Chief Hellcat

Kate Pickford is a displaced Briton who writes for an American audience. Her post-apocalyptic works have sold tens of thousands of copies, but she now returns–under her own name–to her first love: science fiction.

Chief Herder of Cats

JA Clement lives in the South of England with her husband and luxury lurcher. She mostly writes fantasy but has been eyeing up space opera for a while. She is also proud to have achieved the title Chief Herder of Cats on this anthology.

E. G. Bateman lives in England with her husband, son and dogs. She likes the idea of going to the gym but prefers eating chocolate and binge-watching TV shows. She misses Buffy.
Audra Spicer writes urban fantasy as H.L. Beatty. She lives by the motto that we’re here for a good time, not a long time–so have a good time and do good all the time.
B.K. Boes has been creating stories since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She always drifted toward the fantastical, though she loved most every genre that crossed her path. Now, she writes epic fantasy and science fantasy, transferring worlds and characters from her imagination to the page.

Alice Briggs writes fiction under AA Briggs. She’s inspired by the beauty and irony in the world, and intrigued by the interactions between her feathers and the neighborhood cats. Her new cozy mystery series is in answer to the question, “What are those feathers and furs plotting?”

Bokerah Brumley lives on ten permaculture acres, complete with sheep, goats, peacocks, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks, chickens, five home-educated children, and one husband.

Sally lives in Liverpool, with three hectic roommates, and is currently studying Creative Writing and Film Studies. She loves to write psychological-thrillers and modern fantasy at four am- when she should be asleep!

As a mother of three grown kids and the wife of a 28-year Air Force veteran, Judy Clothier feels like she’s lived through a lot of stories. Now is the time to write her own!

DJ Cooper is author, publisher, grad student, and internet radio host. She writes post-apocalyptic and dystopian books but likes a bit of humor at times. She loves the moments when characters toss in a twist but tries hard to keep them wrangled in for the reader.

Author of sci-fi, paranormal, and horror fiction. She is a caretaker to her own hellcat, Lucy A. Furr. Loves dogs and cats equally.
Author of mysteries and mother of four, Penelope Cress lives on a small island off the coast of southern England. Addicted to tea, digestive biscuits and all things retro and inspired by the traditional mystery writers of Britain’s golden age like Agatha Christie, her stories are witty, warm and charming.
Jamie Davis is a nurse and a retired paramedic who writes Fun Fantasy Reads. He loves writing stories intersecting his love for fantasy, adventure, and health care.

Erika Santiago Domeika is a UK based Latina-American writer. She’s a recovering psychologist who has recently rejoined the fiction writing world. Her favorite genres to write are speculative fiction, fantasy (particularly with dark elements), and period pieces. Her least favorite things in life are unkind people, math, and green beans.

David is a writer and studio still life photographer living in Sonoma County, California. He otherwise spends much of the year in South America, supporting cultural preservation of indigenous communities in the Amazon River basin and the Mato Grosso.

Efthalia lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two children who keep her immersed in all things family. Her passion for writing was cultivated by the stories her mother told her as a child. Now she writes exciting new worlds with gods, power, and passion.
Bestselling Author, Brandon Ellis currently resides in SE Asia. He writes Science Fiction with archaeological themes and twists.
Tameri Etherton is the USA Today Bestselling author of dangerous fantasy and magical ever afters. It’s been said she leaves a trail of glitter in her wake as she creates new adventures for her kickass heroines, and the rogues who steal their hearts. She lives an enchanted life with her very own prince charming and their mischievous dragon Lady Dazzleton.
Jon Evans usually writes military sci-fi with his brother James, in the Royal Marine Space Commandos universe.
An intergalactic, trans-dimensional pseudo-philosopher, part-time pirate and editor/publisher of an independent press, Tom sometimes writes.
A refugee of the business world, he has taken the art and science of reports, PowerPoints and Power meetings and spends lucid days crafting stories.

Writer, reader, drummer. Loves heavy metal music, peanut butter cups, cheese, port wine, good cigars, and pickled polish sausages (no one really knows why). Philosophy on life? We all live in a giant petrie dish, some bizarre forgotten science experiment, lost in the corner of some alien teenager’s room.

Nicole writes stories about surveillance, colonization, AI, robots, and other (currently) impossible but fascinating scenarios. She studied folklore in college and almost pursued a doctorate in the field, but was saved by her laziness in gathering letters of recommendation. After a stint in the publishing industry as an editor, she left to pursue her own desires of conquering the world–both real and imagined–one book at a time.

Ann lives in Australia with her husband, three children and dog. She has more than thirty books to her name with no hint of slowing down. Cowboys, billionaires and small towns are what she loves to write about.

