Attending Authors 2013

 Guest of Honor

 James Alexander Thom & Dark Rain Thom

James Alexander Thom &Dark Rain Thom
James Alexander Thom &
Dark Rain Thom

James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the Acclaimed author of Follow the River, Long Knife, From Sea to Shining Sea; Panther in the Sky, for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel; The Children of First Man; The Red Heart; Sign-Talker; and Warrior Woman, which he co-wrote with his wife, Dark Rain Thom. The Thoms live in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington.

Thom was the winner of the inaugural Indiana Authors Award. His Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction was the Indiana State Library’s Best Nonfiction book of 2011.

Dark Rain, of the Shawnee Nation East of the River Band, is the author of The Shawnee: Kokhumthena’s Grandchildren a 1,000 year history of the Shawnee people. As a Native American member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Planning Council, she was influential in helping Indians tell of their crucial role in the success of the expedition and of its effects on their way of life.

Tony Acree
Tony Acree

Tony Acree

Tony Acree was born in La Grange, Kentucky in January 1963. His short story fiction has appeared in Kentucky Monthly Magazine. He has written articles about his time as a stay at home dad for a women’s magazine as well as sports and information articles. His work has also appeared in The Cumberlandthe Kentucky state wide newspaper outlet of the Sierra Club. He is a member of  the Green River Writers as well as The Bluegrass Writers Edge, a creative writers group in Goshen, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and twin daughters. His first novel, The Hand of God, has been released by Hydra Publications and is available on Amazon.com, Smashword.com and other sites. Visit his website at Tonyacree.com. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook. You can email him at Tonyacree@Gmail.com.

Matt Adams
Matt Adams

Matt Adams
Matt Adams is the author of the comic superhero novel I, Crimsonstreak from Candlemark & Gleam. His short fiction has appeared in Wily Writers Audible Fiction and Timid Pirate Publishing. A former TV news producer, Matt lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and (possibly) man-eating frog. Once, long ago, he planned to patrol the streets as Batman, but ultimately decided writing was safer and more cost-effective. He was only half right.

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Lyndi Alexander

Lyndi Alexander

Barbara Mountjoy has been a published writer for over 35 years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at the South Dade News Leader in Homestead, Florida, where she found it much warmer than her current home not far from the banks of Lake Erie.She writes paranormal mystery, urban fantasy, science fiction and more, including Hydra Publications’ LOVE ME, KISS ME, KILL ME, and her Clan Elves of the Bitterroot series and the soon to be released Horizon Crossover series as Lyndi Alexander, and romance and romantic suspense as Alana Lorens.

Her list of publications includes the non-fiction book 101 Little Instructions for Surviving Your Divorce, published by Impact Publishers in 1999, stories in A Cup of Comfort for Divorced Women, in December 2008, and A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Parents, in June 2009.

She is married to an absent-minded computer geek. Together, they have a dozen computers, seven children and a full house in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Marian Allen
Marian Allen

Marian Allen

Marian Allen was born in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in rural Indiana. For as long as she can remember, she has loved telling and being told stories. She writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, humor, horror, mainstream, and anything else she can wrestle into fixed form.

Allen has had stories in on-line and print publications, on coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Her latest books are the SAGE fantasy trilogy from Hydra Publications.

She is a member of Quills and Quibbles and the Southern Indiana Writers Group.

Allen has worked as a high school teacher, an executive secretary, an accountant, and in Red Cross Youth Services. She is married, with three step/adopted daughters and one birth daughter. She is active in the Friends of Harrison County Library, Woman’s Literary Club of Corydon and Community Unity, which promotes diversity appreciation and non-violent problem solving.

She has pages on FaceBook, Twitter, GoodReads, Google+ and LinkedIn and she posts at the group blog Fatal Foodies on Tuesdays and monthly on The Write Type and Echelon Explorations.

Allen invites you to visit her blog, http://MarianAllen.com, for free
stories, recipes, and more.

Jarod K. Anderson
Jarod K. Anderson

Jarod K. Anderson

Formerly, Jarod taught English at Ohio University. Currently, he works at the largest Conservatory/Botanical Gardens in Ohio. He writes about plants by day and ghosts, monsters, and madmen by night. It’s a good arrangement.

Jarod is a fan of comic books, John Milton, tattoos, pulp detective novels, herpetology, folklore, video games, and all things sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Growing up, he wanted to be either a ninja or a maple tree. These aspirations led him to teach college English. Teaching freshman English led him to work with plants. He lives in Ohio. Find him online at: http://www.jarodkanderson.com/

Gary Braunbeck
Gary Braunbeck

Gary A. Braunbeck

Gary A. Braunbeck is the author of over 250 published short stories and 20 books; he is best known for his Cedar Hill series. His work has won the Bram Stoker Award six times, the International Horror Guild Award once, and as editor his anthology Five Strokes to Midnight was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. You can learn more about him and his work at www.garybraunbeck.com

Tracy & Ted
Tracy & Ted

Tracy R. Chowdhury & Ted Crim

Tracy R. Chowdhury and Ted Mark Crim met in 1997 while working for a local animal hospital.  They became fast friends when they had many interests in common, one of them being Dungeons and Dragons. Throughout childhood, both had always been fascinated by the possibility of magic and intrigued by dragons, fairies, unicorns, and other mystical things.

