Creator Spotlights

Discover some of the brilliant minds and creative artists behind our stories. Dive into motivations, artistic processes, and sources of inspiration that fuel our talented writers and animators.
Jacqueline Freimor
Writer

In 1995, Jacqueline Freimor won first prize in the Unpublished Writers category of the MWA's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition, which included publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Since then, her stories have appeared in both print and online magazines and have been reprinted in The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 and The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2022. Her novella "The Case of the Bogus Cinderellas," which won the 2022 Black Orchid Novella Award, was published in the July/August 2023 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and her story "Foreword," originally published in Vautrin, currently appears in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023.

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Rich Larson
Writer

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has lived in Spain and Czech Republic, and currently writes from Montreal, Canada. He is the author of the novels Ymir and Annex, as well as the collection Tomorrow Factory. His fiction has been translated into over a dozen languages, including Polish, Italian, Romanian, and Japanese, and adapted into an Emmy-winning episode of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Find free reads and support his work at patreon.com/richlarson.

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Michael Winn
Animator

Michael Winn is an accomplished independent animator, storyboard and visual development artist specializing in hand drawn animation. He is a graduate of The College for Creative Studies, located in Detroit, Michigan, where he received a BFA in Digital Media Animation and was awarded the Imre J. Molnar Artistic Achievement Award, Michael has been a presence in the entertainment and design community with a variety of projects under his belt ranging from commercial animation and pitch development to various roles in feature film work. These have included projects attached to companies such as Nissan, Warner Brothers, Sony, and more through various agencies and production houses. Michael is currently a faculty member in the animation program of The College for Creative Studies and is also developing an original action fantasy property titled ARMSmasters in both comic book and animated form

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Josh Ryba
Animator

Josh Ryba is a writer, director and animator from South Africa currently a freelancer based in Bali. Josh graduated with an honors degree in Fine Arts from the university of the Witwatersrand. He has worked as a professional story development artist for the last 10 years working on projects such as Ridleys Scott's, 'Raised by Wolves' Netflix's adaptation of Elichiro Oda's Manga, 'One Piece'. When Josh is not at his computer, writing or drawing on his wacom, you will probably find him in the gym or on a long hike, exploring the jungle to discover hidden waterfalls.

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Brian Evenson
Writer

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen and a half books of fiction, most recently the Weird West microcollection Black Bark (2023). His collection Song for the Unraveling of the World (2019) won the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times’ Ray Bradbury Prize. He has also won the American Library Association’s RUSA PrizeAward and the International Horror Guild Award, and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes, an NEA fellowship, and a Guggenheim Award. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.

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Alaya Johnson
Writer

Alaya Dawn Johnson is an award-winning short story writer and the author of eight novels for adults and young adults. Her YA science fiction novel, The Library of Broken Worlds, was just released by Scholastic. Her most recent novel for adults, Trouble the Saints, won the 2021 World Fantasy Award for best novel. Her debut short story collection, Reconstruction, was an Ignyte Award and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist. Her debut YA novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and the follow-up Love Is the Drug was awarded the Andre Norton Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, most notably the title story in The Memory Librarian, in collaboration with Janelle Monáe. She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Henrik Veres
Animator

My name is Henrik Veres, a 6th generation circus performer, I have been performing with my juggling number since age 14. I love art in every form and I'm passionate by learning new things, since my early teenage years in my free time I learned drawing, music (playing guitar, piano and composing), digital art and animation.

 

Since 2020 I jumped into the world of 3D animation and tried to master it as much as I could in the past few years. After a year of learning 3D, I started publishing more and more of my work online and slowly I started getting a few commissions from smaller-bigger clients, which was encouraging me a lot to keep developing my skills!

I'm from Hungary originally, in 2021 I moved in with my girlfriend to Montreal, Canada. In 2022 I applied and got inCollege ESMA enrolling on their course of 3D animation and Vfx, but after one semester I had to cut my studies short, because I joined Cirque du Soleil on their European and Australian tour.

 

But this didn't discourage me to keep learning and evolving my skills in 3D animation, in my free time I managed to finish my first animated few minutes short film :"Isn't Life Beautiful". For me it was a big stepping stone, realizing that one day I might be able to create a full length animated film!

