Born in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York, I have been a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado since November 2011. I have written over 100 original stories (short stories, poems, indie screenplays, stage plays) and audio (radio) plays & skits (audio short stories) of several genres: Twilight Zone-type stories, science fiction, horror, comedy, satire, and drama. I am currently working on a sci-fi novel that is a cross between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. A former homeless veteran (U.S. Army), I am now student at Pikes Peak Community College.
Jodi Cox is an American dieselpunk author born on April 10, 1979 in Union City, Indiana. She graduated from Simon Kenton High School in 1997. Later she went on to graduate with a BFA from the College of Mount Saint Joseph, now known as the University of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. After college, Jodi started writing for Citybeat magazine. Later she went on to become a pioneer in internet graphics and website development. After spending nearly ten years writing for everything from tax websites to poetry, Jodi began developing the world of the Nether After, unbeknownst to her that steampunk and dieselpunk was turning into a literary genre. Jodi enjoys all things speculative fiction, but has a pension for the weird and unusual. She describes herself as a comic book snob. She is often found with a stack of Japanese and American graphic novels in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. She enjoys drawing and painting, as well as writing. Her hours not spent on writing are devoted to geeking out over new computer hardware, or the latest video games. She loves ripping into electronics to see how they work, as well as cooking and developing new recipes. As a writer Jodi has been writing steampunk, dieselpunk, and fantasy of all types. She has even dipped her toe into science fiction.
Peter E. Boroch is a former Marine, husband and proud father. Peter attended high school at Mesa Ridge and returned to the Pikes Peak region after his time in the Marine Corps. His book The Man in the Leather Jacket: Predator Games (2017, Createspace) is based out of a fictional city in Colorado referenced from locations in Colorado Springs.
Nicholas S. Casale grew up in Palmer Lake, a small town in Colorado. Shortly thereafter he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and began working as a paralegal. From a young age he was attracted to history, myth, and religion, and spent several years searching for the religion that best matched his personal beliefs. He is now a practicing Messianic Jew, and is happily married to the woman who taught him Hebrew. He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife
Ashlee Cowles grew up an Army "brat" and has lived in many places, but her earliest memories are of Pikes Peak and she always seems to find her way back to Colorado Springs. She teaches literature/writing at an online high school, and philosophy at Pikes Peak Community College. Her debut Young Adult novel, Beneath Wandering Stars (Merit Press, August 2016), incorporates her love of international travel and her lifelong connection to the military community. Learn more at her website, www.ashleecowles.com.
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Pam McCutcheon is the author of romantic comedy, paranormal romance, fantasy short stories, and how-to books for writers under her own name, and the Demon Underground YA urban fantasy series under the name Parker Blue. After many years of working for the military as enlisted, officer, and civil service successively, she left her industrial engineering and is now working full-time as a writer, editor, speaker, and as the “Parker” half of Parker Hayden Media, an assisted self-publishing business. She lives in Colorado Springs with her rescue dogs and can be found on the ’net at pammc.com or parkerblue.net.
I have lived in Colorado for over a decade and have experienced all the wonderful state has to offer. I currently live in Parker with my wife and animals and love reading sci-fi/fantasy novels as well as writing them.
I moved here to attend college in 1975, but took some time off to experience the wildlife and go skiing. I was then a realtor for twenty years and began writing in 1995.
Jessica Grey is an author, fairy tale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives with her two children near Colorado Springs, where she spends her time writing, complaining about snow in April, and drinking way too much caffeine. Jessica writes witty, modern Jane Austen adaptations and Young Adult fairy tales featuring strong girls and magic. You can find out more about Jessica's novels and short story collections at www.authorjessicagrey.com.
DeAnna Knippling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy short stories and has been published in Crossed Genres, Penumbra Magazine, The Foghorn, Black Static, Big Pulp, and more. Her short story took first place in the 2012 Parsec Ink. Short Story award. She received an honorary mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Volume 2. She is a member of the Pikes Peak Writers and blogs for them regularly. She runs her own small press, Wonderland Press.