Marcus Alexander Hart is a novelist, karaoke star, and default awesome dude. His books include the paranormal thriller One Must Kill Another, the subversive romp Alexis vs. the Afterlife, and the upcoming sci-fi comedy Galaxy Cruise. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two imaginary children.

Katy Hollway is a supernatural fantasy and dystopian writer for young adults. She currently has two series available: The Remnant Chronicles and The Compassion Series. She writes from her home on Bedford, England aided by her tail-wagging, furry writing companion.

Author, Mama, and Vagabond. Chelle Honiker took her empty nest on the road and writes Non-Fiction and Paranormal and Urban Fantasy featuring sassy shifters and fearsome fae from wherever she finds herself.

Julia Huni writes science fiction full of heart and humor. She studied Computer Science and National Security, both of which she ignores when writing stories involving computers and politics. While serving in the US Air Force, she worked on a NASA program, and thus considers herself a rocket scientist. She lives with her spouse, three children, Pippin the Wonder Westie.

Lillia Hunter writes paranormal and fantasy romance, with gods, goddesses, hellcats, shifters, and more worlds than you can shake a dangerous artifact at, along with a dash of humour, a sprinkle of magic and, of course, a happy ending.

Lilly MacKenzie Hurd is an American writer who is passionate about Scotland, her ancestral home. While working in corporate Boston in 2016, she decided to trade her high heels for hiking boots. She now spends her time exploring off the beaten path and writing about Scottish heritage. She is currently working on a historical novel set in 7th Century Scotland.
Arleigh Jacobs grew up wanting to be a fighter pilot. Life had other plans, so now she writes action thrillers featuring strong female role models, while still plotting a way to one day fly in a fighter jet.

Kenzie writes kissy books set in other realms populated with supernaturals, aliens, and kickass heroines—some of whom are partial to wearing tight pants—while wrangling a husband, two boys, two cats and a pitbull.

Kim lives and writes in Denver with two fluffy white, fuzz butt bunnies and a managerie of house plants. She has an unhealthy obsession with rainbow colored pens and sushi. Kim loves to write romance, particularly historical Regency.
Kasia Lasinska writes series of fast-paced young adult fantasy and dystopian novels that will keep you reading late into the night. Kasia likes to tell people she’s a vampire, given she’s a night owl, is usually quite pale and can’t eat garlic. She loves books, travel, coffee and dogs.

Wunji Lau lives in Indianapolis with his wife, daughters, and a cat. The cat is named Mao. He’s black, 17 pounds, and a good mouser despite his advanced (but indeterminate) age. He is noticeably smug about being the last surviving Lau feline. He likes the children, but not their feet.

C.J. Lazar was born and raised in Steeltown, Ontario, Canada. A childhood of constant motion led to a love of adrenaline and excitement that requires constant creative outlets. It is that love which fuels character driven stories spanning multiple genres.

British multi-genre author Andrew Mackay is the creator of the best-selling Star Cat series. His passions include storytelling, caffeine, and writing about himself in the third person.

A.G. Marshall loves fairy tales and has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. Now she writes them in the castle in her backyard (yes, really). When she’s not writing, Angela works as a pianist and teacher and loves to travel.

Craig Martelle writes sci-fi, mostly, and nearly all his books contain sentient animals because that’s the life he wants to know.

Erin McCabe writes historical novels, and there’s nothing she enjoys more than working to unravel the story of a strong woman with a juicy secret.

Chris McFarlane was born in the beautiful Lake District in the North of England and hasn’t read any fiction since he left school. He hasn’t written anything – EVER – apart from “I shall not give the middle finger to my German teacher” 500 times one day in 1986. He’s still scarred and vowed never to write again, but when his cousin Kate sent out the SOS he pulled something out of his 12 years in the Royal Air Force. He hopes you like it – but more importantly, he hopes this book sells more than JK Rowling and Stephen King combined.

With a penchant for both travelling, and writing, Lasairiona McMaster started a blog during her first international relocation. Since repatriating to Northern Ireland, she decided to take everyone’s advice to finally write a book and get it published. She quickly learned that it’s never ‘just one book’ and is now 3-series deep into NA romance.

A.J. McWain (finally) writes his own sci-fi and post-apocalyptic stories after writing several non-fiction books on music, finance, and more – mostly under pen names. He is a university lecturer in music, trained as a jazz pianist and composer and lives in Massachusetts with his wife (also a writer) and daughter.

Jenn Mitchell writes humorous Urban Fantasy from the heart of South Central Pennsylvania’s Amish Country. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, crafting, cooking, hoarding cookbooks, and spending time with the World’s most patient and loving significant other. She also writes Cozy Mysteries as J Lee Mitchell.
Stephanie Mylchreest mostly writes post-apocalyptic, dystopian and dark fantasy in the wee hours of the night, after her children have gone to sleep. She enjoys writing stories about characters placed in highly unusual situations, and exploring how they deal with the fallout.
Sarah Noffke writes YA and NA sci-fi fantasy. She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Southern California with her family.

