While we will try to keep this accurate, be warned that with the exception of our main guests these guys come on their own dime. Because of that things can come up and plans can change, so it is a bit of a moving target

 

Also if you'd like to find out more of what our guests have written please check out the LibertyCon Author's Alley, which has examples of their works that you might have an interest in. Also you will find links to their works on their individual Bio pages.

 

Michael J. Allen

Michael J. Allen

Author



A bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy novels, Michael is best known for his SCION young adult space opera series and his Bittergate contemporary fantasies. A former submarine reactor operator, public speaker, cooking enthusiast, and Starfleet International officer, he's enjoying teenager free days experimenting with diabetic recipes and expanding his published works through his small publishing company Delirious Scribbles Ink. This year he published The Wizard's Bane (Bittergate 2), Hijacked (SCION 2.5), and is scheduled to release Unchained (SCION 3) in September.

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Quincy J. Allen

Quincy J. Allen

Author



Quincy is the nationally best-selling author of the Blood War Chronicles, Endgame Trilogy, and Colt the Outlander. When MysterySceneMag.com said his novel Chemical Burn begins and ends in violence, piling up a body count seldom achieved in more straightforward thrillers, he knew he had found his super power.

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Arlan Andrews

Arlan Andrews

Scientist / Author



Dr. Arlan Andrews, Sr., has been an SF fan since age 10, an SF writer for 38 years, and a retired engineer for 5 years. He is an active futurist, consultant, and SF writer, and the founder of SIGMA, the science fiction think tank. Among his more than 500 publications of all kinds are recent SF stories in the Mensa Bulletin, in Astounding Frontiers magazine, and in the Superversive Planetary Anthologies. His SF books, published by Hydra Publications, are available in both e-versions and paperback from Amazon...

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Steve Antczak

Steve Antczak

Author



Stephen L. Antczak is a writer who lives with an artist and a dog in Atlanta. He is a regular contributor to the PBS-affiliated web site, NextAvenue.org. He also writes fiction, with over 40 short stories published, and screenplays, with several short films and 2 feature films produced. He has written comic books, graphic novels, and plays. His novels God Drug and The Oracle Paradox are published by Digital Fiction Publishing based in Windsor, Ontario.

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Lou Antonelli

Lou Antonelli

Author



Lou Antonelli started writing fiction in middle age; his first story was published in 2003 when he was 46. He's had 115 short stories published in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India and Portugal in venues such as Asimov's Science Fiction, Jim Baen's Universe, Tales of the Talisman, Andromeda Spaceways In-Flight Magazine, Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD), Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Mag, and Omni Reboot, among many others.

His collections include "Fantastic Texas" published in 2009; "Texas & Other Planets" published in 2010; and "The Clock Struck None" and "Letters from Gardner", both published in 2014...

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Charity Ayres

Charity Ayres

Author



Charity Ayres is a Navy Veteran who has published various works and has four novels: Loki Bound, Loki: Hell Bound, Secret in the Wings and Ice Burns. Charity was featured in the Writer's Digest 83rd Annual Short Story publication for her inspirational story: "What's Left Behind: Daddy's Girl".

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Jonathan David Baird

Jonathan David Baird

Author



Jonathan David Baird has worked professionally as an archaeologist since 1994. He has a masters degree in English literature from Fort Hays State University. His focus of study was the influence of Darwin's theory on late 19th century Gothic horror literature. He also has a masters from Ft Hays in American history with a focus on the frontier and frontier mythology. Jonathan has an avid interest in medieval combat and fought at Battle of the Nations (the world championship of medieval combat) in 2017...

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Scott W. Baker

Scott W. Baker

Author



Scott W. Baker's students think it's weird that he teaches math and writes. To him, it's a natural fit. His short stories span the speculative genres and have appeared in places like Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and Writers of the Future. He lives in Murfreesboro, TN and online at scottwbaker.net

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Griffin Barber

Griffin Barber

Author



A veteran police officer, Griffin Barber is also a lifelong Speculative Fiction fan and avid gamer. He's had several shorts published in the Grantvile Gazette and co-authored 1636: Mission to the Mughals, with Eric Flint. He also penned a well-received novella for RSI's website called: A Separate Law. His blog is: http://therantinggriffin.blogspot.com

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Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes

Author



As an Air Force brat, Jeff grew up in such exotic locales as Japan, Alaska, Texas, and Tennessee. After a botched attempt at college (sadly, they do not award degrees for partying and lack of work ethic), he ended up being hired by the FAA to be an air traffic controller. Jeff spent eight years in Anchorage and Dillingham, Alaska before moving to Paducah, Kentucky, then Nashville, Tennessee. From there he left active air traffic control to work in FAA headquarters in Washington, DC, where he has worked for years till hired for a new position at the FAA's William J...

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Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett

Author



Paul Barrett has lived a varied life full of excitement and adventure. Not really, but it sounds good as an opening line.

Pauls multiple careers have included: rock and roll roadie, childrens theater stage manager, television camera operator, mortgage banker, and support specialist for Microsoft Excel.

This eclectic mix allowed him to go into his true love: motion picture production. He has produced two motion pictures and two documentaries: His film Night Feeders released on DVD in 2007, and Cold Storage was released by Lionsgate in May, 2010

Amidst all this, Paul has worked on his writing, starting with his first short story, about Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, at age 8...

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J. D. Beckwith

J. D. Beckwith

Author



J.D. Beckwith is a mechanical engineer with delusions of writing grandeur. A lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, he has recently taken the opportunity to try his hand at the craft he's always admired. When he isn't working on either expanding his bibliography, or finding more efficient ways of manufacturing things like bulldozers, excavators, and garbage trucks, he amuses himself with reading, tabletop & RPG gaming, arguing on the internet, growing tomatoes, and herding cats all while trying to stay hidden in the woods of Northwest Georgia...

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Rick Boatright

Rick Boatright

Author



Rick Boatright has been the "tech guy" for the 1632 series since 2001. He's published in the hardcover Grantville Gazettes as well as the E-Zine. Rick's common activities at cons feature his "Weird Tech" presentation, which he insists has nothing to do with steampunk. Outside of the SF universe, Rick is a partner in a small software development firm.

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Karen Bogen

Karen Bogen

Author



K.B. Bogen is a self-confessed knit-/yarn-aholic. She spends as much time as possible either knitting something, inventorying her yarn stash, or fondling yarn at any shop within driving range. Interesting? Depends on your point of view. She likes to cook and she enjoys reading forensic anthropology books. Occasionally at the same time. A native Texan, Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UT Arlington, as well as several health and nutrition certifications...

