Adina Pelle

“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.”

Adina has written Ghost Words and Other Echoes . . . and Mesh

Adrian Jarvis

Adrian Jarvis is an academic, author, teacher and rock fan. Hailing from a sleepy town in England, his adventures have taken him all around the world - most recently to Malaysia, where he has been working and sampling the local culture. He has written, produced and published a number of plays and has authored research papers on power and leadership. When not devoting himself to his favourite bands, he lives with his wife in Nottingham and still occasionally does a bit of martial arts training.

Adrian is the author of Chasing Shadows

Alan Carlin

Dr. Carlin received an undergraduate degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He then entered the PhD program in economics at MIT, with two summers spent at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. His MIT major was in economic development; his thesis research was carried out in India under a Ford Foundation Foreign Area Fellowship. He then took a position as an economist at RAND, where he pursued primarily economic development and transportation economics.

In the mid-1960s he became active in the environmental movement as a result of his outdoor interests, and co-authored economic analyses of proposed dams proposed for the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The dams were turned down by the Federal Government in 1968 after a nationwide campaign by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. In 1970 he was elected Chairman of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, then the Club’s second largest Chapter.

Soon after Richard Nixon created the US Environmental Protection Agency in late 1970, he followed his increasing environmental interest by taking a position as a manager in their new Office of Research and Development in Washington, DC, for multidisciplinary research on implementation of environmental pollution control. In the late 1970s he worked for about 7 years primarily as a physical scientist managing the development of criteria documents assessing pollutants for possible regulation by EPA. After Reagan institutionalized the economic analysis of Federal regulations in 1981, he transferred to the EPA Policy Office, where he was a senior analyst and economic research manager.

In the mid-2000s he realized that climate would become the major environmental issue of the decade, and undertook a voyage of personal discovery to understand the issue, including both its economic and scientific aspects. With the advent of the strongly environmentalist Obama Administration in 2009 he found himself at odds with EPA’s misguided attempts to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, which led to considerable media attention and his retirement in early 2010.

He has authored or co-authored over 35 professional publications in his career to date, mostly in economics and energy/climate. Seventeen of these have been published in journals and 8 as part of books.

Dr. Carlin’s most recent book is Environmentalism Gone Mad

Al Melendez

"My formal education seems of little consequence now. There is pain that fuels my stories."

Al is the author of Creaking Door

Anthony Garone

Anthony Garone is a creative technology leader with a heart for helping people understand who they are, where they excel, and what they can offer the world. He has co-founded and advised several startups, runs Make Weird Music, and leads software and technology teams at an identity theft protection firm, InfoArmor, which was acquired by Allstate in October 2018.

Anthony lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and three children.

Anthony Sadar

Anthony J. Sadar is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with 35 years of experience in atmospheric and environmental science and science education. During his career, he has divided his time about equally among government, private industry, and academia. Mr. Sadar is currently the air pollution meteorologist and an air pollution program administrator for a large public health department. In addition, he is an adjunct associate professor of science and part-time instructor of meteorology and climatology. He founded Environmental Science Communication, LLC, a private consulting firm specializing in air pollution dispersion modeling, regulatory compliance, and risk communication for business and industry. His hands-on experience includes weather observation above the Arctic Circle, air quality modeling, and environmental project management. Mr. Sadar has authored dozens of articles about atmospheric and environmental issues.

Mr. Sadar, along with Mark Shull, authored Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry (CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, 2000). Mr. Sadar’s commentaries and book reviews have appeared in The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, and other newspapers and trade publications.

He holds a BS in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, an MS in environmental science from the University of Cincinnati, and an MEd in science education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Sadar is a member of the American Meteorological Society; the Air & Waste Management Association; Kappa Delta Pi (education honors fraternity); and the Local Emergency Planning Committee of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA).

Anthony Sadar’s most recent book is In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big to Fail

Bear Kosik

Bear Kosik began a third career as a writer in June 2014 after 30 years in education. He is the author of three science fiction novels (one under the name Hugh Dudley) and has a non-fiction book, "Remaking Democracy in America", coming out in January 2018. Five of his short plays have been produced Off-Off-Broadway. In addition, he has had many short fiction pieces, essays, and poems published in anthologies, reviews, and e-zines. Bear aims to introduce readers to neo-post-modern work filled with absurdities, profundities, and realities.

Bryn Greenwood

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

Her most recent novel is Lie Lay Lain

Charles Platt

Charles Platt grew up reading science fiction and dreaming about the future. His books are unashamedly positive about the promise of technology, and he is a strong believer in the power of science to enable us to transcend our human limitations.

