Elaine Marie Carnegie, formerly a Paralegal and Private Investigator, worked as a
Newspaper Journalist for many years before accepting a partnership in the HC Publishing
Company and then starting her own Stone Pony Publishing and Author Services. She has worked with both the FBI and Texas Rangers, written for Discovery ID, the Texas Legislature and Texas school systems. A published poet and short story author, she is included in the Who's Who of Emerging Writer's 2020. Writing full time now she lives in the idyllic East Texas Piney Woods
near a private lake, doing what she loves.
Sara Mosier is a Nebraska author, poet. Her writing focus is fiction and poetry of which she enjoys typing on an old 1950's typewriter. She has poetry published in several issues of Laurus Magazine, Cocky-Tales anthology, and University of Nebraska Press's 75th Anniversary edition of "Voices of Nebraska". Her queer romantic short stories "Sparkling Human Conundrum" and "Summer Dilemma" can be found in the anthologies Love Dust and Salty Tales on Amazon.
David Rogers' poems, stories, and articles have appeared in
various print and electronic publications, including The Comstock
Review, Atlanta Review, Sky and Telescope, and Astronomy magazine. His latest work is Roots of the Dark Tower: The Long Quest and Many Lives
of Roland, available from Amazon.
More of his work can be read at Davidrogersbooks.wordpress.com.
Joshua D Taylor is an author from Southeastern Pennsylvania who never stopped playing make-believe. He enjoys gardening, comic books, ska-punk music, Disney World, and traveling with his wife. Raised during weirdness that was the late 20th century Josh’s eclectic interests produce eclectic works. He loves to mix-n-match things from different genres and story elements to achieve a madcap hodgepodge of the truly unexpected.
Olivia London is a mother, an avid reader, master procrastinator, beach bum, and a proud muggle-born member of house Ravenclaw. She studied English/Creative Writing at the National University of Ireland: Maynooth and Northern Michigan University, where she graduated with a master's degree. In her free time, Olivia enjoys binge-watching Chef Gordon Ramsey, collecting mermaids, and shopping online. Olivia is also the owner of Stormy Island Publishing, founded in 2018. Find her published work at this Amazon link.
Melissa Sell The mother of demons was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where she still resides with her five fur babies, including a wolf named Moon. She is an editor, novelist, poet, short story author, and owner of United Faedom Publishing. Melissa is a SuperWhoLockian, who enjoys baking, reading, crystals, and Halloween. You can find all of her links at her website: www.melissawillissell.com
Vonnie Winslow Crist, SFWA, HWA, is author of The Enchanted Dagger, Beneath Raven's
Wing, Owl Light, The Greener Forest, and other books. Her stories appear in Cast of Wonders,
Amazing Stories, Faerie Magazine, Fae Wings & Hidden Things, Unreal, Gardens of
Enchantment, Best Indie Speculative Fiction: 2018, Hawthorn & Ash, Fae Dreams, Shelter of
Daylight, Re-Enchant, and elsewhere. A cloverhand who's found so many four-leafed clovers she
keeps them in jars, Vonnie strives to celebrate the power of myth in her writing. For more info:
Donise Sheppard is a romance and horror writer residing in southern West Virginia with her husband and four children. Donise found her passion for books at an early age and has been chasing stories ever since. She is an author, editor, and co-owner of Pixie Forest Publishing. Love and romance are her first passions, but who can resist a scary story? When she isn’t working, she’s reading for pleasure, baking, or singing off key.
Alanna Robertson-Webb is an author and editor who enjoys long weekends of LARPing, is terrified of sharks and finds immense fun in being the editor-in-chief at Eerie River Publishing. She one day aspires to run her own nerd-themed restaurant, as well as her own LARP game.
She has edited over ten books, such as Infected by Blair Daniels, Sirens at Midnight by Nick Botic, and all of the current Eerie River Publishing anthologies. Alanna's writing has been published in over seventy different collections, and her work can be found at:
https://arwauthor.wixsite.com/arwauthor and amazon.com/author/alannarobertsonwebb.
