About the Authors
Suzy lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and three children and is an involved community member. Currently, she is the Program Manager, Young Adult/Children’s Programming for When Words Collide (WWC), a literary Festival held in Calgary annually in August. She is also on the Board of Directors of Ecole Holy Name School as Fundraising Chair, with a 2013/2014 focus on bilingual Literacy in the school.
Kevin Wohler is a fantasy / science fiction short story writer and novelist. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, author R.L. Naquin. He has a grown daughter and son, and a growing collection of LEGO sets. His short story “Ultimatums: Giving Up the Element of Surprise” was featured in the 2013 anthology A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil. He plans to publish the first novel in his Alchemist series in 2015.
Philip Carroll is an old man, getting older all the time. While he has been a storyteller most of his life, he has spent the last seven years honing the skills of putting those stories into recorded words on paper, electronic media, and audio.
He has two novels recently released as e-books on Amazon.com and print on demand through Create Space. He has books at Podiobooks.com in serialized audio, an ongoing podcast on iTunes, and other serialized fiction at Channillo.com.
When not working as a certified orthotist, he spends his time with his wife and children, writing, and playing the piano.
He can be contacted at email@example.com
Charlie Brown is a writer and filmmaker from New Orleans. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he recently received his master’s in professional writing from the University of Southern California and also runs Lucky Mojo Press and Mojotooth Productions. He has made two feature films: Angels Die Slowly and Never a Dull Moment: 20 Years of the Rebirth Brass Band. His fiction has appeared in Oddville Press, Writing Disorder, Jersey Devil Press, The Menacing Hedge, Aethlon, and what?? Magazine.
When not listening to the voices inside his head, J.R. Murdock spends time with his wife and his favorite daughter (yes, there is only one daughter – that’s why she’s his favorite). They reside in sunny San Diego, which is about as close to paradise as you can get and still be in a big city.
Christopher Hite is the oldest of 10 kids. His dad infected him with the writing bug when he was eleven with his podcast Great Hites. He enjoys watching and reading Star Trek, running, biking, and of course, writing. Christopher lives somewhere in the middle of nowhere, raises sheep and chickens, and enjoys the country air.
Dan Absalonson first started writing stories in elementary school, where he and a friend would skip lunch and recess once a month to eat in the library while hearing all about the new books on the shelves. His love for reading, as well as visual art and music, has now extended into creating his own fiction. He works as a digital artist and lives in the state of Washington with his beautiful family of five. A huge fan of audio books, Dan podcasts all of his stories for free. You can find many free and a couple cheap e-books of his stories at all the popular online retailers. Dan loves podcasting his fiction, but is involved in a few other podcasts as well.
Julayne Hughes is a freelance writer and editor with over 20 years’ experience in that field. Her science fiction short story “Solara Nova” was published in FlagShip magazine; two fantasy shorts, “The Ghost of Edinburgh Castle” and “The Caprine Catastrope,” were featured on the Every Photo Tells . . . podcast; and her flash fiction has appeared on The Melting Potcast.
On the editing side, Julayne has done everything from books of poetry to full-length novels for a variety of small publishers and independent authors. Some of her recent work has included The Way of the Gun: A Bushido Western Anthology compiled by Scott Roche, The Starter by Scott Sigler, and Smoke Stories: Tales of a Volunteer Firefighter by Mike Davis. She has also edited the work of her husband, podcaster Keith Hughes (Borrowed Time, Stolen Time, and The Guerrilla Poet).
When Julayne is not writing and editing, she plays piano and teaches music classes at a local private college. She lives in southeastern Michigan with her husband, their grown daughter, and a gray-and-white cat named Gandalf.
Julayne has a neglected blog at http://pianoeditor.blogspot.com and can be found on Facebook and Twitter as pianoeditor.
D.J. Pitsiladis is a writer of horror, science fiction, and thrillers. When not working a day job or creating fiction, he spends time with his fiancée, children, dogs, and a cat he calls his “little muse.” You can catch more of his work and reviews on his Casa de Pitsiladis blog (http://dpitsiladis.wordpress.com) and on HorrorAddicts.net.
Michell (Mike) Plested is an author, editor, blogger, closet superhero (not to mention sock herder and cat wrangler) and podcaster living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the host of several podcasts including the writing podcast, Get Published (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Parsec Finalist).
His debut novel, Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero was shortlisted for the Prix Aurora Award for Best YA Novel, and its sequel, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within was launched at When Words Collide 2014. He has stories and several books coming out this year (2015) including Scouts of the Apocalypse (May), and a collaborative steampunk work, Jack Kane & the Statue of Liberty (June).
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Hite, A.K.A. The Dark Lord Hite, A.K.A. Dr. Evil-n-Carnate, A.K.A. Steve Wolencheck, current occupant of cubical 3257J, affectionately referred to as “that jerk who eats lunch in his cubicle even though we have a lunch room and he really should eat there,” is, first and foremost, a husband and father. He and his wife and their ten minions er…children, live in their orbiting space station. No, that burned up in the atmosphere last year. They live in their undersea lab. No, that is not right either, it fell to crush depth three months ago. Well, wherever they live, that is where you can find them.
By day he is an IT professional and by night, when he and his partner in crime, Alex the 486 Beowulf Super cluster are not trying to take over the world, they run the “sheep dating service,” also known as sheep breeding, for the local farming cooperative. When he can fit it in, he writes short fiction about the fantastic, is an assistant editor and head slush reader with the Cast Of Wonderspodcast, and an assistant audio producer for the podcast Get Published.
He and his alter ego Michell Plested are co-editors of A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil and he is the author of several short stories, which you can find at his website http://jeffreyhite.com
He and his wife homeschool their minions, er…kids, and teach NFP to anyone who will listen. The rest of his life is devoted to his first love, his family, their chickens, sheep, dogs, and now to appease the cat owners, one of those as well.