Meet Our Authors
Sherry Briscoe, award-winning author of MISTS OF GARIBALDI: Tales of the Supernatural, and FORGOTTEN LIVES: Where Evil Lurks – the first of the Ninth Miracle Trilogy, is also the founder of the Idaho Screenwriters Association. Board member for the Idaho Writers Guild, she teaches and helps other writers in the community.
Jeffrey B. Burton
Novels in Jeffrey B. Burton’s Agent Drew Cady mystery series include THE CHESSMAN, THE LYNCHPIN, and, upcoming in October of 2017, THE EULOGIST. Jeff’s short stories have appeared in dozens of genre magazines (mystery, literary, horror, fantasy). Jeff is a member of Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), the International Association of Crime Writers, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and MNArtists.org. Jeff lives in St. Paul with his wife, daughter, and an irate Pomeranian named Lucy. For additional information, please check out www.JeffreyBBurton.com
Bobbi Carol has an intense fear of writing bios – especially short ones that need to fit on a single page in a book.
She could tell you about her obsession with the color pink – or how she hates the thought of being abducted by aliens – but is that really what the reader wants to know about her?
Bobbi has published some articles on Hub Pages, is the coordinator and editor of a two newsletters in the central Pennsylvania area, and adores her work as a proofreader for Tirgearr Publishing. Her day job is with the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN).
Bobbi would like to think she is a budding author with dark thriller tendencies, and even some dystopian sci-fi leanings. But since she only has one published short story, she feels the verdict is still out on her writing style. Some have even dared call her “edgy,” but perhaps that just means she might need to switch to decaf.
But in the end – the one and only thing you truly need to know about her? No matter what the question might be – the answer is always ice cream…ALWAYS.
Rochelle Cunningham is the author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published through her company, Domestic Wildflower. Recent published works include an inspirational guide, “The Writer’s Handbook” and the first in a series of children’s books, this one dedicated to American oil field workers, entitled “Waiting for Daddy’s Hugs”. She has several other works in progress.
Her passion for creativity extends far beyond writing. Rochelle enjoys creating and publishing healthy and delicious recipes, volunteering as a Congress Judge for the local high school speech and debate teams, working as a community mediator, and hand-crafting personalized wooden pens. She believes that accepting change and seeking variety, not only keeps us interested in ourselves – but challenges us to gracefully connect to life’s ebb and flow.
Discover more about this Domestic Wildflower on her website: www.rochellecunningham.com where her blog, books, adventures, pens, and services are available.
Tracy Falenwolfe is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Kiss of Death Chapter of Romance Writers of America. She’s b
een published in several anthologies, and is currently writing a mystery series. She lives in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley with her husband and two sons. Learn more at www.tracyfalenwolfe.com
Laurie Axinn Gienapp
Laurie Gienapp lives in northeastern Massachusetts with her husband and her two cats. She and her husband spend as much time as they can either ocean fishing or ballroom dancing. The cats spend as much time as they can, sleeping. Her first novel – a sci-fi/adventure story – The Weatherman – was published in 2016. She has a number of short stories in the Read on the Run series. Frequently, but irregularly, Laurie posts to her blog at www.teapotmusings.blogspot.com Visit her website at www.lauriegienapp.com.
After Hurricane Katrina tore up New Orleans in 2005, Charles Gramlich moved further north to the community of Abita Springs, Louisiana. He lives with his wife Lana, an award winning photographer, along a dirt road surrounded by pine forests. Charles is the author of the Talera fantasy trilogy, the thriller Cold in the Light, and the SF novel Under the Ember Star. His stories have been collected in three anthologies, Bitter Steel, (fantasy), Midnight in Rosary (Vampires/Werewolves), and In the Language of Scorpions (Horror). His works are available in print and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Wildside Press. Additionally, some of Charles’s stories are available as ebook collections from Amazon. These include Killing Trail (Westerns), Harmland(Noir/Horror), MicroWeird (Flash Fiction, and Harvest of War (Fantasy).
Charles blogs at http://charlesgramlich.blogspot.com and is happy to connect on facebook.
Marlie Harris spent her youth reading Anne Rice, Stephen King, Dean Koontz and then later graduated to Neil Gaimen, Clive Barker, and H.P. Lovecraft. She is a member of the the Horror Writers Association of America and Idaho Writers Guild.. The Ridge Falls Series Book 1: Into the Darkness is Marlie’s first publication. She is currently putting the finishing touches of her debut novel, “Leather” a book set in Ridge Falls and tentatively ready for publication in April 2015. Her passion is to write horror and thriller stories.