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Scott Bragg

Scott Bragg

Author



Scott Bragg, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. His head in the clouds, earning his keep building clouds for IT companies. An amateur photographer, he prefers shooting people who generally don't shoot back. He is kept sane and well-grounded by his wife, the always-awesome Wendi Bragg.

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Brett Brooks

Brett Brooks

Author



Once told that if he were a villain, he’d be called Sarcastro, Brett Brooks is a sharp-witted, dry-humored, and generous-natured writer based in metro Atlanta, Georgia. His work is intelligent and often humorous, focusing on heroic characters, empowered women, and the occasional talking animal. He is not above defying the conventions of genre just to make sure a good story is told.



Brett has long been involved in both the comic and gaming world. He has written comics for both Dark Horse and Tekno Comics, as well as working on White Wolf’s World of Darkness RPG...

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Douglas Burbey

Douglas Burbey

Author



Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Douglas Burbey is constantly preparing to: repel the zombie hordes, defend America from all enemies foreign and domestic (particularly Hipsters and Fashionistas), brew beer & defeat the Rebel Alliance. His debut series Blood War has beer, dead demons, corrupt politicians, and rage issues.

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David L. Burkhead

David L. Burkhead

Scientist / Author



Indianapolis writer David L. Burkhead is a physicist working in Atomic

Force Microscopy. In addition he is an author of science fiction and

fantasy with books such as Survival Test, The Hordes of Chanakra, and

his latest release Alchemy of Shadows.

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David (D.J.) Butler

David (D.J.) Butler

Author



Dave (D.J.) Butler has mostly recovered from being a lawyer. He writes fantasy for adults (WITCHY EYE, Baen) and kids (THE KIDNAP PLOT, Knopf), loves languages and board games, and plays bad guitar. He's married and has three kids. Dave is also acquisitions editor for Kevin J. Anderson's WordFire Press.

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Paul Cagle

Paul Cagle

Author



Paul Cagle is the host of the Ænigma Project radio show and the administrative co-ordinator for the South Eastern Paranormal Society located in Chattanooga, TN.  His first novel, Shadow Born, is now available on Amazon.  You can find out more about Shadow Born at www.shadow-borne.com.

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Joseph Capdepon II

Joseph Capdepon II

Author



His first short story, "Night of the Fireflies" appeared in Vol. 59 of the Grantville Gazette.



"To Face the Tide"(forthcoming) in Sha'daa: Toys(Copper Dog) with his talented, and somewhat handsome co-author Chris Smith.



Joseph and his lovely, *younger* wife Bonnie live in Houston with their poodle, Oberon, King of the Floofs.

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Anna Grace Carpenter

Anna Grace Carpenter

Author



A.G. Carpenter writes fiction of (and for) all sorts, with a focus on the speculative. With over a dozen published short stories, her work has appeared in Twitter-zines such as One Forty Fiction and Trapeze Magazine, online publications Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Nature Magazine - Futures, the Grantville Gazette, and others.



The Weather's Always Fine in Paradise, a collection of new and old short stories and novelettes, is available now. Touch, a Southern Gothic novella trilogy, is available from Falstaff Books...

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Rachel Cates

Rachel Cates

Author



Rachel has studied many branches of science, but when she discovered D&D and the SCA, new worlds and experiences opened up. Grounded in science Rachel's craft (painting, drawing, and writing) contains renaissance-whimsy and magic with a dark twist, as expressed in Sha’Daa Toys, under the pen name RJ Ladon.

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Denise Clemons

Denise Clemons

Author



Denise is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and has had her work published in journals, chapbooks and anthologies. She has written a weekly cooking column for the past 12 years and her most recent book, A Culinary History of Southern Delaware was published by the American Palate imprint of the History Press in 2016.



Denise has presented at many SF Conventions with a focus on food. Her topics range from the Food of Star Trek to interactive writing workshops on world building through feeding the inhabitants of speculative worlds.

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Jack Clemons

Jack Clemons

Scientist / Author



Jack Clemons is both an SF writer and a “rocket scientist”. He has published a number of science fiction stories and is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering and was an engineer and team leader on NASA's Apollo Program and Space Shuttle Program. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Engineering for Lockheed Martin, where he led a team that redesigned the air traffic control systems for the United States and the United Kingdom...

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Julie Cochrane

Julie Cochrane

Author



Julie Cochrane was born in Ohio and begin crafting her first stories when she was five years old. She made her first attempts at novels in Social Studies and English classes. Cally’s War with John Ringo was the first manuscript she ever finished. Sister Time and Honor of the Clan soon followed, also with John, for Baen Books. She has a degree in psychology from Georgia Tech, where she also studied chemistry. Hobbies include database programming, martial arts, Irish language and music, and fantasy role-playing games...

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David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson

David B. Coe / D. B. Jackson

Author



David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson is the award-winning author of nineteen fantasy novels. As David B. Coe he writes the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a contemporary urban fantasy. As D.B. Jackson he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction.

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Jason Cordova

Jason Cordova

Author



A 2015 John W. Campbell Award finalist, Jason Cordova is probably best known for his popular Kin Wars Saga series, as well as the Kaiju Apocalypse trilogy with Eric S. Brown. He also had written a YA science fiction series called The Warp, with the second book (Devastator) being released earlier this year. He was also featured in John Ringo's bestselling Black Tide Rising anthology, and the high-regarded Forged in Blood anthology set in Michael Z Williamson's "Freehold" universe. A high school basketball coach in his spare time, he currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia...

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Larry Correia

Larry Correia

Author



Larry Correia is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles alternate history trilogy, the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy, the Dead Six thrillers (with Mike Kupari), and the Monster Hunter Memoirs novels (with John Ringo).

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Jim Curtis

Jim Curtis

Author



JL Curtis has two series out, The Grey Man series, current fiction with cops vs. the cartel in South Texas, and Rimworld a Military Science Fiction series from the grunt's perspective. He's also published a couple of short stories in Anthologies, and one Novella. A retired Naval Flight officer, he spent 22 years in the Navy, then worked as an engineer with a defense contractor for another 20+ years. A long time shooter and NRA instructor, he now lives North Texas and writes full time.