 

In 2023 Storiaverse has discovered one of my artworks through my Artstation portfolio, I got very excited when they offered me to animate one of their stories, the "VibrantFuneral", the genre, style and mood of the story was so close to my heart, I'm very happy that they found me and reached out in this vast ocean of online world, I hope that with these stories we can inspire a lot of young people and make them fall in love with reading and watching awesome stories!

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Ziad Magdy
Animator

Based in: Cairo, Egypt, Age: 24 Graduated from the faculty of applied arts in Helwan university (digital advertising  major) loves road trips, fitness, Video games, reading and traveling.

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Zebib K Abraham
Writer

Z. K. Abraham (she/her) is a writer and psychiatrist. She completed a Master’s in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Edinburgh. Her work has been published in FANTASY Magazine, The Rumpus, Podcastle, Necessary Fiction, The Chestnut Review, and more. She is a full member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association and is completing the Tim House Online Winter Workshop in winter 2024.

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Warren Benedetto
Writer

Warren Benedetto writes dark fiction about horrible people, horrible places, and horrible things. He is an award-winning author who has published over 200 stories, appearing in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and The Dread Machine; on podcasts such as The NoSleep Podcast, Tales to Terrify, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights; and in anthologies from Apex Magazine, Tenebrous Press, Scare Street, and many more. He also works in the video game industry, where he holds 35+ patents for various types of gaming technology.

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Steven Cordin
Writer

Steven James Cordin is a native of the Chicago South Suburbs. Steven works in the financial crimes prevention industry, which is why he became interested in writing crime fiction. In addition to his writing, Steve enjoys weightlifting and working on business projects with his brother. His crime and horror fiction can be found in several anthologies, Shotgun Honey, and The Yard, Crime Blog. He currently lives near Joliet, IL.

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Viplov Singh
Animator

My personal art is inspired by Theology, History, and Philosophy. Stories of such themes have guided humanity through tiring times, given principles and guidance to live our lives more meaningfully. As Time is Love, I spend my life in persuasion to manifest beauty, grace, and meaning in our world.

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Mounish (Matthew) Mohan
Animator

3D Generalist specializing in 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, fur and hair grooming and teaching aspiring digital artists.

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Stacy Woodson
Writer

Stacy Woodson is a multi-award-winning crime fiction writer and a US Army veteran. Memories of her time in the military are often a source of inspiration for her stories. She made her crime fiction debut in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Department of First Stories and won the 2018 Readers Award. It was the second time in the award's 34-year history that a debut story took first place.

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Simon Mulligan
Animator

I'm Simon Mulligan, a UK-based Illustrator, Animator, and Director. I've been passionate about art since childhood, evolving from street art to formal art and music education. It was in the world of comic books that I decided to fully commit to honing my craft. This dedication eventually led me into the music industry, where I've spent years crafting music videos, iconic cover artworks for singles and albums, and a wide range of animated content for music releases, promotions, and beyond. My skill set spans both 2D and 3D work, encompassing live video production and animations that breathe life into stories. I've had the privilege of collaborating with renowned artists and top-tier companies, including Seether, UFC, Trippie Redd, and many others.

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Shahab Serwaty
Animator

Shahab Serwaty is a visual artist specializing in story art and 2D animation. During his career, he has worked on various projects, ranging from animated TV series, music videos, short and feature films to board games, and graphic novels.

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Quinn Gaughan
Animator

Quinn Gaughan is a professional 2D animator from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania known for his comedic animated parodies and shorts.  He works alongside friend and colleague Tyler Kratz to create dark comedy animations under the TKQ brand.

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Ap Thayer
Writer

A.P. Thayer is a queer, Mexican-American author based out of Los Angeles who writes cross-genre speculative fiction. He has been published in Dark Matter Magazine, Space Fantasy Magazine, Uncharted Magazine, and several other publications and anthologies. He is a full member of SFWA and HWA and is represented by Helen Lane at the Booker Albert Literary Agency.

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Maxim Loskutoff
Writer

Maxim Loskutoff is the award-winning author of RUTHIE FEAR and COME WEST AND SEE. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and GQ. Other honors include the High Plains Book Award, Nelson Algren Award, and Montana Innovation Award. A Yaddo and MacDowell fellow, he lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana where he was raised. His next novel OLD KING will be published by W.W. Norton in 2024.

