April 2013's Contributors

April 2013's Contributors

Quantum Fairy

Chris Coray is a computer geek by day, ghost hunter by night. He’s been writing Sci-Fi since his mother sneezed and gave birth to him in their space pod. Currently, he’s out of the country at the Norwegian Poltergeist Festival but hopes to be home with all limbs intact before the end of the year. Watch out, he’s wicked good with a comma.

Ninja Monkey

Eric J Ehlers wrote his first story age age 3 about a UFO that didn’t invade Earth because a small, barking dog scared them away. He’s been writing ever since, and in the last three decades has shown a modicum of improvement. Eric has previously edited and had his writing featured in the Leading Edge and The Official Time-Waster’s Guide. Currently he’s living the dream of being surrounded by beautiful women — most of them are his daughters. The cat sympathizes when he’s not killing small woodland animals.
Tweet Eric @SaintEhlers or follow his occasional blog, I Have the Conch.

Clockwork Gnome

Leigh Statham enjoys sitting in the garden, motionless, watching the voles eat her radishes for hours at a time. (Yes, a VOLE is a real thing, not a typo. Think mole only smaller.) She also runs around a lot and writes nonsense when left alone by all the tiny gnomies that live in her home and refuse to sit still like a good gnome should. Follow her on twitter @LeighStatham or Facebook.

Carissa Allen


Carissa Allen has dabbled in visual art and fantasy writing since the middle school years (a long, long, time ago…). As a wife, mother of two sassy girls, full time worker, and part time student, she struggles as of late to make her mark in the literary world. Alas, someday she will find peace and quiet and write like mad, finishing her ultimate life goal…the formidable fantasy trilogy. Aside from being a fantasy geek, she is also a bird-nerd (ornithology anyone?) and knows a multitude of useless facts about an assortment of animals. You can view more of her work on her Deviant Art page.

Tim Barzyk

Tim Barzyk

Tim Barzyk enjoys science, writing, reading, collecting old toys, and using his imagination. Why? Cuz it’s fun. He likes fun. He has a few degrees and pretty diplomas. The University of Chicago was nice enough to give him a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences. He sent in some box tops and got an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from there too. Before that, He studied Geology and Math at Indiana State University — yes, home of Larry Bird. Long live the Bird.

Liana Brooks

Tuatha De Danaan

I am that I am. I be that I be. I feel no need to justify my existence to the cats.

Gnatty Elf

Natalie has been writing since she was a wee lass, her first masterpiece being “Animals of the World”, a three act play, in which she kindly forced her younger siblings to participate. She’s currently majoring in English Literature at Utah Valley University and working toward the lofty, nerdy goal of teaching British Literature classes. A collection of cardigans and tweed blazers has already begun. A part-time paranormal investigator, Whovian and Ringer (LOTR), Natalie seeks out adventure whether it be in a book, the Tardis, or a moonlit cemetery. “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” — Neil Gaiman

A. Diane Hamilton


O.D. Hegre

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After a couple of decades in academia, trying to understand how the world worked and relating what others thought was the case to young inquiring minds, Orie Hegre walked away from the lectern, closed the doors to his research laboratory and retired. He now sits at his keyboard, worrying less about how things really are and more how they could be. He has had moderate success in bringing his speculative fiction to surfers of the web. Most often on the dark side and occasionally deep into horror, Orie likes to explore the sci fi genre, as well.

To balance this tendency toward the dark, Orie has chosen to live in the light – the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona where the sun shines 350 plus days a year. He enjoys the company of three wonderful females: his beautiful wife Jane, a stunning Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Maggie and Millie, the cutest little Mexican Chihuahua in the whole real world.

Theric Jepson

Theric Jepson is a writer, editor, publisher, and teacher. A poetic fictionist by inclination, he’s grateful for this opportunity to publish a fictional poem. Bit of warning: His novel Byuck secretly features an eldritch mermaid-devourer, even though it’s being marketed as a sweet love story—which is why no one trusts him anymore. Exercise your own lack of trust on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, the blogosphere, or elsewhere.

Hannah Jones

Kurt Pankau


Kurt Pankau is a programmer in Missouri. His stories have appeared on Daily Science Fiction and Wisconsin Public Radio. He posts new flash fiction every Friday at www.kurtpankau.com. On twitter: @kurtpankau.

Emily Potter


Emily Potter has been scribbling tales since she first picked up a pen. Having finally settled in a small(ish) town in Ontario, Canada, she is currently putting the final touches on her first novel, “Darkness Bared” while raising two sons and overindulging in coffee. When procrastinating, she can be found on twitter @fictionimpulse and updating her blog.

She really wishes people would quit telling her that magik and mythical beings don’t exist.

Phoebe Randall

Phoebe Randall is a 17 year old high school student in Arizona, the vast land of dry skin and cacti.She is  obsessed with video games and animated movies and hopes go into either animation or game design. But Phoebe’s heart lies with traditional media and is most comfortable working with classical art materials. You can check out more of Phoebe’s awesome talent at DeviantArt.
She is currently accepting commissions and can be contacted by emailing editor@quantumfairytales.com

Walt Watts

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