Travis Heermann — Freelance writer, poet, screenwriter, podcaster, English instructor, poker player, biker, roustabout. He is the author of two published novels, Heart of the Ronin and The Ivory Star, plus the upcoming Rogues of the Black Fury, a metric ton of role-playing game work, and he has sold short fiction pieces to anthologies and magazines, such as Cemetery Dance, Historical Lovecraft, Library of Horror Press, Pulp Empire, and others. He taught English in Japan for three years, where he stood out like a space alien with his head on fire, but he now lives in much larger world than before. He has three long-cherished dreams: a NYT best-seller, a produced screenplay, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.
Danielle McCarville — Danielle McCarville is currently living in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband patiently awaiting the arrival of their first child. When she isn’t putting together baby furniture, playing Catan with her husband or reading The Hobbit out loud for her son she is working at the University of Kansas in the Environmental Studies Program. During the season, Danielle judges at forensics tournaments (no, not like CSI) in Nebraska. She performed competitively for several years and is thrilled to judge and give back to the program.
Mary Rodgers — Mary Rodgers was born in South Carolina and has a deep affection for the culture and the people who live there. Currently she shares an NYC apartment with Sophie, the world’s cutest English Bulldog. A career performer, Mary was the keyboardist and lead vocalist in an all-female rock band for a number of years, and has acted in plays and musicals across the country. Her first screenplay, Common Ground, won a finalist slot in the 2008 Moondance International Film Festival competition. Mary is a proud 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop. Her YA science fiction novel, New Eden, is currently under submission.