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Annette Meyers Annette Meyers

Annette Meyers

Annette Meyers is the author of 8 Smith and Wetzon Wall Street mysteries, 2 Olivia Brown 1920s mysteries, a stand-alone suspense novel: Repentances, as well as short stories in many anthologies. As Maan Meyers, she and her late husband Martin have written 7 history-mysteries known at The Dutchman Chronicles and numerous short stories set in New York in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. One of Annette’s short stories was included in Best American Mystery Stories, 2002. She was the 10th president of Sisters in Crime and serves on the board of the International Association of Crime Writers, NA. She is an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.  +Read More

Axel Kilgore Axel Kilgore

Axel Kilgore

Axel Kilgore (Jerry Ahern) is a science fiction and action author best known for his post-apocalyptic survivalist series The Survivalist. These pulp novels have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. He also authored the gut-wrenching, action packed-series, They Call Me the Mercenary. Along with his wife, Sharon, he is co-author of over eighty internationally-published novels.  +Read More

B.L. Morgan B.L. Morgan

B.L. Morgan

B.L. Morgan is happily married to his wonderful wife Judi. He lives in a suburb between Seattle and Tacoma Washington. He is an ex-amateur boxer who will continue to practice Yoga daily until he finally gets it right. He is college educated and has been a busboy, short order cook, a warehouse worker and delivery driver, served in the US Air Force, been an over-the-road truck driver and a property manager with over six hundred tenants among many other professions.  +Read More

Barbara D'Amato Barbara D'Amato

Barbara D'Amato

Barbara D'Amato was the 1999-2000 president of Mystery Writers of America. D'Amato is also a past president of Sisters in Crime International. She writes a mystery series starring Chicago freelance investigative reporter Cat Marsala, a series starring Chicago patrol cops Suze Figueroa and Norm Bennis, and standalone novels.  +Read More

Barbara Collins Barbara Collins

Barbara Collins

Back in the 1950s, when there were only a few TV channels to watch, three shows brought to a screeching halt the mayhem in the kid-infested house I grew up in: Perry Mason (my mother had a mad crush on Raymond Burr), Maverick (my mother had a mad crush on James Garner), and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (my mother did not have a mad crush on the great director, but loved the stories). These programs must have had a profound effect on me, because the key ingredients of each episode—mystery, humor, irony—seem to make up the recipe I follow for my own short stories.  +Read More

Barbara Allan Barbara Allan

Barbara Allan

Barbara Allan is the joint pseudonym of acclaimed short story writer Barbara Collins (Too Many Tomcats) and New York Times best-selling mystery novelist Max Allan Collins (ROAD TO PERDITION). Their previous collaborations have included one son, a short story collection, and five novels, including the 2008 winner of the Romantic Times Toby Bromberg Award for Most Humorous Mystery, ANTIQUES FLEE MARKET. They live in Iowa in a house filled with trash and treasures.  +Read More

Barry N. Malzberg Barry N. Malzberg

Barry N. Malzberg

Barry N. Malzberg is the author of more than 30 Sci-Fi novels and more than 250 Sci-Fi short stories, as well as thrillers and erotic novels under his own name and various pseudonyms. He won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for his 1972 novel, Beyond Apollo.  +Read More

Bartle Bull Bartle Bull

Bartle Bull

Bartle Bull was born in London and educated at Harvard University and Magdalen College, Oxford. A student of Africa for over thirty years, he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Explorers Club. A former publisher of The Village Voice, Bull wrote an environmental column for the Voice and later for the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is the author of Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure, the definitive history of the African safari.

Bill Clem Bill Clem

Bill Clem

Bill Clem – RIVALS THE BEST WORK OF CRICHTON or COOK
Bill Clem, RN, is the author of the forthcoming The Hospital (2010), Replica, Immortal, Medicine Cup, Microbe, Bliss, Diencephalon, They All Fall Down, Presidential Donor, Skin Deep, and A Brief Interval. He has spent the last twenty-five years working at hospitals in Delaware and Maryland.  +Read More

Bill Pronzini Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini

Bill Pronzini is simply one of the masters. He seems to have taken a crack at just about every genre: mysteries, noirish thrillers, historicals, locked-room mysteries, adventure novels, spy capers, men's action, westerns, and, of course, his masterful, long-running Nameless private detective series, now entering its fourth decade, with no signs of creative flagging.  +Read More

