Our Members

 

Agnes Jayne   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Agnes Jayne began her career as a political writer, producing speeches and other government documents for local politicians. A native of Northern New York, she holds a Master’s Degree in English from the State University of New York at Albany and an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from Binghamton University. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching courses in composition and literature. She lives high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia with her husband, son, and many adopted pets.

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Anthony Marchese   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Anthony Marchese is a writer and actor currently employed as a childcare worker and living in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. He is a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month for the panhandle, and have been for the last two years. He is hoping soon to break into the science fiction market.

You can find his short story Deviations in the Phantaxis magazine December 2016 issue.

Becky Muth   web_icon  twitter_icon2  facebook_icon


Becky Muth writes cozy mysteries and historical/paranormal fiction. She is the winner of Morning Rain Publishing’s 2014 Freaky Flash Fiction award and was a finalist in Gotham Writers Workshop’s 2014 A Very Short Story Contest.

amazon_logoScreaming Jenny: a Haunted Women of the Appalachians tale  – a novella – Vanessa and Nick are en route to Washington, D.C. to celebrate their first wedding anniversary, but their differences threaten to ruin the weekend before it has a chance to begin. When an accident further up the tracks leaves their train temporarily stranded in Harpers Ferry National Park, a chance meeting with the town’s most iconic resident offers insight into a bit of local history.

J. McCoard   web_icon  twitter_icon2


With an imagination for fantasy and science fiction since a young age J. McCoard has embed herself in technology, problem solving and out-of-the-box ideas. She continues to use these elements in her stories telling to help engage a sense of wonder. She enjoys reading, improving her skills, and helping others grow in theirs. Her first publication was a short story titled Plastic Doll Pageant with Phantaxis magazine in their January 2017 issue.

Jarod Muth   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Jarod Muth discovered Agatha Christie in his early teens and soon became a fan of characters like Hercule Poirot. Although his writing is diverse, he prefers classic crime fiction in the vein of the Golden Age of detective stories.

Joyce Matthews Hampton


Joyce Matthews Hampton is a public school teacher, wife, and mother. She writes memoirs and heartfelt fiction inspired by true stories.

Julie Schnatterly   twitter_icon2


When Julie Schnatterly isn’t running her own family business at Mrs. Sasquatch’s Barefoot Studio, you can find her writing on memoirs and whatever else her imagination takes her.

Laura Emmons   web_icon  twitter_icon2  facebook_icon


Laura Emmons started writing fiction at the age of nine, when a class at the West LA Parks Department seemed more fun than doing nothing all summer.  After high school she gave up the hobby in lieu of a career in computers and telecommunications. It was only after she became a stay-at-home mom to care for her two special needs boys that she found comfort in writing again.  Laura lives with her beautiful family in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

Mary Decker   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Mary Decker is your typical bass playing-historical reenactor-computer geek-science nerd-artist-type, which is to say, not very typically at all. She wrote her first bit of fiction at the tender age of seven and has been writing ever since.

Mk Rath   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Nerdfighter, Potterhead, Trekkie, Whovian, Bibliophile, Disney Princess, Garden-variety nerd. Mk Rath is not particularly fashionable. She mostly lives in hoodies, jeans and Chucks. But does paint her nails frequently.  She has a significant dependency on caffeine and drinks a lot.

Zack Clopton   web_icon  twitter_icon2


Zack Clopton works on writing for his film-related musings and as an amateur film-critic, scholar, and screenwriter.

amazon_logoLast of the Monster Kids – A vicious killer stalks a peaceful, suburban town.