D. K. Parker is an author couple. Dale (D) and Kristina (K) collaborate on everything from world-building and character development to drafting and revising. A mutual interest in fantasy, science fiction, and horror brought them together and eventually turned into a strong drive to create new worlds of their own.

Liam Pickford writes whatever grabs his fancy. This project gave him the necessary kick up the bum to get restarted, so he’s writing again. He will appear in other places writing other genres. Watch another space!

Aidan Pilkington-Burrows writes epic sci-fi, captivating fantasy, and twisty, pulse pounding psychological thrillers, as well as scripts for games and video productions. He also writes adult literary fiction under a pseudonym.

Wes Pollock became an author just before he became a senior citizen. He writes great stories with adventure and action, love and the complications it brings, and characters you wish you knew in real life figuring out the solution without getting dead along the way.

Michael Raymond is a writer, photographer, guitar picker, and globetrotter. He lives in the United States with his gorgeous wife, where together they plot adventures to circumnavigate the globe.

Ginger Rinkenberger has been a filmmaker, editor, illustrator, and world traveler. She is also a writer and aspiring metalsmith. She’s a night owl but alas, deathly allergic to cats. This story is her socially distanced love letter to all the cats who have sought her out and offered her fealty.

Sonia Rao writes women’s fiction and romance novels. She’s also an editor and an award-winning blogger. As NaNoWriMo’s Municipal Liaison for Asia :: India region and founder of the Wrimo India group, she has motivated thousands of people in India to reach their novelling goals.

Clare Sager writes swashbuckling romantic fantasy adventures with rebellious heroines and dreamy heroes. When she’s not writing, she can be found herding cats or curled up with a cup of coffee and stacks of SFF and historical romance books.

Lawrence M. Schoen is an American author, publisher, psychologist, hypnotist, and expert in the Klingon language.

After twenty years as a US Air Force space operations officer, AM now operates a laptop, trading in real satellites for fictional spaceships in the now-complete Folding Space Series, starting with Lightwave: Clocker.
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Mhairi Simpson is a fantasy writer and inveterate traveller. An only child who grew up in boarding schools, with a background in modern languages and paper pushing, Mhairi long ago decided her best shot at faking sanity was to be a full time writer.

Ella J. Smyth writes steamy urban fantasy romance, full of adventure and excitement. Ever since she discovered #loveislove and #whychoose, she has embraced her motto, “unapologetic romances because love needs no excuses.” She guarantees a happy ending, even though she puts her characters through hell to get there.

Mark Stallings is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, speaks at International conferences on Technology topics, is a writer of Wuxia, Fantasy, Thrillers and Military Sci Fi. He is a competitive shooter, drinker of craft beer, and motorcycle enthusiast.

Jon Tobey was born in New England and grew up on the NH Seacoast. After graduating from Cornell he moved to Seattle and has been homesick for over 30 years. He has published numerous fly fishing short stories spanning the genres of true life, pulp, humor, romance, humor, sci-fi, and horror.

R.R. Virdi is a two-time Dragon Award finalist and a Nebula Award finalist. He has worked in the automotive industry as a mechanic, retail, and in the custom gaming computer world. He’s an avid car nut with a special love for American classics.
Grayson Walker writes, plays video games, and likes editing videos from his loft near the equator. He’s interested in technology and considers dogs very important. He loves writing science fiction because it affords a lot of creative freedom, his characters can play video games with their robot dogs, or battle it out in zero gravity.
Navin Weeraratne writes action adventure hard science fiction. If you read his writing and you haven’t learned some new science, or wanted to shoot someone (but not him), he has failed you. He and lives in Colombo with his wife and some very spoiled cats.
J.T. Williams is the creator of The Dwemhar World epic fantasy universe and has three crazy tavern cats of his own. Crafting tales of escapism and wonder, he works to make the world a better place one book at a time.
William spends half his time writing sci-fi and fantasy and half writing content for tech companies. And another half raising kids and dogs. Oh, and another half doting on his incredible wife of 24 years. William suspects he has bitten off more than prudent, and he’s bad at math.
Ben Wolf is the award-winning author of I’d Punch a Lion in His Eye for You, a children’s book Ben wrote for his son. When not writing sci-fi or fantasy, Ben chokes his friends in Brazilian jiu jitsu. He lives in Iowa with his gorgeous wife, author Charis Crowe.

Russell “Rusty” Zimmerman is a lean, mean, freelance typin’ machine. He dabbles in Twitch streaming, wargaming, and video game work (with the award-winning Satellite Reign), but he is mostly known for role-playing game industry work ranging from sourcebooks to short fiction to tie-in novels and novellas.