Skip to content


Philip Athans

Philip Athans is the founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consulting, and the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and ten other fantasy and horror books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction and the recently-released Completely Broken. Born in Rochester, New York he grew up in suburban Chicago, where he published the literary magazine Alternative Fiction & Poetry. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans. He makes his home in the foothills of the Washington Cascades, east of Seattle.

Mel Odom




Raised in Oklahoma, Mel Odom has written all his life and professionally for twenty-three years. His work includes the Rover series, the Left Behind spin-off military action series Apocalypse Dawn, novels in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series, books based on Hellgate: London, novels in the Forgotten Realms setting, and several dozen other novels in all kinds of genres. He teaches in the Professional Writing department at the University of Oklahoma, blogs at, and is a Top Amazon Reviewer.


Another Oklahoma native, Native American Keith Birdsong is a self-taught artist who bounced around the country a bit after serving in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. His work has graced the covers of a number of Star Trek and Shadowrun novels, and in venues as varied as collectors; plates and U.S. postage stamps. You can see more of his work at:

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: