Alphabetical listing of authors by their last name. Photos are hyperlinked.
Rene Averett, author
Genre: Cooking, Technical, moving into fiction
Rene Averett blogs regularly on her Skinny Girl Bistro site where she shares information about low carb foods, living a low carb lifestyle, and many recipes. She has published three low carb cookbooks. She moseyed west from El Paso, Texas a good many years ago. After living in the fast lane in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, she settled in Reno, Nevada in 1977. A technical writer for most of her career, she now pursues her passion for creative writing as an author and e-book publisher under Pynhavyn Press. She is a member of the Fiction Writers Group and the High Sierra Writers.
She loves the view of both the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Virginia City Foothills from her house in South Reno that she shares with her long time companion, a dog, and four cats. She attempts a bit of gardening, loves to read, and writes fantasy and paranormal mystery novels under Lillian I Wolfe.
Member of HSW and Fiction Writers
Kasper J. Beaumont
Kasper J. Beaumont was born and raised in Australia and lives a quiet life with the family in a seaside town. Combining a love of fantasy and a penchant for travel in the Hunters of Reloria series, Kasper started to write on the urging of friends and family and enjoys watching readers become immersed in the magical world of Reloria. Kasper is a pen name for a rather shy author who is happy to remain unnamed.
The Hunters of Reloria trilogy is about the magical world of Reloria where halflings and fairies share a bond. Dwarves, elves, knights and dragons inhabit this country, but their world is about to be invaded by scaly lizardmen and giant Cyclops.
Member of FSFNet
Kathleen Berry, a community college publicist, was thrown into the world of ghost hunters, psychics and mediums after the institution she works for started offering non-credit supernatural programming. In 2008, she became manager of the Nevada Ghost and Paranormal Series as well as the college’s annual writers’ conference (she handed over the writers’ conference management in 2016). She’s been interviewed by George Noory on “Coast to Coast A.M.,” has given talks about her book and has taught writing, spirituality and paranormal courses. Her memoir, “A Reluctant Spirit” garnered praise from Kirkus Review, calling it “intriguing” and “a gripping account.” Since 2012, Berry has penned a weekly blog at her website kathleenberry.com.
In the past, H M Clarke has been a Console Operator, an ICT Project Manager, Public Servant, Paper Shuffler and an Accountant (the last being the most exciting). Now she is a writer of Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
She attended Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, where she studied for a Bachelor of Science (Chem), and also picked up a Diploma in Project Management while working for the South Australian Department of Justice.
In her spare time, she likes to lay on the couch and watch TV, garden, draw, read, and tell ALL her family what wonderful human beings they are.
She keeps threatening to go out and get a real job (Cheesecake Test Taster sounds good) and intends to retire somewhere warm and dry. For the time being however, she lives in Ohio and dreams about being warm…
Member of FSFNet
C. Craig Coleman
Craig, author of the Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire series, has devoted much of his life to writing. In addition to authoring six novels, he has a doctor of literature and a bachelor’s degree in Ancient and European History, including studies of mythology, and of castles and cathedrals that ignited his love of medieval architecture.
As a youth, Coleman explored his world, scampering over fields and through swampy low grounds to investigate and collect anything that moved and half the flora he came across. As he grew older interests I political history, biographies, art, and architecture flourished. Combining his youthful experiences, his formal studies, and personal creativity, Coleman has developed characters, fortresses, places, and events of his stories over the years for his readers’ delight.
Coleman I grew up in a small town, Kinston, in Eastern North Carolina. He served proudly in the US Air Force during Vietnam repairing computer displays on the F111 Aardvark aircraft. He has also worked in the textile industry and auditing university agricultural courses.
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Cheryllynn’s vivid imagination comes through in all she does in life. Her writing started in junior high, although she never truly shared her work until recently. They were kept hidden away in an old tattered orange folder. Original works she wrote as early as 1984 still hold ink on the pages and are just now coming to life. Paranormal and Fantasy are her favorite genres with Mystery and Thrillers close behind.
Born in Northwest Florida and raised in Southeast Georgia she developed a love for nature and the outdoors. Her experiences outdoors allows her to create universes with vivid detail. After a detour of almost twenty years in the health care industry and obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Information Systems she has returned to her love of writing.
Currently living in Central Texas with her family, she has begun a new chapter in life that has opened her heart and soul to many great adventures. Her hobbies include fishing, crochet, gardening…and of course reading.
Member of FSFNet
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Dark Fantasy author L.F. Falconer delivers riveting adventures, keeping her readers on the edge of their seats while gently fusing make-believe with real-life experience. A member of High Sierra Writers, and Churchill Arts Council, her publishing credits include: six novels of dark fantasy; one collection of macabre short stories; publication in Weirdbook Magazine and Weeping Cherry International Review. Her novel, The Vagabond’s Son placed as Finalist in Epic Fantasy in Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, and she has earned numerous small awards in both the USA and the UK.
A wife, mother, and grandmother, she resides in her home state of Nevada where she enjoys challenging Mother Nature in gardening duels, and exploring the roads less traveled.
Member of HSW
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Tracee Ford has been telling stories her whole life. She is an award-winning novelist and the founder of Ozwind Publishing, LLC.
