Featured Guests

Editor Guest, Toni Weisskopf

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.

Author Guest, JD Jordan

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 LoafingThe International Journal of the BookNewsweek and Paste Magazine. He is represented by The Zack Company.

Author Guest, Blue Cole

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.

Author Guest, David B. Coe

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.

Author Guest, A.R. Cook

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.

Author Guest, Amy DuBoff

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.

Author Guest, Aaron-Michael Hall

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.

Author Guest, Gerald L. Coleman

Gerald L. Coleman is a philosopher, theologian, poet and author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in philosophy and english at the University of Kentucky. He followed that by completing a degree in religious studies and concluding with a master's degree in theology at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.

Author Guest, Ashley Chappell

Ashley Chappell writes satire and young adult epic fantasy featuring expansive worldbuilding and universes filled with magic, mayhem and monsters. She is also a writer for season two of "The Blood Crow Stories", a serialized horror podcast featuring one complete story each season.

Upcoming releases include The Hotting, a Dreams of Chaos spinoff adventure for younger readers; The Rimguard, a new adult urban fantasy; and The Harrows, a gritty adventure in which hell is a job for life. Or rather, a job for the afterlife.