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.
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 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 P. Simon interviewed him as the last in a string of interesting articles about the writing process and self-publishing; Joshua describes his editing style and approach in a guest article written for Fictorians.com; and together with Kary English, he is the creator of Caravel Writing Workshop taking place this fall with Kevin J. Anderson, David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, and Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty instructing.
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.
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.
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.