During the 1990s, Platt moved from being a novelist to being a journalist, and wrote more than thirty features for Wired magazine. This gave him a unique opportunity to explore his interest in technology in the real world. He then established his own workshop in Arizona, where he designed and developed prototypes of medical equipment for a laboratory in California.

Today he mostly writes books introducing people to electronics, but his love for science fiction persists, and the novels that he wrote in this genre still seem fresh and unaffected by the passage of time. Indeed, a startup company in the Bay Area is now developing a process to scan and store the structure of the brain at a neuronal level, in much the same way that Platt predicted in The Silicon Man.

Living in the Arizona wilderness, Charles Platt now uses his workshop to build projects for Make magazine, for which he is a contributing editor and regular columnist.

Charles’ most recent books include The Silicon Man & Protektor and Dream Makers

Colby Marshall

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 theaters as an actress and choreographer.

She lives in Georgia with her family where she is hard at work on her new thriller.

Colby’s most recent novels include The Trade and Chain of Command

David Archibald

David Archibald is a Perth-based scientist who has worked in the fields of oil exploration, medical research, climate science, energy and defense. A true polymath, his achievements include the study of how climate change is linked to the solar cycle. Mr Archibald has lectured in US Senate and House of Representatives hearing rooms.

Dale Cozort

“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.”

David Cord

David J. Cord spent fifteen years in the investment industry, as salesman, administrator and hedge fund manager. He has been a contributor to the Helsinki Times newspaper since its foundation, reporting on business and authoring its most popular column, which includes an eclectic mix of investment tips, angry policy recommendations and laconic observations about the economy. He has also written for publishers as diverse as European CEO and the Finnish Foreign Ministry.

His first book, Mohamed 2.0: Disruption Manifesto, was published in 2012. Called ‘simply brilliant’ by Finland’s largest business newspaper Kaupalehti, it tells the story of Mohamed El-Fatatry and the rise and fall of the online social network Muxlim.

Dead Romans is his second book. The shepherd slave boy Daphnis struggles to keep his family together under the ownership of a cruel master. The emperor’s mistress Panthea doubts her self-worth due to an abusive relationship with her father. The writer Aristides must decide if he should sacrifice his integrity to get a literary patron. In the midst of their personal catastrophes, the plague sweeps through the Roman Empire. The three must face their mortality and what is really important in life.

David’s most recent book is The Decline and Fall of Nokia. Nokia’s fall from the pinnacle of the mobile phone industry was unprecedented in both its rapidity and its extent. Now for the first time the true, comprehensive story is told of the decline and fall of Finland’s greatest company.

An American by birth, David married a Finn and moved to Finland in 2005. He lives in Helsinki with his beautiful wife Niina and his globe-trotting dog Orion.

David Ellison

During his thirty-year career, David Ellison has been a teacher, mentor teacher, school administrator, and education columnist. For five years he co-taught the Social Studies Methods course for prospective teachers at California State University, East Bay. He served as the New Haven Unified and the American Council of School Administrators Region VI Teach of the Year in 1996. Ellison currently instructs high school history and Spanish in Union City, California.

David’s most recent book is Bloodletting: Why Education Reform is Killing America’s Schools

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Devorah (“Devo”) Cutler-Rubenstein’s passion for storytelling and art brought her to Cal Arts where she earned her BFA in Film/Art from California Institute of the Arts. Most recently she completed her Masters in Professional Writing at USC, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences.

Over the years, Devo’s done everything from helping writers of short films on the way to production to editing novels and non-fiction books for the publishing markets.

As a dramaturge, she founded New Play Productions with RADA’s Gillian Eaton to develop, produce and co-direct domestic and world premieres for the stage. Then, she partnered with producer/actor Mary Saxon for four domestic premiers, which garnered several Drama-Logue Critic Awards and made the LA Times Top Ten list. Several of her projects were optioned and adapted for the screen.

Simultaneously, Devo launched a career in the executive movie ranks, and became Director of Literary Affairs at Columbia Pictures TV, and spearheaded Columbia Pictures’ NY Playwright’s Workshop. As Director of the Story Department at Marble Arch Productions, she worked on such TV projects as the Emmy award-winning Friendly Fire and features, including Muppet Christmas Carol and Zorro The Gay Blade. She then lent her talent to help launch major re-releases of foreign and domestic Kurosawa and Capra classics as VP of Marketing for Connoisseur Video. She made her filmic directing debut after winning the prestigious Discovery Program Award (others who won that year were Griffin Dunne, Christine Lathi and Rob Lowe). She co-wrote the critically acclaimed Peacock Blues, starring Poppy Montgomery and Bill Forsythe, which aired on Showtime’s Stories From The Edge. The 35MM featurette was a selection for a number of festivals, including the NY Film Festival, winning Audience Favorite and Best Short Film at the Moondance International Film Festival.