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Michael Bracken
Writer

Michael Bracken (www.CrimeFictionWriter.com) is the Edgar Award and Shamus Award nominated, Derringer-winning author of more than 1,200 short stories, including crime fiction published in The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best Mystery Stories of the Year, and many other publications. Additionally, Bracken is the editor of Black Cat Mystery Magazine and several anthologies, including the Anthony Award-nominated The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods. He lives, writes, and edits in Texas.

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Lyndsay Ely
Writer

Lyndsay Ely (pronounced “eel-y”, as in those eels are looking very eel-y today) is the author of GUNSLINGER GIRL (her debut novel) and DEADLOCK REBELS: An Overwatch Novel, as well as a contributor in the upcoming OVERWATCH: HEROES ASCENDANT. Lyndsay spent her teenage years wanting to be a comic book artist but as it turned out, she couldn’t draw very well, so she began writing instead. She is a geek, a foodie, former publishing minion, and has never met an antique shop or flea market she didn’t like. Boston is the place she currently calls home, though she wouldn’t mind giving Paris a try someday.

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Lucy Joyce
Writer

I’m an Australian living in British Columbia, Canada. I’m a freelance writer; I write literary analysis for study guides, as well as short stories and poems. I’m also a High School English and History teacher! When I’m not writing or teaching, I can be found walking/bike riding/skiing with my dog, Johnny Cash.

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Lindz McLeod
Writer

Lindz McLeod is a queer, working-class, Scottish writer and editor who dabbles in the surreal. Her short prose has been published by Apex, Catapult, Pseudopod, The Razor, and many more. Her longer work includes the novelette LOVE, HAPPINESS, AND ALL THE THINGS YOU MAY NOT BE DESTINED FOR (Assemble, 2022), her short story collection TURDUCKEN (Spaceboy, 2023), as well as her novels BEAST (Hear Us Scream, 2023), SUNBATHERS (Hedone Books, 2024), and A FLORAL ARRANGEMENT (Harlequin, 2024). She is a full member of the SFWA, the club president of the Edinburgh Writers' Club, and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing.

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Larry Hodges
Writer

Larry Hodges, from Germantown, MD, is an active member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) with over 190 short story sales, five short story collections, and four novels. He's a member of Codexwriters, and a graduate of the Odyssey and the Taos Toolbox Writers Workshops. Including non-fiction, he has an even 20 books and over 2100 published articles in over 180 different publications. He's also a member of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame, and claims to be the best table tennis player in Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, and the best science fiction writer in USA Table Tennis!!! Visit him at www.larryhodges.com.

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Josh Pachter
Writer

JOSH PACHTER was the 2020 recipient of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement. His stories have been appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and many other places for more than fifty years, and he is the author of Dutch Threat (a whodunnit set in Amsterdam) and First Week Free at the Roomy Toilet (a chapter-book mystery for younger readers).

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Dirk I. Tiede
Animator

Dirk I. Tiede (pronounced TEE-dee) is graphic novelist turned animator. He specializes in visual storytelling and is well-versed in comics, illustration, and animation.


He holds a BFA in commercial art from Millikin University, and cut his teeth as a multimedia artist and web designer in Chicago, where he created websites and interactive games for clients such as the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium.


Best known for his comic Paradigm Shift, which began as an online comic in 1999, and has gone on to self-publish 5 graphic novels and an art book for the series. Dirk was also a founding contributor to premium comics portal Modern Tales—where celebrated cartoonists such as Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Raina Telgemaier (Smile) got their start as well. His artwork has been showcased in the books Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning and Webcomics, appeared the documentary Adventures In Digital Comics, and was featured in Season 3 of NBC’s Heroes.


Dirk works as a professional artist, animator, and teacher in the Boston area, and his most recent short film, Paradigm Shift—Restless Sleep, can be seen at www.paradigmshiftmanga.com.

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John M. Floyd
Writer

John M. Floyd is the author of more than a thousand short stories in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Strand Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Best American Mystery Stories (2015, 2018, 2020), and Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, John is an Edgar Award finalist, a Shamus Award winner, a five-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the author of seven collections of short mystery fiction. He is also the 2018 recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for lifetime achievement. 

