Participants 2022

Note: This page is an archive from COSine 2022 (January 14-16, 2022). Check the main COSine page to find details about the next COSine!

In addition to our Guests of Honor, COSine 2022 will feature dozens of authors, artists, makers, scientists, technologists and generally interesting people. A partial list includes:


  • A.L. Kessler
  • Carol Angel
  • Heather “Ari” Harvey
  • John Barnes
  • Rose Beetem
  • Bill Bell
  • Lou J Berger
  • Matt Bille
  • Carina Bissett
  • David Boop
  • Walt Boyes
  • Jonathan Brazee
  • Jonathan Brooks
  • C.J. Cherryh
  • Vivian Caethe
  • Peri Charlifu
  • Craig W. Chrissinger
  • Jessica Coyle
  • Mark Darbe
  • Betsy Dornbusch
  • Glen Engel-Cox
  • F. P. Dorchak
  • Jane Fancher
  • Arlen Feldman
  • Danyda Feldman
  • Cynthia Felice
  • Kyra Fontaine
  • Steve Gaalema
  • Adam Gaffen
  • Stephanie Gillis
  • Laura Givens
  • Becca Hay
  • Jim Henderson
  • Patrick Hester
  • Thea Hutcheson
  • Kevin Ikenberry
  • J. Nathanial
  • Jeanne (Sourdough) Jackson
  • Lena M. Johnson
  • David Kilman
  • Michael Kilman
  • Sam Knight
  • L.F. (Laurey) Patten
  • Jon Gray Lang
  • Shannon Lawrence
  • Ella LeBain
  • Ben Loyola
  • Anthony Maltese
  • Alastair Mayer
  • Wil McCarthy
  • Lee Moody
  • Robert Moore
  • Mem Morman
  • Charles Orndorff
  • Tauni Orndorff
  • Robin Owens
  • R. Gary Raham
  • Charles Redding
  • Rob S. Rice
  • Eli Roa
  • Vennessa Robertson
  • Christopher M. Salas
  • Ronnie Seagren
  • Pat Smythe
  • Stace Johnson (not Stacy)
  • John E Stith
  • Ian Vroon
  • Joy Ward
  • Benjamin M. Weilert
  • John Wilker
  • Connie Willis
  • Courtney Willis
  • Daniel A. Willis
  • Robert G. Williscroft
  • Ana Wood


A.L. Kessler
A.L. Kessler is best known for her Here Witch Witchy series. She lives in Colorado Springs with her family, her cats, and dogs. She can be bribed to come back to the real world with coffee and chocolate.

Carol Angel
Carol is a long-time Denver fan, a hoarder/provider of arts and crafts supplies, and has been running kids’ creative activities at various events for the past five years.

Heather “Ari” Harvey
Ari is a very lazy artist, a coffee enthusiast, a lover of the cute and the creepy…and a stalwart enemy of ham.

John Barnes
John Barnes has published 33 books, most of them science fiction, some of them good, all of them before 2014. He has also published about 40 short stories, 54 articles in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, about 100 paid blogs on data analysis and marketing and about 100 pieces of general interest journalism. At various times he’s been a systems analyst, college professor, scene designer, marketing intelligence analyst, and mason’s assistant. He’s currently a data scientist. He likes to keep busy.

Rose Beetem
Rose Beetem has attended all 52 MileHiCons (including MiniCons and OctoCon) and is a founding member of DASFA (Denver Area Science Fiction Association). A generalist fan with an addiction to con organizing, she has been on the MHC con com most years since she was 16 and chaired the 44rd tiny, 100% participatory Karval Kon online in 2021. (We’ll see what 2022 holds…) She enjoys urban fantasy, Supernatural, most of the Star Wars and MCU canon, and thinks DS9 was the best of the Treks. A semi-universal auntie (got a spare kiddo?), Rose is passionate about curries.

