Originally from the Southwest, J.B. Kish moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2012. He is currently working on his second novel.
Chris Warden is a native of California. He is married to Jane Warden; they have two adult children. Chris graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in philosophy. He has worked as a web developer, computer programmer, game designer, and UX developer.
He enjoys body surfing, body boarding, and ocean swimming. He spends an inordinate amount of time in the ocean but has still not figured out how to breathe underwater.
A.D. Guzman is a writer of speculative fiction and all-around lover of story. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M Commerce. She taught adult ESL for fourteen years and preschool Spanish for eight. Now, she coordinates Wills Point Veterinary Clinic’s online store, dabbles in payroll and serves as occasional, unofficial IT support. She serves as Membership Chair on the Friends of Riter C. Hulsey Public Library board, proudly producing amusing and informative promotional materials. She’s a hobby bird photographer and, if you like birds and/or fantasy, she has some acrylic and watercolor pieces you’ll love. She runs, does yoga, bikes, hikes, pretty much anything active and outdoors. She lives in Texas with her husband, two wonderful adult kids, four finches, three parakeets, a cat, and a snake.
Joshua Grasso is a professor of English at a small university in Oklahoma, where he teaches classes in British and World Literature, writing, and comics. He holds a PhD from Miami University where he specialized in 18th c. British Literature. When not teaching or writing, he enjoys hanging out with his two boys (one of whom is college bound!), reading everything he can get his hands on, and hunting for old vinyl and cds of classical music.
Gordon Grice is freelance magazine writer and wandering college lecturer whose literary course topics have included horror, homicide, science fiction, monsters, Edgar Allan Poe, and man-eating animals. He frequently teaches creative writing for the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. He and his wife have three sons and two pet tarantulas.
Justen Russell is a scientist and author, with a PhD in the biological sciences. He lives in Paris, France with his partner and their child. He is anachronistic in his athletics, enjoying historical sword-fighting and swing dancewww.justenrussell.com