Tracy always had a propensity for writing.  With ideas taken from one of their AD&D campaigns, she developed a story that took several years to write.  The original Shadow Over Shandahar duology was published in 2007.  Afterward came the publication of a few short stories and the first installment of the Dark Mists of Ansalar duology.

The year 2011came with some big changes. The Shandahar books were picked up by Loconeal Publishing and given the rare opportunity to be remastered.  Since then, Tracy and her co-author have completed four books in the Shadow Over Shandahar series and are currently working on the third novel in the Dark Mists of Ansalar series.  More information about the authors and the books can be found at www.worldofshandahar.com

Tracy and Ted currently live in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Tracy is married to her college sweetheart, Abdul Gaffar, and they own a real estate business.  They have four children, a sphynx cat, and an italian mastiff.  Ted lives with his sister and her three children, two nieces and  nephew.  He is in the process of developing a role playing game based on the Shandahar novels.

Tina Closer
Tina Closser

Tina Closser

Tina Closser grew up in various towns around Northern Kentucky reading and watching as much science fiction and fantasy as humanly possible. When it was time for college it was clear that she watched one too many episodes of Star Trek, because she chose Physics as her major with the intent of being an Astrophysicist. After graduating from Northern Kentucky University with her Bachelors of Science in Physics, she knew that academia was not the path for her so she chose to get an Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Armed with two science degrees she went to work for the Navy in Indiana.

Throughout high school and college she had millions of ideas for stories running through her head, but never had the courage to write any of them down. Thanks to the reality TV craze she turned off her television and worked up the courage to write down a story that had been worming its way into her brain for years. She wrote “Non-Compliance: The Sector” under the pen name of Paige Daniels over the course of several years. In November 2012 it was published by Kristell Ink. It is a face paced science fiction, cyber punk tale with elements of humor and romance with a strong heroine. It explores different themes such as government control, how one seemingly insignificant person can make a difference, and family.

Despite being surrounded by a bunch of Hoosiers, she has lived happily in Indiana for the past fourteen years. When she isn’t working her 9-5 job or writing she manages a hobby farm with her delightful husband and two kids and coaches an afterschool robotics team.

She can be found at

www.nerdypaige.com

http://www.goodreads.com/PaigeDaniels

www.facebook/paigedanielsauthor.com

www.twitter.com/TClosser

Magdalena Scott
Magdalena Scott

Magdalena Scott

Magdalena Scott lives in her own fantasy world of Magdalenaville, Indiana, and spends her time writing stories with small town settings.

As a lifelong citizen of small town America, Magdalena knows that life in a “burg” is seldom dull—if you’re paying attention. There is mystery, romance, scandal, and the occasional unexplained occurrence.

Step into Magdalena’s world and find out what’s hidden just below the surface of those tiny dots you can barely see on the map.

http://www.magdalenascott.com/

Nicole Cushing
Nicole Cushing

Nicole Cushing

Nicole Cushing is an author of dark, weird fiction.

The anthology Werewolves & Shapeshifters:  Encounters With The Beast Within includes Nicole’s short fiction (alongside stories by Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, and Chuck Palahniuk).  All told, she has sold well over twenty short stories to various magazines and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad.  Several of her stories have been (or are currently being) adapted for audio presentation on podcasts such as Tales to Terrify, Pseudopod, and Cast Macabre.

In late March of 2013, DarkFuse will publish Nicole’s first novella, Children of No One in both signed, limited hardcover and ebook editions.

She invites correspondence via Facebook, Twitter, or (if one must be old-fashioned about it) email at nicolecushingwriter (at) gmail (dot) com.

Patrick D'Orazio
Patrick D’Orazio

Patrick D’Orazio

Patrick D’Orazio resides in southwestern Ohio with his wife, Michele, two children, Alexandra and Zachary, and two spastic dogs. A lifelong writer, he decided a few years ago that attempting to get published might be a better idea than continuing to toss all those stories he’s been scribbling down over the years into a filing cabinet, never to be seen again.
Over twenty-five of his short stories appear or will be appearing in various anthologies from a wide array of different small press publishers. He has dipped his toes into a variety of genres, including horror, science fiction, fantasy, erotica, bizarro, western, action-adventure, apocalyptic, and comedy.
He has also written a trilogy of apocalyptic novels dubbed “The Dark Trilogy” which were originally released by The Library of the Living Dead Press. The three books, “Comes the Dark,” “Into the Dark,” and “Beyond the Dark,” are being re-released with substantial new content by Permuted Press in early 2013. Patrick is presently working on the fourth book in this saga, and plans on finishing the series with a fifth and final book. His hope is that they will be released in 2014.You can see what Patrick is up to via his website at www.patrickdorazio.com.
Valerie Drake
Valerie Drake

Valerie Drake

Valerie Drake was born and raised in Central KY, calling Madison County her home for nearly all of her life. Valerie has one amazing daughter, Alaina ?Lainey? who is truly the love of her existence.  If Val had her way she would spend every weekend playing guitar and singing with her wonderfully awesome Dad (Danny), and her ridiculously talented, and hilarious younger brother (Jason). Valerie has an incredible sense of humor, and a tendency to laugh way too loud in places where laughing loud isn?t necessarily appropriate.  As long as she can remember Valerie has been drawn to the unexplained and paranormal side of life.  She moonlights as a psychic doing readings once a month at the Mystical and Paranormal fair in Lexington, Kentucky. Valerie enjoys movies (mostly comedies, nothing sad, or scary) live theatre, and musicals.  Her favorite place on the planet besides Disney World is the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, KY.

