• Nick Di Carlo

    Nick Di Carlo, teacher and writer, lives in a small southern California town. He has published poetry, short fiction, and news feature articles, and has taught literature and writing in universities on both east and west coasts. He has conducted wilderness writing workshops in the Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon, and Anza Borrego desert, and has […]

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  • Lee Matthew Goldberg

    Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author and screenwriter of eight novels including THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR and the YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN. His projects are in various stages of development for film and TV. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. STALKER STALKED will be out in Fall ’21.

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  • M.E. Proctor

    M.E. Proctor is currently writing a series of contemporary detective novels. Her short stories have been published in Close to the Bone, All Worlds Wayfarer, Bristol Noir, Tilde, Expat Press, The Bookends Review, Fiction on the Web, and others.  She’s a strange cultural hybrid: a European living in East Texas. Twitter: @MEProctor3

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  • Dana King Dana King

    Dana King has earned Shamus Award nominations for two of his Nick Forte novels, A Small Sacrifice and The Man in the Window. He also writes the Penns River novels, of which Leaving the Scene is the sixth. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, most recently The Eviction of Hope. You can get to know him better on his website, blog, Facebook page or Twitter […]

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  • Kim Pittaway

    Kim Pittaway is a journalist and editor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where she is the executive director of the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King’s College. “Blind Curve” is her first piece of published fiction.

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  • Dennis Smith

    Dennis Smith is an Arkansas based storyteller whose High School English Teacher told him in 1989 he should write for a living. He didn’t listen then, and he’s making up for lost time now.

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  • Vinnie Hansen

    The day after high school graduation, Vinnie Hansen fled the howling winds of South Dakota and headed for the California coast. There the subversive clutches of college dragged her into the insanity of writing. A two-time Claymore Award finalist, she’s the author of the Carol Sabala mystery series, the novel Lostart Street, and numerous short stories.

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  • Julie Burandt

    Julie Burandt lives in California with her husband. In January of 2021, her first flash fiction story, Snake in the Window-Killer at the Door, was published online by Mystery Tribune.

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  • Stephen Cook

    Stephen Cook has written and published short stories, essays, academic papers,advertising copy, book reviews, and flash fiction, some of which earned awards.  He has written and edited “Writing for Proficiency,” “Realizing Westward: Cowboy Mythology and American Character,” and “Two Rivers: Lieutenant John Bullis and His Days Commanding the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts,” which was a […]

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  • Tom Gartner

    Tom Gartner’s fiction (of various genres) has appeared in numerous journals. One story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s currently finishing up a mystery novel. He lives in California, just north of the Golden Gate, and works as a buyer for an independent bookstore in San Francisco. 

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  • Miranda Dahlin

    Miranda Dahlin is an anthropologist and emerging fiction writer from Manitoba, Canada. You can find more of her short stories in Macabre Ladies Present: Dark Carnival and Handmade Horror Stories. When she’s not writing or studying Latin American asylum cases in the US-Mexico borderlands, she’s listening to more 90s alt-rock than anyone would consider cool, and reading horror […]

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  • Dustin Walker

    Dustin Walker lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, with his wife and daughter. His short fiction has appeared in Yellow Mama, Pulp Modern, Dark Moon Digest and a handful of other places. Find him on Twitter at @dustinjaywalker

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