AUTHORS

*In alphabetical order

Danielle Ancona is a mixer of things. To prevent having a lonely fact, lore or myth, she combines them together. They, however, may or may not like it and she won’t know until she see the resulting chemical reaction. But, it is never boring and provides for very interesting conversations, sometimes arguments, with her characters as she is writing.

Danielle and her husband enjoy overnight bicycling excursions and long day rides.

The alchemy, mythological & historical research for the Of Alchemy & Angels series has been of great interest to her and she is passionate about her work in Oncology. She adores the hard & soft sciences, yet has a healthy respect for the Ethereal.

Don’t be afraid to mix it up a little, it’s fun!

K. Baldwin and Lyra Ricci have been close friends for over ten years now, and counting. They have to be; they usually wind up in the same padded cell from time to time. They enjoy passing stories back and forth between one another, and though they live many hours apart (Save for the time spent in the aforementioned padded Hilton) they have the uncanny knack of causing mischief on a worldwide scale. Unless supervised, of course. Note: K. and Lyra should be used as a topical solution only. Do not take them orally. Lyra is safe as a suppository only in emergency situations.

B.K. Bass is the author of over a dozen works 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. He has a lifetime of experience with a specialization in business management and human relations and served in the U.S. Army. B.K. is also the Editor-in-Chief for Kyanite Publishing and the Kyanite Press journal of speculative fiction, and the Writing Department Chair for Worldbuilding Magazine.

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.

David Dixon has been writing both fiction and non-fiction for over twenty years, and is thrilled to have his first series debut with Kyanite.  A husband, father of two, and Army veteran whose combat days in Iraq are long behind him; he lives in Northern Virginia where he does his damndest not to waste your tax dollars at work.

Some days are more successful than others.

Right now he’s probably reading or drinking whiskey—or both.  

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.

Author Willie Handler was a satirist well before he became a novelist. Hailing from 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 has 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, an editor, and an author of science-fiction. She’s also an experienced financial analyst and business owner. 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.

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 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 several delightfully hilarious canines – Treble and Freddie, the Standard Poodles, 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. However, she will confirm that she once broke the metal handle to a 4-tonne car jack with her bare hands.

Eric Lahti is a programmer, author, martial artist, and generally decent guy. He writes urban fantasy with a smattering of horror and humor with the odd short story tossed in. He’s the author of the Henchmen series and his ode to Kung Fu Theater: Greetings From Sunny Aluna. His most recent book about devils, ghost hunters, witches, and magic should be available sometime this Fall.

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.

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.

Melissa Matos is a creator of stories in many forms, including novels, games, art and music. Her love of fantasy began with Disney and The Last Unicorn. Since then fantasy stories have expanded her world with the likes of the Dresden Files and Name of the Wind. She enjoys creating complex characters having exciting adventures, usually with a bit of mystery thrown in. She lives in Philadelphia with her family and two grumpy cockatiels.

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.

Anthony D Redden is a writer of dark fiction, specializing in horror and YA science fiction novellas. He lives in a small village in the heart of England with his wife, three children and two cats. He holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Teesside University, writes movies reviews for www.scifimonkeys.com, and is part of the editorial team at Bandit Fiction. He is a big fan of horror movies, science fiction and coffee.

K. Baldwin and Lyra Ricci have been close friends for over ten years now, and counting. They have to be; they usually wind up in the same padded cell from time to time. They enjoy passing stories back and forth between one another, and though they live many hours apart (Save for the time spent in the aforementioned padded Hilton) they have the uncanny knack of causing mischief on a worldwide scale. Unless supervised, of course. Note: K. and Lyra should be used as a topical solution only. Do not take them orally. Lyra is safe as a suppository only in emergency situations.

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.

J.D. Sanderson lives with his wife, daughter, and mini poodle in South Dakota. A lifelong fan of science fiction, J.D. enjoys writing smaller scale stories that ponder how people deal with both progress and adversity. J.D. is eagerly looking forward to the debut of Around the Dark Dial with Kyanite Publishing. The short story collection is an ode to the 50’s audio dramas he grew up loving as a child.

Jabe Stafford’s wanderings have taken him to the UW-Madison Writer’s Institute and the Write-By-The-Lake Retreat. He writes with the Middleton Creative Writers, where stories about house pet ghostbusters and drunk demons abound. The storytellers and artists he’s worked with are fantastic and deserve the best, over and over again. He’s earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UW-Madison, a Teaching Certification from Edgewood College, and worked as a martial arts instructor with a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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 an American writer who grew up in the scalding Tucson desert. Her debut novel, Forgotten Storm, is the first book in her Storm Series and won the Top 20 Best Indie Books of 2019.

She does her best writing while camping, traveling, and on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron where she is now blessed to spend her summers away from the Arizona heat.

A.R. loves to transport readers into a fantastical world of paranormal romance where bold Alpha males will sacrifice anything for the strong, deeply scared, kickass females they love. 

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.