Most recently, she is revisiting Not Afraid To Laugh – 16 years later. It’s a reprisal of an original documentary about using humor to heal. Formerly the doc was nominated for a Peabody Award, won a Communicator Award and is archived in The Museum of Broadcasting for “excellence, historical significance, and social impact.” Academy Award nominee Ross Spears tapped Cutler to adapt and direct multiple narrative sequences for the PBS documentary Tell About The South. The independent film, focusing on literary giants of Southern fiction, was shot in North Carolina and Virginia.

For the last fifteen years Devo has been focusing on helping writers and screenwriters craft fiction, non-fiction and cross-platform media projects, with an emphasis on short films as an adjunct professor at various universities. She has written creatively for the literary scene with published poems, articles on the craft of writing, and she is a featured writer in Now Write! Screenplays and Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy And Horror for Tarcher/Penguin, published in 2012 and 2013, respectively. She hosted an internet talk show Funny You Should Ask, and for several years co-produced a weekly comedy show, called The Monday Show. Now at USC for the last ten years, she continues to help coach students from around the world write and direct short films through USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program.

As a working writer, she is a member of the WGA. Prior to starting her teaching career, Devo wrote for television and the movie business. Screenplays for film and TV episodic included work-for-hire at ABC, Columbia Pictures, Fries Entertainment, Interscope Entertainment, among others. Hoping to inspire the craft-career conversation for writers, she travels the world speaking at conferences, film festivals, and at pitch fests. Her articles, mentoring and seminars led her to be chosen Best Pitching Coach 2012 by Hollywood & Vine Magazine.

Her forthcoming book Dating Your Character… A Sexy Guide To Screenwriting For Film And Tv, is due from Stairway Press, Spring 2016. As CEO of The Script (& Novel) Broker®, she helps writers get their material ready to market. Devo lives in a house in West Hollywood, California with her husband, Scott, her dog Jumper-Jaxson, a cat Tsunami, two birds, Delilah and Samson, and two teenaged koi fish, Homer and Odyssey.

Donald L. Ensenbach

DONALD L. ENSENBACH is a 76-year old storyteller of prehistoric Native American legends and myths. "Kokopelli: Dream Catchers of an Ancient" is about a fabled Mayan boy orphaned at 12, who becomes a traveling trader, and god of fertility. "Shadows Through a Spirit Window" follows his daughter's family through the Southwestern Americas during the 7th century. The third, "Whispering Winds Remember", will be out in fall. Donald appears at bookstores and special events in Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin, and arranges and guides tours to the the locations he writes about. The series is planned to continue with books about the 10th, 12th and 15th centuries.

Fred Lucas

FRED LUCAS, the White House correspondent for The Daily Signal, has more than a dozen years of political reporting experience and is the author of The Right Frequency: The Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment. Lucas has reported for TheBlaze, Fox News,, The Weekly Standard, Townhall, Human Events, the American Spectator, and He holds an MS degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Fred is the author of Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections.

Michael Helms

Michael Helms turned down a chance to play college baseball, and joined the Marine Corps after high school graduation. He served with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (“*The Magnificent Bastards*”) in 1967-68 during some of the fiercest fighting of the Vietnam War.

Helms is the author of The Proud Bastards, a memoir of boot camp and his tour in Vietnam. It has remained in print for over twenty years.

His book, Of Blood and Brothers: Book One - A Novel of the Civil War, was published September 1, 2013. Book Two was released in March 2014.

The first book in his Mac McClellan mystery series, Deadly Catch, was published November 12, 2013. Deadly Ruse was published in November 2014.

When asked about writing, Helms said, “Writing is a love/hate relationship. For me, it’s an obsession. If I’m not writing, I feel that I’m not doing what I need to be doing. When I’ve finished writing a manuscript I feel relief and satisfaction, but also a sense that there’s another story to be told, and I start on my next project.”

A writer and editor, Helms enjoys playing the guitar, canoeing, hiking, and bird watching with his wife. They live in the Upstate of South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

A member of Mystery Writers of America, Military Writers Society of America, Third Marine Division Association, Disabled American Veterans, and Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Learn more about Helms’ book, The Private War of Corporal Hensen

Elizabeth Lopez

Elizabeth Lopez attended Vassar College, majoring in English Literature. She was a screenwriting fellow of the L.A. Latino Film Festival and has had several articles published online and in print for entertainment-oriented magazines such as Gideon’s Screenwriting Tips.

