Raised in New England, a childhood running amok outdoors and reading stories about magic and dragons, Sargon Donabed completed his undergraduate degree at Stonehill College before heading to California to enjoy the sun for a moment with friends and family. After returning to the east coast, he taught both middle school and high school (including special education) while studying ancient languages at Hellenic College in Brookline, Massachusetts before moving to Toronto, Canada to pursue an MA and PhD in near and middle eastern Civilizations.
Christopher Woods published his first novel, Soulguard, in September of 2014 without many expectations, only to be surprised by the success of his sales.
Since that time he has published six more books and participated in an anthology, A Fistful of Credits, that has done quite well. With the continuation of that story, the ongoing Soulguard series and various remodel jobs, he stays busier than he would like to be.
Paige L.Christie, author of Draigon Weather and the forthcoming Wing Wind, was raised in Maine and lives the NC mountains. She enjoys writing speculative fiction, walking her dog and being ignored by her herd of three-legged cats. Always a nerd, obsessive about hobbies like photography, Ghawazee dance and listening to the characters in her head, Paige can be found slightly left of center.
Toni Weisskopf succeeded Jim Baen as publisher of Baen Books, a leading publisher of sci-fi and fantasy, in 2006.
She has worked with such authors as David Weber, Mercedes Lackey, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint, Wen Spencer, Larry Correia, Charles E. Gannon and many others. With Josepha Sherman, she compiled and annotated the definitive volume of subversive children’s folklore, Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.
JD Jordan is the author of the acclaimed scifi-western novel, Calamity: Being an Account of Calamity Jane and Her Gunslinging Green Man — a Philip K. Dick Award submission, Georgia Author of the Year nominee and Nook selection. His writing has been featured in Creative Loafing, The International Journal of the Book, Newsweek and Paste Magazine. He is represented by The Zack Company.
Blue Cole has been writing since he could grip a pencil. After almost 15 years of business ownership, he has returned to writing.
Some of his previous jobs include working as a pizza maker, performing drug and DNA tests, and selling children’s clothes. He currently works for a state government. He grew up and still lives with his family in rural Georgia, a common setting in many of his works.
Amy DuBoff has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows and games. If it involves outer space, even better!
A full-time author based in Oregon, she is known for the Cadicle space opera series, and she also writes short fiction for anthologies featuring science fiction, science-fantasy and comedic sci-fi. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series and playing epic strategy board games.
David B. Coe, who also writes as D.B. Jackson, is the award-winning author of nineteen novels and more than a dozen short stories. Writing under his own name (visit DavidBCoe.com for details) he is the author of the Crawford Award-winning LonTobyn Chronicle, the critically acclaimed Winds of the Forelands quintet and Blood of the Southlands trilogy, the novelization Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and Case Files of Justis Fearsson, a contemporary urban fantasy published by Baen Books.
A.R. Cook of Gainesville, Georgia, is the author of The Scholar and the Sphinx young adult book series published by Mithras Books, the YA imprint of Knox Robinson Publishing. She also has short stories published in the anthology The Kress Project from the Georgia Museum of Art, and the dark fairy-tale collections Willow Weep No More and Shadows of the Oak from Tenebris Books.
Aaron-Michael Hall is an award-winning speculative fiction author originally from Illinois. Since August 2015, she has written nine full-length novels and published five. Her first novel, The Rise of Nazil, has won numerous reader awards.
Now, when she is not interviewing indie authors on her Desu Beast Blog, being super mom, wrangling stampeding miniature dachshunds or managing her 9 to 5, she is interweaving genres, creating languages and adding just the right edge to keep you turning pages.