Rob Laman crafts contracts by day and sporadically writes a variety of short stories, blog posts, fraudulent insect facts and unfinished novels by night. In his spare time he cans salsa that would make the food scientists at Old El PasoTM weep, enjoys travel, softball, and reading.
Thomas is a voracious reader and often writes short stories predominately in the Science Fiction Genre. Heavily influenced by Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov, Thomas also enjoys the work of J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl.He is currently working on his first Novel, a young adult drama set on the moon.
A.T. Schubert writes what she calls “literary fiction through a layer of magic.” She is currently working on a young adult series about a boarding school that trains future members of the Ministry of Decorum (also from the world of The Dream Engine). Book 1 is expected to be published in early 2015.
Monica Leonelle is currently working on the sci-fi cyberpunk Socialpunk serials, the urban fantasy Waters Dark and Deep, the fantasy space opera Stars and Shadows, and the new adult Jane Austen retelling, Emma and Elsie.
An avid reader since age three, Cathy Pelham began her writing career with a science fiction story in third grade, and still remembers the exhilaration of making a new world. She will be publishing her work under the Great Blue Enterprises imprint, and is currently working on two series, a novel, and more stories inspired by The Dream Engine.
Ghostwriter of 2 NYT BS, skydiver, rockclimber, sharpshooter, secret agent—James Bond? No, I’m Jack Worr. At 26, I’ve accomplished more than most 25 year olds.
John R McGuire is an engineer by day and writer by night. Today, John is a registered professional engineer and professional writer. He lives just outside Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three cats.
Ephraim Mallery is a black belt, board-game addicted lover of life that teaches people how to live fully and savor every moment of their existence. He’s convinced that Creativity is our primary evolutionary impulse and essential for us to truly express all the amazing parts of us – from our most brilliant victories to our darkest impulses.
Stacy Claflin has been writing and telling stories for as long as she can remember. These days, Stacy writes paranormal romantic suspense and is releasing a new suspense series that beta readers call a psychological thriller. She’s also dabbling in contemporary romance, so nothing is off limits for her writing.
Johnny B. Truant is the author of the Fat Vampire series and The Bialy Pimps, as well as co-authoring the science fiction political thriller The Beam and the Unicorn Western series with Sean Platt.
Johnny, Sean Platt, and David Wright host two podcasts — the Self Publishing Podcast and Better Off Undead. Find out more on SterlingandStone.net
Hector Manuel Elias Oliver is a young entrepreneur, writer, networker, philanthropist, speaker and soon to be health coach. He is also a graphic design major, a wanna be programmer, a (starting) youtuber, blogger, huge gamer, and massive procrastinator. As you can see, Hector is all over the place, and that’s how he (somehow) manages his life.
Jamie Maltman writes historically-inspired Fantasy. He recently released book II of his Arts Reborn series, Blood of the Water, which follows the return of opposing forces of artistic creation and elemental destruction to a world where echoes of ancient Greece and Rome mix with the fantastical. Book III is expected late 2014.
Michael Hustleborn has always considered himself a creative freak and he hates referring to himself in the third person. He is happiest when he can shut out the world, let his imagination roam, and get creative in one form or another.
When he is not writing, he loves watching movies, T.V., reading, playing video games and listening to audio book
Paul Jenny is a writer, actor and adventurer in NYC and around the world. Paul created the blog Stories are the Wildest Things to encourage others to tell their stories in the most powerful, creative and wide-reaching way possible.
Hal Leonard is a science fiction and fantasy writer. He currently has an epic fantasy story in the works to be released in six titles, ranging from novella length to full-fledged novels. Look for Arcarta: Shorebound and Arcarta: Seabound at your favorite online bookseller.
Abe Cedarian has wanted to write fiction for as long as he can remember. Like many beginning writers, he started out by collecting books on the topic. Character, story structure, outlining, dialog, trait thesauri, writing short stories, writing full length novels – you name it, Abe’s got it.
My name is Eric Pierce, though I write under my initials: E.W. Pierce. I write Fantasy and Science Fiction stories, sometimes with an element of horror. I’ve been writing on-and-off for eleven years.
Lisa Harvey learned everything she knows about time travel from Doctor Who and everything else she knows from Star Trek. After a bit of time as a full time writer, cold nights watching the southern sky with a telescope, and lot of time as a stressed entrepreneur, making up science fiction is not so strange.
Blaine Moore knew he would be a writer from a young age, at least until he discovered computers in high school and discovered he could actually make money with them. Fast forward a decade or so, and Blaine began getting the writing itch again in 2005, initially writing non-fiction books about running and marathons. He’s now a full time writer.
Karl Leis is a Fantasy & Steam-Punk author, living in the mystical land of Australia. He is currently working on multiple titles, of which are top-secret, and are kept far away from the prying eyes of the public.
Liked his short-story from Beyond the Gate? Then you’ll love all of his titles, yet to be published! Especially [REDACTED]!
Sean loves writing books, even more than reading them. He is co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands imprints, writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose.
Together with co-authors David Wright and Johnny B. Truant, Sean has written series like Yesterdays Gone, WhiteSpace, The Beam and more.
Joseph Mello loves stories, exploring, and sharing ideas. He brings a zest for discovering the new and unusual, likeable characters, and the arcane knowledge he uncovers to his stories of suspense, paranormal, and science fiction.
Missy Morgan is an extremely self-conscious writer at the beginning of her public writing journey. After 20 years of scribbling in notebooks (that she still refuses to share with anyone), she decided it was time to face her fears and take the first step towards the career that she always longed for.
Kayla Halleur tells everyone that she’s not a writer, but no one believes her. Her short story for Beyond The Gate is the first time she’s written anything to be published, which both terrifies and excites her in equal measure.
Jay Rosenkrantz’s ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. His girlfriend boasts he is the “closest thing she has in her life to a Yoda.” He resides in Austin, Texas, where he writes adventure stories bursting with humor, emotion, romance and heart. And magic swords and giant robots.