October 21, 2013
posted by WitC_admin


Our Worker Bees  

Marty Halpern is a two-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award–Professional for his work with Golden Gryphon Press. From 1999 through 2007, Marty acquired, edited, copy edited, and proof read for GGP, his edited work winning the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, and the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award.

Marty now freelances, working directly with authors to prepare their manuscripts for publication, as well as working for independent publishers (e.g. Tachyon Publications), and mainstream publishers (e.g. Charles Stross’s “Laundry Files” series for Ace Books). Two of the books Marty worked on for Tachyon Publications—After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress and Brandon Sanderson’s The Emperor’s Soul—won the 2013 Nebula Award and Hugo Award, respectively.

Marty’s most recent anthology project was Alien Contact (Night Shade Books, 2011), an anthology of the best alien contact stories from the past thirty or so years. He has a dedicated Alien Contact page on his blog with the complete text of, or links to, a dozen of the stories.

Blog “More Red Ink”: martyhalpern.blogspot.com; Twitter: @martyhalpern; Facebook and Google+: Marty Halpern


R. B. Wood is a technology consultant and a writer of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction and quite frankly anything else that strikes his fancy.  His first novel, The Prodigal’s Foole, was released to critical acclaim in 2012.  Mr. Wood is currently working on the second book of his series, the Winter in the City anthology project, multiple short stories, a graphic novel and a science fiction trilogy that he dusts off every few years.  Along with his writing passion, R. B.  is host of The Word Count Podcast – a show that features talent from all around the globe reading original flash-fiction stories.

Website: http://www.rbwood.com

M. J. King is a Mainer who found her way back home by way of Massachusetts, Japan, and Seattle, and now lives in the coastal woods with her husband. Her short story “A Trick of Shadows” can be found in the Kickstarter-funded fantasy anthology Fight Like a Girl.

Website: http://mjkingwrites.wordpress.com