Our Authors

  1. John Grey
    John Grey
    Author
    John Grey is an Australian born writer, US resident. Has been published in Weird Tales, Tales of the Talisman, Flapperhouse, Strangely Funny 2 ½, and the scifi anthology, “A Robot, A Cyborg And A Martian Walk Into A Space Bar” amongst many others. Is a past Rhysling winner for genre poetry. "After the Crash" - Issue 1, August 2016
  2. Evan Henry
    Evan Henry
    Author
    Evan Henry is a freelance editor and writer. As the Editor in Chief of Black Ship Books he strives to nurture modern multimedia platforms for storytelling in all its forms, and through the publisher’s website seeks to place contemporary pop culture in conversation with the social sciences and the humanities. His writing credits include Broken Frontier, The Cavalier Daily, and three publications from Third Flatiron Anthologies. His short story “With Gilded Wings” was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. "Millions of Suns Left" - Issue 1, August 2016 "Millions of Suns Left" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  3. CB Droege
    CB Droege
    Author
    CB Droege is a fantasy author and poet living in Munich. Recently his fiction was collected in RapUnsEl and Other Stories, and a selection of his poetry appeared in the Drawn to Marvel anthology. His first novel, Zeta Disconnect was released in 2013. He recently edited Dangerous to Go Alone! An Anthology of Gamer Poetry. Learn more at cbdroege.com "Man From Oyon" - Issue 1, August 2016 "RapUnsEl" - Distressing Damsels Anthology
  4. Mary E. Lowd
    Mary E. Lowd
    Author
    Mary E. Lowd writes stories and collects creatures. She’s had three novels and more than seventy short stories published so far. Her fiction has won an Ursa Major Award and two Cóyotl Awards. Meanwhile, she’s collected a husband, daughter, son, bevy of cats and dogs, and the occasional fish. The stories, creatures, and Mary live together in a crashed spaceship disguised as a house, hidden in a rose garden in Oregon. Learn more at www.marylowd.com. "Memory Sprites" - Issue 5, December 2016 "Missing: Friendly Spook" - Issue 9, April 2017
  1. Cathleen Townsend
    Cathleen Townsend
    Author
    Avid reader, writer, and lover of fairy tales. Hangs out with dragons, faeries, and anyone who likes a good story at cathleentownsend.com. Cathleen has been published by Raven International Publishing, Thinkerbeat, Everyday Fiction, and (coming soon) Story Emporium and Fantasia Divinity. A free digital copy of her first short story collection, Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie, is available to all comers on her website/blog. "Unicorn" - Issue 1, August 2016 "Unicorn" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  2. Jacqueline Seewald
    Jacqueline Seewald
    Author
    Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Sixteen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: THE WRITER, L.A. TIMES, READER’S DIGEST, PEDESTAL, SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE, OVER MY DEAD BODY!, GUMSHOE REVIEW, THE MYSTERY MEGAPACK, LIBRARY JOURNAL, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. One of her poems took first place in the Reader’s Digest 2015 Poetry Contest. She’s also an amateur landscape artist and loves blue grass music. Her writer’s blog can be found at: http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com "Albino Rhino" - Issue 2, September 2016
  1. Megan Manzano
    Megan Manzano
    Author
    Megan Manzano recently graduated University with a Bachelor's degree in English. She is a resident of New York City and has been published in Everyday Fiction, Maudlin House, and Firefly Magazine. She recently picked up a job as an editor for Fantasy Works Publishing. Her favorite activities include reading, blogging, finding ways to travel, and expressing her imagination through writing. "Unreturned" - Issue 2, September 2016 "Unreturned" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  2. Travis Brantner
    Travis Brantner
    Author
    Travis Brantner is a 27 year old EMT in Pennsylvania who lives with his wife. He has been writing since he was 6. Travis often finds humor in the most unexpected place, and seeks to share that insight through his writing. "Angel of Death" - Issue 2, September 2016
  3. Russell Hemmell
    Russell Hemmell
    Author
    Russell Hemmell is a statistician and social scientist from the U.K, passionate about astrophysics and speculative fiction. Stories in Not One of Us, Perihelion SF, SQ Mag, Strangelet, and others. He can be reached at: @SPBianchini. "Dolls for Deities" - Issue 2, September 2016
  4. Ellie Maddox
    Ellie Maddox
    Author
    Ellie Maddox is an Australian writer dipping her toe (and other parts) in erotica for the first time. You can find more about her writing endeavors on Twitter @EMaddoxAuthor. "Anemic Dreams" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology
  1. T.C. Mill
    T.C. Mill
    Author
