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Alex Gordon, author of the supernatural thriller Gideon, was born in the Northeast, grew up in the South, and now resides in the Midwest. She is currently working on Jericho, the follow-up to Gideon, and is having too much fun doing research. When she isn’t working, she enjoys watching sports and old movies, running, and the company of dogs. She dreams of someday adding the Pacific Northwest to the list of regions where she has lived. And maybe the south of France.

She also has never played for the Kansas City Royals.

www.alexgordon.net
Twitter: @alexgordon36
Tumblr: http://thealexgordonposts.tumblr.com

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Beth Cato's debut steampunk novel The Clockwork Dagger was be released by HarperCollins Voyager on September 16th, 2014. Her stories can be found in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, InterGalactic Medicine Show, Nature, and many other magazines. She's originally from Hanford, California, but now resides in Arizona with her husband and son. Her short fiction, poetry, and tasty cookie recipes can be found at http://www.bethcato.com.

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After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor's Blades, debuted to both critical and popular acclaim, and the second in the trilogy, The Providence of Fire, has also garnered rave reviews:

"Loved every second of it [...] a full, immersive, magical, and exciting world, with characters to match." - Fantasy Faction, 10/10 stars

“Following in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie... Brutal, intriguing and continuing to head toward exciting events and places unknown." - Kirkus, starred review

"Staveley complicates the moral scheme with plausible villains and shaky political alliances." - Publishers Weekly

Brian lives on a steep dirt road in the mountains of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring, not necessarily in that order. He can be found on Twitter at @brianstaveley, Facebook as brianstaveley, and Google+ as Brian Staveley. His blog, On the Writing of Epic Fantasy, can be found at: bstaveley.wordpress.com.

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Cherie Priest is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede, Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot and Hellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.

Photo credit Libby Bulloff.
http://www.cheriepriest.com
Twitter @cmpriest

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Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He is the author of the novels Blackbirds, Mockingbird, The Blue Blazes, The Cormorant, and Under the Empyrean Sky. He is an alumni of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and is the co­-author of the Emmy­ nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He lives in Pennsyltucky with wife, son, and two dopey dogs. You can find him on Twitter @ChuckWendig and at his website, terribleminds.com, where he frequently dispenses dubious and very­ NSFW advice on writing, publishing, and life in general.

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Delilah S. Dawson is the author of HIT and Servants of the Storm for young adults and the Blud series for adults, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. She also writes short stories and comics from her aerie in the North Georgia Mountains.

Photo by James R. Tuck
http://www.whimsydark.com/
Twitter @DelilahSDawson

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Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

www.djangowexler.com
Twitter: @DjangoWexler

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Greg van Eekhout is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, California Bones: California Bones (out now), Pacific Fire (Jan. 27, 2015), and Dragon Coast (Fall, 2015). His other books include the middle-grade novels Kid vs. Squid, The Boy at the End of the World, and the mythological fantasy novel Norse Code.

He lives in Southern California, where two seismic plates crash into each other and give rise to disaster and mayhem.

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Jason M. Hough (pronounced 'Huff') is the New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge. His next novel, Zero World, is coming in September 2015. In a former life he was a 3-D artist, animator, and game designer. Jason lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and two young sons

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Kevin Hearne is a native of Arizona and really appreciates whoever invented air-conditioning. The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles from Del Rey Books, he graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He has been known to obsess over fonts, frolic unreservedly with dogs, and stop whatever he’s doing in the rare event of rain to commune with the precipitation. He enjoys hiking, the guilty pleasure of comic books, and living with his wife and daughter in a wee, snug cottage.

http://www.kevinhearne.com

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M. L. Brennan is the author of the American Vampire urban fantasy series. The first three books, Generation V, Iron Night, and Tainted Blood were published by Roc during a whirlwind year and a half, and the fourth entry in the series, Dark Ascension, is due out in August 2015. She has an MFA, teaches basic composition at several New England colleges, and enjoys indulging her lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction.

