Michael L. Bernoudy, Jr. was born on December 1, 1976 at Ft. Lewis, Washington and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a U.S. Army Commission in 1996 from New Mexico Military Institute and left the Military as a First Lieutenant. He later received a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Most recently Mr. Bernoudy received an associates degree in Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary. Mr. Bernoudy has passed the bar examination in both Louisiana and Texas. He currently lives in Marshall, Texas, and runs a small law firm. www.bernoudylawfirm.com. Mr. Bernoudy is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated. You can also visit Mr. Bernoudy's website at www.mikebernoudy.com.
Jasmine Michelle Bernoudy was Born March 18, 1999 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Jasmine is a pre-pharmacy student at the University of Louisiana in Monroe. In her free time Jasmine play the guitar, draws, cooks, and watches Japanese anime and cosplays. Jasmine is currently writing her first novel. Her artwork will also appear in Blu Phi’er Publishing’s upcoming novel Jasmine and Jada.
Adam Huber was born in Pennsylvania and is a film school dropout and senior staff reporter at a Georgetown newspaper. He lives with his cats and fills his spare time reading, gambling, sharing bottles of whiskey with Eric Enck and taking in an absurd amount of horror films.
Tamara Wilhite is a degreed engineer, professional technical writer, a freelance fiction writer, and mother of 2 . Mrs. Wilhite's work has been featured in a number of publications including: IIE, Spaceflight, CQ, and Woman Engineer. Tamara's official website is http://www.humanitysedge.homeip.net/.
Tilisha Alexander Bryant was born on February 11, 1979 in Galveston, Texas and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. She received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism from Louisiana Tech University and has worked with numerous publications. She trained at the Poynter Institute for Professional Journalist as well as the Houston Chronicle and Black College Wire. While in college she served as NAACP president, Student Government Executive Board member, Grant Committee member, and Student Rights Director. Ms. Alexander is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated.
Marc Anthony Rios was born in Ontario, Oregon, on May 25, 1973 and has lived most of his life in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Rios attended classes at Community College of Southern Nevada and the University of Nevada Las Vegas before his problems with ADHD became severe. An early interest in the martial arts and Eastern Philosophy led to his embracing Taoism. Marc wants to write stories that will inspire others, ignite passion, and fire the soul.
Lawrence Strickland was raised as an Army Brat and has called a number of cities home. He has been a devoted author for over 12 years. Mr. Strickland holds a doctorate degree. Recently, Mr. Strickland has ceased all other employment and now devotes all his time to his writing. Lawrence believes that in epic adventures there is a blatant lack of "black" characters, as if we are unable to rule kingdoms and fight dragons. He strides to change that narrative.
Patrick Raley was born on April 30, 1978 in Bossier City, Louisiana and raised in the nearby town of Haughton. He received his bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering in 2000 from Louisiana Tech University. After four years of working as an engineer, he decided to pursue a masters degree in education. He is currently a mathematics teacher at a local high school. Patrick is also a part-time youth minister at a church in Springhill, Louisiana. He currently resides in Bossier City with his wife. Patrick's official website is http://www.patrickraley.com.
Eugene Rodriguez, a member of the Dramatists Guild, is a poet, award winning playwright, producer, and actor. He was a founding member of the Shaman Repertory Theatre, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Puerto Rican Intercultural Drama Ensemble (PRIDE).
As a playwright, Gene was a member of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatres (PRTT) professional playwrights workshop for more than ten years, and has written 20 plays. His fifth Play, "Mambo Louie and the Dancing Machine" was an Off-Broadway hit when produced by the PRTT at the 47th Street Theatre in June of 1992.
Mr. Rodriguez is a Vietnam veteran and an ex-air traffic controller. Gene was born and raised in El Barrio where he currently resides with his wife and three children in a Brownstone that was once an abandoned building.
Eric Enck was born in Ephrata Pennsylvania in 1976, and some say so was his insanity. During a troubling childhood Enck discovered Stephen King and Clive Barker. He began dictating poetry at the early age of fifteen when he had to kill his beloved dog, Strata, based on the dogs suffering illness. Enck lived in a massive old house in the deep woods of the mountains in Ephrata, where at the mountains base a legendary haunted hospital remained in the tales of people residing in Ephrata. Ironically, the house was torn down when Enck left Ephrata in 1996. Enck moved to Delaware and discovered his most prized possession, his wife Johnna. Eric Enck has two children, Mason Edward, and Mallory Ann, both of which are the reasons he writes. Eric's official website is at www.ericenck.com. Eric is a member of The international order of Horror Professionals and has been in dozens of newspapers and magazines concerning his publications.
