Few can claim the varied background of award-winning author Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery.
Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including geology and anatomy. In addition she possesses a license of ministry, has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter.
Her travels have taken her to the top of Pikes Peak, across the world’s highest suspension bridge, down gold mines, in the footsteps of dinosaurs, through groves of giant Sequoias, and even to the volcanoes of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she was present for several phreatic eruptions of Mount St. Helens.
Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to some 40+ books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the Cresperian Saga book series, and has written the critically acclaimed Displaced Detective Series, described as "Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files," and its pulp-bestselling prequel series, Gentleman Aegis, the very first book of which won a Silver Falchion award. She has dabbled in paranormal/horror as well, releasing the ebook novella El Vengador, based on a true story. Her recent popular science book, Rock and Roll, a discussion of the New Madrid fault and its historic quakes, was a multiple-genre bestseller! It was followed with the equally-popular Kiss Your Ash Goodbye, an explanation of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Currently she's launching into the unknown with the Division One series, her take on the urban legend of the people who show up at UFO sightings, alien abductions, etc. to make things...disappear.
In addition to her writing work, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery now happily "pays it forward," teaching math and science through numerous media including radio, podcasting and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science-fiction think tank.
The Mystery continues.
T.D. Raufson was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and between trips to other realms from his home in the Tennessee Valley he shares the fantastic and magical stories he has collected on his travels. Raufson weaves magic into the modern world and brings it to life through its interaction with the characters in his young adult and midgrade novels. In these novels and stories to come, he finds interesting ways to incorporate magic into interesting settings that are not traditional fantasy. Raufson now lives among the hills of the Tennessee Valley with his wife and a plethora of domesticated and wild animals whom they have given their very own voices and personalities that may someday show up among characters yet to be written. Join him in a magical journey today.
K.T. Hunter is a lifelong fan of reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from science fiction (her first love) to science fact, from alternate history to art history and true crime. She credits her parents' encouragement of her creativity and their own love of Star Trek as the spark that lit her literary fires. She received her B.S. in Computer Science from UT-Chattanooga in 1993 and worked as a computer instructor and software developer in the insurance industry for the better part of two decades. Her first novel, 20 Million Leagues Over the Sea, the first novel in the steampunk adventure series The Nemo Paradox, was published independently in 2015. K.T. grew up in the hills of East Tennessee, and now she and her husband, T. D. Raufson, reside in Chattanooga.
Ellie Raine is a Writer’s Digest award-winning gothic fantasy author and artist. Her dark fantasy series, the NecroSeam Chronicles, has won several awards including First Place in Fantasy for Writer's Digest, a Silver Medal for Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, and additional awards from Readers' Favorite and the Book Excellence Awards.
John B. Pyka is entertaining the world, one audience, one story at a time.
He has been a Professional Multi-Discipline Entertainer and Storyteller for over 40 years: Author of the Tales from the Decoverse series, Comic Artist, Paranormal Storyteller, Champion Magician and the host of the Back of the Cereal Box Podcast! He is The Storyologist.
Shawn Hatfield is an American actor born October 21, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas. He is known for his role as Agent Calley on Super Heists, Bruce Adams on Storm of Suspicion and other roles. He has made several appearances on Snapped, Fatal Attraction, Vengeance: Killer Lovers, In Pursuit with John Walsh and Mark of a Serial Killer. He has so appeared in Ozark, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Christmas Special, Johnson, George and Tammy, Chrisley Knows Best, and Landscape With Invisible Hand. He is an RDJ/Iron Man cosplayer and lookalike and travels the convention circuit in his downtime from acting.