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Danielle Ackley-McPhailAward-Winning Author and Editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for over a decade. Her works include the urban fantasy, Yesterday's Dreams, its upcoming sequel, Tomorrow's Memories. She also co-edited and contributions to numerous anthologies and collections, including Dark Furies, Breach the Hull, and the upcoming science fiction anthologies Barbarians at the Jumpgate and Space Pirates. Her non-fiction works include a chapter on writer’s groups The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy: The Author’s Grimoire, a chapter on the vehicles of magic in the upcoming Elements of Fantasy: Magic, and a chapter on self-promotions for the upcoming Profitable Publishing. Danielle is a member of the electronic publishing organization EPIC, as well as Broad Universe, a writer’s organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres. You can find out more about her work at www.sidhenadaire.com. Danielle lives somewhere in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail, mother-in-law Teresa, and three extremely spoiled cats.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Breach the Hull, Hear Them Roar, So It Begins. Upcoming Projects: Bad-Ass Faeries 3: Battlefront, Barbarians at the Jumpgate, Dark Furies, The Halfling's Court: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale, Profitable Publishing, Syren Songs.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Linda D. Addison - author of the HWA Bram Stoker Award winning Being Full of Light, Insubstantial (Space & Time Books) and the only author with fiction in three landmark anthologies that celebrate African-Americans speculative writers: the award-winning anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction (Warner Aspect), Dark Dreams (Kensington), and Dark Thirst (Pocket Book). Her poetry and stories have been listed on the Honorable Mention list for the annual Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and Year’s Best Science-Fiction. Catch her work in Essence magazine, Doorways magazine and Dead Cat Traveling Circus of Wonders and Miracle Medicine Show (Bedlam Press). She lives in New York with her husband, writer Gerard Daniel Houarner. Her site: www.lindaaddisonpoet.com.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar


Michael Amorel has had his work published in the anthologies Dark Furies, Monster’s Ink, Tempting Disaster and Horror Between the Sheets as well as in numbers publications including On the Edge and Resurrection. He is the publisher and creator of Cthulhu Sex Magazine. He is currently finishing up his first novel. Tormented by ghosts in his youth, he now enjoys a blessed life with his true love. Learn more at his website www.michaelamorel.com.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Stephen Antczak

Marietta Titles: God Drug (out of print), Daydreams Undertaken (out of print), New Mythos Legends


Lawrence Barker

Marietta Titles: Renfield


James C. Bassett

Marietta Titles: Living Real


Phil BrucatoPhil Brucato Phil “Satyrblade” Brucato “To write is to tell the Truth.” Those words hang next to Phil’s computer, and for almost 20 years they’ve defined both his writing and his life. From Weird Tales Magazine to newWitch Magazine, from Pop! Goes the Witch to Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, “Satyr’s” creations mix playful satire with passionate Romanticism. A recipient of various awards, Phil has published dozens of columns, short stories, essays, interviews, and comics, in addition to the roleplaying games for which he’s famous. This tale comes from a combination of his Sicilian heritage and some of the rougher elements of the starving artist life. “I have met the Money Ogre,” Phil says, “and he is me.” Satyr’s blogs are at: http://satyrblade.livejournal.com and http://www.myspace.com/satyrblade.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Richard Lee Byers


Award-winning author Skyla Dawn Cameron has been writing approximately forever.  Her early storytelling days were spent acting out strange horror/fairy tales with the help of her many dolls, and little has changed except that she now keeps those stories on paper.  She signed her first book contract at age twenty-one for River, a unique werewolf tale, which was released to critical and reader praise alike and won her the 2007 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy.  Skyla lives in Southern Ontario with her fiancé, where she dabbles in art, is an avid gamer, and watches Buffy reruns.  If she ever becomes a grown-up, she wants to run her own pub, as well as become world dictator.  You can visit her on the web at www.skyladawncameron.com for free fiction, book news, a community forum, and tons of other totally awesome stuff.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Lin Carter