    T.C. Mill is a freelance editor and writer. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Circlet, Storm Moon Press, Tempted Romance, and House of Erotica, and on the Nerve and Bright Desire websites. With Alex Freeman, she co-edited two literary erotica anthologies under the New Smut Project. "The Bitterness of Flesh" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology
  2. Jaap Boekestein
    Jaap Boekestein
    Author
    Jaap Boekestein (1968) is an award winning Dutch writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers and whatever takes his fancy. Five novels and almost three hundred of his stories have been published. He has made his living as a bouncer, working for a detective agency and as editor. He currently works for the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. His English publications include stories in: Cyäegha, Nonbianary Review, Strange Shifters, Lovecraft after Dark, Surreal Nightmares, Urban Temples of Cthulhu and Sirens Call 27. http://jaapboekestein.com/ "The Three Time Girl" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology "The Bounds of Winter" - Winter's Grasp Anthology "The House of Carabas" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  3. Michael M. Jones
    Michael M. Jones
    Author
    Michael M. Jones lives in southwest Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who may or may not be one of the Fair Folk. His stories have appeared in numerous anthologies from Cleis and Circlet, including Like Myth Made Flesh and Fantastic Erotica. He is the editor of Like a Cunning Plan and Like Fortune's Fool. For more works in this setting, see his collection, Puxhill by Night. You can visit him at www.michaelmjones.com. "The Fairy's Reward" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology
  4. Charlotte McCormac
    Charlotte McCormac
    Author
    Charlotte McCormac is a 20-year-old student studying English in Birmingham, England. She enjoys blogging and making scrapbooks. "The Last Train" - Issue 3, October 2016
  1. Sara Codair
    Sara Codair
    Author
    Sara Codair lives in a world of words: she writes fiction whenever she has a free moment, teaches writing at a community college and is known to binge read fantasy novels. When she manages to pry herself away from the words, she can often be found hiking, swimming, gardening or telling people to save the bees. Her stories are scattered across a variety of publications, but she is looking forward to seeing them printed in anthologies like Dark Magic: Witches, Hackers and Robots, 100 Voices and It's All Trumped Up. You can learn more about Sara and her words at https://saracodair.com/. "One Way" - Issue 3, October 2016
  2. Deniz Besim
    Deniz Besim
    Author
    Deniz Besim is a thirty-two-year-old lady who lives in London and used to teach creative writing to adults. She enjoys reading fiction, and sometimes enters short-story competitions. She self-published two poetry books in 2014 (http://poetry-heaven.my-free.website). She also enjoys walking, swimming and playing tennis in her spare time and sometimes attend readings. "The Paper" - Issue 3, October 2016
  3. Matencera Wolf
    Matencera Wolf
    Author
    Matencera Wolf was born 1991 in Australia. He started collecting all kinds of experiences from an early age, ranging from performing with fire to playing gratuitous amounts of video games. He met his wife in 2012 when the world was supposed to end and has since been traveling the world while playing slightly fewer video games. He is currently touring Europe but is happily moving to Japan at the end of 2016. "Help Me, Batman!" - Issue 3, October 2016
  4. David W. Landrum
    David W. Landrum
    Author
    David W. Landrum teaches Literature at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His speculative fiction has appeared widely, his revised fair tales in Modernday Fairy Tales, The Fairy Tale Whisperer, Father Grim's Book of Stories, Non-Binary Review, and many other journals and anthologies. "The Goddess in the Cave" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology
  1. Chris Clement-Green
    Chris Clement-Green
    Author
    In 2007 Chris Clement-Green won the National Associations of Writer's Group short story award which encouraged her to undertake courses in creative writing and advanced creative writing with The Open University which she passed with distinction. In 2013 Chris was accepted onto an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University which she again passed with distinction, and in 2014 she was offered a place at Oxford University's Summer School for creative writing. Chris have been shortlisted in several national short story competitions and been published in several anthologies - the most recent being The New Guard Volume 5, which is due to be published in New York at the end of this month. She is currently editing her debut novel The Soft Tread of Vengeance as well as collating an anthology of short stories entitled On Death and Dying. "Layla" - Issue 3, October 2016
  2. Tamoha Sengupta
