J. Scott Savege has been hunting for and writing about monsters for as long as he can remember. His mother believes his first word might have been "lycanthrope," and the first thing he bought with the money he earned delivering newspapers was a six-foot plastic Frankenstein monster.Learn More
Dan spent more than 30 years in special operations, primarily as a Combat Controller and Special Tactics Officer.Learn More
Christine Seifert has a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University. She is a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where she teaches professional writing and rhetoric.Learn More
After completing a B.A. in English, I had aspirations to knock out the next great American novel. Mom always taught me to dream big. Well writing proved tougher than I first thought. Tougher than chewing on a two-year-old gummi-worm that's been hiding under a car seat. Plans changed.Learn More
Terry Tempest Williams grew up within sight of the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah.Learn More
Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and dives for octopus with her dad every time she visits—otherwise she’s diving into books in the Rocky Mountains where she lives with her husband and four children.Learn More
Past president of Writers@Work, Sylvia's novel, The Scorpion's Tail won the 2005 Miguel Marmol Prize, awarded annually by Curbstone Press for the best debut work in fiction by a Latino/a writer.Learn More
STEPHEN TRIMBLE was born in Denver, his family's base for roaming the West with his geologist father.Learn More
Robison Wells is the author of the young adult thriller Variant, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 2011. He lives in Holladay, Utah, with his wife and three kids.
Dan Wells is the author of the bestselling Partials Sequence as well as the John Cleaver series. He has been nominated for the Campbell Award and has won a Hugo Award and three Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses.Learn More
Natalie Whipple, sadly, does not have any cool mutations or magical powers like her characters. Unless you count the ability to watch anime and Korean dramas for hours on end. Or her uncanny knack for sushi consumption.
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Brooke Williams has spent the last thirty years advocating for wilderness. He is the author of four books, including Halflives: Reconciling Work and Wildness.Learn More
A transplant to Utah, Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, and now lives in Salt Lake City, with her husband. Zarr is the acclaimed author of four novels for young adults. Her first novel, Story of a Girl was a 2007 National Book Award finalist.Learn More