Marietta Titles: Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak


Hugh B. Cave

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


James ChambersJames Chambers “writes stories that are paced fast enough to friction burn a reader's eyeballs,” says Horror Reader.com. His tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction have been published in Bad-Ass Faeries, Breach the Hull, Crypto-Critters (Volume 1 and 2), Dark Furies, The Dead Walk, The Dead Walk Again, Hardboiled Cthulhu, Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak Supernatural Detective, No Longer Dreams, Sick: An Anthology of Illness, Weird Trails, and Warfear as well as the magazines Bare Bone, Cthulhu Sex, and Allen K’s Inhuman. His short story collection, with illustrator Jason Whitley, The Midnight Hour: Saint Lawn Hill and Other Tales, was published in 2005.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Breach the Hull, CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II, Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak, So It Begins

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Vincent CollinsVincent Collins was born in a circle of mushrooms and swapped out for an inner-city child when no one was looking.  This is the only explanation for how a writer of faeries could come from so deep in the ghetto.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007

 


Elaine CorvidaeElaine Corvidae has been telling stories about faeries, elves, and dragons since she was a small child. Her dark fantasy novels include several award-winning novels set in the Shadow Fae universe. When she
isn’t wandering the worlds of her imagination, she lives in Harrisburg, NC, with her husband and several cats. 

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Don D'Ammassa

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


Keith R.A. DeCandido (www.decandido.net) is the author of Dragon Precinct (Pocket, 2004), which introduced the characters of Torin and Danthres, also seen in the stories "Getting the Chair" in Murder by Magic, edited by Rosemary Edghill (Aspect, 2004); "House Arrest" in Bad-Ass Faeries, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee Hillman, & Jeff Lyman (Marietta, 2007); and "A Clean Getaway" in Pandora's Closet, edited by Jean Rabe & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW, 2007).

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Hear Them Roar

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


In addition to the first volume of Bad-Ass Faeries, Lorne Dixon's fiction has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in +The Horror Library+ Volume 2 (Cutting Block Press), Strange Stories Of Sand And Sea (late 2007, Fine Tooth Press), Bound Is The Bewitching Lilith (late 2007, Popcorn Press), Dark Distortions (2008, Scotopia), Bound For Evil: Curious Tales Of Books Gone Bad (2008, Dead Letters Press), Dark Wisdom Magazine (2008, Elder Signs), and PS Press' wildly anticipated Darkness On The Edge (early 2009).  In 2006 he was awarded the Graverson Award, an honor for short fiction bestowed by the Garden State Horror Writers in memory of novelist Pat Graverson.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


James S. Dorr

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


Richard Flanagan

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


Ron Fortier


Rose Fox

Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Jason Franks runs the small press comics imprint Blackglass Press. He has published a number of comics anthologies, One More Bullet, Rockstar Pizza, and Hard Words, featuring work in many genres by a variety of  independent writers and artists. His prose and comics work has been published in Deathlings, Tango, and Robots Are People, Too. Franks currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. He is also a writer of crime, pulp and horror fiction. His stories have appeared in Hardboiled, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and in the Die Monster Die Publications The Dead Walk and Dark Furies. His novel, The Devil of Harbor City, was published in 2004 by Wild Cat Books.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar, Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak   Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Thomas E. Fuller

Marietta Titles: The Ghost Finds a Body


Dr. Charles E. GannonDr. Charles E. Gannon is a Distinguished Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University, where he was the Director of Graduate English until resigning in 2007..  He is also a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Literature and Culture.  He has published both fiction and non-fiction in the SF field, and his longer fiction credits include novellas in “shared world” universes (such as the "War World" series) and in Analog.  His most recent non-fiction book ("Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction") is in second edition, won the 2006 American Library Association Award for Outstanding Book, and was the topic of discussion when he was interviewed by NPR (Morning Edition).  His next non-fiction book—"Bigger, Better, Brighter, Faster: the Reengineering of American Manifest Destiny"—is on advance contract and forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi (early 2009).

He has been a Fulbright Fellow at Liverpool University, Palacky University [Czech Republic], and the University of Dundee and has published extensively on the interaction of fiction, technology (particularly military and space), and political influence.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gannon worked eight years as a scriptwriter and producer in New York City, where his clients included the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and The President’s Council on Physical Fitness.  He also worked as author and editor for GDW, and was a routine contributor to both the scientific/technical content and story-line in the award-winning games “Traveller,” and “2300 AD.”

Now a father of four (and eternally trailing half a rank behind his two oldest sons in Shotokhan Karate) “Chuck” has shifted back into a career that mixes full-time writing with occasional consulting (mostly for academic, defense, and government entities).

