Nikki Baird, Editor
Nikki Baird writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror, both long and
short form. Her short horror story, "Devastation Mine" was published as
part of the anthology Broken Links, Mended Lives, which was nominated for
a Colorado Book Award. She has been a finalist in the Rocky Mountain
Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold contest for the two years in the
Speculative Fiction category, and is a regular contributor to Littleton
Writers Critique Group, an open critique group in southwest Denver. She is
currently trying to place her second fantasy novel with a publisher.
Lesley L. Smith, Editor
Lesley L. Smith has a Ph.D. in Elementary Particle Physics and is the author or coauthor of many scientific articles. Her speculative short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues including Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Lesley is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Grayson Towler, Editor
Grayson Towler has a lifelong fascination with
magic, and the telling stories. His first book, a middle-grade
fantasy titled The Dragon
Waking, is due to be published in
Spring 2016 by Albert Whitman & Company. The book was a
finalist in the
2012 RMFW Gold contest.
as a copy writer since 2004 for Sounds True, a publishing company
for books and
audio programs concerning meditation, spirituality, and self-help.
He is also an illustrator, and he has
been writing and
drawing an urban fantasy webcomic, Thunderstruck,
since 2004. He also created "Tales from the Vault"--a popular
fiction website active from 1996-2001.
In addition to
writing, Grayson has also
been a web designer, substitute teacher, comic artist, and small
owner. He and his wife, Candi, live in a house owned by three
benevolent cats in Longmont, Colorado.
Candi Cooper-Towler, Associate Editor
Candi Cooper-Towler was raised in the desert of Southern Nevada and now
lives in the
high desert of Colorado. She has been writing haiku seriously for about
five years and
finds the short form a perfect fit for her minimalist style.She is
her novelist husband as well as a horse, three cats, and a dog.
She is a spectacularly fast reader.
Minta Monroe, Associate Editor
Minta Monroe writes darker fantasy, particularly involving the occult or
supernatural. She is the author of The Mound Dwellers and several
collections of short stories. In addition to fantasy, she writes
science fiction and mystery under other pen names. Please visit her
publisher at dmkregpublishing.com for more information about her work.
Chris Devlin, Copy Editor
Chris Devlin is a writer, blogger and copy editor. She runs Devlin Author Services, a full-service writer support agency. She's the Contest Chair for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's Colorado Gold contest and has years of experience as a copy editor and critique group moderator. Her Young Adult speculative fiction novel, St. Vitus Academy Book One: The Lazarus Rock, finaled in the Pikes Peak Contest 2012.
Check out her author services at: http://www.devlinauthorservices.com/
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Betsy Dornbusch, Emeritus Editor
Betsy Dornbusch lives with her family in Colorado. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online publications, including Spinetingler, Big Pulp, Sinister Tales, and Thuglit and the anthologies Deadly by the Dozen, Tasty Little Tales, UF Manifesto, and Neverland's Library. She wrote three books under a pseudonym with Whiskey Creek Press. The first book of her new urban fantasy series, Sentinel: Archive of Fire, was released by Whiskey Creek Press in 2011, under her own name. Her epic fantasy trilogy, Books of the Seven Eyes: Exile, Emissary, and Enemy launched in 2013. Besides writing speculative fiction, she enjoys snowboarding, going to punk rock concerts, and pretending to be a soccer mom. (Nobody's buying the soccer mom bit, though.) When reading for Electric Spec, she was on the lookout for dark twists of fate, character, and emotion.
Her online home is at http://betsydornbusch.com, better known as Sex Scenes at Starbucks.
David E. Hughes, Emeritus Editor
David E. Hughes has published numerous short stories in a variety of magazines. He's a co-founder and was co-editor of Electric Spec and a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. He's currently looking for a publisher for his third novel, an urban fantasy.