Seven Deadly Sins: the authors

Seeing Better by Eliza Archer

Eliza Archer writes poetry, short stories and flash fiction. Technical writing pays the bills. She lives in the Texas Hill country with too many cats and too many books. Her work has appeared in Every Day Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Niteblade and other places.

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A Mother’s Pride by Teresa Bassett

Teresa Bassett is a writer from Cornwall’s ‘clay country’, UK. In late 2013 she won the US-based Next Novelist contest with her debut science fiction novel “The Time Crystals”, which is scheduled for publication. She has also written stories and articles for numerous magazines and anthologies and is currently being published by Dagda Publishing, Alfiedog and Popcorn Horror. A graduate of the University of Bath, she has worked as a foreign tour guide, translator and teacher. Her favourite times are spent ‘up on the Downs’, exploring Cornwall with husband Mark and rescued greyhound Jinty.

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Commando by Willow Becker

Willow Becker has been writing non-fiction for over ten years. While her articles and stories have been published widely online, this is her first fiction publication. She is currently working on a series of flash fiction audio pieces and a musical adaptation of “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. She also regularly shares hilarious, partially-nude stories on her blog Weird Little Worlds.

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Masterpiece by J. C. Davis

J.C. Davis has been in love with books since she was old enough to start chewing on the covers. She’s since seen the error of her ways and spends her spare time reading books rather than drooling on them. A programmer by day, Ms. Davis writes YA fiction, the occasional short story and has far too many hobbies to keep up with. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, two kids and a hedgehog named Percy Jackson. Ms. Davis’s short stories have appeared in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Writing Tomorrow, Bastion Science Fiction Magazine and NewMyths.com.

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Good Intentions by Michael Donoghue

Michael Donoghue mostly lives in his head, but resides in Vancouver, Canada. His stories have appeared in various anthologies including Fernwood’s Everything Is So Political, and sci-fi magazines such as Abyss & Apex, as well as literary journals such as FreeFall. Michael works in healthcare, where he spends much of his time preoccupied with hand washing.

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A Wish From the Fountain by Alisia Faust

Alisia Faust began writing when she was between jobs with too much time on her hands. Now she’s working full time and juggling four different writing projects with no time on her hands. She is primarily a flash fiction writer, partially because it caters to her ever-shortening attention span. Her stories have appeared in Fifty Word Stories, 100 Worlds: Lightning-Quick SF and Fantasy Tales anthology.

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In the Name Of Art And Love by Sylvia Heike

Sylvia Heike writes poetry, short stories, and is working on her novel. She lives in Finland with her fiancé and two rabbits. A lover of animals and nature, she’s also in her element with computers and has a degree in Computer Science.

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Quitter by Day Jamison

Day Jamison reads and writes YA and speculative fiction in the Provo Valley at the foot of Mt. Timpanogas. She is a freelance copy editor with Lawrence & Jamison Editing Services and a first reader at Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Her work appeared in the first volume of freeze frame fiction.

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The Hazel Crayon, by Wendy White Lees

Wendy White Lees was voted “Most Likely to be a Writer” by her 3rd grade class, which really made her mad because she was gunning for movie star. She concedes, however, that they were right, as she became a professional copywriter, and her dream job is to one day write for Sesame Street. Her fiction has appeared in Every Day FictionFree Flash FictionFifty Word Stories, and in 2014 she placed as a runner-up in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (an international literary competition to compose the worst possible opening sentence for a novel). Her online writing portfolio is at wendylees.writerfolio.com. Wendy lives in the Greater New York City Area with her husband, two daughters and their English Setter, Annie, who eats everything except her dog food.

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Summer Rains, by E.N. Loizis

E.N. Loizis is a Greek writer trapped inside the body of a technical translator who lives in Germany. Her love for literature could be the result of the lack of Internet when she was growing up and for that she is eternally grateful. She has been published in Youth Imagination and her story “Till Death Us Do Part” appeared in Stupefying Stories. Two more of her stories are due for publication in Apocrypha and Abstractions and freeze frame fiction. She is working really hard on her ADD, so that she may finally complete her first novel one day.

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Great-Great Aunty Edna, by Anita Russo

Anita Russo is a full-time nurse, spare-time writer, and every-minute-of-the-day dreamer from Auckland, New Zealand. “Great-Great Aunty Edna” is her first published piece. Her influences include John Green, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and many more. When she’s not nursing, writing, or dreaming, Anita is travelling the world, people watching, and seeking out things that capture her imagination.

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The Tasmanian Girl, by S. Sadedin

S. Sadedin is an evolutionary biologist who writes too much. Her favorite poet is Piet Hein. Most of her writing is about obscure science topics, such as why pregnancy is a war, and the horrifying truth behind menstruation. As a teenager she planned to save the world. (She still does. But don’t tell the adults, they’ll revoke her grown-up license.)

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Balancing Act, by K.T. Stephens

 K.T. Stephens writes YA and children’s books and is especially enamored of the circus. Just mention acrobats and strongmen and she’ll jump headfirst into this world of magic, color and precision and take you with her!  She also has published adult literature under the pseudonym Katie Stephens in Spark: A Creative Anthology and Mused—The Bella Online Literary Review. Her latest release is a romance story in the anthology “Love Least Expected” called Alphabetical Disorder. You’ll never believe it’s about the circus… or will you? K.T. lives in Ohio with her husband and three adorably obsessive felines.

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