Jack Clemons is both SF writer and “rocket scientist.” He’s published nonfiction and science fiction and is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has a Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering and was engineer and team leader on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs. Jack gives talks across the Mid-Atlantic region, including RavenCon, the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, and at the Baltimore Book Festival, on the Apollo Moon Program, on the design and first flights of the NASA Space Shuttle, and of the untold stories of the men and women behind the scenes who made those programs a success. He appeared in the “Command Module” segment of Moon Machines, the Discovery Science Channel’s award-winning six-part documentary about the Apollo Program, and in the Nat Geo documentary Apollo: Back To The Moon. He also writes a space and science column for Amazing Stories Magazine. His award-winning book, Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, a memoir of his time on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, was published by University Press of Florida in 2018 and is available from the publisher and from Amazon.com.
Bud Sparhawk has been a three-time novella finalist for SFWA’s Nebula award and has appeared in two Year’s Best anthologies. His short work was recently published in the Best of Defending the Future and Man and Machine anthologies, both by eSpec Books. He has also published a collection of twenty of his “best” short stories published in the last decade as Non-Parallel Universes. He has produced three print novels Shattered Dreams, Distant Seas, and Vixen and several e-novels. He also has two published print collections: Sam Boone: Front to Back and Dancing With Dragons. These and other novels and collections are available on Amazon.
Bud’s most recent stories have appeared in Analog, Amazing, Intergalactic Medicine Show and several yet-to-be-released anthologies. A complete bibliography can be found in Wikipedia and at budsparhawk.com. Bud also writes an occasional blog on the pain of writing at budsparhawk.blogspot.com.
Richard C. White is a science fiction/fantasy author, but he has also been known to do dark fantasy, new pulp, fantasy noir, and even non-fiction. His latest release is Chasing Danger: The Case Files of Theron Chase, which was released in July 2019. Other recent releases were Harbinger of Darkness, For a Few Gold Pieces More, the short story “Dangerous Memories” in The New Adventures of Rocky Jordan, and Terra Incognito. He’s appeared in various anthologies, such as Monsters, Robots, and Space for the Origins Game Fair, as well as Liberty Girl: Fight for Freedom, All for One: Tales of the Musketeers, and Charles Boeckman Presents: Johnny Nickle.
As a media tie-in writer, he’s written for the Star Trek, Doctor Who, Battletech and The Incredible Hulk franchises. His novel, Gauntlet Dark Legacy: Paths of Evil, was a best-selling tie-in for his publisher. His latest tie-in works are In the Shadows and Storm Wreck for Green Ronin’s Freeport gaming system.
Richard is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Additionally, Richard serves on the SFWA Writer Beware committee.
Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, finished high school in Tucson, AZ, and graduated from college, in Claremont, CA, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full-time writer. In 1986, he became a full-time father. He became a full-time writer again in 2003, when his daughter, Darcy, went off to college.
He has fourteen published novels, two collections of short stories, and a reminiscence about his life with cats.
His epic heroic fantasy, The Black Ring (six volumes) has been published by Double Dragon. A Thing Forgotten, a pseudo-victorian faerie novel, was published in 2019. He is working on The Empty House, a bizarre haunted house story that is far too long; a cycle of stories about the Star Kings; and other stuff.
He has been running his version of The Writers’ Workshop at conventions for over thirty years. He also runs a Plotting Workshop, which has been well received, for more than ten years.
Allen is a member of SFWA.