Chris Dolley is a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in rural France with his wife and a frightening number of animals. They grow their own food and solve their own crimes. The latter out of necessity when Chris’s identity was stolen along with their life savings. Abandoned by the police forces of four countries, who all insisted the crime originated in someone else’s jurisdiction, he had to solve the crime himself. Which he did, and got a book out of it – the international bestseller, French Fried: one man’s move to France with too many animals and an identity thief.
His SF novel Resonance was the first book to plucked out of Baen’s electronic slushpile. And his first Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mystery – What Ho, Automaton! – was a WSFA Award finalist in 2012.
Doranna’s quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey since that her first award-winning novel, spanning genres over 40 publisher novels to include mystery, SF/F, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories, and now combining those ongoing releases with joyful new indie efforts.
Beyond that, mostly she still prefers to hang around outside her New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on her Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs. She doesn’t believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided…
Gregory Frost is a writer of best-selling fantasy, SF, & thrillers. He has been a finalist for every major sf, fantasy, and horror fiction award. His novel-length duology Shadowbridge & Lord Tophet, voted one of four “best of the year” by the American Library Association, was also a finalist for the Tiptree Award. His previous, Fitcher’s Brides, was a finalist for both World Fantasy & International Horror Guild Awards for Best Novel. Latest short work includes “No Others Are Genuine,” a 2014 Stoker Award finalist; “T.Rhymer,” a collaboration with Jonathan Maberry in Dark Duets; and “Farewell, My Rocketeer” in the forthcoming tribute anthology to graphic novelist Dave Stevens (IDW). He teaches fiction writing at Swarthmore College.
Laura Anne Gilman is a former book editor who went to the dark side of full-time writing in 2003. Her novel credits include ten Cosa Nostradamus books (the “Retrievers” and “PSI” series), the Nebula-nominated The Vineart War trilogy, and the “Portals” duology, Heart of Briar and Soul of Fire.
Wearing her editorial hat, she is the author of Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits of Useful Info for the Young (and Old) Writer, available through the Book View Café Ebookstore.
Laura Anne also writes mysteries under the name L A Kornetsky, and isn’t quite sure how many short stories and novellas she’s had published — more than 30, less than 50 (number subject to increase).
She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial services company.
Patrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when dusty dogs rolled in the Santa Fe plaza. She has been writing fiction for over twenty years.
She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, and solving puzzles. Her popular Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries are informed by many of these interests. She is currently at work on the third book in the series, An Aria of Omens, scheduled for release in summer 2014.
…is the New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times), Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Author, Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Children’s Author, and USA Today Best-Selling Author of 27 books and 55 short stories. Her books have been published in 22 languages. Current books are dark short story collection ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS (2011), horror anthology DARK FUSIONS (PS Publishing, Oct 2013), THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS COMPANION (St. Martin’s Press, June 2013), THE DIVERGENT COMPANION (St. Martin’s Press, Feb 2014), and 18+ paranormal romance NIGHTFALL. Look for upcoming stories in MARK OF THE BEAST (Chaosium, 2014), ELDRITCH CHROME (Chaosium, 2014), MOUNTAIN WALKED (Centipede Press, 2013), BLACK WINGS III (PS Publishing, 2013), MADNESS OF CTHULHU (Titan Books, 2014), SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR (Fedogan & Bremer, 2014), THAT IS NOT DEAD (PS Publishing, 2013), EXPIRATION DATE (Edge SFF Publishing, 2014), DARK FANTASTIQUE (Cycatrix Press, 2013), MAD SCIENCE CAFE (BookViewCafe, 2013), etc. Lois has received Bram Stoker Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and International Horror Guild Award nominations for her work.
Read the BVC interview with Lois Gresh, conducted by K.E. Kimbriel, and two free stories, “Catch Me If You Can” and “CAFEBABE” from Eldritch Evolutions.
Elinor Groves lives in Northern New Mexico and loves Santa Fe for its architecture, views, and restaurants. She has been writing forever.
… was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but he moved around a lot. He currently lives with his sons near Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s also lived in Germany and Ukraine.
For Roc Books, he has produced The Silent Empire series and The Clockwork Empire series. He’s also written movie novelizations and books based on Star Trek and The Ghost Whisperer.
Steven currently teaches English in southeast Michigan. When not writing, he plays the folk harp, dabbles in oral storytelling, and spends more time on-line than is probably good for him.
James A. Hetley also writes as James A. Burton. He lives in the Maine setting of his Hetley-authored contemporary fantasy novels The Summer Country, The Winter Oak, Dragon’s Eye, and Dragon’s Teeth. His residence is an 1850s house suitable for a horror movie, with an electrical system installed while Thomas A. Edison still walked the earth, peeling lead-based paint, questionable plumbing, a furnace dating back to Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency, a roof perpetually in need of shingling, and windows that rattle in the winter gales. He’s a retired renovation architect. And the cobbler’s children go barefoot . . .
Sylvia Kelso lives in North Queensland, Australia, and writes mostly novels, in fantasy, SF and mystery/time-travel genres, with alternate North Queensland or analogue Australian settings. Two of her novels have been finalists for best fantasy novel in the Aurealis Australian genre fiction awards.
…spent her childhood in a Great Lakes industrial city and her adolescence in Southern California, whence she fled to the San Francisco Bay Area just in time to join a number of the Revolutions then in progress. After fleeing those in turn, she became a professional story-teller and an amateur skeptic, who regards all True Believers with a jaundiced eye, even those who true-believe in Science. An inveterate loafer, baseball addict, and rock and roll fan, she begrudgingly spares time to write novels, including the Deverry series of historical fantasies or fantastical histories, depending on your point of view. She lives near San Francisco with her husband of many years and some cats.
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel reinvents herself every decade or so. The one constant she has reached for in life is telling stories. “I’m interested in how people respond to choice. What is the metaphor for power, for choice? In SF it tends to be technology (good, bad and balanced) while in Fantasy the metaphor is magic – who has it, who wants or does not want it, what is done with it, and who/what the person or culture is after the dust has settled. A second metaphor, both grace note and foundation, is the need for and art of healing. Forthcoming stories will talk about new things that I’ve learned, and still hope to learn … with grace notes about betrayal, forgiveness, healing and second chances.” A Campbell Award nominee.
Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice.
Mindy’s travels took her through multiple careers – from litigator to librarian to full-time writer. Mindy’s travels have also taken her through various literary genres for readers of all ages – from traditional fantasy to paranormal chick-lit to category romance, from middle-grade to young adult to adult.
In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her endless to-be-read shelf. Her husband and cats do their best to fill the left-over minutes.