IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Danielle Ancona is a passionate author, wife and mom; and an accomplished oncology care team member. “Carpe Diem!” is a mantra for Danielle as she strives to live life to the fullest. Her and her husband are avid cyclists. Danielle loves a great play, a good cocktail, a warm laugh and fellowship. She is diligent in her labor of love with writing; hopeful and intent on being a full-time author in the not-too-distant future.
Danielle is currently venturing into the realms of fantasy with her series “Of Alchemy and Angels”. She has and is currently contributing novelettes to romance and erotica anthologies. She also spends time adding to her growing blog.
B.K. Bass is the Editor in Chief of The Kyanite Press, Managing Editor of Kyanite Crypt, and Director of Acquisitions for Kyanite Publishing LLC. When he’s not working at publishing, he’s an author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror inspired by the pulp fiction magazines of the early 20th century and classic speculative fiction. He is a student of history with a particular focus on the ancient, classical, and medieval eras. B.K. has a lifetime of experience with a specialization in business management and human relations and also served in the U.S. Army. When not writing or helping authors with their work, he is an avid table-top gaming geek. B.K. is owned by three cats and a Paperanian named Sassy.
Chad D. Christy is just a guy who likes to write. He’s been a journalist, a retail manager, a dungeon master, a self-defense instructor, and a paramedic. His first story was scrawled in crayon at the age of six.
His previous books include the novel AMERICAN FANTASY and the short story collection THAT’S WHAT NEIGHBORS ARE FOR. He is a contributor for Kyanite Press and the sole content creator for chaddchristy.com, which houses his blog, THE LIGHT INSIDE MY HEAD.
He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and son.
Hailing from the capital of the Great White North [Canada], Stephen Coghlan spends his days erecting buildings, and his nights reveling in the dreamscape. Since 2017, he has produced a myriad of flash fictions, short stories, novellas and novels, including, but not limited to, the GENMOS Saga, the Nobilis series, and has had his works read on podcasts and featured in anthologies.
Author Willie Handler was a satirist well before he became a novelist. Hailing for Canada, where self-deprecating humor is part of the national character, he finds targets for his humor everywhere. His targets include friends, family, co-workers, politicians, farmers, subway passengers, bureaucrats, telemarketers, Martians and his barber, Vince. With his most recent work, he was crossed over to the world of speculative fiction.
C.M. Harris is the proud father of a brilliant little boy. He’s written a short anthology about haunted dolls and things that go bump in the night. He is currently working on a little tale of Zombies, and what they get up to when no one is looking. He has the attention span of a hyper-active squirrel. He enjoys art, haunted dolls, and anything supernatural. And yet, has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones. His humor is a little warped, his books are a little twisted, and he likes both cats and dogs.
Sam Hendricks is a co-owner of Kyanite Publishing LLC and an author of science-fiction. She’s also an experienced financial analyst and MBA student. Prior to pursuing her MBA, she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Human Development and Criminal Justice. When she isn’t working, reading, and writing, she’s exploring Colorado with her family and Pugs.
Jason Gronich got bitten by the writing bug at a young age and hasn’t stopped since. He is one of the three founding members of Morpheus Inc. and was instrumental in writing the novel, The Vivid Dreamer. He has taken a plethora of creative writing courses both in school and online. Jason entered and placed in school speech and essay contests, as well as professional writing contests and competitions. Jason is also working on his own full-length novel with the working title Treachery. In addition to writing, Jason helped edit the feature-length screenplay, “Sage of Nexus Point”. He is a certified Lifeguard, SCUBA diver, parkour trainer, amateur stuntman, archery instructor, and an avid photo-editor. Kyanite, Jason plans to bring trope-breaking, cliché-free stories sure to entertain readers, while he continues growing as a writer and editor.
Joseph Kassabian served 8 years in the US Army and multiple tours in support of the Global War On Terror. After he got tired of getting yelled at for wearing the wrong hat, he exited the Army to pursue a career in writing. He has used the bitter, jaded, and sarcastic sense of humor that he learned in the ranks and turned it into books, articles, and a podcast. Joe spends his time with his dog in the Great Moist Northwest while screaming at a laptop screen.
J.D. Kellner’s affinity for science fiction and fantasy attracted him to the writing world. When not working on his next novel, J.D. writes musings and short stories for his website, the Wet Ink Project. Outside of the literary world, J.D. spends his free time with his family and friends enjoying life to the fullest. J.D. Kellner lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Crystal L. Kirkham currently 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. She will neither confirm nor deny the rumours regarding the heart in a jar on her desk or the bottle of reader’s tears right next to it.
Jonathan Lazar was born in 1985 to the greatest generation that there is: the Nintendo Generation! The eldest of three male siblings, Jonathan is the only creative one. His brothers inherited the sports genes. Originally from the Chicago area, he has lived in Michigan, middle-of-nowhere Illinois, Saint Louis, and currently Tucson. When he’s not writing Fantasy or Science Fiction; he draws, cooks, bakes, and stuffs his face full of sushi or pizza that he has made. He shares two Siamese cats with his husband, whom he met in college. Or rather – he would say – the Siamese cats (Ping and Pong) share them.
Sophia LeRoux is a co-owner of Kyanite Publishing and an avid writer of paranormal romance and fantasy. She enjoys farming, hiking, and discovering new places.
