Jamie Quaid is the alter ego of former CPA, Patricia Rice. With several million books in print and New York Times and USAToday’s lists under her belt, she writes urban fantasy, mystery, and emotionally-charged romances that have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
…aka P.R. Frost, aka C.F. Bentley, has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species, a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon, she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon, where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck.
A museum trained historian, Phyllis Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family, she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between.
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice writes romance, mystery, and urban fantasy. Her books have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. She has also been honored as a Romance Writers of America RITA® finalist in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
A Nebula Award finalist, Dave is the author of novels, short fiction, comic book scripts, and screenplays. His writing spans several sub-genres of science fiction and fantasy including sword-and-sorcery, hard sf, contemporary fantasy, superhero, martial arts, horror, and erotica.
His books include The Sorcery Within, The Schemes of Dragons, X-Men: Law of the Jungle, Piper in the Night, and the collection Embracing the Starlight. Over a hundred stories have appeared in magazines such as Asimov’s SF, Realms of Fantasy, F&SF, Pulphouse, Penthouse Hot Talk, and anthologies such as Full Spectrum 4, Peter S. Beagle’s Immortal Unicorn, Return to Avalon, In the Field of Fire, and a dozen installments of the Sword & Sorceress series.
Sherwood Smith was a teacher for twenty years, teaching history, literature, drama, and dance. Before that she worked in the film industry for several years. She writes science fiction and fantasy for adults and young readers; she has been working on the Sartorias-deles fantasy series all her life, beginning with the CJ Notebooks, then continuing on as her main protagonists began to grow up and become active in the world.
Though known primarily as a fantasy writer, Sherwood along with author Dave Trowbridge collaborated on Exordium, a five-volume space opera, with Rachel Manija Brown on the young adult “hopeful dystopia” series called The Change, and with Andre Norton on four books listed elsewhere.
Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Fourth-generation in the Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She’s an ardent outdoors person and shares her creekside land with wild creatures and her cat, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen.
Sara’s SF novels with Berkley/Ace made Locus Best New Novelists. The Statesman Journal calls her Islands “a superior mystery and suspense novel… a stomping, vivid ride.” Her near-future Greek islands thriller, The Ariadne Connection, has received the Cygnus Award for speculative fiction and a Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize.
Hi, I’m Jennifer Stevenson, the well-meaning wack job responsible for magical realist novel Trash Sex Magic, and a lot of series. Everything here is guaranteed funny.
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Author of numerous novels and short stories, Jill Zeller is a Left Coast writer, 2nd generation Californian, retired registered nurse, and obsessed gardener. She lives in Oregon with her patient husband, 2 silly English mastiffs and 2 rescue cats—the silliest of all.
Her works explore the boundaries of reality. Some may call it fantasy, but there are rarely swords and never elves. More to the point, she prefers to write as if myth, imagination and hallucination are as real as the chair she is sitting on as she writes this.
Jill Zeller also writes under the pseudonym Hunter Morrison.
Sarah Zettel is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author and one of the founding members of Book View Café. She has written fourteen novels and a roughly equal number of short stories over the past ten years in addition to practicing tai chi, learning to fiddle, marrying a rocket scientist and raising a rapidly growing son. She is very tired right now.