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Doug Dandridge

Doug Dandridge

Author



Doug Dandridge has been writing since he was kicked out of graduate school in 1996. Hundreds of rejections later, he finally self-published some of his backlog at the beginning of 2012. By March of 2013 he quit his day job to become a full-time writer. From then until the present he has self-published thirty-four books and sold almost a quarter million copies of his work. He has also appeared in numerous anthologies and is slated to appear in several more in the near future. Doug has a novel in the works with Arc Manor Publishing, and is working on book two in the series...

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Jonathan Del Arroz

Jonathan Del Arroz

Author



According to PJMedia.com, Jon Del Arroz is "the leading Hispanic voice in science fiction" and author of the award winning steampunk novel, For Steam And Country. As a contributor to The Federalist and dangerous.com, he is also recognized as a popular journalist and cultural commentator. Jon loves steampunk and space opera, and is releasing several books this year in both subgenres. Visit his website at http://www.delarroz.com.

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David Drake

David Drake

Author



I graduated from the U of I with a double major in history and Latin, then married Joanne (Jo) and started Duke Law School. Everything was going fine until the Army drafted me in 1969, changing my immediate career path to a choice between interrogator or grunt. I chose interrogator and was assigned to the 11th Cav, the Blackhorse, thus spending much of 1970 riding armored vehicles through jungles instead of slogging on foot. During my service I learned new skills, saw interesting sights, and met exotic people who hadn't run fast enough to get away...

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Kary English

Kary English

Author



Kary English is a Hugo and Campbell finalist and Writers of the Future winner whose work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, the Starlight anthologies, Grantville Gazette's Universe Annex, and Galaxy's Edge.

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Karen Evans

Karen Evans

Author



Karen Evans has been writing SF/F with her husband for almost 10 years, and enjoying the roller-coaster. She planned on being a writer since third grade where she learned cursive, and knew she could now write. When not writing, she enjoys crocheting, embroidery, and other busy-hand activities so she can listen to the voices in her head. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, a dog and a variable number of cats.

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Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans

Author



Kevin H Evans has been writing since 2006; other interests include vintage locomotive restorations, hot air ballooning, SCA combat, gunsmithing, tool and die making.

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Robert S. Evans

Robert S. Evans

Artist / Author



Robert S. Evans is a Georgia Native film writer and director. Having worked on countless projects both large and small, he is always staying active. He attended the New York Film Academy, and shortly there after caught the attention of industry veteran Jeff Burr (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3) . Robert caught his first break with the film "The Last Piece Standing", an Indie Psychological Horror Film which garnered praise for its detailed and chilling world, winning him the Best Original Story at the Seattle Scream Fest in 2006...

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Kacey Ezell

Kacey Ezell

Author



Captain Kacey Ezell is an active duty USAF instructor pilot with 2000+ hours in the UH-1N Huey and Mi-171 helicopters. When not teaching young pilots to beat the air into submission, she writes sci-fi/fantasy/horror fiction. She’s contributed to multiple Baen anthologies, including the story “Family Over Blood” which was featured in the Freehold universe anthology FORGED IN BLOOD, and selected for inclusion in the Year’s Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Vol 4. In addition to writing for Baen, she has published several novels and short stories with independent publisher Chris Kennedy Publishing...

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Bill Fawcett

Bill Fawcett

Author / Publisher



Bill has been a professor, teacher, corporate executive, and college dean. He is one of the founders of Mayfair Games. Recently Bill produced and designed several computer games and as Bill Fawcett & Associates packaged over 250 novels and anthologies iuncluding the Guide to Pern. Bill began writing with the juvenile Swordquest series inthe4 mid 80s. The Fleet science fiction series he and David Drake edited has become a classic of military science fiction. He has collaborated on several mystery novels as "Quinn Fawcett", including the Authorized Mycroft Holmes and Madame Vernet mysteries...

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Eric Flint

Eric Flint

Author



Eric Flint's writing career began with the science fiction novel Mother of Demons. His alternate history novel 1632 has led to a long-running series with over thirty novels and anthologies in print. He’s also written many other science fiction and fantasy novels. He resides in northwest Indiana with his wife Lucille.

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Monalisa Foster

Monalisa Foster

Author



Monalisa won life’s lottery when she escaped communism and became an unhyphenated American citizen. Her works tend to explore themes of freedom, liberty, and personal responsibility. Despite her degree in physics, she’s worked in engineering and medicine. Her primary genre is space opera with a bit, or a lot of, romance.

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A. M. Freeman

A. M. Freeman

Author



A.M. Freeman is a young author from the beautiful Georgia mountains. When not arguing with fictional characters, she enjoys reading and horseback riding, and she just about never stops dancing. You can find her work, At The End of Detachment, in the anthology Forbidden Thoughts, and more stories in the Planetary Anthologies.

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Julie Frost

Julie Frost

Author



Julie Frost lives in Utah with her family, which consists of more pets than people. Her short fiction has appeared in too many venues to count, including "Monster Hunter Files," and her novel series, "Pack Dynamics," is published by WordFire Press. She whines about writing, a lot, at http://agilebrit.livejournal.com/





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Karl Gallagher

Karl Gallagher

Scientist / Author



Karl K. Gallagher is a systems engineer, currently performing data analysis for a major aerospace company. In the past he calculated trajectories for a commercial launch rocket start-up, operated satellites as a US Air Force officer, and selected orbits for government and commercial satellites. Karl lives in Saginaw, TX with his family. His books Torchship, Torchship Pilot, and Torchship Captain are available on Amazon and Audible. New releases are announced on www.kelthavenpress.com.

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Charles E. Gannon

Charles E. Gannon

Author



Dr. Charles E. Gannon's award-winning Caine Riordan/Terran Republic hard sf novels have, to date, all been Nebula finalists and national best-sellers. The fourth in the series, Caine's Mutiny, will be available in February 2017. His epic fantasy series, The Broken World, is forthcoming from Baen Books. He also collaborates with Eric Flint in the NYT and WSJ best-selling Ring of Fire alternate history series, and Eric, along with Kevin J. Anderson, will be collaborators in Gannon's Steam, Aether, Empire web serial coming in 2017-8...

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Amie Gibbons

Amie Gibbons

Author



Amie was born and raised in Utah, flew south for school and stayed. She lawyers, writes, dances, sings, and cat-wrangles, and does some better than others. She lives with a picture snapping cat trapped in a man's body, and a man trapped in a cat’s body, who misses opposable thumbs.

