Andrew Linke

Andrew LinkeAndrew Linke is the author of five Oliver Lucas adventure novels featuring the titular hero as he explores exotic locations searching for magical relics. He has also written Burning in the Void, a bleak science fiction thriller set aboard a failed interstellar ship; Dyson’s Angel, a character-driven space opera miniseries which takes place a thousand years after the destruction of our solar system; and A Cold Day to Drown, a cyberpunk thriller set in the wreckage of post-plague America. As co-owner of Linke Media, he produces audiobooks, podcasts, and videos from his home studio in Tidewater, VA with the help of his wife and cats.

 

Emily Lavin Leverett

Emily Lavin LeverettEmily Lavin Leverett is an author, editor, medievalist, and English professor from North Carolina. Her first novel, Changeling’s Fall coauthored with Sarah Adams, came out in 2016 from Falstaff books and tells the story of Deor, a human changeling forced to find her roots in the fae Winter Court before magic gets her killed. The sequel, Winter’s Heir will be out in Summer 2018. Recent edited collections include Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books) and Tales from the Weird Wild West (Espec Books) with co-editors Misty Massey and Margaret McGraw. Her current academic scholarship focuses on medieval English literature as used by Terry Pratchett in his Discworld books. Finally, she is an avid Carolina Hurricanes hockey fan, and an owner of cats. Find out more about her at emilylavinleverett.com.

 

Dina Leacock

Dina LeacockDiane Arrelle, the pen name of South Jersey writer Dina Leacock, has sold more than 250 short stories and has two published books including Just A Drop In The Cup, a collection of short-short stories. She has a new collection of horror stories, Seasons Of Fear, that was released in late 2017.

She is proud to be one of the founding members, as well as the second president, of the Garden State Horror Writers and is also a past president of the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference.

Having recently retired from being director of a municipal senior citizen center, she is co-owner a small publishing company, Jersey Pines Ink LLC. She resides with her husband on the edge of the Pine Barrens (home of the Jersey Devil).

 

L. Jagi Lamplighter

L. Jagi LamplighterL. Jagi Lamplighter is the author of the YA fantasy series: The Books of Unexpected Enlightenment. She is also the author of the Prospero’s Daughter series: Prospero Lost, Prospero In Hell, and Prospero Regained. She has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best Of Dreams Of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Coliseum Morpheuon, Bad-Ass Faeries Anthologies (where she is also an assistant editor) and the Science Fiction Book Club’s Don’t Open This Book. She also has an anthology of her own works: In the Lamplight.

When not writing, she switches to her secret identity as wife and stay-home mom in Centreville, VA, where she lives with her dashing husband, author John C. Wright, and their four darling children, Orville, Ping-Ping Eve, Roland Wilbur, and Justinian Oberon. You can visit her website and blog at ljagilamplighter.com.

Cheralyn Lambeth

Cheralyn LambethCheralyn Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder whose work includes feature films (The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Patriot, Evan Almighty, Leatherheads, The Hunger Games), television shows (Dinosaurs!, Homeland, Outcast), and theater/interactive properties (Avenue Q, Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, Sir Purr for the Carolina Panthers NFL team). She is also a published author, with three books currently on the market (Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, The Well-Dressed Puppet, and Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers).

In addition to being a costume/prop builder, Cher is an active paranormal researcher, working with the Charlotte (NC) Area Paranormal Society as an investigator and cryptozoologist. On the fan side of things, Cher is proud to be a veteran charter member of the Star Wars costuming club the 501st Legion, serving on the Legion’s History/Archives team, and founder/team captain of the Southern Belle Ghostbusters.

 

Baine Kelly

Baine KellyAward-winning author Baine Kelly brings the paranormal world to readers of all ages starting with her children’s series Zombie Zoe. A series about a little girl named Zoe, who happens to be a zombie. The first book, Zombie Zoe Moving in with Grandma, explores the challenges of fitting in. For the adults, Baine’s Sable World series starts off with Splash. It displays her unique style; packed with humor, action and romance that will leave you craving more of her exciting new twist on the vampire world.

Learn more about Baine’s Zombie Zoe and Sable World series at bainekelly.com. Check out her blog or join her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

A.L. Kaplan

A.L. KaplanA.L. Kaplan’s love of books started as a child and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, her stories and poems have been included in several anthologies and magazines. Her novel, Star-touched was released in October, 2017. She is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s Chapter/Board liaison and served on the Howard County Chapter board for several years. A.L. holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, A.L. is the props manager for a local theatre. This proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog.

 

JC Kang

JC Kang’s unhealthy obsession with fantasy and sci-fi began at an early age when his brother introduced him to The Chronicles of Narnia, Star Trek, and Star Wars. As an adult, he combines his geek roots with his professional experiences as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts instructor, and technical writer to pen epic fantasy stories.

 

Andrea Judy

Andrea JudyAndrea Judy is a writer who makes her home in Atlanta, GA. Passionate about language, she writes in multiple genres, and has had poems and short stories appear in various literary magazines as well as in several anthologies. She also studies and writes about fandom and video games. Her newest novella series will be out in 2018.