By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her “characters.” She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy.
Pilot, spacecraft navigator, author: Tony Taylor flew fighters in the Air Force and later navigated NASA spacecrafts to all eight planets of the solar system. As insurance in claiming all the planets in case minor planet Pluto is promoted again, he added that one in 2015 as a member of the New Horizons Navigation Team.
Anthony Bidulka has enjoyed time well-spent and misspent in the worlds of academia, accounting, footwear, food services and farming. Bidulka’s Russell Quant mystery series has been nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, a ReLit award, Lambda Literary Awards, with Flight of Aquavit awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win in that category.
Dan achieved a BFA in photography and metal working and since graduating, has done neither. By day he works in manufacturing. By night, often very late into the night, he writes and stalks America’s sub-cultures on the vast internet.
Suzanne King is a very new Children’s Author based in Lincolnshire in the UK. Suzanne’s book “The Enchanted Beach Hut”, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing is her first book of fiction. Suzanne loves to read children’s books and The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are just a few of her favourites.
William Carlsen has been a journalist for thirty years, a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting and a winner of numerous journalism awards. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a master’s degree in Journalism, he worked as a reporter for the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Erma Odrach lives with her family in Canada. Alaska or Bust and Other Stories, published by Crimson Cloak Publishing is her first book of fiction. For many years she worked (and is still working) as a literary translator, translating the works of her late father, Theodore Odrach. Wave of Terror (about Stalinist occupation during WWII) was published by Chicago Review Press, 2008.
Nick Rippington is an author proudly basking in the glow of winning his first award for his debut novel Crossing The Whitewash. He originally hails from Bristol and is a fanatical Gashead- that is a supporter of Bristol Rovers. He has worked on six national newspapers, a myriad of local ones up and down the UK and two sports news agencies.
Stewart Bint is a novelist, magazine columnist and Public Relations writer. His published works comprise three full-length novels, two novellas, a collection of short stories, and a compilation of his magazine columns. He is also a contributor to a number of short story anthologies. Previous roles include radio newsreader, presenter and phone-in show host.
Anne R. Pierce is an author, scholar and commentator in the areas of American presidents, American foreign policy and American society. She combines historical perspective with up-to-the-minute analysis of forces shaping our world. Her foreign policy work emphasizes both moral and strategic concerns, stressing human rights and political freedom, and national security and global stability.
Felix Alexander is a Mexican-born, American-raised novelist, and poet of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. Acclaimed by readers for his poetic prose, his indie releases include: Dear Love: Diary of a Man’s Desire, a collection of love letters and poems; The Romantic: A Love Story; and most recently an epic historical fantasy Shadows of Time: The Amulet of Alamin along with a mystery-thriller The Secret of Heaven.
Kat has always felt drawn to the innocence of children and animals. While she was growing up, her family rescued and adopted a lot of animals, from dogs and cats to ponies, and even a timber wolf! After graduating from UCLA, she spent a long time indulging in entrepreneurial careers. Finally, with the release of her first book, she’s found her way back to her first loves- writing, children and animals! This book is inspired by her brother’s dog Primo.
Julie Fisher is passionate about democracy, linked as it is to improved economic performance, increased equality, political stability, good governance and the avoidance of war. As a specialist on nongovernmental organizations and microenterprise development, she has been a consultant to numerous international agencies, including CIVICUS, TechnoServe, CARE, Trickle Up, Lutheran World Relief and Save the Children, and has served as a program officer in the Kettering Foundation.