Who We Are


Lillian 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

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Amy 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.

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Alexander 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 .

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Margaret 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.

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Mindy 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).

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Ken Schrader is a science fiction and fantasy writer, a shameless Geek, a fan of the Oxford comma, and I make housing decisions based upon the space available for bookshelves. I collect books, movies, and music.

I sing out loud when I think there’s no one around, and I try to get a blog post up once a week – one of which I have managed to do consistently for the past few years.

I love music of all kinds, books, the big sky off my front porch, Star Wars, Firefly, Blind Guardian (to which, I write almost exclusively), Rugby, star gazing, jasmine tea, and the smell of rain on the air.

My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate. My favorite food is a grilled steak, and I can suspend disbelief embarrassingly quickly.

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

My short story “Haven” appears in the “Weird Wild West” anthology.
My short story “The Price of Power” appears in the “Trials” anthology.
My short story “The Intern” appears in the “Chasing the Light” anthology.

You can send me email here

Or follow me on Twitter @kenschrader4882

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Photo Credit, Firebug Studios 2015


Laura 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.

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Janet 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. A card carrying Weird Dog Show Lady, she’s easily distracted by great cars and bad coffee. A founding member of the East Tennessee Creative Writers Alliance and The Million Words craft blog, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America. She pens Urban Fantasy that escapes the neat confines of the city limits in favor of map-dot hillbilly towns, and inclusive Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance.

A 2X PitchWars alum, 2019 Pitch Wars Mentor, and Golden Heart® finalist, her debut multicultural contemporary romance is due out Spring 2020 from City Owl Press, as well as two very feminist urban fantasies from Prospective Press in Fall/Winter 2019. She is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.

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