was raised among the long cold winters of Minnesota. At age seven he discovered that there were other worlds beyond our own and was astonished, and frankly disappointed, that no one had thought this important enough to mention earlier - a sentiment he still holds today.
At some point he married his lovely wife, Dana, went to medical school, had three very nearly perfect children and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. When not tending to people’s kidneys, Douglas likes to read, write and talk about history, linguistics, space, AIs, the singularity, and everything in between. He particularly enjoys writing stories that will rattle around in the readers’ head for a while after the last page has been turned.
is a humor writer whose work has been featured on Cracked.com, BunnyEars.com, TheModernRogue.com, and more. She lives in Nashville Tennessee with her dog Gravy and her husband Lucas. She just realized she is the one writing this bio and can put whatever she wants in it.
Lydia Bugg is six foot five and can totally dunk a basketball. Her best friends are a talking unicorn that sounds like the actress Jennifer Lawrence and the actress Jennifer Lawrence. She has an Emmy and an Oscar and she forces them to fight every night for money
has a semi-concerning obsession with writing her own twisted tales and reading the fictional work of others. She spent half her childhood in the library with her mother and the other half at movie theaters with her father, so it’s safe to say that storytelling is as intricate a part of her life as breathing.
She received her bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Avila University, where she graduated Cum Laude. Now, she is working towards her teaching certification while attending an MFA program. It is her dream to teach literature and creative writing at the collegiate level. Her short stories have been published in multiple magazines, including Five:2:One, Every Day Fiction, The Birmingham Arts Journal, all the sins, and more. She has finished her first short story collection and her first novel, an adult high fantasy called Marked by Fire.
Story: Don’t Touch the Bloodbuds
enjoys her life as a professional dork, perpetual annoyance, and otherwise erratic laser beam in the eye of life. While not procrastinating to the full extent of her being, she can be found on Twitch co-hosting Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, playing video games (poorly and with gusto), engaging in spirited bouts of Dungeons and Dragons, or fast asleep.
Ashley Lynn Field
Grew up dreaming of fantastical worlds and creatures, of plots in space, and of strange new cultures. Certain she needed something other than writing to support her through life, she spent her time at the University of Texas at Dallas focusing on math and computer science. Two years after graduating with a BS in applied math, she rediscovered her true passion and rededicated herself to her literary dreams.
Since then, Dorothy has published an ongoing series of young adult fiction novels, including Peace of Evon, Gift of War, and Last King. Her short stories have appeared in HWG Press' Riding the Waves and Out of Many, One, Inklings Publishing's Eclectically Cosmic , and Writespace's In Media's Res. Follow her at balanceofseven.com.
Story: Fighting for My World
Also in: Eclectically Cosmic & Heroic
was born on the planet Jorn in the city Dran on his father’s prosperous farm. During the war before unification on Jorn, Andross proved himself such a worthy warrior that he was knighted. In service to King Amiel and Queen Verena, Sir Andross was often sent on a variety of missions. Thanks to these, he collected notebooks full of myths, legends, and other assorted tales from the peoples of Thyrein’s Galactic Wall. Having found his journals, Fern Brady has taken it upon herself to bring these well-written stories to the readers of Earth.
Sir Andross Draneg
Story: Merlin and the Rajin
currently lives in Seoul, where she teaches English, writes, and paints. Her fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications, including The Binge-Watching Cure, Cast of Wonders, Liminal Stories, and Cicada, among others. Her YA short story "Starfishing" is available on audible.com and she occasionally blogs at .
Also in: Eclectically Heroic
is a professional volunteer, fledgling writer, and hardcore geek. She volunteers with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, as well as the high school her son attends and the farm where her daughter learns equestrian skills. She has joined Inklings Publishing as both an acquisitions editor and a developmental editor. Her epic fantasy, Tarbin’s True Heir, just released in September 2017. When she is not attending to her myriad duties, Kelly enjoys reading and traveling, especially to Sci-Fi conventions, such as Dragon Con.
Kelly Lynn Colby
Also in: Eclectically Heroic
Story: The King of the Frogs
is a stay-at-home dad who spends his idle time writing (mostly when the kids are napping). “PR” was the first story he has published, and it appeared in Eclectically Heroic last year. He looks forward to having more stories published soon.
Also in: Eclectically Heroic
is a hungry panda, who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Media Production in 2016. She was a 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival finalist for her screenplay adaptation of Meg Hafdahl’s short story Guts.
She is a Mexican-American whose hours of playing video games, especially Legend of Zelda games, and watching anime and Korean dramas (which she justifies as “storytelling research”) fueled her desire to write fantasies and rom-coms. She lives in Houston, Texas and loves eating, being with her family, creating art in whatever medium, and plotting new ways to make the universe fall in love with pandas.
Story: When a Dragon Sings
resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He’s had a hundred ninety poems and stories published so far, and three books. He works the other side of writing at Bewildering Stories, where he sits on the review board and manages a posse of five review editors.
Story: Works of Artifice
grew up in Kansas but has neither lived on a farm nor been swept away to a magical land by a tornado. She does however craft magical worlds in her mind that she lovingly transforms into words through her writing.
She is a mother of three; two newly-minted adults, and one highly opinionated pre-teen whom she is currently home-schooling.
You can find Kimberly at kimberlygail.com where she shares about writing, life, parenthood, spirituality, and homeschool. You can also find her on Instagram at kimberly_gail_writers_life as well as on Facebook.