Posts in Featured Creatures
Crashlanding by Moira Gillen
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After 5+ years of being a librarian in a small town in Western Maryland, Moira quit to pursue her dream of writing full-time. In addition to being a wife and mother, and writing shorter pieces (mostly dark fiction, horror, and speculative fiction), Moira is also hard at work on revising her first novel-length manuscript, a full-length women's historical speculative fiction ghost story entitled "Edgewood".


You can find out more about her and her writing at moiragillen.com, and there are links to some of her stories currently for sale in anthologies at moiragillen.com/page/links. Additionally, the site has several short "in-progress" or rough-draft stories for casual readers and links to follow her on Twitter @moiragillen for updates on new publications.

Locked Eyes by Moxie LaBouche
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Before she started the Your Brain On Facts podcast as a way to vent the copious factoids from her brain, Moxie LaBouche performed and produced burlesque, specializing in “nerd-lesque,” ie dressing up (then undressing as) beloved fictional characters, everything from Cheetarah to Dracula's assistant Renfield.  It was also her privilege to produce the only George R. R. Martin-approved burlesque tribute tour and even to play for him.  She was a presenter in a local TED talk, talking unsurprisingly about burlesque, and previously earned her living as a goat farmer.

Night Walker by Alysia Ascovani
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A fiction writer and poet who loves horses, music, reading, and writing. Mostly writes, and reads, in the fantasy and gothic genres. No matter what, everyone has stories to tell buried within them. As a writer, those stories are able to come to leap out of one’s mind and touch other people’s lives. To write is to express one’s deepest imaginings through the creation of new worlds. Writing is an escape from reality, one which brings meaning and fulfillment to the writer’s life. As a writer, the ability to share works with others brings joy and wonder to the experience of life. 

unveiledpages.blogspot.com
Twitter: @alysia_ascovani

Promesa by Michael Baez
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Michael Baez lives in Puerto Rico in a tiny apartment with an even tinier desk. He has a bachelor degree in Theology and a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. He strives to bring a Puerto Rican flair to the writing community. At the moment, he is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Puerto Rico.

When it comes to his published works, Michael’s track list includes everything from poetry to academic articles, yet fiction is his dame. He published Promesa in Revista Trasuntos, Breeding Humanity in Rigorous Magazine, Chameleon Session in Corpus Litterarum and in The Hound Magazine, Numbered in Leading Edge Magazine, Ripple in Tonguas Magazine, and Existir in Flores Nuevas Poetry Anthology.

A Wild Thing Shall Never Be Broken by Paul Alex Gray
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Paul Alex Gray enjoys writing linear and interactive fiction starring sentient black holes, wayward sea monsters, curious AIs and more. His work has been published in Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, PodCastle and others. Paul grew up by the beaches of Australia, then traveled the world and now lives in Canada with his wife and two children. On his adventures, Paul has been a startup founder, game designer and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. Chat with him on Twitter @paulalexgray.

www.paulalexgray.com

Ghost by Ditrie Marie Bowie
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Ditrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. Bowie professionally reviews books for IndieReader and teaches English to non-native speakers around the globe. Her debut novel, Fillius Glint, ranked in the top 10% indie books that Kirkus Reviews read in 2017.
A classically trained pianist, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.
She also has a pet dragon. Bearded dragon, that is.

ditriemariebowie.com
patreon.com/ditrie
https://twitter.com/DitrieMarie
https://www.facebook.com/ditriemariebowie/

The Door by Andrea Pusztai
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Andrea Pusztai (1975) got her degree in Philosophy from the University of Szeged, but her true passion is history. Her main focus is the early Middle Ages, the historical interactions between Byzantium and Hungary, but she is also interested in plague epidemics, witch trials and the roles and lives of women and religions through the course of history. She also writes fantasy and when it comes to short stories, she enjoys venturing into sci-fi and more mystical topics.

The Door was translated by Fanni Sütő.

Jane's Cocktail by A Katherine Black
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A. Katherine Black is a writer on some days and an audiologist on others.  She lives in Maryland with her family, their cats and her coffee machines.  Her stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, Farther Stars Than These, and others.  Her thoughts occasionally land at flywithpigs.com.  Find her on twitter @akatherineblack

Beasts and Blood by Kim Letendre
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Never cheat an assassin.

Hailing from Canada, Kim spends most her time either studying, fencing on her school’s varsity team or working, and writes in her spare time, both in French and English, though most of her published work is in French. Her genre of predilection is fantasy, both for writing and for the media she consumes, though she has dabbled in science fiction. She mostly writes short stories though she has hopes of one day finishing the novel she has been working on, which Aurelius originally comes from. She harbours love for anything related to creativity, from music to tattoos, without forgetting 50s fashion.
Links:
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Read more on Amazon

New Horizons by Eddie D Moore
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Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Find more on his blog: https://eddiedmoore.wordpress.com/.

Closer Closer by Eddie D Moore
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 Originally published in Flash Fiction Magazine

Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Find more on his blog.

My First Feast, An Arachnid's Tale by Jeffrey H Toney
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Dr. Toney has published scientific peer-reviewed articles, news media opinion pieces as well as short fiction stories in Sick Lit Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of The Veterans Writing Project, The East Coast Literary Review, Crack The Spine and in 2 Elizabeths. Recently, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his 100 word story, “The Quiet Raspberry Wormhole” in Crack The Spine, published in their recent Anthology. He serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kean University.

Tempest by Mariah Avix
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Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week.

Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real.
She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit that she has the M word (magic), and endless flash fiction.

In the Shadow of Monsters anthology now available free!