What a wild and crazy week this has been! After a year of hard work and too little sleep, one of my biggest literary dreams has come true. Dark Humanity, the boxed set I am one of the participating authors in, hit the New York Times Bestseller list at #5 and the USA Today Bestseller list at #8. I’m still pinching myself -ouch! To hit the list at all is an achievement, and it is beyond my wildest expectations to land so high up on it. Thank you to everyone who supported this boxed set, and all the participating authors, by promoting, sharing on social media and preordering a copy. I am truly grateful to each and every one of you for your kind words and encouragement along the way.
NYT bestselling author of epic steampunk fantasy set on distant planets. All my stories have an adventure at the heart, mixed with a liberal sprinkling of romance and intrigue. To confuse things, I also write adventure travel books set firmly on planet Earth. Weird, I know, but it makes me tick. I am a South African, currently living in the UK with my husband, Andrew, my three daughters, a yapping Toy Pomeranian, and a fantastic farm cat called Pixel.When I’m not writing, I’m reading, traveling, herding kids around, taking dogs for walks, and avoiding all cooking.
Erin St Pierre is a twenty-year-old author and world traveler. South African born, she has lived in three different countries on three different continents. Still, that is not enough. She wants to travel the world, writing, drinking hot chocolate, and eating cheesecake. She currently lives in Western Australia (who knows how long that will last) with the best cat in the world. She started writing at around fifteen or sixteen, and Queen of Extinction is her first published work. And it will definitely not be her last.
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Norma Hinkens grew up among rich storytelling traditions in her native Ireland, land of make-believe and the original little green man. A globetrotter at heart, she settled in California and began scribbling down the yarns that have been brewing in her head for years. In her spare time she retreats to rural Idaho to hike, bike and boat, but mostly to eavesdrop on mountain men and prepare for the apocalypse. If you like dystopian sagas, gritty heroines, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love her turbo-paced thrill-rides! Join her VIP Reader Club for hot new releases, stellar giveaways, exclusive content, behind the scenes and more.
Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, and The Celtic Blood Series. A steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.
Jamie Thornton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feast of Weeds series and Rhinoceros Summer. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two dogs, a garden, lots of chickens, a viola, and a bicycle. She writes thrilling dark adventures with a hint of romance.
Jeff Gunzel grew up in Chicago Illinois but now lives in Fort Collins Colorado. After graduating from Devry University with an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics & Computer Technology, he started writing fantasy and has never looked back.
E.E. Isherwood is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sirens of the Zombie Apocalypse series. He has designs for many other dystopian and post-apocalyptic science fiction and fantasy novels. His long-time fascination with the end of the world blossomed decades ago after reading the 1949 classic Earth Abides. Zombies are just a handy vehicle allowing him to observe how society breaks down in the face of such withering calamity. Isherwood lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and family. He stays deep in a bunker with steepled fingers, always awaiting the arrival of the first wave of zombies.
I’m currently working on a space opera series and have outlines for a supernatural horror series, a Western horror series, a futurist cyber-punk series, a comedic fantasy series, and a series in the Destroyer universe that will take place a few months after the end of book 4. When I am not working or writing, I enjoy cycling (road and mountain), guitar/bass guitar playing, esoteric music, reading, exercising, and spending time with my family.
Christopher Morgan is a New York Times & USA Today best selling author, blogger, IT Manager, graphics artist, businessman, volunteer and family man living in Melbourne, Australia. Much of his time is spent volunteering for his local community. He creates visual learning resources for primary school children, which are marketed through his company Bounce Learning Kids. He is also involved in local civics and sits on various community & council committees. Christopher was born in the UK and grew up in England’s South East. At age 20, he moved to The Netherlands, where he married Sandy, his wife of 28 years. He and Sandy settled back in the UK at the end of their world tour, where their two children were both born. In 2009, the family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where they now live.
Joanne Wadsworth is a NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author who adores getting lost in the world of romance, no matter what era in time that might be. Hot alpha Highlanders hound her, demanding their stories are told and she’s devoted to ensuring they meet their match, whether that be with a feisty lass from the present or far in the past. Living on a tiny island at the bottom of the world, she calls New Zealand home. Big-dreamer, hoarder of chocolate, and addicted to juicy watermelons since the age of five, she chases after her four energetic children and has her own hunky hubby on the side.
