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CC Adams

London native C. C. Adams is the horror/dark fiction author whose work appears in publications such as Cranial Leakage, Volume 1 and Turn To Ash. A member of the Horror Writers Association, he also holds a 2015 Honourable Mention from the Australian Horror Writers Association for short fiction. Still living in London, he lifts weights, practices kungfu, cooks - and looks for the next quote to set off the next dark delicacy. 

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Michael Arnold

Michael A. Arnold is a graduate of the University of Sunderland and Northumbria University. He is based in North East England and has previously published essays and short fiction.

His influences include Seamus Heaney and Robert Frost.

L. Bachman

L. Bachman has been creating since a young age in the field of writing and in art. This love of creating and expressing herself led to in recent years becoming a published author with the book The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon and various other projects. When she is not writing she is creating, which has led her to work with some of the best in the independent writing community, she’s done covers for many writers and is always welcoming a new one.

 

When she’s not working on a project she can be found spending time with her husband and their son, avoiding her cat’s frantic running fits and is never far from a cup of coffee. You can find her mainly on Facebook, Twitter, and on YouTube. She runs two websites, one for blogging and her writing projects, and the other to display her portfolio for potential clients.

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Alice J Black

Alice lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. She writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Dreams and sleep-talking are currently a big source of inspiration and her debut novel, The Doors, is a young adult novel which originally came from a dream several years ago. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies with Burning Willow Press, Dark Chapter Press and JEA and she is always working on more. When she's not writing, she always has a book attached to her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day.

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Carol Browne

Born in Stafford in the UK, Carol was raised in Crewe, Cheshire, which she thinks of as her hometown. Interested in reading and writing at an early age, Carol pursued her passions at Nottingham University and was awarded an honours degree in English Language and Literature. Now living and working in the Cambridgeshire countryside, Carol usually writes speculative fiction. Carol’s first novel The Exile of Elindel was published by Musa Publishing on 18th April 2014. Following the demise of Musa Publishing, she became a contracted author at Burning Willow Press.

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Karen Bovenmyer

Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Nonfiction Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. She is the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writers Association Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Scholarship. Her short stories and poems appear in more than 30 publications and her first novel will be available Spring 2017. 

 

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James Crawford

James is a writer, artist, amateur bladesmith, and coffee fiend. 

Back in the mists of 9th grade, he wrote a short story. It was a suspenseful little thing, and it creeped out his entire class, teacher included. That was probably when the writing muse first nibbled on his earlobe. She came back every so often throughout high school and eventually left him alone.

James went to Washington College and followed a different muse: fine art. After graduation, like a puppy with abandonment issues, he followed many muses into various jobs and careers. When 2010 rolled along, the writing muse, annoyed that he’d been unfaithful, struck back. Before he knew it, James had written the first novel of a trilogy.

His experience with writing horror has been interesting and has left him with one important lesson: To never tie himself to a single genre. The muse demands good stories, not matching accessories. He's okay with that.

Sarah Dale

Sarah Dale is an author located in the oft-overlooked Cultural Center of the Universe - Lincoln, Nebraska. She is currently working on editing her first novel entitled We Could Be Heroes and writing the second story in the series.

Sarah wasn’t always an author. First, of course, she was a baby, and they can’t keep jobs for very long. Then she read a bunch of dictionaries for fun and became a college student, moving from place to place learning about English, Education, and Social Studies and how to transfer college credits between schools. A brief stint teaching English abroad resolved into a return home to do things like work in Real Estate and sell windows, but at last, she followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the ranks of the Public Library folk.

For many years she worked with crazy, angst-ridden teenagers and managed volunteer and summer programs, but has recently dusted off the bookkeeping skills learned at her mother’s knee and switched over to the Accounting division of the library. This change has also enabled her some extra time to work on editing the novels of the other author in the family, Ellie Piersol.

As of today, Sarah shares a creaky old house with three cats, two dogs, four step children, one birth kid, and one extremely handsome husband. When she’s not writing she likes to walk dogs, cook for the ravening hordes of teenagers that frequent the place, and binge watch either British period dramas or sci-fi on Netflix.

Cameron Davis

Born and Raised in South Carolina, Cameron Davis is a barely nineteen-year-old college student, artist, and as you may have guessed, writer. She first read the Harry Potter series when she was seven, and it set her off down a path of magic and dragons that led to her writing her first fantasy novel when she was ten years old— an 180-page story written in a spiral notebook called The Golden Arch. She has gotten slightly better at writing since she was ten, and her novel Nocturne of the Sea is set for release in October 2018.

