Issue NINE AuthorS

Below are the authors who made ISSUE NINE possible!


Ben Howels is a thriller and speculative fiction writer hailing from Devon, England. He’s had over 20 pieces of short fiction published, including successes with Writers’ Forum, Writing Magazine, Red Sun Magazine, Devolution Z Magazine, Phantaxis Magazine, B Cubed Press, Sirens Call Publications, Spring Song Press, and The Arcanist. Having recently completed his first novel (a post-apocalyptic horror), he’s now working on a climate fiction thriller. He can usually be found writing on his laptop, training hard in the gym, or distracting himself on Twitter.
Twitter handle: @BenHowels


I’m a writer of fiction and poetry in the Bay Area. I have published a dozen short stories in various online venues, and three dozen poems. My second novel, "Nearly Super Guys" is currently under review with several literary agents.


Lael Braday is a Midwestern-Southerner married to an Austrian-American, roommate of tuxie rescue kitties, writer of weird stories, and the only Lael Braday in the universe. She has work in Suspense, Danse Macabre, several anthologies, and other magazines online and in print. Enjoy book reviews, storytellers' creative processes, and original fiction on her website Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (laeljeanne).


Merlin flower is an independent artist and writer. That's all you need to know!


Paul Alex Gray writes linear and interactive fiction starring sentient black holes, wayward sea monsters, curious AIs and more. His work has been published in Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, PodCastle and others. Paul grew up by the beaches of Australia, then traveled the world and now lives in Canada with his family. On his adventures, Paul has been a startup founder, game designer and mentor to technology entrepreneurs. Chat with him on Twitter @paulalexgray or visit


Renee Miller lives in Tweed, Ontario. She writes in multiple genres, but prefers dark fiction with strong elements of horror, erotica and/or comedy.