A scientist who has spent his working life drafting reports and technical articles, staying within the strictures of the third person and being precise in the use of language. His reading is entirely science based revolving around journal articles and technical books.
Any free time is spent taking photos and reading about photography. He has a number of articles published in photography magazines. As editor of a science journal he spends much time reviewing and copy editing the writing of others. He has not written fiction since high school and Ark was his first foray. He thoroughly enjoyed contributing and says 'it was a blast!'.
I got interested in Steampunk starting in 2009 but I haven’t had a chance to be as active in the scene as I’d like to be. I thought having a blog where I could store all of the resources I find and share it with the growing community of steampunk enthusiasts would be a great way to start. It’s clear that this is a genre and aesthetic that is exploding and I want to be a part of it.
My background is in Anthropology, Art History and Museum Studies, so I see this site as a sort of living digital museum that I get to curate. For the past 3+ years, my husband, tiny dog and I have been living the lives of vagabonds and bouncing between places as far off as Bulgaria and as familiar as MN where I grew up. We’re in Michigan for the moment, but only Fate knows how long that will last…
Christopher Donovan is an aspiring screenwriter, with a degree in Writing for Film and Television from the University of the Arts. Chris is currently working two jobs while simultaneously trying to overcome his massive procrastination problem to create more original works. While Chris is trained and capable of writing short stories, plays, and television scripts, he is most comfortable creating feature length film scripts.
Chris usually frequents the horror genre. While out of his element, Chris sees this opportunity as a way to practice writing outside of his comfort zone and broaden his thematic horizons. He dreams of bringing some of his horror to the big screen and also whishes to one day be able to write a SyFy original film. He can be found on Twitter: @The_Don_17 and on his Tumblr: @professionalhorror, which he uses to release weekly short horror stories and horror movie reviews
Sarah got her start as a writer with fanfiction and her grandfather’s old Windows ’95 desktop computer. After writing all the way through high school, she went to Hollins University for writing and emerged with a BA in History and English with a concentration in creative writing.
It was in early 2015 that Sarah discovered the Collaborative Writing Challenge. She signed up for CWC’s project five, The Map, and loves the challenge of working on a collaborative novel. She is also involved in project six, Esyld's Awakening.
Sarah has worked as a freelance writer, and her articles have been published both online and in-print. She blogs regularly at PaperPenandNoPlan.com.
My name is Scott Clegg, 40 years old from San Antonio TX. Originally from Southern California. I moved here over 10 years ago for a better life, slower pace and wide open spaces. I'm a married father of three with a full time profession as a Radiologic Technologist. I began writing nearly 20 years ago when I penned a full length motion picture screenplay titled Bigfoot. It made the rounds to the Hollywood elites, but nothing ever materialized from it.
I'm currently adapting it to a full length novel, because a good story needs to bed told. It's a little slow going with my schedule, but I'm having a great time doing it. I have my fingers in a few other pies as well, attempting to write a serial story piece about a Super Hero, and also a YA science fiction novel about a time traveling boy. All my work can be found at www.whatsfit2print.wordpress.com. Stop by for a read, follow, leave some feedback and let's bounce ideas off one another. I hope you enjoy.
Liz Butcher resides in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and two cats, Pandora and Zeus. While writing is her passion, her numerous interests include psychology, history, astronomy, the paranormal, mythology, reading, art and music – all which help fuel her imagination. She also loves being out in nature, especially amongst the trees or near the water. Liz has published a number of short stories in anthologies and currently has a multitude of projects in the works including her upcoming novel, ‘Fates Revenge’.
Kevin Boardman was born and raised in northeast Ohio. Since the age of 10, he has loved the idea of writing. While in high school, he created a trilogy of fantasy works that totaled over 150 hand-written pages. He has written several adventures for the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game for his own use, and is currently looking at publishing his own fantasy world for use in the latest edition of the game. He is an avid RPG gamer and organizes the D&D Adventurers’ League in his area. He currently lives in the Chattanooga, TN area with his wife Alicia and his children Alex, Krissy, and Kara.
Johnny Caputo is a pirate, but only part time. He spends the rest of his time teaching, reading comic books, going for the occasional guilt-inspired run, and writing. He received his MFA in creative writing from Chatham University in 2016. His work is forthcoming in The Pea River Journal and the collaborative novel Eslyd’s Awakening. You can read more about him work at johnnycaputo.com or by following him on Twitter @gojohnnycap. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio where is plenty of loot to be plundered and grog to be drunk.
After graduating from William and Mary with a degree in English, Catherine spent seven years in NYC in the editorial departments of Ladies’ Home Journal and Guideposts magazines. Then, armed with a brand-new master’s in counseling, she moved to Pennsylvania where she worked as a therapist and nonprofit program coordinator.
In 2012, she got a second master’s, this time in creative writing. Her master’s thesis was a satirical novel, Animals, Inc., a modern-day version of Animal Farm. When she decided to adapt the novel into a screenplay on a lark, she fell in love with screenwriting and embarked on a new career. She now writes book-to-screen adaptations for an LA-based media company, while working on her own projects. Currently she is finishing up a television series about a psychopath uprising.
Catherine also opened her own escape room business last April, which has been more work that she ever imagined! Although it has been quite a learning experience, she’s looking forward to getting back to writing full time in the near future. She lives outside Chicago with her husband, two dogs, and three cats.
Gisela resides in a suburb of Vienna, Austria, where she earns a living as mediator between misunderstood computers and confused users. As IT specialist, she has been writing programs, manuals and training documents for about two decades now, but writing fiction is a fairly new passion of hers. Although fictional people and stories have been roaming her mind all her life, committing them to the page had not occurred to her until she came across a free online course for creative writing. Armed with the basics and helpful feedback from her peers, she delved ever deeper into the joys and challenges of the craft and soon realized that she was hooked for life.
Apart from writing, Gisela enjoys quiet evenings with her husband, with whom she shares a love for everything geeky. She also collects toy crocodiles and elks without rhyme or reason, tries to learn as many languages as her brain can process and is notoriously curious about natural, formal and social sciences, which often play a major role in her stories. In addition to a few short stories, she's currently working on a sci-fi novel and when the mood strikes her, she also writes awful poetry. Esyld's Awakening is her first CWC project, but when another project comes up, she won’t hesitate to sign on again.