Mike Bullock is an imagineer at heart, having spent years losing himself in creative endeavors of the entertainment industry. Bullock has used his international award-winning material to provide creative learning programs to countless grade schools and public libraries. In his free time, he's led numerous groups in his church, from young children to teenagers and adults. His own childhood wounds have driven him to passionately seek the protection and improvement of the family unit.
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels and short stories. He has also written the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, and the first three Underworld movies, as well as books and stories based on such popular series as Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Farscape, The 4400, Leverage, The Librarians, Roswell, Terminator, Warehouse 13, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Zorro. He has received three Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, as well as the Faust Award for Life Achievement. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visit him at GregCox-Author.com.
Winner of three Shamus Awards for his Amos Walker novels, four Golden Spur Awards for Western fiction, three Western Heritage Awards, and many other awards for his other fiction, Loren D. Estleman has also been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Poison Blonde (2003) was his fifty-first novel. He and his wife, author Deborah Morgan, live outside Detroit, Michigan.
Nancy Holder is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of over 80 novels and 200 short stories. She has received 5 Bram Stoker Awards from the horror writers Horror Writers Association, and a Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. She is the former Vice President of the Horror Writers Association and currently serves on the board of trustees. Her Buffy novel, The Angel Chronicles, hit number 2 on the amazon bestseller list. She has written or co-written over 4 dozen Buffy and Angel projects. She divides her time between Washington state and Italy.
Peter David is a prolific writer whose career, and continued popularity, spans more than twenty-five years. He has worked in every conceivable media--television, film, books (fiction, nonfiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books--and acquired followings in all of them.
Ed Gorman is an award-winning American author best known for his crime, mystery, Western, and horror fiction. He has won a Spur Award for best short Western fiction and the Anthony Award for best critical work and in 2011 received the Eye, the lifetime achievement award from the Private Eye Writers of America. His award nominations include the Edgar Award, Bram Stoker Award, and numerous Anthony Awards. He has written over one hundred novels and short stories under various pen names and his stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners.
Jan Adkins was raised in West Virginia and Ohio, around Wheeling. He attended Ohio State University for more than eight years, flunking out several times. At first he studied architecture. In this second phase of his long university career he studied literature and creative writing. He has served as an art director for National Geographic Magazine, has written forSmithsonian magazine, Cricket and Muse magazines, Harper s, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Sail, WoodenBoat, Maine Boats Homes & Harbors, and others. He also works on museum exhibits.
Isabel Allende is the author of twelve works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Maya's Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and a novel that has become a world-renowned classic, The House of the Spirits. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.
Robert Greenberger, unofficial mayor of the speculative fiction and comic book communities, has written Star Trek novels and short fiction in addition to short works of science fiction and fantasy. His adult fiction includes the award-winning novelization of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Essential Batman Encyclopedia, Iron Man: Femme Fatales, and Captain America: The Never-Ending Battle. A cofounder of Crazy 8 Press, he continues to produce short works. He spends his days as a high school English teacher in Maryland, where he makes his home with this wife Deb. For more, see www.bobgreenberger.com.
Max Allan Collins is the author of Road to Perdition, the acclaimed graphic novel that inspired the movie, and of the multiple-award-winning Nathan Heller series of historical hardboiled mysteries. One of most prolific and popular authors working in the field today, he was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2017. He is also the literary executor of Mickey Spillane.