S. C. Green
A full-time worker, full-time father and full-time husband with dreams of becoming a full-time author without coming off as being full of it. Currently he is in the midst of revising his first novel in hopes of shopping for an agent this fall.  Week-to-week he’ll be sharing his experiences here for all to gape at. For all other random ramblings and musing, you can find him sullying the web at The Shadowed Quill.


Amy McLane
As Amy Beth Forbes, her work has appeared in divers locations, such as Flytrap, Kiss Machine, Realms of Fantasy, and LCRW. Her short story A is For Apple was reprinted in The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, a collection available at your finer booktuaries nationwide. She is currently slaving away at a multi-book epic fantasy, and often forgets to post at personal blog Smoldering Ink. Elusive and quixotic, she likes pie, but wouldn’t say no to cake.


ryandaltonRyan Dalton

When he’s not Batman, Ryan Dalton writes everything from sci-fi to comedy to screenplays. In addition to writing for the strategy game Exile Sun, he is querying his middle grade mystery/sci-fi novel The Year of Lightning and a quirky picture book called Are There Cookies In Space? He is currently hard at work on his next novel, a YA contemporary with a sci-fi twist, and developing new ways to defeat the Joker. Follow him on Twitter (@iRyanDalton) and his author blog ( if you’re interested in learning the secrets to world domination and cooking the perfect steak.


Amy K. Nichols

AmyNichols_square_smAmy K. Nichols has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of YA science fiction novel Now That You’re Here, to be published by Knopf December 9, 2014. The follow-up, While You Were Gone, will be published in 2015. She is mentored by award-winning crime novelist James Sallis and lives on the edge of the Sonoran desert with her husband and children. Amy is a member of SCBWI and SFWA, as well as the Class of 2K14 debut authors. Follow her on Twitter at @amyknichols and visit her online at