Authors and artists


A little bit about each of our authors and artists.



About Frank Oreto

Frank Oreto was born in the hills of Tennessee and after a few decades, finally settled in the slightly less rural hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The view was oddly similar regardless of his location as he spent his life surrounded by bookshelves. He haunted libraries and bookshops until old enough to find work at them. And when the shelves didn’t hold a story he wanted to read, he wrote his own.


Frank Oreto’s story “Dekker’s Miracle” was published on Friday, 22 December 2017.
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About Lori J. Fitzgerald

Lori J. Fitzgerald lives in Queens, NY with her husband, two children, and a small black rescued dog. She was a junior high school English teacher for over a decade and was well-known for her dramatic readings of The Princess Bride. Medieval Arthurian literature is her specialty and she loves a good joust. She writes mythic fantasy from her book-filled basement.

www.whiteravenwriting.blogspot.com


Lori J. Fitzgerald’s story “Wytchen Wood”  was published on Friday, 15 December 2017.
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About Melissa Kojima

Illustrator Melissa Kojima thinks she is ill-fitted in her pint-sized human form and sometimes fancies herself as a black, fire breathing dragon because it would more adequately house her larger than life personality and energy. With her verve and vivacity, she has been creating strange, mysterious and magical art for over 20 years. Some of her favorite projects have been to create; fantastical animal opera masks for LMU opera department, a downloadable DIY, paper fairy mobile for a children’s website in New Zealand and a chalk art story hunt about a mermaid all over downtown Portland, Oregon. She has sold art in galleries and been hired to illustrate many books. She is currently working on a series of ghost paintings and fantastical creature sculptures. If you want to have a peek into her strange, secret world, visit: www.melissakojima.net or www.SecretSocietyofMagicalCreatures.com


Melissa Kojima‘s image “Magic in the Wytchen Woods” is the cover art for our December 2017 stories.Metaphorosis

About Mariah Montoya

Mariah Montoya is a contemporary and fantasy writer from Idaho. When not reading or writing, she currently spends her days trooping to college classes, eating oatmeal, and rambling to friends and family about weird ideas. You can find her on Instagram at @mariah_author.


Mariah Montoya’s story “The Wife of Fabian Vitalik” was published on Friday, 24 November 2017.
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