Our most frequent panelists are featured here in alphabetical order for easy navigation. Visit their sites, find out more about them, get in touch with them – and let them know you found them through The Writer’s Edge!
Walk between the worlds of angels and devils, explore the deeper meaning of demons, and face the beauty of the monster in all of us with author Jay Norry. Jay lives in Northern California with three of his favorite angels, an unending to-do list and a mind full of thoughts about the deeper meaning.
Writing has always been a passion. Published in his school anthology at an early age, Joe was able to get his first taste of the self publishing idea, having gotten to see firsthand what it took to publish and sell something on your own. Right out of school Joe joined the Marines and while serving his country, wrote the first draft of Amongst The Killing. Joe is not only a writer but an influencer with his YouTube channel GoIndieNow. GoIndieNow is an online platform that supports, highlights, and fosters all Indie artists from all disciplines and art forms. He aims to show there are artists out there making things happen, doing it their own way, and in doing so not having to compromise the art while still showing business savvy.
Joseph Murphy was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He earned his geekdom at an early age. He read X-Men comics from the age of 8 and it only went downhill from there.
As a teenager he wrote short stories and wanted to be the next Stephen King. Instead of horror, however, he kept writing fantasy stories. After surviving high school as a goth with a purple mohawk, he studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.
He lives in Windsor, ON (right across the stream from Detroit, Michigan) with his husband, two cats, and a shy-but-friendly ghost.
Joshua was born in Kingman, Kansas on May 23, 1984. A graduate of Norwich High School, Robertson attended Wichita State University where he received his masters in social work with minors in psychology and sociology. His bestselling novel, Melkorka, the first in The Kaelandur Series, was released in 2015. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He counts R.A. Salvatore and J.R.R. Tolkien among his literary influences.
Kristina Rienzi is a Jersey Shore suspense author, entrepreneur, and the President of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. A dreamer and hopeful future Oahu resident, Kristina encourages others to embrace the unknown through her writing. When she’s not writing, Kristina is sipping delicious wine, spoiling her pups, watching The Twilight Zone, or rooting for the West Virginia Mountaineers. She believes in all things paranormal, a closet full of designer bags, the Law of Attraction, guardian angels, and the value of a graduate degree in psychology.
Myk Pilgrim is a horror writer, or at least that’s what he likes to tell people. He lives in a tiny village just north of the wall, where he spends his time, sharing cappuccinos with his inner demons, binge watching bad horror movies, shaving his head, annoying the locals,
and generally just counting down the days until Halloween.
Also, sometimes, he writes stuff.
Sunshine Somerville is from the beachy side of Michigan. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine. Currently, she lives in Missouri with her husband, who moved there for work and seemed to think Sunshine should go with him.