Ginny Fleming
Ginny Fleming

Ginny Fleming

Daughter of a Sunday School teacher and a prankster, Ginny grew up in the best of both worlds. The jokes flowed from her father, but were tempered by weekly Bible lessons (bi-weekly, daily or whenever the Holy-Muse struck her mother). She’s written various screenplays (optioned), short stories and novels. In her life, she’s peddled Hallmark cards, hawked books, sold craft supplies and worked at a pot factory (Louisville Stoneware). While she didn’t inhale the wares, she did paint them. A long-time member of the Southern Indiana Writers Group, Ginny’s work appears in their anthologies:
http://southernindianawriters.com/
“Keys of Illusion” – A lighthearted Merman/Mermaid fantasy novel set in Key West, reflects Ginny’s love of the Florida Keys, scuba diving, eccentric billionaires, magical illusion, the color lavender and All-Things-Mermaid. “The Florida Keys — A gift you give your soul.”

Joanna Foreman
Joanna Foreman

Joanna Foreman

Joanna Foreman’s memoir The Know-It-All Girl was published in January, 2013 by Hydra Publishing. She is a member of the Southern Indiana Writers’ Group. Her short fiction has appeared in The Indian Creek Anthology Series; Melange-Books; and a self-published collection of ghost stories titled Ghostly Hauntings of Interstate-65. She enjoys experimenting with health-conscious recipes for dinner, complemented with decadent delicacies for dessert. Her éclairs and pastries were a hit at Stella’s Café in New Albany, Indiana during the mid-1990s. She will do laundry and ironing as necessary, but has never acquired a taste for housecleaning and has no intention of doing so anytime soon.  She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, raised her three sons in Louisville, Kentucky and currently resides in Georgetown, Indiana. If wishes came true, Joanna would spend summer months in St. Augustine at the beach with her two grandchildren. For more information, visit her website, www.joannaforeman.com.

Ren Garcia
Ren Garcia

Ren Garcia

REN GARCIA, creator of the League of Elder series, is an author from Columbus, Ohio. He began work on the League of Elder series in 1994, forgot about it, got married, and then picked it back up only a short time ago. Since then, he’s written over a million words. He began as a self-published author, went through the ranks and did his time. He recently signed his first publication contract for The Temple of the Exploding Head triology with Loconeal Publications in Amherst, Ohio.

D. C. Garriott
D. C. Garriott

D.C. Garriott

D.C Garriott hails from Bedford, Ky. One stop light two gas stations and a whole lot of memories. She has traveled throughout her life but decided to reside there full time and raise her children. She has been writing for ten years+. She is a creative spirit and a true lover of the Arts. Take one look at this woman and you know you are in for a good time! Well that flows over onto her book. Quirky and on the spot funny. You will not regret getting to know D.C through her book. Because those who know her say. “It shines right through!”

Eric Garrison
Eric Garrison

Eric Garrison

Eric Garrison lives in Indianapolis with his wife, stepdaughter, and an alarming number of cats. A paranormal enthusiast and home brewer, Eric is the author of dark fantasy and science fiction novels including Reality Check (Hydra Publications) and the Road Ghosts series (Seventh Star Press). He can be found on the web at http://homebrew.net/fiction

T. Lee Harris
T. Lee Harris

T Lee Harris.

Lee Harris is a scribbler of the lowest order. Not only does she pen lies about people who don’t exist, but she draws pictures of them as well. Harris has also been known to aid and abet others by putting their scribblings into book form and even going so far as to devise covers for these publications. She claims she went to school to learn these things, but that shouldn’t be held against anyone.

Harris is, in turn, aided and abetted by others in her assaults against literature. Among these accomplices are Hydra Publications, who have shamelessly published her untruths about an ancient Egyptian scribe and a magic temple cat; Untreed Reads, who have promulgated her lies about a retired spy who keeps getting mixed up in other people’s business, and the Southern Indiana Writers’ Group — possibly the worst offenders of all — who have permitted her to commit her acts of literary vandalism with their Indian Creek Anthology Series, not once, but at total of 17 times to date.

There are suspicions that Harris is committing a novel or two, but this has yet to be confirmed.

 

Maddie James
Maddie James

Maddie James

Maddie James is a prolific writer, an Amazon best selling author, a Food Network junkie, and a wannabe gardener. She loves being at home (and working from home) and all that entails. Never one with time on her hands, she has dipped her toes into the publishing world in more than one facet of the industry, but her claim to fame is award winning and best selling romance novels that chase the happily-ever-after.

 

Maddie is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and its Published Author Network (PAN) and Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Visit her at www.mjnovelist.com to learn more about her books and pen names.