She started her Hollywood career as a story analyst for talent managers and production companies, including Vincent Cirrincione & Associates and The Little Company. As VP of Literary Development at Marilyn Atlas Management, she has been managing writing talent. She has taught screenwriting classes at the Ojai Writers Festival and at The Writers Store.

Geraint Hughes

Geraint is an award winning CIBSE Engineer, with decades of experience in the Building Services Industry in the UK. He is uniquely placed to expose the lies being told by Fake Climate Scientists, Lefty Politicians, Back patting Educationalists & Corrupt Industries whom have all conspired with each other to deceive the public.
 His experiments go hand in hand with his educational material to show, first hand, that we are being lied to by Climate Crisis Fraudsters and that these lies can be exposed. People whom preach CO2 as the cause of global warming have a different agenda other than the one they espouse & above all else, they have no integrity.

Ilana Mercer

ILANA Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer and theorist based in the US. Her acclaimed, weekly column, begun in Canada, has been going strong since 1999. (Articles Archive.) Ilana is the author of The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June 29, 2016), the first libertarian book of Trump, and of the seminal Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011).

Ilana’s weekly column appears in The Unz Review, WND.COM, for which she has penned WND’s exclusive “Return to Reason” feature (now called “The Paleolibertarian”) since 2001,,, American Greatness, Britain’s Ludwig von Mises Centre For Property and Freedom, and London’s Quarterly Review, founded in 1809. Ilana has also contributed to the Mises Institute’s Wire, as well as to its Power & Market Blog; to the Ron Paul Institute, the Abbeville Institute, The American Thinker, The Daily Caller, The Liberty Conservative, and The Heartland Institute.

Under the handle “The Paleolibertarian Column” or “Paläolibertären Kolumne,” in the German, Ilana’s weekly column was featured respectively on Russia Today and in Junge Freiheit, a German weekly of excellence, for some years. Likewise did the column run on Taki’s Magazine. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, Ilana is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (an award-winning, independent, non-profit, free-market economic policy think tank).

Since the late 1990s, Ilana has written for The Financial Post, The Globe and Mail (Canada’s National Newspapers), The Vancouver Sun, The Report Newsmagazine, London’s Jewish Chronicle and Quarterly Review, The American Spectator, The American Conservative, and The New Individualist. Her work has appeared in The Ottawa Citizen, The Orange County Register, The Colorado Gazette, and in other Freedom Communications, Inc. newspapers across the United States, including The Valley Morning Star, The East Valley Tribune, Jacksonville Daily News, Washington County News, Holmes County Register.

Ilana’s work has also been published in The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Free Life: a Journal of Classical Liberal and Libertarian Thought, the Foundation for Economic Education’s Ideas on Liberty and in Insight On the News (a former affiliate of The Washington Times), for which she has penned essays in symposia debating intellectual property.

Ilana has written weekly columns for the conservative Calgary Herald, Vancouver’s North Shore News. As was she an analyst and commentator for Free-Market News Network, founded by the late Harry Browne, one-time libertarian presidential candidate.

Ilana’s commentary has been mentioned in the European edition of Time (see “Trading Places” by Peter Gumbel, appeared in the print edition of March 28, 2005), cited in the Boston Globe (“The Downside of Diversity” by Michael Jonas, August 5, 2007); the New York Times’ Economix blog (“Are Federal Workers Overpaid?” by Prof. Nancy Folbre, October 13, 2009), and featured on web sites such as the Ludwig von Mises Institute,, The Hudson Institute, The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Laissez Faire City Times, Rational Review,, VDARE.COM, Frontpage Magazine, and, an acclaimed “online ideas-and-culture magazine.”

Ilana, who supported Ron Paul for president in 2008 and 2012, was asked by the Paul campaign for a written endorsement. Here it is:

“Ron Paul stands alone among the presidential contenders for a solvent, sovereign America—he has the will to stop the squandering of men and matériel in Iraq and the intellectual wherewithal to salvage an ailing currency, fortify forsaken borders, and restore individual liberties.”

John Derbyshire, formerly of National Review Online, called Ilana’s case for the Texas Republican “Pauline Gospel at its best”:

The most persuasive Paul booster remains the ravishing, brilliant, and eloquent Ilana Mercer. I don’t say you’ll agree with her, only that this is the Pauline Gospel at its best. If you won’t buy it from Ilana, you won’t buy it from anyone.”

Ilana is the founder, editor, and creative force behind This aesthetically pleasing thematic website, on which ilana’s essays are archived conveniently, reflects her vision, transformed into pixels. She is also the proprietor of the weblog Barely a Blog (BAB), to which prominent thinkers such as Tibor Machan (RIP), George Reisman, and the late Thomas Szasz have contributed. (Mercer contributed a dust-jacket blurb to Professor Szasz’s book, Coercion As Cure.)