 

Cameron spends her time learning about Mark Twain and Booker T. Washington at Winthrop University; she’s hoping to have two books of her own out by the time she graduates.

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Russell Fine

Russell Fine is a retired former technical user’s manual author, a new business owner with his wife, Sherry, of over fifty years, and looking to make an impact in the world of science fiction. He always had a passion for writing short stories, science fiction, and mysteries that intrigue and stimulate the reader's mind. As a member of his local writer’s group in Tennessee, that passion is stoked into flames weekly. After a series of shorts were written he collaborated and came up with the Frank Carver mysteries. Future World History books 2, and 3 will all be available from Burning Willow Press in the near future. Be sure to keep your eyes open for them. Russell lives in Tennessee with his wife and three poodles.

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Rachel de la Fuente

Rachel de la Fuente (meaning ‘of the fountain’) lives in Maryland with the love of her life and two furry children that meow. Her first novel, The Most Special Chosen, will be released by Burning Willow Press in early 2018, but it’s hardly her first story. She’s been writing since elementary school and telling stories since she could speak. She is an avid fountain pen enthusiast with a bit of an ink problem and often writes book notes and sections of stories by hand.

Rachel was born and raised in southern California but spent many summers with family in Mexico. Her parents loved traveling, so she also spent many vacations in various locations, soaking up foreign cultures and sights. She still loves to travel and is committed to crossing all of the locations off her bucket list.

Rachel is a proud Slytherin, and when not writing, spends much of her free time reading, cross stitching, and watching documentaries.

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Kerry Alan Denney

Colleagues and readers have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney "The Reality Bender." The multiple award-winning author of the post-apocalyptic / urban fantasy A MIGHTY ROLLING THUNDER, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/ horror thriller JAGANNATH, the supernatural/ paranormal thrillers SOULSNATCHER, DREAMWEAVERS, and MARIONETTES, and numerous published short stories, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his work: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.
On July 24, 2015, JAGANNATH became a #1 Amazon bestseller. On March 31, 2015, SOULSNATCHER won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid’s International Book Award competition.
Kerry lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with his amazing professional Therapy Dog Holly Jolly, where he is currently writing his next supernatural thriller... and deciding who to kill in it.

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Lindsey Goddard

Lindsey Goddard embraces the dark side of life. Over the past two decades, her short stories and poems have been
published numerous times. Some of those credits include Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and The Sinister Horror Company. Her debut novella, Ashes of Another Life, was released through Omnium Gatherum Media in
August, 2016. Lindsey loves her husband, three children, and crazy cat, and she hopes to make them proud of her weird gift (especially the cat). ​​                                                                                          Website 

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall has been writing since her early teens and plans to continue long past her death, via robot body. She spends her days daydreaming about conversations between fictional characters and ignoring the condescending looks she gets from her cats when she does so. During her day in the unforgiving Arizona heat, she juggles her pets, writing, and her neurotic sometimes writing partner. She has no problems with said juggling, as the Force is with her.  

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Kenneth Harmon

At the age of eleven, Kenneth decided that he wanted to be a writer after reading, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. After his retirement from the Fort Worth Police Department, he started to pursue his dream. To date, Kenneth has had two novels and a nonfiction book published, with another novel, The Paranormalist, coming from Burning Willow Press in February 2018. He is a two-time finalist for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Zola Award (runner-up in 2012), and runner-up for the Pikes Peak Writers Paul Gillette Memorial Award. His interests include spending time with his family, reading, and sports. He is currently working on a historical fiction novel with elements of magical realism.

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David Owain Hughes

David Owain Hughes is a horror freak! He grew up on ninja, pirate and horror movies from the age of five, which helped rapidly install in him a vivid imagination. When he grows up, he wishes to be a serial killer with a part-time job in women’s lingerie…He’s had several short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies, along with articles, reviews, and interviews. He’s written for This Is Horror, Blood Magazine, and Horror Geeks Magazine. He’s the author of the popular novel “Walled In” (2014), along with his short story collection “White Walls and Straitjackets” (2015). After discovering Richard Laymon, David set out on a path to become the best writer he could, holding a BA and MA in creative writing.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson lives in Walnut Ridge, AR with her husband David and four cats. She has a BSE in Education and an art degree and taught art for 13 years. Now, she is a part-time substitute teacher and can devote more time to doing things she loves, which includes writing. Cindy’s favorite books to read are paranormal, typically ghost stories, so she decided to write one. Her debut novel, Keys of Childish Scrawl, a paranormal mystery, is scheduled to be released March 2019. Cindy is also an artist who enjoys drawing, painting, and making dreamcatchers. In addition to writing, she plans to someday have her own art business. She has also had a short story published in the NEBO Literary Journal.

