Karen Victoria Smith

Thursday, May 31st, 2012


Karen Victoria Smith grew up with an Irish grandmother who tried to teach her the old ways and watched horror movies with her in the dark. KV lives in New Jersey with her family who patiently allow her to believe that in a 24-hour world the monsters are real. You can find her books on[amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B007Z9DEEI[/amazon-product], Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.


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Karen Wyle

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Karen A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier. Wyle’s childhood ambition was to be the youngest ever published novelist. While writing her first novel at age 10, she was mortified to learn that some British upstart had beaten her to the goal at age 9.

Wyle is an appellate attorney, photographer, political junkie, and mother of two daughters. Her voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice. Her personal history has led her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.

You can find her books on [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B005WK7D26[/amazon-product] and Barnes & Noble.


John Barlow

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

John was born in West Yorkshire, England, in 1967. He worked as a musician before studying English Literature at Cambridge University and language acquisition at Hull University. After teaching English for several years, he moved to Spain to write full-time, and has been there ever since. He is married to Susana, with whom he has two sons. They currently live in the Galician city of A Coruna. 

Barlow’s prize-winning fiction and non-fiction has been published by HarperCollins/William Morrow, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 4th Estate and various others in the UK, US, Australia, Russia, Italy, Germany, Spain and Poland.

His current project is the LS9 crime series. Set in the north of England, it follows the life of John Ray, the half-Spanish son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray. The series will eventually comprise nine novels. Apart from writing fiction, he also works as a ghost writer and journalist. He has written for the Washington Post,, Penthouse, Departures Magazine and The Big Issue, and he is currently a feature writer for the award-winning food magazine Spain Gourmetour.

You can find John at his website and on Twitter. His books are currently available on [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B006LWJ75K[/amazon-product], Barnes & Noble and Smashwords

Tracey M. Hansen

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Tracey M. Hansen grew up in the wilds of Cape Coral, FL where she still unwillingly resides today.  She lives with a dime piece she calls ‘ManPal’ and three very feisty fur-kids. With her best of friends scattered around the globe, Tracey spends her time in a dark corner in fetal position, sucking her thumb and crying while listening to Enya.  Her campaign, ‘A bottle a day keeps the…who the fuck cares’, is catching on like wildfire in the alcoholic writing community.  She is afraid of flying, the dark, bees and Rosie O’Donnell…not necessarily in that order. Her goals are to have a restraining order filed against her by a celebrity and world peace…in that order. Tracey went to Catholic School which explains so much.  Her constant caffeine high allows her to write without thinking of the repercussions, so she has a tendency to offend people.  Luckily, she doesn’t give a shit.

She has two books coming out in 2012, NOT A PERFECT MOM and WRITE FOR THE FIGHT, both brought to you courtesy of Booktrope Publishing. Her first novel titled, WHY THE FUCK DOES WRITING THIS THING TAKE SO LONG, is due out when she stops procrastinating summer 2075.

You can stalk Tracey at her website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Michael Shean

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Michael Shean is a web professional and graphic artist living in the Washington, DC area. A lifelong devotee to science fiction, weird fiction and noir tales, Michael enjoys weaving complex stories involving troubled, colorful characters and deconstructing the darker side of the worlds in which they live.

Holly Bush

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out.  Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject. Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group. Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, and vice-president of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.

You can find her books on [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B0068RPKZ4[/amazon-product]  and Barnes & Noble.

Jesse James Freeman

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Billy Purgatory is Jesse James Freeman’s first novel. He’s also studied psychology and film and scripted comics. When he’s not writing books, Jesse James trains falcons to kill Leprechaun Robots, and will continue to do so until the world is relatively safe. You can find Billy Purgatory: I am the Devil Bird at [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]193596125X[/amazon-product]  and Barnes & Noble.


E. A. West

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Elizabeth Ann West is a jane-of-all-trades, mistress to none. For the last three years, she has sold her nonfiction articles to websites and marketing firms. Before choosing a career in writing, she made magic at Walt Disney World and performed as a Quality Technician for Alcoa. Fiction is her next mountain to conquer. Originally from southeastern Virginia, her family now moves wherever the Navy sends them. CANCELLED, her debut novel, can be found on [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B005MW1RL2[/amazon-product], Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.

Janelle Jensen

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

After taking years off of writing, Janelle Jensen’s self imposed hiatus has now ended.  She is currently getting back into the rhythm of writing by working on flash fiction pieces, which can be found at her website.  She finds inspiration in the imagery of words, as well as through the camera she often has stuck to her face.  When she is not playing with words, she can often be found volunteering at a wolf research and education park, where she works with her real-life muses.

Steve Umstead

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. After a successful stab at National Novel Writing Month, he decided to pursue his dream more vigorously…but hasn’t given up the traveling. Steve lives in scenic (tongue-in-cheek) New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and several bookshelves full of other authors’ science fiction novels. Gabriel’s Redemption is his debut science fiction novel. Find his book on [amazon-product text=”Amazon” type=”text”]B004LZ5686[/amazon-product], Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.