Mark Schultz is a speculative fiction writer and editor across multiple formats including short stories, novels and comics. The Broken Worlds anthology is the first commercial publication to include his fiction writing in print. Details pertaining to his private life and location aren’t to be disclosed for reasons specific to circumstance but he’s open to all queries and discussions related to writing and fiction at his email address [email protected] or via ask at his weekly writing progress and commentary blog totallyfromscratch.tumblr.com.
Konstantine Paradias is a jeweler by profession and a writer by choice. His work has been published in the Unidentified Funny Objects! 2 Anthology, Third FlatIron’s Lost Worlds Anthology and The Battle Royale-Slam Book by Haikasoru. His short story, The Grim is nominated for a PushCart award and his other comedic time travel piece How You ruined Everything has been included in the Tangent 2013 recommended reading sf list.
Terry Holland grew up in darkest Essex during the 1970s, narrowly surviving close encounters with runaway JCBs, rampaging skinheads, irate farmers and inebriated Essex Girls. He still goes into convulsions at the sight or sound of a Ford Capri Ghia. Following a period of ineffectual student activism in Southeast London in the darkest 1980s, he moved to Berlin in search of thrills. He found them. Appetites sated, he was drawn to the peace and tranquility of the Netherlands, where he found love. There he still lives among the clogs, tulips and wooden shoes with his black cat, Makkem.
Steph Minns has been a keen reader, writer and artist since childhood. Originally from the suburbs of London but now living in Bristol, UK, she works part time as an administrator and spends her spare time writing. Her previous incarnations have included gardener, magazine editor and web designer. Her dark tales range from stories set in dystopian realities to ghost and horror. Her professional publishing history to date runs to several short stories and a novella, in both e-book and print, accepted by notable independent publishers Dark Alley Press, Grinning Skull Press and Almond Press. Her competition wins have included winner of the Dark Tales March 2014 international competition, and an honourable mention in the Darker Times November 2013 competition. She has a website – stephminns.weebly.com – where you can read her stories, interviews and reviews. Please also visit her Facebook fiction page – https://www.facebook.com/stephminnsfiction Steph is a member of Stokes Croft Writers, a small Bristol-based fiction writing group who meet regularly to critique each others work – http://stokescroftwriters.com/
P D Dawson has had his work published in Under the Bed, Beyond Imagination, Schlock! Webzine and Earlyworks Press. His stories have also appeared in two printed books, both of which were published by Almond Press. One is Broken Worlds, a collection of dystopian stories and the other, Apocalypse Chronicles, a collection of stories about the end of the world. He was delighted to have won the annual Almond Press short contest in 2015, and is currently working hard on a dystopian novel about a walled city shut off from the rest of the world. Nothing can keep him from writing. At any one time he finds himself juggling many stories in his head, and is excited by the challenge of getting them published for all to read. You can find out more at his website – www.pddawson.com Also, follow Paul on Twitter at @PDDawson_ Ash, fear, moments of reconciliation; darkness, hope, moments of regret. What will the Apocalypse bring for you? Apocalypse Chronicles brings together stories, memories, and endings. Woven together by their collective experience, each tale offers a unique and harrowing understanding of what the Apocalypse will mean for their world. Families, worlds, futures and pasts are explored in this unique anthology that brings together fiction from authors from across the globe. Bear witness to the end of the world as you know it; but will you know how it will end? We invite you to read and hope you enjoy this collection. AmazoniBooks
I’m an editor, writer, community consultant and novelist. My first novel, Try Not To Breathe is due to be published by Corvus/Atlantic in late 2015 followed by Germany (Heyne/Random House) and the USA (Ballantine/Penguin Random House) in early 2016. As a freelance writer, I have been published in broadsheets, consumer magazines and leading consumer websites. From 2010 to 2012, I wrote Mumblings an irreverent column on motherhood for award-winning Vine magazine. My website is www.hollyseddon.com and you can find me on Twitter as @hollyseddon
Gavin Bryce is a freelance filmmaker and writer, based in Edinburgh. He produces promotional films and motion graphics for a range of clients in the UK and abroad. He also writes poetry and prose, some of which has been published in magazines and journals. For more information, visit his website and linkedin profile.
Clare Banks was a broadcast journalist for the BBC in the West of England for many years, reporting and presenting for TV, radio and online. Seeking a change from news, she recently left to pursue a different line of creativity. Since then, she has made films, worked as a press officer and done the odd freelance news-reading shift. But her real passion is writing fiction. Her first foray into published work won her a runners-up prize in the 2013 Readers Digest 100-word short story competition. She has had stories accepted by women’s magazines, blogs about her journey as a writer and is currently seeking an agent for her first novel. In her spare time, she does yoga and plays bass guitar in a rock band.
Christian won the 2012 Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition and was appointed by Baroness Rendell as writer in residence to the award-winning charity, Interact Reading Service. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including the Momaya Review, the International Rubery Book Award Anthology, Stringybark Editor’s Choice and the Labello Press Gem Street anthology.
Sam is a Philosophy graduate and Masters Student studying at Cardiff University in South Wales; he is currently completing his MA in European Philosophy. His university studies have focused primarily on German Aesthetics, most prominently the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. Sam is an avid short story writer but also in the process of producing a science fiction graphic novel. He is a comic book enthusiast and has recently begun writing comic book features and articles for ‘I’m With Geek’ focusing on the historical and philosophical concerns within the genre. Twitter: @SamHurcom Articles posted at http://www.imwithgeek.com/comics