Who Are We?

Jordan Ellinger is a first place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest and is a Clarion West graduate. His novel Fireborn: Ritual of Fire is  due out at the end of the year from Fantasy Flight Games, and he is a frequent contributor to the Warhammer Fantasy universe. In his spare time, he helms Every Day Publishing, publisher of Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poets, Flash Fiction Chronicles, and Raygun Revival.

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Portrait of Joshua EssoeJoshua 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 in the last several. 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.

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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.

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Moses SiregarMoses 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

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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.

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Founding Hosts

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.

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4 thoughts on “Who Are We?

  1. Diana’s bio/intro is missing her writing credentials–no mention that she is a writer much less the writer of two successful series. (That I know of.)

    I’m enjoying the podcast and I’m finding them informative. The hosts have experience from a variety of writing applications which brings thoughts and advise from many perspectives. Excellent! The hosts interact very well together.

    One of you has the most contagious and fantastic laugh but I’m not sure who it belongs to yet! (Only that it’s not Diana.)

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