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S.L. Kerns

S.L. Kerns has southern roots in Kentucky but has branched out to a life in Asia. After nearly six years lost under the Bangkok sun, he moved to his current home in Japan where he teaches English. When his face isn't buried in a book, he is at the gym training for bodybuilding competitions.

He has had several online and print publications, including short stories.  Keep an eye out for his first novel 'The Rut.'

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Ryan Lieske

Ryan Lieske is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is currently at work on way more stories than he has time for but is determined to tell them all. He loves cats, ice cream, reading books, watching movies, listening to post-punk and industrial music WAY too loudly for his age, and is pretty much interested in everything and is never at a loss for things to write about or obsess over. He doesn't sleep well and thinks mornings should be outlawed. Fiction is his first novel.  

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Joseph J. Madden

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Joseph J. Madden now resides on a horse farm somewhere in the wilds of SE Wisconsin with his wife, daughters, and a wide assortment of fur-covered critters.

In March of 1978, then-seven-year-old Joseph saw the original Star Wars in the theaters for the first time, an event that stirred within him a life-long love of science fiction and fantasy. By the age of twelve, he began writing his own science fiction epics, a passion that continues to this day.

Originally a self-published author, Mr. Madden brings his space opera series The Starhawk Chronicles to Burning Willow Press, with the first book launching in December 2017.

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Frank Martin

Frank Martin is a prose and comic writer that always enjoys exploring new genres and mediums. He has an urban fantasy anthology series Modern Testament currently published by Insane Comics. His debut horror novel Skin Deep/Ordinary Monsters was also recently released with Burning Willow Press. Since his writing career began he has appeared in anthologies from Burning Willow Press, Lycan Valley Press, Stitched Smile Publications and the Story of the Month Club. Frank lives in New York with his wife and two kids.

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James Master

A natural born reader, James tackled the works of Stephen King and Michael Crichton when he was in the sixth grade. His influential young mind now twisted by the science fiction and horror genre, James did what any respectable young man would. He started to write.

He hasn’t stopped writing or reading which is where his path crossed the path of Burning Willow Press, LLC. Ironically enough, you can find James’s first published work, “The Dark Forest,” in the anthology “Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends” published by Burning Willow Press.

He graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2015. By day, James works as a mild-mannered reporter for The Pilot News as well as an editor for the weekly paper The News-Mirror. By night, he works for BWP reading submissions or writing his own works.

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Josh Matthews

Josh Matthews is a former New Englander who now lives in North Florida with his wife, teenage daughter, and four lovable but exasperating pets. Josh used to work for the U.S. Government where he had the opportunity to travel around the world and be exposed to numerous cultures, many of which will appear in the Hell Gate saga. He has always been a fan of horror novels and monster movies and sees the Hell Gate saga as his way to share that love with a new generation of fans.

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Jack McNally

Just before the last ice age - in a flowerin' field of shamrock and four-leaf clover - John Patrick McNally, Jr. was born blessed with an archaic Irish ancestry. As a wee lad, the gift of blarney was bestowed upon him by a wise old leprechaun wizard; a distant cousin twice surgically removed from his mother's side of the family.

    In return for his 'gift of gab, ' Jack had to promise the wizard he would speak only in an ancient esoteric Gaelic tongue known just to the leprechauns and a select few sons of Erin.

    As you might imagine, it was difficult to attend school speaking a dialect known only to the privileged few, so Jack began to write. And though he never uttered a single intelligible sentence in the presence of his teachers, Jack's enchanted writing soon earned him the well-deserved credential 'BS'.

    The rest is history. While supporting himself by working in public relations, sales and editing several obscure tabloid newspapers and magazines, Jack wrote a series of best-selling novels, short stories and essays which quickly topped the charts in the Leprechaun Times and Rolling Shamrock. Of course, they were in ancient Gaelic and the circulation was somewhat limited, but there's not a single living soul among the Little People who doesn't own a complete set of his collected works.