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Peter Grant

Peter Grant

Author



Peter Grant was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the course of two decades he served in the South African armed forces in active and reserve roles, worked in the information technology industry, and engaged in humanitarian activities before being ordained as a pastor.  He published a non-fiction book in 1984, as well as several articles over the years in professional publications.  In 1997 he immigrated to the USA, where he worked as a pastor and prison chaplain before a crippling injury forced his retirement...

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Rich Groller

Rich Groller

Author



Our own LibertyCon Director of Programming, Rich Groller, is also an author in his own right. He is co-author of The Warrior's Edge (with Janet Morris and COL John Alexander), and a contributing author to The American Warrior (Janet and Chris Morris, Eds.), and to the Heroes in Hell shared universe anthology. Nominated for Military Intelligence Professional Writer of the Year in 1986, he has published numerous historical and technical articles in such venues as Military Intelligence, The Field Artillery Journal, Guns and Ammo, and the Journal of Electronic Defense...

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Robert E. Hampson

Robert E. Hampson

Scientist / Author



Dr. Robert E. Hampson (aka "Tedd Roberts," aka Speaker to Lab Animals) claims he was born to wonderful parents, grew up in Texas, attended university then went on to grad school. He is a Professor at a medical school where his research focuses on the hippocampus and memory. While his history since he entered university was confirmed, there have been some suspicions about his origins before that. Rather, it is suspected that he was genetically created in a growth vat and raised by hyper-intelligent rats to study and understand the human brain with an eye towards world domination...

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Michael H. Hanson

Michael H. Hanson

Author / Publisher



Michael H. Hanson created the ongoing SHA'DAA shared-world dark-fantasy anthology series currently consisting of "SHA'DAA: TALES OF THE APOCALYPSE", "SHA'DAA: LAST CALL", "SHA'DAA: PAWNS," "SHA'DAA: FACETS", "SHA'DAA: INKED", and "SHA'DAA: TOYS", all published by Moondream Press (an imprint of Copper Dog Publishing). Michael's short story "C.H.A.D." appears in the Eric S. Brown edited anthology "C.H.U.D. LIVES!" and his short story "Rock and Road" appears in the Roger Zelazny tribute anthology "SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS...

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John Hartness

John Hartness

Author



John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies' virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects.

In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne'er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fictions "misfit toys...

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Louise Herring-Jones

Louise Herring-Jones

Author



Louise Herring-Jones (Amy L. Herring) writes mainstream, historical, and speculative fiction as well as non-fiction. Her science fiction, dark fantasy, and light horror stories have been published in anthologies, including “Michaelis and the Dew Shades” in Fae Tales of the Mediterranean (Futurefire.net Publishing, 2016), “Tender” in Life on the Rez (Tree-Lion Press, 2016) and, coming soon, “High Ground” with illustrations by Melissa Gay (Thunderchild Publishing). As Amy Herring, she is a veteran reporter for The Daily Dragon Online, the news voice of DragonCon...

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Robert Hilliard

Robert Hilliard

Author



Robert Hilliard, a native of Chattanooga TN who now resides in Marietta GA, writes horror, science-fiction, and fantasy. His first published short story, “Cold Case”, can be found in the Sha”Daa Shared-Word, Dark-Fantasy Universe published by Copper Dog Publishing.

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Taylor S Hoch

Taylor S Hoch

Author



Taylor S Hoch has been creating other worlds for people to experience since 1996. She is the author of The Curse of the Dullahan series, a middle-grade urban fantasy adventure. Book five in this nine book series was released in May 2018 and the sixth book is due to be released in June 2019. When Taylor isn't writing novels, she is a songwriter and musician. She has published three albums of Americana music. Her songs play on radio stations worldwide and on radio networks such as the BBC and RADI...

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Dan Hollifield

Dan Hollifield

Author / Publisher



My first professionally published short story is in the POD edition "Flash Of Aphelion" collection of flash fiction short-short stories on Lulu.com. My series of spaceport bar short stories, Tales From the Mare Inebrium, has been published by Allan Gilbreath's Dark Oak Press, available on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites in hardback, paperback, Kindle and Nook e-book editions. My self-published music albums on Create Space include two solo albums of instrumental music as well as a licensed collection of instrumental songs inspired by Stephanie Osborn's first four "Displaced Detective" novels...

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John Holmes

John Holmes

Author



J.F. Holmes is a retired Army Senior Noncomissioned Officer, having served for 22 years in both the Regular Army and Army National Guard. During that time, he served as everything from an artillery section leader to a member of a Division level planning staff, with tours in Cuba and Iraq, as well as responding to the terrorists attacks in NYC on 9-11.

From 2010 to 2014 he wrote wrote the immensely popular military cartoon strip, "Power Point Ranger", poking fun at military life in the tradition of Beetle Bailey and Willy & Joe...

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Teresa  Howard

Teresa Howard

Author



Teresa Howard is a life-long fan of science fiction and fantasy. She has attended Dragon Con almost every year since 1991. She participated in the Writers Workshops taught by the late Ann Crispin and The Writers Track led by Nancy Knight. She was employed for many years as a technology coordinator and computer lab instructor. Her passion remained writing science fiction and fantasy.

Teresa’s published stories cover a wide range of the speculative fiction genre. Her short fiction has been published in magazines, anthologies, webzines, and on IPhone aps in the U...

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Rob Howell

Rob Howell

Author



Rob is a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for his stories and settings. He has also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk. Originally from Houston, Texas, he dutifully followed his parents as they went from there to Hillsboro, Texas, then to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and finally to Wichita, Kansas. Along the way, they discovered about the only way to keep Rob quiet was to give him a book. Unfortunately for them, it turned out he could read very quickly, so they had to give him lots of books...

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Daniel M. Hoyt

Daniel M. Hoyt

Scientist / Author



Daniel M. Hoyt is a systems architect for rocket trajectory software, when not writing or wrangling royalty calculations for indie presses. Since his first sale to Analog, Dan has appeared in other magazines and anthologies, notably Witch Way to the Mall, Strip Mauled, and Fangs for the Mammaries (Baen), and Mike Brotherton’s groundbreaking Diamonds in the Sky. Dan has also edited a couple DAW anthologies, Fate Fantastic and Better Off Undead. His debut space opera, Ninth Euclid’s Prince, launched in 2015; sequels are underway. Catch up with him at http://www.danielmhoyt.com

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Sarah A. Hoyt

Sarah A. Hoyt

Author



Sarah A. Hoyt was born (and raised) in Portugal and now lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons, and a variable number of cats, depending on how many show up to beg on the door step. She is the author of more than 30 published novels: science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical mystery, historical fantasy and historical biography. Her short stories have been published in Analog, Asimov's, Weird Tales, and a number of anthologies from DAW and Baen. Her space-opera novel Darkship Thieves was the 2011 Prometheus Award Winner...

