- Name: Allisyn Bridges
- Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Mystery
- Bio: Allisyn Bridges is a biologist by training and education but can't seem to stop writing. When she isn't working or writing, she can usually be found reading or on the dance floor swing dancing. She writes primarily speculative fiction but mostly whatever story demands her attention.
- What does writing mean to you? A glimpse into other worlds and the endless exploration of "What if?"
- Links: http://babydragonsteps.blogspot.com/
- Name: Amelia S
- Genres: Fantasy & Fiction
- Bio: I have been writing poetry and short fiction since middle school. I am currently working on several short story projects and a novel that I hope to complete in the coming year. I work mainly in Fantasy and Fiction but do write the occasional Horror and Erotica piece. My poem "Nurse" won third place in the Georgia Nurses Association Competition in 1998. I was runner up in the "2000 River of Words" competition for the Poem "Shrimping". My poem “Shrimping” published in The South Atlantic Coast and Piedmont: A Literary Field Guide (Stories from Where We Live) by Trudy Nicholson (ISBN 1571316647). My short story "Cold" was published in the spring 2010 edition of Sandhills Literary Magazine, Augusta State University Publication, pg. 9-10. “What writing means to me.” Writing to me means Sanity. I use my writing and both a record of my hopes and dreams and as therapy for the day to day strife that goes on in my life.
- Links: Blog: www.offthemarkandroaming.wordpress.com
- Writing blog: www.blueinkasides.wordpress.com
- Name: A.M Jenner
- Genres: Fantasy & suspense
- Bio: A M Jenner is a mother, daughter, and granddaughter who lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her family, a car named Babycakes, several quirky computers (one of which is fond of eating manuscripts whole), and a small library containing somewhere around 5,000 books, only half of which are catalogued. What writing means to me: It's an opportunity to share the stories inside me with others. My characters get into my head and demand their stories be shared. Fortunately, people seem to enjoy reading them.
- Name: Anthony Deaver
- Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, humour
- Bio: Anthony likes words. Likes the way they sound, their subtle shades of meaning, their power, their origins. He likes to make up words, roll them around on his tongue and see how they feel. He writes sentence fragments, and often will use a sentence because he likes the rhythm and cadence even if it doesn't perfectly mesh with the sentences surrounding it, he writes "email" without a hyphen, and is a big fan of saying "muymuy,". He's lucky to use the proper kind of punctuation, and has a love-obsession with the comma.
- He firmly believes a sentence can end with prepositions or begin with "and". He also believes adverbs should be used as often and as liberally as possible, and hates referring to himself in the third person.
- Links: http://www.projectmagnus.org/
- Name: Brooke Johnson
- Genres: Sci-Fi, fantasy & YA
- Bio: Brooke
lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and dog, where she works
as the editor for Hogglepot, a science fiction and fantasy literary
journal. She likes playing Dungeons & Dragons, going to
Renaissance Faires, and working on craft projects. When she grows up,
she wants to be a time traveler, a deep space explorer, a renowned
bard, and of course, a wizard. And she plans to write about all of it
along the way.
- What does writing mean to you? Exploration---new
worlds and humanity and life.
- Name: Bryan Mitchell
- Genres: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction.
- Bio: Bryan Mitchell has been inspired to write after breaking up with an obsessive partner during his teenage years. That inspiration led to being published in Fitch High School’s literary art magazine Amphora for a poem titled Looking into the Light of the Sun. He currently is an English Major at a four-year university with a few WiPs that he works on in his spare time. That is if the college homework doesn’t interfere. He also writes flash fiction for his blog, Prompted Ink, inspired by various prompts and assignments from various writing communities online.
- Link: http://promptedink.blogspot.com/
- Name: Christopher Wilke
- Genres: Speculative Fiction
- Bio: Christpher Wilke writes speculative fiction in virtually all forms. He also provides marketing and design services for independent and self-published authors. His book covers include Undead Heart by Vincent A. Alascia, the first two novels of the Travelers' Club series by Michael Bradley, as well as the Twisted History Anthology. He is the founder of the League of the Iron Quill and is a member of Literary Plus. His day-job is in marketing and graphic design for a local non-profit. During his enlistment in the Marine Corps he also had several news articles published in his name. His current projects include his debut novel set in a retro-futuristic Earth and a series of post-apocalyptic diary shorts. He lives in the Phoenix Metropolitan area with his beautiful wife and two great children.
- Name: David Grigg
- Genres: Sci-Fi, crime, romance, drama, alternative history
- Bio: David is a software developer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in the field of interactive multimedia for over two decades, and has also worked in public relations and as a journalist and sub-editor.
- During the 1970s and 1980s, David was deeply involved in the science fiction fan community, publishing fanzines and helping organize SF conventions, eventually becoming Chairman of the 43rd World SF Convention held in Melbourne in 1985.
- He is the author of a number of professionally published short stories and two short fantasy novels for teens, "Halfway House" and "Shadows".
- David recently returned to writing fiction after a gap of several decades, and it's what he intends to concentrate on from now on in his life. As a big part of this, he has established a new web site called The Narratorium devoted to publishing short fiction and other narratives online.
- What does writing mean to you? Creating memorable characters and situations.
- Links: http://narratorium.com
- Name: Diego Green
- Genres: Speculative Fiction, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Poetry
- Bio: Diego Green is a firm believer in the mysterious and the mythological, in a world not nearly as mundane as it might appear. As such, his writing – be it flash fiction, short stories, or ill-fated attempts at a novel – often reflects a more fantastical universe than the one usually endured on a day to day basis. Sometimes, he writes poetry, though it is not always so good. Outside of words, he is a lover of trains and of cats, but understands that the two don’t really mix so well.
- What does writing mean to you? Giving tangible form to unstable, colliding brain chaos.
- Links: Demolishing the Block -http://demolishingtheblock.blogspot.com
- Name: Drew Nicholson
- Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Poetry
- Bio: Drew Nicholson is an early-middle aged geek. He’s happily married the second time around, and has two fantastic sons. He’s a die hard Cubs fan, which contributes to his pathos, making being a poet marginally easier. He writes poetry and short stories while struggling with his Great American Novel. He’s also the co-editor of the soon-to-be-online writing journal “Scriptorum Tantillum”, and has been published on CuriosityQuills.com. He harbors a deep love for Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, BSG, Horatio Hornblower, Farscape and David Brin novels, as well as his long love affair with good beer.
- What does writing mean to you? A chance at being more of myself.