It was only recently that Kyle Perkins discovered his love of putting his imaginative daydreams in writing for others to enjoy. He founded and managed some of the largest text-based roleplaying groups on Facebook, which sparked his passion for storytelling and helped him sharpen his skills as an author. Since the January 2016 release of his debut dystopian novel, Reddened Wasteland, Kyle has published three other works with plans to release several more in the upcoming months, including the second installment of the Reddened Wasteland series. He’s a dog person, an Aquarius, and he lives in Florida, though he’ll tell you he lives on the internet.
Lila has spent more time in her own mind than she has being “present” in the real world, to be honest. When it comes to talking about herself, everything seems so mundane compared to the things she has seen and done in her imagination. This may have something to do with why she decided to start putting it in to words to share with others.
Lila grew up in a semi-rural town in Florida. She has always been an avid reader and writer – though she didn’t have the cojones to publish anything before now. She is also a huge fan of wasting time on the internet. She has been a waitress, a secretary, worked in retail and done manual labor… all of which paid much better than hustling as an indie author, but were nowhere near as rewarding. She loves her life as a writer and wouldn’t have it any other way. She will eat ramen every day for the rest of her life if it means that she can keep telling stories.
Ian Bush is a Michigan native and has been writing stories for thirteen years. His first self-published novella “This Story Has Soul” was released in 2010. Ian is the winner of the 2 Moon Press 2012 contest for his novella Wishes for the World Around You. Ian’s work can be found in the anthologies Satan’s Holiday, Shadows & Light #1, #2, and #4, A Merry Scary Christmas, Spectral Hauntings II, Don’t Look Back, Blessings from the Darkness, Devolution Z, and 47 – 16, a David Bowie tribute anthology. Ian has also coauthored a novella, Guidelines for Immortality, with Ron Brown. Ian can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Ian.Bush.Author or on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Ian-Bush/e/B00I2KB2LQ. You can also email him at Iancbush@gmail.com.
Floyd G. Potts Sr, is an up and coming radio talk show host and founder of The Floyd Potts show, which airs on Blog talk radio every Wednesday at 6:30 pm est. He has authored one book (WHY YOUR MAN WILL NOT STOP CHEATING UNTIL HE DOES THIS). This book is a self-help book for couples struggling with infidelity.
His show is a self-help show that deals with just about every aspect of the human existence. On his show he endeavors to motivate people to be the best they can be. He has had an array of guests on his show from entertainers, political figures, as well as religious leaders.
He is a native New Yorker, now residing in the Atlanta, Georgia region. His experience and life travels are very vast. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served in the United Kingdom and also in South Korea.
Dan Hollifield was born in November of 1957 at almost the same moment that Sputnik II was launched. However, the two events are not, in fact, related. His father was a machinist, graduating from the General Motors Institute in the mid 1950s. After fleeing the harsh Michigan winters for a return to the families ancestral home, Dan’s father began working in Oak Ridge, TN making toys for the physicists to play with. Dan’s mother is an artist specializing in oils, china painting, glass painting, and multimedia home-crafts.
When the Standardized Aptitude Tests were introduced in Tennessee elementary schools, Dan was revealed to have the reading level of a tenth grade student. Unfortunately, he was only in the third grade at the time.
In the fourth grade he was allowed to go to the school library for the first time, where he checked out two books. Jules Verne’s Journey To The Center Of The Earth and An H G Wells Omnibus which contained five of Wells’ most famous novels. One more Standardized Test occurred later that year, and fourth grader Dan had risen to a twelfth grade reading level, with a timed reading speed of 400 words per minute. However, he has never been good at any sports, other than dodgeball. Even later than that, his family moved yet again, this time to Athens, GA. He has lived in or near Athens for the remainder of his life.