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Daniel Humphreys

Daniel Humphreys

Author



Daniel Humphreys is the author of the Paxton Locke urban fantasy series and the Z-Day series of post-apocalyptic thrillers. He lives in southern Indiana with his family.

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Kevin Ikenberry

Kevin Ikenberry

Author



Kevin Ikenberry is a life-long space geek and retired Army officer. A former manager of the world-renowned U.S. Space Camp program and a space operations officer, Kevin has a broad background in space and space science education. His 2016 debut science fiction novel Sleeper Protocol was a Finalist for the Colorado Book Award and was heralded as “an emotionally powerful debut” by Publisher’s Weekly. Kevin’s military science fiction novels include Runs In The Family, Peacemaker, Honor The Threat, and Vendetta Protocol...

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Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

Author / Publisher



Steve Jackson graduated from Rice University in Houston. While there, he spent most of his time playing wargames and working on the student paper, the Thresher (he spent two years as editor). He became a writer and game publisher, proving that college can be very valuable as long as you don't let classes get in your way.

He has survived involvements with the Republican Party (alternate delegate to the 1972 convention, but he got better - he now considers himself a small-l libertarian), the SCA (former landed baron and National Chronicler) and law school (escaping before the bar exam; game design was more fun)...

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Les Johnson

Les Johnson

Scientist / Author



Les Johnson is a scientist, an author, and the NASA Principal Investigator for Ameria's first interplanetary solar sail mission. When he's not designing spaceships or dreaming of going to the stars, he's writing science fiction for Baen or popular science books for Prometheus and Springer.

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J.D. Jordan

J.D. Jordan

Author



JD Jordan is the author of the acclaimed scifi-western novel, Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man, a Philip K. Dick Award submission, Georgia Author of the Year nominee, and Nook selection. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The International Journal of the Book, Newsweek, and Paste Magazine. He is represented by The Zack Company.

Since the publication of Calamity, JD has become a frequent figure on the literary and writers' convention circuit, appearing at the AJC Decatur Literary Festival, The Broadleaf Writers Conference, Dahlonega Literary Festival, JordanCon, the Milton Literary Festival, as well as a variety of public readings, author events, and NaNoWriMo events...

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Cecilia Star Kachina

Cecilia Star Kachina

Author



Cecilia Star Kachina is a girl still in high school. She will graduate this year. She is a writer of horror or poetry. She is also painter and sculptor of clay. She has won awards for being a young author. She and her family live in Chickamauga, Georgia.

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Bart Kemper

Bart Kemper

Scientist / Author



Bart is an inventor, soldier, engineer, writer, and photographer. He is active in mechanical, product development, subsea, military, and forensic engineering. P is for Plenty except when it is not.

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Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy

Author / Publisher



A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author, speaker, and publisher, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator and elementary school principal. Chris' stories include the "Theogony" and "Codex Regius" science fiction trilogies and stories in the "Four Horsemen" military scifi series. Get his free book, "Shattered Crucible," at his website, http://chriskennedypublishing.com.

Chris is the author of the award-winning #1 bestseller, "Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores...

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Darin Kennedy

Darin Kennedy

Scientist / Author



Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in the sands of northern Iraq.



His debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music and world mythology. The Stravinsky Intrigue continues those same themes, and his Fugue & Fable series culminates in The Tchaikovsky Finale, all from Curiosity Quills Press...

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Tom Kratman

Tom Kratman

Author



Tom Kratman is a political refugee and defector from the People's Republic of Massachusetts. The mechanism of his defection was enlisting into the Army in 1974 at age 17, which deeply distressed his high school (Boston Latin, founded 1635) as they thought he had "higher and better things" ahead of him. He served two years as an enlisted grunt with the 101st Airborne and one and a half with the 193rd Infantry Brigade in Panama, getting 2 years of college done in the process (when he wasn't in the field he was taking courses)...

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Mike Kupari

Mike Kupari

Author



Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Mike Kupari is a veteran of both the Army National Guard and the Air Force. He worked as a security contractor in Qatar, and later served as an explosive ordnance disposal technician in Afghanistan. His experiences in Southwest Asia became part of the basis for the Dead Six series, co-authored with Larry Correia. He is a regular contributor to Breach Bang Clear, has written for Soldier of Fortune magazine, and has short stories in multiple Baen anthologies...

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L. Jagi Lamplighter

L. Jagi Lamplighter

Author



L. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of  the YA fantasy: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin. She is also the author of the Prospero’s Daughter series: Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained. She has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best Of Dreams Of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Coliseum Morpheuon, Bad-Ass Faeries Anthologies (where she is also an assistant editor) and the Science Fiction Book Club’s Don’t Open This Book...

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Dina Leacock

Dina Leacock

Author



Diane Arrelle, the pen name of South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, has been writing for more than 20 years and has sold more than 250 short stories. She has two published books including , Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories. She is proud to be one of the founding members as well as a president of the Garden State Horror Writers and is also a past president of the Philadelphia Writers' Conference. She recently retired from being director of a municipal senior citizen center and lives with her husband, sometimes her son and of course her cat on the edge of the Pine Barrens in Southern New Jersey (home of the Jersey Devil).

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D. Alan Lewis

D. Alan Lewis

Author



Chattanooga native, D. Alan Lewis’s debut novel, The Blood in Snowflake Garden was a finalist for the 2010 Claymore Award. Alan’s other novels include, The Lightning Bolts of Zeus and The Bishop of Port Victoria. He is the editor of three anthologies from Dark Oak Press, Capes & Clockwork and the 2 Luna’s Children volumes. Alan has numerous short stories published, and is a frequent speaker/guest at various genre conventions. You can follow Alan at his website:  www.dalanlewis.com   Or on Facebook: Author-D-Alan-Lewis   Or on Twitter: @Dalanlewis

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Tamara Lowery

Tamara Lowery

Author



Tamara Lowery, author of The Adventures of Pigg & Woolfe steampunk serial and the Waves of Darkness series, is a native of Chattanooga. She just launched the first episode of Pigg & Woolfe in March 2018 and hopes to release an episode a month with an annual omnibus with bonus material. Although currently out of publication and searching for a new publishing home, all seven books in her pirates and vampires Waves of Darkness series placed in the Top Ten in the Horror Novel category of the critters...