Bob Anderson Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson is the author of Sarge, What Now? and co-author on The Survivalist series (starting with Book #30) in collaboration with Jerry and Sharon Ahern. Bob is a fine writer and has published books such as TAC Leader: What Honor Requires, Anderson's Rules and Grandfather Speaks. He is an expert on weaponry and military skills and is an accomplished public speaker. Bob retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force Reserve with over 32 years of service.  +Read More

Bob Judd Bob Judd

Bob Judd

I shot some 30 TV commercials with three-time world champion racing driver Jackie Stewart. At one point, Jackie said when he was driving really well, he always had plenty of time. That floored me. I'd driven racing cars, and I never had any time at all, arriving at corners, in Jackie's phrase, "in a flurry of feathers and blood." But when Jackie was racing he had “plenty of time” because he could divide time into thousandths of a second. And I thought, if I could capture that intensity, ferocity and detail, I could put you behind the wheel of a Formula One car. I wrote my first novel, Formula One, and gave the manuscript to Jackie. He took it with him on a flight from London to San Francisco. "You've done it, Bob," Jackie wrote on a postcard. "You are the Dick Francis of motor racing."  +Read More

Branka Cubrilo Branka Cubrilo

Branka Cubrilo

At the age of eighteen Branka Čubrilo wrote her first novel I Knew Jane Eyre, which won the Yugoslavian Young Writers Award in 1982. Soon after she wrote a sequel called Looking for Jane Eyre. In 1999 Branka published the book Fiume Corre – Rijeka Tece, a year later Requiem for Barbara and in 2001 Little Lies – Big Lies (as a part of a trilogy called Spanish Stories for which she obtained a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to research the cultural and historical settings of Cadiz in Andalusia).  +Read More

Bret Jones Bret Jones

Bret Jones

Bret Jones is the Director of Theatre at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. He has his M.A. in Drama and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Oklahoma. He has a novelist, screenwriter, lyricist, and playwright. His play, The Isolation House, ran at The American Theatre of Actors in NYC; Thee and Thou premiered last year at The Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City and has been accepted for a run at The Buckham Alley Theatre.  +Read More

Brian Kelleher Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher

Best-selling author Brian Kelleher (Mack Maloney) has written many action-packed novels, including the Chopper Ops series, and the Starhawk series, as well as best-selling science fiction. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working on the next exciting adventure.  +Read More

Charles Ryan Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan

Charles Ryan served in the United States Air Force, as a senior section airman and munitions system specialist in the armament of the 199th Fighter Squadron based at Hickman AFB, Honolulu. He attended the Universities of Hawaii and Washington, and has worked at numerous occupations, including judo instructor, commercial pilot, and salvage diver. He's written for newspapers and magazines in Honolulu and San Francisco as well as being the author of ten novels. Ryan currently lives in northern California.  +Read More

Charlotte MacLeod Charlotte MacLeod

Charlotte MacLeod

Charlotte MacLeod, born in New Brunswick, Canada, and a naturalized U.S. citizen, is the multi-award-winning author of over thirty acclaimed novels. Her series featuring detective Professor Peter Shandy, America's homegrown Hercule Poirot, delivers "generous dollops of... warmth, wit, and whimsy" (San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle). But fully a dozen novels star her popular husband-and-wife team of Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn. And her native Canada provides a backdrop for the amusing Grub-and-Stakers cozies written under the pseudonym Alisa Craig. A cofounder and past president of the American Crime Writers League, she has also edited the best-selling anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings.  +Read More

Christopher Newman Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

Born in San Francisco, California, Christopher Newman wrote the first draft of his third published novel, Manana Man, while in residence in Cali, Colombia his senior year in college. At 27, he moved to New York City, working as a trim carpenter for five years in Manhattan before publishing his first Joe Dante novel, Mid-Town South, in 1985. When that title met with considerable commercial success, his publisher convinced him to turn his protagonist into a series character.  +Read More

Collin Wilcox Collin Wilcox

Collin Wilcox

Collin Wilcox (September 21, 1924 – July 12, 1996) was an American mystery writer who published 30 books in 30 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan, his first book was The Black Door (1967) featuring a sleuth possessing extrasensory perception. His major series of novels was about Lieutenant Frank Hastings of the San Francisco Police Department.  +Read More