    Tamoha Sengupta
    Author
    Tamoha Sengupta lives in India, but is happy to have visited many places on Earth and beyond at the expense of words. Her works have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Mad Scientist Journal, T.Gene Davis's Speculative Blog and a few other places. She tweets @sengupta_tamoha.​ "A Door to Different Worlds" - Issue 3, October 2016 "A Door to Different Worlds" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  3. Eddie D. Moore
    Eddie D. Moore
    Author
    Eddie D. Moore’s job requires extensive traveling, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Flash Fiction Magazine, and the Centum Press. Find out more on his blog at: https://eddiedmoore.wordpress.com/. "Of Joy and Sorrow" - Issue 3, October 2016 "Gator Country" - Issue 5, December 2016 "Of Joy and Sorrow" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology "Falling Apart" - Issue 8, March 2017
  4. Cindar Harrell
    Cindar Harrell
    Author
    Cindar Harrell loves fairy tales, especially ones with a dark twist. She is currently writing a series of erotic short fairy tale retellings. Her released stories can be found on Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CindarHarrell/ and visit her blog, which she promises to try and update more often, https://cindarharrell.wordpress.com/. "Banshee" - Issue 3, October 2016 "Psyche's Curiosity" - Ever Dream of Me Anthology "Alchemy" - Issue 9, April 2017
  1. Caroline Sciriha
    Caroline Sciriha
    Author
    Caroline Sciriha lives in Malta, where she works as a Head of Department of English in a State Secondary School. She writes fiction—especially fantasy—whenever her day job allows. Her work has appeared in a children’s anthology titled Childhood Regained and in New Myths. "Not in the Stars" - Issue 4, November 2016 "When Two Rivers Meet" - Issue 5, December 2016 "When Two Rivers Meet" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  2. Randy Hulshizer
    Randy Hulshizer
    Author
    Randy Hulshizer is a writer and editor living in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia, arguably one of the most historic cities in the United States. His over-educated brain, two dogs, wife, and daughter push him a little closer each day to the madness that fuels his science fiction and fantasy writing. In addition to his writing, Randy is editor-in-chief at Empyreome, a quarterly online speculative fiction magazine. You can find Randy online at https://twitter.com/randyhulshizer. "Bring Down the Sun" - Issue 4, November 2016 "Bring Down the Sun" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  3. Vonnie Winslow Crist
    Vonnie Winslow Crist
    Author
    Vonnie Winslow Crist (SFWA) is author of "The Enchanted Dagger" (Compton Crook Award Finalist), "Murder on Marawa Prime," "Owl Light," "The Greener Forest," and other books. Her fiction appears in "Chilling Ghost Short Stories" (Flame Tree Pub., UK), "Faerie Magazine," "Cast of Wonders," "Dia de los Muertos," and elsewhere. A cloverhand who has found so many four-leafed clovers she keeps them in jars, Vonnie strives to celebrate the power of myth in her writing. "Shoreside" - Issue 4, November 2016 "Shoreside" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  4. DJ Tyrer
    DJ Tyrer
    Author
    DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines around the world, such as Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree), State of Horror: Illinois (Charon Coin Press), Steampunk Cthulhu (Chaosium), Tales of the Black Arts (Hazardous Press), Ill-considered Expeditions (April Moon Books), and Sorcery & Sanctity: A Homage to Arthur Machen (Hieroglyphics Press), and in addition, has a novella available in paperback and on the Kindle, The Yellow House (Dunhams Manor). "The Return" - Issue 4, November 2016 "The Raven Princess" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  1. Tyson West
    Tyson West
    Author
    Tyson West lives in Eastern Washington in smoke and dust on the bottom of an Ice Age flood plain. He enjoys reciting his poetry to magpies and coyotes. He has published poetry and speculative fiction in various genres in “Fast Forward Festival”, Voluted Tales, and in anthologies “Warlords of the Asteroid Belt”, and “You Can’t Kill Me I’m Already Dead”. He has had two poems nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry collection “Home-Canned Forbidden Fruit” is available from Gribble Press, http://www.greymaredit.com/. His novella “Mall of the Damned” was published in 2014 by Red Dashboard Publishing, LLC. For more information please see his profile on “Haiku Registry” online. "What Color are Her Eyes" - Issue 4, November 2016
  2. Darren Ridgley
    Darren Ridgley
    Author
    Darren Ridgley is a journalist, speculative fiction writer, and grump residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His short fiction has previously appeared in the Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures anthology and Polar Borealis magazine. "Let Me Grow Cold with You" - Issue 5, December 2016 "Let Me Grow Cold with You" - Memories of the Past: 2016 Anthology