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Desmond Bouey
Animator

Desmond Bouey is a professional Animator who provides creative solutions for a variety of clients. He specializes in hand-drawn and cut-out animation, and he’s worked on broadcast productions such as Star Trek: Lower Decks, Metalocalypse (HBO 2023), and Duck & Goose (Apple TV).

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Davey Slootjes
Animator

My name is Davey Slootjes and I'm an animator with experience in Belgian and Dutch Animation studios. I graduated from LUCA School of Arts in Genk with a Bachelor's degree in Animation and in the past I've also worked as a Graphic Designer for corporate identities.

My mian bread and butter is hand-drawn animation, though I'm always looking to expand my horizons and have been implementing rigged and 3D animation in my workflow as well.

When I'm not drawing for work, I'm probably drawing anyways. Animation and illustration truly is something I enjoy to the fullest so most of my time is spent behind a tablet or sketchbook.

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Cameron Suey
Writer

Cameron Suey's fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies as well as on the Pseudopod Podcast. He is currently a narrative director for video games, having worked on “Rise of the Tomb Raider” for which his writing team won the WGA Award for “Videogame Writing” (Don’t blame him, that’s how the WGA spelled it). He recently launched the found footage podcast, Observable Radio. He lives in California with his wife, two children, and cat.

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Alex Kingsley
Writer

Alex Kingsley is a writer, comedian, and game designer. They are a cofounder of the new media company Strong Branch Productions, and the creator of sci-fi comedy podcast The Stench of Adventure. They are the author of The Strange Garden and Other Weird Tales, and their fiction has appeared in Radon Journal, Translunar Travelers Lounge, The Storage Papers, and more.

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Alexis Cooper
Animator

Born and raised in Brooklyn, but now proudly calling Atlanta home, Alexis is a passionate 2D animator with a keen eye for storytelling. Her artistic journey began at a young age where she spent her childhood finding their unique style through 2D animated shows like Bleach and Naruto. Then studied at SVA in New York City, where they honed her craft and further developed a unique style that combines captivating narratives with visually stunning animation.

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Jacqueline Freimor
Writer

In 1995, Jacqueline Freimor won first prize in the Unpublished Writers category of the MWA's 50th Anniversary Short Story Competition, which included publication in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Since then, her stories have appeared in both print and online magazines and have been reprinted in The Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021 and The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2022. Her novella "The Case of the Bogus Cinderellas," which won the 2022 Black Orchid Novella Award, was published in the July/August 2023 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and her story "Foreword," originally published in Vautrin, currently appears in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023.

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Rich Larson
Writer

Rich Larson was born in Galmi, Niger, has lived in Spain and Czech Republic, and currently writes from Montreal, Canada. He is the author of the novels Ymir and Annex, as well as the collection Tomorrow Factory. His fiction has been translated into over a dozen languages, including Polish, Italian, Romanian, and Japanese, and adapted into an Emmy-winning episode of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Find free reads and support his work at patreon.com/richlarson.

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Brian Evenson
Writer

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen and a half books of fiction, most recently the Weird West microcollection Black Bark (2023). His collection Song for the Unraveling of the World (2019) won the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times’ Ray Bradbury Prize. He has also won the American Library Association’s RUSA PrizeAward and the International Horror Guild Award, and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes, an NEA fellowship, and a Guggenheim Award. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at CalArts.

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Alaya Johnson
Writer

Alaya Dawn Johnson is an award-winning short story writer and the author of eight novels for adults and young adults. Her YA science fiction novel, The Library of Broken Worlds, was just released by Scholastic. Her most recent novel for adults, Trouble the Saints, won the 2021 World Fantasy Award for best novel. Her debut short story collection, Reconstruction, was an Ignyte Award and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist. Her debut YA novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and the follow-up Love Is the Drug was awarded the Andre Norton Nebula Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, most notably the title story in The Memory Librarian, in collaboration with Janelle Monáe. She lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Zebib K Abraham
Writer

Z. K. Abraham (she/her) is a writer and psychiatrist. She completed a Master’s in Creative Writing with distinction from the University of Edinburgh. Her work has been published in FANTASY Magazine, The Rumpus, Podcastle, Necessary Fiction, The Chestnut Review, and more. She is a full member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association and is completing the Tim House Online Winter Workshop in winter 2024.