www.mlbrennan.com
Twitter: @BrennanML

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Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and its graphic companion, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. He has also written the comic book and graphic novel series G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Extinction Parade, Shadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

Brooks has a number of other creative credits. As an actor, he has been seen in Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven. He also has a career voicing animation; his voice has been featured in the animated shows Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Justice League and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series. During the start of the 3rd season of Lost Tapes, he was cast as himself in the zombie episode, telling the audience about how zombies come to be. He also appeared on Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior, in which he represented the zombie team in the "Vampires vs Zombies" episode, as one of the Zombie experts along with Matt Mogk the Founder of the Zombie Research Society. He also appeared on the Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns in a zombie gun build off.

Max Brooks appears courtesy of Avatar Press.

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Michael J. Martinez is a husband, father and writer living the dream in the Garden State. He's spent nearly 20 years as a professional writer and journalist, including stints at The Associated Press and ABCNEWS.com.

After telling other people's stories for the bulk of his career, He's happy that he can now be telling a few of his own creation. Michael is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. His first two novels, The Deadalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis are available now with the third novel, The Venusian Gambit being released in May of 2015.

http://michaeljmartinez.net/

Twitter: @mikemartinez72

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Phoenix Comicon welcomes author Myke Cole! Best known for writing the Shadow Ops series, Myke’s career outside of being a novelist has encompassed everything from counterterrorism to cyber warfare and federal law enforcement, as well as three tours in Iraq and responding to domestic disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and hurricanes Irene and Sandy. He's a die-hard gamer, raised on 1st edition Dungeons and Dragons, and a huge comic nerd (his favorite is, unsurprisingly, Captain America).

Myke recently celebrated the publication of Gemini Cell, a new book set in the Shadow Ops universe, but with a whole new storyline and characters and intended as an entry point for those who haven't read his other books. It will be followed by a sequel, Javelin Rain, in 2016. Learn more at http://mykecole.com/.

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Paul Cornell is a writer of science fiction and fantasy in prose, comics and TV. He's written Doctor Who for the BBC, Batman and Robin for DC and Wolverine for Marvel. His two Shadow Police urban fantasy novels, London Falling and The Severed Streets, will be joined by a third this year. 2015 will see a number of exciting new projects, many of them creator-owned.

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Pierce Brown spent his childhood building forts and setting traps for cousins in the  woods of six states and the deserts of two. Graduating from college in 2010, he fancied the idea of continuing his studies at Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a magical bone in his body. So while trying to make it as a writer, he worked as a manager of social media at a startup tech company, toiled as a peon on the Disney lot at ABC Studios, did his time as an NBC page, and gave sleep deprivation a new meaning during his stint as an aide on a U.S. Senate campaign. Now he lives Los Angeles, where he scribbles tales of spaceships, wizards, ghouls, and most things old or bizarre.

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Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War, Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira, the children's book Kerry and the Scary Things, Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan, and Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash among many others.

Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman, Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian, The Punisher special projects, and Conan Saga, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk, at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.

She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and is the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden-- of the successful series, Spartan X which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material in 2015.

She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America to Jurassic Park, among many, many others. "I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books," she says.

Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Rush Hour Two, Red Dragon , To ease the lose, and Swimming With The Virgin, among others.

In addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more (www.evainkartistgroup.com). Renee is also one of the producers of the Creator Chronicles DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.

Current projects also include new books Michael Golden, Dangerous Curves, Santa Confidential with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, Mark Texeira: Tempest, James O'Barr: Uncoffined, and the soon to be released James O'Barr: Tears in the Rain.

Renee will be available to autograph the thousands of comics she has worked on in her career, film DVD's and her newest books available at all the shows.

In her not so abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, most recently in China and Russia, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.

For more information on Renee Witterstaetter and her projects, contact: www.evainkpublishing.com.