  3. Gaynor Ace
    Gaynor Ace
    Author
    Gaynor Ace lives with her husband Andy in a little coastal town in South Wales called Llantwit Major. She used to work as a teacher but now does part time office work which gives her more time to indulge in her hobbies. In her spare time, she loves travelling, reading, craft work and keeping fit. She has always enjoyed writing stories and one day hopes to complete a novel she started some time ago. "The Purr-Fect Flat" - Issue 5, December 2016
  4. C.M. Saunders
    C.M. Saunders
    Author
    The dark fiction of Welshman C.M. Saunders has appeared in over 30 magazines, ezines and anthologies, including Raw Nerve, Fantastic Horror, Trigger Warning, Liquid imagination, and the Literary Hatchet. He is a hybrid author with nine long-from releases under his belt, the most recent being the novel Sker House and the charity novella No Man's Land: Horror in the Trenches, available via Deviant Dolls Publications. He is represented by Media Bitch literary agency. "The Sharpest Tool" - Issue 6, January 2017
  1. Katta Hules
    Katta Hules
    Author
    Katta Hules is a freelance writer in the throes working on her first novel. Currently, she works as an editor at TUBE. Magazine and a freelance journalist for Arcadia Weekly. "The Mists" - Issue 6, January 2017
  2. Jim Lee
    Jim Lee
    Author
    Jim Lee comes from a Pennsylvania town better known for producing Olympic swim champ/early movie Tarzan Johnny Weismuller, Pioneer Rock 'n' Roll DJ Alan Freed and millions of tons of coal dust. Jim has been a published writer since the 1980s with a wide variety of his fiction, poetry and nonfiction having been published in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and South Africa. "The Spellweaver and the Once-Proud Prince" - Issue 5, December 2016
  3. Steve Carr
    Steve Carr
    Author
    Steve Carr began his writing career as a military journalist and has had short stories published in Double Feature, Tigershark Magazine, The Wagon Magazine, CultureCult Magazine, Fictive Dream, Ricky's Back Yard, Sick Lit Magazine, Literally Stories, Viewfinder, The Spotty Mirror and in the Dystopia/Utopia Anthology by Flame Tree Publishing and 100 Voices Volume II anthology by Centum Press, and the Neighbors anthology by Zimbell House Publishing, among others. His stories are scheduled for publication in NoiseMedium, Door is a Jar, Visitant Literary Journal, Panorama, Bento Box, and in the “Winter's Grasp” anthology by Fantasia Divinity Magazine, to name a few. His plays have been produced in several states including Arizona, Missouri and Ohio. He is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee. "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology "The Tale of the Singing Snow Witch" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  4. Jamie Marchant
    Jamie Marchant
    Author
    Jamie Marchant is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Kronicles of Korthlundia, the first three volumes of which are The Goddess’s Choice (Reliquary Press, 2012), The Soul Stone (Black Rose Writing 2015), and The Ghost in Exile (Bewitching Fables Press, 2016). She is busily working on the next book in the series, which is yet to be titled. The Kronicles of Korthlundia are set in a epic fantasy world of Marchant’s creation and filled with magic and adventure. The Goddess’s Choice is an more extensive rewriting of the same little known fairy tale that inspired, “The Princess and the Glass Hill.” She has also published a urban fantasy novella, titled Demons in the Big Easy, and a collection of short stories, Blood Cursed and Other Tales of the Fantastic. Her short fiction has also been published in the anthologies--Urban Fantasy and Of Dragons & Magic: Tales of the Lost Worlds—as well as in the publications, Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, A Writer’s Haven, and Short-story.me. When she is not writing, Jamie teaches writing and literature at Auburn University. She lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She is the mother of an amazing adult son. "The Princess and the Glass Hill" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  1. Sarah Gribble
    Sarah Gribble
    Author
    Sarah Gribble physically resides somewhere in Ohio, but where her mind resides depends on the day. She spends her days writing and trying to satisfy the intense attention requirements of a houseful of animals and one patient husband. She enjoys things most other authors like, namely reading, people watching, and procrastinating. Her writing has appeared in Wordhaus and Hindered Souls Vol. 1, and is forthcoming on the Manor House podcast, and in Digital Fiction Publishing’s Quickfic, and World Unknown Review. You can find her at Sarah’s Typos and on Facebook. "Final Goodbye" - Issue 6, January 2017
  2. David J. Wing
    David J. Wing
    Author
