Amanda Baldeneaux is a writer in and around Denver, Colorado. She attended the George Washington University and the University of Arkansas. She’s a member of the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop and a Tin House Winter Workshop 2019 participant for short fiction.
Amanda’s fiction is forthcoming in The Missouri Review in spring 2019; she is the recipient of the Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize in fiction.
Read posts she has authored or co-authored on Fiction Unbound here.
Sean grew up in the deserts of Arizona and earned his BA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. This completely prepared him for a brief but successful career as a financial analyst in NYC covering the media and telecom industries. During business school at Columbia he switched to film production and produced the feature film IN THE BLOOD which he sold to MTV. Shortly afterward he left New York for family reasons. Who knows what the hell he is anymore.
CH Lips collected a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Counseling before getting back to her true bliss—writing. In 2000 she published her first novel, The White Stone. She is a 2015 graduate of the Book Project under the mentorship of the inimitable William Haywood Henderson at Denver’s Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. Her current project is a speculative fiction/alternative history trilogy entitled The Gods of Idavoll. When not writing you can find her on the trails or slopes, in her garden or at her local microbrew sipping a wee pint. There’s no place like Colorado!
Find her on Twitter: @chlipswrites
Lisa Mahoney completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin by writing a collection of short stories under the mentorship of Laura Furman, editor of the O. Henry Prize Stories. Lisa traveled extensively across Asia and earned her MA in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan before traveling again, this time to South America. After a long hiatus from creativity spent in international logistics and sales in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, she gladly returned to writing fiction.
She studies and practices at the writers workshop, Lighthouse Writers in Denver, and is a graduate of its Book Project, under the mentorship of William Haywood Henderson. Her first novel was completed in 2017 and she writes stories now.
He hikes, he reads, he loves the opera and ballet, he has total recall of the plots of Battlestar Galactica and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If he lived in the A:TLA/Korra universe, he would be a water-bender. He tweets as @mrbruff.
Danyelle C. Overbo
Danyelle is a novelist and freelance copywriter living in the Denver area with her husband, two cats, and two very spoiled miniature schnauzers, Lorelei and Ophelia. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, and is always happy to spill about everything that’s happened there but didn’t stay there, herself included.
Danyelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in both English and Mathematics, with emphases in writing and Statistics respectively. She spent most of her career in sales and startups, learning bits about marketing along the way.
Her short works have been published in the Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal, and she is currently finishing up a fantasy novel based in 1938 Istanbul. She is an avid traveler, reader, and animal rescuer. She has an unabashed love of Star Wars and all things fantasy. Feel free to tweet at her (as the kids say) @DanyelleCOverbo.
CS Peterson is a writer living in Denver, Colorado. She studied theatre at Grinnell, clowning at Ringling Brother’s Clown College, and became a master of Mathematics at SCSU.
When she was fourteen she sang 'Are You Going to Scarborough Fair' to a grizzly bear she met in the wilds of Alaska. When she was twenty-three she toured her own show to Japan.
Currently she leads individualized field work adventures for highly gifted K-8 students in Colorado. For a treat, she teaches them Latin and mathematics, even though contemplating multiple infinities may engender existential angst in the young.
She is a voracious reader and consumes contemporary YA fantasy and science fiction at an alarming rate. Be careful if you let her get too near the Tattered Cover or the Boulder Bookstore. She’s been know to buy more books than she can carry!
Mark is a writer living in Colorado. Once upon a time he studied creative writing and quantum physics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The experimental parts of the science were cool—x-ray machines! superconductors! holograms!—but he wasn’t as excited about the math requirements. Soon he said goodbye to the laboratory and spent the rest of his undergraduate years happily reading literature, writing, and never doing another calculus problem set. After that, he worked in reference publishing, where he helped develop an e-book platform and pioneered mobile apps for libraries.
Mark loves imaginative stories well told—especially ones that envision alternate futures or incorporate science and technology in interesting ways. When he’s not writing, reading, or geeking out over the latest issue of Wired magazine, you will find him in the mountains. Sometimes he imagines himself hiding out there forever with a copy of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, but he knows his writing deadlines will find him no matter where he goes.
Mark mostly lurks on Twitter but occasionally he tweets as @othermspringer.
Gemma Webster was born and raised in Colorado. She lives in Longmont with her husband and darling beasts (two of them, they're huge--seriously). Gemma attended University of Colorado Boulder where she earned a BA in Italian Language and Literature, with a minor in Dance. She worked for ten years in a Children's Museum before taking the leap to focus on her writing (did I say she has a nice husband, it's true).
Gemma reads everything, she particlulary enjoys smart fiction and literary genre benders. Her favorites writers include Scarlet Thomas, Margaret Atwood, Karen Russell, Jennifer Egan, Kelly Link, Daniel Woodrell, Angela Carter, Octavia Butler, Haruki Murakami, and Neil Gaiman.
Jon Horwitz-White is a fictional character whose experience sometimes aligns with a guy who was born in Los Angeles and educated in New England. He is tormented by all the things he can't fit into a day.
He chirps in the digital aviary as @JHorwitzWhite.