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Steampunk, deadly, and unusual are three words that describe Darcarin Studios. Featuring primarily steampunk and gothic inspired jewelry, it is not uncommon to find pieces adorned with watch gears, deadly nightshade, and a variety of semi-precious to precious gemstones. Darcarin Studios also dabbles in traditional artwork, digital media, visual effects, and vinyl decals.








Mythspinner Studios is the creative home of J. I. Rogers, a green-eyed, ginger-haired caffeine addict, who splits her time between working on a series of dystopian/space opera novels, and various artistic projects. Style-wise, she favours the Mythological, Fantasy, or Science Fiction Muse. For more information on her art, visit Random Repartee. For information about her series, visit J.I.Rogers-Author.



Undertaker by Day, Writer by Night: an account of her journey to become a published author. She dabbles in a number of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, romance, and supernatural, although her work tends to be a combination of two or more of these. Her goal is to bring something new and unexpected to the shelves, to show both readers and future writers that there should be no such thing as a "formula" to writing, and if anyone tells you otherwise, they're doing it wrong.






An eclectic collection of thoughts on writing, editing, and self-publishing, with the occasional reflection on social issues and media, Kate Whitaker’s blog, Words That Burn Like Fire, follows a self-published author’s journey. Updated Monday through Friday with generous helpings of pop culture references and the self-promotion of her various projects, Kate keeps her followers up to date and entertained.








Written by Jessica is a children's picture book blog, where author Jessica Cook discusses the creative, yet challenging journey to publication.

Jessica strives to create silly, entertaining picture books, to draft the perfect query letter, and to find her agent soul mate.







Drawn to visual mediums, Emily Weber has been making comics for as long as she can remember, and completed her first full-length webcomic in 2013. While currently keeping her art as hobby, Emily is pursuing her career as a soon-to-be licensed chiropractor. You can follow her on deviantART or SmackJeeves.

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Ash Litton

Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of No Signal, Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, and Cabover Cabaret, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects.

When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.