    David J. Wing is a flash and short fiction writer. His work is dotted all around the Internet. He holds a Master's degree in creative writing from Anglia Ruskin University. He is a husband to Clarissa and a father to Alexandra. He also runs www.zeroflash.org "Bring Your Kid to Work Day" - Issue 6, January 2017
  3. Christine King
    Christine King
    Author
    Christine King loves to write short horror stories, and has written a few novels but finds herself constantly drawn back to the short story. Stephen King once said that a short story was like a kiss. Well, she likes kissing in the dark, sometimes she startles or even alarms. Her kisses have been known to surprise or send a shiver up your spine. She loves writing horror and has been a writer for as long as she can remember and also is an avid reader. Not only Stephen King but Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, James Herbert and many, many more. She is a wife and mother as well as a volunteer and PTA member. She lives in Barcelona at the moment working as a struggling author, although she is originally from London, England. She runs an online group to encourage female horror writers as she feels they are underrepresented in the genre. She is always a little bemused by the response she receives from people when they hear she writes horror: “But you seem so nice!” She has a web page if anyone is interested in her other published work http://christinekingauthor.wixsite.com/mysite. Sometimes one kiss is just not enough. "Photos" - Issue 6, January 2017
  4. Ken MacGregor
    Ken MacGregor
    Author
    Ken MacGregor’s written work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and magazines, and the occasional podcast. His story collection, “An Aberrant Mind” is available online and in select bookstores. He edits an annual anthology (Recurring Nightmares) for the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Ken is an Affiliate member of HWA. He has also written TV commercials, sketch comedy, a music video, and even a zombie movie. Recently, he co-wrote a novel and is working on the sequel. Ken lives in Michigan with his family and three cats, one of whom is dead but still haunts the place. Website: http://ken-macgregor.com Twitter: @kenmacgregor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KenMacGregorAuthor?ref=hl "Implied Ascent" - Issue 6, January 2017
  1. Matthew Green
    Matthew Green
    Author
    Matthew Green is a genre-bending author, specializing in short works of fiction that deal with mortality, religion, and technology, prophesying the future as well as looking at the past for answers to the great questions dominating our existence. "The Wager" - Issue 6, January 2017
  2. Paul Sherman
    Paul Sherman
    Author
    Paul Sherman is a teacher, author and director of youth and adult theatre. He has had stories published in various hard copy magazines, but most recently, he has had three fantasy-horror stories (The Jokers of Sarzuz, Daemon Page and Missed!) published by TWB Press which are available on Amazon, Omni Lit, etc. His black magic story ‘Satan’s Grip’ (published by Dreaming Big) is also available on Amazon as paperback or for kindle. His current collection of short stories 'Tales out of Herm' all set at different locations on the tiny channel island of Herm (steeped in history and mythology and ripe for short stories), is due to be launched in the Channel Islands next year. "Slaying Thru the Snow" - Issue 6, January 2017
  3. Damien Mckeating
    Damien Mckeating
    Author
    Damien Mckeating was born and some time after that he developed a love of fantasy and horror. A childhood spent reading and writing led him inextricably to study film and screenwriting at university. He went on to work for a time as a radio copywriter but left it all behind to work as a special needs teaching assistant. He once sold a sketch to a BBC comedy show but more recently has had stories included in the Dead Roots anthology and Firewords (Issue 5). On occasion he can be spotted writing and performing with peculiar folk band Hornswaggle. He writes daily and is currently the oldest he has ever been. "Red" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  4. Sammi Cox
    Sammi Cox
    Author
    Sammi Cox lives in the UK and spends her time writing and making things. Ghost stories, fairytales, folklore and witchcraft have all played their part in firing up her imagination and inspiring her to write. You can keep up to date with whatever she is scribbling by visiting her blog: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/ "The Legend of Fire and Ice" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  1. Columbkill Noonan
    Columbkill Noonan
    Author
    Columbkill Noonan has an M.S. in Biology, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She teaches Anatomy and Physiology at a university in Maryland. Her novella, “The Unexpected Travelers," was released this year. In her spare time, Columbkill enjoys hiking, aerial yoga, and riding her horse, Mittens. To learn more about Columbkill please feel free to visit her on Twitter @ColumbkillNoon1. "Marigold and Maurelle" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  2. E. M. Eastick