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Nikki Mewha

Nikki is a writer whose body resides in the Highlands of Scotland, her mind is somewhere else entirely.  She is Dyslexic but sees this as an interesting side-note, rather than the sum of who she is. 

The daughter of an aerospace engineer and a search-and-rescue airman, interests in space, science, and engineering were encouraged from an early age.  This has given her a well-rounded self-education in multiple subjects.

Nikki has been writing for many years, mainly because she was told as a child that, given her disability, she could not.  Whether you feel she can is up to you, but she does enjoy sharing the stories she creates and hopes you have fun in her universe. 

Interestingly, the second part of her last name is pronounced with an aspirated ‘h’ and sounds like a noise Bruce Lee would make when striking someone.  This led to bullies using it as part of their assortment of jibes.  However, Nikki will take any association to the late Master Lee that she can get.

In her spare time, Nikki writes and occasionally dons a kilt to run around in a forest hunting the lost and damned with a rubber sword (not as kinky as it sounds!). 

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Charles Lee Mullenix

Charles Lee Mullenix is a writer, fighter, and filmmaker from Cincinnati. He is a lifelong storyteller with a wild imagination and has spent the majority of his life escaping the hillbilly gutter of southwestern Ohio by creating worlds of words he wished he could play within. Captivated by the classics of literature and genre fiction as much as comic books, movies, and martial arts he hopes to weave all that he sees 'cool' into his work. An artistic universe that expands from his novels into his feature films, graphic novels, and beyond without limitation. 

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Brian G. Murray

Born and educated in London, Brian now lives in Jersey (in the English Channel), with his family and a large collection of comics and books.  His genre of choice is dark, heroic fantasy, but he loves testing his writing prowess by delving further into his dark side. When he is not writing, he’s plotting, when he’s not plotting, he’s reading and when he’s not doing those – he’s a pain in the ass (so his wife tells us).

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Jonathan Edward Ondrashek

Jonathan Edward Ondrashek loves to spew word vomit onto the masses. He’s had an array of poetry, reviews, articles, and interviews published in the past decade. His short stories have appeared in the anthologies Fifty Shades of Slay, Rejected for Content 4: Highway to Hell, Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends, and the highly acclaimed VS: US vs UK Horror. The first two books in The Human-Undead War Trilogy debuted in 2016, along with two co-edited horror anthologies: What Goes Around and Man Behind the Mask. If he isn’t working at his day job, reading, or writing, he’s probably drinking beer and making his wife regret marrying a lunatic. 

 

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W.J.R. Parks

William Ramos is a Texan, born in Lamesa and raised in Stanton. He began drawing comics at age four, becoming an accomplished artist in his teens. By his early twenties, he'd written his first fantasy epic spanning over 500,000 words.
Currently residing in Van Nuys California, William pursues acting and photography while working on his 'Raven's World' series, and plans to have more books published that focus around other characters and groups in her world.
His next big project will be 'Solare', a fantasy world based on the role-playing games he enacted as a child. Among them, dragons, wizards, and of course vampires!

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S.L. Perrine

S.L. Perrine is a wife and mother. She currently resides in Troy, NY and enjoys writing full-time. 
S.L. is the Bestselling Author of The Blood Rites Trilogy and The Crawford Witch Chronicle, which earned her the title, 'the witch writer.'

She spends her summers at camp, where you can find her with her laptop and coffee at the ready. 

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Ellie Piersol

Ellie Piersol is a young adult author that is a young adult herself, at the age of 17 she published her first novel, Mysterium Excelsum Unum, and then in October of 2016, she published the second in her current series at the age of 19. She currently attends the University of Nebraska at Omaha by way of Lincoln, Nebraska, majoring in Creative Writing and intending to minor in something to do with anthropology, film, or even communications. What she will do with these educational endeavors in the future is unknown at this point. In her spare time when she isn’t working some minimum wage day job, she’s either creating short films, writing, cooking up new creations like a cookie/brownie Frankenstein, or exploring her new home in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mark Reefe

Raised in Bowie, Maryland, Mark Reefe moved his homestead to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley a couple 

years back where he now resides with his lovely wife, two boys and one devilish dog.  After twenty-five years of catching bad guys and causing mischief in various law enforcement and security positions with the federal government, he decided to “take the road less traveled” and pursue his passion for writing.  The places he has been and the people he has met in his colorful past helped him create a vivid and dramatic world in his first novel, The Road To Jericho.  When he isn’t working on his second novel in the planned trilogy, he enjoys woodworking, camping, breaking small appliances when they don’t appear to work, apologizing to his wife for breaking the previously mentioned appliances, and bourbon, (though not necessarily in that order). 

