David G. Blake
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David G. Blake lives in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend and their chocolate lab. When he isn’t writing, reading, taking his girlfriend and/or lab for a walk, he can generally be found at a poker table. His work is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction and recently appeared in Bards and Sages Quarterly.

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David Milstein
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David Milstein is a computer programmer and attorney who lives near Washington DC with his amazing wife and beautiful baby daughter. His only previously published writing was co-authorship of a textbook, an introduction to the criminal justice system.

Stories by David Milstein:
  • “The Proof of Bravery”Issue #88, February 9, 2012
  • "the real story here is the portrait of Ney as a lover of the rational, and, by extension, his emperor" —Lois Tilton, Locus online

David Tallerman
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David Tallerman is the author of the comic fantasy novels Giant Thief, Crown Thief, and Prince Thief, the graphic novel Endangered Weapon B: Mechanimal Science, and The Sign in the Moonlight and Other Stories, a collection of pulp-styled horror and dark fantasy fiction. His short fantasy, science fiction, crime, and horror stories have appeared in or are due in around seventy markets, including Clarkesworld, Nightmare, Lightspeed, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and previously in Beneath Ceaseless Skies; his genre-bending debut novella Patchwerk is due from in early 2016. David can be found online at

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Dayna K. Smith
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Dayna K. Smith followed the moon from middle-of-nowhere Michigan to Chicago a decade ago, chasing a love of cold weather and tattoos. You might say she Went West. She is a 2015 graduate of Clarion Writer’s Workshop at UC San Diego and the Gunn Center for SSF Novel Writing Workshop in 2014. (A novel version of Hangdog is brewing!) For a full list of her prose and graphic narrative work, take a look at or come say howdy @Daynasm on Twitter.

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Dean Wells
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Dean Wells is author of the ongoing post-steampunk series “The Clockwork Millennials.” His short fiction has appeared in Quantum Muse, Ideomancer, 10Flash Quarterly, Eldritch Tales, ShadowKeep, and The Nocturnal Lyric, as well as multiple times in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He’s also written for the performing arts in various capacities. Dean is an active member of SFWA, Fairwood Writers, and teaches writing in Tacoma WA. Visit him online at

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Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald
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Debra Doyle earned a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Old English poetry. While studying in Philadelphia, she met and married James D. Macdonald, who was then serving in the US Navy, and subsequently traveled with him to Virginia, California, the Republic of Panamá, and far northern New England.

James D. Macdonald, after his stint in the Navy, turned with Doyle to writing fantasy, science fiction, and horror for adults and children. Together and separately they have published over sixty novels and short stories. Doyle and Macdonald are instructors at the Viable Paradise workshop.

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Denzel Xavier Scott
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Although Denzel Xavier Scott will be debuting as an author of genre literature in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, he has published for years. He was recently named as a Cave Canem Fellow Semifinalist this year, was a Pushcart nominee last year, and has twice been nominated for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology. He earned his BA in English from the University of Chicago and received his Writing MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. His essays, literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry appear in Spillway, Rattle, Decomp, Empty Mirror, The Cortland Review, Random Sample Review, Linden Avenue, and many other publications. Find him on Twitter @DenzelScott.

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Derek Künsken
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Derek Künsken is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Gatineau, Québec. His fiction has sold to Asimov’s, On Spec, Black Gate, and other markets. Although trained as a molecular biologist, he left science to work with street children in Latin America and eventually found a career in refugee issues. When not writing, he is invariably found with his six-year old son playing with action figures, building forts, or reading comic books. He is just finishing a fantasy novel set seven years after the events in this story.

Stories by Derek Künsken:
  • “The God Thieves”Issue #84, December 15, 2011
  • "A lot of neat stuff in this scenario. ...the real emphasis here is on the religious issues, the struggle for personal salvation and the peril of the soul." —Lois Tilton, Locus online

Derrick Boden
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Derrick Boden’s fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. He is a writer, a software developer, an adventurer, and a graduate of the Clarion West class of 2019. He currently calls Boston his home, although he’s lived in fourteen cities spanning four continents. He is owned by two cats and one iron-willed daughter. Find him at and on Twitter as @derrickboden.

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