Inspired by emotions, Ryen Lesli writes about the realities of a teen in today’s world. Ryen’s wicked tongue matches her beloved stiletto nails. The sharper the better, and yes, she can type with them. She wants to make you laugh hysterically while falling helplessly in love with her kids, just so she can break your heart; forcing you to give into your ugly crying. She loves pain and only yours will do.
Born in the usual way, Michael D. Nadeau found fantasy at the age of 8 with Dungeons and Dragons. He loved being different people and casting magic. By the late 90’s he discovered his love for reading. His favorite teacher gave him her personal books to bring home, and he couldn’t get enough. He had even more ways to explore the great worlds out there, and it was harder and harder to come back. When he was much older, and had created and destroyed more worlds than he could count, he decided to delve into the literary world. He created Lythinall, a place where he could tell epic stories and invite his readers on the journey with his characters. The Darkness Returns is the start of the journey, but certainly not the end.
JL Peridot writes sexy, cosmopolitan love stories with scifi and retrofuture vibes. In her spare time, she watches movies, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and consumes wholesome memes on Twitter. With the help of supportive friends, a loving partner, two bossy cats and a well-used music subscription, she writes and writes in her sunny, sea-girted, Australian home.
Born in Vermont in 1981, John Prescott now lives with his wife and two children in a small southern town in Iowa. He works as an Auto Detailer during the day and writes at night. He also maintains FatMopZoo.com, his website. He hopes to develop his writing into a career.
Anthony D Redden is a writer of dark fiction. He has lots of short stories and poems published in various anthologies and magazines. He lives in a small village in the heart of England with his wife, three children and two cats. He is currently undertaking a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Teesside University, and is a big fan of Horror, Science Fiction and coffee. He also writes very good movie reviews at www.scifimonkeys.com.
Enkelli Arn Robertson is a speculative fiction author who tells the truth by writing lies. He enjoys spending time in his own worlds, which he sometimes invites others to visit. He is an avid student of military history; which often informs his writing. He is also a tabletop gamer with interest in numerous role playing games and miniature war games.
Alexander Thomas is an author, game designer, dog lover, karaoke enthusiast, and all around nerd. You may know him from his work on roleplaying games including Mutants & Masterminds for Green Ronin and New Millennium Games, as well as Quantum Black. Madness at Miracle Mile is a fantasy noir short story set within the same universe of his debut novel The Magician’s Sin.
Aisha Tritle is a novelist, playwright, actress, musician, marketer and tea fiend. She has studied with famed acting coach John Kirby and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Turning her hand to plays, she completed two One-Act Comedies in 2016: of which, one was recently performed and published in the U.K. Aisha spends her days in sunny Los Angeles producing films, marketing for innovative tech companies, and working on her true passion of writing novels.
A.R. Vagnetti is a writer of paranormal romance with a splash of erotica. Writing has always been her passion, and her idea of heaven is a rainy day filled with her computer, a steaming mug of coffee, and warm fluffy socks. She draws inspiration from the picturesque shores of Lake Huron in the summer and the wildness of the Arizona desert in the winter. When not immersed in her characters, she enjoys traveling, fishing, and camping with her husband and Labrador.
Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed “Mirrorland” (YA Dark Fantasy) and “Angel of Death” (YA Paranormal) series of novels. Majanka is the author of a YA shifter series with a fresh take on fierce female detectives called “The Adventures of Marisol Holmes”. The first volume in her NA Paranormal Series, “Ghostslayer” released in June 2018. Next to young adult books, she has also written a variety of children’s picture books and chapter books, including the “Weirdville” and “Valentina’s Spooky Adventures” series.
Kurt Wagner is a Kurt-of-all-trades who incorporates his many interests into his writing. He is a founding member of Morpheus Inc., a company offering editing, ghost-writing, and other services. He has an MA in Education, has taught high school and college English, and has taken and taught many writing workshops. In addition to “The Vivid Dreamer”, Kurt has written many short stories, a feature-length screenplay, “Sage of Nexus Point”, and been published in Hemingway Shorts, a short-story anthology. Kurt writes, designs, and creates a variety of games, award-winning poetry, and creates original content for a variety of media.
Suzanne Wyles is a twenty-something woman who is Hell-bent on being a “doer” and not a “talker”. Thus far, her “doer” attitude has helped her complete, as a founding member of Morpheus Inc., The Vivid Dreamer, as well as the feature-length screenplay, “Sage of Nexus Point”. She is part of many writing communities and has enrolled in several nationally recognized writing workshops. She has earned three college degrees. She is certified as a USA Archery Instructor of Instructors, a First Aid Instructor with ASHI and Medic First Aid, a Wilderness First Aid Instructor, a Wilderness Survival Instructor, and a Personal Trainer. She has designed and created literary journals and online writing workshops. She is very excited to continue with a wide variety of writing projects as well as learning all the ins and outs of the publishing business.
In 2002 Phebe Yawson volunteered her services to a NGO in Ghana, West Africa. In 2015 she relocated back to America to raise her family. Now able to pursue her dreams she spends her days with her husband and kids and her nights with her pen.
Phebe is currently working on Book 2 to She Cried Wolf and a new tale called Kisii, Princess of Timbuktu.