Authors appear in the same order as in the circuit, starting with my blog (Sarah Zama). Refear to this list if you find any difficulty navigating the circui.
PLEASE NOTE: Denitta Ward has had to drop out of the hunt due to an emergency. Her book is still included in the package, but if you run up against a block, please move on to author Beem Weeks. The numbers will still add up in the end as Shari will be adjusting her blog as soon as she can.
Born and raised in Verona (Italy), I’ve always loved to surround myself with books, so it may be a sort of karma that I ended up being a bookseller and an indie author. A fantasy reader since a kid, a Tolkien nerd almost as long, I’ve always being fascinated with history and old black-and-white mystery films, which may or may not have had a way in my involvement in the dieselpunk community. “Ghosts Through the Cracks” is my fist publish novella. I’m currently working at more historical fantasy stories set in the 1920s.
Rumer Haven is probably the most social recluse you could ever meet. When she’s not babbling her fool head off among friends and family, she’s pacified with a good story that she’s reading, writing, or revising–or binge-watching Buffy. Hailing from Chicago, she presently lives in London with her husband and probably a ghost or two. Rumer has always had a penchant for the past and paranormal, which inspires her writing to explore dimensions of time, love, and the soul. Her award-winning work includes Coattails and Cocktails (First Prize Winner, 2018 Red City Review Book Awards) and What the Clocks Know (First Place Winner in General Fiction, 2017 Red City Review Book Awards).
Lillian Csernica’s fiction has appeared in Weird Tales, Fantastic Stories, and Killing it Softly Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Her story The Katana Matrix is forthcoming in Citadels of Darkover. LillianShe takes particular pleasure in writing historical fiction. Fans of steampunk will enjoy her Kyoto Steampunk short stories appearing in Twelve Hours Later, Thirty Days Later, and Some Time Later available from Thinking Ink Press. Lillian’s nonfiction how-to titles include The Writer’s Spellbook and The Fright Factory. History is her passion, jewelry making her hobby, and glass blowing the next item on her Bucket List. Born in San Diego, Lillian is a genuine California native. She currently resides in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband, two sons, and three cats.
Grace E. Robinson
Grace E. Robinson – Lover of stories – real and imaginary. Lover of words in any language. Lover of travel and the music of the world. Born and raised in Virginia, studied English and creative writing at Hollins University. Currently living in Idaho with a cat and a lot of books.
Born in England in 1962, Richard grew up in a small market town in rural Herefordshire before joining the Royal Navy. After 22 years in the submarine service and having travelled extensively, Richard now lives and writes in rural Worcestershire.
Richard’s stories reflect his life-long fascination with the dark underbelly of American culture; be it tales of the Wild West, or the simmering menace of the Deep South, or the poetry of Charles Bukowski, or the writing of Langston Hughes or Andrew Vachss, or the music of Charley Patton, Son House, Johnny Cash, or Tom Waits.
A self-confessed Delta Blues music anorak, Richard embarked on a road trip from Memphis to New Orleans, where a bizarre encounter in Clarksdale, Mississippi inspired him to write his début novel, Fat Man Blues.
Sherilyn Decter is a writer, researcher, and lover of historical fiction. She is enthralled with the flashing flappers and dangerous bootleggers from the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition. Through meticulous research, that lawless era is brought to life. Living in a century old house, maybe the creaking pipes whisper stories in her ear.
Beem Weeks here. I’m an indie author, blogger, blog talk radio host, Social Media Director for Fresh Ink Group, and reviews coordinator for Rave Reviews Book Club. I have written many short stories, essays, poems, and the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel Jazz Baby. I have also released Slivers of Life: A Collection of Short Stories and Strange Hwy: Short Stories. I live to create with the written word.
Jennifer Lamont Leo
Award-winning author Jennifer Lamont Leo captures readers’ hearts through stories set in times gone by. She’s the author of You’re the Cream in My Coffee (winner of an ACFW Carol Award) and Ain’t Misbehavin’, both set in Roaring Twenties Chicago. In addition to historical fiction, she writes magazine articles on history-related topics and hosts a weekly podcast, “A Sparkling Vintage Life.” She is also a copywriter, editor, and playwright. The Chicago-area native now writes from her mountain home in northern Idaho, which she shares with her husband, two cats, and abundant wildlife.
Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger is an American author living in western Austria. She started out writing travel narratives (a la Bill Bryon, Paul Theroux and Jan Morris) before tackling her family’s WW2 story. Since then, she’s focused on historical fiction, mixing her love of history, travelling and storytelling. In 2000, she drove over the Reschen Pass on her way to Italy and discovered the Reschen Lake reservoir. Find out what lies beneath in her gripping Reschen Valley saga.
Award-winning author J.L. Oakley writes historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WW II with characters standing up for something in their own time and place. Her writing has been recognized with a 2013 Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award, the Chanticleer Grand Prize for Tree Soldier and Goethe Grand Prize for The Jøssing Affair, the 2018 Will Rogers Silver Medallion and two WILLA Silver Awards. Timber Rose is the 2015 WILLA Award finalist. When not writing, she demonstrates 19th century folkways, gardens and weaves.
Meredith Allison is a writer (and reader) of many kinds of fiction, but in particular historical crime and dark thrillers. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, she graduated from UNL and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. When she emerges from her writing cave, she can be found romping with her two Pomeranians, serving her overlord cat, hanging with her husband, playing video games, working out, or simply huddled in a dark corner somewhere with just enough light to read a favorite book. Other interests include baking, cooking, and blogging about new restaurants.