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From gravedigger to
Raised on a diet of Heavy Metal and bad intentions,
has always been interested in writing, but it
wasn't until about 1995 the urge became a compulsion. However, it would
be many years later before the ability matched the interest.
Fortunately, the two have reconciled...mostly.
Writing a mix of the dark perverse, the horrific, and the tragic, tinged
with sarcasm and biting humor, he looks to leave a gaping wound in the
memories of his readers like his
Clive Barker, Jim Butcher, and Stephen King.
A former grave digger, bouncer, and dedicated metalhead, Tim is a huge
fan of Mixed Martial Arts, and fighting in general. Involved in the Live
Action Role Playing organization, Amtgard, since he was fifteen, he
derives great pleasure from bashing people into submission.
He lives in Texas with his beautiful wife and daughter, a neurotic dog
and their finger-crippling cat.
Richards lives in Northern California where she work at writing
and runs two small press publishing houses which she co-owns: Damnation
and Eternal Press. She got into publishing a few years back when first
working for Eternal Press as an editor and later as the marketing
manager. She quit in 2009 to open Damnation Books
with William Gilchrist; then in December 2009, they bought Eternal
Kim says, "I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for anything
the world. Yes, this is hard work but I enjoy every second of it."
Kim's work includes dark and scifi fiction under
her names, Kim Richards and Kim Bundy. She also
writes erotica under the name, Sharie Silva. Her most recent titles are
Death Masks--a thriller about a female serial killer, Beauty
Is (a make up consultant meets zombie story)
and Paper Chains (a holiday erotica). She also has stories and
chapters in The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy, The Complete Guide
to Writing Science Fiction, A Firestorm of Dragons and
upcoming anthology of fairy tales from Dragon Moon Press. Kim
co-edited The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction and is
currently editing The Complete Guide to Writing Horror for DMP.
several novels completed or in revision stages and a new one just
started which was inspired by a weekend writer's retreat with other
horror writers at a haunted house.
Visit Kim's website at
Also check out Damnation Books at
www.damnationbooks.com and Eternal Press at
started writing thrillers when one of his former law
partners complained to him about another partner. Joel told him they
should write a
murder mystery, kill the other partner in the first chapter and spend
the rest of the book figuring out who did it. So
that's what Joel did and he never looked back. That was in 1992.
His latest book, NO WAY OUT, is the third book in
series featuring former FBI Special Agent Jack Davis, following THE DEAD
MAN, and SHAKEDOWN.
In SHAKEDOWN, Jack's world is coming apart and
there is nothing he can do about it. One reason is a rare movement
disorder that has come out of nowhere, causing him to shake when he
should shoot. It's something Jack and Joel have in common. THE DEAD MAN
continues Jack's struggles with the dreams that haunt his
and a serial killer who makes his victims' worst nightmares come true.
In NO WAY OUT, Jack's search for two missing children leads him into a
deadly web of deceit years in the making.
Joel became a ten-year overnight success with the
of his first book, MOTION TO KILL, in 2002, introducing trial lawyer Lou
Mason. Lou made his second appearance in 2003's Edgar-nominated THE LAST
WITNESS. He managed to keep getting in and out of trouble in COLD TRUTH
which was nominated for a Shamus award and has been optioned for film.
Sony Television optioned Joel's short story, "Knife
Fight", published in the anthology THE PROSECUTION RESTS, for
development as a series. Joel retired from his law practice in 2006.
grew up in Illinois, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania,
moving often with his family. As far as he knows they weren't in the
witness protection program or part of any top secret government agency -
but then - would they really tell him?
went to college in Arizona, earning a degree in Aeronautical Science
from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and went on to get a law
degree from Arizona State College of Law.
A former pilot and lawyer and later part of a start up health care firm,
Graham decided he hadn't had enough different careers yet and decided to
become a writer.
A huge fan of Michael Crichton, Stephen King and television
like the X-files and Lost, Graham's first novel BLACK RAIN was an
adventure thriller, steeped in suspense. Debuting in January 2010, its
plot melded the quest for cold fusion with the Mayan creation legend
from the ancient text of the Popul Vuh - writings that are basically the
Mayan version of Genesis.
The main characters in BLACK RAIN are Danielle Laidlaw - a government
operative forced to take over a mission she wants nothing to do with,
Professor Michael McCarter, a university scholar reeling from the death
of his wife, and a mercenary named Hawker, who once worked for the CIA,
ruined his life and - at least initially - thinks he is willing to do
anything they ask to get back in their good graces.
BLACK SUN, Graham's second book and the sequel to BLACK RAIN follows
Hawker, Danielle, and McCarter as they race to stop an apocalypse
associated with the Mayan prophecy of 2012.
As quoted in an interview Graham said: "I know its not the first 2012
book on the market, but I think we've managed to take most of what
people expect out of a 2012 book and turn it upside down. Our tag lines
is: 2012 - forget everything you think you know."
Graham recently signed a contract with Random House for the third book
in the series.
Graham has spent the better part of the last 21 years in the deserts of
Arizona and southern California. He mistakenly went back to Philadelphia
one winter and vows never to do that again. He does however follow the
Philadelphia Eagles and bleeds Eagles green when they lose. Like many
Eagles fans he will soon need a transfusion, but he believes they will
win the Super Bowl some day and he intends to be there when it happens.
Graham currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Audrey's review of The Writing Circle.)
grew up in
New York City, in Stuyvesant Town, the subject of her memoir,
High, Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968. She attended Hunter
College High School, graduated from Jackson
College, Tufts University, and completed a Ph.D. in English and
Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She lived in Pittsburgh
for a decade, teaching at the University of Pittsburgh and at Chatham
College. In 1978 she moved to New England and began teaching at Mount
Holyoke College, where she is now a professor of English.
Fiction Editor of The Massachusetts Review, she is a member of
The Authors Guild, PEN, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and
Illustrators. Her awards include two National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowships and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. She's the
winner of a Lawrence Foundation Prize, the University of Missouri
Press's Breakthrough Contest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Competition.
lives with her family in Western Massachusetts and spends the summer on
Cape Cod. She is represented by
McIntosh & Otis Inc.
For more information check her
Sylvia Dickey Smith says:
was born in Orange, Texas and grew up in a colorful Scots-Irish family
while living in the midst of a Cajun culture. When 34, my curiosity
about the world took on a whole new dimension when I moved to the
Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Awed by the differences in
cultures, particularly as they related to West Indian women, set me on a
journey of study and self-discovery.
Back in the U.S. at 40, I started college and didnít stop until I
achieved a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in womenís studies and
a masterís in
For the next twenty years I worked in the field of human services and
for a couple of those years, taught as an adjunct professor. My writing
career didnít begin until after I retired.
An advocate for women, my writing features those who recreate themselves
into the people they want to be, strong women who take charge of their
lives and get
things done. (If you've met Sidra Smart or Bea Meade, you know what I
The stories dwell on the wondrous twists and turns of human behavior
rooted in my background as a
before I became a novelist. The tales are fun, sassy, and (according to
my fans) darn good reads. I hope you like these kind of books, too! I
look forward to adding you as a fan.