Cort Martin Cort Martin

Cort Martin

Cort Martin (Jory Sherman) began his literary career as a poet in San Francisco’s famed North Beach in the late 1950s, during the heyday of the Beat Generation. His poetry and short stories were widely published in literary journals when he began writing commercial fiction. He has won numerous awards for his poetry and prose and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters for his novel, Grass Kingdom. He won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for The Medicine Horn. He has also won a number of awards from the Missouri Writers Guild, and other organizations.  +Read More

Don Bendell Don Bendell

Don Bendell

A best-selling western author, former US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer and disabled Vietnam veteran, Don Bendell is also very well-known in the SpecOps community and popular for his military thrillers, too. A widely-read and controversial editorialist, he has appeared on Fox News and many national radio shows, newspapers, and blogs. Don is noted for his wild sense of humor and blunt honesty, and has often been called a "John Wayne-type" by detractors.  +Read More

Ed Gorman Ed Gorman

Ed Gorman

Ed Gorman – SHAMUS, ANTHONY & ELERY QUEEN AWARD-WINNING author
Ed has worked in politics as both a speechwriter and a TV producer. He has won the Shamus, Anthony, Ellery Queen, Spur, and International Fiction Awards. He has been nominated twice for an Edgar and once for the Silver Dagger. His other work includes the Sam McCain series and the Jack Sawyer series. A feature film based on his novel The Poker Club is forthcoming.  +Read More

Ellen Crosby Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby

ELLEN CROSBY is the author of MOSCOW NIGHTS, which was originally published in the UK in 2000, and is based on her time as the Moscow correspondent for ABC News Radio in the waning years of the Soviet Union. She is also the author of the Virginia wine country mysteries and the Sophie Medina mysteries, which feature an international photojournalist. Previously she was a freelance feature writer for The Washington Post and an economist at the U.S. Senate. She lives in the Washington, D.C. suburbs of northern Virginia.  +Read More

Francois Keyser Francois Keyser

Francois Keyser

Francois Keyser was originally born in Zimbabwe but grew up in South Africa after his family emigrated in 1980. Francois learned to escape into books from an early age and always dreamed of becoming a published author. But after completing his school education, Francois entered the corporate world and built a successful career in the financial services and medical assistance sectors which took him from South Africa to the Middle East and then to South East Asia where he met and married his wife with whom he has two beautiful daughters.  +Read More

Fritz Leiber Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction's legends. The author of a remarkable number of stories and novels, many of which were made into films. He is best known as the creator of the classic Lankhmar fantasy series, and has won numerous awards including the coveted Hugo and Nebula, and was honored as a lifetime Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. He died in 1992.  +Read More

Gerald Hausman Gerald Hausman

Gerald Hausman

Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology.  +Read More

Geraldine Harris Geraldine Harris

Geraldine Harris

Geraldine Harris is an author (of both fiction and non-fiction) and an Egyptologist. She has taught courses on myth and magic at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.  +Read More

J. Rodney Tafoya J. Rodney Tafoya

J. Rodney Tafoya

J. Rodney Tafoya—Now the author of his first book—Ageless Arm—baseball has played a huge role in Rod’s colorful career, but never secondary to education and family. Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was the youngest of four brothers and one sister born to Tony and Maude Tafoya. He began his education at Gonzales Elementary School, then entered St. Michael’s High School as a seventh-grader. At St. Michael’s, he was student body vice president his senior year, enjoyed English most of all, and is presently a foundation board member of his alma mater.  +Read More

J.R. Roberts J.R. Roberts

J.R. Roberts

J.R. Roberts (Robert J. Randisi) is an American author who writes in the Detective and Western genres. He has authored more than 500 published books and has edited more than 30 anthologies of short stories. Booklist magazine said he "may be the last of the pulp writers."  +Read More

James Rouch James Rouch

James Rouch

James Rouch has been a full-time author for thirty years. In that time he has had fourteen books published. Three of them are novels of the Second World War. TIGER, set in Northern France during the breakout from the Normandy beachhead. THE WAR MACHINES, set in North Africa and GATEWAY TO HELL, dealing with the fighting for Monte Cassino in Italy. They were all published in the UK and the USA by major publishers and all went to reprints with translation rights sold in Spain and many other countries.  +Read More

