At this time, none of these authors is signed to an exclusive contract with Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, LLC. Indeed, many of them are agented and have publishing deals that are in effect.
About the Authors
P.S. Carrillo: P.S. Carrillo is an attorney and writer of fiction. In addition to her story that appears in The Fall, her published works include the YA novel, Desert Passage (Arte Publico Press 2008) and the short story, “No One Remembers,” in the award winning collection of YA mystery, You Don’t Have A Clue (Arte Publico Press 2011). Patricia’s interests in psychology, history and mythology inform her writing. She resides in California with her chihuahua, Sammijo, and her website is at PSCarillo.com.
Judy Croome: Judy Croome lives and writes in Johannesburg, South Africa. Shortlisted in the African Writing Flash Fiction 2011 competition, Judy’s short stories and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, both local and international. Her books a Lamp at Midday (2012) and Dancing in the Shadows of Love (2011) are available on Amazon. Her story in The Fall is her first EBP publication. Judy loves her family, cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, cats, rainy days, ancient churches with their ancient graveyards, cats, meditation and solitude. Oh, and cats. Judy loves cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) Visit Judy on her blog or join her on Twitter @judy_croome.
Ryan Graudin: When she’s not writing and drifting around the globe, Ryan Graudin enjoys hunting through thrift stores and scouting out perfect apocalypse hideouts in her native Charleston, SC. Her first EBP story appears in The Fall. Her novel All That Glows, the story of a Faery who falls in love with the prince she’s forced to guard, is due out with HarperTeen in 2013. You can learn about all of these things and more at her blog. You can also follow her on Twitter at @ryangraudin
Robb Grindstaff: Robb Grindstaff has worked with the written word in one form or another since the high school student newspaper. Along with a career in journalism as an editor and newspaper executive, he has spent years writing, studying, and learning the art and craft of fiction. For the past few years, he’s edited fiction and nonfiction manuscripts for published, agented, and emerging writers. His novel Hannah’s Voice was released in January, 2013.
R.C. Lewis: R.C. Lewis teaches math to teenagers by day and writes geeky-chic young adult novels every spare moment she gets. Her debut novel, Stitching Snow, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in summer 2014. When she isn’t busy grading quizzes, she blogs at Crossing the Helix and From the Write Angle. She served as the book designer for both Spring Fevers and The Fall and has a story in The Fall.
J. Lea Lopez: J. Lea Lopez writes upmarket women’s fiction and erotica and has had short fiction published with Oysters & Chocolate and Divine Dirt Quarterly as well as both Spring Fevers and The Fall. She loves Dean Koontz, Jell-O, cute animal pictures, and bad sci-fi movies. She dislikes mean people, bad sex scenes, and writing bios about herself in third-person. For musings on the writing life and more, check out her blog at or on Twitter @JLeaLopez, where she spends way too much of her time.
Mindy McGinnis: Mindy McGinnis is a YA author and librarian. Her debut, Not a Drop to Drink, will be coming from Katherine Tegen / Harper Collins in the fall of 2013. Mindy runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire and contributes to the group blogs From the Write Angle, The Lucky 13s, Friday the Thirteeners, Book Pregnant, and The Class of 2k13. Mindy also serves as a moderator for the writing community at AgentQuery Connect under the screen name bigblackcat97 and tweets from @bigblackcat97. She has stories in both Spring Fevers and The Fall.
R.S. Mellette: R.S. Mellette, originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., now lives in Sherman Oaks, California, where he slaves away at turning his imaginary friends into real people. He has stories in both Spring Fevers and The Fall While working on Xena: Warrior Princess, he created and wrote The Xena Scrolls for Universal’s New Media department. When an episode aired based on his characters, it became the first intellectual property to move from the Internet to television. R.S. works and blogs for the film festival Dances With Films and also blogs at From The Write Angle.
A.T. O’Connor: A.T. O’Connor writes exclusively for the young adult market with her first EBP story appearing in The Fall. Her writing has a basis in the equally fascinating and terrifying world of psychology where human nature and experience collide. When she’s not plotting her next psychological thriller, Alexandra is neck-deep in other people’s divorces. As an advocate for children, she helps parents navigate the treacherous waters of parenting time and child custody. She invites you to peek inside her blog, Whispering Minds, where anything is possible and not everything is as it seems.
Jean Oram: Jean Oram will read pretty much anything, but her true love lies with humorous chick lit (some call it women’s fiction). This is her first short story other than that 1.5-pager she cowrote with a friend back in grade 9 English which, oddly enough, was not quite apocalyptic and not at all chick lit. She plans to release her first chick lit ebook, “Champagne and Lemon Drops,” in November 2012. When Jean isn’t ripping up the slopes on her skis, camping, traveling, hanging out with her kids, coaching soccer, or drinking tea, you can usually find her geeking out online on one of her Web sites. She shares play activities for kids and writing tips and some other (future) goofy stuff. You can also find her on Twitter: @JeanOram.
Matt Sinclair: Matt Sinclair is a New York City-based journalist covering philanthropy and charity, primarily in the United States — a field he has covered since the mid-1990s. He also has worked extensively as a freelance writer, covering a wide range of topics including arts and culture, sports (primarily baseball), business, education, health care, parenting, politics, and, of course, writing. He is a site moderator at AgentQuery Connect and blogs at The Elephant’s Bookshelf and From the Write Angle. He tweets from @elephantguy68. In 2012, he established Elephant’s Bookshelf Press, LLC, publisher of Spring Fevers and The Fall, and has stories in both anthologies.
A.M. Supinger is a Floridian living in South Dakota, and she has stories in both Spring Fevers and The Fall. She writes when not working, and spends the rest of her spare time buried under piles of books. Her husband, two schnauzers, and two cats all bark and claw their way into her most precious moments. Her stories in Spring Fevers represented her first foray into print. She tweets @AMSupinger.
Amy Trueblood: Amy Trueblood is a freelance writer who spends most of her time penning press releases for her favorite nonprofit. Her first EBP story appeared in The Fall. When not “chasing the crazy” dream of being published, you can find her rereading her favorite YA books, running, or slurping down her favorite mango iced tea. For interesting musings on writing, in-depth author interviews, and agents’ perspectives on those “first five pages” of a manuscript, check out her blog, Chasing the Crazies, or follow her on Twitter @atrueblood5.
Cat Woods: Cat Woods pens stories for readers of all ages and has been published in both Spring Fevers and The Fall. Her juvenile lit was represented by Stephen Fraser, while her daily musings are too whimsical to be represented by anyone. When she’s not raising her family of six, she can be found blogging at Words from the Woods and From the Write Angle. She’s a moderator on AgentQuery Connect, a freelance writer, and a Scrabble addict.