An unapologetic extrovert, science fiction and fantasy author Sara T. Bond is the author of the space opera Gravity’s Heir and Summer’s Blood, the first book in the Iron and Earth urban fantasy series from Falstaff Books. She has lived many lives, dabbling in political research, campaign management, and even a short, lucrative career in high-end fashion retail. Writing about the fantastic and improbable allows Sara to cut through the lies we tell ourselves to better uncover the deeply personal and political stories about how we reconcile our inner truths with our communities, our pasts, and our deepest selves.
(That’s just fancy talk to say she uses fiction to uncover truth.)
Born and raised in Atlanta, Sara now lives in Seattle with her husband and two children who moonlight as advanced agents of chaos. Catch her on TikTok or visit her website at saratbond.com for her latest projects, essays, and even a book review and cocktail pairings blog series.
Samantha Bryant writes superhero and horror stories, which one depends on whether she wants to save the world today, or burn it down. She is best known for her Menopausal Superhero series of novels through Falstaff Books, winner of a Jacquis Award for feminist writing. Well, that and her banana bread (the secret is sour cream). If you like speculative fiction featuring complicated women defying expectations, you’ll enjoy her work. Check out her full catalog at bit.ly/SamanthaBryant or find her wasting time on Twitter and Instagram @samanthabwriter. If all else fails, check the woods. She likes to get lost there.
Patrick is the author of the award-winning Darkest Storm series published by Falstaff Books. Other titles include Stone Cold Witch, Never Steal From Dragons, The Shadow Blade Chronicles, and the Watchers of Astaria series from Distracted Dragon Press. Other publications include Fairy Films: Wee Folk on the Big Screen, a collection of fairy essays from Educated Dragon Publishing. Patrick is a member of SFWA.
Patrick resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife, two children and their spunky Cavalier King Charles, Blaze. In his spare time, he’s a PC gamer, homebrewer, 3D printer enthusiast, and DIYer. You can usually find him in the Hearthstone Tavern or wandering Azeroth as a Blood Elf Warlock in the evenings.
You can find out more at linktr.ee/patrickdugan.
L.R. Gould is a transgender science fiction and urban fantasy author published by Falstaff Books.
She spent a childhood escaping from the family dairy farm by traveling the stars and battling the monsters of her imagination. Adventures, however, rarely go as planned and L.R. Gould’s did not lead her to the stars, but to a twenty+ year career designing building mechanical systems where she focuses on accessibility for the differently abled, green construction, energy efficiency, and improving the indoor environment.
While L.R. Gould’s career may not be battling monsters or soaring through the stars, she has never stopped imagining the possibilities. Look for the first book in her new sci-fi series, Prodigal Brother coming soon from Falstaff Books.
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles, the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects. He is also the founder of the SAGA genre fiction writing conference, where people can learn about the craft of writing compelling stories and the business of making money with them.
In 2016, John teamed up with several other publishing industry professionals to create Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys.” Falstaff Books has since published over 250 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees, and playing Magic: the Gathering. John’s pronouns are he/him.
Misty Massey is the author of the Mad Kestrel series of rollicking pirate fantasy adventures and the Dead Man weird western series. She works as a proof and developmental editor for Falstaff Books, Loreseekers Press, and Mocha Memoirs Press. When she’s not writing, Misty is a cast member on the Authors & Dragons actual play D&D podcast. She’s a sucker for ginger snaps, African coffee, and the darkest rum she can find. You can keep up with Misty at mistymassey.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.