Horror

Converse, Brian

Converse, Brian
Birth City
Jackson
Birth State
MI
Current Location
Monument, Colorado
Occupation(s)
Proposal Manager
Biography

Brian S. Converse is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and poetry. He lives with his wife, four kids, and two animals in the Front Range area of Colorado. Brian assists with the Teen Writing program at the Monument library every month. Brian is a US Army Veteran and grew up in Michigan.

Education/Training
BA, English, University of San Diego
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Writing - Self-publishing - Publishing

Lawrence, Shannon

Lawrence, Shannon
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over forty anthologies and magazines, and her three solo horror short story collections and her nonfiction title, The Business of Short Stories, are available now. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem. When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.

Published Works Book Jackets
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Bruised Souls
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Blue Sludge Blues
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Happy Ghoulidays
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business of short stories
Organizations
Horror Writers Association, Colorado Authors League, Pikes Peak Writers, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
I do workshops on short stories, business tips for writers, the building blocks of horror, critique groups, building suspense, self-publishing, and using the senses in writing.

Bryan, John

Bryan, John
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1956
Birth City
Chickasha
Birth State
OK
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Entertainer and author
Biography

John Bryan is a writer, composer, musician, actor and illusionist. He has lived in Colorado Springs, CO since 1984 with his wife Michèle and is the proud father of two sons, Erik and Alex. He is the author of the novel Dark Brother and will soon be releasing short story collection entitled Side Streets and Dark Alley and another full length novel entitled Seeking Jack.

Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
International Brotherhood of Magicians
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Making fiction real - Where ideas come from

Ikenberry, Kevin

Ikenberry, Kevin
Biography

Kevin Ikenberry still wants to be an astronaut. As an adult, he’s managed the U.S. Space Camp program and operated two Challenger Learning Centers, and is a retired Army space operations officer. His science fiction Sleeper Protocol, which Publisher’s Weekly called “an emotionally powerful debut,” was released in January 2016 and is the first of a series. Kevin writes mainly science fiction with a strong military bent, but he also writes horror and romance. He makes his home in Colorado with his family.

Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
Yes

Evans, J.T.

Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Software engineer
Biography

J.T. moved to Colorado Springs in 1998 with his beautiful wife. J.T. is originally from west Texas, and his wife is from northwest Montana. They found Colorado Springs to be a perfect place to live and it landed them halfway between their two home towns.

Education/Training
Master of Science in Information Assurance, Regis University - Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Regis University
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Past President, Pikes Peak Writers - Past President, Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Computer security - Hero's Journey - Pitching, Query letters, loglines

Bigelow, Brian

Bigelow, Brian
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1965
Birth City
Dubuque
Birth State
IA
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Retail clerk
Biography

Author Brian Bigelow is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Colorado with his wife Brandy. He is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, and fantasy and has, for over 30 years, also written poetry which has been published worldwide. His most recent release is the classic fantasy novel, Beyond Realms.

Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
No

Dorchak, F.P.

Dorchak, F.P.
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1960
Birth City
Yonkers
Birth State
NY
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Writer
Biography

I grew up between Key West, Florida and Whitefield, New Hampshire, but spent most of my formative years in New York State’s Adirondack mountains. I attended Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Upon graduation, I entered the U.S. Air Force as an officer and served in missile warning and satellite operations. I was stationed at Cavalier AFS, North Dakota, then Falcon AFS/Schriever AFB, CO (moved to Colorado in 1985). I've been writing about the paranormal, supernatural and the "weird" since childhood, and have belonged to several Pikes Peak and Denver area writers groups. I have been associated with the PPWC writer's conference since it's beginning (1992). I have been interviewed on local and Internet radio and presented to local writer's groups. Also see: https://fpdorchak.wordpress.com/about/.

Awards/Honors
2017 - Best Book Awards Fiction: Short Story for Do The Dead Dream?
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science in Physics (astronomy emphasis), Northern Arizona University
Organizations
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Indie publishing - Indie publishing panels (I have a series of blogs titled, "Going Indie -- What I've Learned (So Far), parts 1-8 - Any topic that might touch upon my fiction titles, e.g. the metaphysical and paranormal