Bill Bell
Worked in and for the US Army for last 48 years. Recently retired as the future trends and joint wargame lead for an army organization for the last 13 years. Specialty areas of space warfare and missiles. Avid science fiction reader and write military science fiction as my main hobby.

Lou J Berger
Lou J Berger’s short stories have appeared in Mike Resnick’s Galaxy’s Edge magazine and in several themed anthologies, including Fiction River: Time Streams and UnCONventional. He maintains an author website at and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Matt Bille
Matt Bille is an author in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also a naturalist, historian, science writer, and defense consultant. A former Air Force officer, he is the author of over 20 technical publications and articles on space-related topics, three books on zoology and cryptozoology, a history of the early Space Age, and two novels (1 horror, 1 fantasy). He has appeared on television programs and radio/internet shows on space, whale tracking, and mystery animals. He blogs on the latest science and technology news at

Carina Bissett
Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Upon a Twice Time, Bitter Distillations: An Anthology of Poisonous Tales, Arterial Bloom, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Weird Dream Society, Hath No Fury, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V, VI, and VIII. She has also written stories set in shared worlds for RPGs at Green Ronin Publishing and Onyx Path Publishing. In addition to writing, she has edited several projects; the most recent is in the role as co-editor for Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas. Bissett also teaches generative writing workshops at The Storied Imaginarium and works as a volunteer for the Horror Writers Association (HWA). In 2021, she was acknowledged for her volunteer efforts at HWA with the prestigious Silver Hammer Award. Her work has been nominated for several awards including the Pushcart Prize and the Sundress Publications Best of the Net. She can be found online at

David Boop

Walt Boyes
By day, Walt is an award-winning journalist, analyst and authority on manufacturing and automation. At night, however, he transforms into a Bananaslug (he did go to UCSC) and writes science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history. He is a member of the Grantville Gazette Editorial Board and is writing a 1632 novel with Eric Flint and Griffin Barber, is the Editor of the Grantville Gazette, and Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press; and is working on the 1632 Companion and several other things with Joy Ward, to whom he considers himself extremely lucky to be married.

Jonathan Brazee
Retired Marine infantry colonel, now a full-time hybrid writer with 80+ titles. USA Today bestseller, two-time Nebula and two-time Dragon Award finalist.

Jonathan Brooks
Jonathan Brooks has published over 40 books since 2017 in the Dungeon Core/LitRPG/GameLit genre, including his Dungeon Crafting, Station Cores, and Dungeon Fairy series.

Vivian Caethe
When not serving our computer overlords, Vivian Caethe writes science fiction, fantasy, and quirky nonfiction. An avid tea drinker, she lives in Colorado with her 16lb cat Norman. Together they fight crime and absolutely refuse to ski or hike. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @VivianCaethe

Peri Charlifu
Working out of Colorado, Peri has sold his work professionally for over 38 years. He has won dozens of awards and is founder and Guild Primus for Convention Artists Guild. He is a full time artist and participates in about 40-45 Science Fiction convention art shows a year, all over the country! His work is exhibited and sold all over the United States as well as several countries. To date he has produced over 48,000 pieces. Facebook: Peri Charlifu

Craig W. Chrissinger
Craig W. Chrissinger worked part-time during the pandemic, and did a lot of stuff around the house (we had a tree cut down and got a new swamp cooler). He was Fan Guest at ArmadilloCon 40. Since earning a Journalism degree in 1984, he has written for Fangoria, Starlog, Comics Buyer’s Guide, Comics Scene, and the Albuquerque Journal. He edits the Albuquerque SF Society newsletter, and helps run ASFS and Bubonicon. Hobbies include reading, MST3K, Elvira, Svengoolie, collecting toys, chatting, day trips, flirting, and silliness. He lives in Albuquerque with his wonderful girlfriend, Jessica, plus one loving cat.

