“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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R. Jaylan Phoenix

R. Jaylan Phoenix is a huge geek. He’s managed to parlay that into good stories ever since his high school days, when he probably should have been paying attention in class. He lives in North East Florida with his wife and a cat that’s too smart for anyone’s good. In addition to being a libertarian, he is also a quasi-Objectivist (or whatever you’d call someone who’s philosophy is equal parts Atlas Shrugged and Stranger in a Strange Land).

Jaylan’s far-future, science-fiction short story “The Rescue” was a runner up in the 2014 LFA/SFL Libertarian Short Story Contest, voted one of the top 10 stories out of 169 submissions.

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David T. Newman

David is an author of fantasy and science fiction. Currently, he is working on an epic fantasy novel (still in its early stages) and a series of urban fantasy novellas. He grew up in the East Village of New York and will always love the city. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Frost and Flame, the first volume in David’s The Art series, is about a man coming to grips with supernatural powers beyond anything he’s ever imagined. Assailed on all sides by forces after either his allegiance or his blood, he must fight every day just to stay alive. But is his life worth the price of his humanity?

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Catherine Winters

Catherine Winters has honed her signature snark in print and in real life since she was 10. Her love of pop culture, bad television, and worse music, coupled with the collection of a lifetime’s worth of useless trivia, make her first novel, Black, a witty, allusive tour of Colorado’s vampire underworld.

Catherine has been voted “Meanest Mother In The World” for eight straight years. In addition to writing, she is the Social Media Director for the Gatsby Theatre Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is employed as a vocalist for the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

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