The Storytellers ofFaed
Matthew M. Bartlett
Matthew M. Bartlett is the author of Gateways to Abomination, a fragmented novel in the guise of a collection of short weird fiction. He is a member of the New England Horror Writers. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife Katie and five cats, and is currently working on several projects, including an illustrated chapbook entitled The Witch-Cult in Western Massachusetts. You can follow him on Facebook and visit his oft-neglected blog at www.matthewmbartlett.com.
Lynda Clark has written for indie video games, indie board games and now an indie publisher. She's a member of Nottingham Writer's Studio, a group of writers united by a love of stories and wine. She can be found on Twitter as @Notagoth and writes sporadically about popular culture on http://wouldyouliketochangethedifficultysetting.wordpress.com/.
Preston Dennett has worked as a carpet cleaner, fastfood worker, data entry clerk, bookkeeper, landscaper, singer, actor, writer, radio host, television consultant, teacher, UFO researcher, ghost hunter and more. His greatest joy is writing speculative fiction and books about UFOs and the paranormal. His stories have appeared in Andromeda Spaceways, Perihelion, the Future Embodied Anthology and many other venues. He has also earned nine honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future Contest. He spends his days looking for new ways to pay his bills, and his nights exploring the farthest reaches of the Universe. He currently resides in Reseda, CA.
Alexis A. Hunter
Alexis A. Hunter revels in the endless possibilities of speculative fiction. Over fifty of her short stories have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Shimmer, Cricket Magazine, Apex, and more. To learn more, visit www.alexisahunter.com.
Samantha Kymmell-Harvey's stories can be found in Every Day Fiction, Spark: A Creative Anthology, and Waylines. She is a 2012 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. You can follow her adventures in writing on her blog: http://samanthakymmell-harvey.blogspot.com/.
Betsy Phillips lives in Whites Creek, Tennessee. Her work has appeared in Apex Magazine, Betwixt, Beyond Borderlands, Eurynome, and Qarrtsiluni. She's working on a book about Nashville, the Devil, and the werewolf that torments them. You can find her at her website (betsyphillips.net) or on Twitter as @auntb
James Michael Shoberg
James Michael Shoberg is a director, designer, and award-winning actor and playwright. His writing credits include numerous fringe plays and collections of both monologues and poems. James is also the Co-Executive Producer, Artistic Director, and Resident Playwright of The Rage of the Stage Players, a fringe theatre company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2011, he received the permission of The Butcher Brothers and Lionsgate Films to write, produce, and direct a world-premiere stage adaptation of their award-winning independent horror film, The Hamiltons, for The Rage of the Stage Players. James’ unique brand of twisted theatre has already attracted attention both nationally and internationally. His most recent endeavor is a currently untitled book of horror poetry for young adults, excerpts of which have appeared inBeyond the Nightlight, Cellar Door III: Animals Anthology, Pavor Nocturnus Dark Fiction Anthology, Phobos Magazine, Sanitarium Magazine, and Under the Bed Magazine, to name a few.
Erin Wagner is an avid writer and, more importantly, reader of sci-fi and fantasy. She is also a doctoral candidate studying Medieval English literature and is in the midst of a dissertation that may be her most intimidating writing project to date. However, composing short stories and novels allows her to relax and imagine a world not quite so grounded in historical fact. Her poetry has appeared in the South Dakota Review and her fiction is forthcoming in Tales of the Talisman. You can contact her by email at erin.k.wag[at]gmail.com.
Aubrey Campbell is a college student, daydreamer and book hoarder. She lives in the Midwest with her family, a herd of dogs, cats, various poultry and a messy little flower garden for the fairies and gnomes. She can usually be found studiously avoiding her homework as she scribbles away in her journal, trying to catch some of the many story ideas scampering through her brain.
Her website can be found at https://inkuponmyfingertips.wordpress.com/.
Kristin J. Cooper
Kristin J. Cooper was born in Brisbane, Australia, and grew up in a number of Queensland towns. She gained a degree in Media Studies from the University of Southern Queensland and went on to work in advertising. In 2007 she tried her hand at film producing, and in 2008 wrote and co-produced the short film Carnies. She went on to write film scripts for development and production.
Kristin now lives in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, and spends her spare time working on novels, short stories, and thanks to the encouragement and patience of her local writers' group, the odd poem. She finds inspiration in myths, legends, fairytales and the wild Scottish countryside, especially on cold dark nights by the fireside.
Robin Wyatt Dunn
Robin Wyatt Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles. You can find him online at www.robindunn.com
Guy J. Jackson
Currently living in Los Angeles, Guy J. Jackson is a writer, performer, and moviemaker. His first collection of short stories Drink The Rest Of That from Roundfire Books can be found at Roundfire Books. BBC sound artist Robin The Fog collaborated with Guy on their recent storytelling album "Notes On Cow Life", downloadable via http://thefogsignals.com. Guy’s first horror screenplay has been optioned by Sean S. Cunningham’s Crystal Lake Entertainment for production in 2015.
