“Mike”, Michael David Anderson
Michael David Anderson is a horror and suspense novelist originally from East Tennessee. His tales include the Teddy Dormer novels, Teddy and Wake, and his latest release, In the House of Wolves. In addition to writing scary stories, Anderson is a poet, gamer, and occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy. His dogs, Bandit and Rory, serve as a constant distraction from productivity.
“Tom”, Thomas A Farmer
Thomas A Farmer is a science fiction and fantasy novelist from East Tennessee. His novels include The Week the World Ended, Apollo, The Stars Have Eyes, and the upcoming Scourge of Gods. When his hands aren’t full of books, Farmer fills them with swords. He teaches historic fencing (Historic European Martial Arts / HEMA) as one of the head coaches of the Knoxville Academy of the Blade. Tom lives with his wife Stephanie, their three cats, lizard, and snake.
Whitney “Airpants” Petelka
Whitney Petelka is an artist from East Tennessee who works in pen and ink, acrylics, natural sculpture, and digital graphics. She is in the early stages of producing a long-format comic, Dr. Kang: Paranormal Bureaucrat. Petelka, who goes by “Airpants” online, is a live-in cemetery caretaker for historic Civil War-era Bethel Cemetery. When not drawing or groundskeeping, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew, their dog Meryl, two cats, and two horses.