Ilana has been a guest on ABC Radio (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and on radio stations across America. These include “Talk Back,” the nationally syndicated show of the late, legendary George Putnam, The Mike Church Show (aka the “King Dude”) on the Sirius Patriot Channel, and Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show, on which she appeared, regrettably, to defend NFL quarterback Michael Vick (honest thinkers admit to mistakes). About Ilana’s work, Mr. Hannity said this:

Having read your columns throughout the years, I think I know you a little bit—I know you come from a very intellectual point of view, an intellectually honest point of view—you have given the most articulate argument I’ve heard [‘In Defense of Michael Vick’‘] on the other side of this, one that is consistent with many of the views you have. (August 17, 2007)

As has Ilana appeared on Russia Today (RT), most recently to mine the legacy of Mandela, and on the Public Network’s television series, “America at War” (#434), where, in 2003, she debated the media’s dereliction of duty during the invasion of Iraq. Her analysis of Martha Stewart’s legal travails, “Convicted for Fearing Conviction,” was voted among the best articles of 2004. In the same year, she received the “Ron Paul Liberty in Media Awards (LIMA)” for the essay “Wartime Socialism.”

Ilana was born in South Africa, which her father, Rabbi Ben Isaacson, decided to leave pursuant to harassment by the South African security police on account of his anti-apartheid preaching and activism. (Ilana herself, on return, decades later, fought petty apartheid tirelessly.) The family departed in the 1960s for Israel, where Ilana spent her formative years. She returned to South-Africa in the 1980s, married and had a daughter. The family emigrated to Canada in 1995, and then went on to settle in the US.

Described as an engaging, iconoclastic polemicist by National Post editorial writer Lorne Gunter, Ilana typically marshals powerful analytical argumentation in support of her case. “All I can tell you is that you can’t win an argument with this woman. I’ve tried and failed,” said Victor Niederhoffer, Ph.D., in May of 2012. Dr. Niederhoffer is a noted stock-market investor, a former business partner to George Soros, and founder of the New York City Junto liberty forum.

In a review titled “The Passion of Principles,” the Objectivist magazine The Free Radical called Ilana’s first book, Broad Sides: One Woman’s Clash With a Corrupt Culture, “a perfect mix of reason and rhetoric.” (Here are part 2 & part 3 of the review.) The late great Ron Smith of WBAL Radio, Maryland, had described her as “a refreshingly original writer on the issues of our time.” Others have praised Ilana as a particularly strong stylist, with “no less powerful an intellectual punch as Ayn Rand, only wickedly funny.” (Citations are here and here).

Ilana’s latest book is The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June 29, 2016). It was the first serious analysis of the Trump phenom, and certainly the first libertarian book of Trump. Released in June of 2011, her second book is Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from post-Apartheid South Africa. Into the Cannibal’s Pot is a polemical work anchored in history, reality, fact, and the political philosophy of classical liberalism. It is a manifesto against mass society, arguing against raw, ripe democracy, here (in the US), there (in South Africa), and everywhere. “Into the Cannibal’s Pot” follows Russell Kirk’s contention that “true freedom can be found only within the framework of a social order.” It is intended as a reminder that, however imperfect, civilized societies are fragile. They can, and will, crumble in culturally inhospitable climes. The tyranny of political correctness, so unique to the West—plays a role in their near-collapse. Advanced societies don’t just die; they either wither from within, or, like South Africa, are finished off by other western societies.

All is not grim. Ilana does pause to turn the arrows in her epistolary quiver away from the state—the Thing the inimical Sir Humphrey Applebee of the British satire “Yes, Prime Minister” called a disorganized criminal organization. She covers popular culture, mainstream media, Hollywood, and pseudo-science. From sex to music, it’s all here, minus the unpalatable pabulum served by the mummified media.

When she is not expatiating upon the issues of the day, Ilana enjoys running outdoors. She has been a long-distance, recreational runner since the mid 1990s. Parrots are another passion—in particular, the plight of psittacines in captivity and in the wild. Ilana supports parrot rescues in the community. So too is the cause of the near-extinct Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) close to her heart. Ilana is owned by an adorable hookbill called Oscar-Wood (Poicephalus fuscicollis).

Then there is Music. Chamber music and Bach—any Bach—are her first loves, but she finds the hard core, intricate and masterful brilliance of progressive rock outfits like Symphony X, Dream Theater, Magnitude Nine, and Kamelot (sic) as alluring, to say nothing of neoclassical wizards such as Sean Mercer and Tony MacAlpine.

For a fun quiz conducted with Ilana read “The Third Degree à la Germany: Answering To Junge Freiheit” (November 11, 2016).