    E. M. Eastick
    Author
    E. M. Eastick was born and raised in the tropical north of Australia. Her creative efforts ignore genre boundaries: sometimes they glide on the sunshine of happy thoughts and sometimes they wander lost and lonely in dark, squishy places. On productive days, they do both. Her stories have been published by Writer's Digest, Third Flatiron, and The Dark City Mystery Magazine among others. She currently lives in Colorado with a dog, a cat, and some humans. "A Change of Season" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  3. Anusha VR
    Anusha VR
    Author
    Anusha VR is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary residing in India. She has a penchant for traveling and reading novels. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies such as Monsoon Winds, Carol of the Spells, Spectral Book of Horror Stories among others. "Frost Bite" - Winter's Grasp Anthology "Splinters of Glass" - Distressing Damsels Anthology "Admire from Afar" - Issue 7, February 2017
  4. J.M. Williams
    J.M. Williams
    Author
    J.M. Williams is a Fantasy and Sci-fi author who writes stories centered on strong characters. He has been writing since childhood and focused on the short story form as an undergrad at the University of Minnesota. He currently lives in Korea with his wife and 10 cats—teaching, writing, and blogging at JMWWriting.wordpress.com. "Snow Tracks" - Winter's Grasp Anthology "Dragon's Tongue" - Issue 9, April 2017
  1. Naomi Gibson
    Naomi Gibson
    Author
    Naomi Gibson lives with her husband in Cheshire, UK. She works freelance as a beta reader and editor, and is currently working on her own first fantasy novel. "The SIlver Stag" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  2. Alice J. Black
    Alice J. Black
    Author
    Alice J. Black lives and works in the North East of England with her partner and slightly ferocious cats! Alice has always enjoyed writing from being a child when she used to carry notebooks and write stories no matter where she went. She would be the girl in the corner scribbling away while everything went on around her. She writes all manner of fiction with a tendency to lean towards the dark side. Dreams and sleep-talking are currently a big source of inspiration and her debut novel, The Doors, is a young adult novel which originally came from a dream several years ago. Several of her short stories have been included in anthologies and she is always working on more. When she's not writing, she always has a book in her hand and will read from whatever genre suits her that day. www.facebook.com/alice.j.black.doors "Mass Migration" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  3. Daniel Por
    Daniel Por
    Author
    Daniel Por is a secondary school student in Singapore. His work has won the Grey Wolfe Publishing prize for November 2016. He has also won the Bronze Award for the Royal Commonwealth Essay 2013 and the Silver Awards for 2014 and 2015. In his spare time, Daniel likes to read and play tennis. "The Ice-Cold Killer" - Winter's Grasp Anthology
  4. Daniel Coronel
    Daniel Coronel
    Author
    Daniel Coronel has a Master's in History from UTSA, and currently works in education. He is an avid fan of fantasy and science fiction, primarily writing speculative short stories. His primary influences are Tolkien, Poe, Dickens, and Joss Whedon, and if he ever achieves something half as good as their work he will consider himself a success. "Maid Maleen" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  1. Sarah L. Carter
    Sarah L. Carter
    Author
    Sarah L. Carter lives in London, where she spends much of her time glaring at her laptop. Occasionally she manages to write something. Her day job involves handling numbers as a bookkeeper for a local charity, but she prefers grappling with words in her spare time. She has been passionate about reading and writing since a very young age, and loves all things fantastical. sarahcarter.weebly.com "Deadly Beauty" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  2. David guy
    David guy
    Author
    David Guy is the writer of a number of picture books for children, including The Saddest Bear Of All, Do Not Disturb The Dragon and Spiders Are Wonderful. He used to write and edit the science fiction, horror and folklore magazine Essex Terror. "The King's Daughter and the King's Son" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  3. Megan Engelhardt
    Megan Engelhardt
    Author
    Megan Engelhardt is a manatine mother of two little wild things who writes in the margins of the day. She tweets @MadMerryMeg and lives an hour north of the Sasquatch Triangle of Ohio. "Roses in Zero-G" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  4. Anjum Choudhury
    Anjum Choudhury
    Author