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Terry Maggert

Terry Maggert

Author



Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I've had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of-- well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Eleven books and counting, with no end in sight. You've been warned.

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Geoffrey Mandragora

Geoffrey Mandragora

Author



Geoffrey Mandragora is the pen name for Brent Mehring. He is currently completing three years of rehab following a twenty year addiction to historical re-enactment. After decades of arguing with people about what is "period," his first novel, The Thunderbolt Affair sets the argument, "What is Steampunk?"His obsession with minute details of abandoned technologies and outmoded social behavior often leads to production hours lost to research, followed by long chapters of "I researched it, you have to read about it...

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Gail Z.Martin

Gail Z.Martin

Author



Gail Z. Martin is the author of Vendetta: A Deadly Curiosities Novel in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC (Solaris Books); Shadow and Flame the fourth and final book in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit Books); The Shadowed Path (Solaris Books) and Iron and Blood a new Steampunk series (Solaris Books) co-authored with Larry N. Martin. A brand new epic fantasy series debuts from Solaris Books in 2017.

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Mike Massa

Mike Massa

Author



Mike Massa has lived an adventurous life, including stints as Navy SEAL officer, an investment banker and a technologist. He lived outside the US for several years, plus the usual deployments. Newly published, Mike is married with three sons, who check daily to see if today is the day they can pull down the old lion. Not yet...

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Thomas A. Mays

Thomas A. Mays

Author



Thomas A. Mays (Tom) is an 23-years-and-counting veteran of the US Navy, working as a Commander in the surface fleet aboard destroyers and amphibious ships, as well as teaching and assisting with research into electromagnetic weapons and ballistic missile defense. His current position is as the Commanding Officer of Assault Craft Unit TWO, leading a crew of 300 sailors, chiefs, and officers in operating the Navy's oldest operational platforms, 16 of the 135-foot Landing Craft Utility ship-to-shore connectors...

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Edward McKeown

Edward McKeown

Author



Edward McKeown is best known for his Robert Fenaday/Shasti Rainhell series of SF novels set on the Privateer Sidhe. He has now debuted a new series set in the same universe, featuring a 50,000 year old android named Maauro and her friend, a disgraced pilot named Wrik Trigardt, as they battle governments and the Thieves Guild for their freedom in, My Outcast State, Against that Time and the forthcoming, The Lost.

Ed escaped from NY, but his old hometown supplies much of the background to his humorous "Lair of the Lesbian Love Goddess" shorts, as his new hometown in Charlotte, North Carolina does for his "Knight Templar" urban fantasy series...

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Joseph Meany

Joseph Meany

Scientist / Author



Joseph E. Meany, Ph.D., (a.k.a. the Crimson Alkemist) is a material scientist from Atlanta, GA. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Alabama in 2016 and continues to work and volunteer in various science communication venues with a focus on how chemistry and nanotechnology impact society. He is a member and contributor to the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop and the Tau Zero Foundation, promoting the development of new materials to solve challenges facing humans in earth and space...

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Megan Miller

Megan Miller

Author



Megan Miller is the first generation of her family born outside of The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians in the mountains of North Carolina. She has a master's degree in Technical Communication from NC State University. She is a contributor to the "Bewitched, Betwixted, and Between" horror anthology and is the Editor and Chief at Crosstime publishing.

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Nan Monroe

Nan Monroe

Author



I am a lover of books, movies, and music. Gilded Dragonfly Books has published four of my short stories, “Sybilla diSante and the Sepia World” (in Haunting Tales of Spirit Lake), “Christmas Rose” (in A Stone Mountain Christmas), “Neighbor Haint” (in Finding Love’s Magic), and “Firegale at the Festival” (in Legends of the Dragon, Vol. 1). My first novel, the YA fantasy-romance Atterwald, was published in December 2014. As Kelley S. Ceccato, I have written a number of audio dramas for the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company.

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Laura Montgomery

Laura Montgomery

Author



Laura Montgomery practices space law and writes science fiction with a bourgeois, legal slant. Her most recent book, MERCENARY CALLING, is a tale of exoplanets, terrorists, and lawyers. She also writes space opera in her WAKING LATE series. Her author site is at lauramontgomery.com.

On the legal side, Laura teaches space law at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. In her private practice she specializes in regulatory space law, with an emphasis on commercial space transportation and the Outer Space Treaties...

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Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy

Author



Steve Murphy has spent much of his life as a civil servant, starting with four years in the Navy and a stint in the Army National Guard. Not through with serving his fellow man, Steve then became a police officer in a large suburban city and spent 23 years doing that. Fourteen of those years he was on the SWAT team and 9 of which he worked as a sniper.

Steve is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys camping, backpacking, whitewater, skiing, sailing and motorcycle riding. He has also been accused of being a certified wino...

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Nico Murray

Nico Murray

Author



Nico Murray writes about modern, and steampunk vampires, sci fi and racy things. Based out of Toronto, Canada. She works as a goldsmith/jeweler designer/gem buyer and editor by day.Nico is also quite passionate about travel, as an author, and explorer. http://nicomurray.ca/

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Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye

Author



Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as "spoiling cats." When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories. Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker. For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager...

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Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn

Scientist / Author



Few can claim the varied background of award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery.



Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects...

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Jon R. Osborne

Jon R. Osborne

Author



At thirteen years old, Jon R. Osborne discovered a passion for two things: writing and telling stories. Instead of doing what a normal author-to-be would do and write stories, Jon wrote for his school newspaper and told stories through the medium of running role-playing games for his friends.

Journalism helped pay the way through college, and gaming garnered him lifelong friends. After college, journalism didn't pan out as a career, but Jon continued creating worlds and forging stories with his friends...

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David E. Pascoe

David E. Pascoe

Author



David E. Pascoe is a ne’er-do-well of broad interests and little focus. He spent his childhood firmly ensconced in worlds of fantasy and science fiction with brief sorties into worlds of contemporary, horror and historical fiction of various stripes and inclinations. After rigorous intellectual training in theology and philosophy, he elected to enlist in the United States Navy, during which he used none of his skills to particularly good effect. Upon his separation from active duty, he dove back into science fiction, but this time as a writer...