Jessica Coyle
Jessica L. Coyle has attended conventions since she was a tween, and has participated in several costume contests. She has a Master’s in Museum Education from The George Washington University, and currently works at the Albuquerque Museum. She is Bubonicon’s Green Slime Mistress – annually recognizing wretched things – and also assistant con chair. This year, she has been taking a city-mandated management class, and traveled to New York City for a museum workshop. Hobbies include reading, various craft projects, yoga, and watching guilty-pleasure TV shows and British dramas/mysteries. She lives in Albuquerque with boyfriend Craig, and one superior orange tabby, Malcolm.

Betsy Dornbusch
Betsy Dornbusch is the author of over a dozen short stories, three novellas, and five novels, mostly fantasy. She splits her time between Boulder and Grand Lake, Colorado. When not writing, at a concert, or the lake she can be found online most everywhere and especially at

Glen Engel-Cox
Glen Engel-Cox grew up in Texas and left it as quickly as he could. Since then, he’s lived and worked in California, Malaysia, Ohio, Saudi Arabia, and Washington (both state and District of Columbia). Glen has published alternate history and near-future SF stories in Riddled with Arrows; Today, Tomorrow, Always; Alternate Presidents; Just Because; and New Pathways. His novel, Darwin’s Daughter, and a non-fiction compilation of his writing about reading, First Impressions, are available on Amazon. Glen lives in Golden, Colorado with his wife and cat and is self-employed, mainly writing full-time for an international development non-profit in Denver.

F. P. Dorchak
Frank retired from the Defense/USAF (captain) industry after 37 years on multiple satellite programs. He has been writing gritty supernatural and paranormal fiction since about six years of age. His stories have appeared in the U.S., Canada, and Czech Republic. Frank’s four novels are Sleepwalkers, The Uninvited, ERO, and Psychic. His first short story collection is a compilation of his best short stories over a 39-year span, called, Do The Dead Dream?, which won the 2017 Best Books Award for Fiction: Short Stories. He is currently working on his next novel and learning the violin.

Arlen Feldman
As well as writing fiction, Arlen Feldman is a software engineer, entrepreneur, maker, and computer book author—useful if you are in the market for some industrial-strength door stops. Some recent stories of his appear in the anthologies The Chorochronos Archives and Particular Passages, and in On The Premises, Penumbric and Little Blue Marble magazines, with several more coming out soon. He also co-chairs COSine.

Danyda Feldman
Danyda is a professional storyteller, speaker, dragon maker, and hypnotherapist. She recently narrated Public Works Steampunk presents Jane Eyre on YouTube.

Cynthia Felice
Cynthia Felice is hard to miss at 5’10”. She frequently carries a backpack instead of a purse and enjoys meeting new people and seeing old friends. Her solo SF novels include Godsfire, The Sunbound, Eclipses, Downtime, Nocturne, The Khan’s Persuasion, and Icemen, and Water Witch, Light Raid, and Promised Land with Connie Willis. her complex, carefully plotted novels have been described as engrossing, amusing, and compelling. Cofounder with Ed Bryant of the Colorado Springs Writer’s Workshop, Cynthia is now a member of Book View Cafe, making her a publisher.

Kyra Fontaine
Kyra Fontaine is a coffee junkie who likes to read, play games, make stuff, write, build games and travel.

Steve Gaalema
Presently working on Lidar sensors for self-driving vehicles. Previous work designing remote sensing instruments using IR detectors, including work on NASA Mars Climate Sounder instrument on the Mars Orbiter (operating in Mars orbit over 15 years now). Interested in climate issues; have been an “expert reviewer” for the last two IPCC assessment reports. Also interested in most all physical science and engineering (PhD in electrical engineering). On the board of directors of the Libertarian Futurist Society.

Adam Gaffen
Adam Gaffen hates writing about himself and does it as rarely as possible, but when forced to he’ll admit he spends most of his time in different times and places. When he’s on this planet he lives in Southern Colorado with a very patient wife, five dogs, and five cats (officially called a ‘plague of cats’). He’s the author of The Cassidy Chronicles series of novels and stories.