Marietta Titles: So It Begins


Bruce GehweilerBruce Gehweiler teaches seminars and offers consulting services to writers, new publishers, and self-publishers. He is the co-author of Breaking into Fiction Writing! and the forthcoming Publishing, The New Multi-Media Way with C.J. Henderson. Bruce is the expert behind SelfPublishExpert.com which is a Marietta Publishing Living Book and the online personality of The Bruce Gehweiler Show which is an MP3 podcast show.

Currently Bruce’s fiction appears in Where Angels Fear (2010 Dark Quest) and Barbarians at the Jumpgate (2010 Padwolf). He has also appeared in anthologies such a The Dead Walk Again, Crypto-Critters Volumes I & II (Padwolf) and Warfear, A Collection of Strange War Tales, Hear Them Roar, Frontiers of Terror, New Mythos Legends, and Lai Wan, Tales of the Dreamwalker. Magazines such as “Inhuman”, “Tales of the Talisman” and “Space & Time” have also published his short fiction and non-fiction. He won the 1992 Dragon*Con Amateur Writing Contest and received and Honorable Mention in The Writer’s of the Future Contest that same year.

Bruce founded Marietta Publishing in 1996 and has published over 47 books and e-books. In 2009, Marietta Publishing won the Best Anthology category of the Eppie Awards for Bad-Ass Faeries II and in 2007 Marietta won the Best Anthology category for the Dream Realm Award for Breach the Hull. As of 2010, Marietta Publishing will become a full service publishing portal and will begin publishing the online magazine (www.cjhendersonmag.com) “C.J. Henderson’s Fantasy Magazine”.

Marietta Titles: Breaking Into Fiction Writing, CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II, Hear Them Roar, Profitable Publishing


Jesse HarrisJesse Harris has always had a love for telling stories: either vocally, dramatically, or written; as well as a love for the mystique of Japan and its history and mythology.  His story, Within the Folds, from Bad-Ass Faeries, proved to be a perfect launch point for bringing the two together.  He lives in the Tri-State area with his wife and two children.  

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


Christopher Sirmons Haviland is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Faith & Fairies (as C.S. Haviland) and the angel fantasy Change, a short story published in Pronto! Writings From Rome. He studied under Terry Brooks (The Sword of Shannara, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace [novelization]), Ben Bova (Mars, THX 1138 [novelization]), John Saul (Suffer the Children, The God Project), Dorothy Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina, Cavedweller), and Lawrence Montaigne (screenwriter-The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance, actor-The Great Escape, actor-Star Trek). He is the editor of The Synopsis Treasury of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Actual Synopses, Outlines, and Story Ideas Submitted to the Industry by Published Authors (soon to be released), featuring never-before-published work by H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Jack Williamson, Andre Norton, Terry Brooks, Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, Michael Bishop, Orson Scott Card, Connie Willis, Piers Anthony, Margaret Weis, L.E. Modesitt, David Brin, David Drake, Sara Douglass, and many more. Mr. Haviland co-produced an award winning motion picture in 1997 called The First of May, starring Julie Harris, Dan Byrd, Mickey Rooney, Charles Nelson Reilly, and the late Joe DiMaggio, which aired on HBO and HBO-Asia in 2000-2003. He was among the start-up staffs of About.com and Mail.com, and has also worked for AT&T Wireless, Net2Phone and Questex Media. His hobbies include genealogy, paleontology and web-mastering. He lives in East Longmeadow, MA with his wife whom he met on the internet.  

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


John G. HemryJohn G. Hemry/Jack Campbell is the author of the best-selling Lost Fleet series under the pen name Jack Campbell (Dauntless July 2006, Fearless January 2007, other volumes to follow).  Under his own name, he’s also the author of the ‘JAG in space’ series, the latest of which is Against All Enemies.  His short fiction has appeared in places as varied as the latest Chicks in Chainmail anthology (Turn the Other Chick) and Analog magazine (which published his Nebula Award-nominated story Small Moments in Time).  John’s nonfiction has appeared in Analog and Artemis magazines as well as BenBella books on Charmed, Star Wars, and Superman.  John is a retired US Navy officer who lives in Maryland with his wife (the incomparable S) and three great kids.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull, So It Begins

