Category: Authors

Jake Martinez

Jake Martinez is a former South Texas resident who has found a new home in Chicago. He has been writing all his life but has only recently sought to be published. His debut novel, The Mixtape to My Life, reflects on life as a gay teen growing up in South Texas. Jake holds an MFA in Creative Writing and also loves to write plays and screenplays. Aside from writing, you can find him hanging out at home with his husband, their newborn son, and an eclectic group of fur babies.

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Johnny Miles

Johnny Miles began his writing career in 1985 when Numbers magazine published his first erotic short story. Since then, his work appeared in various adult magazines, including Blueboy, First Hand, and Honcho.

After several decades of working varied careers—from typesetting/graphic design to massage therapy, customer service, and copywriting—Johnny's first full-length novel, Casa Rodrigo, was released in 2008. It was later produced as a dramatic audio play available on Audible. The controversial story was followed by Lauderdale Hearts, Learning To Samba and The Rosas of Spanish Harlem. Described as porn noir, Rosas was quickly followed by Christmas Baby, The Last Stop: USA, and the Yuletide Knights series. His latest, Café y Chocolate, was self-published February 2019 and is available for Amazon Kindle, as well as in trade paperback. Johnny lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband of 23 years and two loving pugs.

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Chris Bedell

Chris Bedell's previous publishing credits include Thought Catalog, Entropy Magazine, Chicago Literati, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, among others. His debut YA Fantasy novel IN THE NAME OF MAGIC was published by NineStar Press in 2018. Chris’s 2019 novels include his NA Thriller BURNING BRIDGES (BLKDOG Publishing), YA Paranormal Romance DEATHLY DESIRES (DEEP HEARTS YA), and YA Thriller COUSIN DEAREST (BLKDOG Publishing). His other 2020 novels include his YA Thriller I KNOW WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED (BLKDOG Publishing), YA Thriller BETWEEN THE LOVE AND MURDER (Between The Lines Publishing), and YA Sci-fi DYING BEFORE LIVING (Deep Hearts YA). Chris also graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016.

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Alison Cybe

Alison “Cybera” Cybe is an Award nominated author who specializes in fantasy and horror fiction. They are the manager of the gaming website CybesWebsite.com in which they write articles, editorials, and reviews. Their first published work, a collection of short psychological horror stories, enjoyed a brief stint on the bestseller charts and was soon joined by many others, and their previous work has been featured in several horror and sci-fi/fantasy publications including Dark Cities and Phantasmagoria.

They work as a freelance writer for companies including tabletop RPG publishers Green Ronin Publishing, and has written extensively on inclusion and positive representation within the gaming community, and has contributed short fiction to multiple gaming publications. Their recent published works includes a series of LGBTQ+ comedy novels, Tales of Monsterotica published by Deep Desires Press, along with horror works for Weasel Press and comedy fiction for Thurston Howl Publications.

They were born in Scotland and live in England, and is a co-manager of a large gaming club. Their interests include Celtic mythology, transhumanism, garage kits, and pet rats, and they have a degree in Film & Media. Their pronouns are they/it and favorite color is green.

Shane Ulrrein

Shane Ulrrein is a life-long storyteller and first-time LGBT author currently living in Orange County, California, USA, who one day dreams of leaving his home in sunny Southern California for the wet, dreary weather of England.

Mr. Ulrrein has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition in California State University, Fullerton and is a proud member of the LGBT community. In his spare time, Mr. Ulrrein likes to draw, read, and write music that he hopes someday will be heard in all the great concert halls in the world.”

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Christopher Stires

Christopher Stires has five novels currently in print—Paladin’s Journey, Rebel Nation, Dark Legend, and The Inheritance (Winner of the 2003 Dream Realm Award for Horror) are available from Zumaya Publications. Paladin’s Journey: Sabian (the sequel to Paladin’s Journey) will soon be released by Zumaya. Starbeasts (a reprint/retitle of To The Mountain Of The Beast) has been released by World Castle Publishing. He has had more than 70 short stories and articles appear in publications in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He is a member of Facebook, Goodreads, and several book/writers groups.

Patricia Pellicane

Patricia Pellicane lives with her husband on Long Island in New York. Her six children live in neighboring towns as do most of her sixteen grandchildren. Her favorite hobby is reading. Patricia insists her ideas for stories come while doing dishes. “Could anything be more boring? It’s nearly impossible to keep your mind from wandering.” In a recent interview she was asked: How hard or easy is it for you to write? Patricia’s response, “Someone once wrote. ‘Writing is easy. All you have to do is put a sheet of paper in a typewriter and stare at it until blood forms on your forehead’. Sometimes writing is exactly like that. And other times it’s a wondrous happening where words flow from mind to fingers to computer screen almost without conscious thought. It doesn’t matter which way it works for you. Once a writer begins the journey, they’re hooked. It’s a drug and you can’t stop looking for that next story, that next high.”

Patricia’s fans can contact her at, ppellicane@gmail.com or stop in at her website at www.patriciapellicane.com Click under Books for a list of her twenty-two printed published books and About Me to catch a glimpse of what Patricia thinks about life in general and more.