Justine Johnston Hemmestad has published a novella called Truth be Told and a novel called Visions of a Dream; she is included in seventeen anthologies including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, Death by Chocolate, and A Room is Locked, and has a number of short stories, poems, and essays published in various magazines including The Nonbinary Review and Kaleidoscope. She also holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from Northern Arizona University. Her Amazon author's page is at https://www.amazon.com/Justine-Johnston-Hemmestad/e/B01DHSLN0M?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060 and she's on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JustineJohnstonHemmestadauthor
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had over three hundred stories and poems published so far, and six books. Ed works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of six review editors.
Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass., USA. Her poetry and fiction have recently appeared in The Cafe Review, Beliveau Review, Sirens Call, Raven Cage, The Horror Zine, Strange Horizons, and many more.
She is the author of five poetry books and a short fiction collection, The Plague Confessor.
She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.com, Facebook.com/megsmithwriter and on Twitter @MegSmith_Writer.
Bob McNeil, writer, editor, illustrator, and spoken word artist, is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, a Queens Poet Laureate, called the book “A fantastic trip through the mind of a poet who doesn’t flinch at the truth.” Among Bob’s recent accomplishments, he found working on Lyrics of Mature Hearts to be a humbling experience because of the anthology’s talented contributors. Copies of that collection are available here: https://amzn.to/3bU8Loi.
Jensen Reed is a published author and poet living in Minnesota with her husband of ten years, their two boys, and three cats. She’s the lead admin for Writing Bad, an author PA, and beta reader. She dabbles in reading and writing genres but particularly enjoys feeding characters to zombies and making readers cry. An all-around nerd, she could spend hours talking about shows and movies like Doctor Who and Supernatural. Find her book links, recommended reads, and connect with her at https://authorjensenreed.wordpress.com. You an also follow her on Amazon, Goodreads, Litsy, TikTok, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and MeWe.
Nancy Pica Renken is a Colorado writer, who enjoys reading, 'riting, and running. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine and has appeared or will be appearing in anthologies by Dragon Soul Press, Brilliant Flash Fiction, United Faedom Publishing, Black Hare Press, and Fragmented Voic
Z.K. Dorward is a writer of YA and NA fiction in fantasy, sci-fi and realistic genres. He writes about themes such as relationships, friendships and mental health issues.
Robin Kelly, (he/him), is a writer from Northern Ireland. He has a degree in Criminology from Queen’s University in Belfast. Robin was a runner-up for the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2022. He enjoys writing stories that focus on finding the strange and supernatural in the ordinary and centre around LGBTQ+ characters in fantasy settings. When he isn’t writing he enjoys playing video games, reading graphic novels and attempting to learn the banjo.
Lynette S. Hoag is a freelance writer and lawyer. She writes speculative fiction, creative
nonfiction, horror, and erotica. Her work has appeared in SLAY! Stories of Vampire Noire, the
Alphabet of Horror Series G is for Genies, StoneCrop Review Vol 3: Sky, Powder Ski Magazine,
Business Insider, and Erato. She is married to an adrenaline junkie engineer. Together, she and
her husband share one creative, energetic son, a cat, and a doodle. She lives, loves, and laughs in
the eclectic, diverse community of Oak Park, Illinois. She can be found on Twitter
@LeftBrainMom1 and on Facebook as LeftBrainMom.
Britt Foster writes queer speculative fiction that combines elements of sci-fi,
fantasy, romance, and horror. They’re particularly fascinated with other worlds,
post-apocalyptic futures, extraterrestrials, and nonhuman humanoids, and their
work seeks to explore the wholeness of the sentient experience. They can be found
on Facebook and Instagram, both @brittfosterauthor, on Twitter @brittfosterauth,
or on their website, www.brittfoster.com.
Valerie Hunter teaches high school English and has an MFA in Writing for Children
and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her stories have appeared in magazines
including Cicada, Storyteller, and Colp, as well as anthologies such as What Remains, Brave
New Girls, and Because That’s Where Your Heart Is.
V. Mull, born in 1991, began writing at a young age. She
often finds inspiration for her many stories within the
beautiful woods of Maine where she lives with her husband,
three children, and pets. Mull pens a few different genres
such as Young Adult Fantasy, Suspense, and Horror.
In 2019 her short story titled The Queen and the Pebble
won first place in Pixie Forest Publishing Summer contest,
and her latest short story, Don't Turn Around, was published
in Pixie Forest Publishings anthology, Phobia! An Anthology
of Fear. Mull's greatest wish is to create a world into which
people can escape, and she will continue to work hard to make
that dream come true.