Constance Burris is a nerd, writer, wife and mother. Most of her stories are speculative fiction. She was lost the moment she read her first science fiction story in kindergarten about people living on Venus. When she discovered the story was fiction, she was heartbroken, but it didn’t affect her love for all things fantastical.
Nirina is a NY Times and USA Today Bestseller of Dystopian and Post-Apocalypse novels. When she was seven, she planned to grow up as a ballet-dancing nun by day and crime-fighting vigilante by night…using ballet. A lot has changed since then, except for her silly day-dreams. Nowadays, she imagines being a super-sleuth android assassin living on a Mars-like planet in a different universe. But since that’s unlikely, she’s writing about it instead. Stay tuned for the new series, The Allendian Post-Apocalypse, coming in 2017.
Andrea Ring grew up in Orange County, California, proclaiming at age eight that she wanted to be an “auther.” It only took her thirty years to realize her dream. She enjoys beating her four children at Boggle, reading science fiction and fantasy, and eating bacon. She hates to exercise, but loves taking walks with her family through Old Towne Orange. She’s lucky to be married to the love of her life. Her favorite ride at Disneyland is Indiana Jones. Her favorite movies are The Princess Bride and Better Off Dead. Her favorite authors are Jim Butcher and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She thinks every book should contain a love story. Did we mention her love of bacon?
When I began writing about a distant future—in the 42nd century—a woman named Tanis showed up. Her strength and drive took over my stories and I couldn’t help but write about her. Tanis lives in a future where there is no faster than light travel and no teleporters. However, humans have created structures as large as moons, and have shifted planets. They share their minds with AI and talk to one another almost telepathically. Yet they are still human, they still laugh, and tell tall tales, and love one another. The Aeon 14 series contains four books, with the fifth coming in the spring of 2017. Join the journey and see what the future may have in store for us.
Aaron Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand. He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to quit his job and see the world. Two years later, his travels have taken him through South East Asia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Today, his adventures continue…
Robyn Wideman is a fantasy fiction author with a lifetime passion for reading who recently put this passion into writing his own stories.
You might say Felix R. Savage has a long history associated with rebellion. He was born in the 1970s, a decade of American youth rebelling against the safe culture of their parents. He is married to a wonderful woman and they have a beautiful daughter. Together the three of them live in Tokyo serving their cat overlord and benevolent protector. Felix writes Science Fiction and Fantasy while not translating, delighting in his family, or catering to the whims of the family’s cat. He never stops watching out for any sign the lizard people have found him.
K.R. Thompson writes paranormal stories with a bite and fairytales with a twist. An avid reader and firm believer in the magic of books, she spends her nights either reading an adventure or writing one. She still watches for evidence of Bigfoot in the mud of Wolf Creek.
Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is an SFF and non-fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.
Jamie was born into a big, crazy family of 6 children. Being the youngest, she always got away with anything and would never shut up. Constantly letting her imagination run wild, her teachers were often frustrated when her ‘What I did on the weekend’ stories contained bunyips and princesses. Growing up, Jamie did the sensible things and obtained a Bachelor of Business degree from Southern Cross University and worked hard to gain her membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Yet nothing compared to writing. Quiting the rat race to spend quality time with her laptop named Lily, Jamie has written several novels and screenplays. Spanning a number of genres and mediums, Jamie writes whatever inspires her from ghost stories to teenage love stories to tantalising murder mysteries. Nothing is off limits. A self-confessed television addict, dog lover, Taylor Swift fan, and ghost hunter, Jamie loves nothing more than the thrill of sharing her stories.
Kristen Middleton is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and children. Since 2011 she has published over thirty-two stories, in many different genres, including horror, fantasy, and romance. She also writes under the name K.L. Middleton and Cassie Alexandra. When she isn’t at her computer, Kristen enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Nancy Segovia possesses 25 plus years of writing experience in all fields including newspaper journalism, poetry, children’s literature, and adult fiction. She also possesses two master’s degrees one in creative writing and one in religion. She is a retired college English instructor. Nancy has five grown daughters, eight grandchildren, 5 son-in-laws, and 10 furbabies. She is recently widowed and recently retired. LIFE PHILOSOPHY: the more I know, the more I know I don’t know. She also believes that creation and all its beauty, grandeur and diversity is a direct reflection of God’s majesty and power. One of her favorite quotes reflects this idea. It is: “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” John Calvin
K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she is not writing twisted tales, fantasy novels, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and promotes other authors. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys helping others reach their writing and publishing goals. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.
She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press.
Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.