Get to know the authors behind your favorite books.
Jason LaVelle is an author and photographer from West Michigan. When he's not spending time with his beautiful wife and four children, LaVelle works at a veterinary clinic, helping animals of all kinds. With his two pugs, Dragon and Mr. Sparkles, his Chihuahua, Mari, and his annoying dachshund, Lady, LaVelle pretty much lives in a zoo. After he's done playing with the pugs and tucking the kids into bed, LaVelle ventures down into the basement, where his tortoiseshell cat, Leah, his demonic muse, whispers in his ear, forcing him to scribble out the madness infesting his mind, pouring out paranormal worlds from deep within the void.
Ramona Mainstrom has been writing under various pen names and genres since the 90’s. Travel enthusiast and tea-lover, Ramona became an author after discovering she's horrible at retail, waitressing, and housekeeping. She began her journey under this name with a promise to write without prejudice or inhibition. Ramona currently spends her days sharing her daydreams with as many people she can with the hope her writing will impassion others.
Rozlyn Sparks is a thirty-something lady who’s been around the block a time or two. A Sin City native, she believes that what happens in Vegas is fantastic inspiration for fiction! She knows the best stories are the ones that need to be shared. Give her a pen, some paper, and a Red Bull and Vodka, and she’ll spin tales that will have you begging for more.
In addition to the many hats she wears as a partner in TFP, Isa McLaren the author of the Art of Lying series, staring the charming con artist, Jules Brand. She enjoys casing museums and luxury condos in her free time. When not trying to ditch a tail, she can be found crafting the perfect cocktail for any occasion.
Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at www.threefuriespress.com. Her day job as program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities. She can be found at www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com.
Frank Martin is a comic writer and author that is not as crazy as his work makes him out to be...seriously.
His novels include the zombie horror Mountain Sickness published by Severed Press and the YA sci-fi thriller Predestiny published by Crossroad Press. Frank has also had comic shorts appear in the "fluff noir" anthology series Torsobear published by Source Point Press. In addition, Frank wrote and produced the comic anthology series Modern Testament, which features a wide ensemble of artists throughout its four volumes. Frank's most recent sci-fi novel, A Weapon’s Journey, was published by Crossroad Press this past spring.
Frank currently lives in New York with his wife and three kids. For more of his work you can visit his website at www.frankthewriter.com.
Jacob John Rundle was born on September 27, 1985, in Galesburg, IL. He attended Knox College, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Russian Language and Literature. He served eight years in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Mechanic.
After finishing his time with the Navy, he moved to New Orleans, and it is where he resides, pursuing his dream of being a writer.
Rebekah Jonesy knows stuff about things and isn't afraid to talk and write about it. Outside of the literary world, she is a mad scientist cook, gardener, Jill of all trades, and military spouse. Inside the literary world she is a devourer of books, publisher, and mentor.
“Rebekah has the best kind of rabies”- JD Estrada
An artist who has chosen to paint with words, Robert Cano began a journey years ago which has finally culminated in him finding his momentum with the Soul of Sorrows series. Robert Cano brings his poetry roots to his novels. Inspired by Tolkien, Le Guin, Shelley, and Wordsworth, he builds worlds with a classical feel and infuses them with hard realities. A constant student, he is always seeking to perfect his craft.
Lyssa Medana is a 50 year old author living in West Yorkshire, UK. Her works include The Forgotten Village, Digging up the Past, Cats in the Bible, Dinner at Dark and Tales from the White Hart.
Lyssa also regularly publishes poems and short stories on her blog, Always Another Chapter.
Lyssa is fascinated by the odd, the quirky, and the unusual and enjoys dipping in to old folklore and English social history, which she shamelessly uses for her writing. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, and heckling history documentaries.
Raised in Bowie, Maryland, Mark Reefe moved his homestead to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley some years back where he now resides with his lovely wife, two boys, and two devilish dogs. After a quarter century in federal law enforcement catching drug smugglers, money launderers, terrorists, and other nasty fellows, he decided it was time to scratch the itch tickling him and start writing. His Hell Walker Trilogy incorporates his experiences along the southern border with supernatural elements in a haunting yet riveting series that has received numerous accolades and five-star Amazon reviews. Most recently, his fondness for the urban legends of his old stomping grounds in Bowie spurred him to write a much lauded short story on the Goatman published in the Crossroads in the Dark 2: Urban Legends anthology.
When he’s not writing, Mark enjoys woodworking, camping, breaking small appliances when they don't appear to work, apologizing to his wife for breaking the previously mentioned appliances, and bourbon (not necessarily in that order).
Joe has been writing and performing his whole life. A National short story and poetry competition finalist before he was 10. Joe went on to join the Marines where he wrote his first book Amongst the Killing. Not willing to completely change his story and style while being paid a pittance, Joe rejected big publishing and went independent, publishing the book on his own with help from the indie artist community he has worked so hard to showcase.
At a young age, Lynn Lesher began writing and creating digital art, unaware these things would play such a powerful role in her life. Taking upon the pen name L. Bachman, she began putting her talents to good use in her publishing career. Firstly, she put her skills as a digital graphic artist and in 2015 she published her first book, Maxwell Demon, introducing the world to The Blasphemer Series. Bachman became known for her emotional darker style, through these shorts and her novels, that some called ‘gothic in nature’ and ‘reminisce of an older style of writing’.
In 2019 she released her first non-fiction poetry collection called All of My Every Things, that continued holding true to the style she’s become known for.
Cj Clark was raised and educated in Europe. She has traveled with creative purpose throughout the United States and Canada and is currently settled near Austin,Texas with her clan of rescued dogs and cats. She is a magical realism artist, a poet, animal advocate and novelist. Previous fiction works include The Permanence of Waves, When Color Fades (LangMarc Publishing) and Cien Pamieci (Proszynski i S-ka) She has been a contributing poet to Harbinger Asylum editions.
Mike Feria was born and raised in Miramar, Florida, and graduated from Florida Preparatory Academy (Florida Air Academy) in Melbourne. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force, where he served as an Air Transporter at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. In 2007, he moved to the upstate of South Carolina where he eventually found and married the love of his life, Lauren, and step-fathered her amazing son, Carson. In 2016, he began writing his first full-length novel, Passenger. Being a man who wears many hats, he has tried his hand at being a professional house DJ for over a decade, as well as a guitarist, and a writer. He is currently writing additional novels in the sci-fi/horror genre and sci-fi fantasy, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for their future releases.
Joshua Robertson is an award-winning author in epic, dark fantasy. You may recognize him as the dude whose dragons were said to destroy George R.R. Martin's and Christopher Paolini's dragons in a very biased Twitter poll. His first novel, Melkorka, was released in 2015, and he has been writing fantasy fiction like clockwork ever since. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He currently lives in North Carolina with his better half and his horde of goblins.
Michael Schutz was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, where the macabre tales of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King kept him warm at night. He’s seen way too many horror movies to be healthy. He is the author of the novels Plank Children, Edging, and Blood Vengeance. His short fiction has been featured in Crossroads in the Dark II, III, and IV, Ravenwood Quarterly, Dark Moon Digest, and Sanitarium. He lives with his naughty cat-children in northern California. You can keep tabs on him at http://michaelschutzfiction.com
JK Allen wrote her first story when she first learned how to write and hasn’t looked back since. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity, everyday magic, and the type of strength that can be found in ordinary people. Author of the Angelborn series, her reading tastes are as varied as the genres she enjoys writing, from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling. When she’s not writing, you can find her painting, drawing, or lost in another world between the pages of a book. Or on Facebook.
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