Science fiction fan and sometimes writer, specializing in Alternate History. I'll also post on life experiences, political issues (rarely), science, and technology. I live in the frozen tundra/boiling heat/tornadoes of the Midwest in a mid-sized college town not far enough from Chicago.
For most of my life, happiness meant satisfying the hunger for life's mysteries, discover love, pain, or understand social justice through an astonishing amount of reading. As a lonely and rather peculiar child, I was engulfed in books most of my free time. Born in the same town the roman poet Ovid
ILANA Mercer is a US-based, classical liberal writer. She pens a popular weekly column—“Return to Reason”—for WorldNetDaily.com. With a unique audience of 8 million, the site has been rated by Alexa as the most frequented “conservative” site on the Internet. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, Ilana also contributes to VDARE.COM, the foremost authority on immigration policy. She is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, an independent, non-profit economic policy think tank
Ken Coffman was born in Medford, Oregon in 1953. He's been a berry picker, cat food factory worker, dish washer, Air Force Sergeant, rock-n-roll bass player, concert promoter, author, publisher, electrical engineer and manager. In tribute to a life-long love of the written word, he's written seven novels and a technical book. The latest novel is called Hartz String Theory and it is not a technical book. He has two grown children and lives in Washington State with his wife (the futile voice of reason).
Bryn Greenwood lives in Kansas, which is as flat as you imagine but slightly more charming. When not toiling in obscurity as a secretary, she does her part to bring about the End Times by allowing dogs and cats to live together. Her hairless cats are plotting to overthrow civilization, while her two boxers turn the living room into the kill floor of a chew toy slaughterhouse. She is married to an extensive home remodeling project, and is currently not seeking treatment for her addiction to power tools and spackle. You can learn more about the myriad ways in which she wasted her youth, and find links to more of her stories at www.bryngreenwood.com
Christopher Burchfield has worked for the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service. In the more distant past he was employed by IBM and prior to that operated a landscape business.
For the past thirty years he has been researching the history of Gold Rush California. Chris has had articles published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Californians, California Mining Journal, California Highway Patrol, True West and Old West magazines. In 2003 he published the book Choose Your Weapon—The Duel in California 1847-1861.
During the last decade of the last millennium, while working for the first three federal agencies noted above, he became aware that personnel alterations were severely impacting the performance of each unit. But, it was only after his employment with the U.S. Forest Service that he became truly aware of the devastating affects political correctness was having on the morale and performance of federal employees. As a result, his focus of research turned from Western History toward this contemporary issue of great significance.
Robert Martin is Professor of Law, Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario. In addition to Western, he has taught law at universities in France, Ireland, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius and Tanzania.
He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (BA, 1961); the University of Toronto (LL.B., 1967) and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (LL.M. with Distinction, 1971) From 1985-2000 he was Secretary- T reasurer of the Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication, and, from 1997-2007, a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In 2007 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, a distinction he is the only Canadian to hold. Free Expression in Canada is his 11th book. He speaks English, French and Swahili and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Kendall, while growing up in the bucolic Flint Hills of Kansas, dreamt of returning to her father’s ancestral home of Texas and becoming a latter-day Nancy Drew or John Le Carré. Instead, higher education and circumstance led her down a long and winding road (footnote, the Beatles) to Harvard, Canada, international corporate communications, Russia and, finally, to her beloved Texas.
In the spring of 2013, with the assistance of Stairway Press, she takes a leap in the direction of Nancy Drew and le Carré with publication of her debut historical mystery, DESOLATION ROW. She works on its sequel at her home shared with her husband and Wills the cavalier King Charles spaniel, plus five house rabbits—while aspiring to become an author able to say she “lives part-time in the Cotswolds,” an anglophile’s version of her upbringing.
Writer by day, ballroom dancer and choreographer by night, Colby is a contributing columnist for a local magazine and a proud member of International Thriller Writers. She's active in local theatres as an actress and choreographer.
She lives in Georgia with her family where she is hard at work on her new thriller.