Lindsey Bell

Lindsey Bell is the author and illustrator of The Zoo's Secret. She has a BFA in illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with an emphasis in children's book illustration. She currently instructs at Whimsy Paint and Sip Art Studio in Westminster, Colorado.

Angie Hodapp

Angie Hodapp has worked in language-arts education, publishing, professional writing, and editing for the better part of the last two decades. After completing her master’s thesis, a work of creative nonfiction, and leaving academia, she gave herself permission to write what she really wanted to write: speculative fiction and romance. Angie is currently the contracts and royalties manager at Nelson Literary Agency in Denver. She and her husband live in a renovated 1930s carriage house near the heart of the city and love collecting stamps in their passports.

Aaron Lovett

Aaron Lovett's work has been featured by Dark Horse and published in Spectrum 22. His art can also be found in various video games, books and comics. He paints from a dark corner in Denver, Colorado.

Michael McKibben

Michael McKibben is a diverse artist with a passion for bringing still art to life. He was the art lead for Leviathan Games, working on such titles as The Bane of Yoto. He is the president of Killbot Entertainment, specializing in PlayStation 4 Themes.

Joshua Viola

Joshua Viola is an author, artist and former video game developer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smurfs, TARGET: Terror). In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around The Bane of Yoto, honored with more than a dozen literary awards, he is the author of Blackstar, a tie-in novel based on the discography of Celldweller. He co-edited the bestselling cyberpunk anthology, Cyber World, with Hugo Award-winner, Jason Heller. His short fiction has appeared in The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Found anthology and The Literary Hatchet. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he is chief editor and owner of Hex Publishers.