He played trumpet in school bands from his fifth grade year, branching out to double on French Horn during High School. In High School he was a member of the Marching Band, the Concert Band, and the Jazz Band. He graduated in 1975 with an award for Art. He attended college at UGA for two and a half years, majoring in Art and Interior Design– until he ran out of money for school and was forced to seek honest employment. Up until then he had been paying for school with money earned from farming and working at a soft drink case building plant in Athens, with baling hay and plowing fields for nearby farmers as a side job. He then began working at Certain-Teed Corp. making fiberglass insulation in 1978. It is worthy of note that he is still there, some 38 years later.
Dan has, by turns, enjoyed many different hobbies financed by his factory work. He played many different musical instruments in several garage bands; bass, rhythm guitar, keyboards, and messed around with a drum kit once in a while. However, his best instrument remains the Stereo. A combination of becoming bored with playing D&D, the garage bands all eventually breaking up, and a bad case of cabin fever when snowbound for an extended winter weekend culminated in his first attempts to learn how to write something beside school assignments. One result was that while working one day he scribbled down the first line of what would eventually evolve into his Mare Inebrium series of short stories. In 1995 he was first published in an online e-zine, of which he eventually became Assistant Editor. Prompted by the unexpected closing of that zine, he was challenged to create his own, Aphelion Webzine, which has been online continuously since February of 1997. Aphelion is possibly the internet’s oldest surviving free SF&F creative writing e-zine and writer’s workshop.
Aphelion has helped over 175 amateur writers learn enough to begin selling their work to the pro markets. Aphelion is also famous for its three Shared Universe series; Dan’s own Mare Inebrium spaceport bar series, Jeff Williams & Robert Moriyama’s Nightwatch series, and pro artist William R.
Warren Jr’s challenge series The Aphelion Project: Mission to Mars.
Dan presently lives in the howling wilderness of Madison County, GA with his third wife, Lindsey, their two dogs and two indoor cats, and fifteen outdoor cats. He has five adult stepchildren by virtue of his three marriages, nine grandchildren, and more great grandchildren than he can count. His first pro publication, Tales From The Mare Inebrium, was released by Dark Oak Press in early 2015. It is available in hardback, paperback, and e-book formats. He also has three music albums presently released, the third of which is The Displaced Detective Suite, based on the works of Stephanie Osborn, with cover art by Darrell Osborn. All three albums are available for download or preview on the Bandcamp website, with physical CDs available from Create Space and Amazon. Create Space pays larger royalties, and Bandcamp offers a “pay what you think it is worth”
option. Bandcamp is also the only place one can find the 18 minute bonus track Rescue at Reichenbach Falls, featuring public domain audio tracks from an old radio play starring Sir John Geilgood and Orson Welles, with SFX created by Dan and a special guest voice artist debut by Stephanie Osborn.
Dan’s publicity page on Aphelion with all the links in one place:
Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of? published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta’s novel are created as hybrids – part machine, part human – further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010’s Gods of the Machines.
9 Incarnate, along with its preceding Caitlin Diggs (series) novels, Demon Inhibitions, Extreme Liquidation and Blood Web are reminiscent of the The X-files television/movie series. Contemporary authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher and Kelly Armstrong also fuel his aspiration to create paranormal suspense. Watch for Diggs and Shay books soon.
Starta’s crime novella ‘ Murder By Association’ blends mystery with forensic investigation. It is a departure from previous books because it contains no science fiction or paranormal elements. Its follow up is 2012’s Kindred Killers. Additionally, Starta foresees his 2008 novella ‘ Alzabreah’s Garden ‘ – a fantasy romance – as another out-of-the-box effort.
Coalescence begins a trilogy including forthcoming Time Wanderer and Obsolescence. If you like zombies, check out Dead Market, as a vice cop battles the evil machinations of Big Pharma.
Reviews for 9 Incarnate:
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, more twists and turns and I never saw a book that just leaves you spinning. In a good way.
+If you love mixed genres – SF, urban fantasy, mystery, and romance, this is one tale you won’t want to miss. Kudos to Starta. I was hooked from the getgo. There’s some real science here as well as speculative fiction. It’s a read you won’t want to put down until the satisfying end. Looking forward to the next work by this up and coming talented writer.