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


CJ HendersonC.J. Henderson is the creator of the Teddy London supernatural detective series, author of such diverse yet fabulously interesting titles as The Field Guide to Monsters, Baby's First Mythos and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies and some fifty other books and novels. He has had hundreds of short stories published along with hundreds of comics and thousands of non-fiction pieces. The first novel in his latest series, Brooklyn Knights, will be coming out from Tor later this year. Published in some ten languages around the world, he is as beloved as he is rotund, which is saying a lot. For more on this happiest, and heaviest, of fellows, check out his website, www.cjhenderson.com, where he invites you to read the posted short stories. If you send him a pie, he will remember you in his prayers.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Breach The Hull, Breaking Into Fiction Writing, CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II, The Dead Walk Again, Frontiers of Terror, Hear Them Roar, Lai Wan: Tales of the Dream Walker,  New Mythos Legends, Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, The Occult Dectectives Of CJ Henderson, So It Begins, To Battle Beyond, What You Pay For. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies, Profitable Publishing.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Ed Hickcox

Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Lee C. HillmanLee C. Hillman - Although she's been writing both original and transformative stories since she could hold a pen, Lee (or Gwen or Gwenly, to be adverbial) considers herself primarily a fanfiction author and has become a fascinated informal scholar of both fan culture and transformative works. Known online as "GwendolynGrace," she is a founding administrator at FictionAlley, where she moderates discussion boards and records readings for their fanfiction podcast, "SpellCast." She ran the first Harry Potter Conference (Nimbus - 2003) for HP Education Fanon, Inc. (http://www.hpef.net/), and although she is the outgoing President of their Board of Directors, she looks forward to their upcoming conferences in 2008 (http://www.hp2008.org/), 2009 (Level Two), and 2010 (Infinitus). Too much of the time, she can be found writing transformative fiction, particularly for the show "Supernatural," on her LiveJournal. By day she is a Project Manager, on the weekends she is a Baroness and bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and at all times, but mostly in the evenings, she is an actor, singer, and dancer in Boston area theatre. Sleep is optional.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad. Upcoming Projects: Syren Songs, Bad-Ass Faeries 3: Battlefront.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Gerard Houarner, a New Yorker married at a New Orleans Voodoo Temple, works by day at a psychiatric institution and writes, mostly at night, about the dark.  He's had several novels and a couple of hundred stories published.  For the latest work in print, visit www.gerardhouarner.com.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar


William Jones

Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Adam P. Knave maintains hellblazer.net and zenbastard.org while juggling all his other writing, which includes the recently published Strange Angel series stories in the anthologies, No Longer Dreams (Lite Circle Books) and Bad-Ass Faeries (Marietta Publishing).

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


Brian KoscienskiBrian Koscienski & Chris Pisano are fun guys who lurk the realms of south central Pennsylvania, spreading their warped minds through the likes of novels, stories, comics, articles and even bawdy haiku. In their insidious quest for world domination, they created Fortress Publishing, Inc, which can be visited at www.fortresspublishinginc.com.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad
 

Marietta Awards:
2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


L. Jagi LamplighterL. Jagi Lamplighter is a fantasy author. She has published numerous articles on Japanese animation and appears in several short story anthologies, including Best of Dreams of Decadence, No Longer Dreams, Bad-Ass Faeries, and the Science Fiction Book Club’s Don't Open This Book. She recently sold her first trilogy, Prospero's Daughter, to Tor. Volume One, Prospero Lost, is scheduled for the Winter of 2009. When not writing, she switches to her secret identity as wife and stay-home mom in Centreville, VA, where she lives with her dashing husband, author John C. Wright, and their three darling boys, Orville, Roland Wilbur, and Justinian Oberon. Her (yet only partially constructed) website is: http://www.sff.net/people/lamplighter/ Her blog is at: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad. Upcoming Projects: Syren Songs, Bad-Ass Faeries 3: Battlefront

