The following is an alphabetical list of everyone who has contributed a guest blog post to the Creativity Blog Project. The number of their post is in parenthesis after their name. Clicking on the number will take you to their post once the post has gone up on the blog. Contributor information is put up prior to post publication. Clicking on their name will take you to their site.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a post. Thanks also to you, the reader, for stopping by. I hope you will consider adding your own thoughts on Creativity, Art, and Inspiration to this ongoing project.
To contribute, email your thoughts on Creativity, Art, and/or Inspiration along with a brief (under 50 words) bio and the address of your website (if applicable) to DyedBrightHere (at) gmail (dot) com.
Alan “Wolf” Roark (46) (AKA @Coach_Roark on the Twitter thingie) has been happily married for twenty years; is retired, though by health, not by choice; and lives in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. He prefers the beach.
Amy Grech (21) has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including: Funeral Party 2, Inhuman Magazine, Needle Magazine, The Brutarian, and many others. Damnation Books published her second collection, Blanket of White.
Angela Caperton (35) is an award winning author who writes eclectic erotica that challenges genre conventions. Her stories have been published in numerous anthologies from Black Lace, Cleis, Circlet, Coming Together, and others. Her latest work is a novella, Playing God, is published byeXtasy Books.
Anthony Epp (71) is passionate about coffee, cooking for others, music, helping others succeed, and a great story. A few friends, of disreputable natures, have recently introduced him to some new passions in the forms of knitting, voice work, and podiobook production. When he’s not pursuing these things, he amuses himself with a good beer while perfecting his homemade chicken wings.
Arlene Radasky (12) loves history and studying about the people who came before us. She believes it is through them that we learn how to live our lives well and with honor. Click on her name to learn more about The Fox, a historical fantasy novel, and why she decided to give it away.
Blake Petit (20) is a writer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Louisiana. He is the author of two novels, a short story collection, and a stage play. His comic book column appears Wednesdays and his podcast Sundays at CXPulp.com. In his free time, he teaches high school English.
Brandon Layng (24)
Brian Rathbone (61) is a horse trainer turned technology geek turned fantasy author. The first two books in The Dawning of Power trilogy, Call of the Herald and Inherited Danger, are available as free ebooks and audiobooks.
Bryan Watson (31) is a semi-trained chef, self-proclaimed theologian, and universally recognized wise-ass, Bryan has been writing and telling stories for as long as he can remember, but only recently have they been inflicted on others with any sort of deliberation. He also plans to publish something. Eventually.
Christopher T. Miller (59) (75) is a software developer by trade and a writer by necessity. He is a Co-founder of Podiobooks.com and is the Editor-In-Chief of The Secret Lair. He has not yet been eaten by a grue.
Dan Absalonson (15) is a happily married father of three living in Spokane, Washington. By day a media artist for a software company, by night a writer, musician, and illustrator. His first full novel drops on 11/11/11 as a free podcast and cheap eBook.
Daniel José Older has had his work published in a number of volumes including Crossed Genres. He is featured in Sheree Renee Thomas’ Black Pot Mojo Reading Series in New York City. When he’s not writing, teaching or riding around in an ambulance, Daniel can be found performing with his Brooklyn-based soul quartet Ghost Star, with whom he recently completed a multimedia live music and dance documentary about the end of slavery in New York entitled City of Love and Disaster. (His guest poem is here)
Daniel Meyer (5) He is a late twenties man living in Harrisburg, Pa. He writes poetry in many styles on a wide variety of topics and also reviews movies. His current schedule is poems on Tuesdays and Thursdays and movie reviews on Wednesdays.
Dave Robison (76) has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life, including earning a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, creating board games, and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. Dave co-hosts The Roundtable Podcast with Brion Humphrey, a podcast dedicated to the creative development of story ideas.
