C.L. Bauer began her writing career in her teenage years doing sports reporting. Writing began to be a passion in high school at St. Teresa's Academy. After graduating from Drury University, she wrote in any and all mediums she could find, including public relations and all forms of advertising.
Eventually, she took over ownership of her family's wedding flower business. In its over 100 years in the Kansas City community, Clara's Flowers has been presented many "Best Of", "Couples' Choice" and "Legacy" awards from several wedding websites.
She lives in her hometown, close to family and friends, and those great clients who have provided endless inspiration over the years.
Please visit her on social media and on the web at www.clbauer.com. You can also spy some of her floral work at www.clarasflowers.com.
The Poppy Drop is her debut novel, now available in print and ebook format. It is the first in a series of cozy mystery novels. The three sequels in the series, The Hibiscus Heist, The Tulip Terror, and The sweet Pea Secret are also available in both print and ebook formats. Take a look at what Lily has been up to!
Jacalyn Boggs lives in Northern Virginia with her chihuahua, Nephi. She loves sunshine, the night sky, traveling the world, and dancing to the music only she hears. Raising two sons taught her you never know what’s around the next bend.
Always a dreamer, Jacalyn loves reading and watching movies. Her favorite fiction is that which explores the world in some new way. She’s currently working on several other writing projects, including the next book in The Reanimated World Tour series.
According to her mother, Krista has lived in her own imagination since birth. The real world let her down. It was, frankly, boring beyond belief. After she discovered fantasy novels and comics there was no going back. This didn’t win her any popularity contests (or dates) until after high school. Art school introduced her to other geeks and the wonderful world of AD&D. A love for RP eventually led to LARP (the goth/vampire era of her life). Finally, sci-fi/fantasy/fandom conventions introduced her to the beautiful world of Steampunk. Music. Clothing. And books. She dove into the books she took a shine to and absorbed them. But something was missing. She wasn’t satisfied. During her recovery from neck surgery something she’d heard somewhere stuck out in her mind: “If you can’t find the stories you want to read then write them yourself.” On a couch in Savannah, GA. with Sons of Anarchy playing in the background, The William’s Hunt began.
Currently, Krista lives in her home town in Pennsylvania with five cats, a wiener dog named Pete and a husband.
Karen Garvin has a master’s degree in history and works full time as a copy editor. She does freelance writing on a wide range of historical topics and is working on several novels and nonfiction projects.
She is a Steampunk aficionado and avid Victorianist, with one foot in the nineteenth century and one in the twenty-first century. Forget the flying car; where’s her airship?
Follow Karen on Twitter @ksgarvin and read her blog Focal Plane at http://ksgarvin.wordpress.com.
Karen's debut novel, Seacombe Island, is available on Amazon and other outlets.
She also has stories in the anthologies 'Tales of the Black Dog', and 'Smoke & Steam'.
Cathryn Leigh likes to experiment in different creative mediums. So far, sewing and writing are the successful ones. Of course, she must balance these with marital bliss, motherhood, and a full-time day job. She uses the skills she’s praised for at work (organized and thorough) to craft worlds for her writing, such as her short story “The Harvest Pageant,” and Love Lost, the first verse of her Alethea’s Lament series.
“Luison” however, is a tribute to her father’s Paraguayan upbringing. She even got to visit the mud house he grew up in when she was sixteen.
Normally, Cathryn is scribbling stories of fantasy worlds and of stronger-than-they-think women inspired by her maternal New England heritage.
Cathryn has stories in the anthologies 'Tales of the Black Dog', and 'Smoke & Steam'. Her debut novel 'Althea's Lament' launched in 2019.
Jack is an amateur couch potato, though he hopes to turn pro one of these days if only he can find the energy. B-Movies from the 50's and 60's helped shape his warped sense of humor and his general attitude toward life; If you can't fix it, burn it with fire.
He is a self-proclaimed, lifelong bachelor, preferring instead to play the field. And once he finds the energy to get off the couch, he is gonna do just that. He can be found at his website, or on Twitter @bmoviecafe.
BTW, his author photo is from his High School year book. It's kinda old but the only one of him he likes.
Giant Killer Bats of Alamogordo is the first in a series of B-Movie styled stories. His upcoming book is titled Amazon Women of the 5th dimension.
Michelle Schad is a short-story author and upcoming novelist. She has work appearing in Bards and Sages online fiction magazine and now in Corrugated Sky’s Black Dog anthology, as well as Smoke & Steam. When not entertaining others with words, she is a tamer of chaos created by her husband, four children, and too many pets.
You can stay in touch via Twitter at @ChelleSchad, or her website at http://www.tamingchaos.net
Hellfire and Evolved are the first two in a series of superhero novellas. Ashes to Embers is the first book in The Rise of the Phoenix series. She also has stories in our anthologies 'Tales of the Black Dog', 'Smoke & Steam' and 'Obscura'.