Pittsburgh-based, bestselling fantasy author Cat Bruno creates superhero-like protagonists and complex villains in her mythology-laced series, Pathway of the Chosen. Midwest Book Review praised Ms. Bruno's debut novel, The Girl from the North, as "Exceptional entertainment with deftly created characters and unexpected plot twists."
Cindy Lynn Speer is the author of several fantasy novels, including the Amazon bestselling and award-winning The Chocolatier's Wife, which was recently re-released as a 10th anniversary edition hardcover. By the time BookFest rolls around, it will be joined by the sequel, The Chocolatier's Ghost. When not writing Cindy can [...]
Carrie Anne Noble is the award-winning author of the young adult novels The Mermaid's Sister and The Gold-Son. She lives in the mountains of Pennsylvania with her charming children, tolerant husband, a not-so-bright dog, two mischievous cats, and a flock of green-egg-laying chickens. Her favorite things include books, tea, and [...]
Pam Horter-Moore was born and raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in English and Fine Arts. She is the author of two books: Brief Candles and LoveQuest.
Susan Lower is a thrifty, creative, adventurous gal who loves black raspberry ice cream and chocolate. She's married to an awesome guy who calls her beautiful and has three great kids who call her Mom. When she's not writing, Susan enjoys reading, family adventures, and crafting. To learn more about [...]
Larry Ivkovich’s short stories have been published in over twenty online and print markets. Published novels include urban fantasies The Sixth Precept and Warriors of the Light from IGWG Publishing. A finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, Larry was also the 2010 recipient of the [...]
Frederic S. Durbin grew up in rural Illinois. He graduated summa cum laude from Concordia College, River Forest, where he studied classical languages and mythology. A frequent workshop presenter, he writes stories and novels for adults and children. His latest work was named as a Reading List Honor Book by [...]
Stephanie Keyes is the bestselling author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child [Inkspell Publishing]. Her work was awarded the 2014 Dante Rossetti Young Adult Novel Award for Mythology. She's been a 2015 BTS Magazine Reader's Choice Award nominee. When she’s not writing, she’s a a blogger and teacher at www.thenerdgarden.com with [...]
Having long dreamed of creating a series fit for both reading and viewing, Ms. Bruno's early start as a poet gives her a unique style that centers on vivid descriptions and settings. Her focus has always been on imagining strong, if imperfect, female characters and bringing diversity to the fantasy [...]
Joy Givens lives in Pittsburgh with her fantastic husband, their two remarkable sons, and an impossibly lovable dog. Joy is also the owner and lead tutor of Givens Academic and Preparatory Tutoring, a company serving the greater Pittsburgh area. Joy enjoys most genres of music, cooking for family and friends, and [...]
Larry Ivkovich’s genre work has been published in over twenty online and print magazines. He has been a finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest and was the 2010 recipient of the CZP/Rannu Fund award for fiction.
Former theatre student, restaurant hostess, nurse aide, and newspaper writer Carrie Anne Noble is the author of The Mermaid's Sister, winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in several publications, including Deep Magic E-zine. Her next novel contains leprechauns.
Stephanie Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child [Inkspell Publishing], which includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, The Star Catcher, The Last Protector, and A Faerie Wedding. The Boy In The Trees, part of the Blood In The Shadows anthology, released in [...]
Frederic S. Durbin's latest novel, A Green and Ancient Light, has been released this summer from Simon & Schuster's Saga Press. A native of rural central Illinois, he spent over twenty years as an ESL and writing teacher at Niigata University in Japan. He works as a learning facilitator at [...]
Jeremie recently released his debut novel, The Third of Seven, and dabbles as a ghostwriter in his free time. He has won first place in a few writing contests, and his creative works have appeared in various publications, including an appearance in Earthbound Fiction’s scifi anthology Dark Stars.