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Warren Benedetto
Writer

Warren Benedetto writes dark fiction about horrible people, horrible places, and horrible things. He is an award-winning author who has published over 200 stories, appearing in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and The Dread Machine; on podcasts such as The NoSleep Podcast, Tales to Terrify, and Chilling Tales For Dark Nights; and in anthologies from Apex Magazine, Tenebrous Press, Scare Street, and many more. He also works in the video game industry, where he holds 35+ patents for various types of gaming technology.

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Steven Cordin
Writer

Steven James Cordin is a native of the Chicago South Suburbs. Steven works in the financial crimes prevention industry, which is why he became interested in writing crime fiction. In addition to his writing, Steve enjoys weightlifting and working on business projects with his brother. His crime and horror fiction can be found in several anthologies, Shotgun Honey, and The Yard, Crime Blog. He currently lives near Joliet, IL.

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Stacy Woodson
Writer

Stacy Woodson is a multi-award-winning crime fiction writer and a US Army veteran. Memories of her time in the military are often a source of inspiration for her stories. She made her crime fiction debut in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine's Department of First Stories and won the 2018 Readers Award. It was the second time in the award's 34-year history that a debut story took first place.

Read More
Ap Thayer
Writer

A.P. Thayer is a queer, Mexican-American author based out of Los Angeles who writes cross-genre speculative fiction. He has been published in Dark Matter Magazine, Space Fantasy Magazine, Uncharted Magazine, and several other publications and anthologies. He is a full member of SFWA and HWA and is represented by Helen Lane at the Booker Albert Literary Agency.

Read More
Maxim Loskutoff
Writer

Maxim Loskutoff is the award-winning author of RUTHIE FEAR and COME WEST AND SEE. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, and GQ. Other honors include the High Plains Book Award, Nelson Algren Award, and Montana Innovation Award. A Yaddo and MacDowell fellow, he lives in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana where he was raised. His next novel OLD KING will be published by W.W. Norton in 2024.

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Michael Bracken
Writer

Michael Bracken (www.CrimeFictionWriter.com) is the Edgar Award and Shamus Award nominated, Derringer-winning author of more than 1,200 short stories, including crime fiction published in The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best Mystery Stories of the Year, and many other publications. Additionally, Bracken is the editor of Black Cat Mystery Magazine and several anthologies, including the Anthony Award-nominated The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods. He lives, writes, and edits in Texas.

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Lyndsay Ely
Writer

Lyndsay Ely (pronounced “eel-y”, as in those eels are looking very eel-y today) is the author of GUNSLINGER GIRL (her debut novel) and DEADLOCK REBELS: An Overwatch Novel, as well as a contributor in the upcoming OVERWATCH: HEROES ASCENDANT. Lyndsay spent her teenage years wanting to be a comic book artist but as it turned out, she couldn’t draw very well, so she began writing instead. She is a geek, a foodie, former publishing minion, and has never met an antique shop or flea market she didn’t like. Boston is the place she currently calls home, though she wouldn’t mind giving Paris a try someday.

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Lucy Joyce
Writer

I’m an Australian living in British Columbia, Canada. I’m a freelance writer; I write literary analysis for study guides, as well as short stories and poems. I’m also a High School English and History teacher! When I’m not writing or teaching, I can be found walking/bike riding/skiing with my dog, Johnny Cash.

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Lindz McLeod
Writer

Lindz McLeod is a queer, working-class, Scottish writer and editor who dabbles in the surreal. Her short prose has been published by Apex, Catapult, Pseudopod, The Razor, and many more. Her longer work includes the novelette LOVE, HAPPINESS, AND ALL THE THINGS YOU MAY NOT BE DESTINED FOR (Assemble, 2022), her short story collection TURDUCKEN (Spaceboy, 2023), as well as her novels BEAST (Hear Us Scream, 2023), SUNBATHERS (Hedone Books, 2024), and A FLORAL ARRANGEMENT (Harlequin, 2024). She is a full member of the SFWA, the club president of the Edinburgh Writers' Club, and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing.

