Andrew Valentine

Andrew is an award winning novelist and screenwriter, and freelance journalist, who lives and writes in New York. He is a founding member of the Paranormal Romance Guild. Andrew holds a masters degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research and is a marketing director at a direct marketing firm where his writing is more effective in generating revenue than pulse-pounding thrills.

Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D.

Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. obtained her Masters and Doctorate in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London. Sullivan focuses on folktales for the modern age and has been awarded thirty literary awards. Her series, “Legends of the Grail” includes two books of myth, Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales and Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses.

Frank Linik

Frank Linik, an Army Airborne Ranger and author of the military novel of the Vietnam War, A Matter of Semantics, A Young Officers Decision: Duty or Loyalty in the Vietnam War, served as a rifle platoon leader in the Central Highlands in 1968-1969. His combat decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge.

Kaylin McFarren

KAYLIN MCFARREN has received more than 40 national literary awards. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular Threads action/adventure romance series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon and governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Dr. Shawn Phillips

Shawn Phillips is the site director of AFRL Rocket Lab, located within the Mojave Desert of California. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Hope College and his PhD from UC Irvine. Darkened Demigod: Weapon of War is his latest fantasy novel, capturing the essence of a dark soul seeking redemption by saving humankind from alien oppression.

Sandy Nathan

I write a mixed genre: readers have called my work visionary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, romance–romance is mixed in with all of it. What I'm trying to do is tell the stories that come to me in ways that will engage people and make them think about the meaning of their lives and our lives on this glorious Earth. Sort of "inspire through being scared to death. Or enchanted."

Jess Steven Hughes

Jess Steven Hughes holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. He has traveled and studied extensively in the areas forming the background for his historical novels, which brings vivid authenticity to the unique settings for his books, The Wolf of Britannia, Part I, The Wolf of Britannia, Part II, and The Sign of the Eagle.

S.B. Alexander

S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author of the Maxwell Series and the Vampire SEAL series. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart. Aside from writing, she’s a huge baseball fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, and loves white powdered donuts. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.

Anthony M. Davis

Anthony M. Davis is the Director of the Center for Personal Leadership and Development. His book, “Renewing Your Mind” addresses cognitive psychology & hypnosis in his work. He is known nationally for his ability to help domestic violence victims, law enforcement, first responders, military and their families shed the stress and gain a sense of accomplishment as they reach new goals.

Mollie Blake

Published by Black Opal Books in the USA, Mollie Blake lives in the UK and writes sexy, adult fiction, romantic suspense. Her latest book Keeping You is a sexy erotic suspense. Former finance director Mollie switched from analysing figures in her spreadsheets to creating steamy scenes for her characters between the bed sheets. She loves life with her husband and son and their dog.

J. L. Hill

A native New Yorker from the South Bronx, Fort Apache, during the 60’s, a time when everyone needed a gang. A prolific storyteller, his experiences seasoned his crime novels, unleashing the characters in his head. Killer With A Heart introduces teenage gangsters and mobsters in the conflicting world of Organized Crime.

D. Scott Johnson

D. Scott Johnson has been an IT professional since 1988, and currently works as a software developer. Aside from writing, he also mucks around with the ridiculous world of hi-fi audio, and just barely keeps his two classic Alfa Romeos on the road. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, and however many pets they have managed to sneak in to the house at any one time.

Ellen K. Bennett

Ellen K. Bennett is a pen name under which the author writes fiction. This subterfuge is necessary to avoid causing embarrassment to her scientific colleagues, who may be searching for the more serious work that she publishes in real life. Ellen has studied and lived in the UK, Canada, and South Africa. She now lives on the West Coast with her fellow-scientist husband and their two children.

Mary D. Brooks

I'm fascinated by World War II history and have been since I was 14 when my next door neighbour, an Auschwitz Survivor, gave me a holocaust novel that changed my life. My passion is to tell stories from that time and shine a light on unsung heroes who risked all to save others. My novel "In The Blood of the Greeks" is a testament to love, endurance and hope in the darkest of days.