Stephanie Gillis
Stephanie Gillis is the author of the urban fantasy series The Ashport Archives. She is also known as Qwordy on youtube and makes content related to reading, writing, and hosts productivity sprints of a chaotic fashion.

Laura Givens
Laura Givens is a book and magazine cover artist. These days she does oodles of stuff for Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press. She is a sometimes author, comics lover and hopes to have at least one truly original idea before she kicks the bucket.

Becca Hay
I am an eccentric, quirky oddball with a penchant for klutzyness and licking car batteries. COFfees

Jim Henderson
Jim Henderson is a writer of fun, varied, and technically sound science fiction adventures with some exploration of the human condition and the evolution of human society. He is a long-term Air Force veteran and a cybersecurity professional with experience in intelligence, communications, computers, and cyber operations. He is a life-long aficionado of science fiction in almost every form – books, movies, TV, and games (role-playing, tabletop, and computer). When not working or mentally exploring the universe, he lives with his wife, son, stepson, and 2 dogs and enjoys hiking, kayaking, gaming, and spending time with his 8 grandchildren.

Patrick Hester
Patrick Hester is an author, blogger, two-time Hugo Award Winner, podcast host and producer, author, blogger and all around Functional Nerd. He (mostly) writes Science Fiction and Fantasy of all shapes and sizes, lives in Colorado with a cat named Shadow and can usually be found online by typing in atfmb – all things from my brain.

Thea Hutcheson
Thea Hutcheson writes across multiple genres under multiple pseudonyms. Lois Tilton of Locus said her work in Realms of Fantasy’s 100th issue “is sensual, fertile, with seed quickening on every page. Well done…” Her story in Hot Blood XI: Fatal Attractions, garnered an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 17th Annual Collection. She lives in an economically depressed, unscenic, nearly historic small city in Colorado. When she’s not working diligently as a Planning Commissioner to change that situation, she writes, and fills the time between bouts at the computer as a factotum.

Kevin Ikenberry
Kevin Ikenberry is a retired Army space operations officer and science fiction novelist. His debut novel Sleeper Protocol was a Finalist for the Colorado Book Award and called “an emotionally powerful debut” by Publisher’s Weekly. Kevin’s novels include Vendetta Protocol, Runs In The Family, Super-Sync, Peacemaker, Honor The Threat, and Stand Or Fall. Kevin lives in Colorado with his family and continues to work with space every day. He is an Active Member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, the International Association of Science Fiction Authors, and International Thriller Writers.

J. Nathanial
English author, cat fancier, comic book collector and eclectic writer of poetry, steampunk and action horror. Originally from Bournemouth U.K, now an intergalctic lay about and hitchhiker. Creator of Camden’s Follies, Hearts and Scales and Elder Offensive: The Ammutseba Protocol.

Jeanne (Sourdough) Jackson
In fandom since 1973, served on several concoms including Denvention II. Married to fan artist Gail Barton 1978-2018, when she passed. Filker, amateur naval historian local expert on classic SF. I am a transwoman. Published author of “Torpedo Junction” (alt-history novel) and “That Old Science Fiction” (essays on classic SF). Have completed the “Wurst Contact” trilogy, which should be published by Auntie Aircraft Books in late 2022. Components: “It Came from the Radio Station, or Into the Noisy Planet,” “Toccata and Feud, or Starship Troupers,” and “Parcel of Doom, or The Kazoo of the Underworld.” Trilogy is set in an alternate 1970, featuring a parallel Grateful Dead and also the Olympian gods as cultural collectors.

Lena M. Johnson
Lena M. Johnson is a scientist with a writing problem. Holding a Masters degree in biology, she has a keen interest in exploring science through the lens of fiction. She has been published in various anthologies, including Cat Tails: Warzone and previous Midnight Writers’ anthologies, of which she is a founding member. You can find her online for cat pictures and horrible puns. She lives in Colorado with as many cats as possible.

