New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells is best known for his horror series I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, of which the first book is now an award-winning movie through IFC Midnight.
His most recent work is ZERO G, an audible-only best-selling middle grade science fiction novel. His other novels include THE HOLLOW CITY, EXTREME MAKEOVER, and two young adult science fiction series: the post-apocalypse PARTIALS and the cyberpunk MIRADOR.
He has written for television, on the science fiction series EXTINCT, and wrote and produced the horror comedy stage play A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS.
He cohosts the Hugo-winning podcast for aspiring writers called Writing Excuses, which has expanded to include its own writing conference. He also writes short fiction and game fiction, and edited the anthology ALTERED PERCEPTIONS to help raise funds for and awareness of mental illness.
Dan lives in northern Utah with his wife, 6 children, and more than 400 boardgames.
CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG
Charlie N. Holmberg is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestselling author, whose debut series, The Paper Magician, has been optioned by the Walt Disney Company.
Her stand-alone novel, Followed by Frost, was nominated for a 2016 RITA Award for Best Young Adult Romance, and her novel The Fifth Doll won the 2018 Whitney award for Speculative Fiction.
She is a board member for Deep Magic Ezine.
GRISK—HALF ORC ROGUE
Mari Murdock is a writer, editor, educator, and gamer based in Utah. She is the author of Whispers of Shadow and Steel and has had novellas, short fiction, and gaming content published by Fantasy Flight Games, Outland Entertainment, Gallant Knight Games, and Heads and Tails Publishing.
Brian McClellan is an American epic fantasy author from Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his acclaimed Powder Mage Universe and essays on the life and business of being a writer.
Brian now lives on the side of a mountain in Utah with his wife, Michele, where he writes books and nurses a crippling video game addiction.
Brian's novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy (Promise of Blood, The Crimson Campaign, and The Autumn Republic), Gods of Blood and Powder (Sins of Empire, Wrath of Empire, and Blood of Empire), and Valkyrie Collections (Uncanny Collateral)