+5.0 out of 5 starsI seriously could not put this down!
A friend who’s FINALLY joined the rest of us in the twenty-first century and got a Kindle lent this to me, and whoa! Not only is it about a paranormal investigator, totally sending up all the X-FILES vibes ever (and for this Mulder and Scully fan, that’s definitely a huge plus), but it’s got goddesses and Egyptian mythology and yummy characters. I am going to check out the rest of this series ASAP!
5.0 out of 5 stars – Starta delivers…page after page
You had me at prophecy. But throw in a pyramid and a psychic connection to the cat. All in all a Great read.
Enjoy the first three Caitlin Diggs books now all at $.99….
BLOOD WEB – Caitlin faces a killer controlled by a crystal via biological internet ‘riveting’
EXTREME LIQUIDATION – Caitlin must stop an occultist who tempts with magic ‘pulled me in’
DEMON INHIBITIONS – Caitlin crosses realities into a demon world and meets her other self
Lindsey Goddard embraces the dark side of life. Over the past decade and a half, her short stories and poems have been published numerous times. Recent credits include Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Sirens Call Publications, and The Sinister Horror Company. Don’t be fooled if you spot Lindsey in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. She’s only half there. The other half is anywhere and everywhere else – in the realm of her imagination. Lindsey loves her husband, three children, and crazy cat, and she hopes to make them proud of her weirdness (especially the cat). Her first full-length book, Ashes of Another Life, was released through Omnium Gatherum Press this summer. For more information, please visit: www.LindseyBethGoddard.com
Ashes of Another Life – Synopsis:
When Tara Jane Brewer leaves her polygamous community behind after her family dies in a tragic house fire, she is plagued by ghastly images of death. Hunted by a member of the church who plans to bring her home to Sweet Springs at any cost, Tara Jane must fight to keep her freedom. But everywhere she goes, she sees the charred faces of her burned family, watching her, following her, all thirty-four of them, waiting for her to come home and resume her place in the family.
Brought to you by Omnium Gatherum Press, publisher of dark fantasy, weird fiction and horror. Omnium Gatherum is dedicated to artistic excellence, and to the exploration of fresh ideas and unique perspectives. Visit them at: http://www.omniumgatherumbooks.com
What people are saying:
“Lindsey Goddard has an impressive talent for getting inside the minds of her characters — both innocent and malevolent — which makes her scenes of horror all the more disturbing.”
-Graham Masterton, author of Charnel House
“Lindsey Goddard is a fine writer and if you appreciate such a wordsmith, I want to highly recommend her work. This story is heart wrenching and horrifying all at once. It’s not so much about a cult as it is about being hostage to unyielding ideas. It’s about loss, love, and the cruelty family members do to one another. There is raw pain, deep understanding, and a deft hand telling the story. Watch this writer in the future. She’s got what it takes.”
-Billie Sue Mosiman, author of Edgar-nominated Night Cruise and the new thriller, The Grey Matter
“This gripping tale of the young and haunted Tara Jane, will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
-Chantal Noordeloos, author of the Lucifer Falls series
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Debi DeSantis is an award winning book cover designer as well as author. She is originally from Bensalem, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia, but now lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband of 22 years and teenage son. Some of her vices are travel, making crafts, spending time with family and doing anything creative.
She began her writing career as early as her high school years, but did not actually put pen to paper for her first novel until 1996 when she was working in the retail business as a sales manager. After putting the rough manuscript aside and continuing to work in retail for the next several years, Debi spoke with her husband Dominic and they decided she would become a full time author.
