Admin: D. Charlton This group is for invited authors, illustrators and editors who want to improve their craft, share ideas/successes/failures/works-in-progress, and generally let off steam when necessary. Links to articles and blogs are welcome, as are names of potential members. I expect adult behavior (well, not ALL the time; I love fun). If I need to establish deportment rules along the way, I will.
Deirdre Gould lives in Central Maine with her three children and husband. She's also resided in northern Idaho, coastal Virginia and central Pennsylvania, but all of them just led her back home.The winters sure are cold, but that just means the zombies run slower. The area is isolated, but that just means the apocalyptic diseases don't spread as quickly. And the storms are bad enough that no one thinks you're crazy for "prepping." It's kind of ideal for a post-apocalypse writer when you think about it.
Bestselling author Devin O'Branagan weaves tales of uncommon heroes. Her genres include paranormal thrillers, young adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romantic comedy. Her books have been published by Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books, German publisher Heyne Verlag, Turkish publisher Dogan Egmont, and indie publisher Cornucopia Creations. They are available in print, eBook, and audio formats.
Doug Romig lives in Knoxville, TN where he enjoys writing, hiking in the Smoky Mountains and spending time with his sons. Doug's first book, Angelcide, is the first of the Spiritscape Chronicles series featuring Zeke, an angel with an attitude, and Tone, a human who can leave his body to help Zeke. The followup to Angelcide is New Fallen. It further chronicles the adventures of Tone and Zeke as they investigate the disappearance of several demons. Could this be the return of the dreaded adversary from Angelcide? Or is this something new?
Drew Avera is an active duty navy veteran and science fiction author. After growing up in rural Mississippi, Drew joined the US Navy at the ripe old age of seventeen. It required parental consent and only ten days after high school Drew was in boot camp. It wasn't fun, but it was a necessary obstacle that taught him how to commit and achieve something so challenging. After graduating in the summer of 2000 his career started as an aviation electrician working on F18s. Since then he has met his wife and had two awesome daughters, he's seen the world, and he's achieved one of the dreams he had as a kid; to be a published author.
E.E. Giorgi grew up in Tuscany, in a house on a hill that she shared with two dogs, two cats, 5 chickens, and the occasional batches of stick insects, newts and toads her dad would bring home from the lab. Today, E.E. Giorgi is a scientist and an award winning author and photographer. She spends her days analyzing genetic data, her evenings chasing sunsets, and her nights pretending she's somebody else. On her blog, E.E. discusses science for the inquiring mind, especially the kind that sparks fantastic premises and engaging stories. Her debut novel CHIMERAS, a medical mystery, is a 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award winner.
Ed Gosney grew up in the small river town of Martins Ferry, Ohio, near Wheeling, West Virginia. He claims it was a magical place that helped mold his imagination, as he spent countless hours roaming the hills, playing in a cave, and hanging out at the Ohio River with his childhood friends.
Long before I was an editor, I was (and still am) a voracious reader. My love of fiction shaped my life and ultimately changed it in an outstanding way. The opportunity to edit for so many talented writers is a gift that I never take for granted. I edit for the Apocalypse Weird series, and have edited three of the Chronicles series titles, along with many individual projects.
USA Today bestselling author Endi Webb has lived in Los Alamos NM, Seattle WA, Salt Lake City UT, and currently hangs out in Huntsville AL. He has a Ph.D. in experimental physics, loves science--both fiction and otherwise, and has a strange fascination with tomatoes. At work, he gets to make nano-materials (really small things) and new materials for rockets (really big things). His clients include NASA, the defense department, and many other government agencies that don't like to be advertised. A lover of all things Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica, Endi spends his time either blowing stuff up in his lab (true story), reading and watching Sci-Fi, or playing with his kids and bringing them up in his nerdy ways. Live long and may the force be with you.
Primarily I write science fiction. This genre is especially close to my heart. For over five years I worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a documentary film producer and editor, covering Mars Exploration (It's funny how many times I've been asked if I am a rocket scientist). Getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at planetary exploration gave me great inspiration for my debut novel, The Scout.