Troy is an author of over 10 thriller novels, and works as an editor and blogger as well. He lives, plays, and works in Boise, Idaho with his son, his fiancé, and two very talented dogs. In his spare time he is a cyclist, skier, hiker, and horrible beginning golfer. For more about Troy’s work, visit http://troylambertwrites.com/
R. S. Leergaard is a ten year US Navy veteran and an amateur Fantasy writer who occasionally forays into soft Science Fiction. . He has had one short story – A Muse to Amuse – published by Quantum Muse in 2005, and recently sold a short story – The One – to Fiction Magazines for publication in the June 2016 edition of New Realm. A slightly ‘off’ sense of humor has him looking at the world from a bit of a different perspective….yet he still manages to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground.
A further sampling of R. S. Leergaard’s stories can be found at https://www.wattpad.com/user/RSLeergaard
Robert Petyo’s crime stories have appeared in small press magazines and on the web, most recently at “Thrilling Detective Fiction,” “Mystery Weekly,” “Spinetingler,” and “Flash Bang Mysteries.” His most recent crime novel, “The Poe Manuscript,” is available as an ebook from Amazon. In the deep dark past he wrote three science fiction novels under three different names.
In his other life he works as a Postal clerk, is married, and has three adult children and one adorable grandson.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Seventeen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children. Her latest mystery novel, THE INHERITANCE, is available both in print and as an e-book.
Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: THE WRITER, L.A. TIMES, READER’S DIGEST, PEDESTAL, SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE, OVER MY DEAD BODY!, GUMSHOE REVIEW, THE MYSTERY MEGAPACK, LIBRARY JOURNAL, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. She’s also an amateur landscape artist and loves blue grass music. She loves hearing from readers. Her writer’s blog can be found at: http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com
Originally from New Orleans, Kathleen Terrell attended Florida State University, where she studied biology (BS) and oceanography (MS). She currently lives in northern Illinois. Her day job involves much data wrangling.
She enjoys travel, especially when there is sea time. Recent cruises include Hawaii and Alaska. She’s attended and greatly enjoyed WisCon, WindyCon, and WorldCon. One of these years she’ll go to a con that doesn’t start with W.
Kat has a number of short stories online at BigWhiteBox.net. Find her on Twitter as @katgentian.
Theresa Thompson is a molecular biologist who lives in Oregon and works as an entrepreneur in a small biotech start-up. She enjoys spending her copious spare time practicing martial arts, keeping marauding deer and dragons out of her garden, and writing stories about people who don’t exist…but should.
Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.
By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.
People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don’t let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That’s part of being a ninja—blending in.
She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever—yet often thwarted—husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.
Find her on her blog (http://lonitownsend.com), and pick up her epic fantasy, Thanmir War, or her fantasy humor novella, This World Bites, on Amazon.
Catherine Valenti has worked as a freelance editor and ghostwriter for several years. Her writing focus is soft science fiction, and stories of the paranormal and supernatural. She’s had short stories published in two anthologies to date, and is working on several longer works.
She lives in southern Idaho, where she’s close enough to spend time with family and friends. Whenever possible, Catherine ventures out, and tries not to get lost on the amazing hiking trails in the nearby foothills and mountains. If she’s not on one of her outdoor adventures or stuck inside writing, her two cats and two dogs keep her nicely occupied.
Visit her website at www.CatherineValenti.com
Andrew Wentzell is an attorney from Tallahassee, Florida. When not writing or researching, he can be found brewing a new batch of beer, engaging in a bout of historical fencing, or practicing his bardic skills. This is his first published work of fiction. In 2014, he wrote a handbook for attorneys who want to practice in the area of domestic violence. It can be found at http://www.lawjournalpress.com/player/eBook_335_Florida_Domestic_Violence__The_Practitioner%E2%80%99s_Handbook_2015.html.
Laura is a graduate student, freelance writer, and musician. She started writing stories as a kid to scare and delight her friends, and
the habit stuck. While she likes writing copy and studying Tudor-Stuart drama, she prefers to read or write horror, fantasy, and
any other genre that catches her interest. Assorted random thoughts and snarky reviews can be found on her personal blog, and she tweets at @Laura_the_Wise.