After publishing numerous poems, Debi won a couple of awards and was asked to travel to Washing DC to accept her award. This gave her the green light for finishing her dusty manuscript which she decided to title….She Cries in the Dark. Using some of her own life experiences as well as lots of imagination, her book was born. Debi decided to self publish after many attempts at the large publishing houses. She was well aware of the low chance that a traditional publisher would welcome her with open arms. Debi went on the road and participated in book signings at the big book stores to try to get her name out there. Then with social media becoming such a huge outlet for indie authors, joined the band wagon and uses her website as well as her facebook page to let others know about her writing and cover designing.
It was about a year later when “She Cries in the Dark” was picked up by a small publishing house and it withered away on their website with no advertising or exposure for two years before getting the rights back. So once the book was back in her hands, Debi reworked the cover and renamed the new edition “She Cried in the Dark” which is now available on LuLu.com and Amazon.
Once she had a taste for writing romance and drama, Debi began her second novel titled “The Other Side of You” which was published in 2009 and soon after she began writing her third book as well as some short stories. Unfortunately she began to lose interest in writing due to a long bout with writers block. Debi did however continue her love for cover designing and has created close to 100 covers so far. Maybe someday the spark will become a flame again and the public will get to enjoy another of her contemporary romance novels.
Paul spent most of his childhood growing up on a dairy farm a few miles north of Cassville, MO. When the chores were done and playtime came, because his siblings were much older than himself, he found that his imagination was his greatest ally, allowing him to create cities and characters in his mind. The first story he wrote was about one of the cats on the farm, making the cat into a human being, and when he got a typewriter for Christmas, more stories followed. That was just beginning a lifelong career as a writer.
After he graduated from Cassville R-4 high school attended Crowder College and majored in business and automotive technology. After leaving college he then went back to his first love writing, starting with several articles in various automotive magazines. This lead to his first book Chevelle SS Restoration Guide that was published by Motorbooks International, nine other titles would follow with this publisher, before he would venture into the publishing field himself and start his own company- PAH Publishing. With his own company he would author, under many different pen-names, more twenty other titles.
In 2015 that call back to creating stories would call him back and under the pen name Thomas S. Mulvaugh he would author and publish his first novel- Blood Necklace- a murder mystery set in his hometown of Cassville, MO. That centers on former Kansas City Homicide Detective Rick Ryder whose high school sweetheart is murdered at Roaring River State Park, and he returns to Cassville to solve but what he finds is a twisting tale of lies that will change his life forever.
Still writing under the name Thomas S. Mulvaugh, Herd is completing his second novel ‘Blood Curse’ which is a part of the ‘blood series’ with Detective Ryder. This time Ryder, Yakira and FBI Special Agent Alex are hunting for a serial killer in Eureka Springs Ark, who is sending Ryder notes, that are the same as those were sent to him years ago from the Kansas City Butcher- who Ryder and Alex put in prison. At the same time he also placed in charge of an over 40 year old mystery of two missing high school students that have been found in a car that was buried on his old family farm, each shot in the head.
Today Herd makes his home in Monett, Mo with his wife Karla, where he continues to operate PAH Publishing and write and has more books planned. He also currently does book signing together with romance novelist Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy in a Day of Murder and Romance. Paul and Lee Ann met at Crowder College in the 1980’s and remained friends.
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Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning crime fiction author and consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists. You can find out more: www.authorjenniferchase.com
My latest book:
Body of the Crime
A Chip Palmer Forensic Mystery
Three grisly murders linked to five old cold cases, dubbed the Flower Girl Murders, pushes detectives to their limit to find a clever and extremely brutal serial killer, leaving a California town demanding justice. The District Attorney’s Serial Special Task Force retains the help of the reclusive Dr. Chip Palmer, a forensic expert and criminal profiler, to steer them in the right direction. Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures. He is partnered with the tough and beautiful D.A. Inspector Kate Rawlins, a homicide detective transplanted from Phoenix, and the chemistry ignites between the team–both good and deadly.
The Flower Girl Murders leaves three homicides, five cold cases, two seasoned detectives, three suspects, and one serial killer calling all the shots. The investigation must rely on one eccentric forensic scientist to unravel the clues to solve the case. But at what cost?