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Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than 50 novels that span the categories of horror, suspense, urban fantasy, science fiction, media tie-in, historical, and young adult. She’s also the author of more than 100 short stories.
Rachel began her publishing career in 1991 under the name Roxanne Longstreet with her first novel, Stormriders, a media tie-in novel for the role-playing game Shadow World. In 2003, she began writing as Rachel Caine with the launch of the bestselling Weather Warden series in urban fantasy, followed by spinoff series Outcast Season, the Red Letter Days duology, and the Revivalist series.
In 2006, she began her career in young adult novels with the 15-book Morganville Vampires series. In 2014 she published her first stand-alone YA novel, Prince of Shadows, and in 2015, launched a new series The Great Library, with Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire. The third volume, Ash and Quill, is out July 2017.
2017 also brings the launch of Stillhouse Lake, a new thriller series for the adult market, and a new YA series cowritten with YA/Urban Fantasy author Ann Aguirre, called The Honors. In addition, Rachel plans to release a new independently published Weather Warden novel, Red Hot Rain.
In the film and television world, Morganville Vampires was filmed in 2014 as a web series, with almost a million views to date. Rachel’s novel Exile, Texas is under option as a feature film.
She has been recognized with books named to the prestigious Tayshas List, Lone Star List, and Spirit of Texas reading lists from the Texas Library Association.
Rachel graduated with a business degree from Texas Tech University, and had a number of careers in the business world, including accounting, tax preparation, payroll administration, insurance investigation, web design, technical writing, and corporate communications. She is a full time writer.
Scott Cupp is an award-winning short story writer from Alpine. He frequently writes about the West with absurdist situations. His work can be found at www.revolutionsf.com and in the books RAZORED SADDLES, SOUTH FROM MIDNIGHT, FREAK SHOW, and WEIRD BUSINESS (among others). He edited the CROSS PLAINS UNIVERSE anthology with Joe R. Lansdale, which celebrated the 100th birthday of Robert E. Howard. His most recent stories are “Hell in a Boxcar” in Weirdbook and “The Dead Unicorn” in Skelos. He lives with his wife Sandi and two very spoiled cats.
Please be sure to check out his website: www.scottacupp.com
Bradley H. Sinor has been writing for five/sixths of his life, and has written many short stories, most of them in a variety of anthologies and three short story collections. He lives in Tulsa, OK, with his wife (writer and copy-editor) Sue Sinor and their three overlords (cats).
Bradley H. Sinor’s website is www.zettesworld.com/sinor
Christopher Fulbright is a former journalist turned technical writer with fiction published by DarkFuse, PS Publishing, Delirium Books, Elder Signs Press, Bad Moon Books, and several others. He is a recipient of the Richard Laymon President’s Award given by the Horror Writers Association, and is an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization. His latest works include THE MIDNIGHT ORDER, a novella, and NIGHT WRAITH, a novel co-written with Angeline Hawkes. Visit their website for links and more information at http://www.fulbrightandhawkes.com.
Christopher’s home on the web is www.christopherfulbright.com
C. Dean Andersson’s “author’s-cut” of his Hel Trilogy, featuring warrior women-werebeasts and other heroic horrors, is bundled into HEL X 3, an eBook available now from Baen Books and Event Horizon. His horror work includes the controversial SplatterPunk classics RAW PAIN MAX and TORTURE TOMB. Award-winning filmmaker Amy Hesketh paid homage to Dean’s Vampire work by filming a copy of his novel, I AM DRACULA, lying on the Vampire’s dressing table in her film, OLALLA. In progress, Dean continues his I AM DRACULA series in I AM THE WITCH, and his Viking Heroic Fantasy Hel Series in VALKYRIES OF HEL.
C. Dean Andersson writes horror and fantasy with an edge. Author Graham Masterton describes Dean’s writing as, “fearsome and up-front.” Writer John Steakley once claimed Dean’s books were “like Stephen King, only scary.” Publisher’s Weekly deemed his Sword and Sorcery work to be “The Heavy Metal of Fantasy Adventure.” His epic Vampire novel, I Am Dracula, was featured in award-winning director Amy Hesketh’s innovative Vampire film, Olalla, and received a Count Dracula Fan Club recommendation. The SF magazine Locus praised the novel Fiend from Dean’s Texas Horror Trilogy. The Cemetery Dance short story, “The Death Wagon Rolls on By,” earned a Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Finalist award. Dean is always creating new horror and fantasy fiction.
His books are available from Crossroad Press in new digital editions and from Amazon and all the standard sources in all formats.
Find him at www.cdeanandersson.com
William Ledbetter is a Nebula Award winning author with more than sixty speculative fiction stories and non-fiction articles published in markets such as Asimov’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Baen.com, Daily SF, and the SFWA blog. His new novel “Level Five” is available from Audible Originals.
More information about William and links to these fine organizations can be found on his website at www.williamledbetter.com
Melanie Fletcher likes to write, preferably for money. When not writing humorous short SF, she’s writing SF and fantasy romance as Nicola Cameron. Or herding cats. Or designing covers. Let’s just say that she does a lot of stuff.
Melanie Fletcher’s website is http://www.melaniefletcher.com/.
Julia S. Mandala (www.juliasmandala.com) holds degrees in history and law. In addition to being editor of The Fantasy Writers Asylum, an imprint of Yard Dog Press, she is a scuba diver and belly dancer. She lives in Plano, TX with her husband Larry and two very demanding, but adorable cats.
Gloria Oliver lives in Texas making sure to stay away from rolling tumbleweeds while bowing to the never ending wishes of her feline and canine masters. She writes fantasy, science fiction, and the occasional bit of horror.
Lillian Stewart Carl’s work features plots based on mythology, history, and archaeology, often with paranormal aspects.