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


R. Allen LeiderFilm reviewer/screenwriter R. Allen Leider began his career in 1970 at CBS news as copy boy for The Walter Cronkite TV News. In 1973, he became features writer for The Monster Times, and later editor for Show Magazine, Celebrity Magazine and other national publications. His photojournalist work was distributed worldwide for 30 years by Transworld Features Syndicate. He lives in Manhattan with wife Barbara, a professional photographer. He created the story/screenplay for The Oracle (1985), and hosted his own radio show Cinemascene on WWFM, for five years. Presently, he writes and edits the online magazine The Black Cat Review. He is the author of Wicca Girl:, Fighting Fire with Hellfire, and the upcoming Wicca Girl 2: The Persistence of Evil due out for Christmas 2010. He also edited The Hellfire Lounge, a companion anthology to Wicca Girl with stories by himself, CJ Henderson, James Chambers, John L. French and Richard Dean Starr. Hellfire Lounge 2: Rat Pack Redux is scheduled for release in July 2011.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, CryptoCritters, Hear Them Roar. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


Jeffrey LymanJeffrey Lyman is a 2004 graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop.  Since then he has been published in various anthologies, including No Longer Dreams by Lite Circle Press, Sails and Sorcery by Fantasist Enterprises, and Breach the Hull by Marietta Publishing.  He was involved in editing both Bad-Ass Fairies I and II.  He is currently finishing up a novel about some pretty rotten fairies.  By day, he works as a mechanical engineer near New York City.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, So It Begins. Upcoming Projects: Syren Songs, Bad-Ass Faeries 3: Battlefront

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Jonathan MaberryJonathan Maberry is a multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author. His novels includes Ghost Road Blues (winner of the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), Dead Man's Song (2007), Bad Moon Rising (2008), and Patient Zero (2009).  Upcoming novels include The Dragon Factory and The King of Plagues (St Martins Press) and The Wolfman (Universal Pictures). His nonfiction works include Vampire Universe (Citadel Press, 2006), and The Cryptopedia (Citadel, 2007 –winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction); and Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (2008).  Upcoming books include They Bite! (2009) and Vampire Hunters and Other Enemies of Evil (2010). His first two comics for Marvel –Punisher: Naked Kill and Wolverine: Ghosts will be released in April.

Jonathan is the co-creator (with Laura Schrock) of On The Slab, an entertainment news show for ABC Disney / Stage 9, to be released on the Internet in 2009. Jonathan is a Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill (the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers), and is a member of SFWA, MWA and HWA.  He is a frequent guest at genre cons and writers conferences. Jonathan is a founding member of The Liars Club, a group of networking publishing professionals that includes bestsellers William Lashner, L. A. Banks, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, Ed Pettit, Dennis Tafoya, Keith Strunk, Don Lafferty, Kelly Simmons, Laura Schrock and Marie Lamba.

Visit his website at www.jonathanmaberry.com or on Facebook and MySpace.

Marietta Titles: So It Begins.


Steven Mangold is co-runner of the small press comics imprint Blue Rose Studios. He has published various mini-comics including; Neighbor Relations, Nature's Call, and Another Day. His prose and comics work has been published in Robots Are People, Too, One More Bullet, and the upcoming Sketch South compilation. He currently resides in central Florida.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Jack McDevittJack McDevitt has been on the final Nebula ballot 11 times, but has never won. Omega was named best novel and given the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2005. He has received the Phoenix and SESFA awards for lifetime achievement, and twice won the SESFA Award for best novel (Deepsix and Seeker). He has also won the Locus Award for best first novel (The Hercules Text, 1986) and the UPC International Prize for best novella, "Ships in the Night." McDevitt is a former naval officer, an English teacher, a customs officer, and has trained managers for the US Customs Service. He lives in Brunswick, GA, with his wife Maureen.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


Edward J. McFadden III juggles a full-time career as a university administrator and teacher at SUNY Stony Brook, with his editing and writing aspirations. He is the author/editor of ten books: Shadows & Dust, Our Dying Land, The Black Death of Babylon, The Best of Fantastic Stories (forthcoming), Jigsaw Nation, Epitaphs: 20 Tales of Dark Fantasy and Horror (w/ Tom Piccirilli), Deconstructing Tolkien: A Fundamental Analysis of The Lord of the Rings, The Second Coming, Thoughts of Christmas, and The Best of Pirate Writings. His essay titled “Realism: an Essential Fantasy Ingredient” recently appeared in Sages & Swords from Pitch-Black Publishing. He has had more than 75 short stories published in places like Prism Quarterly, Hear Them Roar, Terminal Fright, Cyber-Psycho’s AOD, The And, and The Arizona Literary Review. He lives on Long Island with his wife Dawn, their daughter Samantha, and their mutt Indy. See www.edwardmcfadden.com for all things Ed.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar.