Adam Boustead 

I am a blind twin living in Hanley stoke/on/Trent Staffordshire uk. We are both authors. I try both poems and stories. More like black dragon to hatch.

Having earned a degree in Foreign Languages in 1985, Giulia works as a freelance translator and editor. Thanks to her mixed heritage (Italian, British and Czech) she has researched the topics of Spirituality and Life after Death from a variety of sources and her propensity to astral travel enables her to back up her conclusions. Her books and articles are chiefly aimed at sharing her findings.

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas is a life-long Alaskan. He has written two books: “The Lion Trees” (winner of the Kindle Book award for fiction and many others); and “Signs of Passing” (a book of interconnected short stories, and winner of 14 book awards, including the Pacific Book Awards for Short Fiction, also named one of the 100 Most Notable Books of 2015 by Shelf Unbound Magazine).

Andrew P. Weston

Andrew P. Weston is an international bestselling science fiction & fantasy author from the UK who now lives on the beautiful Greek island of Kos. An astronomy and law graduate, he has the privilege of being a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and devotes some of his spare time to assisting NASA with one of their remote research projects.

Lee French

Lee French slaves away on her laptop from a Beanbag of Comfort +4 in Olympia, WA. Girls Can't Be Knights, the first book of her young adult urban fantasy series, Spirit Knights is her favorite of her dozen-plus novels. She also writes superhero stories and cyberpunk.

R. E. Dinlocker

I lived overseas for 30 years. My novels are Historical Fiction or Satires: The Missionary Position, about Indonesia, My Enemy, My Friend, about Iran, Something Came Up about hitchhiking, Shanghai’d about Chinese & Israel, Maiden Shanghai, about China, Laidback & Co. about Indonesia, The United Hates of America about Haiti THE TORAH-The Director’s Cut, God, a satire and Four Guys Gospels a satire.

Mary E. Martin

My years of law practice in Toronto, where I grew up, were the inspiration for Conduct in Question, the first in The Osgoode Trilogy. Presently, I'm a full time writer and live in Toronto with my husband, three adult children and two grandchildren. When asked if I prefer novel writing to law practice, I say—"It’s far more fun to make up facts for a story than stick to them in a legal file."

Elizabeth Revill

A professional actress for many years fuelled my passion to write. Brought up in B’ham but proud of my Welsh heritage South Wales was a backdrop for 5 of my 6 Historical novels. My Suspense Thrillers, 5 in the DCI Allison series, a standalone Political Action Thriller The Electra Conspiracy &1 Fantasy Adventure Sanjukta & the Box of Souls are all (13) represented by Substance Books.

Eris Field

After careers in teaching Psychiatric Nursing and assisting her husband in Neuroresearch, Eris now spends her time in writing contemporary, international romances. Her stories feature psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Settings include the U.S., Istanbul, Turkey, and Amsterdam and Leiden in The Netherlands. Themes include arranged marriages, child refugees, and destiny as choice.

Barry Finlay

Barry Finlay honed his skills writing financial policy for the Canadian Federal Government. He wrote his first non-fiction book, the inspirational and spiritual Kilimanjaro and Beyond, after climbing Africa's highest mountain at age 60 with his son Chris. His books have won multiple awards and he received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his fundraising efforts to help kids in Tanzania.

Francine Paino

Ms. Paino currently resides in Austin Texas, but for over 20 years she was involved in the world of dance, working for several ballet schools and companies on Long Island. Books currently promoted by Substance Books are To Live and Die for Dance, and Two Wolves Dancing, both thriller/suspense with paranormal elements dealing with aspects of the ballet world, mystery and history.

H. Allenger

I grew up in Montana and then Washington state. I earned a BA in Public Administration and an MBA in International Relations . After seven years in the military and thirty-one years with the Seattle School District, I am now retired and pursuing my true interests, which include archaeology, history, mythology, and writing. I currently reside in Seattle, Washington, and enjoy travelling the world.