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Larry Hodges
Writer

Larry Hodges, from Germantown, MD, is an active member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) with over 190 short story sales, five short story collections, and four novels. He's a member of Codexwriters, and a graduate of the Odyssey and the Taos Toolbox Writers Workshops. Including non-fiction, he has an even 20 books and over 2100 published articles in over 180 different publications. He's also a member of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame, and claims to be the best table tennis player in Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, and the best science fiction writer in USA Table Tennis!!! Visit him at www.larryhodges.com.

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Josh Pachter
Writer

JOSH PACHTER was the 2020 recipient of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement. His stories have been appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and many other places for more than fifty years, and he is the author of Dutch Threat (a whodunnit set in Amsterdam) and First Week Free at the Roomy Toilet (a chapter-book mystery for younger readers).

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John M. Floyd
Writer

John M. Floyd is the author of more than a thousand short stories in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Strand Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Best American Mystery Stories (2015, 2018, 2020), and Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021. A former Air Force captain and IBM systems engineer, John is an Edgar Award finalist, a Shamus Award winner, a five-time Derringer Award winner, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the author of seven collections of short mystery fiction. He is also the 2018 recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for lifetime achievement. 

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Cameron Suey
Writer

Cameron Suey's fiction has appeared in a variety of anthologies as well as on the Pseudopod Podcast. He is currently a narrative director for video games, having worked on “Rise of the Tomb Raider” for which his writing team won the WGA Award for “Videogame Writing” (Don’t blame him, that’s how the WGA spelled it). He recently launched the found footage podcast, Observable Radio. He lives in California with his wife, two children, and cat.

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Alex Kingsley
Writer

Alex Kingsley is a writer, comedian, and game designer. They are a cofounder of the new media company Strong Branch Productions, and the creator of sci-fi comedy podcast The Stench of Adventure. They are the author of The Strange Garden and Other Weird Tales, and their fiction has appeared in Radon Journal, Translunar Travelers Lounge, The Storage Papers, and more.

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Michael Winn
Animator

Michael Winn is an accomplished independent animator, storyboard and visual development artist specializing in hand drawn animation. He is a graduate of The College for Creative Studies, located in Detroit, Michigan, where he received a BFA in Digital Media Animation and was awarded the Imre J. Molnar Artistic Achievement Award, Michael has been a presence in the entertainment and design community with a variety of projects under his belt ranging from commercial animation and pitch development to various roles in feature film work. These have included projects attached to companies such as Nissan, Warner Brothers, Sony, and more through various agencies and production houses. Michael is currently a faculty member in the animation program of The College for Creative Studies and is also developing an original action fantasy property titled ARMSmasters in both comic book and animated form

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Josh Ryba
Animator

Josh Ryba is a writer, director and animator from South Africa currently a freelancer based in Bali. Josh graduated with an honors degree in Fine Arts from the university of the Witwatersrand. He has worked as a professional story development artist for the last 10 years working on projects such as Ridleys Scott's, 'Raised by Wolves' Netflix's adaptation of Elichiro Oda's Manga, 'One Piece'. When Josh is not at his computer, writing or drawing on his wacom, you will probably find him in the gym or on a long hike, exploring the jungle to discover hidden waterfalls.

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Henrik Veres
Animator

My name is Henrik Veres, a 6th generation circus performer, I have been performing with my juggling number since age 14. I love art in every form and I'm passionate by learning new things, since my early teenage years in my free time I learned drawing, music (playing guitar, piano and composing), digital art and animation.

 

Since 2020 I jumped into the world of 3D animation and tried to master it as much as I could in the past few years. After a year of learning 3D, I started publishing more and more of my work online and slowly I started getting a few commissions from smaller-bigger clients, which was encouraging me a lot to keep developing my skills!

I'm from Hungary originally, in 2021 I moved in with my girlfriend to Montreal, Canada. In 2022 I applied and got inCollege ESMA enrolling on their course of 3D animation and Vfx, but after one semester I had to cut my studies short, because I joined Cirque du Soleil on their European and Australian tour.

 

But this didn't discourage me to keep learning and evolving my skills in 3D animation, in my free time I managed to finish my first animated few minutes short film :"Isn't Life Beautiful". For me it was a big stepping stone, realizing that one day I might be able to create a full length animated film!