Mike McPhailBorn into a military / engineering family, Mike McPhail's lifelong dream was to join NASA and become a mission specialist; to that end, he attended the Academy of Aeronautics in New York, as well as enlisting in the Air National Guard. While working towards his goal, a sudden illness brought a halt to his dreams. After recovering, he came to grips with his new reality; so he chose to put his hard-earned technical skills and imagination to use as a artist, writer and game designer. He is the editor and graphic designer for the Defending the Future series from Marietta Publishing, which includes Breach the Hull (2007), So It Begins (2009) and By Any Means (TBD). His work also appears in No Longer Dreams, from Lite Circle Books.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull, So It Begins. Upcoming Projects: By Other Means.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist (cover art), 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner (anthology) - Breach the Hull


Mostly, Bernie Mojzes has dabbled. In what? you ask.  Well, let's see.  He's fiddled with UNIX, he's framed pictures, he's taught college courses and karate classes, he's designed and built networks and generated propaganda for the technical elite masses.  He has studied the Great Philosophers and mocked them all. He plays bass and occasionally warbles a bit off-key.  He introduced the shinai as an effective and indispensable Internet Salesperson training tool.  He's wandered into and out of grad school with naught to show for it but an overinflated sense of self-importance. And, apparently, he's also dabbled with writing. Loki disapproves of this last activity: she looks at the screen, then at Bernie's face, then sighs deeply and lays her adorably furry head across the keyboard.  Enough, she says. And then: Feed me.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad. Upcoming Projects: Syren Songs.

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Brian McNaughton


Gregory Nicoll

Marietta Titles: Underground Atlanta


Norman Partridge

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


John PassarellaJohn Passarella co-authored Wither, which won the Horror Writer Association's prestigious Bram Stoker Award for best first novel of 1999. Columbia Pictures purchased the feature film rights to Wither in a preemptive bid. Passarella's other novels include two standalone sequels to Wither: Wither's Rain, and Wither's Legacy, three media tie-in novels (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar, and Angel: Monolith) and, most recently, Kindred Spirit, a paranormal thriller. He resides in southern New Jersey with his wife and three children. Please visit him online at www.passarella.com.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Tom Piccirilli

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


K.T. PintoK.T. Pinto  lives in Staten Island (the red-headed step-borough of NYC) with her husband Paul and their dog Clifford. She has been published in Nth Degree Magazine, The LARPer, Literotica.com and Pyramid Magazine, and she has a book slated to be published in 2007 by Mundania Press entitled Celeste. To find out more about her, go to http://www.ktpinto.com/. This is her first time in an anthology, and she’d like to thank Patrick and CJ for the opportunity.

Marietta Titles: Hear Them Roar.

Chris Pisano & Brian Koscienski are fun guys who lurk the realms of south central Pennsylvania, spreading their warped minds through the likes of novels, stories, comics, articles and even bawdy haiku. In their insidious quest for world domination, they created Fortress Publishing, Inc, which can be visited at www.fortresspublishinginc.com.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Robert M. Price

Marietta Titles: Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak


W.H. Pugmire

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

Marietta Titles: Lin Carter's Anton Zarnak


Diane Raetz is the Editor-in-chief of Padwolf Publishing and Padwolf Presents magazine. She has sold short stories to various venues and co-created the Wildsidhe Chronicles YA fanatasy series. Old Blood, an anthology which she edited, is due out from Spyre Books later in 2006.

Marietta Titles: CryptoCritters II, Hear Them Roar.


Andy RemicAndy Remic is a hard-hitting kick-ass military science fiction author with five novels in print. In his spare time he enjoys mountain climbing, sword fighting and hacking computer systems. He can kill a man with a single blow of his chainsaw, but prefers photographing woodland wildlife and biomod engineering. He is sometimes accused of nihilism.

Marietta Titles: So It Begins.