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K.A. Reyna

K.A. Reyna is an enthusiastic Mother of six. Since the age of eight, her passion for writing children's stories has developed over the years. Incorporating the advantages of being a mother and her international upbringing, K.A. is able to bring a colorful and exciting way of story-telling to children of all ages. Oubliette is her first of many children's books to be published.

 

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Jeffrey G. Roberts

Jeffrey G. Roberts was born in New York City and raised there and in South Florida. He attended Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, AZ, where he received degrees in writing and history. Jeffrey considers himself an intellectual liberal but a political conservative. He has written in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy, and fantasy/comedy. His eerie urban fantasy, In the Shadow of the House Of God, will be published by Burning Willow Press, and available in May 2018. 

Jeffrey has had a lifelong interest in aviation, having soloed in 1968; no doubt heavily influenced by his father, who was a decorated RAF Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain. He is an advocate of government disclosure concerning the secrets he believes they are withholding concerning Mars and UFO’s. He moved from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Tucson, Arizona in 2011; home of hauntingly beautiful vistas and brain-boiling summers.

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Michael Schutz

Michael Schutz was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, where the macabre tales of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King kept him warm at night. He’s seen way too many horror movies to be healthy and wants to pull you into his warped world of blogging and podcasting with Darkness Dwells. He is the author of the novel Blood Vengeance and the novella Uninoch. His short fiction has been featured most recently in Dark Moon Digest, Sanitarium, and the anthologies Beasts, Beyond the Nightlight, and Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull. He lives with his three furry cat-children in northern California.   

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Jonathan Shipley

Fort Worth writer Jonathan Shipley creates short stories and novels in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror.  In the writing

profession, there are two huge challenges.  One is the writing itself, and the second is getting the works published.  In terms of output, he has written over a hundred short stories in a vast story arc that range from Nazi occultism to vampires to futuristic space opera.  On the publication front, he has had almost more than fifty short stories published in magazines and anthologies, including the Bram Stoker Award-winning AFTER DEATH horror anthology in 2014.

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Veronica Smith

 Veronica Smith lives in Katy, Texas, a suburb west of Houston. She has been married to her husband, Kelly, for over 25 years and has a son, Zach, who just graduated from college and is also a writer. She’s always loved writing and although her overall school grades were only average, she always got A’s in English. Her first novella, Chalk Outline, was originally self-published but is the process of being re-released. Her current project is her first full-length novel, Salvation, for Helheim Games Studios. It is based on the Survive: Zombie Apocalypse CCG and should be published soon. She also has several short stories published in anthologies:

47– Anthology, ODDisms, Unleashing the Voices Within, and Zombie Chunks. Look for more of her stories in anthologies to be published soon: Edge of Darkness, Kids Volume Two, Apocalypse Rising, Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, Guts & Gore, Sweat Dreams, and Witchs’ Coven. In addition to writing, she’s a co-editor for two anthologies: Man Behind the Mask and Unleashing the Voices Within. Follow her on Amazon, Facebook and WordPress to get the latest.16 : Short Fiction and Poetry Inspired by David Bowie – Volume II, A Very Zombie Christmas, Bite Sized Offerings, Crossroads in the Dark, Eight Deadly Kisses, Fifty Shades of Slay, Grynn

 

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David Solar

David Solar graduated high school at a time of unrest in the United States. The Vietnam War was raging on and he was susceptible to the draft. He made it through boot camp and designated in the Air Force as a radar technician for the F-4D fighter jet. After the war ended, he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Skip ahead twenty years and his life has had many turns and he found himself in the automotive industry. It was there that he found he had a passion for writing. With no formal training to guide him, he relied on his love affair with the movies. He began his first book, “Orion’s Sheild” while he was working a second job the summer before President Obama took office. He self-published it in 2012. It was entered into the Indie Excellence Book Awards for political thriller and made it to finalist. In 2013, he entered it into the Beverly Hills book awards and again it placed as a finalist in the adventure category. Since his first novel was completed he has also written two more titled, “The Next Leap” and “Leaped into Evil” which are scheduled to release with Burning Willow Press soon.

David has written a new novel titled, “All That Matters” which seems to resonate with more women than men. “All That Matters” is a mystery, suspense thriller.

