Amanda Arista was born in Illinois, raised in Corpus Christi, lives in Dallas but her heart lies in London. Good thing she loves to travel. The summer of second grade, she read every book in the young adult section of the library. So she started making up her own stories and hasn’t stopped since. She spends her weekends writing at coffee shops, practicing for the day that caffeine intake becomes an Olympic sport, and plotting character demises with fellow writers Wolvarez, Killer Cupcake and Keith (names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent).
Merrie Destefano is the author of AFTERLIFE, FEAST and FATHOM. She lives in Southern California, where (when not reading or playing with her dogs) she edits for publications like Victorian Homes and Zombie Magazine.
New York Times bestseller Jocelynn Drake is the author of the Dark Days series for Eos Books.
Bestselling SF/Fantasy author Kim Falconer's new works take readers into the depths of the sea where dwell an ancient vampiric race, godlike in their beauty . . . yet unable to rise without the grace of human blood. Born in Santa Cruz, California, Kim lives and writes in the far eastern coast of Australia, sharing her dwelling with two black cats and a pair of Torresian crows. Loving dystopia and SF/F, Kim's current projects include paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult fantasy. Professional daydreamer by day; Eco warrior by night! Her latest 2013 release is Supernatural Underground: Vampires Gone Wild - Blood and Water. Follow her on Twitter: @kimfalconer or on Facekook
Teresa Frohock has turned a love of dark fantasy and horror into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She lives in North Carolina where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying.
Terri Garey's award winning tales from the dark side have been described as "sweet yet smouldering" by Publishers Weekly, and "sultry and upbeat" by Library Journal. Even though she's a big scaredy-cat who can't watch horror movies or visit haunted houses, she loves moonlit graveyards, moss-covered headstones and the idea that life goes on even after it's over. You can visit her on the web at www.TGarey.com.
Stina Leicht is a two time Campbell Award nominee for Best New Writer and a Crawford Award finalist. The first novel in her new Flintlock Epic Fantasy series, COLD IRON, debuted this July with Simon and Schuster’s Saga imprint.
Helen Lowe is a FSF author, poet, interviewer and blogger. She won the prestigious Gemmell Morningstar Award for The Heir of Night, the first novel in her The Wall of Night series in June 2012. The Gathering of the Lost, the second The Wall of Night novel, was described as a "a classic right up there with the likes of George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire" by SF Site. Helen has twice won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Excellence in SciFi-Fantasy: for Thornspell (Knopf) in 2009, and The Heir of Night in 2011. When not penning tales of darkness, heroism, and doom, she has been known to bake a mean cake and enjoys such off-the-edge pastimes as gardening, reading, and watching the stars. She posts every day on her Helen Lowe on Anything, Really blog and you can also follow her on Twitter: @helenl0we
Rachel A. Marks is a cancer survivor, a writer and artist, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. Her four kids and amazing hubby put up with her nerdiness with tremendous grace, even when she makes them watch Buffy or Smallville re-runs for days on end. She was voted Most Likely To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she'll never have to test the theory. She lives in Southern California with her family, including six rabbits and two ducks. Check out more about her on her webpage: www.RachelAnneMarks.com.