 

Christopher Kokoski
Christopher Kokoski

Christopher Kokoski

Christopher Kokoski is a national trainer who has presented at local, state and national conferences on topics such as communication, body language, relationships, prevention, cultural sensitivity, and writing. President of his local Toastmaster Club, he is the author of numerous articles, short stories, training materials, and several books, including the Past Lives series about a man who finds out hypnosis that he is a reincarnated serial killer. Dark Halo, another one of his projects, is about a town besieged by shadowy, demonic forces after losing its only guardian angel. The sequel to Past Lives is scheduled to for publication in late 2012 or early 2013. His novels are available at the fair, and online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

As the son of an Army Ranger and Black Hawk pilot, Christopher grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Darmstadt, Germany. His experiences in Germany, Mexico and Brazil have expanded his perspective and provided a rich context in which to approach life and storytelling. He graduated from Murray State University in 2001 with a degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Non-profit Leadership. He is happily married to Kristi Kokoski, and is the proud father of one very special daughter, Lilly.

Christopher looks forward to meeting you at the event.

Brad LaMar
Brad LaMar

Brad LaMar

Brad A. LaMar is an educator who resides in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. He has taught science to middle school students for 12 years and works with teachers facilitating professional development and school improvement. He is married to Lori, a beautiful and supportive woman, and together they are raising Evan and Paige, two intelligent and wonderful children. The idea for the Celtic Mythos series came from his love of science fiction and fantasy and the underutilized and abundantly rich folklore of the Celtic people. They are so much more than leprechauns! Brad has always loved a good story, and upon researching the mythos of the Celtic Isles he became enthralled in the type of story he could tell. Brad has always enjoyed writing, but in the beginning it was more for examples to share with his students than it was for anything else. It wasn t long before Brad found himself writing every night and submitting his work for publication.. There are so many more stories to tell, and he can t wait to get started. You can learn more about Brad from the following websites (or just Google Brad A. LaMar).

www.bradalamar.com
@bradalamar29
https://www.facebook.com/bradalamar29
www.lightmessages.com

 Crystal Leflar

Crysa Leflar is not skilled in referring to my-herself in the third person, but she, like most authors, keeps a blog.http://domesticatedmuse.blogspot.com

C. S. Marks
C. S. Marks

C. S. Marks

C.S. Marks has often been described as a ‘Renaissance woman’. The child of an English professor, Chris has always loved classic literature as well as epic fantasy, and decided to try her hand at writing and illustrating an epic series. The result: The very successful Elfhunter trilogy, which has sold over 40,000 copies both in print and e-book form. This epic trilogy has garnered awards (Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy, Best Series) and nearly 200 reviews. She is now hard at work on an exciting new Alterran series, the Undiscovered Realms.

A former field biologist and avid horsewoman, Chris holds a PhD in Biology, and has competed both nationally and internationally in the sport of endurance riding. She is a full professor of equine science at a small liberal arts college in the midwest. She is in demand as a lecturer and presenter at conventions, academic fairs, and publishing workshops.

While Chris has enjoyed an ample measure of success as an independent author, she is now looking forward to a long and productive relationship with Parthian Press, bringing her wonderful Tales of Alterra to an ever-widening group of appreciative readers of all ages.

Brick Marlin
Brick Marlin

Brick Marlin

Fed a daily diet of English grammar Brick Marlin is chained to his desk while his six-foot clown-shaped alarm clock pokes at his frontal lobe.

http://www.brickmarlin.com/

Travis McBee
Travis McBee

Travis McBee

Travis McBee is the younger of two children. He wrote Bridgeworld during his sophomore year of college at North Georgia College and State University where he studies history. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby, watching football, and backpacking.

Bridgeworld is Travis’ first novel.

Kayelle McClive
Kayelle McClive

Kayelle McClive

Kayelle lives in Southern Indiana, just outside of Louisville KY, where she was born and raised. (Except for a 4 year stint in Buffalo NY).

She is a mother of 5 chjildren and married to the love of her life who  also writes and helps plot out storylines and assists with characters from time to time.

Their house also boasts some furry family members from different species.

Her love of the paranormal began with The Lost Boys and there was no going back. After she fell in love with  authors like Laurell K Hamilton, Keri Arthur and Patricia Briggs, she decided that she wanted to delve into a world where Werewolves, Vampires, Mages and Demons not only existed but flourished and were usually pretty sexy too!

She has a passion for professional hockey and her favorite teams are the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Her love of those boys on ice and the game itself  has prompted several short stories with hockey players and their ladies as characters.

She also has a very unhealthy (but fun) obsession with Nickelback, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Ryan Reynolds.

When she’s not up to her neck in sexy creatures that go bump in the night, or those hot hockey hunks, she dabbles with photography, watches too many movies and listens to a wide variety of music.

Her first novel Confederate Moon was the 3rd place Winner in the Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight Contest in 2012!

Amy McCorkle
Amy McCorkle

Amy McCorkle

Kate Lynd/Amy McCorkle is an award winning blogger and 2nd place finisher in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice Poll for Best Romance Short Story for No Ordinary Love. She also writes as Amy McCorkle. Her books include Another Way to Die, a 2012 Moondance International Film Festival Semi-Finalist, GLADIATOR (released August 2012), Bounty Hunter, Set Fire to the Rain and the upcoming Gunpowder & Lead in February. Feel free to peruse the site and if you have read her books and would like to contact her personally there’s a place on here for that too!

