Gregory Bernard Banks is a graphic designer, forum administrator, co-Webmaster for the Speculative Literature Foundation, author, and owns the small press WheelMan Press (wwww.wheelmanpress.com), and the freelance graphic design company, BDDesign LLC (www.bddesignonline.com. He’s published short stories and poetry in many venues, been both a quarter- and semi-finalist in the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, and has also published six books, along with a variety of ebooks and articles which have appeared in the top 100 rankings on Amazon.com’s Kindle store. His seventh book, Scairy Tales: 13 Tantalizing Tales of Terror, will be released February 12, 2010.
Edward C. Patterson has been writing novels, short fiction, poetry and drama his entire life, always seeking the emotional core of any story he tells. With his eighth novel, The Jade Owl, he combines an imaginative touch with his life long devotion to China and its history. He has earned an MA in Chinese History from Brooklyn College with further post graduate work at Columbia University. Born in 1947, a native of Brooklyn, NY, he has spent four decades as a soldier in the corporate world gaining insight into the human condition. He won the 2000 New Jersey Minority Achievement Award for his work in corporate diversity. Blending world travel experiences with a passion for story telling, his adventures continue as he works to permeate his reader’s souls from an indelible wellspring. His novel No Irish Need Apply was named Book of the Month for June 2009 by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Diversity Reading Organization. His Novel The Jade Owl was a finalist with an honarable mention for The 2009 Rainbow Awards. He is the founder of Operation eBook Drop. He has 14 published works.