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Kindra Sowder

Kindra Sowder was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA until the age of 12, when her family moved to Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from high school in 2006 with full honors and as a member of her high school Literary Club and the Spanish Honor Society. In January 2014, she graduated with her second degree in Psychology, earning her an AA and BA in the field. She began to write long before this though, forming the basis for the Executioner Trilogy (released in January 2015) at the age of 15. She got married to her husband Edd Sowder in May 2014 and still lives in Spartanburg, SC where she is basing Burning Willow Press.

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K.J.Taylor

K.J.Taylor was born in Australia in 1986 and plans to stay alive for as long as possible. She went to Radford College and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the University of Canberra, where she returned to obtain a Master of Information Studies in 2012. She now holds down a “day job" as an archivist.

Her first published work, The Land of Bad Fantasy, was through Scholastic when she was just 18. She went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later. 

K.J.Taylor’s real first name is Katie, but not many people know what the J stands for. She collects movie soundtracks and keeps pet rats, and isn’t quite as angst-ridden as her books might suggest.

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Nicole Thorn

Nicole Thorn is a writer in her twenties who spends her days discussing fictional characters with her writer friend and having very serious opinions about which house she would want to be sorted into at Hogwarts. Spending most of her life in sunny California and now trapped in sunny Arizona, she likes to write about rainy towns that are infested with the things that go bump in the night.

Loraine VanTonder

One fateful night, beneath the crimson moon and the howling of wolves, a being too gentle for this hardened earth came into existence. Her Guardians named her Loraine, and though she was small, but only a baby, they knew she would accomplish great things.

Okay so life isn't really a fairy tale, but with hard work and strong support, she'd come pretty darn close to one. With a loving husband, two adorable and sweet little kiddies, Loraine couldn't ask for more. Throughout her school years, she'd had her poems published locally, and after graduating high school she decided to take a gap year and live in Ireland and oh, it was fun. It was where she wrote her first novel at the age of 19 and decided to self-publish it in 2010 when she arrived back in her home country, which she did while working and studying Graphic & Advertising design for a year. After marrying her current husband in 2012, her busy life slowed down to a more peaceful pace, but shortly after, it picked up again after their little family expanded x2 and it has been crazy and noisy ever since, but still happy none the less. Currently, she is a freelance Graphic Designer and stay-at-home mom at the age of 24, residing in Gauteng, South Africa. Designing remains her hobby, and throughout the years it has secretly become her passion.

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W.T. Watson

W T Watson is a coffee addict with an abiding love of monsters, magic, Forteana and the paranormal that infuses his fictional works.  When he is not writing or doing his day job, he can be found swinging from a hammock chair on his patio or allowing his small dog to take him for a hike along the greenways of Charlotte, NC.  He lives with his spouse, the aforesaid small dog and a calico cat that edits for him by jumping on his keyboard at unexpected moments.  His most recent martial art is aikido and he practices at Aikido of Charlotte.

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TJ Weeks

I have been writing since I was a young child. I guess you could say it's one of my many passions. I also enjoy music. I love to write lyrics and hear the sounds come to life after the product is done. Kind of like my writing, it all starts with a thought of a character, then after a while of writing, you get to learn each character as I have. I enjoy talking with my fans and love to get their feedback on my work. Outside of writing, I served eight years in the military. I served one deployment in Iraq. I did vocals for a band for eighteen years. I also enjoy the outdoors and traveling.

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Peter Oliver Wonder

Hidden in a remote location in California lives a man that responds to the name Peter Oliver Wonder. Though little is known about him, several written works that may or may not be fictional have been found featuring a character of the same name.

Devilishly handsome, quick witted, and as charming as an asshole can be, Peter has come a long way since his time in the United States Marine Corps. Making friends wherever he goes, there is never a shortage of adventure when he is around.

The works that have been penned under this name are full of horror, romance, adventure, and comedy just as every life should be. It is assumed that these works are an attempt at a drug-fueled autobiography of sorts. Through these texts, we can learn much about this incredible man.

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Gareth Wood

I was born in England many years ago and relocated to the wilds of colonial Canada by my parents at the tender age of 3. I've been writing for many years, a variety of fiction and RPG material, but my first venture into accidentally published work didn't come until 2004. It's an interesting story of how it all came to pass. If you ask nicely I'll tell you. I pass the time shooting arrows at things, riding my bike, hiking and least of all working. I'm in the SCA, and love traveling as far as I can. This picture, for example, is from Wacken in Germany.

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