Pub Rants

Valerie Valdes

Valerie Valdes’ work has been published in Nightmare Magazine, Uncanny Magazine, SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS, and TIME TRAVEL SHORT STORIES. She is a graduate of the Viable Paradise workshop and lives in Florida with her husband and children. Join her in opining about books, BioWare games, and robots in disguise on Twitter @valerievaldes.

Heather Kaczynski

Heather Kaczynski is the author of Dare Mighty Things and the sequel, One Giant Leap. She holds a degree in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and spent seven years working in an Army library near Marshall Space Flight Center, where she managed the children and young adult collections. She lives outside of Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband, their young daughter, and two cats named after Greek myths.

Scott Reintgen

Scott Reintgen is the author of the Nyxia series, as well as Saving Fable. He’s a former teacher in the NC public school system. The birth of his son has convinced him that magic is actually really. Currently, he lives in North Carolina, surviving mostly on cookie dough and the love of his wife, Katie. If you ever have trouble spotting him in a room, he’s the tall one with no hair, and I’d bet you anything he’s halfway through telling someone a story.

Linnea Sinclair

Winner of the prestigious national book award, the RITA®, as well as the PRISM, PEARL, and SAPPHIRE, author Linnea Sinclair is a name synonymous with high-action, emotionally intense, character-driven science fiction romance novels. Reviewers note that Sinclair’s novels “have the wow-factor in spades.” Her books have claimed spots in the Locus Top Ten and received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly.  Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine consistently gives Sinclair’s books 4-1/2 stars (their highest rating). Starlog magazine calls Sinclair “one of the reigning queens of science fiction romance.” She’s the author of the exciting Dock Five Universe series that starts with Gabriel’s Ghost. Other Sinclair novels include PEARL award winners Finders Keepers, Games of Command, and Hope’s Folly (Dock Five book #3).

Sinclair, a former news reporter and private investigator, resides in Naples, Florida with her husband, Robert Bernadino, and their thoroughly spoiled cats. Readers can find her perched on the third barstool from the left in her Intergalactic Bar and Grille at www.linneasinclair.com.

Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey spent eight years living on boats and working as a yacht captain for the rich and famous. His travels took him all over the islands of the Caribbean, up and down the East Coast, and through the Great Lakes. It wasn’t until the love of his life carried him away from these vagabond ways that he began to pursue literary adventures rather than literal ones. Whisked away to the mountains of North Carolina, he began a stint as the book editor for a popular review site and had reviews published in the New York Review of Science Fiction. Building on these experiences, Hugh wrote his first young-adult novel, MOLLY FYDE AND THE PARSONA RESCUE. The MOLLY FYDE series went on to win rave reviews and praise from readers. Hugh now lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife, Amber, and their dog, Bella. The dream is to return to the sea one day and complete the circumnavigation that has so far eluded him. Until then, he sticks with more literary adventures, and enjoys interacting with the readers he meets along the way.