“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

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Nickie Abshire

Nickie is a jewelry metalsmith, a fire spinner, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt, a wife, and a mother of two. She is an anarcho-libertarian who can’t dance and loves to cook. She loves learning and trying new things.

Long an ardent reader, Nickie has developed an interest in learning how to write her own stories. Her favorite book and author change often, but the Sword of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin is her most recent writing inspiration. An artsy-crafty person, she also has a great love of all things steampunk.

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J.P. Medved

J.P. writes fun adventure stories and thoughtful thrillers, from steampunk works like To Rescue General Gordon, Queen Victoria’s Ball, and In the Shade of the Ishtar Trees to philosophical thrillers like Second Opinion. You can preview his other works and download free stories at his website.

When not writing, J.P. can be found frying anything he can get his hands on in his deep fat fryer, shooting tons of guns, and losing himself in a good book at the most inopportune times (around the dinner table, at baseball games, during heartfelt emotional conversations).

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