Maurice Barkley lives with his wife Marie in a suburb of Rochester, New York. Retired from a career as a commercial artist and builder of tree houses, he is busy writing and reinforcing the stereotype of a pesky househusband.

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D.S. Taylor was born in a quiet seaside town in Ireland in 1981.

He currently lives with his wife, his dog and three goldfish and pays the bills by running his own editing company.

Sources indicate he is addicted to coffee, writing and redheads.

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D. L. ORTON lives in the foothills of the Rockies where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

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Ms. Orton is a graduate of Stanford University’s Writers Workshop and a past editor of “Top of the Western Staircase,” a literary publication of CU, Boulder.  The author has a number of short stories published in online literary magazines, including Literotica, Melusine, Cosmoetica, The Ranfurly Review, and Catalyst Press.


  • Publishers Weekly “BookLife Prize in Fiction” Quarter-Finalist
  • Writer’s Digest Book Award, Fiction
  • Book Excellence Award Winner, Science Fiction
  • Colorado Book Award Finalist, Genre Fiction
  • Readers’ Favorite Book Award Winner, Audiobook Fiction
  • SWIRL Awards Finalist, Science Fiction
  • Indie Excellence Book Award Winner, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • USA Best Book Award Finalist, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • International Book Award Finalist, Cross-Genre Fiction
  • Colorado Gold Award Winner, Science Fiction
  • Novel Beginnings Award Winner, Science Fiction


Publishers Weekly ⭐️ Starred Review ~ “Engaging, Funny, Romantic & Harrowing” 

Midwest Book Review Featured Pick ~ “Well Written and Deftly Crafted”  

Writer’s Digest ~ “Recommend without Hesitation”

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