swinging a sword or, in the summer, jumping off cliffs.

You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/authorlstaylor/, or on Twitter at @ls_taylor.


1Janet Walden-West lives in the southeast with a pack of show dogs, a couple of kids, and a husband who didn’t read the fine print. Among other vices, she harbors a long-standing obsession with dusty artifacts, great cars, and bad coffee.

She also writes urban fantasy and romantic suspense, both of which tend to escape the city in favor of map-dot towns sandwiched between rural hills and hollers.

You can find her online at:

http://janetwaldenwest.weebly.com

@JanetWaldenWest