Archive for June, 2011


Melanie Atkins is best known for her ‘New Orleans Detective’ series from Desert Breeze Publishing, which just now released the sixth in the series.

Now, she has released a new mystery thriller – FLASH BANG – through Whiskey Creek Press, LLC.

Alot can change in ten years, Special Agent Noah Sterling has gone from a small town guy to an FBI agent who is tracking a domestic terrorist unit. His mission has taken him back to his hometown of Magnolia Springs, MS. Here, he has to face another possible change of ten years – could his high school sweetheart, Allie, be connected to this unit?

Allie Robbins, formerly Allie North when Noah knew her, was married to Marshall – the man who held the purse strings of the terrorist unit. Now Marshall is dead, she is back in Magnolia Springs, and is the current FBI suspect concerning the terrorists activities. Noah has been assigned to discover the truth.

Allie is not afraid, she is innocent… of terrorist activity. But there is another secret, one she has been holding for ten years. Only when her son, Caleb, is taken does her fear surface – that Noah will learn what she has been hiding from him.

Interested? Great! Pick up a copy!

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If you have never seen the “Doc” perform, you are in for a treat! Come out and see Darrell “Doc” Osborn as he entertains groups of all ages with his comic routines and marvelous Balloon Animals of Doom!

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

((from the Bio at http://www.libertycon.org))
Controlled chaos ensues when Darrell “Doc” Osborn takes over the Con! Trapped in a time that is not his own, he is bent on Complete World Domination through the use of haphazardly flaky experiments and uses convention attendees as laboratory rats to carry-out his diabolic schemes! Warning! Doctor Osborn will be unleashing his Balloon Animals of Evil!!!

Intrigued yet? Good! Come out and see him!

Retired NASA Rocket Scientist and Novelist Stephanie Osborn has been invited as the Science Guest of Honor at LibertyCon in East Ridge, TN! Come see and talk with her, and take a look at her recent release: EXTRACTION POINT, co-written with Travis S. Taylor!

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

(following taken from Stephanie’s Official Page)
Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

Fabulous artwork and elf ears – that is what you will find when you go see Michael and Paul Bielaczyc of Aradani Studios at LibertyCon 24 in East Ridge, TN from July 15-17,2011!

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

((following taken from Bios at http://www.libertycon.org))
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life. He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 25, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life. In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at http://www.michaelbielaczyc.com .

((follow also taken from http://www.libertycon.org))
Paul Bielaczyc in his own words: “I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn’t have notes were filled with sketches. I drew mostly from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, as well as the fantasy books I was reading. I did a few pieces based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, but focusing on being a nerd, I didn’t have much time for art in high school.

When I got to college I dual majored in Computer Science and Art History. I minored in Studio Art, and took as many art classes as my schedule allowed. I seemed to be pursuing a career in art or art education, but decided to try graduate school in Computer Science. I graduated in 2004 with a Master’s in CS, but again switched paths and returned to my art interests. Mike, my brother, and I co-own Aradani Studios, a costuming and art company that we founded in 2002. We travel mostly in the Southeast United States, to various conventions and Renaissance Festivals, selling our art, and our ears.

I currently call Nashville, TN my home, and don’t see that changing for quite some time. This is where my friends, my family, and my career is. When I first posted this bio, I said that, “I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.” Well, in those 4 years that I wrote that, I think I have found my calling. At the age of 26, I won the most prestigious fantasy art award there is, the Chesley Award. Mike and I have slowly but steadily grown this business into something that now employees other people! And most importantly, I love what I do, and I truly enjoy being able to talk about my art with people, and have a dialogue with them.”

Come out and see them!

Horror writer and Kerlak Publisher Allan Gilbreath will be at LibertyCon 24 promoting the latest release – LAWYERS FROM HELL! Hear him regale you with outrageous tales of previous Cons as well as his experience as a Fight Coordinator for a Cineline Production’s movie – SWORDBEARER.

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

((from the Bio at http://www.libertycon.org))
Allan Gilbreath denies that he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge. Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. He enjoys serving on convention panels and can cover a wide range of topics from the serious to the outrageous. In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his latest work, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection.

Allan was the fight coordinator for the independent short film Swordbearer, a fantasy featuring excellent special effects and a dramatic sword fight. Allan also serves as an investigative skeptic for paranormal and cryptid research. His stories of investigations are not to be missed. In addition, he is no stranger to the kitchen and is the host of The Art of Genre Cooking. Catch a cooking panel and learn all about prepping food to match your themed event.

Go out at see him, take a look at the books, and come away laughing!