2015 Professional Staff

Chuck Wendig

Chuck-Wendig-1Is the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Under the Empyrean Sky, Blue Blazes, Double Dead, Bait Dog, Dinocalypse Now, Beyond Dinocalypse and Gods & Monsters: Unclean Spirits. He also the author of the soon-to-be-published novels: The Cormorant, Blightborn (Heartland Book #2), Heartland Book #3, Dinocalypse Forever, Frack You, and The Hellsblood Bride. Also coming soon is his compilation book of writing advice from this very blog: The Kick-Ass Writer, coming from Writers Digest.

He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, two dogs, and tiny human. He is likely drunk and untrustworthy.

Find him online at http://www.terribleminds.com.


Delilah S. Dawson

Screen Shot 2013-03-04 at 7.39.32 PMDelilah S. Dawson is the author of the steampunk fantasy Blud series for Pocket, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, which won the Steampunk Book of the Year award and the May Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. Her first YA, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, Georgia. Spring 2015 brings her next YA, HIT, a pre-dystopian about teen assassins in a bank-owned America. She has also written several e-novellas, short stories, comics, and a Storium world called The Island of Mesmer. Delilah loves sassy boots, eating weird animals, painting, having adventures, and eating cupcakes and lives in the North Georgia mountains with her husband, children, a Tennessee Walking Horse, and a floppy mutt named Merle. If you want her to blush, read her geekrotica e-novellas, The Lumberfox and The Superfox, written under the pseudonym Ava Lovelace.

For writing advice and news, visit www.whimsydark.com.


 Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson BennettRobert Jackson Bennett‘s 2010 debut Mr. Shivers won the Shirley Jackson Award as well as the Sydney J Bounds Newcomer Award. His second novel, The Company Man, won a Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K Dick Award, as well as an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. His third novel, The Troupe, has topped many “Best of 2012” lists, including that of Publishers Weekly. His fourth novel, American Elsewhere, won the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel. His fifth, City of Stairs, will be released in September of 2015.

He lives in Austin with his wife and son. He can be found on Twitter at @robertjbennett.

You can see a short video of what Robert’s future writing plans are right here.

To find out more about Robert’s writing process, click here.