Michael Ezell A former US Marine and police officer, Michael now resides in Southern California with his wife, two sons, and at least five too many rescue cats. His work has appeared in numerous anthology collections includingTales from the Canyons of the Damned, On Spec Magazine ,Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Baen Books The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF Vol. 3, and Once Upon a Time in Gravity City. His secret identity is that of a project coordinator in the Special Makeup Effects industry. (for an Emmy-winning shop!)
Jessica West (a.k.a. West1Jess) is currently pursuing a state of self-induced psychosis, also known as writing. In the past, she has worked for Wal-Mart, a lawyer, and a bank. Now if she could just get a couple years experience with the IRS and the NSA, world domination is in the bag. Jess lives in Acadiana with three daughters still young enough to think she’s cool and a husband who knows better but likes her anyway. For more information, visit west1jess.com
M. Regan has been writing in various capacities for over a decade, with credits ranging from localization work to scholarly reviews, advice columns to short stories. Particularly fascinated by those fears and maladies personified by monsters, she enjoys composing dark fiction and studying supernatural creatures.
Jeremy Essex is a software developer from Suffolk, England. His e-book The Sound Of Time is a ghostly account of paranormal events in a South Devon office building. He the author of multiple short stories, including The Death Pool, featured in Kzine issue 19, The Phantom Of Higham Corner, from the anthology 9 Tales Told In The Dark, and Aberration, featured in Acidic Fiction online magazine.
Lara Frater, published a non-fiction book Fat Chicks Rule! How to Survive a Thin Centric World. It was a guidebook on being a big girl in a thin world and included information on how to fat positive books, movies, and TV, where to find fashion, comfortable seating, and how to deal with fat hatred. A few months after the book was published, I did a companion blog with the same name that she still updates every Monday. She has published essays, poetry and short stories. In 2012, she published End of the Line the first in the series of three zombie novels that take place in a world almost dead of the flu and having to deal the zombies who rose from the ashes. End of the Line was followed by Stuck in the Middle in 2013 and Full Circle in 2014. She is also working on a three book dystopian series called Welcome to Pluto. I hope to have the first book out in 2016. She lives in New York City with her husband, author Jonathan Frater and has lots of animals and people in her house.
Daniel Arthur Smith is a USA Today bestselling author. His titles include Spectral Shift, Hugh Howey Lives, The Cathari Treasure, The Somali Deception, and a few other novels and short stories. He also curates the phenomenal short fiction series Tales from the Canyons of the Damned and Frontiers of Speculative Fiction. He was raised in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University where he studied philosophy, with focus on cognitive science, meta-physics, and comparative religion. He began his career as a bartender, barista, poetry house proprietor, teacher, and then became a technologist and futurist for the Fortune 100 across the Americas and Europe. Daniel has traveled to over 300 cities in 22 countries, residing in Los Angeles, Kalamazoo, Prague, Crete, and now writes in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and young sons.