Incense Rising is N. J. Schrock’s debut novel. She spent 25 years in corporate R&D before going back to school to earn her master’s degree in English. Now, Schrock writes and teaches chemistry and English classes at the University of West Florida.
Lou Antonelli a full-time journalist and owner of The Clarksville (Tx.) Times. He was a finalist for the Sidewise and Dragon awards (both in alternate history) and the Hugos (twice). He’s authored 124 short stories, five collections, and one novel.
Jonathan is a retired Marine infantry colonel, now a full-time writer living in North Las Vegas with Kiwi and three rescue cats. A hybrid writer, he has 55 titles published and was a 2017 Nebula Finalist with his novelette, “Weaponized Math.”
Laura’s recent epic fantasy, SOULS FOR THE PHRENII, is a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards SF/Fantasy category. This book is second in her BROKEN KASKEA series; she has published a military SF series as well (the MAJOR ARIANE KEDROS NOVELS).
Peng is a speculative fiction writer whose work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and appeared in the Weird Lies anthology, Liars’ League, Litro Magazine, and Cent Magazine, among others. The Book of M is her first novel.
Kelly A. Harmon is an award winning author best known for her Charm City Darkness Series: Stoned in Charm City, A Favor for a Fiend, A Blue Collar Proposition and In the Eye of the Beholder. Her short story Lies was shortlisted for the Aeon Award.
Ron’s first novel, Typhoon Time, available from WordFire press, is an Amazon.ca #1 bestseller in Time Travel.
Ron’s short stories have appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and in other magazines and anthologies.
Dave Creek has published over 30 short stories in ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT and APEX magazines, and various anthologies.
He’s also published several novels, including his latest, CHANDA’S AWAKENING, from Hydra Publications.
Paul Witcover is the author of the novels Waking Beauty, Tumbling After, Dracula: Asylum, The Emperor of All Things, and The Watchman of Eternity, plus a collection, Everland. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Jackson awards.
Diana Pharaoh Francis writes urban and traditional fantasy with much adventure, romance, danger, and intrigue. Her books include the Path series, Diamond City Magic series, Crosspointe Chronicles, Horngate Witches, and Mission: Magic.