Book Reviewers

Besides the editorial staff at, we use a number of freelance book reviewers. Please find a partial list of their biographies below.

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong is a freelance writer and jack-of-all-trades. His fiction has appeared in such markets as Lost Souls, Tales From The Moonlit Path, Shorty-Story Me, Allegory, and Liquid Imagination. He has had hundreds of non-fiction articles published in such magazines as Withersin, Blood Rose, Buzzy Mag, Perihelion Science Fiction, The Dollar Stretcher, Innsmouth Free Press, and of course New Myths. Currently he finds himself working in a bookstore struggling not to spend his paycheck on the books that surround him. He lives with his long time girlfriend, Melissa, their son, Dylan, and their two Chihuahuas in Northern Kentucky.

Adria Laycraft
Adria Laycraft is a grateful member of IFWA and a proud survivor of the Odyssey Workshop. Her writing can be found in various publications like Hypersonic Tales, In Place Between, and various other nooks and crannies online. She edited the tremendously successful Urban Green Man collection of short stories with Janice Blaine. She works as a freelance copywriter, is the author of Be a Freelance Writer Now, and does publicity work for Edge Books. Adria lives in Calgary with her husband and son.

Michael Potts
Michael Potts is Professor of Philosophy, Methodist University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. His novel, End of Summer, was recently published by WordCrafts Press. His poetry chapbook, From Field to Thicket, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers' Network. His poetry has been published in such magazines as Journal of the American Medical Association, Poems & Plays, and Iodine Poetry Journal. He lives with his wife, Karen, and their three cats, Frodo, Pippin, and Rosie, in Linden, North Carolina.

Eileen Wiedbrauk
Eileen Wiedbrauk is an editor, writer, collegiate English instructor, blogger, coffee addict, cat herder, MFA graduate, fantasist-turned-fabalist-turned-urban-fantasy-junkie, Odyssey Workshop alumna, photographer, designer, tech geek, entrepreneur, avid reader, and a somewhat decent cook. She wears many hats, as the saying goes. Which is an odd saying in this case, as she rarely looks good in hats. Her creative work has appeared in North American Review, Swink, Enchanted Conversation, and others. 

She's served as editor for creative nonfiction of Third Coast magazine and World Weaver Press. Find her online at 

Donna Glee Williams
A survivor of Odyssey 2011, Donna Glee Williams has reviewed books for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Women's Review of Books, Southern Folklore, and Mesechabe, among others. Her short story "Limits," published by Strange Horizons in 2007, received Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection and has been featured on PodCastle. The novel that grew out of this story, The Braided Path, will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in March of 2014 and she is looking for a home her second novel. Her short stories "This Little Light" and "The Circle Harp" received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest. She makes a specialty of smuggling SF into non-genre markets and has published fantasy in Friends Journal, Mission Magazine, Psychological Perspectives, WNC Woman, and The New Orleans Review. Her thoughts on literature have been published in Science Fiction Studies, A/B: Auto/Biography Studies, and Language and Style.  Her poetry has appeared in a list of magazines that would be too boring to live through. Donna Glee lives in a cabin in the woods of Western North Carolina and earns her daily bread leading seminars on creativity, writing, teaching, dreaming, and living. She has recently extended her professional practice to include telephone coaching. She was born in Mexico and earned a rack of diplomas from Tulane, Charity School of Nursing, and LSU. Her website is at