Kenzie Daniels
Kenzie Michaels

Kenzie Michaels

Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. Her fifth-grade teacher showed this avid reader how to write the stories swirling in her head, successfully unleashing her imagination upon the written word.
Kenzie is the ‘wild child’ of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who’s the mother of three and ‘Aunt Molly’ to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)
Dave Creek
Dave Creek

Dave Creek

Dave Creek is a regular contributor to ANALOG. His first novel, SOME DISTANT SHORE, has been published by Yard Dog Press.

His stories are available on Amazon and in a print and ebook collection, A GLIMPSE OF SPLENDOR AND OTHER STORIES.

Find out more about Dave’s work at www.davecreek.net

In the “real world,” Dave is a Web Producer for WDRB-TV in Louisville.

Dave lives in Louisville with his wife Dana, son Andy, a floppy-eared Corgi named Peggy, and two sleepy cats — Hedwig and Hemingway.

Website:
http://www.davecreek.net

Morinda Montgomery
Morinda Montgomery

Morinda Montgomery

Morinda Montgomery spent most of her time blending in, it wasn’t until her last 2 years of high school that she became truly interactive with others and now she doesn’t know a stranger, believing you can learn any number of interesting things from many different people. Her love of writing came before the growth of her curiosity however. She wrote many poems and short stories. Secret wasn’t the first ‘novel’ completed by the young author, it is however the first to be published. Many more are expected in the years to come.

Mysti Parker
Mysti Parker

Mysti Parker

Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother,and writer. Her first novel, A Ranger’s Tale, was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya’s Song, was published in April 2012. Her third in the series, Hearts In Exile, will be released in 2013. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Christmas Lites and Christmas Lites II and on the E-mag EveryDay Fiction. Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud writer of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder’s Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.
Violet Patterson
Violet Patterson

Violet Patterson

Violet Patterson is a northwest Ohio native who spent much of her childhood creating plays (costumes and all!) for her younger siblings to perform. From there, she moved on to simplistic poetry and children’s stories – unfortunately works like “Adventures of Super Cookie” were never released to the masses.
Ms. Patterson graduated from Miami University with a degree in social sciences. After several years in the field she decided to stop brainstorming in notebooks, on post it notes, and along the borders of her desk calendars. Storm Sullivan was born from those efforts and eventually, “Ryder on the Storm – Emerald Seer I” was released as Ms. Patterson’s debut novel. The sequel, “Light My Fire.” was released in December 2011 followed by an accompanying novella, “Whiskey, Mystics, and Men” (early 2012) and the third full novel in the series, “Love Her Madly” (August 2012). The final installment, “End of the Night” is in progress with anticipated release in 2013.
Two energetic children and a part time marketing assistant position keep her active and fulfilled.
Blog: http://emeraldseer.blogspot.com

Twitter: @booksbyviolet

James William Peercy
James William Peercy

James William Peercy

James William Peercy spent his early years in California (fifteen minutes from Disneyland!). As to the effect of this experience, we can only guess, but imagination seems to make the top of the list.

His later years in Texas, he holds a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Math. Although analytical, the creative side has to find a way out. To ease the pain, he designs websites, programs code, and writes.

John Pesta
John Pesta

John Pesta

John Pesta was editor and publisher of The Brownstown Banner, a southern Indiana weekly, for seventeen years, and he drew on this experience to write his mystery novel, Safely Buried, which is set in a fictional county about forty miles from Madison. Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he received degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia and spent a year at the University of London on a Fulbright fellowship. His short stories have appeared in various literary magazines, among them The Bridge, Prairie Schooner, The Florida Review, and Sou’wester. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Starve Hollow near Brownstown.

Carol Preflatish
Carol Preflatish

Carol Preflatish

Carol Preflatish lives in Indiana and shares her log cabin in the woods with her husband, a dog, and two cats. Carol mostly writes romantic suspense, but has a police procedural mystery series in the planning stages. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, watch football, and go camping with her husband.

A few little know facts about Carol are that she’s a licensed amateur radio operator, she has a degree in Physical Education, and she collects stamps, coins, golf balls, and shot glasses.

Always loving a good mystery, Carol is constantly thinking up ideas for future books. You can learn more about Carol by visiting her web page at

http://CarolPre.webs.com.

Rachael Rawlings
Rachael Rawlings

Rachael Rawlings

Rachael Rawlings began writing when she was in grade school, and hasn’t stopped since.  She currently has completed five novels, to be published by Hydra Publications, and a sixth is in the editing phase.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Kentucky, and her Master’s of Science degree at the University of Louisville.  She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in Rehabilitation Centers, Long Term Care facilities, private practice, and the school system.  Her love of working with people and the importance of communication has continued to inspire her in her work.

Rachael has a true love of reading, and reads different genres depending on her mood.  She is interested in mystery, fantasy, good old fashioned spine tingling horror, and gentle romance.  She reads for entertainment and comfort, and her writing reflects this.  Her main goal is to show the reader a good time, make them think just a little, and make them wonder about things that are just on the other side of reality.

She lives with her husband, a professional architect, her three wonderful children, and two dogs.  She also is owned by two parrots who continually surprise her in their sheer intelligence (a new definition of bird brained).  She grew up in and lives in the small town of Crestwood, Kentucky.

