Meet our authors! These are the people who make Candlemark & Gleam truly special – the ones who invent the worlds we get to experience.

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Matt Adams

Matt Adams is a former TV news producer whose stories have appeared in Wily Writers Podcast and anthologies from Library of the Living Dead Press and Timid Pirate Publishing. He lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and (possibly) man-eating frog. Once, long ago, he planned to patrol the streets as Batman, but ultimately decided writing was safer and more cost-effective. He was only half right.
Twitter: @statomatty
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Natania Barron

Natania Barron has been traveling to other worlds from a very young age, and will be forever indebted to Lucy Pevensie and Meg Murry for inspiring her to go on her own adventures. She currently resides in North Carolina with her family, and is, at heart, a hobbit–albeit it one with a Tookish streak a mile wide.

Twitter: @nataniabarron

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Susan Jane Bigelow

Susan Jane Bigelow is a native New Englander and librarian with a passion for books, computers and writing. She lives in northern Connecticut with her wife and cats.

Twitter: @whateversusan

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David Colby

Heavily influenced by George Romero movies and bad, poorly dubbed anime, David Colby decided to start writing almost twelve years ago. It went poorly. But, despite these early setbacks, David continued to work and write and send out submissions until someone was mad enough to accept him. Currently living in Rohnert Park, California, while working on his Bachelor of English degree, David continues to be fascinated by George Romero movies and has realized that animes have subtitles.

Twitter: @TheRealZoombie

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Anne E. Johnson

Drawing on an eclectic background that includes degrees in classical languages and musicology, Anne E. Johnson has published in a wide variety of topics and genres. She lives in Brooklyn, and blogs at

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Isabel Kunkle

Isabel Kunkle lives and works in Boston, where the winters have yet to kill her. She’s been the headmaster’s kid at a number of prep schools and attended Phillips Academy Andover herself, but has yet to develop mystic powers, unless you count the ability to eat nearly anything. When she has a moment, she likes reading, roleplaying, ballroom dancing, and watching bad TV from the Eighties.

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Leonard Richardson

Leonard Richardson is the author of robotfindskitten, Beautiful Soup, and RESTful Web Services.

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Justin Robinson

Much like film noir, Justin Robinson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He splits his time between editing comic books, writing prose and wondering what that disgusting smell is. Degrees in Anthropology and History prepared him for unemployment, but an obsession with horror fiction and a laundry list of phobias provided a more attractive option.

Twitter: @JustinSRobinson

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A.M. Tuomala

A.M. Tuomala grew up in the wilds of West Virginia, and now cares for four affectionate and energetic plants and two cats.