Issue EIGHT AuthorS
Below are the authors who made ISSUE EIGHT possible!
I am currently 33 years old, but I’ve been writing since about age ten. I was composing stories through drawings and picture books of toys I posed before that. I started finding my own style as an author around age 16. I spent twelve years of my adult life with the Marine Corps, both active duty and reserve components, and currently work in corporate security management (which sounds much fancier than it is). I decided when I was 31 that it was time to start soliciting some of my work if I ever plan to make a career out of my passion instead of keeping it a hobby. I live in the hills of east Tennessee with my wife and four kids.
Kyle is the author of the novels 'KEGGER' and 'Four Bullets'. He received his first concussion at a GWAR concert and hasn't quite been the same since. Additionally, seventeen of his short stories have been published in a variety of places, including “Dark Moon Digest”, “Fiction
Jennifer Lee Rossman
Jennifer Lee Rossman is the kind of person who writes about gay bigfoot hunters falling in love, and that should tell you just about everything you need to know about her. No, it doesn’t? Well, she’s also a disabled sci-fi nerd from Binghamton, New York, and she has a betta fish named Fincess Leia.
Thom Dunn is a writer, musician, Gaeilgeoir, and all around terrible dancer. He is currently a writer for the New York Times' Wirecutter, a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and a contributor to Upworthy, Medium, Motherboard, and more. His plays have been read or performed across the country from New York to Alaska; most recently, he was commissioned by Cornell University to create a new theatre piece about climate change. His work has also been published by Tor Dot Com, Crossed Genres/Long Hidden, Asimov's, Grayhaven Comics, Quirk Books, Ninth Art Press, and more. Thom recently released a full-length album with his indie rock band, the Roland High Life; an EP with the folk rock Alexander Bradshaw Band; and you can also find his solo songs on your preferred music service. A graduate of Emerson College and the Clarion Writer’s Workshop at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Thom enjoys mythophysics, robots and whiskey, and Oxford commas, and firmly believes that Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” is the single greatest atrocity ever committed against mankind.
Bill Hackenberger's many years working in computer security have given him a view from the front passenger seat as we collide with accelerating technology. Along the way, he decided it would be fun to write stories that anticipate these future technological fender benders. Drawn to tales where technology propels us into the next blind curve, he frequently writes about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robots run amuck. Some of his short stories can be found online or in printed anthologies, while others wait on his hard drive, gradually gaining sentience and developing their plans to take down the Internet. So, visit facebook.com/billhackenberger while you still can.
Canadian fiction writer/poet/playwright J. J. Steinfeld lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published nineteen books: two novels, Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation and Word Burials, twelve short story collections—The Apostate's Tattoo, Forms of Captivity and Escape, Unmapped Dreams, The Miraculous Hand and Other Stories, Dancing at the Club Holocaust, Disturbing Identities, Should the Word Hell Be Capitalized?, Anton Chekhov Was Never in Charlottetown, Would You Hide Me?, A Glass Shard and Memory, Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell, and An Unauthorized Biography of Being—and five poetry collections, An Affection for Precipices, Misshapenness, Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds, Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be, and A Visit to the Kafka Café, and over fifty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States, including the full-length plays The Franz Kafka Therapy Session, The Golden Age of Monsters, and A Television-Watching Artist; the one-act plays Godot’s Leafless Tree, The Waiting Ends, A Question of Eternity, The Entrance-or-Not Barroom, The Word-Lover, Laugh for Sanity, Back to Back, More Than Money, Imaginative Drinking, A Play of Disbelief, Memory Sounds, and In a Washroom of a Prestigious Art;
and the radio plays In Becky's Name, A New Map, The Professor's Ashes, and Diogenes’ Lantern.