Teddi Robinson
Teddi Robinson

Teddi Robinson

I wasn’t sure how to start this but thought I was born…was a little silly. Still I needed something to draw attention from everyone else to me! I have been writing since I was a child but didn’t publish anything except newsletters for various clubs as well as being public relations person for a few. After attending several creative writing classes at IUS and writing workshops, I decided I was ready to tackle the world. I’m still not sure the world is ready to accept me or my writings. Two of my novels are historical romances, one before WWII and the other during WWII. The thrid book is the true story of my childhood. I have never been a typical child nor adult. My fourth book is a mystery set in the 50′s in Louisville Ky.  I’m now 80 years old. At 80 years of age, I refuse to sit in a chair and watch TV. However, if by chance, my readers’ prediction should come true and my first book becomes a Hallmark Movie, you can bet your bottom dollar, I’ll be in front of the TV along with everyone I have ever said hello to. I look forward to meeting each and every one of my fellow authors and having a lot of fun at That Book Place on March 17..

My books are feel good, easy read, and faith based books that can be read by 12 year olds and up. My childhood can be read by an 8 year old.

You can reach me at teddi.robinson@gmail.com or order my books at www.blackwyrm.com or Autographedbooksonline.com

Jan Scarbrough
Jan Scarbrough

Jan Scarbrough

A professional technical writer by day, Jan Scarbrough spends her nights writing romance. She is a member of Novelist, Inc., the Romance Writers of America, and the Kentucky Romance Writers, where she manages their award-winning web site. Jan has written for Kensington and ImaJinn Books, and currently writes for Resplendence Publishing and the Turquoise Morning Press. She is the mother of two grown children and a very “young” grandmother. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and rides American Saddlebred horses for fun and recreation.

Terri-Lynn Smiles
Terri-Lynne Smiles

Terri-Lynne Smiles

As a child, Terri-Lynne Smiles played the piano, guitar, violin, recorder, autoharp, ocarina, and banjo before taking a good, hard look at herself and realizing she had no musical talent. With a degree in Philosophy and Economics from Denison University, Terri married the love of her life and attended law school at the University of Michigan. While the law often fulfilled the analytical part of her brain, her creative side turned to baking and soon Volcano cakes, three dimensional Death Stars, and cupcakes topped with handmade candy butterflies soon found their way into Terri’s kitchen. But instead of satisfying her, all it did was make her fat. So she turned to her less calorie-laden passion – writing novels that explore new ideas and the nature of humanity.

In 2012 her debut novel, Foreseen, a science fantasy (think of the old Twilight Zone episodes done with production values and placed in a current setting) was touted as “a nuanced page tuner” and a “worthy sci-fi thriller á la Dean Koontz” by The Kirkus Review, saying that “First time author Smiles has devised a convincing supernatural culture.” Choices, the sequel to Foreseen will be released in Spring 2013, and a separate, futuristic novel, Sarandipity, following in Fall 2013.  Find out more about Terri or sign up to receive email updates on her work at www.terrilynnesmiles.com.

Molly Smith
Molly Smith

 Molly Smith

Molly holds a BA in professional writing. She lives in rural Indiana and works as a freelance writer and author. Molly has also been known to write the occasional quirky greeting card verse and some questionable poetry. Visit her website www.m-allman.com to learn more about current and upcoming writing projects as well as book release dates.

Lucy Snyder
Lucy Snyder

Lucy Snyder

Lucy A. Snyder is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Spellbent, Shotgun Sorceress, Switchblade Goddess,and the collections Sparks and Shadows, Chimeric Machines, and Installing Linux on a Dead Badger. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Hellbound Hearts, Doctor Who Short Trips: Destination Prague, Chiaroscuro, GUD, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. You can learn more about her at www.lucysnyder.com.

RJ Sullivan
RJ Sullivan

RJ Sullivan

R. J. Sullivan and his family live in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He’s published short fiction in Midnight Graffiti and Strange, Weird, and Wonderful ezines, and the forthcoming Vampires Don’t Sparkle anthology edited by Michael West. His first novel, Haunting Blue, was released through Damnation Books. Join the R.J. Sullivan fan community at www.rjsullivanfiction.com

Red Tash
Red Tash

Red Tash

Red Tash is a journalist-turned-novelist of dark fantasy for readers of all ages. Monsters, wizards, trolls, fairies, and roller derby await you in her pantry of readerly delights.  Tash is the author of the Amazon best-selling dark fantasies Troll Or Derby and This Brilliant Darkness; and a columnist for both LouisvilleKY.com and InveterateMediaJunkies.com, where she does double-duty as a comic book reviewer.  Tash’s own work in comics is included in Scary-Art’s The Pit and the Compendium, Filthy Cake, and is featured in Arcana Comics’ Steampunk Originals.  Prior to beginning her career in fiction, Tash wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column on parenting and family life, among other publishing credits.  A rabid social media junkie, Tash can be found on every conceivable corner of the internet, so just google her–she dares ya.  Beyond writing, Tash has absolutely zero interest in anything, unless it is rehashing her glory days as rollergirl Tyra Durden of the Derby City Rollergirls & RollerCon’s TeamMILF.

Shiloh Walker
Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.

Tom Wallace
Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace is the award-winning author of four previous novels, including Gnosis, Heirs of Cain, What Matters Blood and The Devil’s Racket.