Jasmine Cresswell Jasmine Cresswell

Jasmine Cresswell

USA TODAY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Jasmine Cresswell was born in England, and now spends her time in Sarasota, Florida with her husband Malcolm Candish. Jasmine has been writing since 1975 and has published over 50 novels, with 9 million copies of her books in print.  +Read More

Jeannette Remak Jeannette Remak

Jeannette Remak

Jeannette Remak, owner of Phoenix Aviation Research, is a military aviation historian, writer, author, artist, and photographic engineer. Her books include “XB-70 Valkyrie: The Ride to Valhalla” (1998, MBI Publishing, Co.) and ”A-12 Blackbird: Declassified” (2001, also MBI). She has also written two pieces for the Atlantic Flyer with her co-author (Gilded Cage or Golden Screw and Who’s Got the Bird?) which dealt with the restoration of vintage aircraft and the position of Museums holding aircraft collections including salvagers rights and the US Navy position on such issues, as well as several articles for Air Force Association. Remak had been interviewed by: Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine for the August ‘99 issue concerning the XB-70 Valkyrie and has spent some 25 years in the Museum industry. She has published “NASA and the Shuttle Shuffle (2013)”, "To Slip The Surly Bonds Nasa, The Shuttle Disasters, And The Demise of the U.S. Manned Space Program (2015), Boeing B-52 Stratofortress-Warrior Queen of the USAF (Fonthill (2016) and XB-70 Valkyrie-The Return to Valhalla (2016).  +Read More

Jerry Kennealy Jerry Kennealy

Jerry Kennealy

Jerry Kennealy has worked as a police officer, as well as a licensed private investigator, adding great authenticity to his novels. Besides the Polo mysteries, two of which have been nominated for Shamus Awards, he's written several non-series thrillers lately. He's a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Private Eye Writers of America.  +Read More

Jerry Ahern Jerry Ahern

Jerry Ahern

Jerry Ahern (Axel Kilgore) is a science fiction and action author best known for his post-apocalyptic survivalist series The Survivalist. These pulp novels have sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. He also authored the gut-wrenching, action packed series, “They Call Me the Mercenary” under the pseudonym Axel Kilgore. Along with his wife, Sharon, he is co-author of over eighty internationally-published novels.  +Read More

John Ball John Ball

John Ball

The son of a scientist, John Ball was born in Schenectady, New York, and grew up in Milwaukee. He attended Carroll College in Wisconsin. He subsequently worked as a science staff writer on Fortune, a music critic and feature writer for the Brooklyn Eagle, a daily columnist on the New York World-Telegram & Sun, a broadcaster for a Washington radio station, and a Director of Public Relations for the Institute of Aerospace Sciences.  +Read More

John Lutz John Lutz

John Lutz

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR John Lutz's work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective, thriller; virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than forty novels and over 200 short stories and articles. His novels and short fiction have been translated into almost every language and adapted for almost every medium.  +Read More

John D Nesbitt John D Nesbitt

John D Nesbitt

John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. His literary articles, book reviews, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. In western fiction, his area of main emphasis, he has had six short story collections, two contemporary western novels, and more than fifteen traditional western novels published in various hardbound, large print, audio, and mass market paperback editions.  +Read More

Jory Sherman Jory Sherman

Jory Sherman

Jory Sherman (Cort Martin) began his literary career as a poet in San Francisco’s famed North Beach in the late 1950s, during the heyday of the Beat Generation. His poetry and short stories were widely published in literary journals when he began writing commercial fiction. He has won numerous awards for his poetry and prose and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters for his novel, Grass Kingdom. He won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America for The Medicine Horn. He has also won a number of awards from the Missouri Writers Guild, and other organizations.  +Read More

Joseph Ventolo Jr. Joseph Ventolo Jr.

Joseph Ventolo Jr.

Joseph A. Ventolo, Jr. is the former curator of the US Air Force Museum (now the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force), having retired on January 3, 1998. Military Service: In November 1959 Ventolo joined the 269th Comm Sqn., Ohio Air National Guard, Springfield, OH. In February 1960 entered basic training at Lackland AFB, TX, and in April, transferred to Keesler AFB, MS, completed basic training there, and attended ground radio maintenance school at Keesler Technical Training Center. After graduation in November 1960, he returned to the 269th Comm. Sqn. and served four years as a Ground Radio Equipment Repairman, attaining the rank of Senior Airman. In 1965, he received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Ohio Air National Guard, and was assigned to Headquarters, 251st Comm. Gp., Springfield, OH, as a communications officer. He left the Ohio Air National Guard in 1966 and transferred to the Air Force Reserve where he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1970.