Monica Richards, best known for her music as half of the critically acclaimed duo, Faith and the Muse, is also a writer and multimedia artist living just north of Los Angeles. A graduate of American University with honors in Literature, Monica has published three books through her own company, The Mercyground. Her most popular release is The Book of Annwyn, a fully realized creative work which contains re-workings of Welsh-Celtic tales as well as her poetry, essays, original art and graphic design. She has just released her solo CD, InfraWarrior, and a graphic novel, Anafae, based on Mother Nature. All aspects of her creative talents can be found at www.monicarichards.com.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


James Daniel RossJames Daniel Ross - A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, James has been an actor, computer tech support operator, historic infotainment tour guide, armed self defense retailer, automotive petrol attendant, youth entertainment stock replacement specialist, mass market Italian chef, low priority courier, monthly printed media retailer, automotive industry miscellaneous task facilitator, and ditch digger. The Radiation Angels: The Chimerium Gambit is his first novel. Most people are begging him to go back to ditch digging.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Breach The Hull, So It Begins.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Tony RuggieroTony Ruggiero has been publishing fiction since 1998. His science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories and novels have appeared in both print and electronic mediums. His published novels include Team of Darkness and Aliens and Satanic Creatures Wanted: Humans Need Not Apply. Tony is also a contributing author to The Fantasy Writers’ Companion  from Dragon Moon Press. Other collaborative work includes The Writers for Relief and No Longer Dreams . Novels from Dragon Moon Press, Alien Deception(2006) and Alien Revelation(2007).

Tony retired from the United States Navy in 2001 after twenty-three years of service. He currently resides in Virginia. While continuing to write, Tony teaches at Old Dominion University, Saint Leo University, and Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, VA.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull, So It Begins.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


Jan Rukh

Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Don W. Schank - After hundreds of small press appearances (illustrations, poetry, book reviews, and interviews in the 1980s and 1990s) his story in Bad-Ass Faeries is his first short story publication and his first appearance in print since his self-declared hiatus from the genre in 2001.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


Lawrence M. SchoenLawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction treatment facilities. He's also one of the world's foremost authorities on the Klingon language, having championed the exploration of this constructed tongue and lectured on this unique topic throughout the world. Among other writing endeavors, he is currently expanding “Thresher”, his short story featured in Marietta Publishing's Breach the Hull, to novel length. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a speaker of Klingon.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


David ShermanWith thirty novels and only one previously published short story to his credit, you could say that David Sherman writes long form fiction.  He is the author of eight out-of-print novels of US Marines in Vietnam (he was one); military SF series Starfist and its spinoff, Starfist: Force Recon (both with Dan Cragg); a Star Wars novel, Jedi Trial (also with Dan Cragg); and fantasy series DemonTech.  "Surrender or Die" was written as the prolog of the fourth book in the DemonTech series, but, *alas*, that never happened.  He invites readers to visit his website: www.novelier.com.

Marietta Titles: So It Begins.


David B. Silva


Bud SparhawkBud Sparhawk began writing science fiction stories in 1975 and, after two sales, stopped writing for thirteen years. Since again taking up the pen, his stories and articles have appeared frequently in Analog, Asimov’s, and other SF magazines as well as anthologies. Bud has been a three-time finalist in the Nebula’s Novella category in 1998, 2002, and 2006.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull, So It Begins.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


Laszlo Q.V. St-J.Xalieri

Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies


Del Stone, Jr.

Marietta Titles: New Mythos Legends


Ben Strickland

Marietta Titles: The Ghost Finds a Body


John Sunseri lives and works in Portland, OR. The rumors that he is a sasquatch shaved down are slanderous and absurd, and if he ever finds out who started them, he’s going to rend that person limb from limb. In a completely non-sasquatch manner, of course. He is the co-author (with David Conyers) of the upcoming collection The Spiraling Worm for Chaosium, and is currently editing an anthology of cross-genre Lovecraftian fiction for Permuted Press.  He's had over forty stories published in various magazines and anthologies.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass FaeriesCryptoCritters II, Hear Them Roar. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries


Jeffrey Thomas

Marietta Titles: CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II, New Mythos Legends