She’s published twenty novels, including the Jean Fairbairn/Alasdair Cameron mysteries, and twenty-five short stories. With John Helfers, she was nominated for a Hugo for a retrospective on Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan books.
Known to her kids as “Indiana Mom”, Dr. Mel. is a scientist, writer, artist, comic book creator, poet, storyteller, filker, and World of Warcraft player (not necessarily in that order.) She is an adjunct professor in the Emeritus Program for Richland College, and when not lecturing about Egyptology or Anthropology, can be found working on dinosaur bones for the Perot Museum when she’s not haunting Dallas Makerspace working as a volunteer eco-educator for Trinity River Audubon Center. In her spare time she is working on the fourth Duncan & Mallory graphic novel and finishing her degree in Egyptology.
Dusty Rainbolt swears she was raised by aliens after being abandoned on Earth by grays who objected to the TransGalactic School System.
She’s the author of 11 books including the paranormal mystery, Death Under the Crescent Moon, All the Marbles and as well the outrageous fantasy series, The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse. She is the editor of the anthology, The Mystical Cat, which includes her short fiction, “A Spoiled Rotten Cat Lives Here.”
The new Redheads novel, The Wrath of Satan and her upcoming feline behavior book, Cat Scene Investigator: Unraveling the Mystery behind Your Cat’s Litter Box Problem, will be out in 2016.
She’s worked as a professional free-lance journalist since the late 1980s, and began specializing in pet journalism in 1995. Like to shop online? Dusty’s the editor-in-chief of AdoptAShelter.com, a free shop-to-donate website that benefits animal charities.
Linda Donahue grew up an Air Force brat. She has degrees in computer science, Russian studies, and a Masters in Earth science education, along with a commercial instrument pilot’s certification, a SCUBA certification, and is certified by NASA to borrow moon rock samples. Currently, she’s teaching tai chi and belly dance when not writing. She also performs with the dance troupe Ravenar.
Find Linda’s stories in anthologies published by Yard Dog Press, Fantasist Enterprises, From the Asylum Books, Elder Signs Press, Permuted Press, Benbella Books and from DAW Books, “Future Americas.” Upcoming releases include half a double dog, “Jaguar Moon,” from Yard Dog, and a novella in the anthology “Magic & Mechanica” from Ricasso Press, as well as a story in “Strip Mauled” an anthology edited by Esther Friesner, to be published by Baen Books and a story in Esther Friesner’s Chicks in Chainmail #6, scheduled out in 2015. Linda has also published a non-fiction article in the 2007 Rabbits USA Annual. Find her latest story in Esther Friesner’s Chicks and Balances.
She is married to Chris Donahue. They live in Texas and have rabbits, sugar gliders, and a cat for pets.
Linda’s website can be found at: www.lindaldonahue.com
Teresa’s work includes, The World of Shannara (Terry Brooks), The World of the Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan), No Quarter (Robert Asprin), Combat Corpsman (Navy SEAL Greg McPartlin), as well as numerous short stories, and humorous history essays. She is also an editor, artist, and manages The Armory at DragonCon.
Paul Black always wanted to make movies, but a career in advertising sidetracked him. Born and raised in Chicago, he is the international award-winning author of The Tels, Soulware, Nexus Point, The Presence, The Samsara Effect and Cool Brain. He has twice won each the Independent Publishers Book Award, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award and the New York Book Festival. He has also won The London Book Festival and The Hollywood Book Festival, and has been on the Barnes & Noble Regional Best Seller list. His first book The Tels won the Writer’s Digest Book Award for Genre Fiction and was optioned for television. His new book of fiction is called Dark Slide and is the second in the Dillon Bradford series. He is represented by Betty Anne Crawford, NYC.
Brad W. Foster is an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, publisher, and whatever other labels he can use to get him through the door! He’s won the Fan Artist Hugo a few times, picked up a Chesley award, and turned a bit of self-publishing started thirty years ago into the Jabberwocky Graphix publishing empire. His strange drawings and cartoons have appeared in over two thousand publications, half of those science fiction fanzines, where he draws just for the fun of it. Most recently, he was Artist Guest of Honor at the Worldcon in 2015.
On a more professional level Foster has worked as an illustrator for various genre magazines and publishers, the better known among those being AMAZING STORIES and DRAGON. In comics he had his own series some years back, THE MECHTHINGS, and he even got to play with the big boys of comics for a few years as the official Big Background Artist of Image Comic’s SHADOWHAWK.
Known throughout the world (though most of the world doesn’t know it yet) for his intricate pen and ink work, it is possible you’ve seen more of his work in titles as varied as CAT FANCY, CAVALIER, or HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN. Most recently he has discovered color, and has completed covers for publishers Yard Dog Press, Zumaya, and Dark Star, plus still doing those old-fashioned black and white illustrations for magazines such as SPACE & TIME and TALEBONES.
His website can be found at http://www.jabberwockygraphix.com.
Rhonda Eudaly lives in Arlington, Texas where she’s worked in offices, banking, radio, and education to support her writing. She’s married with dogs and a rapidly growing rubber duck collection. She likes to spend time with friends and family, movies, and reading. Her two passions are writing and music.
Rhonda has fiction and non-fiction stories published in anthologies, magazines, and websites. Check out her website – www.RhondaEudaly.com – for her latest publications and downloads.
After 60 NY-published novels, award-winning, multi-genre literary chameleon Carole. . . she reinvented Irene Adler as a detective, finished the 28-book Midnight Louie epic cat mystery series. . . successfully transitioned to indie publishing. More mystery-thriller, high and urban fantasy, historical and contemporary blended books coming from her Wishlist Publishing.
Visit her website at: www.carolenelsondouglas.com