The CAPED authors

Caped front coverEric Rosenfield works as a product manager for comiXology in New York City. His short fiction has appeared in Kaleidotrope, Lakeside Circus, LORE, and 365 Tomorrows. His website is and he is on Twitter as @ericrosenfield.

Dave Ring is a speculative fiction writer, counselor and 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow. He was born near Boston, educated in Dublin and currently lives in Washington, DC with his partner and snaggle-toothed terrier. Follow him on Twitter at @slickhop.

When not laboring in his secret identity of a mild-mannered software developer, Elliotte Rusty Harold lives in a secret mountaintop laboratory on a large island off the East Coast of the United States with his wife Beth and dog Thor. His fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Crossed Genres, and SF Comet in addition to numerous anthologies. He has also also written over twenty non-fiction books for various publishers including Addison-Wesley, O’Reilly, Wiley, and Prentice Hall. His most recent books are Java Network Programming, 4th edition, and the JavaMail API, both from O’Reilly. Find him as @elharo on Twitter or at

Jake Johnson is a 20-year-old university student, writer, and would-be cloud wizard planning to ditch West Virginia and take on the life nomadic as soon as people stop making him take midterms. Although he has a bad track record with using them, he maintains a writing-update blog at, and his Twitter handle is @FreelanceJake.

K. H. Vaughan grew up on Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Lynda Carter, Christopher Reeve, and Lou Ferrigno. His taste in superheroes has grown considerably darker since then. In addition to the occasional masked hero story, he writes horror and science fiction and often appears at events with the New England Horror Writers and Association of Rhode Island Authors. He is also an assistant editor for Dark Discoveries magazine. In his secret identity, he has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and lives with his wife and children in New England. He can be found on Facebook and at

Jason Henry Evans is an educator, a writer, and a bon vivant. He always wanted to be a writer, he just didn’t know it. He grew up in Pasadena, California, in the 1980s, living vicariously through movies and television. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with degrees in History & Renaissance studies. He also earned a teaching credentials from Cal-State University Los Angeles, and a graduate degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. He currently resides in Denver with his wife, the fetching Mrs. Evans, and his three dogs.

Aaron Michael Ritchey is the author of The Never Prayer, Long Live the Suicide King, and Elizabeth’s Midnight. In shorter fiction, his G.I. Joe inspired novella was an Amazon bestseller in Kindle Worlds and his steampunk story, “The Dirges of Percival Lewand” was part of The Best of Penny Dread Tales anthology published through Kevin J. Anderson’s WordFire Press. His upcoming young adult sci-fi/western epic series will also be published through WordFire Press. In 2015, his second novel won the Building the Dream award for best YA novel, and he spent the summer as the Artist in Residence for the Anythink Library. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two ancient goddesses of chaos posing as his daughters.

Adrienne Dellwo lives in Washington state, where she works as a freelance medical writer, writes and produces indie film with her husband, and is raising a son and daughter who keep life magical. She’s had short stories published by Alliteration Ink, Siren’s Call, and DarkFire Fiction. Her first novel, Through the Veil, is available from Sky Warrior Books. You can learn more at or follow Adrienne on Twitter: @AdrienneDellwo.

Che Gilson is the author of Avigon and Avigon: Gods and Demons, graphic novels published by Image Comics and illustrated by Jimmy Robinson. She went on to write Dark Moon Diary volume 1 and 2 published by TOKYOPOP and illustrated by Brett Uher. Her short fiction has appeared in the e-zines Drops of Crimson and twice in Luna Station Quarterly. Most recently her urban fantasy novella Carmine Rojas: Dog Fight was released August 2014 from Black Opal Books and her fantasy novel Tea Times Three is due out in December 2015. She is an artist and attended Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Sequential Art. She likes to write, draw, read, and collects Asian Ball Jointed dolls.

Gary Cuba‘s short fiction has appeared in more than ninety magazines and anthologies, including Jim Baen’s Universe, Flash Fiction Online, Daily SF, Penumbra and Nature Futures. He lives in a rural area of South Carolina, USA with his wife and a horde of freeloading critters. Visit to learn more about him and to find links to some of his other published fiction.

Tim Rohr has been writing for as long as he can remember. Perhaps longer, he just can’t remember. Along with his wife and two children, he makes his home in western Michigan, very near the shores of what locals call, with something of an aboriginal sensibility, “the big lake.” You can catch up with him, drop him a line, or find more of his work by visiting

Leonard Apa was recently published in the June/July 2015 issue of Writer’s Digest. His short story “At Day’s End” will be featured in a new quarterly magazine Creepy Campfire Quarterly. He has been accepted and participated in the Borderlands Press Writer’s Bootcamp and is a member of the NJ Authors Group. He is currently working on adapting And Introducing the Scarlet Scrapper into a full length novel.

Leod D. Fitz has been a writer for nearly as long has he has been a reader. Absurdly fascinated by the power of the written word, he realized at a young age that the only career which held any interest for him was that of an author. When he isn’t pouring his blood, sweat, and tears onto the page, he’s selling his blood to plasma clinics, his sweat to a variety of employers, and his tears to pretty much anyone who’ll buy them. He is currently working on The Corpse-Eater Saga, an urban fantasy series centered around a ghoul, and trying to keep up-to-date on his webpage,

Stephen Kotowych is a Writers of the Future Grand Prize winner and past finalist for the Prix Aurora Award, Canada’s top SF prize. His stories have appeared in Interzone, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, numerous anthologies, and been translated into a dozen languages. He’s currently completing work on his first novel: a secret history about the real-life friendship between Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla. He lives in Toronto, and enjoys guitar, tropical fish, and writing about himself in the third person. Check out his website at or follow him on Twitter @OurManKoto.

Robert J. Mendenhall is a retired police officer, retired Air National Guardsman, and a former Broadcast Journalist for the American Forces Network, Europe. An active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, he writes in multiple genres including science fiction, crime and suspense, and horror. Visit his website at or follow him on Twitter @RobtJMendenhall. He lives outside Chicago with his wife and fellow writer, Claire, and many animals.

Wendy Qualls was a small-town librarian until she finished reading everything her library had to offer, at which point she put her expensive and totally unrelated college degree to use by writing smutty romance novels and wasting time on the internet. She lives in Northern Alabama with her husband, two girls, two dogs, and a seasonally fluctuating swarm of unwanted ladybugs. Wendy can be found on Twitter as @wendyqualls.

Paul McMahon has been writing since his Junior year in high school, when he won an argument with his English teacher by writing his first story in second-person narrative. He is a current member of the New England Horror Writers, and has appeared in all three NEHW anthologies, Epitaphs, Wicked Seasons, and Wicked Tales. He has also been published in the were-beast anthology Flesh Like Smoke. He writes two monthly columns for, where he’s known as The Distracted Critic. He is hard at work on a sixth novel, hoping this is the one that finally sees the light of day.

Laura Lamoreaux is a licensed clinical psychologist in Ogden, Utah. She spent her childhood in Los Angeles where she fell in love with the Griffith Observatory. She wrote her first collection of short stories at 6, and her first novel (really awful) at 16, and has been writing ever since. When she isn’t with patients, she’s playing Princess and the Poison Witch with her kiddos.

David Court was born and resides in the Midlands, UK with his patient wife and his three less patient cats. When not reading, drinking real ale, writing software for a living or practicing his poorly developed telekinetic skills, he can be found writing fiction and has had a number of short stories published in anthologies including Fear’s Accomplice and Terror at the Beach along with contributions to the Twisted Dark and Twisted Sci-fi series of comics. He has recently completed his first novel, and can typically be found online haunting his blog at