David Kilman
David A. Kilman writes humorous science fiction in addition to five years writing the humorous SF Scide Splitters blog at Amazing Stories. Dave has swapped careers like some people change college majors. Occupations have included bookseller, elected official, court clerk, technical support, middle management, commodities trader and homeschool teacher. He made his first pro sale in 2016 to Galaxy’s Edge Magazine. Interests include reading, hiking, fantasy sports, book collecting, science and history. He is married, has five children and five grandchildren.

Michael Kilman
Michael Kilman is an anthropologist who occasionally visits other worlds and reports back what he finds. When he isn’t writing fiction he is lecturing at a few universities in the Denver metro area, or working on his YouTube series ‘Anthropology in 10 or Less.’ Michael can be found at his website,

Sam Knight
As well as having worked for at least three publishing companies, Sam Knight is author of six children’s books, five short story collections, three novels, and over 75 stories, including three co-authored with Kevin J. Anderson, two of which were media-tie-ins: “Wayward Pines: Aberration” (Kindle Worlds, 2014) and “Of Monsters and Men” Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (Titan, 2016).

L.F. (Laurey) Patten
L.F. (Laurey) Patten has often characterized her multitude of interests as “A.D.D of the right brain.” Degreed in history and anthropology, her checkered career has included work as an archaeologist on medieval/castle sites in England, a tour guide at the Smithsonian, a history teacher, herbalist, book editor, actress, jewelry designer, pottery/jewelry instructor, and spoon-player. She has been writing/editing for more than 40 years, publishing both articles and short stories. Her current novel, the heroic fantasy The Talent Sinistral, was written in loving tribute to fellow right-brainers everywhere.

Jon Gray Lang
Through his journey through life, Jon Gray Lang has written a handful of screenplays, shot a few films and even acted. He’s still pretty handy with a sword, not too shabby on a pair of skis and can bang out a tune on a ukulele. With a life-long love of science fiction, it was only a matter of time before he bit the writing bullet and published the science fiction novel, the Matilda, in 2018. The fifth one in the series, Waltzing Matilda is due out later this year.

Shannon Lawrence
A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over forty anthologies and magazines, and her three solo horror short story collections, Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations, Bruised Souls & Other Torments, and Happy Ghoulidays are available now. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast “Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem.” When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at;

Ella LeBain
Ella LeBain is an ET Experiencer, UFO Researcher, Astronomer, Space Enthusiast, and the author of a six-book series, “Who’s Who In The Cosmic Zoo? A Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods, Angels, Exoplanets & Space Controversies” Discerning Disclosure of Extraterrestrial life and its effects on our Culture and Religions. See, Ella is a retired Paralegal of 25 years and applies her research skills in getting to the Truth into her book set, which helps people to connects dots to Ancient Biblical Astronauts, UFOs, and the Alien Presence on Earth between the past, present and future, proving the point that we have never been alone. Ella was born in New York City and was educated in Israel. She received a Social Sciences Degree from the Biological Research Center of the Negev in 1979 where she was schooled in Biblical Hebrew. She earned an Astronomy Degree from the Hayden Planetarium in New York City in 1982 where she began her serious study of Cosmology. Ella has been involved in UFO research, investigating alien abductions, paranormal activities since 1979. Her close encounters caused her to dig deeper into what has become a 40-year journey to get to the truth about UFOs, Aliens, ETs, gods, and angels and how they all fit into the endgame of our End Times real life Star Wars scenario, proving the Truth is Stranger than Fiction!

Alastair Mayer
Alastair Mayer is a near-ancient British-Canadian-American who has haunted Colorado SF conventions for decades. He has been a pilot, scuba diver, astronaut candidate, space activist, software engineer, and probably other things he doesn’t remember. A SFWA member, he has written for Analog, Byte, High Frontier and Final Frontier magazines, and appeared in anthologies from Hadley Rille Books, Flying Pen Press, and Baen Books. With ten novels in print, Alastair continues to add to his popular T-Space series, comprising the Alpha Centauri trilogy, the Kakuloa series, and the Carson & Roberts archeology adventures.