    Anjum Choudhury grew up around and about South Asia and spent a short period outside the region in the Netherlands. She crossed the Atlantic and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College only to realize she wanted to be a writer. In 2016, she published the pulp-adventure novella, “A Time to Tour Ghost City.” "A Wish for the Water Bearer" - Issue 7, February 2017
  1. Alice Lawrence
    Alice Lawrence
    Author
    Alice Lawrence lives in Manchester UK, with an extensive horror film collection and enough books to build an igloo. This is her first published story and she'd like to dedicate it to her mother, who never stopped believing in her. Thank you mum. "The Price of a Heart" - Issue 7, February 2017
  2. Erin J. Kahn
    Erin J. Kahn
    Author
    Erin J. Kahn loves writing scary stories, but don't let that fool you: she's scared of the dark and still checks her bed for monsters. Her Poe-inspired short story “Annabelle Lee” has appeared in the Mighty Quill Books anthology Dead of Winter. In other news, she currently lives in New York City, where she works as a copywriter for a news and entertainment site. She also co-authors a literary and arts reviews blog at woodbtwntheworlds.blogspot.com. "Haunted" - Issue 7, February 2017
  3. R.A. Goli
    R.A. Goli
    Author
    R.A. Goli is an Australian reader, writer, gamer and sometime hiker. She writes fantasy and horror short stories and occasionally erotic horror and sci-fi. Due to her varying attention span, she has an ever increasing fondness for the short story, both the reading and the writing of. She has been published by Deadman’s Tome, Whortleberry Press, Fantasia Divinity and Grivante Press. Check out her website https://ragolifiction.wordpress.com/ or stalk her on https://www.facebook.com/ragolifiction. "Firelight" - Distressing Damsels Anthology
  4. Aaron Smith
    Aaron Smith
    Author
    Aaron Smith has yet to meet a genre he's not interested in, so he’s written mysteries, horror, science fiction, thrillers, fantasy, and westerns. His work includes many new Sherlock Holmes stories; the horror novel Chicago Fell First; the vampire novel 100,000 Midnights; and the Richard Monroe spy series, which consists of Nobody Dies for Free, Under the Radar, and, coming soon, Never Think Twice. Smith occasionally blogs at www.godsandgalaxies.blogspot.com He hopes readers of his work will follow him on Twitter as @AaronSmith377 "Silence from the Sea" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  1. Kim Strattford
    Kim Strattford
    Author
    Kim Strattford lives in Northern Virginia and grew up on romances of all sorts, courtesy of her mother, who let her read them (perhaps a few years before she ought to have). Kim recently retired and has turned her eye toward writing her own romances. She has stories published in Powerless Against You: A Romantic Superhero Anthology, When the Sea Swallows the Sun: A Sweet Romance Anthology, the Robotica anthology, and The One Who Got Away anthology. When she's not writing, she likes sipping good whiskey, collecting Zoya nail polishes, and reading (of course!). See more at www.kimstrattford.com. "Kissing Toads" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  2. Jonty Levine
    Jonty Levine
    Author
    Jonty Levine is a sci-fi and fantasy writer who lives and works in Nottingham, where he graduated in 2014 with a degree in Owing Money. He has narrated his works on local radio, and on stage at Bristol’s Southbank Club. At the time of writing, he is still working on his first full-length novel, which will either be about superpowered teenagers, or sports competitions on the moon, depending on which one he finishes first. He tweets as @JontyLevine. "A Girl Named Sid" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  3. Stewart C Baker
    Stewart C Baker
    Author
    Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, haikuist, and speculative fiction writer. His fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future volume 32, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Galaxy's Edge, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has spent time in South Carolina, Japan, and California, and now lives in western Oregon with his wife and children—although if anyone asks, he’ll say he’s from the Internet. His website is http://infomancy.net/ "Sharp as Sunrise" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  4. Deanna Baran
    Deanna Baran
    Author
    Deanna Baran lives in Texas and is a librarian and former museum curator. She writes in between cups of tea, playing Go, and trading postcards with people around the world. "The Princess in Disguise" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  1. R. S. Pyne
    R. S. Pyne
    Author
