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Angie Capozello is the founder and moderator of The Penny Dreadful. She is also an aspiring writer and poet with far too many hobbies, such as gardening, blacksmithing, archery…

You can find more of her stories, poems, and articles on the business of writing at

You can also follow Angie on twitter @techtigger.

Donna Carrick writes and resides in Southern Ontario. Her latest novel, The First Excellence, features Li Fa-ling, a young Canadian who travels to China seeking answers about her past. When a Falun Gong practitioner suffers a flaming death in Nanning, Fa-ling must unravel a mystery involving murder, kidnapping and political intrigue before another baby girl disappears! Donna’s previous books, The Noon God and Gold And Fishes, are also available on or direct from the author.

You can find more about Donna and her books at her website and follow her on twitter @Donna_Carrick

Anne Tyler Lord writes several genres of fiction. She writes poetry, short stories and flash fiction.  Anne is writing a romantic suspense novel, R-Evolutionary Nights, started during the 2009 NaNoWriMo, which she won.  Anne writes a regular feature on her blog, The Writer’s Life, that discusses the wild and wacky life of being a writer and what inspires creativity

When not writing, she spends most of her days playing with her twins and parenting her cats. She is a psychotherapist who enjoys working with children and families. She also writes non-fiction self-help about parenting and educating gifted children and presents at conferences. Anne lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and boy/girl twins.

You can visit her website at Don’t Fence Me In and follow Anne on Twitter @AnneTylerLord

Lily Mulholland writes, quilts, eats, sleeps and works. Not necessarily in that order.

You can follow @LilyMulholland on Twitter.

Sam Adamson is an aspiring writer, blogger and fountain pen enthusiast from England. When he’s not enjoying a good cup of coffee or writing, Sam is engaged on the perpetual hunt for the perfect writer’s notebook and pen combination. His hobbies include medieval Britain, herbal medicine and cats…there has to be cats.

You can find more of Sam’s writing at his blog Future;Nostalgic. You can also follow him on Twitter at @FutureNostalgic.

Cecilia Dominic is the pen name of a professional who puts people to
sleep for a living but hopes to keep them awake reading her stories at
night.  She blogs about wine, food, and life as the Random Oenophile
and is a regular contributor to Decatur News Online.

You can find more about Cecilia at her website and follow her on twitter @RandomOenophile.

Jason Arnett is a writer of fictions, but a terrible liar. He reads in public and may have other questionable habits.  He likes bourbon, the occasional cigar and to challenge and be challenged in his entertainments. He’s played music in bars, recorded in studios, made mini comics, been a comic book inker’s assistant, written a column for a defunct website about making mini comics and has won NaNoWriMo the last two years.  He has a wife, family, cats and a day job that tolerate all of this.

Jason’s stories can be found on the web at He blogs about writing, his interests in music, comics and the news at and can be found on the Twitter @ajasont.  If you search for him on Facebook, you might find him there, too.

Emma Newman drinks too much tea, has too many ideas and writes too many stories. Only one of these is true. You can read her fiction and ramblings and join her short story club at Post-Apocalyptic Publishing. You can find her on twitter @EmApocalyptic.

Laura Eno has a pet from the Underworld named Jezebel and a skull called Mr Fluffy who helps her write stuff. Various online publications of hers include 10Flash, Everyday Weirdness, The New Flesh, MicroHorror, Flashes in the Dark, Static Movement, House of Horror. To learn more about Laura, please visit You can find her on twitter @lauraeno.

Jim Bronyaur lives in Pennsylvania and has been published in many anthologies including Flash!, Elements of Horrors, Diamonds in the Rough, and Inner Fears.  Other stories have been published in Flashes in the Dark, Twisted Dreams, Pow! Fast Flash Fiction, among many others.  He doesn’t sleep, drinks lots of coffee, and listens to Guns n’ Roses. You can find him on twitter @jimbronyaur

Morbus Iff is the creator of, which bills itself as “content for the discontented.” Publisher and developer of more home cooking than you could ever imagine, he’d love to give you a Fry Pan of Intellect upside the head. Politely, of course. And with love. You can also find him on twitter at @morbusiff.

Valerie Valdes was born on a pirate ship that was attacked by merciless Humboldt squid, who killed her entire family in front of her infant eyes. Saved by a pod of dolphins, who raised her as their own before being captured and trained as Seaquarium performers, Valerie has dedicated her life to eradicating the scourge of the seas by eating calamari as frequently as possible.

Valerie currently lives in Miami with her husband, four cats and far too many blank notebooks.  You can also find her on twitter at @valerievaldes.

Jack Roth lives in Shelby, Nebraska with his dog, Boomer.  He sits in front of his fireplace writing and drinking scotch.  You can also find him on twitter at @jack_roth.

Tangent Artists is a group of professional D.C. artists that run a weekly webcomic and work on other projects like animations, blogs, and novels. We’ve been a company since 2006, when four George Mason University graduates found themselves locked in the real world. They wondered what to do with all their sketches and stories? The answer was to turn their brain-fruit into eye-candy and Tangent Artists was born!Tangent Artists is: Indy Adenan, Christina Hixon, David Hixon, Rachael Hixon, David Joria, Monica Marier, and Steve Moyer

You can find them online at and Monica Marier on twitter @lil_monmon

Mari Juniper is a former attorney who got bored of making money (yeah, right), deciding for the writing venture instead. She has a blog — mari’s randomities — where she shares short stories, poems, reflections and pretty things that fancy her and her visitors. She can also be found on twitter @marirandomities and on facebook.

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