Diandra Linnemann, currently living in the former capital of Germany, works as a medical translator during the day to help people get better with words. At night she uses another superpower: Making up worlds and going on adventures. Her novel All Souls' Children is available as e-book for Kindle and as paperback , and Mirror Lake is tentatively scheduled for release in February - if she ever gets around to translating herself, that is. Both stories center on Helena Willow, authorized witch, who has a talent for stumbling into weird cases and meeting fascinating people. Diandra shares a flat with an extraordinarily patient guy, two cats and a dozen dying plants.
Stephen S. Power
Stephen S. Power’s first novel, The Dragon Round, will be published by Simon451 in August 2015. His stories have most recently been published by AE, Daily Science Fiction, and 365 Tomorrows, with others forthcoming in DSF, Halloween Forevermore, and Saturday Night Reader. He’s also a Pushcart-nominated poet with work to appear on StarShipSofa. He tweets at @stephenspower and he can be found online at stephenspower.com
Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 70 of his short stories have appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories releases on February 1, 2015. His website is www.alexshvartsman.com.
Jack Campbell Jr.
Jack Campbell Jr. writes dark literary fiction in Lawrence, KS. His short stories have appeared in over a dozen publications, including Dark Eclipse, Hungur, and Bete Noire. His collection, All Manner of Dark Things is forthcoming from Bottle Cap Press. Jack has a Master's Degree in Literary Arts and researches the contemporary social context of Gothic fiction. He is a contributor to The Confabulator Cafe, www.confabulatorcafe.com and a member of the Horror Writer's Association. You can follow Jack and find out more about about his writing at www.jackcampbelljr.com.
Amanda C. Davis
Amanda C. Davis has an engineering degree and a fondness for baking, gardening, and low-budget horror films. Her work has appeared in Crossed Genres, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and others. Her collection of dark fairy-tale retellings with Megan Engelhardt, Wolves and Witches, came out from World Weaver Press in 2013. She tweets enthusiastically as @davisac1. You can find out more about her and read more of her work at http://www.amandacdavis.com.
Since 2013, Tracy Fahey has written Gothic fiction that deals primarily with the uncanny home, folktales. memory and recurrence. Inspired by her academic research into the bizarre, monstrous, transgressive and Gothic in fine art and literature, she writes short stories and has had ten accepted for publication to date in various anthologies including Impossible Spaces (2013), Hauntings (2014), The Girl At The End Of The World (2014), Drag Noir (2014) and Where Dreams and Visions Live (2014) with five more due for publication in 2015. She was shortlisted for the Creative Writing Ink Award (for short story 'Escape') in August 2013. In her spare time she writes her PhD and runs a fine art collective.
Her current ambition is to claw back enough time to complete her first collection of short stories.
Theric Jepson was born on Coast Guard Day a thousand miles from the nearest coast and didn't read Moby Dick until he was over thirty. He currently lives in El Cerrito, California, a city landlocked by a matter of yards. He has yet to write a great sea chanty. He is, however, the author of Byuck and Perky Erect Nipples (coming in 2015), and coauthor of three children who care more about baseball and Legos than what the white whale stands for.
Sandra lives with her husband, sons, and cats in Washington state. She is an avid reader, compulsive writer, and rabid chocoholic. A Navy brat, Sandra grew up on both coasts, the Great Lakes region, and Hawai'i, and still doesn't like seafood. She enjoys making things up, playing make believe, and eating fresh baked cookies. Or cookie dough. She's not particular.
Her work has appeared in Jim Baen's Universe, Crossed Genres, Daily Science Fiction, and Galaxy's Edge. She's currently hard at work avoiding her second novel, erm, writing her second novel.
Adan Ramie has been published by or has work forthcoming from Skin to Skin, MicroHorror, and Paper Tape Magazine, and has stories featured in the Beyond the Nightlight and Strange Portals anthologies. In her spare time, she binges on true crime television, has dance parties with her kids, and spends a ridiculous amount of money on coffee with her wife-to-be. Find her at http://adanramieblog.wordpress.com or http://www.Twitter.com/AdanRamie.
Nicole Tanquary is a full-time student earning an undergraduate degree in Writing and Rhetoric, as well as minors in Geoscience and Studio Art, in central New York State. Less officially, she has been writing stories ever since first grade, and since then has never stopped. She made her first story sale at thirteen years old, and since then has sold many others which are available (many of them for free) if you search her name online. Despite the best efforts of her professors, her favorite writing subjects remain mixtures of the speculative genres of fantasy, science fiction and horror.
When at home, she lives with her mother, sister, two cats, and two half-wild rats that are addicted to strawberry yogurt and nipping unwary fingers.