 

In 2023 Storiaverse has discovered one of my artworks through my Artstation portfolio, I got very excited when they offered me to animate one of their stories, the "VibrantFuneral", the genre, style and mood of the story was so close to my heart, I'm very happy that they found me and reached out in this vast ocean of online world, I hope that with these stories we can inspire a lot of young people and make them fall in love with reading and watching awesome stories!

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Ziad Magdy
Animator

Based in: Cairo, Egypt, Age: 24 Graduated from the faculty of applied arts in Helwan university (digital advertising  major) loves road trips, fitness, Video games, reading and traveling.

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Viplov Singh
Animator

My personal art is inspired by Theology, History, and Philosophy. Stories of such themes have guided humanity through tiring times, given principles and guidance to live our lives more meaningfully. As Time is Love, I spend my life in persuasion to manifest beauty, grace, and meaning in our world.

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Mounish (Matthew) Mohan
Animator

3D Generalist specializing in 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, fur and hair grooming and teaching aspiring digital artists.

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Simon Mulligan
Animator

I'm Simon Mulligan, a UK-based Illustrator, Animator, and Director. I've been passionate about art since childhood, evolving from street art to formal art and music education. It was in the world of comic books that I decided to fully commit to honing my craft. This dedication eventually led me into the music industry, where I've spent years crafting music videos, iconic cover artworks for singles and albums, and a wide range of animated content for music releases, promotions, and beyond. My skill set spans both 2D and 3D work, encompassing live video production and animations that breathe life into stories. I've had the privilege of collaborating with renowned artists and top-tier companies, including Seether, UFC, Trippie Redd, and many others.

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Shahab Serwaty
Animator

Shahab Serwaty is a visual artist specializing in story art and 2D animation. During his career, he has worked on various projects, ranging from animated TV series, music videos, short and feature films to board games, and graphic novels.

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Quinn Gaughan
Animator

Quinn Gaughan is a professional 2D animator from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania known for his comedic animated parodies and shorts.  He works alongside friend and colleague Tyler Kratz to create dark comedy animations under the TKQ brand.

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Dirk I. Tiede
Animator

Dirk I. Tiede (pronounced TEE-dee) is graphic novelist turned animator. He specializes in visual storytelling and is well-versed in comics, illustration, and animation.


He holds a BFA in commercial art from Millikin University, and cut his teeth as a multimedia artist and web designer in Chicago, where he created websites and interactive games for clients such as the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium.


Best known for his comic Paradigm Shift, which began as an online comic in 1999, and has gone on to self-publish 5 graphic novels and an art book for the series. Dirk was also a founding contributor to premium comics portal Modern Tales—where celebrated cartoonists such as Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Raina Telgemaier (Smile) got their start as well. His artwork has been showcased in the books Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning and Webcomics, appeared the documentary Adventures In Digital Comics, and was featured in Season 3 of NBC’s Heroes.


Dirk works as a professional artist, animator, and teacher in the Boston area, and his most recent short film, Paradigm Shift—Restless Sleep, can be seen at www.paradigmshiftmanga.com.

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Desmond Bouey
Animator

Desmond Bouey is a professional Animator who provides creative solutions for a variety of clients. He specializes in hand-drawn and cut-out animation, and he’s worked on broadcast productions such as Star Trek: Lower Decks, Metalocalypse (HBO 2023), and Duck & Goose (Apple TV).

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Davey Slootjes
Animator

My name is Davey Slootjes and I'm an animator with experience in Belgian and Dutch Animation studios. I graduated from LUCA School of Arts in Genk with a Bachelor's degree in Animation and in the past I've also worked as a Graphic Designer for corporate identities.

My mian bread and butter is hand-drawn animation, though I'm always looking to expand my horizons and have been implementing rigged and 3D animation in my workflow as well.

When I'm not drawing for work, I'm probably drawing anyways. Animation and illustration truly is something I enjoy to the fullest so most of my time is spent behind a tablet or sketchbook.

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Alexis Cooper
Animator

Born and raised in Brooklyn, but now proudly calling Atlanta home, Alexis is a passionate 2D animator with a keen eye for storytelling. Her artistic journey began at a young age where she spent her childhood finding their unique style through 2D animated shows like Bleach and Naruto. Then studied at SVA in New York City, where they honed her craft and further developed a unique style that combines captivating narratives with visually stunning animation.

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