Crystal L. Kirkham

Featured on Episode 009: Short Fiction

Standard author bios are boring. They only give you a small glimpse into who the author is. So, let’s go beyond the bio.

​What do you want to know about me?

I started writing in high school. I stopped when I went to college and started again 2008. Since that I started writing again, I haven’t stopped. I published my first book, Road to Redemption, in October 2016. After that came the year I decided to take my writing seriously. 2018 when I released Depths of Darkness and signed my first publishing contract for my next full novel, Feathers and Fae. In 2019 I expanded my horizons and started writing short stories, microfiction, and drabbles. I’ve now had work published in multiple anthologies. 

​Of course, when I am not writing or editing, I can often be found competing in dog shows and dog sports. Or driving to BC or Saskatchewan to visit family. But mostly, you’ll find me writing or editing. Of course, no surprise here, I also work a full-time job on top of all of this in the Alberta oilfield. 

​If you want to know something that I don’t talk about here, drop me an email or get in touch via one of my social media sites. I will do my best to try to answer your questions!

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Patricia A. Jackson

Featured on Episode 41:
Interview with Patricia A. Jackson

Patricia A. Jackson is a high school Language Arts teacher in Pennsylvania. Her urban fantasy Forging A Nightmare debuted in November 2021 from Angry Robot Books. 

She has published a number of short stories in the Star Wars Universe for the WestEnd Games quarterly Star Wars Adventure Journal. Her best known being Black Sands of Socorro, a smugglers’ sourcebook about people of color for Star Wars: The Role-Playing Game, and The Final Exit, a short story about a dark Jedi’s redemption, published by Bantam Spectra in Star Wars: Tales from the Empire anthology.

When not writing, she’s gaming. Her favorite pastimes being Witcher III and Mass Effect. If she’s not grading an endless pile of flash fiction, Patricia advises The Beautiful People, a brave space for students who identify as LGBTQ+. In her spare time, she rides her horses Maya and Indy, practicing for dressage and hunter/jumper competition.

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Matthew Spencer

Featured on Episode 55: Writing Transgender Characters

Matt Spencer is a queer & trans illustrator from southeast Michigan. His work appears in The Chromatic Fates Tarot, Wyrmwood’s Corrupted Tarot and Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness. When not creating artwork for freelance clients or collaborative tarot decks, Matt spends his time playing (or drawing) Dungeons and Dragons characters, and making slow but steady progress on his own Courtly Beasts Tarot . Matt adores any excuse to combine his deep love for watercolor & ink with his passion for fantasy, sci-fi and horror (especially when queer characters are involved).

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K.D. Edwards

Featured on Episode 61: Interview with K.D. Edwards

K.D. lives and writes in North Carolina, but has spent time in Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, and Washington. (Common theme until NC: Snow. So, so much snow.)

Mercifully short careers in food service, interactive television, corporate banking, retail management, and bariatric furniture have led to a much less short career in Higher Education.

The first book in his urban fantasy series THE TAROT SEQUENCE, called THE LAST SUN, was published by Pyr in June 2018, followed by THE HANGED MAN. The final installment in the first of three planned trilogies, THE HOURGLASS THRONE, was released in May of 2022.

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