    Fuelled largely by black coffee and sheer bloody-mindedness, R. S. Pyne is a freelance writer/research Micropalaeontologist/Mental Health First Aider from rural West Wales where the only traffic jams are caused by sheep. Working mostly in the historical fiction, horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres, previous fiction has appeared in Bête Noire, Aurora Wolf, Albedo One, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Fifth Di, Neo-Opsis, Hungur, Mad Scientist Journal, Lacuna, and many others, but she also writes sonnets and evil haiku. Someone has to do it. Four novels are currently available from Amazon (in both ebook and paperback formats). She lives with a mad sprollie (springer spaniel x Welsh collie) and a black tortoiseshell cat which just appeared on the doorstep one rainy day in August 2015 and decided to move in. "Of Mod-Rats and Steampunk Fairy Godmothers" - Waiting for a Kiss Anthology
  2. Brenda Anderson
    Brenda Anderson
    Author
    Brenda Anderson’s fiction has appeared in various places, most recently in Flash Fiction Online and Every Day Fiction. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and tweets irregularly @CinnamonShops. "Star Light, Star Bright" - Issue 8, March 2017
  3. Amanda Staples
    Amanda Staples
    Author
    Amanda Staples is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist specializing in anxiety and depression. She is fascinated by emotions and the workings of the mind, and has a minor obsession with death. Amanda self-published a cook book in 2016 to help people deal with fatigue. She has had numerous short stories published, has a play going into production and writes the odd poem (often about death). She lives in Bristol, England with her husband and two anthropomorphised dogs. She is working on two novels, one of which has been long-listed in the UK International Novel Writing competition. "Papier Mache Doll" - Issue 8, March 2017
  4. Claerie Kavanaugh
    Claerie Kavanaugh
    Author
    Claerie Kavanaugh is a 22-year-old writer with a love for fantasy, historical fiction, and YA and NA contemporary. She has been writing seriously since her sophomore year of high school, but her love of words started as early as first grade. In May 2017, she will have a BA in English and a minor in Technical and Professional writing. She has recently discovered a passion for editing and helping other authors while working as an intern at a new independent publisher, Owl Hollow Press. She lives with her mother, and sister, and a very sassy cat. In her spare time, she works on her debut novel and writes an author advice and flash fiction blog at https://claeriekavanaughblog.wordpress.com. "Unknown Adventures" - Issue 8, March 2017 "Snow Serenade" - Issue 9, April 2017
  1. B. Michael Stevens
    B. Michael Stevens
    Author
    B. Michael Stevens writes science fiction, fantasy, horror and weird fiction when he isn't busy working on his global escape plan. He lives in Texas with his wife and son in the Stevens House of Wayward Animals. He is currently in the rewrite phase of his first novel, book one of the No Gods, No Masters trilogy of future fantasy. Visit his website for updates at bmichaelstevens.com. "Breaking Ahab" - Issue 8, March 2017
  2. Cassandra Schoeber
    Cassandra Schoeber
    Author
    Cassandra Schoeber is a fantasy writer but sometimes weirdness and horror creep into her stories, wreak havoc, and tend to end up eating people. When she dares to take a break from writing, she ventures into the outside world as a Strength and Movement Coach, motivating women to be confident and strong. She has had one story published: “Let It Snow” in Silver Apples Magazine. "When the Last Petal Falls" - Issue 8, March 2017
  3. Clio Nima
    Clio Nima
    Author
    Clio Nima is from Greece and studied business administration, but dropped out before graduation. She also has a certificate of proficiency in English from Cambridge university. Nowadays, she works in the tourism industry but every now and then she publishes a short story. "Silverhooves" - Issue 8, March 2017
  4. Patrick Doerksen
    Patrick Doerksen
    Author
    Patrick Doerksen lives in British Columbia. His fiction, poetry, and haiku have appeared in Aurealis, Abyss and Apex, (parenthetical), and the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016, among other venues. He wishes his carbon footprint were smaller and his memory for large German compound words were bigger—and is glad that reading seems to accomplish at least the first goal. "A Moth" - Issue 9, April 2017
  1. Alison McBain
    Alison McBain
    Author
    Alison McBain is an award-winning author with more than fifty short stories and poems published. When not writing, she practices origami meditation and draws all over the walls of the house with the enthusiastic help of her kids. Once in a while she puts on her Book Reviews Editor hat for the magazine Bewildering Stories or blogs at http://www.alisonmcbain.com. "The Race" - Issue 9, April 2017
  2. M.A. Kastle
    M.A. Kastle
    Author
    M.A. Kastle resides in Southern California. She has been published in the Women in Horror Annual. With a notebook, pen, and camera she travels, camps, and always enjoys an afternoon at a winery. "Together We Are Complete" - Issue 9, April 2017