Samantha Tiner grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians in the Ohio River Valley of Eastern Kentucky. She now lives in Texas with her husband where she works by day crafting candles for her home-based business. She enjoys making people think by offering small courses in occult and new-age philosophy, alternative spirituality, and is a sought-after presenter on the paranormal and her personal experiences in more than 15 years of research and field experience. She serves as the Director for paranormal research group Luminus Veritas in East Texas continuing her field work. She published her first novel, The Tempest’s Child in 2006. She is an alumnus of The Piarist School and attended Eastern Kentucky University where she studied History. She served as Managing Editor for Indie Searchlight, in 2007-2008. In addition to work on Martius Catalyst, Samantha is also set to release a second novel in 2012 which is the first in a series in urban fantasy fiction
Casondra “Casz” Brewster has been a word smith for more than two decades, mostly as a journalist and corporate communicator. Stories are not the only thing she creates – if not at her desk getting words down, she may be found in her garage banging a motorcycle into submission or creating nonsensical things into artful beauty. Besides sharing her home with the voices in her head, she resides in the Cascade Foothills in Western Washington with husband, children, a shelter-rescue dog and a 55-gallon aquarium of fish that lead an enviable life of leisure.
Resident Artist: When Dan Breaux isn’t working at his day job in the cutting-edge laser industry he is a freelance graphic artist, illustrator, and animator living in Oakland CA, with his loving wife and infant son. Raised by two gifted artistic patents, Dan has been drawing for as long as he can remember. A student of multimedia arts and technology, with a deep-rooted foothold on traditional technics, Dan truly is a modern day renaissance man who’s interests of study run the gamut from theoretical physics to ancient astronaut theory, with an emphasis on history, industrial innovation and science fiction. In addition to his work over the years as an independent comic book writer, lead artist, and comic strip cartoonist Dan has also maintained a successful freelance corporate branding design service. As a Steampunk enthusiast, Dan is most well known for his animated music videos for renowned Steampunk band Abney Park.
Conceptual Artist: Jacquelyn Fedyk is an up and coming musician/song writer for Seattle band The Little Black Bottles. She is a published writer, poet and photographer.