David Sobkowiak (64) (65) began his vocal career at the age of six in the bedroom of his parent’s home, recording what would today be called analogue podcasts in to his Radio Shack cassette recorder. His career took a hiatus until the winter of 2005, when he discovered the wonders of internet podcasts and began voice acting for various groups on line. His work as a voice actor, web guru and founding member of BrokenSea Audio Productions has given him experience in acting, writing audio dramas and producing. He currently collaborates with other crazy creative types on works of all kinds.
Doc Coleman (54) is a writer, blogger, and podcaster. He is the founder of The Nifty Tech Blog, a regular on the Galley Table Podcast, and producer of The Shrinking Man Project podcast. Doc lives with his lovely wife and Maine Coon cats in Germantown, MD.
Draven Ames (19)
Evo Terra (2) is the co-founder of Podiobooks.com and the co-author of Podcasting for Dummies. When he’s not drinking too much craft beer, he helps plan out digital strategies, is a professional public speaker, and looks for interesting problems to solve.
J. Daniel Sawyer (28) is a hat-wearing, obsessive-compulsive nutcase attempting to write his way out of the loony bin. He’s the author of numerous books and fiction podcasts including Sculpting God, Down From Ten, and The Antithesis Progression, a regular contributor to LinuxJournal on the subject of a/v production, and a photographer with an overinflated opinion of his lens.
J. P. Moore (34) lives and writes in southern New Jersey, which is a long way from the settings of his stories and novels. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Dark and When a Hero Comes Home. In 2009, he began podcasting Toothless, Dragon Moon Press published a print edition of the novel in 2010, and it won the 2010 ForeWord Horror Book of the Year Award.
J.R. Murdock (72) is an avid reader of almost anything he can get his hands on. He also writes with near reckless abandon in any and every genre. His style is intended for pure entertainment. Also from J.R. Murdock look for the Action Pack Podcast.
J. Sterling Smith (26) has told stories in many different ways including: writing plays, acting, dancing badly, poetry, visual arts & LARPing. He’s currently working on the biggest challenge of his storytelling career–his first novel–Bridgeborn, a tale of self-discovery and longing. When completed he intends to both publish and podcast it. When not storytelling, he can be found lurking in various swamps around Chicago.
Jake Bible (40) (79) lives in Asheville, NC with his wife and two kids. He is the author the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash), Bethany and the Zombie Jesus, Stark- An Illustrated Novella, and the YA horror novel, Little Dead Man, as well as the forthcoming YA horror novel Intentional Haunting. Check out Friday Night Drabble Party every week! Free drabbles for all!
James Durham (3) is both a dreamer and a doer. He is among other things, a musician, writer, podcaster, and indie film producer. His official bios can be found here (the embellished version) and here (the unembellished version)
Jason Warden (49) is a father, a husband, and a writer. He is also the Editor and host of the Shadowcast Audio Anthology Podcast, which was a finalist for a Parsec award in 2010. He has been an avid reader and writer of dark fiction for many years. He has been published in such places as Evolve Journal, Microw, Dark Movements, DeadTimez online, In Focus and numerous anthologies. He recently finished the first draft of his novel and is currently in the hell of editing. He and his wife reside in Springfield with their three children.
Jett Micheyl (33) is a ‘creative enabler,’ lending her voice to Girls’ Rules, the Murder at Avedon Hill audio novel, and an episode of Nobilis Erotica. She assisted in the Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurences book trailer, and writes for The Nerd Signal. She knits, designs tee shirts, writes in several personal blogs, and enjoys costuming and gaming.
John Merlin (27) was born and raised in Cornwall, UK, where he studied Media and later, Web Technology. He enjoys taking photos, reading, writing, coding, films, music and playing Magic: The Gathering. Today John can be found living in the Orlando area, Florida with his wife and two step children.
John Mierau (18) is a science fiction and fantasy writer. His current Podcast is “Enemy Lines”, a novel. John is a proponent of social media, net culture and independent publishing, his interviews & roundtables with content creators about their work and the changing market are available at Podcast Teardown, and you can get his Ebooks on kindle.
