Christopher Boore writes to a punk rock beat...the aspiring Mandalorian Merc, husband, father, electrician/chef, has dipped his foot into the literary swimming-pool with his first self-published sci-fi short, Next Up, and is currently working his way up to a solid doggie-paddle amongst the warm waters and sandy beaches of South Florida's Treasure Coast.
A 36 year-old wife and mother of three children, Crystal Watanabe is the author of the bento blog Adventures in Bentomaking. Born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii, Crystal now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with her family where she makes lunches for herself and her family, time permitting. Known online as "Pikko" from the online MMORPG Final Fantasy XI, Crystal has been making bento since 2007. Her first cookbook, written with Japanese obento maker Makiko Ogawa, will be published by Quirk Books in June 2010.
D. Robert Pease is a multi-award winning author who has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From drawing fantastical realms with paper and pencil, or dreaming up whole civilizations on an old typewriter, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. It's not surprising then he chose to write stories of imagination and worlds beyond our own. Each striving to answer the age old question of "what if?", while staying grounded enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters he creates. D. Robert lives in the gray-skied world of Northeast Ohio with his wife and two kids.
D.K. Cassidy scribbles daily in various genres including Magical Realism, Urban Gothic, Science Fiction and Literary Fiction. Her goal? Messing with your mind by transforming the voices in her head into odd stories. D.K. Cassidy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her greatest fans: her husband Mark, twin sons Aidan and Jared, and three cats. When not writing, she loves to travel, run, knit, use the Oxford comma, and of course read!
Daniel Arenson is a USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. Ten of Daniel's books have hit Amazon's overall Top 100 bestsellers list; one has hit the Top 20. His work has also appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list. In total, his books have sold over 500,000 copies. Raised on Dungeons & Dragons, The Lord of the Rings, and scratchy Star Wars VHS tapes, Daniel still consumes--and tries to contribute to--geek culture.
Daniel Arthur Smith is the author of the international bestsellers HUGH HOWEY LIVES, THE CATHARI TREASURE, THE SOMALI DECEPTION, and a few other novels and short stories. He was raised in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University where he studied philosophy, with focus on cognitive science, meta-physics, and comparative religion. He began his career as a bartender, barista, poetry house proprietor, teacher, and then became a technologist and futurist for the Fortune 100 across the Americas and Europe. Daniel has traveled to over 300 cities in 22 countries, residing in Los Angeles, Kalamazoo, Prague, Crete, and now writes in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and young sons.
Daryl Yearwood is a retired Volunteer Fire Chief and is known for his eccentric, early-morning habit of dashing into burning buildings with only an axe and a prayer. He earned a degree in creative writing from the University of Tennessee, and as a reluctant poet and obsessive author, his short stories, A Few Good Men and Lampshade, appeared in the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 issues of Phoenix alongside his poems "Harper's Five and Dime," "When Crickets Play Oboes," and "Things I Can't Say." His poem, "Edo," ran in the Spring 2011 issue of The Volunteer Review, and the poem, "a raindrop," was published in the Fall 2011 issue of The Medulla Review. Daryl served as guest poetry editor for the Fall 2011 edition of Stirring, and is the editor of The East Tennessee Writer, a publication of The Knoxville Writers' Guild. His fantasy e-novel, The One Rider: Ashandor Chronicles - Book 1, was published for Kindle in March 2012.
I've always been thinking of stories for as long as I've been alive. I have way, way, way too many to tell and far too little time to tell them. I joined UFOP: Starbase 118, a Star Trek roleplay-by-emails group, in 2010 and it was there where I learned my craft. But despite being one of the more active writers in the group and simming to my heart's content, I still couldn't tell all the stories I wanted to. It was only in 2011 that I actually started shaping and weaving those random, jumbling, chaotic masses of thoughts into coherent narratives and began self-publishing. Writing's my full time job now. I write a little science fiction, a little fantasy, a little humour and comedy, and a few other things all over the place.
I always knew I'd be a writer--someday. I grew up on a small farm in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. We didn't have a TV, so my reading habit gradually grew into a reading obsession. After high school, I was accepted to the United States Naval Academy where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Honors English (That's not a typo. I'm probably the only English major you'll ever meet who had to take multiple semesters of calculus, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, naval architecture and weapons systems just so I could get to read some Shakespeare. It was totally worth it.)
I’m David Gatewood, a freelance editor. I work with both self-published and traditionally published authors, including a mixture of experienced and beginner novelists. Whether you’re preparing to publish your first book or your twenty-first, I can work with you to make sure you put your best foot forward.