Jordan Ellinger has been called a “standout” in a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA), is a first place winner of Writers of the Future, a graduate of the prestigious Clarion West writers workshop, an award-winning screenplay writer, and author of more than twenty works of fiction, including popular series and media tie-ins (i.e., “Warhammer” and “Star Citizen”). He has collaborated with internationally best-selling authors like Mike Resnick and Steven Savile (with whom he co-authored “Martyrs,” a military thriller). He is a professional editor, having worked as Executive Editor at Every Day Publishing and on the Animism Transmedia Campaign. His film, “Tender Threads,” won the jury prize at Bloodshots Canada and was screened by master of horror, George A. Romero. He is experienced both in programming and writing games (including RPG’s) with focus on Artificial Intelligence systems, and has shipped games for publishers such as THQ and EA.
Joshua Essoe is a full-time, freelance editor. He’s been editing and writing for twenty years in one form or another, but has focused on speculative fiction since 2009. He’s done work for David Farland, Dean Lorey, Moses Siregar and numerous Writers of the Future authors and winners, as well as many top-notch independents. Joshua describes his editing style and approach in a guest article written for Fictorians.com.
When not editing . . . ha ha, a joke. He was recently a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest, and lives with his wife, and three horrible cats near UCLA.
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of three dozen novels including the Wicked series, the Crusade series and the Wolf Springs Chroniclesseries co-authored with Nancy Holder. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Kiss trilogy, and the Witch Hunt trilogy. Debbie also plays a recurring character on the audio drama, Dr. Geek’s Lab. When Debbie isn’t busy writing or acting she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.
Michael J. Sullivan is a publishing veteran, using a wide range of tools including: self, small-press, big-five, Kickstarter, print-only, foreign translations, and audio. His best-selling Riyria books (Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles) has sold more than half a million copies, been translated into fifteen foreign languages, and appeared on more than ninety-five “best of” or “most anticipated” lists including those compiled by Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and Audible.com. His most recent work, Hollow World, is classic social science fiction reminiscent of Asimov, Wells, and Heinlein. Michael posts about the business side of writing for Amazing Stories Magazine.
Moses Siregar III is the author of the award-winning indie fantasy novel The Black God’s War and the forthcoming Splendor and Ruin trilogy. He is a producer and co-host of the Parsec Award-winning Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast. He blogs occasionally at Moses and Dionysus Walk Into a Bar … but you’re more likely to find him sharing the lulz via Facebook and Twitter. Check out Moses’ debut novel “The Black God’s War” on Amazon.com
Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses “y’all” for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She attended college at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.
She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she’s seen more than her share of what humans can do to each other and to themselves. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can’t rollerblade to save her life.
She presently lives in south Louisiana with her husband and her daughter where she is deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning.
Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy and speculative crime fiction. Raised by booksellers, she loved books from a young age. The gateway drug of reading eventually led to a full-blown writing addiction. When she’s not chasing the word dragon, she loves to travel, drink good bourbon and do things that scare her so she can put them in her books. Jaye lives in Texas with her husband and son. For more about her books, go to www.jayewells.com.
David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 with a degree in Mathematics and currently spends his free time watching Spongebob Squarepants with his daughter. When trying to be productive, and stave off returning to working fast food, he writes and self-publishes various fantasy novels, of which he’s sold hundreds of thousands of copies.