Jordan Siron (68) (69) is a freelance writer and blogger living in Orlando. When not working, he is watching movies and British sit-coms on Netflix. When he isn’t wasting time on Netflix, Jordan dedicates himself to writing various short stories, flash-fiction, screenplays, and novels.
Kat Dugger (6) Half kitten, half vampire, and half witch, Kat Dugger slips unconsciously between full time roles as mother, wife, coach, cheerleader, and referee. An artist, poet, and creative soul, Kat writes out of North Texas nestled between day and night.
Kate Cheevers (52) (@phantomreverie on Twitter) is a single mother who never finds enough time for everything, but would rather be writing than anything. You can’t read her work anywhere, though she has one completed NaNoWriMo novella, 5 Script Frenzy scripts, a handful of poems and is always dreaming up something. If you ask, she’s always happy to share. (She has also contributed guest poetry)
Kate Sherrod (48) is a writer and poet who lives in Cheyenne, WY. In 2009 and 2010 she wrote and posted a geeky, pseudo-Shakespearean sonnet to her blog, Suppertime Sonnets, every single day, and has recently published a curated collection of these as an ebook and paperback. She also blogs in prose at her cultural reportage site, Kate of Mind.
Katharina Maimer Bordet (78) started podcasting in 2006, and hasn’t been able to stop since then. Her 2010 NaNoWriMo novel Wiener Blut is now available as podcast, eBook and paperback. The short story podcast Every Photo Tells… has just passed its 100th episode and has been around for almost three years. Born and raised in the Austrian mountains, she has been living in the capital, Vienna, for 10 years now. Two years ago she even managed to convince the kilt of her dreams to leave rainy Scotland for real mountains.
Keith Dugger (1) (60) Only lightly tethered to what others call reality, author Keith Dugger creates popular works of bizarro, dark, and sublime fiction that range from mildly creepy to twist-your-brain intense. Though one of his fictitious multiple personalities suffers multiple personality disorder, Keith remains intently devoted to his craft and frequently enjoys writing to the anti-melodic baying of his invisible dog.
Ken Gainor (29) is currently working on his first novel length work. He will be podcasting this debut novel later this year, currently scheduled for early October. If you are interested, feel free to chat with him on Twitter (@sabre419 and @KGainor) where he will post updates on the release.
Keith Hughes (30) is a three-time winner of National Novel Writing Month, and has two novels released as free podiobooks. The first of those, Borrowed Time, is available as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and other readers. He lives in Rochester Hills, MI with his wife, daughter, and slightly annoying cat.
Kylie Parry (66) lives in the Tararua district of New Zealand with her partner, two children and a couple of hundred fruit trees. She writes for children and is thrilled that so many NZ school children are forced to read some of her writing for homework.
Lance Schonberg (77) is relearning how to follow his dreams from his children. He is working on a novel and at least one short story at any given moment. Some of the stories have even seen publication. His writing habits are eclectic, although most of his stories do fall into the broad buckets of Science Fiction or Fantasy. You can find him on twitter as Writing Dad and sometimes even on Facebook.
Laura Church (50) (63) is primarily a mom and wife. This does not limit her but allows her to be so many other things: chef, baker, organizer, driver, secretary, lover, discplinarian, retail service provider, office cleaner, entertainment organizer, friend, and so much more. She loves stories, however she gets them. And she creates daily.
Liberty Montano (23) is a knitter, indie dyer, soap brewer, photographer, social media addict, avid cook and completely scatter-brained mom of two. She splits her free time between puddle jumping and wine tasting after learning that the two don’t go together well.