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Judy Alter Judy Alter

Judy Alter

A novelist and author of books for both adults and young readers, Spur Award winner Judy Alter writes most often about women and girls of the American West. Her most recent nonfiction titles are the nonfiction Extraordinary Explorers and Adventurers and Great Women of the American West. Her novel about Etta Place entitled Sundance, Butch, and Me was published in 2002. Sam Houston is My Hero, a young-adult novel about the Runaway Scrape during the Texas Revolution, was published in 2003.  +Read More

Justine Davis Justine Davis

Justine Davis

Justine Davis (Dare) was born during a snowstorm in Iowa but raised in sunny California. She began working right out of school. She worked in law enforcement which she found exciting and never, ever boring. She didn't think seriously about writing for several years. She sold her first novel in 1989. She spent the next two years selling nineteen more books. She has won the coveted RWA RITA Award four times, and has been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame. Her books have appeared on national best-seller lists, including USA Today.  +Read More

Kenneth Abel Kenneth Abel

Kenneth Abel

Kenneth Abel is the author of the highly-praised Bait and The Blue Wall. Down in the Flood is his third in the critically-acclaimed Danny Chaisson thriller series; previous titles include Cold Steel Rain and The Burying Field. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.  +Read More

Kevin D. Randle Kevin D. Randle

Kevin D. Randle

Kevin D. Randle is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and has been a professional writer for nearly 30 years with published works that include science fiction, action/adventure, techno-thrillers and over 20 books of non-fiction. He holds four degrees including a Ph.D. in psychology and a Masters of Art in Military studies. Given his military background and 27 years of service, he is considered an expert on military matters.  +Read More

L Sydney Abel L Sydney Abel

L Sydney Abel

L. Sydney Abel is the pen name of Lawrence Abel. The name was inspired by L. Frank Baum; the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lawrence was born and raised in Kingston upon Hull, England. He is married and has two grown-up children. He attended Hull College, where he qualified as an Electronics Engineer. As a young aspiring musician, Lawrence composed the lyrics to his own music, progressing into the recording studio.  +Read More

Larry D Sweazy Larry D Sweazy

Larry D Sweazy

Larry D. Sweazy (pronounced: Swayzee) is the author of thirteen novels, Where I Can See You, See Also Deception, A Thousand Falling Crows, Escape from Hangtown, See Also Murder, Vengeance at Sundown, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker, The Devil's Bones, The Cougar's Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail, and The Rattlesnake Season. He won the WWA (Western Writers of America) Spur award for Best Short Fiction in 2005 and for Best Paperback Original in 2013. He also won the 2011 and 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western Fiction for books the Josiah Wolfe series. He was nominated for a Derringer award in 2007 (for the short story "See Also Murder"), and was a finalist in the Best Books of Indiana literary competition in 2010. Larry was awarded the Best Books in Indiana in 2011 for The Scorpion Trail. And in 2013, Larry received the inaugural Elmer Kelton Fiction Book of the Year for The Coyote Tracker, presented by the AWA (Academy of Western Artists).  +Read More

Lori Herter Lori Herter

Lori Herter

Lori Herter grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and worked for several years at the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry. She married her husband, Jerry, a CPA, and they moved to Southern California a few decades ago. They still live there with their cat, Jasmine. They have traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti. Lori's favorite destination of all is Ireland. Over several trips to Ireland she has visited all parts of the island, both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Delving into Celtic legends and Celtic Spirituality has been a special interest of Lori’s in recent years, and is reflected in her novel THE THIN PLACE.  +Read More

Maan Meyers Maan Meyers

Maan Meyers

Maan Meyers is the pseudonym for the husband/wife team of Martin and Annette Meyers writing together. Annette Meyers has had many years of experience working on Wall Street, and was assistant to Broadway director/producer Hal Prince for sixteen years. Martin Meyers was an actor who appeared on Broadway and in film and television. Together and individually, they have written mystery short stories and novels. Annette resides in New York City.  +Read More

Mack Maloney Mack Maloney

Mack Maloney

Best-selling author Mack Maloney (Brian Kelleher) has written many action-packed novels, including the Chopper Ops series, and the Starhawk series, as well as best-selling science fiction. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working on the next exciting adventure.  +Read More

MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor

MacKinlay Kantor

MacKinlay Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa, in 1904. He began to write seriously at sixteen, became a newspaper reporter at seventeen, and published his first book at twenty-three. Over the next half-century, he went on to produce more than forty works including novels, short story collections, novels in verse, novellas, histories and children’s books. His best-selling historical novel, Andersonville, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. MacKinlay Kantor’s other accomplishments included Hollywood screenwriting, patrolling the streets with the N.Y.P.D., and combat experience (RAF and USAF) in two wars, for which he was awarded the Medal of Freedom.

Marcia Muller Marcia Muller

Marcia Muller

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARCIA MULLER has written many novels and short stories. Her novel Wolf in the Shadows won the Anthony Boucher Award. The recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award—their highest accolade—she lives in northern California with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini.  +Read More

Mark (M.L.) Hoffman Mark (M.L.) Hoffman

Mark (M.L.) Hoffman

Mark (M.L.) Hoffman grew up in New Jersey, in a small town called Fairlawn. He found sports to be his first love, followed by competitive bodybuilding, and then, believe it or not, writing poetry. Although he has been writing poetry on and off since high school, he has only dedicated his full attention and time to it for about the last two years or so. Once his father passed away, he promised himself not to take life for granted, and decided right then to devote all his time and energy into what he loves most-writing poetry.  +Read More

Martin Meyers Martin Meyers

Martin Meyers

Martin Meyers was an actor and writer. He also wrote together with his wife Annette Meyers under the name 'Maan Meyers'. Mr. Meyers passed away in early 2015.  +Read More

Martin Guinness Martin Guinness

Martin Guinness

Martin Guinness began his writing career at the age of 7, dictating a 1½-page play to his father. Since then he has written other plays, advertising copy, poetry, numerous film screenplays, many love letters and much fiction. Melting is his second novel. He is currently working on his third novel.  +Read More

Mary K. Johnson Mary K. Johnson

Mary K. Johnson

Mary K. Johnson was born in Oxford, Mississippi, but during first grade, after her parents moved the family to Memphis, Tennessee where she grew up. She is the youngest of eight siblings and describes a great life growing up as a tomboy, playing baseball and climbing to the tops of trees to look down on everyone. After school in the evenings, she would do homework while watching TV. Though shy as Mary was for many years, one year in Junior High, she did find the nerve to perform in a Spelling Bee, but didn't win, but enjoyed just the thought of having been there.  +Read More

Matt Braun Matt Braun

Matt Braun

Matt Braun is the author of fifty-six novels and books. He has been published in fourteen countries with over 40,000,000 copies in print worldwide. He is the winner of the Golden Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for his novel, The Kincaids, as well as a winner of the Owen Wister Award For Lifetime Achievement from the WRA and the Festival of the West Cowboy Spirit Award.  +Read More

Max Allan Collins Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins – NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING author
Max is a prolific American mystery writer who has been called "mystery's Renaissance man". He has written novels, screenplays, comic books, comic strips, trading cards, short stories, movies and historical fiction. He wrote the graphic novel Road to Perdition (which was developed into a film in 2002).  +Read More

Max McCoy Max McCoy

Max McCoy

Max McCoy is an award-winning author and journalist. He's written four original Indiana Jones adventures for Lucasfilm, the critically acclaimed thriller The Moon Pool, and the Hellfire western noir trilogy. Damnation Road, the last book in the trilogy, won the 2011 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel. Hellfire Canyon, the first book in the trilogy, also won the Spur and was named a Kansas Notable Book.  +Read More

Michael Zimmer Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer writes Western and historical fiction. His work has been praised by Booklist, Library Journal, Historical Novel Society, and others. Born in Indiana, and raised there and in Colorado, Zimmer now resides in Utah with his wife, Vanessa.  +Read More

Olga Bicos Olga Bicos

Olga Bicos

Given Olga Bicos (Cameron Cruise)'s background, it's no wonder she's a suspense novelist now - intrigue has run rampant in her life. Born in Cuba, she and her parents fled to the United States when Olga was just five years old. Her uncle, however, was part of an underground organization attempting to overthrow Castro. He was captured and held as a political prisoner for 15 years.  +Read More

Ray Garton Ray Garton

Ray Garton

Ray Garton is the author of close to sixty books, including horror novels such as Live Girls (which has a movie in the works), Crucifax Autumn, and The Folks; thrillers like Trade Secrets and Shackled; and numerous short stories and novellas.  +Read More

Rich Meyrick Rich Meyrick

Rich Meyrick

Rich Meyrick is the fingertips behind everything associated with Jaspa’s Journey. He was born in Wales in 1969 and developed a fascination in geography, history and the environment at an early age. His extended academic career included a PhD from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and a post-doctorate at the University of Waterloo (Canada).  +Read More

Richard Sapir Richard Sapir

Richard Sapir

Richard Sapir wrote five novels: Bressio (1975), The Far Arena (1978), The Body (1983), Spies (1984), and Quest (1987), a modern day search for the Holy Grail.  +Read More

Robert Mayer Robert Mayer

Robert Mayer

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Robert Mayer attended the City College of NY, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. After a brief stint at the Washington Post, he joined the staff of Newsday. He spent ten years there, six as a reporter and four as the paper's New York City columnist.  +Read More

Robert J. Randisi Robert J. Randisi

Robert J. Randisi

Robert J. Randisi (J.R. Roberts) is an American author who writes in the Detective and Western genres. He has authored more than 500 published books and has edited more than 30 anthologies of short stories. Booklist magazine said he "may be the last of the pulp writers."  +Read More

Robert Rayner Robert Rayner

Robert Rayner

A transplant from England to New Brunswick, Canada, via the island of Newfoundland, writer, musician, photographer and teacher Robert Rayner is the author of three adult novels, nine young adult novels, and four teen novels.  +Read More

Robert Westbrook Robert Westbrook

Robert Westbrook

Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.  +Read More

Rodman Philbrick Rodman Philbrick

Rodman Philbrick

SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote thrillers, mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D. Stash series as best detective novel, and then selected Philbrick's Brothers & Sinners as Best Novel in 1993. Philbrick’s Freak the Mighty was the basis of a Golden Globe-nominated Sharon Stone movie titled simply The Mighty, released in 1998.  +Read More

Roger Zelazny Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny – HUGO and NEBULA AWARD-WINNING author
Roger burst onto the SF scene in the early 1960s with a series of dazzling and groundbreaking short stories. He won his first of six Hugo Awards for Lord of Light, and soon after produced the first book of his enormously popular Amber series, Nine Princes in Amber. In addition to his Hugos, he went on to win three Nebula Awards over the course of a long and distinguished career.  +Read More

Ronn Perea Ronn Perea

Ronn Perea

Ronn Perea's previous novels were created around his years in theatrical stage production with his propensity for Tango dancing and world traveling adventures. This, his third novel, ELSIE & ELSA reveals his life long instincts as a historian. So much so, he enjoys taking his fans where they never historically imagined going before. He always enjoys asking, “Did you know that this and that happened…?” Then he usually responds to the usual wide eyed expectancy of, “Tell me more…” He always aims to please.  +Read More

Samantha Ahern Samantha Ahern

Samantha Ahern

Growing up in a family of writers and photographers was a blessing and a curse. Even the most everyday occurrence discussed around the dinner table could suddenly be transformed into the “what if?” topic of the day and tomorrow’s story idea. Samantha learned that it was either shut up or jump in with both feet. She collaborated and helped with research on many Ahern projects and went on to have her first short story published while still in high school. Samantha lives in Commerce, Georgia with her husband Danny and daughter Olivia.  +Read More

Scott E. Green Scott E. Green

Scott E. Green

Scott E. Green has been active as a poet in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror genres for over 35 years. He is the author of the only reference book on Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Poetry, SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND HORROR POETRY; A RESOURCE GUIDE AND BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY (Westport, CT; 1989,Greenwood). In addition he has done entries on poetry for other reference books.  +Read More

Sean Ellis Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis has authored and co-authored more than 20 action-adventure novels, including the Nick Kismet adventures, the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series with Jeremy Robinson, and the Jade Ihara adventures with David Wood. He served with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Policy from Oregon State University. Sean is also a member of the International Thriller Writers organization. He currently resides in Arizona, where he divides his time between writing, adventure sports, and trying to figure out how to save the world.  +Read More