T.C. resides in the Midwest and enjoys outdoor activities. A member of both Indiana Romance Writers and Speed City Sister's In Crime, T.C. weaves fictional tales of mystery and suspense. Blue Falcon is a political thriller involving a female Marine suffering from PTSD, and an ATF agent who prefers a loner lifestyle. Forced together, they must learn to cooperate in order to survive.

Nora D'Ecclesis

Nora D’Ecclesis is an American bestselling non-fiction author. Her #1 bestseller “The Retro Budget Prescription” held the top kindle book downloads in business/self help for over a year. Nora is a graduate of Kean University of New Jersey. Nora will soon add novelist to her list with the publication of “Twin Flames” written with, William R. Forstchen who is a NYT #1 bestselling novelist.


pdmac is the author of the epic Science Fiction adventure series Wolf 359. He has a MA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Theology, He is a member of the Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild, and the Georgia Writers Association. In his off time, he and his wife race mountain bikes, kayak, and occasionally backpack sections of the Appalachian Trail.

Kamau Mahakoe

Kamau Mahakoe is one of the most prolific and passionate writers in the Caribbean today! Kamau is the 2014 recipient of the UNIA Marcus Garvey Centennial Award (Jamaica Chapter) for contribution to the field of Education. Kamau is a 2014 recipient of the prestigious “Outstanding Educator” award from the University of Chicago. "Landed Gentry" is an inspirational fiction with a satirical backdrop.

Edwin Herbert

Edwin Herbert is president of his local freethought society and has been a regular op-ed newspaper columnist on topics concerning science, skepticism and the mythical roots of various religions. He has a busy optometry practice in Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife in their empty nest. Mythos Christos is his debut novel.

Gary Schwartz

Gary Schwartz has been a professional mime, actor, TV writer, voice over artist and improv coach. The King of Average is a fantasy-adventure story that combines wit and wordplay with a rollicking odyssey of self-discovery told with a lot of humor aimed at middle grade readers.

J. Carson Elliott

Born and raised in New England, Mr. Elliott is a 1970 UConn graduate with a B.A. in English. He spent 30 years as an afternoon radio personality, station Music Director, and commercial voice-over artist. The author has several published poems, a stage play, a published novel "TWO OF A KIND: An Erotic Love Story" (romance, lesbian erotica), and expects to have a mystery novel published in 2017.

Ronnie Allen

Ronnie Allen, a NYC native now living in rural central Florida, is the author of The Sign Behind the Crime Series. Gemini, book 1 is a psychological thriller. Aries, book 2 is a romantic thriller. A retired teacher with NYS license as a school psychologist, and a holistic health practitioner, she uses her education, and expertise in alternative therapies in her novels.

Teresa McRae

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War, with mystery and paranormal subplots. I find my inspiration in reading other historical fiction authors. I live in the Midwest United States with my husband, Chris and my dog, Max.

Michael P. King

I’m the Kirkus Reviews critically acclaimed author of the Travelers noir crime thrillers, which feature a husband and wife team of con artists. Sometimes people make decisions that have unintended consequences when they’re trying to take what they think is the easy way out or a shortcut to wealth or fame. I’m fascinated by this tendency, and it’s the jumping off place for my fiction.


Jones is an erotic writer, photographer and filmmaker from Toronto On. She likes black sweaters, good pens, tall tales and sugar in her coffee. To see her photos, watch some clips, or read some excerpts visit her site

Born in 1987, Bradley has been writing science fiction since primary school, starting with fan-fics (Star Trek, Star Wars) before finally embarking on his own original works - chiefly, the Commonwealth Crisis, of which the 'Prologue' - a novella - is currently available. Outside the realm of science fiction, he likes fantasy and crime/thrillers in both book and celluloid form.