Brandon Duke grew up in the small town of Jackson, Georgia, nurturing an affinity for everything artistic and anything with a good story. After more than fifteen years of working in broadcasting, Brandon decided to use his storytelling talents and media-related skills to found Karkata Media, a company dedicated to giving a voice to artists, craftsmen, and philanthropists around the Atlanta community.
Writing fiction from a young age, Clayton Romero has been exploring sci-fi and fantasy through short stories and game design. Growing up in various cities across the United States, he draws from a wide variety of cultural and life experiences when producing fiction of any sort. Clayton returned to the south in 2005 about a decade after his childhood spent in the foothills of Tennessee and calls Atlanta, Georgia home.
James David Patrick has placed writing with Monkeybicycle, PANK Magazine, Squalorly, P.Q. Leer and Specter Literary Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, PA. He bl-gs about music, movies and the beauty of nostalgia at thirtyhertzrumble.com and runs the James Bond Social Media Project at thejamesbondsocialmediaproject.com. In addition, he also hosts the Cinema Shame podcast.
Sara A. Schaier was born in Manhattan and grew up splitting her time between New York and Atlanta. A Gypsy both by heart and heritage, Sara has travelled extensively, lived in suburbs of Atlanta for many years as an adult, and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest...at least until wanderlust strikes her again.
John is a writer, native of the southern Chicago suburbs, and a third generation member of the United Steelworkers. When he’s not working in the belly of a blast furnace, he is writing and publishing his short fiction at Writing From The Dark on Facebook. His flash fiction has also appeared in FewerThan500.
After years of roaming the country as a theatre-person, J. D. Ramsey has finally settled in a stable home and career in middle Georgia with her husband, dog, and cat. Writing has been one of her many hobbies since middle school, but recently it has become a bigger focus. Currently she is working on finalizing her first full-length young adult fantasy novel and drafting a one-act play that will premiere in the Czech Republic this summer. For occasional samplings of her ramblings, visit her blog And The Door Was Locked.
Deanna Willyard is a former corporate accountant turned stay-at-home mom. She was raised in Georgia, and attended Kennesaw State University. She lives with her husband, their three beautiful daughters, and a loyal pup named Layla. Once a writer in college, Deanna eventually let her passion fall by the wayside, only to have the flames of her creativity rekindled upon discovering the Garfield’s Crossing project.
Abner J. Cardona was born on the little island of Puerto Rico, and now lives stateside, working as an illustrator with a background in traditional art. Cardona also draw comics, children's books, covers and other illustrations of various kinds. His work has been recognized by the Independent Publisher Book Awards with a gold medal in the Juvenile Non-Fiction category. To see more of his work visit his website at: www.abnerillustrations.com
Margeaux McClelland is a digital Background Artist on the Emmy award winning animated television show “Archer,” and has created art used in “The Get Down,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.” She lives in Atlanta developing art for commercial and galley interests and also explores culinary arts, gardening, and spirituality.
C.E. Schultz is an artist, living and working in South Carolina. Her work includes illustrations, paintings, sculpture and the occasional homemade outfit to wear to local sci-fi and comic conventions. In addition to creating art of all kinds, Schultz also practices and teaches martial arts. To see more of her work, go to: https://ceschultz.wixsite.com/ceschultz-artist
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By day, Myron works as a mild-mannered consultant in the world of I.T. By night, he helps baptize people into the world of Salsa. He has also been known to don a superhero outfit as a cosplayer for some of the conventions in the Atlanta area where he resides. You can read his musings on salsa, geek life, and whatever else happens to be on his mind at https://smoovesalsero.blogspot.com
Social Media: https://about.me/myronabernathy
Melissa was born in Augusta, Georgia. After moving around all over the state and up the east coast as a very young child, her family finally decided to settle in Millen, Georgia, a small south Georgia town. She has been a performer all her life, dancing, singing, and acting. Her parents claim it started en utero. After receiving her degree in Theatre from Georgia Southern University, she moved to Atlanta to pursue her career as an actor professionally, and has appeared on network & cable shows. She is currently repped by the Jana VanDyke Agency. In addition to acting, Melissa runs Apidae Productions, where she produces her own projects.