J.D. Hallowell is a 50ish father and husband who is blessed to have lived an interesting and active life. His life experience includes such diverse occupations as automotive mechanic, photographer, and medical billing clerk. He has studied martial arts for over 30 years. He has been a soldier and an emergency medical technician, and has served as the chief of a volunteer ambulance squad. At one time, he was a diamond courier, and later owned a working kennel where he trained dogs for law enforcement as well as personal protection, and has most recently trained one service dog. Although he is now disabled by the cumulative result of injuries sustained both in and out of the military (he has been shot, stabbed, blown up, bludgeoned, poisoned, and has even had harsh language directed toward him), he writes, and has had two fantasy novels, Dragon Fate and Dragon Blade, published, and has several other fantasy and science fiction projects underway. His other interests include but are not li....
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Grigory Ryzhakov is a Russian molecular biologist, singer-songwriter and story-teller living in the UK. He received his MSc degree in biochemistry from Moscow State University (Russia) and a PhD in molecular biology from University of Cambridge (UK). In his stories, Grigory likes to explore people in unusual situations, facing unusual challenges and aiming to achieve the impossible. His fiction is swarming with references to world literature, science, history, politics, it's full of grotesque and irony. He defines his writing genre as speculative fiction. "Usher Syndrome" is his first published story, which was also adapted for stage and performed at London's Barons Court Theatre in 2010.
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Luke Murphy lives in Shawville, Quebec with his wife, two daughters and pug. He played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. Since then, he’s held a number of jobs, from sports columnist to radio journalist, before earning his Bachelor of Education degree (Magna Cum Laude). His debut novel, DEAD MAN`S HAND, was released in October, 2012.
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A forty-something Scotsman with two published novels and a third on the way. Bass player, birder and wildlife surveyor.
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Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and her preferred genre is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance. Before 2009, Mia wouldn't even pick up a book and was more interested in sports. However she finally found some novels that interested her and developed a love of writing. Mia began with short stories but found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created The Wanderer Trilogy and from there other ideas have emerged which she hopes to turn into novels as well.
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John Emil Augustine grew up in Minneapolis, MN and toured in his twenties and early thirties with local and national acts; writing, arranging, and performing on the road with well-known Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Reggae, Post Funk, Prog Rock, and Folk Rock groups. John has also been a landscaper, mail carrier, English professor, and forklift operator. He currently lives in Moorhead, MN with his wife and four boys.
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