Hope Bridger’s rapier wit was forged in her formative years, a la Wednesday Addams, but she honed those snarky skills at second home with lots to feast upon while writing sarcastic and biting recaps of Bravo!TV shows for sites TVGasm (Bunim/Murray Productions) and then TrashTalkTV, using a nom de plume to protect her young children from embarrassment...well, any more embarrassment. During that time, Hope also wrote a very cathartic blog using a nom de plume that allowed her to freely and without fear, open herself to the world in her blog, to deal with all of the loss of Katrina. It touched many with her soulful prose. Currently, Hope is freelancing as an editor and comedic writer, while also working on her series of very young reader books about the antics of her two English Bull Terriers.
Hope lives in the center of New Orleans and in New York, New York with her husband. They will soon be moving to Phoenix, Arizona; near one of her sons. The other lives in the upper northwest, but she embarrasses both equally. By popular demand, she is starting a new book about the long, strange ride that has been her life.
Charles Gramlich lives amid the piney woods of southern Louisiana and is the author of the Talera fantasy series, the SF novel Under the Ember Star, and the anthologies, Bitter Steel, (fantasy), Midnight in Rosary (Vampires/Werewolves), and In the Language of Scorpions (Horror). Charles also writes westerns under the name Tyler Boone, and has been writing for several of the A. W. Hart series from Wolfpack Publishing, including “The Avenging Angels” and “The Ranger.”
Outside of novels, Charles’s stories and poetry have been published in such magazines as Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Skelos, Star*Line, The Horror Zine, Beat to a Pulp, Dreams and Nightmares, and Pedestal Magazine. His work is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wildside Press, Sundown Press, and Wolfpack Publishing. He has recently welcomed a wonderful grandson names Silas into the family.
Born in New York and educated at Kenyon College and Columbia University, Scott Kenemore is the national bestselling author of Lake of Darkness, The Grand Hotel, and Zombie Ohio, as well as numerous other works of horror and satire. He lives in Evanston, IL.
Though J L Mulvihill (Jen), is a descendant of Hollywood Royalty, she relinquished her crown and rock star days to obsess over her passion for telling stories. An author of young adult fiction and an award-winning screenplay writer and public speaker, Jen dabbles in a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, medievalpunk, horror, thrillers, and historical fiction. Her recent debut as host for the talk show On The Page with Geeky Side Network TV has got everyone asking, “What will Jen do next?”
To find out the answer to that question check out Jen’s webpage at www.jlmulvihill.com where you can also find her books and short stories. Or just type in jlmulvihill for all social media and you can catch up on Jen’s much ado on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You might just happen upon her sporadic foodie fest Jen Can’t Cook where Jen tests her hand at old style cooking.
Jen’s y/a series, Steel Roots, is based in the steampunk genre and engages the reader in a train hopping heart stopping adventure across a dystopian America enclosed within the walls of its own making. Follow young AB’Gale Steel as she travels across America in search of her missing father learning about the world around her as she goes, and The System that has a hold on its people. A story of love, friendship, hope, and the courage to fight back injustice.
Jen is also the author of a y/a medievalpunk series, The Elsie Lind Chronicles. This epic adventure boasts of demons, dragons and dark witches. From the strange and dark corners of her mind Jen has created an extraordinary fantasy world. Weaving Scandinavian folklore into the telling of the adventure of a young girl who is struck with amnesia and finds herself in the middle of an ancient forest in a world filled with mystery and danger.
Not only is she known for her writing but also her public speaking where Jen encourages other writers to hone their skills. Currently Jen is working on several writing projects including a science fiction novel, a thriller, a children’s book, toss a couple of cookbooks in there and some poetry, include several movie scripts, and Jen will never get any sleep again. Ah, but it’s gonna be great!