Tracee’s first novel, THE FINE LINE, won a Five Star Reader’s Favorite Award in 2013 and her second book, IDOLUM, is also the winner of a Reader’s Favorite Award and was nominated by the Paranormal Romance Guild for Best Romantic Suspense novel of 2013, winning second place. Her third novel, THROUGH GLASS DARKLY, won first place for Best Paranormal Romance (General) of 2015 and the BETWEEN WORLDS SERIES won second place for Best Paranormal Romance of 2015.
Tracee has walked many paths in her life as a playwright, director, and a puppeteer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Psychology which she earned from Shawnee State University. Currently, she is an instructor for the SSU Department of English & Humanities as well as the Department of Social Sciences. She also has a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota.
Tracee’s interest in the paranormal and her life experience has given her keen insight into the shadows that haunt our society, making her a brilliant author of suspense, but she is excited to expand her writing by exploring other genres. Tracee Ford is ready to take your hand and lead you on fantastic and thrilling new adventures.
Will Hahn serves as Chronicler to the Lands of Hope, a fantasy world setting where heroes of the ancient past are revered, and adventurers of the current day reviled. Born in a Vermont winter to a family of five sisters, he understands the need to survive against harrowing, seemingly hopeless odds. Armed with that experience, Will enjoys telling the tales of what he has witnessed in over thirty years of watching and listening to these unique characters.
L. R. W. Lee is the award-winning author of the Andy Smithson series of epic fantasy books for kids 9 to 99 including teens and young adult, set in medieval times with knight, magic and mythical adventures. Her characters are young and fearless, but in real life L. R. W. can’t handle scary movies, Stephen King novels, or cockroaches. She knows she wouldn’t last long in one of her books. Nope. But give her a drink and a Hawaiian sunset and she’ll be just fine.
She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Their two children have flown the coop. One came to roost at Microsoft and the other in the Air Force.
Member of FSFNet
Genre: Fantasy, Children’s Books
Member of FSFNet
Carol Petersen Purroy/Francie Forsythe
Carol Petersen Purroy, author
Genre: How-to, Historical Fiction
Francie Forsythe, author
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Diane Mae Robinson
Diane Mae Robinson, author of The Pen Pieyu Adventures
Genre: Children’s Chapter Books Fantasy/Adventure
Alina Sayre, author of The Voyages of the Legend series
Alina Sayre began her literary career chewing on board books and has been in love with words ever since. Now she gets to work with them every day as an author, educator, editor, and speaker. Her first novel,
The Illuminator’s Gift, won a silver medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, and all three books in The Voyages of the Legend series have received 5-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite. When she’s not writing, Alina enjoys hiking, crazy socks, and reading under blankets. She does not enjoy algebra or wasabi. When she grows up, she would like to live in a castle with a large library.
A.R. Silververry, author of The Stream
A. R. Silverberry writes fantasy adventures for children and adults. His novel, WYNDANO’S CLOAK, won multiple awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Awards gold medal for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction. THE STREAM, his second novel, was honored as a Shelf Unbound Notable Book, and was shortlisted in ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Awards. He lives in California, where the majestic coastline, trees, and mountains inspire his writing.
Member of FSFNet
Ann Snizek, author of 21 titles
Genre: YA sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal & Children’s book
Originally from Vermont, Ann now lives in Virginia with her husband. Ann spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. Now settled, she enjoys exploring nature and the freedom to pursue the dreams of her imagination through writing.
Ann’s love of books from childhood continues today — always looking to stimulate the imagination. She knows the thrill of triumphing over adversities, pulling from life’s experiences, both hers and others, for inspiration… always sharing, growing, and learning.
Member of FSFNet
Genre: young adult and middle grade fiction
Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada’s high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
Jacci loves chocolate, babies, and coffee with friends. She’s worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don’t fit too tightly.
Jacci’s YA book, Cracker, just received a Red Ribbon Award from The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Her book, Bending Willow, about Riley and Mia in search of a father who doesn’t know they exist, has been on Amazon’s top 100 Middle Grade Action/Adventure list since it came out and represented Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. in 2013. Bending Willow is the first book in The Finding Home Series. In addition to sharing her stories about Riley and Mia, Jacci is the author The Cage, another Amazon best-selling young adult novel and the first book in The Birthright series.
Member of HSW group
Brae Wyckoff, author of The Horn King series
I have been asked numerous times to talk about the fantasy genre and what it means to me. At first, I only thought it to be an absurd question because it seemed black and white to me but as time has gone by and the more I truly think about this question in particular it is now that I am ready to answer this.
We have all heard the slogan “good vs evil” which is part of the foundation of good fantasy stories but that is not the core value in my eyes. As a writer who passionately loves this genre I searched deep and found that the root of all fantasy is based on destiny and purpose. As a reader I am eager to get into a story where I can relate or want to be the main character. Why? Because they have a calling in their life and they are stepping into, sometimes on purpose while other times due to circumstance, their destiny. Each of us has a call on our lives. We dream about it. We want it to unfold and to know what we are supposed to do in our life. Destiny is not something we wait for but something to be discovered.