Wil McCarthy
Aerospace engineer and tech startup founder Wil McCarthy, formerly of WIRED and SyFy, is a two-time winner of the AnLab award. He’s been nominated for the Nebula, Locus, Seiun, Sturgeon and Philip K. Dick awards, and Discover rated his imaginary world of “P2/Sorrow” one of the 10 best fictional planets of all time. He has appeared in Analog and Asimov’s, and his bestselling novels include New York Times Notable BLOOM, “Best of Y2K” THE COLLAPSIUM, and newly released RICH MAN’S SKY. He has also written for TV and video games, and published nonfiction. McCarthy holds 31 issued U.S. patents.

Robert Moore
I’m a Particle Physicist who ended up in Computers! I have been in the business for 45 years and have worked on over 50 projects, including the Peregrine Lunar Lander, Coca Cola Freestyle Dispenser, Nuclear Submarine Fleet, Union Pacific Railroad, Digital, HP, etc. I program in all languages and all platforms. I love AR and VR, especially the Microsoft HoloLens2. I’ve been an avid Hard SciFi fan for all my life and love what COSine has given us in Colorado Springs!

R. Gary Raham
R. Gary Raham writes both science fact and science fiction, and is a firm believer that the latter often excites a new generation of scientists to discover more of the former. Armed with degrees in biology from the University of Michigan, Raham taught high school science before pursuing careers in writing, illustration, and design. Raham has won numerous awards for his books, articles, and artwork. Raham’s writing has been known to make a reader laugh and think simultaneously with no known deleterious effects. His most recent SF title is A Twice-Dead Genius Comporting with Misunderstood Abominations. Learn more at

Charles Redding
Charles McLean Redding is a local artist, self-published fantasy author (The Guardian of Taihar), game-designer, actor, playwright, and clown. He specializes in post-apocalyptically distressed props and costumes (Wasteland Bears), and making messes that look really cool. He also writes a world-building blog for gamers and writers called The Promethean.

Rob S. Rice
Rob S. Rice proudly considers himself an ‘Ambassador from the Past.’ He holds a doctorate in Ancient History and works as ‘The Professor’ at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, where he teaches all kinds of history to participants and customers alike. He’s written large amounts of non-fiction historical material, including 776 entries in Amber’s Encyclopedia of Warfare. He enjoys reading the old forgotten classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy and wearing period clothing—look for the mustached fellow in the top hat and Inverness cape. His works of Historical Fantasy are available from the Esterhazy Press, visit his website at

Vennessa Robertson
Vennessa Robertson is an author and is active in the writing and historic reenactment communities. She taught high school in Colorado and Alaska with dueling degrees in literature and history until a traumatic brain injury in 2009. Now, she lives in rural Colorado. When she is not writing or homeschooling, she is managing the family’s ever-growing large and small animal sanctuary ranch.

Christopher M. Salas
Born and raised in Pueblo, CO., Christopher M. Salas developed a penchant for science fiction and the paranormal from his grandmother and uncle. As a child spending time with his grandmother, Juanita, included watching Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers. His uncle Augustine would tell tales at the dinner table, recounting scenes from movies he had watched, such as Dawn of the Dead or The Exorcist. This played a key role in Christopher’s predilection for horror and science fiction. Currently residing in Colorado Springs, CO., Christopher dabbles his storytelling in various genres of fiction–Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Westerns, and Steampunk. While working on various literary works, Christopher also is a freelance comic book script writer.

Ronnie Seagren
Ronnie Seagren is active in the Northern Colorado Writers’ Workshop. Her novel, Seventh Daughter, is available from Wolfsinger Press and she is working on the sequel. When she isn’t writing, Ronnie is out photographing flowers and leading moonrise hikes at Roxborough State Park.

