Torie Mostek

Torie Mostek

At the age of thirteen, Torie Mostek filled her teal trapper keeper with fresh loose-leaf paper and a set of rainbow gel pens. Thus marked the start of her writing career.

After twenty years of listening to her mother’s sage advice to finish a damn book already, Torie managed to do just that. It didn’t go well, but the second book did and even landed her a publishing deal.

Torie lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading fiction, and watching scary movies. All writing is vigorously reviewed and approved by her cat Smudge.


Shantell Hinton Hill

Shantell Hinton Hill

Shantell Hinton Hillis an Electrical Engineer turned rebellious Pastor/Philanthropy Goddess. She is passionate about the intersections of justice, storytelling, ethics, and Black women’s spirituality. Shantell believes that words create worlds. And, she intentionally grounds her work in curating worlds that belong to Black women. Shantell’s body of written work includes freelance think-pieces, theological essays, and short stories/memoirs. She currently lives in Arkansas with her husband, Jeremy. Follow Shantell on social media on Facebook @Shantell Hinton Hill and Instagram/Twitter @shantellhhill

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Shantell Hinton Hill signed a three book contact for a fantasy series for our Prizma imprint.


Sarah Lynn Green

Sarah Lynn Green

Sarah Lynn Green is infatuated with words, especially when those words invoke laughter and love. While she enjoys all types of literature, from science fiction to mystery to horror, she always goes back to where her love of words began many years ago: young adult romance. She delights in the characters’ happily-ever-afters, even if it takes them a little while to get there. Sarah lives in the rural Midwest with her husband and two sons. When she’s not writing, she can be found analyzing literature, singing along (badly) to power ballads, and trying not to steal all the chocolate from her kids’ candy cabinet.

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Sarah Lynn Green signed a three book contract for a contemporary YA series.


S.E. Reed

S.E. Reed

S.E. Reed has spent the last 20 years of her life moving around all five-regions of the United States which gives her a unique American perspective. Many of her pieces have a strong Southern theme, but she also dabbles in the strange, bizarre and fantastical.

Her work has been featured by Wild Ink Publishing, Parhelion Lit, The Writer’s Workout, Tempered Rune’s Press and Survival Guide for the 21st Century. She has won several YA writing contests and actively participates as a delegate for YA Hubon Twitter.

S.E. resides in Florida with her family–nestled between the swamps of the Everglades and the salt of the Atlantic Ocean. This summer she’ll be sitting in a lawn chair, working on her next novel and listening to EDM… (Ask her about her days as a DJ). Or she’ll be in the pool begging her kids not to get her hair wet.

You can find S.E. Reed in the following places:

www.writingwithreed.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/writingwithreed

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@writingwithreed

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S.E. Reed signed a three book contract for a three book Queer romance series.


R.H. Berry

R.H. Berry

R. H. Berry has been making stories for as long as he can remember. He writes all variations of fantasy, but he has a special place in his dark little heart for horror. Berry maintains a website attheirritablequeer.com, where his blog and full body of works can be found. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his daughter.

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R.H. Berry signed a three book contract for an urban fantasy series.


Pat Spencer

Pat Spencer

Dr. Pat Spencer’s upcoming trilogy, Sticks in a Bundle, is inspired by a friendship she made in Africa. She looks forward to its publication with Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd. She self-published Story of a Stolen Girl. Golden Boxty in the Frypan is scheduled for a 2023 release. Her short story, A Healing Place, won the 2019 Ocean side Literary Festival. Other short stories are published in journals such as the Literary Yard, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Potato Soup Journal and featured in a California Writers Circle anthology. Pat authored a column in the Press-Enterprise newspaper and served as a columnist and contributing editor to Inland Empire Magazine.

Pat has lived in three countries, and seven states. She loves to travel and spent time in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Spain, France, Croatia, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, the Galapagos, and the Bahamas, as well as Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands and road-tripping across the continental United States several times. She enjoys getting to know people and learning about their culture.

Pat, a retired professor and California community college president, lives in Southern California, is married, and has a son and granddaughter. She speaks to community organizations on human trafficking and writing processes. When not writing, Pat golfs, reads, walks the beach, hangs out with family and friends, or frequents book clubs.

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Pat Spencer signed a three book contract for a literary fiction series.


Paula Read

Paula Read

Paula Read was born and raised on the California coast, where she studied History at the University of California Berkeley before embarking on a life lived abroad. She moved to Japan, and then Germany, before settling in eastern France, where she’s been living with her family in the foothills of the Jura mountains ever since. Her first book was a German-English dictionary for the film business in Germany. She worked as a writer and translator in Germany, and kept writing while raising her daughter in France, publishing short stories, essays, and articles in a variety of journals and newspapers. She’s an avid gardener, swimmer, and walker. Currently working on a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol, she’s always thinking about the next story that wants to be written.


Morgan Dante

Morgan Dante

Labeled as “a walking World of Darkness advert,” Morgan Dante writes fantasy and horror. As a child, she enjoyed history, films, books, folklore, and mythology. Her inspirations include authors like Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Emily published her first book, Dove Keeper, in 2018. She has also published a sequel, Birds in a Cage, and a Southern Gothic horror novel, Rabbit Heart. When she isn’t working as the fiction editor for Exhume, she manages the website and social media for Double back Press. She has completed a BA in English and an MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. She identifies as bisexual and genderqueer.

She lives in Blue Ridge with her family, including a menagerie of dogs and cats. More about her work can be found atemilydeibler.com.

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Morgan Dante signed a three book contract for an urban fantasy series.


MJ Miller

MJ Miller

A lifelong teller of tales, MJ Miller grew up inspired and mentored by an entertaining collection of master storytelling matriarchs. Women who could spin a yarn better than anyone. A native New Yorker and mother of two amazing women, MJ and her fabulously supportive husband share their Tucson home with their resident feline genius, Darwin. A hopeless romantic, MJ loves to tell tales filled with romance, mystery and mayhem that keep the reader turning pages long into the night.

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MJ Miller signed a ten book contract for a cozy mystery series.