J. Brent Bill
With more than twenty books published since 1983, Brent has learned a thing or three about writing. His titles include Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace, Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment; and Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality. He’s also a writing coach, editor, photographer, and retreat leader. A MWW alumnus, Brent lives on Ploughshares Farm – fifty acres of Indiana farmland being reclaimed for native hardwood forests and warm season prairie grasses.
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas include Buffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.
Matthew Clemens and his collaborator, Max Allan Collins, have penned seventeen TV tie-in novels including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Dark Angel, Bones, and Criminal Minds. Twilight Tales published the pair’s collected short stories in My Lolita Complex and Other Tales of Sex and Violence. They have also authored the Reeder and Rogers thrillers You Can’t Stop Me, No One Will Hear You, What Doesn’t Kill Her, Supreme Justice, Fate of the Union, and Executive Order for Thomas & Mercer.
Lucrecia Guerrero’s short stories have appeared in literary journals such as The Antioch Review and The Louisville Review. Her stories have been anthologized in Fantasmas: Stories of the Supernatural, Best of the West, and Not Like the Rest of Us. She was a contributing writer on Finding Home, drama produced by Indiana Repertory Theater in honor of Indiana bicentennial. Chasing Shadows, her linked collection of short stories, was published by Chronicle Books; and Bilingual Press at Arizona State published her novel, Tree of Sighs. Tree received a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship and the Premio Atzlán Literary Award, founded by Rudolfo Anaya. Guerrero recently completed her second novel, Rosa Linda & Donnie Ray.
Lou Harry has written for more than fifty publications ranging from The Sondheim Review to This Old House and from Variety to Men’s Health. His books are as wide ranging, including The High-Impact Infidelity Diet: A novel (Random House and optioned by Warner Bros.), Creative Block (Running Press), Kid Culture (Cider Mill Press) and the novelization of the awful movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Penguin). Collectively they have sold more than a million copies. His produced plays include Lightning and Jellyfish, Clutter or The Moving Walkway Will Soon Be Coming to an End, Midwestern Hemisphere, and Going…Going…Gone: The Live Auction Comedy, recently finishing its fifth year in Indianapolis. A member of the Dramatists Guild, he’s also a member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association and a board member of the American Theatre Critics Association, where he chairs its New Play Committee.
Holly Miller is an award-winning author, co-author or ghostwriter of fifteen books, including four novels, three how-to’s, and a bestselling textbook. She is a contributing editor to two national magazines, has more than 2,500 published articles and short stories to her credit, and annually serves as a judge for a national fiction-writing competition. She annually teaches at workshops from California to Cape Cod.
Barbara Shoup is the author of eight novels, including An American Tune, Wish You Were Here, and Looking for Jack Kerouac and the co-author of Novel Ideas: Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process. Her short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in numerous small magazines, as well as in The Writer and the New York Times travel section. She is recipient of the PEN Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, as well as numerous grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Two of her YA novels were selected as American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults. She is the Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center and a faculty member at Art Workshop International.
Larry D. Sweazy
Larry D. Sweazy is a multiple award-winning author of fourteen western and mystery novels and over eighty nonfiction articles and short stories. He is also a freelance indexer and has written back-of-the-book indexes for over nine hundred books in twenty years. Larry lives in Indiana with his wife, Rose. More information can be found at www.larrydsweazy.com.