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L. R. Barrett-Durham (Leia Powell)

L. R. Barrett-Durham (Leia Powell)

Artist / Author



L R Barrett-Durham (Leia Powell) has been producing stained glass masterpieces for nearly twenty years. Licensed by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., she is first stained glass artist in history to be the sole licensee to create glass art of an author's trademarked characters. She was given the great honor of both the Polly Freas Viewers Choice and Best 2D art awards at LibertyCon28.

She is also an established author with over half a dozen novels varying in genres of urban and epic fantasy, paranormal romance, sci-fi, horror, and childrens literature...

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Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick

Author



Michael Diamond Resnick is an American science fiction writer under the name Mike Resnick. He was executive editor of Jim Baens Universe. Resnick has been nominated for 37 Hugo Awards, a record for writers, and won five times. Except for 1999 and 2003, he has received at least one nomination every year from 1989 through 2012; then, after dropping off the ballot for 2 years, he was nominated again in 2015. He has won numerous other awards from places as diverse as France, Japan, Spain, Croatia, and Poland...

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Gray Rinehart

Gray Rinehart

Author / Performer



Gray Rinehart writes fiction, nonfiction, and music, and is the only person to have commanded an Air Force satellite tracking station, written speeches for Presidential appointees, and had music on The Dr. Demento Show.

He is the author of the near-future science fiction novel Walking on the Sea of Clouds, and his short fiction has appeared in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He is a contributing editor (the "Slushmaster General") for Baen Books and a singer/songwriter with two albums of mostly science-fiction-and-fantasy-inspired music...

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John Ringo

John Ringo

Author



John Ringo's science fiction is action-oriented and abounding in characters to root for. He is the creator of the New York Times best-selling military science fiction series The Posleen Wars, with over one million copies in print. Ringo is also the author of the far-future science fiction adventure saga, The Council War. In addition to breaking new ground with hard-hitting contemporary fantasies Princess of Wands and Queen of Wands, Ringo created he nationally best-selling techno-thriller Ghost series, as well as military techno-thriller The Last Centurion, which was also a national bestseller...

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William Joseph Roberts

William Joseph Roberts

Author



William Joseph Roberts has been called a Jack of all trades and Renaissance man by his peers. Since his enlistment as an F-15 Crew Chief with the USAF; he has been an artist, industrial design engineer, blacksmith, brewer, and now, eclectic writer. He and his family reside in Chickamauga, Georgia.

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Philip Paul Sacco

Philip Paul Sacco

Author / Performer





Mr. Sacco was born in New York and moved to Georgia as a youngster with his family. He completed his education receiving a degree in biology and physics from Augusta University. He went on to get a degree in dental technology from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, graduating summa cum laude.

Rekindling a childhood interest in Astronomy in the early 1990’s, he went on to become an officer of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, holding the positions of President and Vice President of Observing several times...

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Cedar Sanderson

Cedar Sanderson

Author



Cedar Sanderson is an author, chemist, artist, mother, wife, an avid amateur photographer, reader, perennially inquisitive and interested in everything.

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Hans G. Schantz

Hans G. Schantz

Scientist / Author



A theoretical physicist by training, Hans G. Schantz discovered how bound or reactive electromagnetic energy becomes radiation and vice versa. He parlayed his scientific expertise into a career as an inventor with more than 40 patents, and he co-founded Q-Track Corporation where he serves as CTO designing and selling indoor location systems that rely on low-frequency near-field wireless technology. He is the author of The Art and Science of Ultrawideband Antennas, and the science fiction techno-thriller, The Hidden Truth. Hans lives in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, and two sets of twins.

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Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder

Author / Performer



Dave Schroeder (SHRAY-der) is the author of the Congruent Mage fantasy series and the Xenotech Support science fiction humor series. He is a retired IT executive from Atlanta who enjoys performing with the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, where he is a writer and voice actor.

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Lydia Sherrer

Lydia Sherrer

Author



Award-winning and USA Today-bestselling author Author of the Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus universe, Lydia Sherrer is a fantasy author whose goal is to leave the world a better place than when she found it. With multiple series, short stories and novellas under her belt, Lydia has been writing for over a decade and enjoys nothing more than a good book, a cup of tea, and a comfy chair in the sunshine.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, she was thoroughly corrupted by a deep love for its rolling countryside, despite the mosquitoes and hay fever...

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Martin Shoemaker

Martin Shoemaker

Author



Martin L. Shoemaker received the WSFA Small Press Award for "Today I Am Paul", which also appeared in four year's best anthologies and eight international editions. Baen will release his novel Today I Am Carey in 2019. His work has appeared in Analog, Galaxy's Edge, Clarkesworld, and Digital Science Fiction.

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Stephen J. Simmons

Stephen J. Simmons

Author



Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits.  He sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues, every one of which went out of business after buying his work, so he decided to try his hand at longer formats.  His first novel, The Galileo Syndrome, was released in 2014.

Stephen grew up in a tiny hamlet in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and went to high school in Albany...

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Benjamin Tyler Smith

Benjamin Tyler Smith

Author



By day Ben earns his bread keeping track of the dead with digital cemetery maps, and by night he corrals the undead into whatever fantasy story he’s working on next. Married to a saint of a woman, ruled by a benevolent calico countess, he can be found at benjamintylersmith.com.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Author





A native Texan by birth (if not geography), Chris moved 'home' as soon as he could.

While there, he also met a wonderful lady that somehow found him to be funny, charming, and worth marrying. (She has since changed her mind on the funny and charming, but figures he's still a keeper.)

Chris began writing fiction in 2012. His short stories can be found in the following anthologies: 'Bad Blood and Old Silver,' (Luna's Children:Stranger Worlds, Dark Oak Press), 'Isaac Crane and the Ancient Hunger' (Dark Corners Anthology, Fantom Enterprises); '200 miles to Huntsville' (Black Tide Rising, Baen); 'What Manner of Fool' (Sha'Daa: Inked, Copper Dog Publishing); 'Case Hardened' (Forged in Blood, Baen); and 'Velut Luna' (The Good, The Bad, and The Merc, Seventh Seal Press)

He has co-written two novels, 'Kraken Mare' (Severed Press) with Jason Cordova, and 'Gunpowder and Embers- Last Judgement's Fire Book 1' (Baen, Forthcoming) with John Ringo and Kacey Ezell...

