Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Wyrd Worlds II gang

Meet the authors who wrote the stories in Wyrd Worlds II.

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Steph Bennion
Publisher and editor, plus author of "Rock Of Ages"

Steph Bennion is a writer, civil servant and occasional musician, born and bred in the Black Country but now living in the big, bad city of London, England. Her witty space-opera mysteries for young adults and adults young-at-heart are written as a reaction to the dearth of alternative heroes amidst bookshelves swamped by tales of the supernatural. Paw-Prints Of The Gods, a sequel to her debut novel Hollow Moon, was published in 2013.

Website: www.wyrdstar.co.uk

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Ubiquitous Bubba
Author of "Humanity Was Delicious"

Ubiquitous Bubba spends a significant amount of time surrounded by imaginary characters from bizarre universes. He’s been known to hold conversations with animals, inanimate objects and food, which frequently diverge into philosophy, speculations on the nature of Reality/Unreality, and the proper role of cheese in society. He enjoys relaxing at home with his wife and three kids. His debut novel, Reality Challenged, was published in 2012.

Website: UbiquitousBubba.wordpress.com

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A.L. Butcher
Author of "Free Will" and "The Joy Of Socks"

Alexandra Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance genre, including the mythic Tales of Erana. She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history and monkeys.

Website: libraryoferana.wordpress.com

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Clark Graham
Author of "At The Bottom Of The Lake"

Clark Graham is a writer of fantasy. His book Dwarves of Elvenshore started it all. Now there are six books in the Elvenshore series and a standalone novel, Slayer of the Osgarth.

Website: elvenshore.blogspot.com

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Ross Harrison
Cover artist, plus author of "Horizon"

Ross Harrison is a writer of, primarily, science fantasy. He has been writing since childhood without thought of publication. When the idea was planted by his grandmother to do so, it grew rapidly, and here sits the fruit. The NEXUS series is his main body of work, but he has made brief forays into steampunk with Kira, and noir thriller with Acts of Violence. Ross lives on the UK/Eire border in Ireland, hoping the rain will help his hair grow back.

Website: www.ross-harrison.com


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L.J. Hick
Author of "Irrevocable"

L.J. Hick is an author, guitarist and former advisor to major banks. Born in Birmingham, he now lives in Warwickshire, England with his wife and three children. His debut novel Gods and Monsters is the first book in his series The Last Days of Planet Earth, which concerns myths, religion, the environment and politics, delivered in a humorous style. The second book in the series is due for release later this year.

Website: thelastdaysofplanetearth.co.uk

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Josh Karaczewski
Author of "Changing Everything"

Josh Karaczewski sometimes feels like he is the only writer living in San Leandro, California, but that’s only until he can retire somewhere warmer. His stories have been published in several literary journals, while his books include the seriocomic novel Alexander Murphy’s Home for Wayward Celebrities and My Governor’s House and other stories. Until the riches pour in, he will continue forcing high school students to read, write and think.

Website: www.oralrandomly.blogspot.com

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Peter Lean
Author of "Gy"

Peter Lean is the pen-name used by the author for his fiction works. Jurist in ‘real life’ and author of several law books in his native Italian, he started recently to write fiction. He has published a number of ebooks, including his collection of short stories Photographs: A Journey Through Space, Time, and More. His debut novel The Guns Of Napoleon, based on his short story that appeared in Wyrd Worlds, was published 2013.

Website: www.goodreads.com/book/show/18009911-photographs

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Stan Morris
Author of "Sasha And The Collared Girl"

Stan Morris was born in Linwood, California. At age twenty-one he moved to New Mexico, where he met the teenager he later married. Now with two sons, they have since moved to Maui where he retired after years of assembling computers. He is the author of seven books: Surviving the Fog, Surviving the Fog – Kathy’s Recollections, Sarah’s Spaceship Adventure, The Colors of Passion and Love, Sam’s Winnings, Kate’s Movie Star, and Amy’s Hero.