Jack Kerwick

Jack Kerwick received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University. A lifelong Roman Catholic, his work on philosophy, politics, religion, and culture has appeared in various publications. He teaches philosophy at Burlington County College in Mount Laurel, NJ where he resides with his wife and son.

Jack Perry

Jack Perry is a "guerilla writer" and freelance journalist living with his wife in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. He has lived in diverse locales before "diverse" became a cool word. Born in Southern California, he made the serious mistake of enlisting in the army. After that, he worked in jobs such as driving a tow truck, running a forklift in a fruit-packing shed, repairing wind turbines, and selling silver and turquoise. Jack enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, woodworking, traditional archery, making his own arrows, and exploring the desert. Jack is an avid reader, having read around two books a week since 1993, and does not watch television. He also keeps a devout spiritual practice of Christian Buddhism, which provides his "compass." We are suffering, but there is a way out of this suffering. There is only one thing you can truly change. That is yourself. That's Regime Change You Can Believe In.

Jennifer Pedroza

Jennifer Pedroza lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Mickey, and her seventeen year old son, Nicholas. An educator for over 20 years, Jennifer loves teaching and mentoring students. In 2012, she stopped teaching in order to market books for the company she and three other partners created. The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House introduced the world to the globally successful, Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James and successfully launched many other novels from Indy authors all over the world. By 2014, Jennifer returned to the classroom and is currently getting her second Masters Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. Even though teaching will always be where her heart is, she can also be found at any beach reading a good book and enjoying time with friends.

K. M. Patten

K.M. Patten is a researcher, activist, and writer who lives in the Greater Los Angeles Area. While spending time in California's prison system, he caught the "activist bug." Suddenly to eager to change a world he didn't always care for, he decided to join up with a number of local activist groups, which culminated with the Occupy Movement and the camps that sprung up in America a few years ago. A memoir of that year-long experience is near completion. Now he spends his days reading, writing, taking care of his son, and - of course - battling the forces of darkness.

Kay Kendall

A fan of historical mysteries, Kendall writes atmospheric books about the 1960s that capture the turmoil and spirit of the age. Kendall is also an award-winning international PR executive who lives in Texas with her husband, three house rabbits, and spaniel Wills.

Kendall has degrees in Russian and Soviet history, and her book titles show she’s a Bob Dylan buff. She blogs twice a month at The Stiletto Gang.

Kay’s most recent books are Rainy Day Women and Desolation Row.

For more information about her, see her website and Facebook page.

Ken Coffman

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 engineering manager. In tribute to a life-long love of the written word, he’s authored 13 books and counting. His latest novel is called The Sandcastles of Irakkistan. He splits his time between the international headquarters of Stairway Press in Washington State and a satellite office in Arizona.

Kristen Lolatte

Kristen was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1969. She’s spent her years working in bookstores, teaching younglings and eventually ventured into corporate America. Ken discovered Kristen when he reached out to her on some work related issues and after some gentle nudges, a writing partnership was born. While she always thought of writing, it was Ken who fueled the flame of prose and the Fiona series came roaring into existence. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her walking barefoot everywhere, out on her paddle board, sword fighting or in the kitchen cooking up wonderful foods. Kristen lives in a 200 year old farm house in a small town in Maine with her son, and their three cats, Luna, Althea and Willow.

Larry Bell

Larry Bell is an endowed professor of Space Architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the Graduate Program in Space Architecture. Larry has authored more than 400 articles on diverse topics which have been posted in his weekly Forbes and Newsmax on-line columns, some of which have appeared in their hard-copy publications, along with two other books - Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom (2015) and Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax (2012).

Larry’s professional aerospace work and interviews have been featured in numerous national and international media productions which include the History Channel, the Discovery Channel Modern Marvels series, NASA Select, and leading popular magazines and professional journals. His many awards include certificates of appreciation from NASA Headquarters for advanced design program achievements and two highest honors issued by Russia’s leading aerospace society for his contributions to advance international space development.

Marilyn R. Atlas

An award-winning producer and personal manager of actors and writers, Marilyn R. Atlas is equally at home in the worlds of film, television, and live theater. Among her credits as film producer are Real Women Have Curves for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, A Certain Desire, starring Sam Waterston, and Echoes, which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. Recently Marilyn produced The Chocking Game for Lifetime Television based on the YA book CHOKE. In addition to producing a variety of programming for the cable/ pay TV market, Marilyn served as a production consultant on the film Call Me. She was also involved as a producer in the development of the MOW Nightwalker and Playing for Keeps.

