Kenla Nelson is a West Texas native currently located in Central Texas. Before moving back to Texas, she spent twenty years traveling and studying. She graduated with a dual B.A.S. from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Kenla then moved to Washington, D.C., where she attended Howard University School of Law ’05. She has lived in Japan, Virginia, Alaska, New York, North Carolina and is back in Texas. If she isn’t writing, she spends her time playing video games, chasing her children, watching anime, or being buried in books, models, and legos. Dragon’s Breath: Black Flame is her debut novel. You can follow her on her website at www.harbingersrest.com for updates.
Joe Baumann’s fiction and essays have appeared in Passages North, Third Coast, Electric Literature, and many other journals. His debut short story collection, Sing With Me at the Edge of Paradise, was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Iron Horse/Texas Tech University Press First Book Award. He possesses a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and lives outside St. Louis, Missouri. He can be reached at joebaumann.wordpress.com.
TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter is a Queer Black writer and editor, born in Modesto, California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and education, and a master’s degree in creative writing with a focus on comics and screenwriting from San Francisco State University. His work has been featured in Ramblr Magazine, Tayo Magazine’s special issue: SOFT, Transfer Magazine, BAD EGG Magazine, Borderless Magazine, The Ana Magazine, and Stellium Magazine. He is a recipient of the Leo Litwalk Literature Award and a Browning Society Award. He is a Fiction Editor for The Ana Literary Magazine and the author of the Young Adult novel The Marked Ones: Uprising.
Award-winning author Timothy Black was born in the Deep South where he hit the road at an early age and quickly learned it could hit back. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, he studied Geology, Astronomy, and the Occult, ending up with a degree in Philosophy that twists through his writing. After traveling the world to find his great loves he settled down in the Pacific Northwest, determined to craft stories that defy confinement to any single genre. A serial killer of coffee and whiskey sours, he stays one step ahead of retribution with a rebellious cackle and knowing wink.
Timothy Black also has books published through Dreamsphere Books, our sci-fi and fantasy imprint. Click here to find out more.
Mark Kelly is an avid gamer, wannabe model, and occasional podcaster. He has been writing novels since he was five years old, but most of them are not exactly publishable. After receiving a BFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, he’s tried his best to actually make it worth the money he spent on it. Originally from Cincinnati, he currently lives in Atlanta with his husband, Matt.
Benjamin Roesch has an MFA from Lesley University and is a writer, musician, podcaster, and award-winning essayist. For twelve glorious, exhausting years, he was a high school English teacher, and is now a full-time writer based in Burlington, VT, where he lives with his family. Oh, and his name is pronounced “Rush,” like the band from Canada.
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Jordan was born and raised in Australia and loves queer stories of all sorts. When he's not writing or reading, he's out in nature or parenting his overactive dog Misty.
Jordan's been published in print with Currency Press and online in numerous publications such as SBS Voices, We Are Explorers, Buzzfeed, Time Out, YMCA Australia, and elsewhere. He’s also performed his work at the Australian storytelling event Queerstories, as well as the National Young Writers’ Festival.
Being a passionate member of the LGBTQ+ community, he believes it’s important to have raw, relatable, and positive queer representation in the stories we read.
E.J. is an avid gamer, reader and comic book movie fan, who belongs to more fandoms than can be counted. When they’re not geeking out over the newest Marvel movie they can be found writing one of their many stories, in the case of Fairy War one that has been planned since university.
Conner Steel is a former political journalist turned writer. After following British politics for a number of years, he concluded it was filled with a bunch of blood sucking, wealth hoarding monsters – the perfect inspiration for Invisi_Gir1.
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