Tom is also the author of five sports-related books, including the highly successful Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia. He earned his B.A. in journalism in 1982 from Western Kentucky University, then became sports editor for the Henderson Gleaner, where he was twice honored by The Kentucky Press Association for writing the best sports story in the state. After leaving the Gleaner, he became editor for Cawood Ledford Productions in Lexington.

He is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and The Author’s Guild. Tom, a Vietnam veteran, currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kathy Watness
Kathy Watness

Kathy Watness

Kathy Watness has been spotted among the back roads of central Indiana. The fenced field across the street from her house is known to host an occasional sprinkling of beef cattle. Though lately, none have been spotted. Aliens are suspected. When not pondering the fate of cows, she has been known to pen fantastical stories, some dark, some light. These tales have appeared in the Blue Kingdom anthology series, “Terribly Twisted Tales,” and The Crimson Pact, V.1. When not writing, she enjoys spinning wool into yarn, though she has yet to figure out a way to turn straw into gold. When not spinning yarns, both literal and metaphorical, she may be found lurking on Facebook.

Michael West
Michael West

Michael West

Michael West is the critically-acclaimed author of Cinema of Shadows, Skull Full of Kisses, and The Wide Game. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their bird, Rodan, and turtle, Gamera.

He loves to walk on the beach, but he still doesn’t think it’s safe to go back in the water.

You can learn more about him and his work at: http://www.bymichaelwest.com/

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Michael Williams was born in Louisville Kentucky. Much of his childhood was spent in the south central part of the state, amid red dirt, tobacco farms, and murky legends of Confederate guerillas. He has spent a dozen years in various parts of the world-Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, with stopovers in Ireland and England-and emerged from the experience surprisingly unscathed.

Upon returning to the Ohio River Valley, he has published a series of novels of increasing oddness-combinations of what he characterizes as “gothic/historical fiction/fantasy/sf/redneck magical realism”-beginning with Weasel’s Luck (1988) and Galen Beknighted (1990), the critically acclaimed Arcady (1996) and Allamanda (1997), and, most recently, Trajan’s Arch (2010).

He lives in Corydon, Indiana with his wife, Rhonda, and a clowder of cats.

Linda Anne Wulf

Linda Anne Wulf

Daughter of an avid reader and newspaper columnist, Linda devoured mysteries and the English classics along with apples and dum-dum pops. As a teen, she wrote two contemporary novels based on classmates and neighbors, who would have sued her for bad writing before bothering with slander if they’d known. Later, books by Anya Seton and Anne Golon introduced Linda to historical romance, and in 2004 and 2008 she was awarded first-place for historical romance in national competitions sponsored by Romance Writers of America. Her first novel, The Heart Denied, was published by Hydra Publications in 2011. Her second novel, Heart of the Hunter, also from Hydra, was published in February 2012. A landscape quilt artist as well (see http://www.etsy.com/shop/lwulf?ref=si_shop), Linda lives in Kentucky with her husband, son, and three indoor cats who have no clue their neighborhood is an official bird sanctuary. Visit Linda, her books, and her clueless cats at www.lindaannewulf.com and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4744566.Linda_Anne_Wulf.

Stephen Zimmer

Stephen Zimmer

Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker, whose literary works include the epic urban fantasy series The Rising Dawn Saga, and the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series.

The Exodus Gate, Book One of the Rising Dawn Saga, was Stephen’s debut novel. It was released in the spring of 2009, with The Storm Guardians following in 2010, and The Seventh Throne in August of 2011.

Crown of Vengeance, Book One of the Fires in Eden Series, was released in the fall of 2009, and received a 2010 Pluto Award for Best Novel in Small Press. The second title in the series, Dream of Legends, was published in early 2011, with the third installment scheduled for a spring 2012 release.

Stephen’s short fiction includes the Harvey and Solomon steampunk stories included in the Dreams of Steam and Dreams of Steam II: Bolts and Brass anthologies from Kerlak Publishing.

As a filmmaker, Stephen’s film credits include the supernatural thriller feature Shadows Light, the horror short film The Sirens, and the recent Swordbearer, a medieval fantasy short film based upon the H. David Blalock novel Ascendant.

Further information on Stephen Zimmer can be found at:

Website: www.stephenzimmer.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sgzimmer
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SGZimmer

C. C. Christisan
C. C. Christian

C. C. Christian
Carolyn (C.C.) Christian is not your typical author. In fact, growing up, she never thought she’d be a writer. She grew up in the small, liberal arts village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, a suburb of the Dayton area. She loved science so she went to The Ohio State University and got a degree in Chemistry.

Yes, she was a bit of a nerd. But, living in a lab was not her dream so after graduating, she left for North Carolina and got her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. The world of marketing and sales was her oyster, so she spent most of her adult life creating marketing and sales strategies for companies like Eli Lilly, Coca-Cola and GOJO Industries. C.C. helped bring life-saving medicines to market, led memorable marketing events including running in the Olympic Torch Relay, and created fun ways to stay germ free.
http://www.sharktoothandhammer.com

Roberta Hoffer
Roberta Hoffer

Roberta Hoffer

Roberta Hoffer retired from teaching after 29 years and has turned her direction to fulfilling her dream:  writing fiction novels.  She lives with her husband of 43 years in a small town in Indiana.  She has two children, one very special grandson, and a Yorkie named Minnie.  She enjoys camping, boating, snow activities, and writing.  Vampires have always been a fascination to her and now she has been able to weave a unique story using fiction and incorporating her long ago deceased relatives as her characters.  Once you read the trilogy you will ask yourself:  “Do vampires really walk among us?”  Ms. Hoffer would like her readers to know:  “The most important rewards she will receive will not be those from contests or ratings but those from her readers who find her books worth reading and entertaining.”  For more information on The Silent Vampire Trilogy:  SILENTHEART, SILENT MADNESS, and SILENT BLOOD go to the author’s web site at:  www.asilentheart.com or contact the author personally at roberta@asilentheart.com.

