August Niehaus has been casually tossing adverbs into sentences since she was five, when she wrote “The Hoppers Go on Vacation.” Now she does words and word-adjacent activities for Microsoft’s Cortana, a day job she still pinches herself for having. In the interim, she’s written hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of words that will never see the light of day; the relative few that have can mostly be found in her self-published novel Daugment. You can also find August’s writing on her blog, August Writes a Book; in the Star Citizen fan-zine Ships Illustrated; or her other Star Citizen fan-fiction, the serial story A Mutiny of Pirates.
Jill Corddry started telling stories at an early age and hasn’t stopped since. These days, Jill writes in between taking care of twin boys and dodging rain drops in the Pacific Northwest. She absolutely believes in magic and faeries, even though she hasn’t seen one personally. Her short stories have been published in Beyond the Nightlight, an anthology by A Murder of Storytellers; Out of the Green: Tales from Fairyland, an anthology by Urban Fey Press; the Krampusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus, an anthology by World Weaver Press; and Demonic Possession, an anthology by James Ward Kirk Fiction. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the California Writers Club.
Janice Lichtenwaldt has spent much of her adult life fighting the good fight to keep sanity, creativity, and fun in the corporate workplace. Janice has experience in communications, marketing, writing, leadership, coaching, business, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and team building. She is passionate about compassion, loving kindness and spiritual awareness through the filter of the natural world. Her life purpose is: I am the virago who champions all people to fullness of being. She recently founded a leadership and career development coaching practice, Actually I Can Coaching. AIC Coaching’s mission is to help others recognize their own potential and achieve their definition of success.
Dylan Romero majored in English and Creative Writing in order to disappoint his mother. He paid his way through college working jobs both good (kayaking guide in the gorgeous San Juan Islands) and less than good (unloading semi trucks at 3AM for a large package delivery company known for the color brown and shorts). After graduating, Dylan meandered through his 20s writing stories for video games, marketing minimalist hippy sandals, and chipping away at his student loan debt before happily selling out to herd words at Microsoft (take that, mom!).
Dylan has written “Erased” for The Accidental Magic Project.
Amy King once Googled her name and discovered that there was a popular poet stealing all her Google glories. Since then, this Amy King, whose only poems are parodies of ancient hymns and pun-filled limericks, has spent her days cutting her writing teeth on software interfaces, the occasional video game inspired fic, and partially-written stories.
Penelope Wright spent a third of her life on the east coast and the rest in Washington state. She worked her way through college in restaurants, hospitals, factories, and everything in between, finally graduating summa cum laude from the University of Washington after an absurdly long time. She lives north of Seattle with her husband and two young daughters, Annika (who wrote “A Much Better Way to Live Forever” for The Accidental Magic Project) and Madeline.
Penelope wrote “Eloise” for The Accidental Magic Project.
My name is Jeffrey Evans. I am not a writer. A writer digs deep and bleeds on the page. A writer struggles to create. No, I’m a technologist and tourist, dipping sloppily into the culture of writing, snapping a few Instagram shots and embarrassing myself and my family in front of the dignitaries of this literary realm. I hope you enjoy my empty ramblings thrown haphazardly adrift in the world from my garbage-filled brain.
Jeffrey wrote “Fordite” for the Accidental Magic Project.