Maggie French (16)
Marc Lopez Kaufman (45) is an Assistant Professor of English at Joliet Junior College. Originally from Michigan, he received his B.A. in English from Florida State University, and his M.A. in English from New York University. 28 years old, he lives in Downers Grove, IL. You can follow him on Twitter @mlkaufman
Meredith Mathews (43) is a podcaster, electronic musician and freelance geek, but rarely all at the same time. You can find her podcasting and music at braindouche.net, and her professional geekery at braindouche.com.
Michael Parry (41) lives on a small block of land in the Tararua district of New Zealand, where he and his partner grow trees and their children. When he is not writing, he works in a University library as the Digital Initiatives Librarian to earn a crust. He loves social media, and uses it as a tool for the library.
Mick Bordet (37) is co-founder of progressive-skiffle band, ‘The Lunacy Board‘, writer of the podcast series ‘Some Other Scotland’and co-producer of the ‘Every Photo Tells…’ short story podcast. Originally from Scotland, he recently moved to Vienna, Austria.
Mike Luoma (74) is the Music Director and DJ for The Point radio network, writes, designs and publishes science fiction novels and comics, hosts a weekly podcast, and narrates audiobooks. His Vatican Assassin Trilogy is enjoyed worldwide. Alibi Jones is his latest. Comics include Panthea Obscura, Good Samaritan, and The Adventures of Alibi Jones.
Mildred Cady (55)(@mgcady) lives in Upstate New York (yes, there’s more to the state then NYC) with her fiance, her friends, and a cat that sheds in three colors. She has posted stories at Nobilis Erotica and Metamor City where she is the Librarian (it’s a long story). She can be found in fairly elegant Steampunk attire in shades of blue at most conventions she attends.
Nancy Carlzen (56) grew up as a typical suburbanite/Southern California beach chick.That changed in the 60′s, when she began to play with fiber and beads; she hasn’t stopped… other obsessions: making music (mountain dulcimer, bodhran, bowed psaltry,classical guitar) and writing (poetry, two blogs, eventually an e-book or three). Any and all of these can get her into serious fun on any given day. Life is good!
Nathan Lowell (4) is a writer, podcaster, walker, talker, and teacher of teachers. He is known for prodigious writing output: the phrase, ‘to Lowell’ means to write ten thousand words in one day, a feat accomplished by few. His most recent podcast novel “Owner’s Share” had so many downloads at its release that it brought its website to it’s knees.
Neil Colquhoun (25) is a Scottish writer of hybrid horror/thriller/sci-fi tales, a tea-drinker, a night-owl, and is the creator of “FRANK” and “Jimmy & the Black Wind”. Neil spends far too much time on the internet, is a twitterholic, a chocolate-lover and wants you to Stay Alive.
Nobilis Reed (10) Not long ago Nobilis Reed started sharing his naughty little stories. To his surprise, people liked them! Now, he can’t stop. The man is addicted. His family look on this wretch and shake their heads. All they can do is make him as comfortable as his condition will allow.
Paul Elard Cooley (53) is a grumpy bastard who doesn’t believe in happy endings. His fiction transcends the simple categorization of horror and in addition covers psychological thriller, dark fantasy, historical, and even horror erotica. He is also a coding ninja monkey and the creator of My Write, an app that allows authors to sign digital copies of their works for fans. He resides deep in the woods of Texas, where his grumpiness is grudgingly tolerated by his wife and furry children.
Richard Green (17) is the geek behind the “Geek Out! with Mainframe” podcast. Richard is a lifelong comic book fan and has several other geeky interests. He is a system administrator for Mainframe and Unix systems and really likes Ubuntu Linux on his home laptop.
Sandra Wickham (51) has been a coach and fitness trainer for over twelve years and is new to the writing world. Her friends call her a crafting aficionado, health guru and ninja-in-training. Sandra’s stories have appeared in Evolve, Vampires of the New Undead, Evolve, Vampires of the Future Undead and Crossed Genres.
Sara Nash (42) seeks to restore her sanity in the creative community of Twitterites. Her real-life roles include mother, wife, daughter, and medical transcriptionist. In her stolen free time she reads, writes, and occasionally sings in community choir or acts in community theatre. She has finished the first draft of a novel.