Pat Smythe
Pat Smythe writes, blows glass, dives down research rabbit holes, and lives in Aurora, CO. Being busy is the norm, so he’s counting on his upcoming retirement to free up time for a more creative life.

Stace Johnson (not Stacy)
Stace Johnson is a musician, writer, and career IT professional in the Denver Metro area. He has published more than 100 short pieces spanning non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, and is an active member of the SFPA. You can find his fiction in Worth 1,000 Words, Itty Bitty Writing Space, and Edward Bryant’s Sphere of Influence, among other places. He can often be found performing geeky parodies at Front Range SF conventions, both on stage and in the filk rooms, whether virtual or in-person. He has an active TikTok channel under his near-ubiquitous social media handle, @lytspeed.

John E Stith
John E. Stith’s novels include REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS (Nebula Award nominee from Ace Books), MANHATTAN TRANSFER (from Tor Books), REUNION ON NEVEREND, and RECKONING INFINITY (on Science Fiction Chronicle’s Best Science Fiction Novels list for its publication year, on the Nebula Award preliminary ballot). Published in 2021: TINY TIME MACHINE. TTM is a YA science-fiction short novel published by Amazing Stories under their Amazing Select imprint for stand-alone books.

Ian Vroon
Everything Ian writes puts a new spin on fantasy as you know it. Catch him on his sweet blog.

Joy Ward
Joy Ward is the Developmental Editor for Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press and a writer in the 1632 universe. She has a number of books out including Grantville Gazette IX with Eric Flint and Walt Boyes. Her other books include Conversations from the Edge (interviews from Galaxy’s Edge Magazine), Haint and Dogs and Dragons. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and the Grantville Gazette. She was a journalist covering technology, politics, editorials and interviews. Her work appeared in international, national, regional and local publications. She isthe Editor Emeritus of Dogster’s For Love of Dog Blog (voted in thetop ten animal blogs). Joy also spent twenty plus years as a consumer psychology, marketing and pr consultant. She consulted on a broad range of issues including teen sexuality, adoption, abortion, pharmaceuticals, politics, technology, insuranceand much more. Joy lives in Washington state with her brilliant husband, Walt Boyes, and their two furbabies, Pretty Girl and Tilley.

Benjamin M. Weilert
14er Climber Rocket Scientist Published Novelist Movie Connoisseur Stock Photographer Benjamin M. Weilert was born in Colorado in 1985. While he went to school for Mechanical Engineering (eventually earning a Master’s Degree), he has found science to be interesting enough to write fiction about it. He likes to classify his novels as “science fantasy,” wherein the science is real and (semi) accurate, but portrayed in a fantasy setting to make it accessible to non-scientific readers. If you want stories that are surreptitiously educational, he’s your man.

John Wilker
John Wilker is a science fiction author living in Denver with his wife Nicole and dog Paco. He enjoys scifi that doesn’t take itself that seriously and that’s what he writes. People seem to like it.

Daniel A. Willis
Daniel A. Willis writes both fiction and nonfiction. In his historical works, he describes the world as it was. In his fantasy novels, he envisions it as it could be. A native of Ohio, Mr. Willis has called Colorado home for more than three decades.

Robert G. Williscroft
Retired submarine officer, deep-sea and saturation diver, scientist, author, and lifelong adventurer. Spent 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, three years in the Arctic ice pack, and a year at the Geographic South Pole. Degrees in Marine Physics and Meteorology, and a doctorate for developing a system to protect SCUBA divers in contaminated water. A prolific author of non-fiction, Cold War thrillers, and hard science fiction. Lives in Centennial, Colorado, with the girl of his dreams and her two cats.

Ana Wood
Ana is an artist, costumer and chronic declutterer. And clutterer. And declutterer. She is also really good at demolition.