AUTHORS IN ATTENDANCE
Dan Andriacco is the author of ten mystery novels, including the Enoch Hale trilogy written with Kieran McMullen and the Sebastian McCabe - Jeff Cody series. His most recent books are Erin Go Bloody and The Egyptian Curse.

A member of several Baker Street Irregulars scion societies, Dan frequently speaks at Sherlockian conferences and meetings.  
Aurore Byrd can be found roaming the streets of Northside, the place where she grew up. She is nearing the end of her 6th year as a creative writing student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati. In 2016, Aurore was a Scholastic Silver Key recipient for her poetry. She has also created materials for the Rape Crisis and Abuse Center of Hamilton County through Magnified Giving. In addition to works published in a few small press books, she has also had several works published in the SCPA newspaper, 1310.  Aurore is currently a sophomore at SCPA and focusing on script writing this year but her true love will always be poetry.
Chuck Byrd operates out of his humble little second floor library. He resides in the neighborhood of Northside, a creative little burg outside of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of the chapbook The Defective Detective: The Misadventures of Jack Jeopardy. He is also one half of the driving force behind local publishing house Aurore Press with his wife Betsy Young. Chuck has survived 51 years on this earth through a steady diet of punk rock, books, pro wrestling, and horror movies.

Brian Dobbins has had a wide variety of experiences that he draws on to spin tales of strong characters in unusual situations. He has written novels, screenplays, short stories, graphic novels, magazine articles, etc. His screenplays and novels represent different genres such as Urban Fantasy, Witchcraft, Detective, and Western.  

His first screenplay, "A Dead Husband In A Western Town", was shot in 2015 and will be released by Ruthless Studios (in association with Garnet Films) in April of 2017 as Western World.

Patricia Gligor is a Cincinnati native. She enjoys reading mystery/suspense novels, touring and photographing old houses and traveling. She has worked as an administrative assistant, the sole proprietor of a resume writing service and the manager of a sporting goods department but her passion has always been writing fiction.  Her Malone Mystery series, Mixed Messages, Unfinished Business, Desperate Deeds, Mistaken Identity, and Marnie Malone take place in Cincinnati (first three) and on Fripp Island, South Carolina (final two). 

The Headcases is the student writing group for Winton Woods High School. What started as an opportunity to help keep writing fun and to share silly stories among each other has ballooned out to include an annual public Halloween reading (Something Wicked), collection of verbal and visual art (Words, Unspoken) and writing contest (Survival of the Fictitiousest) as well as participation in local conventions and inclusion of nationally published authors and publishers. Sometimes, we also have pie.
Elizabeth Jenike is a writer, reader, and lover of cats living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the associate editor for Post Mortem Press and previously served as the co-editor for the online literary magazine, NEAT. If you need a copy editor, she’s your gal. She talks too much about emo music and loves writing about tech. Her creative work can be found in Strangelet and Burningword Literary Journal, and at lizwritesstuff.com.
Kamal E. Kimball is a Cincinnati poet whose writing has been published in Zetetic, Literati Magazine, Indolent Books and is forthcoming in Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal. She is a member of the Cincinnati DIY Writers and the Ohio Poetry Association, founder of Fresh Darlings, an online poets' community, and is a top poetry writer on Medium. She is a reader for EG&J Press and intern for Dos Madres Press. She works as a grant writer and journalist. More at kamalkimball.com 
Stephanie Knipper is a Kentucky native, where her love of books began at a young age.  Her mother fostered that love with weekly trips to the library.  At the same time, her father began cultivating her love of the land.  He taught her the best time to harvest blueberries and which plants tolerated the thick Kentucky soil.  

