Kristy is a writer and Professor of History at a junior college based in Ohio. She holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, graduate degrees in Ancient and Classical History (MA) from American Military University, Writing Popular Fiction (MFA) from Seton Hill University and a graduate certificate in Intelligence Studies from the National Intelligence University.
She served 8 years as a Cryptologic Technician while on active duty in both the U.S. Navy and Air Force. She writes extensively for GI Jobs Magazine to help guide veterans transitioning into the civilian world. In addition, she is the co-founder of the cultural history blog Unbound.
Michael K. Ingram
Michael K. Ingram is a freelance writer and editor based in Ohio. A former Navy intelligence analyst, he has written extensively for GI Jobs Magazine. His writing and editing experiences include Information Technology, public affairs, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and technical writing for a government entity with a three-letter name. He has degrees in English/Creative Writing (BA) and Writing Popular Fiction (MFA) from Seton Hill University.
He recently completed a science fiction manuscript and placed a story about murderous children cyborgs in an anthology.
Sara Tantlinger resides outside of Pittsburgh on a hill in the woods. She is the author of Love For Slaughter, has poetry published in several different fiction magazines, and is a contributing editor for the Oddville Press.
She holds her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
Kourtnea Hogan is a horror hound from southern Indiana. Raised on Stephen King novels and 80’s horror movies, she fell in love with the genre at a young age and never looked back.
She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Evansville and graduated with her MFA from Seton Hill University in June of 2017. She is published in the upcoming Year’s Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology.
Dan J. Fiore
Dan J. Fiore is a copywriter, author, editor, and creative director based in Pittsburgh, where he’s lived for the past thirteen years. He was born and raised in rural southwest Pennsylvania.
Previously published by Mystery Tribune, DarkFuse, and Thuglit, among others, his work has been awarded grand prize in the 82nd annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition as well as Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ 2009 First Works Grant. As a copywriter and creative director, he’s worked with brands both big and small from all over the world.
Before building a career in marketing and advertising, Dan cut his teeth in the journalism industry. He now holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and a BA in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.
He’s currently finishing up his first novel, Cold Dead Hearts, based on the LitReactor challenge-winning story “Heart.”