Maurice Broaddus
Maurice Broaddus

Maurice Broaddus

Maurice Broaddus has written hundreds of short stories, essays, novellas, and articles.  His dark fiction has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and web sites, including Cemetery Dance, Apex Magazine, Black Static, and Weird Tales Magazine.  He is the co-editor of the Dark Faith anthology series (Apex Books) and the author of the urban fantasy trilogy, Knights of Breton Court (Angry Robot Books).  He has been a teaching artist for over five years, teaching creative writing to elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as adults.  Visit his site at www.MauriceBroaddus.com.

Susan E Lindsey
Susan E Lindsey

Susan E. Lindsey

Susan E. Lindsey is director of Louisville-based Women Who Write. She is presenting the organization’s nineteenth annual anthology of poetry and prose, Calliope. The book showcases the work of winners of the group’s International Short Prose and Poetry Contest.

The winners were selected in a blind judging from among 135 entries from thirty states and five countries. Poetry and prose written by Women Who Write members are also included in the anthology.

Women Who Write, Inc. is an organization of women writers dedicated to excellence in literary creation. All women interested in writing, at any level, in any genre, amateur or professional, are invited to join. See www.womenwhowrite.com for more information.

Susan E. Lindsey is a writer, author, and former newspaper columnist. Her essays and short stories have been published in Underwired magazine, the Highlander, Calliope and other anthologies, and on Raphael’s Village, an online magazine. She has won first- and second-place honors in regional and national writing competitions. Susan is currently working on a nonfiction book about fifteen former Kentucky slaves who helped colonize Liberia, Africa. See her LinkedIn profile at www.LinkedIn.com/in/SusanELindsey and her business website at www.savvy-comm.com.

John F. Allen
John F. Allen

John F. Allen

John F. Allen is an American writer born in Indianapolis, IN.  An active member of Indiana Horror Writers, he began writing stories as early as the second grade and pursued all forms of writing throughout his school career.  John studied Liberal Arts at IUPUI with a focus in Creative Writing. John received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and is a current member of the American Legion. He serves as Vice President of Indiana Horror Writers and is a member of Indiana Writers Center. John writes during the mornings, evenings and on weekends when he’s not working full-time at a bookstore. John’s debut novel, The God Killers is planned for publication in Summer 2013 with Seventh Star Press. For several years John has been writing fiction stories and has several manuscripts which he’s planning on publishing in the years to come.

John currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, son and daughter.
Kenn Grimes
Kenn Grimes

Kenn Grimes

Kenn Grimes is a retired minister who served a number of parishes over the years including, from 1976 to 1980, both Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Milton.

A former resident of Madison, Kenn now makes his home in two states: Kentucky during the winter and Lower Northern Michigan in the summer, where he and his wife, Judy, also a retired minister, have a wedding service.

From 1992 to 2000, while living in Maui, Hawaii, Kenn owned and operated the largest wedding business on the island, during which time he personally officiated over 3,600 ceremonies. In 2000 the business, Simply Married, was recognized as the second fastest growing small business of any type in the entire state. Kenn sold the business later that year, retired and moved back to the mainland.

The Other Side of Yesterday is Kenn’s second published book, following Camptown . . . one hundred years of stories from Camptown, Kentucky, published in 2005. He has also written one other novel (unpublished) plus three full-length feature screenplays. His current project is adapting The Other Side of Yesterday as a six to eight part TV mini-series.

T. L. Haddix
T. L. Haddix

T. L. Haddix

T.L. Haddix was born in Hazard, Kentucky, a small town in the center of the Appalachian coal fields. Taught to read by her grandmother, T.L. has had a life-long love affair with books, devouring whatever she could get her hands on. From childhood favorites such as the Trixie Belden series and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books, to her current favorites from authors like Tami Hoag, Alex Kava, J.A. Jance and Lisa Kleypas (among many others), T.L. still finds refuge in the written word.

“Growing up, I wanted to be everything – astronaut, police officer, doctor, teacher, reporter, psychologist – there was no clear choice for me. I wanted to do it all. Becoming a writer has allowed me to do just that, because I can live vicariously through my characters.”

A resident of southern Indiana, T.L. is hard at work on her next book, when she isn’t chasing after her three cat-children with her husband.

Samantha Lopez
Samantha Lopez

Samantha Lopez

Samantha Lopez graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Illinois and is now in the Louisville area. When not fighting her two cats for the computer, she browses bookstores, practices various musical instruments, volunteers at sci-fi conventions, and attends Renaissance festivals. She writes science fiction, fantasy, mainstream, and poetry. Her short stories have appeared in the Indiana River anthologies, and her poetry has been published in Nightlife. She is currently working on several novels.

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