A.G. Carpenter writes fiction of (and for) all sorts, with a focus on the speculative. With over a dozen published short stories, her work has appeared in online publications Daily Science Fiction, Abyss & Apex, Nature Magazine - Futures, the Grantville Gazette and others. Touch, a Southern Gothic novella trilogy, is available in print and ebook from Falstaff Books.
Allan Gilbreath denies that he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge. Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, movies, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. He is the co-host of the geek culture talk radio show The Geek Tank. He enjoys serving on panels and covers a wide range of topics from the serious to the outrageous.
D. Alan Lewis is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee who now resides in Nashville with his children.
Alan’s debut novel, a fantasy murder mystery, The Blood in Snowflake Garden was a finalist for the 2010 Claymore Award. The novel has been optioned and is currently in development to be a television series.
Ethan Mills has been a science fiction fan as long as he can remember, and he later realized his interest in philosophy, which led, through various adventures in space-time and ideas, to becoming a philosophy professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He brings his two favorite things (philosophy and science fiction) together on his blog Examined Worlds.
Kathleen O'Shea David started working with puppets when she was 2 and over 50 years later she is still "wiggling dolls" for fun and profit. Along the way she picked up a quite few more skills and careers. She has done just about everything from cancer research to rock and roll. Some of her favorite jobs have been in puppetry, theater, and publishing. She is a published writer with a Doctor Who story in the Big Finish anthology among others. She worked on Star Wars: The New Jedi Order with Shelly Shapiro.
Louise Herring-Jones now writes mainstream, historical, and speculative fiction as well as non-fiction. Once upon a time, when she was not much more than a child, she set aside her dreams of authorship to gather life experience first. To the extent that she now writes a great deal about aliens, spaceships, mummies, zombies, and other creatures, things, and places that may only exist in her imagination, or perhaps only existed long ago or may exist at some far distant time in the future, she made a huge mistake by setting her dream aside.
Located in rural Tennessee, Mark Wandrey has been creating new worlds since he was old enough to write. With a string of best sellers behind him, Mark's current projects include the Four Horsemen Universe military sci-fi novels, Turning Point zombie series, and the soon to be relaunched Earth Song space opera series.
Melissa Gay is a critically acclaimed genre-spanning artist of the Imaginative Realism style. Starting her career as a scientific illustrator doing ink drawings for botany manuals and then black and white line art for large publishing houses, she transitioned into working on her first love, roleplaying games.
Rob is a reformed medieval academic who draws upon those skills and resources for his stories and settings. He has also been an IT professional, a cook, and a soda jerk. As a child, his parents discovered about the only way to keep him quiet was to give him a book. Without books, either he or his parents probably would not have survived. Possibly both.
After years of working in IT, Robby returned to college to fulfill a passion and a dream. He graduated with an English Creative Writing degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in August of 2013, and four months later he sold his first short story. Robby now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with the love of his life, continues working in IT, and of course, he writes.
Robert Sommers was first published in his hometown newspaper when he was still in high school. Since then he has written fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and reviews that have appeared in markets such as After Hours magazine, Dreamwatch, Southeast Performer, and the DAW Books anthology Zombiesque. Robert has worked for some of the largest and smallest publishing companies in the world. He lives in the Atlanta area with his family.
Sara is a Model, Maker, and Artist from Nashville, TN where she lives with her husband James Neathery and their two children. She came onto the Steampunk scene in 2011 and hasn’t looked back. With a background in modeling, theatre, and antique restoration Sara felt right at home in the creative genre that is Steampunk. She started out just making and modeling her own Steampunk outfits, but has since expanded her skill set to include jewelry making, leather working, and most notably building steampunk themed miniature sculptures.
Stephen L. Antczak sold his first short story in 1990, and since then has had over 40 short stories published, some in anthologies such as Adventures in the Twilight Zone edited by Carol Serling, Gahan Wilson’s Ultimate Haunted House, and the Barnes & Noble book 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories. His short novel, God Drug, and story collection Daydreams Undertaken were published by small press Marietta Publishing.
Tamara Lowery, author of the Waves of Darkness series, is a native of Chattanooga. Her fifth book in the series, Hell's Dodo, joins the first four in making the Top Ten in the Horror Novel category of the critters.org Preditors and Editors Readers Poll and is the first book in the series to earn Top Ten status in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel category. She hopes the sixth book, The Daedalus Enigma (released November 2016), will follow suit this January.