The following ladies, gentlemen, and punks were featured in Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk.  If you enjoyed their work, find out about their other projects and how to get in touch with them below.

Jenny Blenk is a Pacific Northwest native who is currently earning a Master’s Degree from Portland State University. Her focus is in English Literature with a certificate in Comics Studies. She loves reading, writing, hiking, and most things goth or punk. Currently she lives in Portland, OR, with a typewriter, three houseplants, and a rabbit.

Rachel A. Brune served five years as a military journalist with the U.S. Army, including two tours in Iraq, and a brief stint as a columnist for her hometown newspaper. After commissioning as a military police officer, she continued to write and published articles for a number of military and civilian news publications, as well as short fiction stories and two novels. She blogs her adventures, writing and otherwise, at

DeClerck, AR. Author. Mother. Wife. Reading ninja. Food assassin. All-around goofball. Self-proclaimed nerd. AR was born and raised in Western North Carolina amidst grand mountains and gorgeous scenery. She now lives along the mighty Mississippi in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and a cat. AR is a dialysis technician, and spends her days helping people with kidney disease lead productive, healthier lives. Blog/Website:

Jeffrey Cook is an author living in Maple Valley, WA. He has published 10 books, covering everything from the Dawn of Steam regency steampunk series to the YA Fantasy Fair Folk Chronicles, along with some sci-fi, urban fantasy, and a nonfiction book about working conventions (just for variety). He works with an author’s collective of sci-fi/fantasy writers based in Western Washington. Details on his books, and others, can be found at

Anthony Stark is a writer and editor with a background in engineering, science, and medicine. Growing up in the wilds of the far north, he had a lot of time to hone his skills in research and communications. With a wealth of experiences and travel, he developed a practical approach to writing and to life. He has always written on diverse subject matter, including technical manuals, articles, novels, and short stories. Anthony’s array of talents is supplemented by his own innate pragmatism.

Andrea Hintz lives and writes in Tennessee. She loves making crafty things and the Victorian era, so steampunk is right up her alley. Ticker is her first physical publication, and she’s super excited about it. When she’s not slinging juiceboxes for her two little boys, she reads and reviews other sci-fi and fantasy works as The Manuscript Detective, at

David Stegora is elusive and reclusive; one thing we know for sure is that he’s the editor of Dark Futures magazine. Find out for yourself at and

Rie Sheridan Rose has been writing professionally since the turn of the century, having seen her first novel published in 2000. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Mocha Memoirs Press’s Avast, Ye Airships, which she edited. She is also the author of seven novels, five poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for songs on several of Marc Gunn’s CDs. You can find out more about her work on her website, or follow her on Facebook. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.

Holly Gonzalez is a writer of speculative fiction, poetry, and the occasional tale for little ones. When not pounding her fingers and face against her ever-faithful keyboard, she seeks walks under the stars, cold beer, and pulling strands of future and past into words which rattle the soul. Find her online at: and @hollygonz1 on Twitter.

Jayelle King is a poet and fiction writer with an addiction to felt-tipped pens and composition notebooks. Currently, she is working on a collection of cyberpunk short stories. When not writing, she can be found wandering craft store aisles and, if left to her own devices, buying more yarn than is humanly possible to use in one lifetime. Although she doesn’t really understand how Twitter works, she still tweets sporadically under @jayelleking.

Carol Gyzander was a prolific reader of classic science fiction and Agatha Christie mysteries in her early days. Now that her kids have flown the coop, leaving behind the writer’s requisite cats, she has gone back to her early love with an amateur detective novel in the works. She wrote cyberpunk versions of Macbeth and Henry V for the first two punk volumes, and wrote “The Clockwork Raven” for this one. She is also the Editor of this book. See what else Carol is working on at

Nils Nisse Visser is an author from everywhere and nowhere (having lived in the Netherlands, Thailand, Nepal, the USA, Tanzania, the UK, Egypt, and France), currently living in Brighton, England. His nonfiction articles on historical archery have been published world-wide in four languages. He has published one children’s book (Will’s War in Brighton) with the sequel to be published soon (Exile from Brighton), and three novels of the nine planned novels in his Wyrde Woods saga: Escape from Neverland, Dance into the Wyrd, and Forgotten Road. These are a combination of (historical) reality, fantastical folklore, magical realism and rural (rather than urban) fantasy—or Dreampunk. For more information visit his Nisse Visser Writer FB page or

Jeanne M. White hails from Saginaw, Texas. This is her first time to contribute to an anthology and be published. While diligently searching for the portal back to the Victorian era, she continues to write and cope with the mystifications of the present day.

Voss Foster lives in the middle of the East Washington desert, where he writes sci-fi and fantasy from inside a single-wide trailer. He is the author of the Evenstad Media Presents series, The King Jester Trilogy, The Mountains of Good Fortune, and the Immortal Whispers Series. When he can be pried away from his keyboard, he can be found singing, practicing photography, cooking, and belly dancing, though rarely all at the same time. More information can be found at

Lee French slaves away on her laptop from a Beanbag of Comfort +4 in Olympia, WA. She writes fantasy and science fiction with action and snark. Every once in a while she pretends to be serious, but it never lasts longer than a short story. Find out more about her work at

B. Lynch is a graduate of the 2015 class of the Odyssey Writing Workshop who lives deep in the northern wilds of New Jersey. He’s principally a fantasy writer, but has also been known to dabble in project management and pugilism. His debut King CallieQ is available on Amazon; his next books are currently taking shape. Prepare yourselves.

Lindsay Schopfer is the author of two novels, the sci-fi survivalist Lost Under Two Moons and the steampunk adventure The Beast Hunter, as well as the fantasy short story collection Magic, Mystery and Mirth. When he isn’t writing, Lindsay is a writing coach and instructor for Adventures In Writing, where he helps writers learn about and improve their craft.

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan enjoys all things fantastical, so she enjoys losing herself in the worlds she creates when writingQ her Southern Gothic fantasiesQ and Steampunk adventures. To find out more about Michelle’s books and get updates, first peeks, and giveaways, join MCJordanBooks’ monthly email newsletter at Find her on Facebook at:

Virginia Carraway Stark has a diverse portfolio and a variety of published works. Getting an early start on writing, Virginia has had a gift for communication, oration, and storytelling from an early age. Over the years she has developed this into a wide range of products from screenplays to novels to articles to blogging to travel journalism. She works with other writers, artists, and poets to hone her talents and to offer encouragement and insight to others. She has been an honorable mention at Cannes Film Festival for her screenplay, Blind Eye, and was nominated for an Aurora Award.

Amber Michelle Cook writes deep, meaningful, fun stories. Partly raised in Germany, she went to an international high school, and majored in linguistics. She’s also a photography/graphic artist of color and wonder who lives in the great Northwest, leads improv writing tables, and heads National Novel Editing Month. Aside from words and stories, she adores dogs and is fascinated by anything and everything aquatic. Especially cephalopods. Her urban fairy tales and the first book of a gothic historical fiction trilogy are on Amazon and Kindle: What the Faeries Left Behind, Defense Mechanisms and Night of the Victorian Dead. Find her website at:

Sechin Tower is a writer and educator who lives in the Seattle, Washington area with his beautiful wife and noisy cat. In his spare time, he prepares for the zombie apocalypse by running obstacle courses and playing way too many video games. His novels include Mad Science Institute, The Non-Zombie Apocalypse, and Ghost Storm. Check out more at: