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Tinney S. Heath's first literary love is historical fiction, but fantasy is not far behind. Her historical interests can best be described as Dantecentric (if Dante lived it, wrote about it, or consigned it to the Inferno, it's fair game), but fantasy can take her anywhere.
She and her husband live in Madison, Wisconsin, where they play a lot of medieval and early Renaissance music on (in ascending decibel levels) recorders, crumhorns, portative organ, and shawms. She loves to travel to Italy for research (not to mention art, music, and pasta). She has a degree in journalism, and finds that while "who, what, when, where, why, and how" are still vital questions for her, "what if" has muscled its way in and taken its rightful place in the pantheon.
She blogs at http://www.historicalfictionresearch.blogspot.com.
Her historical novel, A Thing Done, is available in paperback or Kindle editions. This novel, set in 1216 in Florence, Italy, takes a real historical event and details the life of a working-class man caught between the machinations of two powerful families.
Callihoo Publishing stories by Tinney S. Heath:Bloody Luggage
Children of the Dance
Love It Enough
The Patience of Griselda
Beverly Stuart writes science fiction and fantasy, and sometimes horror. Her wide-ranging interests include medicine, Maya culture, comparative religious studies, music, costuming, psychology, and psycho-spiritual technologies. She is actively involved in managing the behind-the-scenes operations of a 50-voice choir, heading a local body of a fraternal lodge organization, and keeping her partner, Holly, sane.
Callihoo Publishing stories by Beverly Stuart:Divine Intervention
A Year and a Month and a Day
Brook West grew up in Holladay, Utah, where he took an interest in fantasy and science fiction at an early age.
He's had an eclectic and wide variety of jobs. He served as a Marine in Vietnam, and later served as a missionary in Japan for the LDS church. As an electronics technician he's repaired everything from radar equipment to mainframe computers. He's spent time at sea, worked as a bookbinder in both Western and Japanese styles, built ultrasonic sensors for artificial arms, worked on field studies of lizard diets, made jewelry, worked as a lifeguard, made maps (including a map of the geomorphology of the Dao Vallis area of Mars), published fanzines, scuba dived, worked in a pharmacy, participated in an archaeological dig in western Utah, and more. He has studied Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic, and is fairly fluent speaking, reading, and writing Japanese.
In college he studied world building, earning a degree in physical geography, with a minor in biology. This works nicely when he collaborates on stories with his wife, who is an anthropologist. He builds worlds, and she peoples them. He was a published finalist in the 11th Writers of the Future contest. That story appeared in the same volume as his wife's (which won the contest's grand prize for the year).
Brook created the deck plans for some of the ships in Howard Tayler's Schlock Mercenary books.
Brook served ten years as the Nebula Awards Editor for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and received the Service to SFWA Award in recognition of his work.
Callihoo Publishing stories by Brook West:The Peachwood Flute (in collaboration with Julia West)
A Portion for Foxes
Weeds (in collaboration with Julia West)
As writers seem to, Julia H. West has held many arcane jobs. She's been a quality control technician for ultrasound heart machines (video recordings of ultrasound cross sections of her heart were shipped all over the world with the machines). She's been a genealogical researcher, an office manager, a secretary, a desktop publisher, a digger at an archaeological dig, a quality assurance tech, a webmaster, an aircraft electrician for the Air Force Reserves, and a keyer for the United States Post Office.
Julia loves music, and sings with the Utah Filk Organization (that's not a typo: filk is music of the science fiction and fantasy community). She was a founding member of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism and still enjoys researching medieval culture. She has been an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for over ten years, and has been awarded the Service to SFWA Award. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).
Julia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a BA in Anthropology. When people asked her what she was going to do with the degree, she'd tell them, "Write science fiction." Many of her stories incorporate fascinating bits of culture she discovered while studying. Julia's website is at http://juliahwest.com
Callihoo Publishing stories by Julia H. WestMind Bridges, a fantasy collection
Changes of Life
An Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree
The Peachwood Flute (in collaboration with Brook West)
Sea of Chaos
Weeds (in collaboration with Brook West)
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This page created 4 September 2011
Last update 5 October 2013