Robert Bevan took his first steps in comedy with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his first steps in fantasy with Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, these two loves mingled, festered, and congealed into the ever expanding Caverns & Creatures series of comedy/fantasy novels and short stories.
Robert is a writer, blogger, and a player on the Authors & Dragons podcast. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, two kids, and his dog, Speck.
Find him online at http://www.caverns-and-creatures.com
Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/robertbevanbooks
Characters: Klaus Richter, Jorcerer the Sorcerer
Joseph Brassey lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, son, and two cats. In his spare time, he trains in, and teaches, Historical European Martial Arts. He has lived on both sides of the continental United States and has worked everywhere from a local newspaper to the frameshop of a crafts store to the smoke-belching interior of a house-siding factory with questionable safety policies.
Characters: Bjorg Bjornsson, Cal Hashwood
R. E. Carr likes to split her time between the alien (well, resident alien) she married, her two adorable offspring and the vast army of characters who constantly argue in her brain. She uses her past life as a video game reviewer to remind herself just how awesome it is to be writing novels now.
Characters: Hilda Swington
M. K. Gibson is a husband, father, retired USAF MSgt, amateur digital artist, and a lifetime geek. Ever since he saw the Rankin-Bass “The Hobbit” movie in 1980, all he ever wanted to do was create and tell fantastical stories.He lives in Mt. Airy, MD with his wife, and first-line editor, Valerie, their son Jack, their beagle mutt rescues Luna & Stella, and their cats Grimm, Agatha, and Fawkes.Follow/contact M. K. Gibson on:
Website - MKGibson.com
Twitter (X) - @GibsonMK1
Bluesky - @mkgibson.bsky.social
Facebook - Facebook.com/Gibthewriter
Instagram - instagram.com/mikekgibson
Email - Gibthewriter@gmail.com
Characters: Dungeon Master (Quest for Competence)
Theresa Glover is the author of the Caitlin Kelley Monster Hunter series from Falstaff Books, Multi-Talented Convention Minion, and also a Developmental Editor and Assassin of Copulas for Falstaff Books. When her nose isn’t stuck in a book, or her limited attention span trapped in some endless loop of horror movies or fountain pen videos on YouTube, she’s probably procrastinating (likely writing or doing the dishes) by playing Magic the Gathering, lifting heavy things, or juggling overly complicated to-do lists and planners.
You can find her occasional social media drop-ins at @scorpio1678 on Twitter, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theresa.glover.5, just be aware, she’s only marginally more observant than Ella…
Characters: Baronness Ellaltas "Ella" Moonbrook, Tryncaryn Vinetangler
Rick Gualtieri loves adventure, snarky dialogue, and mayhem. So it's only natural that his bestselling Tome of Bill series kicks the mired status quo of vampire fiction straight in the teeth with its mix of supernatural chaos and sharp-tongued geeky humor. It's time to make the undead fun again.
Rick lives alone in a dark, evil place called New Jersey with only his wife, three kids, and countless pets to both keep him company and constantly plot against him. When he's not busy monkey-clicking words, he can typically be found jealously guarding his collection of vintage Transformers from all who would seek to defile them - Defilers Beware!
Connect with him at:
Website and mailing list signup - www.rickgualtieri.com
Facebook - facebook.com/RickGualtieriAuthor
Twitter - twitter.com/RickGualtieri
Or just drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't be shy. Unlike the creatures in his novels, he doesn't bite. :)
Characters: Silas Kane, The Arrow of the Gods, Moog FaceEater
John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the best-selling author of the EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” In 2016, Raising Hell, the first book in his dark fantasy Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series, was awarded the Manly Wade Wellman award by the NC Speculative Fiction Foundation.
A graduate of Winthrop University, John lives in Charlotte with his wife Suzy and a very demanding cat. In other lives, he has been an actor, lighting designer, theatre consultant, salesman, electronics technician, and arts administrator. In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a publishing conglomerate dedicated to pushing the boundaries of literature and entertainment.
In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of the podcast Authors & Dragons, where he plays a Pathfinder game with five other fantasy authors. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as “the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC.” And not just for his girth.
Website – http://johnhartness.com
Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/johnhartness
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/johnghartness
Twitter - @johnhartness
Characters: Fandingo the Fantastical, Alfronse Lightbringer
Drew Hayes is an author from Texas who has written several books and found the gumption to publish a few (so far). He graduated from Texas Tech with a B.A. in English, because evidently he's not familiar with what the term "employable" means. You can read more of his growing work at his website, www.drewhayesnovels.com, send him mail and movie offers at Novelistdrew@gmail.com. Drew has been called one of the most profound, prolific, and talented authors of his generation, but a table full of drunks will say almost anything when offered a round of free shots. Drew feels kind of like a D-bag writing about himself in the third person like this. He does appreciate that you're still reading, though.
Drew would like to sit down and have a beer with you. Or a cocktail. He's not here to judge your preferences. Drew is terrible at being serious, and has no real idea what a snippet biography is meant to convey anyway. Drew thinks you are awesome just the way you are. That part, he meant. Drew is off to go high-five random people, because who doesn't love a good high-five? No one, that's who.
Emily writes the Josie Tucker humorous mystery series under the name EM Kaplan. She is also the author of high fantasy, rom-com, a Shingles or two, and the Virtual Vigilante mystery series from Falstaff Books. She never played a single session of D&D (or Pathfinder) until recording the episode #42 (aka Brandon and the Tree) with the A&D gang. Now she regularly tries to rogue as Claudia on the Calamity Janes. You can find Emily at www.JustTheEmWords.com or on YouTube where she sometimes eats weird things.
Characters: Claudia Bärenliebhaber
Sue London (cast emeritus)
Doodlist, scribbler, thinker, planner, and all around fun chick.
What her fans are saying:
“…a wit so sharp it should have a warning label…” ~ Dusk Pennington
Best selling author Sue London created the beloved Regency romance series The Haberdashers. If you like your historical romance with a little action, a little humor, and a lot of strong-minded women, then this is the series for you!
Sue began writing short stories about horses and teen sleuths when she was seven years old. After that she traveled to distant worlds, fought with swords and sorcerers, and played with a few undead things. As you might have expected, this means she went into accountancy.
She grew up writing all sorts of things, but had to admit she was definitely a romance writer when she bought a house on Lovers Lane on Valentine’s Day. She and her husband are living out their happily ever after in Central Virginia.
Characters: Elisabete the Undefeated
Misty Massey is the author of the Mad Kestrel series of fantasy pirate adventures on the high seas. She is an acquisitions editor for LoreSeekers Press, co-editor of The Weird Wild West and Lawless Lands: Tales of the Weird Frontier, and she’s working on a series of Shadow Council novellas for Falstaff Press featuring the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday.
When she’s not writing, Misty studies Middle Eastern dance and paints weird pictures. She’s a sucker for good sushi, African coffee, and the darkest rum she can find. You can keep up with Misty at mistymassey.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.
Characters: Malibu, Anwir Crow
Melissa McArthur (cast emeritus)
Born and raised in Southeastern Kentucky, Melissa McArthur now calls the Carolinas home. She loves books and words and commas, so naturally she chose professions that involve those things. She’s the Associate Publisher at Falstaff Books, freelance editor and graphic designer, adjunct English professor, and plays Polly D’Arton on the Authors & Dragons Calamity Janes podcast! Melissa is easily distracted by all things shiny, and she really loves cookies, especially those peanut butter ones with the Hershey’s Kisses on top…
Characters: Polly D. Aarton
Steve Wetherell has written for Maxim, Cracked and CBS Local, and is a regular on the Authors and Dragons podcast. He is affiliated with Falstaff books and wrote the fantasy comedy series The Doomsayer Journeys, which he'd love you to read.
He lives with his wife and kids in Northamptonshire, England, and enjoys beer, rock music and writing about himself in the third person.
Characters: Brandon Thighmaster, Stan Dandyliver