Sarah Goslee (38) (@Phiala) is a scientist, fiber artist, and writer, all creative activities. She’s always looking for ways to keep the ideas flowing, to be continually inventive without burning out. Her real passion is learning new things, and she has a weakness for office supplies and organizational tools.
Scott E. Pond (47) is a transplanted Pennsyltuckian living in New Hampshire with his wife, their two replacements, and too many darn animals. He uses his almost non-existent free-time to enhance his various creative skills. He has done everything from drawing, photography and writing to custom action figure design, graphic design, and desktop publishing. If it deals with creativity and innovation, he’s probably dabbled in it, or will eventually.
Scott Roche (44) is a military brat, a fan of horror and occult fiction, and a seeker of true reality. He tries to include as much life experience in his writing as he can. His stories combine these elements into something that he hopes you will enjoy and tell all of your friends about. He is active in podcast fiction and is a contributing editor at Flying Island Press.
Simon Lloyd (22) is a haiku writing, photographer/poet from the wilds of Scotland. He has a penchant for puns, a witty sense of humor, and the love of a cat. And really, if you have the love of a cat; what else is there?
Sommer Marsden (73) is a wine-swigging, dachshund owning, wannabe runner author who writes from her home in Baltimore. She has been called “…one of the top storytellers in the erotica genre” (Violet Blue), “Unapologetic” (Alison Tyler), and “…the whirling dervish of erotica” (Craig J. Sorenson). Her erotic novels include Learning to Drown, Restless Spirit, and Big Bad. Her newest book is Angry Sex.
Stan Tremblay (13) works at Variance Publishing, an independent publishing house producing fast-paced thrillers, both for adult and young adult readers. A jack-of-all-trades, when not helping authors during his day job or freelance night gig, he enjoys spending time with his family. To see more of his work or commission a job, connect with him via Facebook.
Starla Huchton (8) (80) currently lives in Virginia where she trains her 3 minions and her military husband. She is a two-time Parsec Award Finalist for her debut novel Dreamer’s Thread and her work on the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Podcast. Her 2nd novel won The Sandy Writing Contest held annually by the Crested Butte Writers Conference in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category. Her 3rd novel, Maven, will be released on June 3, 2013. And, she is professional graphic designer specializing in book covers.
Steven Sautter (14) often describes himself as an author, because it sounds better than register jockey. He is one of the head writers for The Terrible Zodin and puts out the occasional issue of Kate Anderson Adventures. He has experienced profound moments with cephalopods.
Tonya Vrba (70) is a passionate writer. She works as a freelance writer, journalist, and PR specialist. Her work has been published in newspapers and blogs. She is currently an active writer for Online Dating Sites.
Valerie Griswold-Ford (57) (@vg_ford) is an author whose first novel, Not Your Father’s Horseman, was a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Fantasy Novel of the Year in 2005. The sequel, Dark Moon Seasons, was released in 2009, both from DragonMoon Press. She has also published several short stories, has collaborated on three nonfiction books on writing fantasy, and edited an anthology of short stories about pirates and magic entitled Rum and Runestones.
Veronica Giguere (7) is a voiceover artist whose career began with the sci-fi series, The Secret World Chronicle. She currently narrates the new Edward Clark fantasy novel The Ballad of Iron Percy. Veronica also has lent her voice to projects by Pirate Cove and Horror Addicts, and she has read for podcast authors Nobilis Reed, Justin Macumber, Jack Mangan, Kenn Crawford, and Laura Frechette.
Vince L. Wilson (67) loves. He is a poet, musician, artist, and bon vivant currently based in
Philadelphia. (Thankfully he has a day job.) He wrote his first major poem at age 10 and has been whittling words down ever since. His first published volume is Unfettered Love Letters, and you can also read him on Twitter: @inVinceWil