She previously produced the musical version of Real Women Have Curves in Los Angeles in 2009 and is involved in the current musical development of Real Women Have Curves for late 2016. In the fall of 2012 she co-produced the play Detained in the Desert at the Guadeloupe Theater in San Antonio. Atlas continues to develop projects based on books and true life stories for television. Atlas has long been committed to the portrayal of women and diversity. She has guest spoken at various writers' conferences and colleges - in 2014, Marilyn spoke in the International Conference Writers in Italy.

Marlene Kurban

Ms. Kurban has a background in marriage and family counseling and has had numerous short stories published in literary journals and small presses. She was formerly the editor and co-publisher of The Belletrist Review, a literary journal. She has been a contributing writer to numerous trade publications and is currently a freelance marketing consultant and writer for human services and health care agencies.

Michael Biehl

Michael Biehl is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and a Partner Emeritus at Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was a founding partner of the firm's health law practice. He was chairman of the board of Milwaukee's Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and Aurora Behavioral Health Services, and an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School. He is also a professional musician, playing keyboard with regional blues bands.

In 2007, Michael Biehl Park in Venice, Florida was named in recognition of his support of land conservation.

Mike and his wife Cathleen divide their time between homes in Sarasota, Florida and Mequon, Wisconsin.

A Thoroughly Bad Individual is his fifth novel.

Michael Lilly

Capt. Michael A. Lilly, USN (Ret) is an honor graduate of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He has published over 100 articles on military, history and current affairs in the Honolulu Council of the Navy League’s magazine Fore ‘n Aft, Seapower, Surface Sitrep, the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings,” newspapers, and other publications. He wrote a book on estate planning, If You Die Tomorrow, which is in its third printing.

Mike Farris

Mike Farris is a commercial litigator and entertainment attorney with the Dallas, Texas, law firm of Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, P.C. As a writer, Mike is the author of the novels Manifest Intent, Kanaka Blues, Rules of Privilege, Wrongful Termination, The Bequest and Isle of Broken Dreams. In the world of non-fiction, he collaborated with former ABC-TV anchorman Murphy Martin on Martin's memoir of his years in journalism, entitled Front Row Seat: A Veteran Reporter Relives the Four Decades That Reshaped America, and with Robert Hinkle to write Bob's memoir, Call Me Lucky: A Texan in Hollywood.

Pat Bertram

Pat Bertram, a native of Colorado looking for adventure in whatever comes her way, most recently completed a five-month cross-country trip in her classic VW Beetle (bought new and never replaced). In addition to her various novels, Bertram is the author of the non-fiction memoir Grief: The Great Yearning.

Paul Sears

Born in Washington DC 1953, and currently living in Superior, Arizona. Paul is the son of Lawrence Sears, (1925-1983) prominent music critic, organist, pipe organ consultant, and teacher in Washington DC from the late 1950s until the mid 1980s, and Doris Sears, (1925-1991) an amateur vocalist and pianist. Both parents hail from Coatesville, PA. Paul started by playing the trumpet, & autoharp, during the early 1960s, experimented with guitar, & bass, and finally settled on the drums during 1967. Influenced by all the music he grew up with, and the burgeoning Washington DC local rock music scene he began to play in rock bands in 1968, and bands that wrote and arranged all their own material by 1972. Since then he has played / and or recorded with The Muffins, and other well known musos including Andy West , Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, Daevid Allen, Jerry Goodman, TS Henry Webb, Al Bouchard, Judy Dyble, Steve Hillage, Karda Estra, Pepe Gonzalez, Thee Maximalists, Cyndee Lee Rule, 9353, Bernie Wandel, Henry Kaiser, David Byers, Bill Laswell,Yochk'o Seffer, Present, Cyrille Verdeaux's Clearlight, Marshall Allen and Knoel Scott, Mike Keneally, Harvey Bainbridge, Morglbl, The Red Masque, and many others.

He continues to record in his Arizona studio, Garage Mahal, and plays out both in the US and abroad occasionally. He is also a broadcaster, since 2014, presenting weekly The Paul Sears Radio Hour as part of the popular Prog Rock Diner cable and Internet progressive rock show on Radio Fairfax in VA. He has also appeared on KOTO-FM, in Telluride CO.

Robert Almeder

Robert Almeder received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. Under a National Science Foundation grant he did Post-Doctoral work in the Philosophy of Science at Stanford University. As a past Fulbright Senior Research Fellow teaching at both Tel Aviv University (1992) and later at the National Research Center in Paris (1992 and 1994), he lectured occasionally in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology at the Sorbonne and elsewhere in France and Europe. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (1984 and 1988) and was a Senior Research Associate in the Ecole Polytechnique (CREA) at the National Research Center in Paris during the Fall Semester of 1996, and in 2004. As a current Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies specializing in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, he taught American Philosophy at the National University in Berkina Faso (Africa) in 2007. He served as the Chairman of the Fulbright Commission Panel for the discipline of Philosophy (1993-1995) and also served (2005-2006) as The Inaugural McCullough Distinguished Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy at Hamilton College, New York. For five years he served as the Editor of The American Philosophical Quarterly and spent most of his time teaching and writing in the department of Philosophy at Georgia State University where he was a Distinguished University Professor.

