Carol Gyzander writes under her own name, even though few can spell or pronounce it (think “GUYS and her”). She was a prolific reader of classic science fiction and Agatha Christie mysteries in her early days; since they moved every two years, she had lots of time on her hands as the perpetual new kid. But she became adept at people-watching in order to fit in at each new school, and followed this up by studying anthropology – the study of people and their culture – and lots and lots of English literature at Bryn Mawr College. Now that her kids have flown the coop, she has gone back to her early loves with an amateur detective novel and more science fiction in the works. See what else Carol is working on at:

S.A. Cosby is an author and poet from Gloucester, Virginia. He has had his short fiction published in several magazines and anthologies including ThugLit and Crackedrearview. His fantasy trilogy Brotherhood of the Blade is published by HCS Publishing, with volume 1 available on Amazon and volumes 2 and 3 to follow in the spring and summer of 2015. When he isn’t writing S.A. is an avid collector of knives, swords and comic books. He lives in Gloucester with a lazy pug named Pugsly and a cantankerous squirrel named Solomon. You can check out his work at S.A. Cosby Author on Facebook or at his blog:

H. James Lopez was born on a Navy ship in the Caribbean Sea outside of Barranquilla. He is a construct of too much sun, too much alcohol and not nearly enough time on land. Since 2009 he has been writing fiction in all the forms which come to mind. Current works include two books on Military/Urban fiction, a High Fantasy novel in review and a book about steam warfare in Texas at the time of the Republic.

Keep up with his future works on his Facebook page, H James Lopez. A sample of his novel The Blue Star Workaround can be found at:

The life of Warren C. Bennett is comprised of many experiences. He is a traveler that has lived in the wilds of Yellowstone, the deserts of the Southwest and down the street from Mark Twain’s grave. He is a gamer that seeks products that are both fun and thought provoking. He has been playing the guitar for over half his life and is contemplating learning the banjo. He is a voracious reader that understands that the power of words can hurt or heal a human heart. His faith underlines everything he does regardless of how light or dark life becomes. The spark that ignites his desire to write combines all these areas and pushes him to spin tales of wonder and imagination for the world. He is glad to speak to anyone that has a question, though he doesn’t always have the right answer. He can always be reached via Twitter @warrencbennett or at his home on the web:

Jeffrey Cook is quickly becoming a Steampunk veteran. He is the author of the emergent Steampunk Dawn of Steam trilogy. (Dawn of Steam: First Light, Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun, and Dawn of Steam: Rising Suns.) He has had Steampunk stories published in the anthologies Steampunk Trails 2, Avast Ye Airships, Free Flowing Stories, and A Cold Winter’s Night. In a much less steam-powered vein, he is also the author of the YA Science Fiction-Mystery Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets, and will soon release the first book of the Fair Folk Chronicles, Foul is Fair, co-written with his normal editor, Katherine Perkins.

He lives in the wilds of Maple Valley, Washington now, but after a start in Boulder, CO, he moved all over the United States (and a little bit of Canada). His mother insists he’s wanted to be an author since he was six years old, but he didn’t get his official start until 2014. In addition to the novels and anthology projects, the life-long gamer has contributed to Deep7 Games out of Seattle, WA. When not reading, researching, writing or gaming, he is also a passionate football fan. (Go Seahawks!)

Katherine Perkins is Jeffrey Cook’s co-author, having worked with him not only on The Winter’s Tale, but also served as the editor on the Dawn of Steam series. (First Light, Gods of the Sun, and Rising Suns.) She lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband and one extremely skittish cat. She was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and will defend its cuisine on any field of honor. When not reading, researching, writing, or editing, she tries to remember what she was supposed to be doing.

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