Website: sites.google.com/site/stanandrene/home

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Michael Puttonen
Author of "The Diner"

Michael Puttonen is a Minnesota native and author of young adult adventure/fantasy novels, short stories, and children’s tales. His Sanyel series tells the story of a gifted teenage girl born into a dangerous world. Seven and One Tales for Young Readers is a collection of thought-provoking stories for young children. Michael, a U.S. Air Force veteran, considers himself an philosopher of life. He also dabbles as a cartoonist, albeit one with debatable artistic aptitude.

Website: www.michlputtonen.com

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Laurel A. Rockefeller
Author of "Poisoned Ground"

Laurel A. Rockefeller was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. After receiving her bachelor of arts in psychology and history, she moved across the United States, perfecting her craft with life experiences. In 2012 she launched her medieval sci-fi series The Peers of Beinan. More recently, she released the first of The Legendary Women of World History series; Boudicca: Britain’s Queen of the Iceni. Laurel currently lives in western Pennsylvania.

Website: www.peersofbeinan.com

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Douglas Schwartz
Author of "A World Taken Over"

Douglas Schwartz lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children. He funnels his creativity into fiction writing and tabletop game design. Checkered Scissors, his first novel, was published in October 2013, and he has a short-story collection due out very soon. His quirky, imaginative writing style has been described as the “They Might Be Giants of prose”. An avid Whovian, Doug also considers himself a chronological time traveler.

Website: www.checkeredscissors.com

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Neil Shooter
Author of "Homeless" and "The Visitor"

Neil Shooter grew up in northern England and now lives in a quiet suburban corner of Ontario, Canada. After the stunning success he has not had over the past eighteen months of self-publishing, Neil finds himself limited by reality, but escapes whenever possible into one fantastical realm or another.

Website: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/neilshooter

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Barbara G. Tarn
Author of "Guisarme"

Barbara G. Tarn is a writer, sometimes artist, mostly a world-creator and storyteller. She’s been building her world of Silvery Earth for a number of years: stories, comprise shorts, novels and graphic novels. Her Silvery Earth novella The Hooded Man received a honorable mention at the Writers of the Future contest. Used to multiple projects – a graphic novel is always on the side of the prose – she writes, draws, blogs and ignores her day job.

Website: creativebarbwire.wordpress.com

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Zach Tyo
Author of "My Last Day"

Zach Tyo is an American author from the Ohio Valley area. Though his first loves are his wife and son, he found a third two years ago in writing. Having been an avid reader all his life he dove head first into writing ‘the great American novel’, but quickly discovered he had no idea what that meant. He is currently working on several short stories, due in September 2014, that are connected via a love for a happy ending wrapped in tragedy.

Website: ztyoauthor.com

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L.L. Watkin
Authors of "The Colonial Plague"

L.L. Watkin is the pen name for writing partnership Liz and Louise Smith, two sisters from the North of England who have been writing fantasy, paranormal and science fiction for nearly ten years. To date they have published four novels and several short stories in two series Leviathan and The Handmaiden, plus numerous other short stories. As well as writing they publish a couple of fanzines, blog a bit and enjoy spoiling their rabbit, Buzz Lightyear.

Website: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LLWatkin

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Victoria Zigler
Author of "Quest For The Purple Pumpkin"

Victoria Zigler is a blind author of children’s fiction and poetry. When she remembers to spend time in the real world, it’s with her hubby and pets, though she sometimes indulges in other interests such as crafts, music, movies, figure and role-playing games, and doing a little cooking and baking. Victoria was born in the shadow of the Black Mountains in Wales and has been writing since she knew how. She became a self-published author in 2012.

Website: www.zigler.co.uk

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Click here to find out more about Wyrd Worlds II, and where you can get it.

2 comments:

Intense Guy said...

Some interesting (and some modest) self descriptions! I like the one for the author of "Quest for the Purple Pumpkin".

Smiles.

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Iggy! :)

An interesting group of authors were involved in creating the book, that's for sure!