He has published over ninety-five peer-reviewed essays in premiere philosophy journals. Several of his essays in Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, and Ethics re-appear in other collections. He has published several books and has others pending publication.

Among his published books are Blind Realism: An Essay on Human Knowledge and Natural Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992); Harmless Naturalism: The Limits of Science and the Nature of Philosophy (Open Court, 1998); Truth and Skepticism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). Death and Personal Survival: The Evidence for Life After Death (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992); Human Happiness and Morality (Prometheus, 1999) and The Philosophy of Charles Peirce (Basil Blackwell, 1980).

He has served on the Board of Editors for The American Philosophical Quarterly, Public Affairs Quarterly, The History of Philosophy Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics, Philosophy Research Archives, The Journal of Value Inquiry, and The Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

He has been a research proposal referee and consultant to the National Science Foundation, and also a frequent research panelist for the National Endowment for Humanities and an ethical consultant for the Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta) the Department of Justice (U.S.), medical institutions, and law firms.

Robert’s latest book is Global Warming: The Skeptic’s Brief

Robert Ferrigno

A former college professor, professional poker player and newspaper reporter, Robert Ferrigno is the author of thirteen thrillers. His first novel, The Horse Latitudes, was called "the fiction debut of the season" by Time magazine, although, to be fair, it was only May. A New York Times best-seller, his work has been nominated for an Edgar award, Best Novel, by the Mystery Writers of America, and awarded a Silver Dagger for Best Short Story by the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. His books have been published in eighteen foreign languages, including Russian, Chinese, German, and Arabic, none of which Ferrigno can read. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family, working in the videogames industry and writing novels. He would like to lose twenty pounds and find a near-mint copy of Space Western #2 at a garage sale.

Robert Martin

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-Treasurer 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

Robin Koerner

Robin Koerner is a brand new American. British-born, the founder of and the person who coined the term "Blue Republican" provides a unique perspective on American politics and culture. He is a political and economic writer for the Huffington Post and other media, and holds degrees in physics and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge (UK).

Thomas Fuller

Thomas Fuller has lived in four countries on three continents. He is co-author of Climategate: The CRUTape Letters.

Fuller has worked as an industry analyst in the technology and energy sectors and has followed green energy and climate issues for more than 10 years.

Fuller is married (no children) and currently splits his time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Asia.

Fuller’s most recent book is The Lukewarmer’s Way: Climate Change for the Rest of Us.

Thomas McCaffrey

Tom McCaffrey grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University in 1973 with a degree in English. He taught high school math for a number of years and is currently a realtor in California.

His most recent book is Radical By Nature: The Green Assault on Liberty, Property, and Prosperity.

Tim Ball

Tim Ball is a Canadian geographer and historical climatologist, best known for his public opposition to the scientific consensus in the global warming controversy. A retired professor, he taught in the department of geography at the University of Winnipeg from 1971 until 1996. Ball has worked with the Friends of Science and the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, and is a research fellow at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Ball was one of several authors of Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory. Most recently, Ball wrote a book entitled The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science, published by Stairway Press.

Vincent Gray

Vincent Gray was born in London and educated at Latymer Upper School Hammersmith and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK where he was a Major Scholar, obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Physics Chemistry Crystallography and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Chemistry.

He has followed a scientific research career in Paris (Institut Pasteur), Canada (National Research Council), UK (Plastics, Coal, Timber, Paint, Adhesives, Building), New Zealand (Building Research, as Director, Forensic Science, Coal) and China; (Zhejiang and Kunming Universities).

He has been a Climate Specialist and Consultant for the past 23 years. He has been a Reviewer of all the Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has written two books along with many papers and articles on the subject. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

His most recent book is The Global Warming Scam: and the Climate Change Superscam.

Woody Smith

WOODY SMITH is the author of Principles of a Brilliant Life, published by Stairway Press.

Yvonne Walus

Yvonne Eve Walus is a member of the X generation. Born in the communist Poland, she grew up in the apartheid South Africa and now lives in New Zealand.

Although writing is a big part of her identity, Yvonne has a PhD in Mathematics and currently works for an innovative education company as a project manager, business analyst and general trouble-shooter. She’s also a mother, a wife, a slave to two cats and a master to one dog.

Her latest novel is Operation: Genocide.