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.
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?”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.