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Kal Spriggs

Kal Spriggs

Author



Kal Spriggs is a science fiction and fantasy author. He currently has three series in print: The Renegades space opera and space exploration series, the Shadow Space Chronicles military science fiction and space opera series, and the Eoriel Saga epic fantasy series.

Kal is a US Army veteran who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives in Colorado, and is married to his wonderful wife (who deserves mention for her patience with his writing) and also shares his home with his newborn son, three feline overlords, and a rather put-upon dog...

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Melisa Todd

Melisa Todd

Author / Publisher



After escaping California and ending up in Georgia, Melisa Todd decided life wasn't exciting enough. Desiring to create the stories she wanted to read Bad Ash Publishing was born. After nine romance novels, she returned to her true loves: aliens, magic, and explosions. Her new series Kaylid Chronicles includes two of the three.

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John Van Stry

John Van Stry

Author



John Van Stry writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. His best selling series are 'Portals of Infinity' and 'The Valens Legacy,' which is written under his Jan Stryvant pen name. He's had a varied career, ranging from tactical nuclear weapon systems to pacemakers. Hobbies are training big cats, riding motorcycles, playing bass.

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Mark Wandrey

Mark Wandrey

Author



Mark Wandrey has been writing all his life, and publishing for 20 years now. He has two Dragon-Finalist novels, and several bestsellers among his works. Recent work includes the Four Horsemen Universe novels Cartwright's Cavaliers, and The Winged Hussars, as well as Alpha Contracts. His horror/apocalypse novel A Time to Run, which is a sequel to A Time to Die, was released this spring. The Earth Song Series has been released in 2018 as well. Mark excels at world-building and action-packed military science fiction.

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Justin Watson

Justin Watson

Author



Justin is the latest in a long line of soldiers to bear the family name, but the first to attend, and graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. His distinctions as a cadet were as numerous as they were dubious. In the middle of West Point’s forty-seven-month experience, Justin met his future wife, Michele, sitting on a flight from Houston back to the East Coast.

Upon graduating from West Point, Justin commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery...

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David M. Weber

David M. Weber

Author



David Mark Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. He started writing poetry and short fiction in the fifth grade, and a lifetime of reading, writing, and studying has given him a love of storytelling that clearly shows in his work. In his stories, he creates a consistent and rationally explained technology and society. Even when dealing with fantasy themes, the magical powers are treated like another technology with supporting rational laws and principles...

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Toni Weisskopf

Toni Weisskopf

Author / Publisher



Toni Weisskopf is publisher of Baen Books. She has worked with such authors as David Weber, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, John Ringo, Sarah A. Hoyt, Larry Corriea, and many others. With Josepha Sherman she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children's folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts, published by August House. For Baen she's edited three original hard sf anthologies: Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Sol System, Cosmic Stories: Adventures in Far Futures and Transhuman, with sf author Mark L...

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Rich Weyand

Rich Weyand

Scientist / Author



Rich Weyand is a computer consultant and digital forensic analyst. He was born in Illinois and lived there almost 60 years before he and his wife engineered an escape to the hills of southern Indiana in 2011. His undergraduate and graduate education is in Physics, and he's never really recovered. He has co-authored several legal books and articles on automated trade secret asset management, and is currently heading up the launch of a computer software start-up. The 2016 publication of his anthology of Hard-SF and Fantasy shorts, Adamant and other stories, was his first published fiction...

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Michael Z. Williamson

Michael Z. Williamson

Author



Michael Z. Williamson is an immigrant from the UK and Canada, a retired veteran of the USAF and US Army, a writer of things SF-ey, fantasy and techno-ey, a bladesmith and a firearms enthusiast. He has multiple novels with Baen, three with HarperCollins, dozens of shorts and articles in magazines and sites all over, and has consulted and served as armorer for Discovery and Outdoor Channel productions. He's also Editor-at-Large of Survivalblog. When not writing, he's a craftsman and purveyor of SharpPointyThings...

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Dawn Witzke

Dawn Witzke

Author



Dawn Witzke is a freelance writer, graphic artist and master level procrastinator. She has crafted book covers for the Dragon Award Nominated novel, Honor At Stake by Declan Finn, Erin Lale's sci-fi Punch Series, and a variety of other authors. Dawn can be found over at her blog, Books & Art, where she randomly posts artwork, book reviews and writing. http://author.dawnwitzke.com

She is also a published writer of diverse styles and genres. She is the author of the Relic Hunter Catholic Space Adventure short fiction series, Path of Angels (March 2017) and was runner up in the 2015 Liberty Island Magazine Halloween contest with her short story, "Children of Whitechapel".

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Marisa Wolf

Marisa Wolf

Author



Marisa Wolf is the co-author of Assassin (a Four Horseman Universe novel) and a short story with the fabulous Kacey Ezell, the author of one other short story (Under the Skin, in The Good, the Bad, and the Merc).



She was born in New England, raised on Boston sports teams, Star Wars, Star Trek, and the longest books in the library (usually fantasy). Over the years she majored in English in part to get credits for reading (this...partly worked), taught middle school science and history, was headbutted by an alligator, built a career in education, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and finally decided to finish all those half-started stories in her head...

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Chris Woods

Chris Woods

Author



Christopher Woods, a carpenter of twenty five years, has spent the majority of his life with a book in hand. In 2014 he released his first book, Soulguard. He now lives in Woodbury, TN with his wife and stepdaughter. He has released numerous books since that day in 2014.

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John Wright

John Wright

Author



John C. Wright is a retired attorney, newspaperman and newspaper editor, who was only once on the lam and forced to hide from the police who did not admire his newspaper.



In 1984, Graduated from St. John's College in Annapolis, home of the "Great Books" program. In 1987, he graduated from the College and William and Mary's Law School (going from the third oldest to the second oldest school in continuous use in the United States), and was admitted to the practice of law in three jurisdictions (New York, May 1989; Maryland December 1990; DC January 1994)...

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James Young

James Young

Author



James Young is a Missouri native who left small town life to attend a small, well-known Federal institution in upstate New York. After obtaining a degree in military history from West Point, Mr. Young spent six years repaying his education via military service in various locations (both foreign and domestic). Along the way he collected a loving, patient, and beautiful spouse (Anita C. Young)...and various animals that only fit those descriptions when it suited them.

After leaving the Army, James returned to the Midwest to pursue his Ph...

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