Rafael Hohmann – Born in Brazil inside the dungeon of a castle and moving to the United States at the age of six, Rafael Hohmann spent his young years reading, exploring abandoned mines, and drawing strategy maps to survive the oncoming zombie apocalypse. You can often find him gorging on sushi and trying to convince his wife to let him buy a dog. He is the author of the action-packed and best-selling Sunrider Saga and numerous short stories. Be careful, his style is fast paced and nearly impossible to put down.
A well respected panelist at a number of writing conferences, Rafael was chosen to teach David Farland’s English 318R class after Dave passed away in January of 2022.
His website: https://www.rafaelhohmann.com/
L. R. Bergquist – Phenomenal writer of the beautifully written The Black Vale and The Valley of Bones (Shadows of Cro series). Winner of the LTUE Symposium short story contest and a no-nonsense, almost brutal, Dungeon Master.
Her website: https://lrbergquist.com/
J. Arden Scott – Aspiring author hoping to publish his first book, Once Lost, in 2022. With five books in the series and counting, he knows the phrase “slow but steady” by heart. He is also strange and a ketchup connoisseur. C’est la vie!
Thomas Fawkes – Fantasy writer of the epic, space, and science varieties. A total nutcase about grammar, physics, philosophy, rationality, logical fallacies and biases, and history. He combines his knowledge in these disciplines to create unique worlds and stories. Also works as an experience architect, mapping out the emotions of users through an experience. If you see a man with a fine-trimmed beard and luscious locks, it just might be him!
His website: http://www.thomasfawkes.com
Samantha Marchand – Born under a wolf moon in the Rocky Mountains, Samantha Marchand now lives on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Sami has a fondness for fantasy, magic, animals, and monsters that she expresses in her written worlds. She also creates visual spectacles of these passions under the name Dancing Fox. When she’s not writing or drawing, she enjoys eating candy, watching TV with her husband, exploring nature, trying to be a responsible adult, and playing with her dog.
Samantha published her first book Picking in May 2022.
Atelo Quill – An author whose ethereal literary creations originate from lucid dreaming. They are a competitor (if there was a competition for this) for the most voracious reader on this and other planets. With incredible insights and a keen eye for editing, the sky’s the limit for this talented writer. Along with writing, they are a concept artist for an animated series currently in development.