Patrick ThomasPatrick Thomas has authored over 60 short stories and more than thirteen books including the popular fantasy humor series Murphy’s Lore. Bartender Of The Gods, the sixth book in the series, is due out in 2006. The story Virgin Territory takes place in the Faerie of the Murphy’s Lore universe. Two limited editions have spun off from the series-Hexcraft: Curse The Night and Soul For Hire: Three Shots To The Heart. The upcoming Go Not Gently features a mystery novella set in Hell. He has stories appearing in the upcoming anthologies Unicorn 8, Hardboiled Cthulhu, Clash Of Steel 3: Demon, Jigsaw Nation, Time Capsule, and Harvest Moon. Patrick writes the satirical advice column Dear Cthulhu, which is carried by 10 magazines.  Patrick is an editor for Fantastic Stories Of The Imagination.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Breach The HullCryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II, Hear Them Roar, So It Begins. Upcoming Projects: Dark Furies.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


Scott Thomas

Marietta Titles: CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II


Christy E. Tohara is a middle school English teacher from  South Jordan, Utah.  Graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, she’s currently working on her first novel with Trisha Wooldridge. She has also published a few poems in chap books. While writing and editing is a daily practice in the classroom, Christy extended her experience by administrating writers groups.  She has taken part in orchestrating various genres of writing as well as coaching writers with different skill levels.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Graham Watkins

Marietta Titles: CryptoCritters, CryptoCritters II


Wendy Webb is an author of short stories, novels, and stage plays. She has written three Beluga Stein supernatural mystery novels, Bee Movie, Last Resort, and Mean Cuisine. She and her husband live with two dogs and two cats, none of whom are pyschic.  

Marietta Titles: Bee Movie, Last Resort, and Mean Cuisine.


DC WilsonD. C. Wilson lives in Harrisburg, PA with his wife Maria and their dog  Rosie. His fiction has appeared in such anthologies as Bad-Ass Faeries, No Longer Dreams, and Fantasical Visions III. He's also been the feature author in the periodical Tales of Indiscretion. He attend Penn State University from which he earned both his Bachelor's and Master's  Degrees. Allegedly, he works for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and teaches part-time at Harrisburg Area Community College, but these may be just rumors.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries, Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries, 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


Trisha J. Wooldridge is a freelance writer and editor with experience ranging from Dungeons & Dragons Online to animal rescue public relations. She is also a columnist, advertising representative and proofreader for Massachusetts Horse magazine. In fiction, Trish is shopping out her first Young Adult science-fiction novel, A Silent Starsong, and is finishing up co-written novel, Fae Sithein: Yesterday’s Shadows, with Christy Tohara.  An active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Broad Universe, Trisha has published essays on writing and marketing in TOTAL Funds for Writers and The Freelancer.  For more information, check out Trish’s website and blog at www.anovelfriend.com.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad


John C. WrightJohn C. Wright is a retired attorney, newspaperman and newspaper editor, who was only once on the lam and forced to hide from the police who did not admire his newspaper.

In 1984, he graduated from
St. John's College in Annapolis, home of the "Great Books" program. In 1987, he graduated from the College and William and Mary's Law School (going from the third oldest to the second oldest school in continuous use in the United States), and was admitted to the practice of law in three jurisdictions (New York, May 1989; Maryland December 1990; DC January 1994). His law practice was unsuccessful enough to drive him into bankruptcy soon thereafter. His stint as a newspaperman for the St. Mary's Today was more rewarding spiritually, but, alas, also a failure financially.

His works include a number of short stories in such publications as Asimov’s, Absolute Magnatude, and several editions of The Year’s Best SF. In addition he has eight novels to his credit published with TOR Books, including his first, The Golden Age, and the forthcoming Titans of Chaos.

He presently works (successfully) as a writer in Virginia, where he lives in fairy-tale-like happiness with his wife, the authoress L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their three children: Orville, Wilbur, and Just Wright.

Marietta Titles: Breach The Hull, So It Begins.

Marietta Awards: 2007 Dream Realm Award Winner - Breach the Hull


Steven Earl Yoder has been writing for nearly 30 years, but only recently began pursuing publication. Previously he has been just about everything, including the founder of two science-fiction conventions, HurriCon in Ft. Walton, FL and JerseyDevilCon in Edison, NJ. He lives in Virginia with his wife, artist Christina Yoder, and three cats. He dedicates his story "Pixie Dust" in Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad to his Father and Mother, who always believed but didn't live to see it.

Marietta Titles: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.

Marietta Awards: 2009 EPPIE Award Finalist - Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad