Contributors

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Norm Boyington

Norm Boyington lives in rural Ontario with his partner of many years and two spaniels of very different minds. He started writing at an early age; short tales revolving around Tolkien’s works. In 2015, his daughter sent him a link for the NANO writing challenge, and he rose to the occasion, resulting in his first novel, a disjointed tale of mental health told mostly from the character’s perspective.

Currently, Norm is working on some fantasy fiction, which he began in 2019. Fantasy is his true love; creating worlds where magic is interlaced with incredible adventures is principally what he writes.

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Aedyn Brooks

Aedyn Brooks is an award-winning author who feeds her spreadsheet-addicted psyche by day (aka data-driven ninja), and crafts wicked paranormal romances at night.

After living most of her life in haunted houses, Aedyn decided to put her terrifying, and sometimes funny, experiences with ghosts into books. One thing she learned from an early age is that the dead can be your greatest ally, especially in your darkest hours. When it came to writing, she couldn’t help but share this extraordinary world with her readers, crafting the Haunted Romance paranormal series Grave Intentions based in the Cascade foothills in Washington State, USA.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a postage-stamp sized yard, with one of her three grown children. She also manages to squeeze in time babysitting her new granddaughter. Being a grandmother is the bestest ever!

You can follow Aedyn on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest (another slight addiction) @AedynBrooks, while her website is being updated.

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E.G. Deaile

An unfortunate early age viewing of Silence of the Lambs has set the overall tone for a writing career that focuses on serial murder and psychopaths of many varieties. He enjoys reading and writing in almost all genres from romance to science fiction.

E.G. Deaile works in renewable energy, and in past lives has been a safety analyst for missile launchers, electrical operator on nuclear submarines, and even managed fast food stores.

E.G. Deaile lives in Liberal, Kansas with his wife, Alison, three kids, two dogs, and a small army of cats.

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Renée Gendron

Renée Gendron is a member of the Ottawa Romance Writers Association and the Romance Writers of America. She participates in conferences such as Romancing the Capital, CanCon, and Limestone Genre Expo. Her first two series are fantasy romances.

Renée plays well with editors and thinks squirrels are awesome. She also extends beta reading services.

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D. W. Hitz

D. W. Hitz lives in Montana, where the inspiring scenery functions as a background character in his work. He has been writing since 2005, working in Adult Horror, Supernatural/Paranormal, and Middle Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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Jessa Kaina

Jessa Kaina is an introverted Canadian polyglot obsessed with stories in any medium. She works as a freelance developmental editor, hosts discussion questions on Twitter and cohosts the podcast Talk Me Through It. She’s currently working on her first novel.

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Crystal L. Kirkham

Crystal L. Kirkham resides in a small hamlet west of Red Deer, Alberta. She is an avid outdoors person, unrepentant coffee addict, part-time foodie, servant to a wonderful feline, and companion to two delightfully hilarious canines – Treble the Standard Poodle and Nahni the Australian Shepherd. Crystal has published novels across several genres and is a contributing author to multiple best-selling anthologies.

She will neither confirm nor deny the rumours regarding the heart in a jar on her desk or the bottle of readers’ tears right next to it.

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A. P. Miller

A.P. Miller is an author and novelist living in Wilmington, North Carolina by way of Central Pennsylvania. Before pledging his creative efforts to writing, A.P. has spent time behind the microphone as a radio personality, host of a local access television program, an amateur guitarist & songwriter, and other visual mediums.

A.P. is an independently published author, having released 2017’s “Broken Promise Records” and 2019’s “Days of the Phoenix.” On a weekly basis, A.P. blogs about whatever crosses his mind on his website, Millerverse.com.

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Louise Sorensen

Louise is the mother of three grown children and worn many hats in her life.

One of her sons invited her to join him in a Creative Writing Course, and she’s been writing ever since.

In the last two years, she has finished a novel, had it edited, and had some stories published in anthologies. Now, she’s concentrating on writing short stories, because that’s what she really enjoys. At some point she’ll take time off from writing, figure out the tech and details of self publishing, and self publish her many short stories and perhaps a novel or two.

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Inactive Contributors

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Alexandra Gardner

Alexandra, unofficial Queen of Chaos, writes action-adventure Dark Paranormal Romance. In her free time, she can be found sitting on the couch of doom with entirely too much coffee, her laptop (A.K.A. her other half), and two overly-affectionate cats laying across her wrists. She also enjoys roaming the Pacific Northwest, sleeping, and making up unrealistic, traumatizing scenarios for her characters. KING’S CHAOS is her debut novel.

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Paul Grealish

Paul is an Irish writer living four miles above the surface of the Earth’s sun (Australia). He has a MAs in Philosophy and Writing, and a passion for arcane, useless knowledge. When not writing, he is thinking about writing and wrestling dogs. He has worked in education, healthcare, and politics, and writes odd speculative fiction that has been described as ‘in English’.

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Jess K. Hardy

A Montana transplant who has her roots in deep, Jess K Hardy is a lover of mountains and snow, long nights and fireplaces. She has been a sandwich artist, a student, a horse trainer, a physical therapist, a wife, a mother, and also a writer. She writes speculative and contemporary adult and young adult romance.

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Kelly Kristensen

Kelly Kristensen is a Canadian freelance fiction editor, specializing in developmental editing and manuscript critique services. She helps writers prepare their manuscripts for self-publication or submission to agents.

She is also a writer and is currently revising her romantic thriller novel while working on too many other projects at once, including a second thriller, a YA fantasy novel, and a few short stories. She’ll be pantsing it for NaNoWriMo 2019, as usual.

When she’s not in front of her computer, she enjoys spending time with her four children, drinking way too much coffee, traveling as much as possible, and harassing E.G. Deaile on Twitter.

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Melanie Reed

Born in Ohio, Melanie has been writing for as long as she could hold a pen. Her love for writing led to her first published story in high school. She has a B.A. in Professional Writing from Capital University.

Melanie has two published novels, Night Terrors and Night Terrors: Into The Night. Both are available on Amazon.

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Packy Smith

Packy Smith has always been a great big nerd. He’s a blogger, an avid devourer of entertainment content, and a Creative type Pokémon. He likes to write, draw, make videos, and generally play make believe. He likes science fiction, comics, fantasy, historical documentaries, video games, table top games, and more or less everything else. His sense of humor is broad and on occasion weird. He’s happily taken and has been since 2001. He’s a family man that takes a lot of pride in his wife and children. Everything he does is for them, even the embarrassing stuff.

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