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is Stephanie's debut novel.  The title character, a young non-verbal girl, was inspired by Stephanie's daughter, Grace.  Stephanie and her husband adopted Grace from China in 2005 unaware that she had several severe special needs.  She lives in Kentucky with her husband and six children, five of whom were adopted from China with various special needs.  She is currently at work on her second novel.
Stephen Leigh has been writing science fiction since he was in grade school. His first professional sale was in 1975 (to Ben Bova, then the editor of Analog Science Fiction Magazine) and has been publishing regularly ever since then, both with short fiction and novels. His first novel, Slow Fall to Dawn, was published in 1981.

He has been nominated for and won several awards for his fiction over the years. He's written several stories for the Wild Cards shared world universe (edited by George RR Martin). He has written and published the occasional poems and non-fiction pieces, as well.

Chad McClendon is a Northern Kentucky based author whose recent novel, Lipstick Trace, was recently released from Solstice Publishing. His work also appears in several online eZines and has won varied awards, including “Author of the Year” award through his publisher.

Chad is a founding member of Monday's Child, a volunteer group that works around the Cincinnati tri-state area to better the lives of others. When he is not working or spending time with family, he considers himself a general troublemaker.

P. Andrew Miller has been publishing short fiction, poetry, and essays for decades now and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for both fiction and poetry. He has also published a lyric comic, a prose chapbook, and a collection of short fiction, In Love, In Water, and Other Stories.  He is currently a Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University. He also has two cats and nine German host sons.
Rock Neelly is a Professor of English and Communications in the Cincinnati area. In his career he has been a newspaper man, a sales manager, a contributing editor, and a bad guitarist in a garage band. Neelly, the grandson of cattle ranchers, the son of teachers, grew up on the high plains of Kansas shooting baskets and pheasant. Neelly has two novels currently available, The Purple Heart Detective Agency and The Prince of the Border, with the third tentatively entitled The Babylon Blues, due for release in autumn 2017.
Terry Petersen is the author of The Curse Under the Freckles, published by Post Mortem Press in August of 2015. The sequel, Stink Rotten Threats scheduled  for release in late Spring of 2017. Terry is a regular contributor for the online magazine, Piker Press. She maintains a Wordpress blog focusing on positive thinking.
Nathan Singer is a musician, novelist, playwright, composer, and experimental performance artist. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, A Prayer for Dawn, In the Light of You,  Chasing the Wolf, and Transorbital. His latest novel, The Song in the Squall, brings his unique voice to young adult fiction.  He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where he is currently at work on new projects.
Jeff Suess is the author of Lost Cincinnati and Hidden History of Cincinnati and is the librarian of the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he keeps the newspaper archive and writes about Cincinnati history. He regularly does presentations on local history and leads discussions on graphic novels at the Mercantile Library and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Jeff also writes fiction and has had stories published by Pocket Books, Post Mortem Press and DC Comics. Jeff grew up in Modesto, California, and graduated from San Francisco State University. He lives in White Oak on Cincinnati's West Side with his wife and daughter.
Steven Wellington is too busy saving the world from the damage of super-heroes and super-villains to provide a biography.  His novel, Practice to Deceive, is an action thriller and the first of the Jim Grayson series.  
Geoffrey Woolf lives in Cincinnati where he is a Professor of English and Literature at Cincinnati State. His work has appeared in publications including "The Cincinnati Poetry Review," "Smartish Pace," and "Poet Lore."  He is the author of two previous collections: When You're Not Here I Notice  and Bogeyman.

He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University. 
Betsy Young is co-founder of Aurore Press, a small publishing house she started in 2007. Since then she's published 11 books including Stories for Shorty: A Collection of Recollections from the Jockey Club 1982-1988 (2008) about the infamous Newport, Kentucky punk club, Versus (2012) by Nick Barrows and Mark Flanigan and Blue Jay Slayer (2015) by Matt Hart and Ken Henson. 

Her writing can be found in several Aurore Press themed anthologies covering topics as diverse as the war in Iraq, religion, labor, and even thrift store shopping. Her work can also be found in the literary journal The Dyslexicon 8 (Sothis Medias, 2013). She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, daughter, two cats, and two dogs.
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