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Sam Sykes is the author of The City Stained Red and The Aeons' Gate Trilogy. He lives in Arizona. He is very tall and handsome and can catch a salmon out of a stream with his hands. You should say hi to him and maybe give him cookies.

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New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler is the author of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His hardcover horror-thrillers are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey. He also co-founded Empty Set Entertainment, which publishes his YA Galactic Football League series (The Rookie, The Starter, The All-Pro, The MVP, and The Champion).

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over 35 million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released Earthcore the world's first "podcast-only" novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, Earthcore harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He's been covered in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, io9, Wired, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still gives away every story – for free – to his Junkies at www.ScottSigler.com.

A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco but still roots for his beloved Detroit Lions.

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the last few years, she has placed more than 65 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, her Dark-Hunter novels are a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and the Chronicles of Nick manga are published by Yen Press. Chronicles and Nick and Dark-Hunter are soon to be a major motion picture and the Dark-Hunters are currently being developed as a television series.

Connect with Sherrilyn at her website and on Twitter.

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Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the novels City of the Lost, Dead Things, Khan of Mars, and the upcoming Broken Souls. His short stories have appeared in the magazines Needle, Plots with Guns, Spinetingler, Thrilling Detective, and Shots as well as the anthologies Deadly Treats, Don't Read This Book, and Uncage Me. He can be found online at http://stephenblackmoore.com and on Twitter at @sblackmoore. He is a scintillating conversationalist and brutally handsome.

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Viola Carr was born in Australia, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat. She loves history, and pops down to London’s many historical sites whenever she gets the chance. She likes steampunk, and thought it would be cool to investigate wacky crimes with crazy gadgets…just so long as her heroine was the creator of said wacky gadgets: a tinkerer, edgy, with a dash of mad scientist. Readers can follow her on Twitter at @viola_carr and online at http://www.violacarr.com.

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Wesley Chu's best friend is Michael Jordan, assuming that best friend status is earned by a shared television commercial. If not, then his best friend is his dog, Eva, who he can often be seen riding like a trusty steed through the windy streets of Chicago.

In 2014, Wesley Chu was short-listed for the John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award. Chu's debut novel, The Lives of Tao, earned him a Young Adult Library Services Association Alex Award and a Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award Finalist slot. The sequel, The Deaths of Tao, continues the story of secret agent Roen Tan and his sarcastic telepathically bonded alien, Tao.

Chu has two books scheduled for 2015. The last book in the Tao trilogy, The Rebirths of Tao, is coming out April 7th, 2015. Time Salvager, featuring an energy stealing time traveler with addiction issues, is slated for July 7th, 2015.

Website: www.wesleychu.com
Twitter: @wes_chu

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Weston Ochse is the author of twenty books, most recently two SEAL Team 666 books, which the New York Post called 'required reading' and USA Today placed on their 'New and Notable List of 2012.' His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as been multiple finalists for the Bram Stoker Award. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune. He lives in the Arizona desert within rock throwing distance of Mexico. He is a military veteran with 29 years of military service and recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan.?

www.westonochse.com
Twitter: @westonochse

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An American author who has published over twenty books, the titles AfterAge, deadrush, Final Impact, Red Shadows, DeadTimes, That's Not My Name and Mirror Me were solo novels, or fiction created solely by her. Her most recent works Highborn and Concrete Savior are part of The Dark Redemption Series. She lives in Arizona and is married to author Weston Ochse.
 
AfterAge was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1993 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deadrush was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1995 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a Novel. Her 'Buffyverse' novel, The Willow Files, Vol. 2, won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award in the category of Works for Young Readers. Final Impact won the 1997 Chicago Women In Publishing Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction, and the Rocky Mountain News "Unreal Worlds" Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997.
 
That's Not My Name was the First Place Winner of the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. 
 
That's Not My Name was also the First Place Winner of the National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo was the First Place Winner in the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category, and the Third Place Winner, National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category.
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