The Storytellers of
Broken Worlds

M.R. Ranier

M.R. Ranier is 98% a father and electrical engineer and spends the remaining 2% of his life writing. He is a lover of horror, science fiction and great literature and often tries to fuse all three to disastrous results. He writes roughly one short story a year, so look for his collection of short fiction sometime in the Fall of 2030. He currently lives in Colorado just on the cusp of the Rocky Mountains with his beautiful wife and two very-nearly-perfect (albeit time-consuming) children.

Scott R. Jones

Scott R. Jones is a writer, poet, sometime spoken word performer, mostly unintentional comedian, and naturalized sorcerer. He lives in Victoria BC Canada with his lovely wife Sasha and all-round awesome kids Sean and Meridian. His fiction and poetry has appeared in Broken City Mag, Cthulhu Haiku 2, and upcoming in The Summer of Lovecraft (Chaosium Press), Flesh Like Smoke (April Moon Books), Ross Lockhart's Cthulhu Fhtagn! anthology (Word Horde), Return of the Old Ones (Dark Regions Press) and Australia's Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, among others. His story, "Turbulence" (originally published in Innsmouth Magazine #14 from Innsmouth Free Press), was recently awarded an Honourable Mention in Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction. He is the author of a non-fiction work, When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R'lyehian Spirituality (Martian Migraine Press), and has also edited two anthologies for that press, Conqueror Womb: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath, and the recent Resonator: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond. He blogs sometimes at and you can follow him on Twitter @PimpMyShoggoth.

C. M. Beckett

Hailing from Down East Maine, C. M. Beckett has taught in a K-8 one-room schoolhouse, worked in retail, and is currently employed at the University of Maine’s Fogler Library. His short stories have been published by Needle Magazine, Top Shelf Productions, and Firewords Quarterly, among other venues.  He does most of his writing in the dark, once his family is asleep.  For more of Beckett’s work, check out

Twitter: @cmbeckett1972
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Joseph Shelton

Joseph Shelton lives among the wolves and snowdrifts of Montana, gathering nuts and berries to survive the winter months.  He spends long nights baying at the moon and scribbling nonsense on the wall of his cave with long, yellowing fingernails.  His fiction has been published in Broken Worlds and Book of Blasphemous Words anthologies from Murder of Storytellers.  He also has a column on the Murder website, entitled “The Electric Cageliner”.  He can be contacted on Twitter via @jrobertshelton, and he would love to hear from you, as his only friends are three goats that live in the cave with him, and two of them are already dead.

S. Mickey Lin

Mickey graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts. He worked in international acquisitions before shifting to focus on creative writing. His writings have been published in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Currently, he is the co-editor of the upcoming short story anthology Tales of Two Cities by writers of the Hong Kong Writers Circle and Singapore Writers Group. In addition, he is working on his first short story anthology. Say hi on Twitter @mickeylin or read his other works at

Bria Burton

Bria Burton writes in St. Petersburg while her pets try to distract her. They are the stars of her family-friendly short story collection, Lance & Ringo Tails. Her speculative fiction has been featured in anthologies such as Welcome to the Future and magazines such as The Colored Lens. Her novella, Little Angel Helper, is currently a Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist. She leads the FWA St. Pete Writers Group. At St. Pete Running Company, she’s employed as a blogger. She's blessed with a wonderful husband who supports her writing and running habits.

James Ebersole

James Ebersole is a horror fiction writer from Kure Beach, North Carolina. His work has appeared in The Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Richmond Macabre, Fossil Lake II, and Explorers: Beyond the Horizon. He is currently working on a Creative Writing MA in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Adrian Ludens

Adrian Ludens is a horror and mystery story author from Rapid City, South Dakota. Favorite and recent publications include: Beyond the Nightlight (A Murder of Storytellers), Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (Pocket Books), Shadows Over Main Street (Hazardous Press), Darker Edge of Desire (Tempted Romance), and Surreal Worlds (Bizarro Pulp Press). He is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association. Adrian enjoys horror fiction, heavy metal, hockey, and exploring abandoned buildings. Visit him at

Shannon Iwanski

Shannon Iwanski is Vice-President of the Tulsa-based writing group Nevermore Edits, and a member of the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. His debut novel, Ride the Train, was published in Februay 2014. Three of his short stories--"Finding Annie," "Good Morning, Mr. C.," and "Monsters"--can be found in the recently published horror anthology Happy Days, Sweetheart.

Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog: Deborah Walker's Bibliography Her stories have appeared in Nature's Futures, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Daily Science Fiction and The Year's Best SF 18 and have been translated into over a dozen languages

George Cotronis

George Cotronis lives in the wilderness of Northern Sweden. He makes a living designing book covers. He sometimes writes. His stories have appeared in XIII, Big Pulp, and Vignettes from the End of the World. He’s @northerain on Twitter.

Donna A. Leahey

As a child in school, Donna A. Leahey turned her vocabulary homework into short stories. Years later, she is still crafting stories. Writer, gamer, flake, Sooner, mom, dog-lover, nerd, geek, procrastinator, coffee addict, green-eyed curly girl Donna is a practicing veterinarian. She is the mother of one grown son and shares her thoughts on writing on the Purple Ink Writers blog.

Twitter: @Soonderdvm
And blog:

John Biggs

I came to Oklahoma came looking for a job, expecting to stay a few years and then move on to greener pastures. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’d never want to leave. Cultural diversity is what hooked me. Who knew there was such a thing as Cherokee freedmen and Black Seminoles? Was there really such a thing as the Crazy Snake Rebellion? I knew I would have to write about it eventually—and I did: About 60 pieces of short fiction, two novels (one more in the 2nd half of 2015) and a linked short story collection (also later in 2015). My fiction always involves Oklahoma. It’s so saturated with the state, it’s guaranteed to leave red dirt stains in your mind. You can find most of what I’ve written on my Amazon Author page or on my website.