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To help share knowledge and encourage creativity, I offer The Little Create Interviews, five little questions with lots of potential. I hope you find the responses helpful and inspiring.



J A Merkel

J. A. Merkel writes speculative and science fiction filled with multiverses and second chances, and his worlds are packed with anti-heroes, love as magic, and tragic reversals. For Merkel, writing isn’t a chore. It’s a fantastical kingdom with thousands of doors where readers can stumble into their own special adventures, laughing, shouting, and journeying to find home, wherever that may be.






Marcy Dewey Mahoney


Marcy Dewey Mahoney writes the fantastical and the spooky with a hint of funny. An Ithaca College and animation industry alum, Marcy is the author of the novel ARCHWILDE. Her work has been published in several fiction anthologies, and she has also penned a series of creative writing prompt journals.







Terrie Leigh Relf


Terrie Leigh Relf (AKA semi AKA The Boortean Ambassador to Haura) is a lifetime member of the SFPA and an active member of the HWA. She is on staff at Hiraeth Publishing where she works on a variety of projects and hosts the somewhat-quarterly drabble contest. Relf is also the poetry editor for Tales from the Moonlit Path, an adjunct English professor, a life and writing coach, and a Reiki master.






Winnifred Tataw

Winnifred, Winnie for short, is an artist and writer. As a military child, she traveled extensively around the US East Coast and Germany, learning about the history, lore, and culture of each region. In-between blogging, she continues to write more of her Gods’ Scion series, as well as reading other books from some amazing authors too.






C.E. Cannery

C.E. Cannery is the author of a number of self-published books. Her love of storytelling began in the long car rides from her small town to the closest Wal-mart, where she and her siblings would read their stories to each other. From then her life took her on a different route, but she still loves writing and reading. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from University College Dublin.







Damir Salkovic

Damir is the author of the sci-fi thriller Kill Zone, the upcoming supernatural mystery Always Beside You, and of short stories featured in multiple horror and speculative fiction magazines and anthologies, including the Lovecraft eZine, Dimension6, and the Year's Best Transhuman SF 2017. He lives in Virginia with his wife and his feline writing assistant. An auditor by trade and traveler by heart, he does his best writing on cruise ships, thirty-plus thousand feet in the air, and in the terminals of far-flung airports.







Charity Bradford

Charity Bradford is the science fiction and fantasy author of The Hand of Atua, Fade Into Me, and The Magic Wakes Book Series and more. She has been a voracious reader ever since her 5th grade teacher introduced her to the world of books with WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. She soon became kindred spirits with Anne Shirley and got lost in the worlds of Card, McCaffrey, Bradbury, and Nagata. By college, she was sewing her own Starfleet uniform and developing her alter-ego as a comic book sidekick. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her hubby and four kids. Some of her guilty pleasures include binge watching Doctor Who and Ancient Aliens. Charity also writes clean contemporary romance under the name River Ford.







Sherry Ellis

Sherry Ellis is an award-winning author and professional musician who plays and teaches the violin, viola, and piano. When she is not writing or engaged in musical activities, she can be found doing household chores, hiking, or exploring the world. Ellis lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Sherry Ellis’ Bubba and Squirt’s Big Dig to China won the Reader’s Favorites Silver Medal. Bubba and Squirt’s Mayan Adventure is available now.






Nandini Bhattacharya

Nandini Bhattacharya was born and raised in India and has called the United States her second continent for the last thirty years. Wherever she has lived, she has turned to books for answers to life’s big and small questions. Her short stories have been published in Meat for Tea: the Valley Review, Storyscape Journal, Raising Mothers The Bacon Review, The Bangalore Review and Ozone Park Journal. She was first runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction contest (2017-2018), a finalist for the Fourth River Folio Contest for Prose Prize (2018), long-listed for the Disquiet International Literary Prize (2019), and a finalist for the Reynolds-Price International Women’s Literary Award (2019). Love’s Garden is her first novel.






Alex Caine

Alex Caine lives in Los Angeles where he has made a name for himself in comedy. He has played in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Dallas and many more cities across the United States. Caine mostly jokes about himself in a self-deprecating manner. He riffs a lot about his color-blindness and jokes about being Jewish, about why Batman should have chosen the hippo as his spirit animal, and about life in his day job as a manny. Alex regularly appears at Flapper’s Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. Check his site and Facebook page for dates near you.






Alex J Cavanaugh

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design, graphics, and technical editing. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. He’s the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm, and Dragon of the Stars. The author lives in the Carolinas with his wife.







Damien Larkin


Damien’s debut Sci-Fi novel ‘Big Red’ was published in May 2019 by Dancing Lemur Press and is currently longlisted for the BSFA award for Best Novel. He is a founding member of the British and Irish Writing Community and their online magazine ‘Bard of the Isles’. When not turning terrifying nightmares into novels, he works as a Planning Analyst and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.







P Andrew Miller

P Andrew Miller is an Ohio native and Miami University, Ohio, alum. Early on, his winning work was published in the Wooster Review and “The Year That Had a Santa Claus” was published by Midnight Zoo. To receive his MFA from Emerson College, Boston, he wrote a collection of short stories for his master’s creative thesis, half of which were later published. In 2000, he became a professor of creative writing at Northern Kentucky University and is currently the coordinator for creative writing there. His fiction and poetry are often speculative in nature but not always. In addition to fiction, P Andrew Miller also writes poetry and creative nonfiction.







Maxwell Alexander Drake

Maxwell Alexander Drake is the Lead Fiction Writer for Sony Online Entertainment's newest Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing Game - EverQuest Next! EverQuest is one of the oldest MMO franchises in the world. Drake's Genesis of Oblivion Saga is an epic fantasy saga that has won multiple awards including the 2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award Winner for Excellence in Literature and the Dragonroots Magazine Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009 Award Winner. Drake also teaches Creative Writing at writers conferences and fan conventions, including the 2014 San Diego COMIC-CON, where I was lucky enough to attend.





Pippa Jay

Pippa Jay is a die-hard Whovian, Scaper and Sith-in-training. A multi-published speculative fiction author, her works have won two SFR Galaxy Awards, a finalists position in the Heart of Denver RWA Aspen Gold Contest (3rd place), the GCC RWA Silken Sands Star Awards (2nd place), and the 2015 EPIC eBook awards in the SF category. Whilst living happily in the historical town of Colchester in the UK with her husband of 21 years and three little red-haired monsters, she continues to roam the rest of the universe inside her head.





Scott Coon

Scott Coon has been published in various magazines and has won accolades for his short stories. He served for six years in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst, including a tour in Kuwait where he received the Joint Service Achievement Award. Now a software developer for a major bank, Scott brings his computer and military experience into his work, along with a sense of spectacle. See his website for links to his published shorts and his papers on the art and business of writing. www.ScottCoonSciFi.com

LOST HELIX by Scott Coon, a sci-fi adventure/mystery. Available for Pre-Order Now! When his dad goes missing, DJ finds a file containing evidence of a secret war of industrial sabotage, a file encrypted by his dad using DJ's song Lost Helix. Caught in a crossfire of lies, DJ must find his father and the mother he never knew.




A Reading from My Debut Novel


My LOST HELIX YouTube Playlist

It includes videos about the Science Fiction that inspired LOST HELIX