Best-selling author, journalist, and former filmmaker, Stephen J. Semones began writing at an early age to satisfy his compulsion to tell stories. Since then, he has gone on to develop some of the most ambitious projects in the worlds of independent film, literature, and online radio.
Retired from film, Stephen decided to put all of his focus on writing. His candid how-to-book on filmmaking, Beyond the Lens: A Beginner's Guide to Filmmaking, hit the best-seller list five times and further established him as a formidable force in both the film and literary worlds. Since then, Stephen concentrated everything on writing fiction and received high praise upon release of his own superhero novel series, GLOOM. His other fiction works include contributing three short stories to the horror and science fiction compilation Timeless Requiem from Millenia Press and short stories for the Coscom Entertainment Metahuman anthologies. He's also received critical acclaim with his frightening novella, THE SACRIFICE OF CANDACE BLAKE, and his horror novel, UNHINGED. Now writing full time and co-hosting a horror podcast, MORTIS, Stephen finds himself constantly interviewing, writing, and touring conventions.
Stephen currently resides in Tennessee with his beautiful wife and their four children. For more information on Stephen J. Semones, visit: www.stephenjsemones.com or www.facebook.com/stephenjsemones
Lydia Sherrer is a fantasy author whose goal is to leave this world a better place than when she found it. Growing up in rural Kentucky, she was thoroughly corrupted by a deep love for its rolling countryside, despite all the mosquitoes and hay-fever. She was instilled with a craving for literature early on, and her parents had to wrestle books away from her at the dinner table. Though she graduated with a dual B.A. in Chinese and Arabic, having traveled the world she came home and decided to stay there. She currently resides in Louisville, KY with her loving and supportive husband, and their very vocal cat.
When not writing or promoting her next book, Lydia enjoys ocarina playing (think Zelda), traditional archery, costume design, and art. She believes dark chocolate and tea are legitimate sources of nutrition, and one day hopes to visit every country in the world.
Lydia is not just out to write good books, but to make the world a better place, one story at a time. Her goal is to write with a purpose and inspire others to reach for their dreams, because she's reaching for hers and loving the adventure. You can learn more about her and her books at http://lydiasherrer.com/
Amy was an attorney for 20 years before deciding to open the first Ghost Tour in Chattanooga. Rated top 10 Ghost tour in the country she has now co authored a book that delves into Haunted Chattanooga. This is her second book and a follow up to The Corpse Wood Murders.
R. Kyle Hannah retired in 2015 after 29 years in the US Army. He served as a Finance Officer, Logistics Officer, Personnel Officer, and Paratrooper. He now devotes his time to writing and managing his son’s acting career.
He was a winner in the 50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading Contest for 2016.
His TIME ASSASSINS series has met great praise from authors and readers alike. The series is a time travel adventure that chronicles futuristic assassins who travel back in time and rewrite alternate timelines into our history.
Victoria Price brings her unique story to the national stage as a designer, art consultant, author, and public speaker. Growing up in Hollywood as the daughter ...of actor and art collector Vincent Price and designer Mary Grant Price, Victoria developed her own vibrant contemporary design aesthetic, which she fuses with her extensive knowledge of the visual arts–seamlessly blending modern and historic, regional and international, ethnographic and urban styles to create unique living and working environments.
Price is also a popular public speaker on topics ranging from industrial design to art collecting to making peace with our past stories in order to expand our creative futures–as well as the life of her famous father. She has been privileged to speak all over the United States and Europe–at design conferences, colleges, conventions, and on behalf of private companies.
Her critically acclaimed biography of her father, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, was published in 1999 by St Martin’s Press. She has also written for the New York Times, A&E’s Biography, and many other national, regional, and local magazines, newspapers, and television programs. Price has also appeared on Good Morning America, A&E’s Biography, NPR’s Fresh Air, and many other national, regional, and local TV and radio programs. Articles about Price and her work have appeared in such national and international publications as USA Today, People, Travel & Leisure, Art & Auction, Sunset, Western Interiors, Santa Fean Magazine, and Santa Fe Trend.
She has taught at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands University, and the Philos School–an alternative arts-and-humanities school in Santa Fe that she helped to found. Price earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and theatre from Williams College, which has one of the most prestigious art history programs in the country. And she has completed the doctoral program in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Price also serves on museum boards in New Mexico and California.
Author,Psychic ,Trance Artist, Illustrator
Mark is a native of Chattanooga, an author of two books ,Chattanooga Chills and upcoming Chattanooga Chills Scream Louder.and owner of the upcoming Chattanooga Chills Ghost Tour filled with ghostly stories, and the haunted history of our beautiful city
Allan is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge. Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, movies, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. He is the co-host of the geek culture talk radio show The Geek Tank. He enjoys serving on panels and covers a wide range of topics from the serious to the outrageous.
In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his collection, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection covers his three favorite genres; science fiction, dark fantasy, and steampunk. He is currently working on several media projects including paranormal research, comedy shows, and action movies.
Dan Jolley writes novels, comic books, children's books, and video games, and doesn't visit his mother as often as he should (according to his mother). His work includes the original YA novel trilogy Alex Unlimited, many entries in the Lerner Books series Twisted Journeys, all of the manga stories set in Erin Hunter's Warriors universe, the Transformers video games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron, the Dark Horse Comics YA graphic novel series LARP! (with co-writer Shawn deLoache), the Oculus Rift game Chronos, and the world-wide number-one-bestselling zombies-vs-parkour video game Dying Light. 2016 saw the debut of Dan's two new novel series: Five Elements, a Middle Grade urban fantasy series from HarperCollins, and The Gray Widow Trilogy, a very much not-for-children urban science-fiction series from Seventh Star Press. Dan lives somewhere in the hills of northwest Georgia with his very patient wife Tracy and five largely useless cats. You can bug him by visiting www.danjolley.com or by following him on Twitter @_DanJolley.
Gil Hough was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on the waters of Lake St. Clair, spending the majority of his youth reading and boating. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, where he mostly studied his love of the sport of rowing, he left for various adventures, which included several years of non-violent reconciliation work in Northern Ireland through the Brethren Volunteer Service, working with refugees from Central America seeking political asylum and teaching English as a second language in Torreon, Mexico.
Gil settled in Knoxville, Tennessee where he resides today. After spending four years organizing Appalachian communities, he worked as the Tennessee Director of Renewable Programs at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, until he moved on to developing renewable energy projects with Restoration Services, Inc. He is a founding member of TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) where he serves on the the Board of Directors, advocating for the orderly and sustained development of solar energy.
In his spare time he likes to tell stories including his epic fantasy series The Order of the Lion and his paranormal thriller series The Throne of Hearts.
Learn more about his books at www.gilhough.com or follow Gil on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/GilHough
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