Sharon Ahern Sharon Ahern

Sharon Ahern

Originally born in Chicago a long time ago, Sharon Ahern met her future husband and co-writer, Jerry Ahern, on the very first day of High School, and they became friends for life. Sharon began her writing career in the public relations department of Illinois Bell Telephone and stringing for a local newspaper. Always an avid researcher, she was happy to pull out the Britannica (and later the Internet) and become an instant expert on whatever information Jerry needed for a story.  +Read More

Steve Rasnic Tem Steve Rasnic Tem

Steve Rasnic Tem

Steve Rasnic Tem—BRITISH FANTASY AWARD-WINNING author
Steve's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 200 plus published pieces have garnered him a British Fantasy Award, and nominations for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.  +Read More

Sue Henry Sue Henry

Sue Henry

Sue Henry – Anthony and Macavity Award Winner, her first Jessie Arnold mystery, Murder on the Iditarod Trail, won both the Anthony and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel. She also writes the Maxie McNabb mysteries. Henry is a former college administrator and has lived in Alaska for 30 years. She spends much of her spare time RVing around the Lower Forty-Eight or researching Alaska.  +Read More

Tabitha Baumander Tabitha Baumander

Tabitha Baumander

Tabitha Baumander has a mind that has always taken the world around her and turned it into plot. Before she had the tools to write with, she drew pictures in sequence and actually thought she would end up a cartoonist. This was in the days before the term “graphic novel.” Tabitha writes novels, screenplays and stage plays, all with a theme of at least some sort of step away from pure reality.  +Read More

Tadeusz R. Sas Tadeusz R. Sas

Tadeusz R. Sas

The author of this based-on-real-life novel, Tadeusz R. Sas, was born in the United Kingdom to Polish parents in 1941 and participated in many of the events that are described in this book.  +Read More

Thom Reese Thom Reese

Thom Reese

Thom Reese is the author of the novels, THE DEMON BAQASH, DEAD MAN’S FIRE, and CHASING KELVIN, along with the short story collection, 13 BODIES: SEVEN TALES OF MURDER & MADNESS. Thom was the sole writer and co-producer of the weekly audio drama radio program, 21ST CENTURY AUDIO THEATER. Fourteen of these dramas have since been published in four collections.  +Read More

Trae Q. L. Venerable Trae Q. L. Venerable

Trae Q. L. Venerable

Trae Q L Venerable born to Myron and Tracy Venerable, with a vivid background of ranching and farming in fact every generation in his family has owned a ranch or farm. Being a cattle jock, houndsmen, and helping raise his family’s horses. He is an avid outdoors man loving to hunt, fish, and hike. Trae was proud to write these books to get the "forgotten cowboy" history out there and set the record straight on black cowboys. Especially for the younger population, in order for them to know the real truth about the West. For way too long, the "forgotten cowboy" voice hasn’t been heard and the time is now.  +Read More

Valerie Anand Valerie Anand

Valerie Anand

Valerie Anand (aka Fiona Buckley) is a British author of historical fiction. Under the pen name Fiona Buckley she writes the series of historical mysteries, set in the reign of Elizabeth I of England, featuring "Ursula Blanchard" (whose full name is Ursula Faldene Blanchard de la Roche Stannard). Under her own name she writes historical fiction based on the royalty of England and the Bridges over Time series which follows a family from the eleventh century through the nineteenth century.  +Read More

Warren Murphy Warren Murphy

Warren Murphy

Warren Murphy books and stories have sold 50 MILLION COPIES worldwide and won a dozen national awards. He has created a number of book series, including the Trace series and the long-running satiric adventure, The Destroyer, the basis for the film Remo Williams—The Adventure Begins.  +Read More

Wayne D. Overholser Wayne D. Overholser

Wayne D. Overholser

One of America's greatest Western storytellers, Wayne D. Overholser was born September 4, 1906 in Pomeroy, Washington and died August 27, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado. Overholser won the 1953 First Spur Award for best novel for Lawman using the pseudonym Lee Leighton. In 1955 he won the 1954 (second) Spur Award for The Violent Land. He also used the pseudonyms John S. Daniels, Dan J. Stevens and Joseph Wayne.  +Read More

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