Imagine, if you will, that Edgar Allen Poe and Em ily Dickinson had a daughter, and out emerges Jane Timm Baxter, visual artist, author, mystic and poet. Born in the spring of 1976 with a magical streak, she grew up surrounded by bright fairies and dark elves close at hand, first in the warm climate of south Florida, where her spirit began metamorphosing, like a phoenix rising from the flames of damnation, as the forces of light and darkness began their dance of destiny for the control of her soul. Forever searching for spiritual and arcane expressions, she has lived her life creating tales of unknown forces and composing poetry from beyond the veil of survival. Her official website is: www.cearajaen.com.
Liz DeJesus was born on February 23rd, 1982 on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen.Under the penname Isabelle Rose she is the author of Naughty Fairy Tales (StarDust Press 2007). Liz currently lives in Elsmere, Delaware with her husband Kurt.
Donnette Smith was born on a crisp November day in Jacksonville Florida. She currently works as a journalist for a local newspaper in Texas. Ms. Smith describes writing as the one thing in her life that will possess her forever. Having beat leukemia at the age of 6, this author lives each day to the fullest, thanking God for the blessing of her three wonderful kids, and a husband she completely adores.
Adam Chesin was born in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English in 2000. He has been writing since he was very young, and has previously published an anthology of poetry entitled "Perfect Crooked Thing". He resides in Bensalem, PA. Adam Chesin’s official website at http://www.webspawner.com/users/achesin/index.html.
Jimmy D. Gillentine was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He has always had a love for horror and for fantasy. He lives in Memphis, TN to this day with his wife Liz and his two children Mallory and Noah. His official website is www.freewebs.com/ofbloodandthemoon.
Chris Manning played baseball at the high school, college, and briefly, professional levels.He has spends his A.B. (After Baseball) days raising his two children, Parker and Piper, with his wife Ashlee, as well as working in management in advertising. Chris has written several articles for newspapers and online publications, usually sports related, as well as contributing to Stories of Strength, a book written for, along with all proceeds going to, the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Horror author, Cassandra Lee, was born January 7, 1971 in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. From an early age, she was fascinated with the horror genre. She attributes her first plunge into the dark depths with Stephen King's book and movie Carrie. She now lives in Alberta, Canada with her three children. Cassandra Lee holds true to the ideal that people need to be scared.
Our inborn nature makes us creatures of survival. Fear creates a perfect environment for our growth. It provides a natural stimuli that lets us know we are alive and will continue to exist if we can overcome all that threatens us.
John Grover was born in 1970. He currently resides in Boston. He has been penning tales of the supernatural and horror since he was ten years old. John has completed a creative writing course at Fisher College in Boston and spent a few years as an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association. His first paperback was the co-authored collection Space Stations and Graveyards still available at Amazon.com and at the publisher Double Dragon Publishing. Since that time John has gone on to publish the chapbook Terror In Small Doses by Nocturne Press and the forthcoming book A Beckoning of Shadows by Naked Snake Press. He has also been published in various anthologies and magazines such as the pro magazine Flesh and Blood. In his spare time John is a budding photographer and enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and kayaking. Please visit his little corner of darkness at www.shadowtales.com
Krystal Waters lives in Oregon where she is married and has one child. She has been writing books and screenplays since she was a little girl. She has worked in the medical field for most of her life. As a child she grew up in the country, which expanded her imagination. Writing has been something she has always enjoyed.
Garland Watson was born February 1, 1982 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. At 11 years old he began to express himself through comic art. Since then, Garland has been determined to make it as an artist for hire . Drawing logo’s,T-shirt designs, and album covers for local Hip-Hop artist was his start. In 8th grade he began to rap with his stepbrother who convinced him to start a rap group they called Phase 2. He became a solo artist and balanced his art and music. At the present time he is still recording music and combining it with his artwork to make a very interesting product for the listeners and readers. His rap name is T.W.I.L.I.G.H.T. an acronym that means “Time Will Instill Light In Great Human Thinkers.”
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