Authors

  1. D.H. Mamet has lived most of her forty-four years on Australia’s East Coast and draws inspiration from the natural beauty of Queensland’s shorelines and its wilderness. She is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre and the writing group Scribes United. In the wake of the catastrophic fires across the country, Aussie Speculative Fiction are launching an anthology to raise funds for the bush fire appeal and D.H. Mamet is incredibly proud that one of her stories will be featured in this collection. Her other works can be found in Stringybark Publishing anthologies, including 'A Nice Boy', 'The Gift of a Casserole', 'Timber!' and 'Red Gold'.


  2. Dawn DeBraal lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband Red, two little dogs, and a cat. She has discovered that her love of telling a good story can also be written. She has published over 200 stories in many online magazines and anthologies. Palm-sized press, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, Potato Soup Journal, Edify Fiction, Zimbell House Publishing, Black Hare Press, Clarendon House Publishing, Blood Song Books, Fantasia Divinity, Cafelit, Reanimated Writers, Guilty Pleasures, Unholy Trinity, The World of Myth, Dastaan World, Vamp Cat, Runcible Spoon, Siren’s Call, Setu, Kandisha Press, Terror House Publishing, Falling Star Magazine’s 2019 Pushcart Nominee.


  3. Ed Higgins' poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Triggerfish Critical Review, Statement Magazine, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. Ed is Professor Emeritus, English Dept., and Writer-in-Residence at George Fox University. He is also Asst. Fiction Editor for Brilliant Flash Fiction. Ed has a small organic farm in Yamhill, OR, raising a menagerie of animals—including a rooster named StarTrek.


  4. Emma K. Leadley is a UK-based writer, creative geek, and devourer of words, images and ideas. She began writing both fiction and creative non-fiction as an outlet for her busy brain, and quickly realised scrawling words on a page is wired into her DNA.


  5. Grove Koger is the author of When the Going Was Good: A Guide to the 99 Best Narratives of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure (Scarecrow Press, 2002) and Assistant Editor of Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal. He has written extensively on art, history, literature, and travel, and has published fiction in such periodicals as Prometheus Dreaming, Danse Macabre, Punt Volat, The Bosphorus Review of Books, and La Piccioletta Barca.


  6. Jen Mierisch draws inspiration from science fiction, ghost stories, and the wacky idiosyncrasies of human nature. Her work has appeared in Horla, Dream Noir, 50-Word Stories, Fudoki Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives, works, and writes just outside Chicago, Illinois.


  7. Kathryn Wilmotte is an English major and an aspiring medievalist. She enjoys exploring the relationship between history and literature across time and is at work on her first novel. Currently, she is an M.A. candidate in Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and lives a quiet, contemplative life with her cat.


  8. My name is Michael Casey and I am a 38 year old author from Melbourne, Australia. I am a freelance content writer and I have written articles for pop culture sites such as Cracked.com, Nerdbot, and Poplurker. I recently had a short story published through Ash tales.


  9. Myna Chang writes flash and short stories. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, New World Writing, Reflex Fiction, FlashFlood, Atlas & Alice, Writers Resist, and Daily Science Fiction. Anthologies featuring her stories include the Grace & Gravity collection Furious Gravity IX; and the forthcoming This is What America Looks Like anthology by Washington Writers’ Publishing House.


  10. Paul McDonald taught at the University of Wolverhampton for twenty five years, where he ran the Creative Writing Programme. He took early retirement in 2019 to write full time. He is the author of over twenty books, which cover fiction, poetry, and scholarship. His books include the novels Surviving Sting (2001), Kiss Me Softly Amy Turtle (2004), and Do I Love You? (2008); poetry collections, The Right Suggestion (1999), Catch a Falling Tortoise (2007), and An Artist Goes Bananas (2012), and a recent collection of flash fiction, Midnight Laughter (2019). His scholarly work ranges across a variety of disciplines, including American literature, humour, and narratology. His most recent academic books are: Enigmas of Confinement: A History and Poetics of Flash Fiction (2018), Lydia Davis: A Study (2019), and Allen Ginsberg: Cosmopolitan Comic (2020). His creative work has won or been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Ottakars/Faber and Faber Poetry Competition, The Bedford Prize, The Bridport Prize, The John Clare Poetry Prize, the Sentinel Poetry Prize, the Sentinal Short Story Prize, and Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize, and the Pushcart Prize (nomination).