Anthony Taylor is an author and screenwriter as well as the licensing manager for the Bram Stoker estate. He is the author of Arctic Adventure!, an official Thunderbirds™ novel based on the iconic British television series by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
Debra Dixon is the Sci-fi/Fantasy Acquiring Editor for Bell Bridge Books, whose authors include Kalayna Price, John Hartness, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Jake Bible, D.B. Reynolds and Anthony Francis.
Early in her career, Dixon published with major publishers, wrote ten books, contributed to twelve anthologies and served as Vice President of RWA. Dixon is the author of the classic how-to bible for writers—GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict.
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, Christie can be found slightly left of center.
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.
Sargon Donabed is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He is an expert on the perennial history of Assyria/Mesopotamia.
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.
J.D. 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.
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.
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.