T.S. Kay is the author of Familiar Scents, his first novel in the Gifted World. He grew up an avid reader, all but living in bookstores and libraries. Dogs have always been a part of his life and he and his wife currently share their home in upstate New York with three. Their personal space is encroached upon by more than a thousand frog figurines they’ve collected from around the world.
Johan Thompson lives with his wife and two boys in Johannesburg, South Africa. His passion has always been writing, and after studying creative writing and screenwriting he wrote his debut novel, The Clone, a science fiction thriller, which published early 2017. His other novels, The Goodman Curse and Burnt Brethren, will be published in 2018.
Meet Seong min Yoo, author and illustrator, of Memories of Korea. Born in South Korea, Seong min Yoo moved to Canada in 2001. Her passion for creativity in various art forms comes out in passion for simple and pure images in her first children’s book.
Seong min is the owner of Silly Dolls Canada, handmade dolls and prints. Her handcrafted items are available in both stores and online, and have appeared on TV Showcases.
For more information on Silly Dolls Canada please visit the website
Seong min Yoo’s books:
Memories of Korea
Melissa Grunow’s writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, Temenos, and Yemassee, among many others.
An award-winning writer, Melissa was a semi-finalist for the 2015 DISQUIET International Literary Lisbon Writing Progam in Portugal and a two-time recipient of the Detroit Working Writers creative nonfiction prize.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in English-creative writing and journalism from Michigan University, a Master of Arts in English from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with Distinction from National University.
She lives and writes in Detroit, Michigan.
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Melissa Grunow’s Books:
Realizing River City
S.A. Baker is a healthcare worker and recovering professional musician who spent eleven years touring around North America and despite popular opinion, he really does know how to smile.
From early on, he excelled at telling stories and won several local writing awards before being bitten by the rock and roll bug.
He currently lives in a small town in Ontario with his wife, two children, and two of the dumbest cats that have ever drawn breath. When not writing, Mr. Baker plays bagpipes competitively (no, really) and thinks about learning to fly fish.
S.A. Baker’s Books
Faun Song (coming soon)
Fuzzy Blue Chair (coming soon)
Cameron Miller has been writing professionally for decades as a preacher, pastor, retreat and conference leader, and an adjunct professor of religion. Recently he traded that work for dance full time along the imaginative border between fiction, poetry, and spiritual reflection. In addition to his published poems and The Steam Room Diaries, he is the preacher behind the curtain at subversivepreacher.org writing articles and essays on spirituality and contemporary culture, as well as publishing weekly sermons.
You can find out more abut Cameron and links to his writing at:
Cameron Miller’s Books:
The Steam Room Diaries
Among many other things, I’m a Norwegian science fiction and fantasy writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read and write stories. I wrote my first story at the age of seven, continued through my teens, but didn’t start taking it seriously until I was nineteen.
The main reason why I write is because it makes me very happy. In the summer of 2010, I attended a Creative Writing Course at the University of Edinburgh. When no one here ridiculed me neither for wanting to be a writer nor for writing science fiction and fantasy, I came out of the closet as a writer and haven’t looked back since.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been drawn to the kind of books that pulls me into strange, mysterious, alternate realities. I read everything between Stephen King and the Bronte sisters. As long as a story grabs me, I can read just about anything. But science fiction and fantasy will always have a special place in my heart, and so it has become the genre in which I write.
I also have a bachelor degree in Social Work and I’m currently studying journalism in Oslo, Norway.
In addition to being a writer, I have a daughter. While having a three-year-old in the house might not sound beneficial to getting much writing done, it actually does wonders for my self-discipline. There’s very little room for being lazy at the moment, but being lazy is much more enjoyable when I on occasion get the chance.
Kristin Talgø’s Books:
Escaping the Caves