Diane Morrison (she/they) is a speculative fiction writer from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada, where she was born and raised. Their work is beginning to appear in pro- and semi-pro publications such as Terra! Tara! Terror! and Cossmass Infinities, and alongside such luminaries as Nebula and World Fantasy award-winner Cat Rambo in Cities of Dust, Planes of Light from Air & Nothingness Press. She has been a goth rock and filk singer, a professional Tarot reader, a Wiccan minister, a community organizer, a bookstore clerk, a taxi dispatcher, a housekeeper, a nanny, a care aide, a podcaster, a YouTuber, a Twitcher, and a professional blogger. Under their pen name Sable Aradia they are a successful Pagan author. She lives with her partners, her three-legged rescue cat, and the two stray cats he adopted.
Diana L. Paxson has spent more than a decade writing under the pseudonym Marion Zimmer Bradley or in collaboration with Bradley. She has authored numerous books, including The Golden Hills of Westria. Paxson is also a founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Robert E. Howard (1906- 1936) grew up in the boomtowns of early twentieth-century Texas, eventually settling in Cross Plains where he lived for the remainder of his short life. Deciding early on a literary career, he spent the bulk of his time crafting stories and poems for the burgeoning pulp fiction markets: Weird Tales, Action Stories, Fight Stories, Argosy, etc. Howard's literary reputation was assured with the publication of "The Shadow Kingdom" in 1928, which featured a unique blend of fantasy and adventure which has since been termed Heroic Fantasy. The creation of Conan the Cimmerian, Kull the Conqueror, Solomon Kane and many more has earned him lasting recognition.