Special guests

Ryan Dunn is a paranormal investigator, author, and he and his wife Kim own and operate Afterlife Tours in Savannah, Georgia. He has multiple television appearances and interviews, as well as speaking engagements. www.afterlifetours.net

R.M. Hamrick – Despite not completing algebra in high school, R.M. Hamrick escaped Georgia Tech with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She uses this combination of science and doggedness to inject a dose of plausibility into even the most outrageous of stories. Her published works include the zombie-filled Chasing series and the space opera series, Atalan Adventures.Rebekah has planted roots in Savannah Georgia and enjoys its blend of liveliness and easiness. She is equipped with a husband who delivers mail, a deaf Australian cattle dog, and a tortoise who burn-inates the countryside. She is a lover of science fiction, board games, and odd numbers. https://rmhamrick.com

Alledria Hurt is a multi-genre author settled quite firmly in Savannah, GA. When she’s not writing, she is busy being a character actor or a tour guide. Her best known series is the YA series “She Becomes Death”
which includes 3 books and 3 novellas.   www.alledriahurt.com

Jack Simmons is the author Three Dashes Bitters. He is currently editing an academic book on contemporary social norms, titled 21st Century and Its Discontents, and is the author of the short story “The Painter’s Daughter” (published in The Southern Tablet in 2014) and the play A Tropical Affair (performed in 2013). He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife Katherine and is the proud father of Savannah, Mary, and Augustus. Although teaching and research keep him busy, he still finds time to enjoy a Sazerac cocktail in the evenings. http://montececeri.com/threedashesbitters/

John Stamp was a Special Agent of the NCIS and FBI. He was also a Police Officer in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a native of the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York and holds a Masters degree in Forensic Science from the University of Florida.  John has written five novels: Brother’s Keeper, Spoilers, Shattered Circle, Where Angels Sing, Spoilers Book Two, and his newest novel, Wraith of Sheltermount, available now. http://www.johnstampwriter.com

Jayla “JayBird” Lawton is a spoken word artist from Savannah, Georgia. She has competed in poetry slams both local and international alongside other young artists from the Deep Center, where much of her work has been published.

Laura Loup is a very serious humorologist with an extremely impressive BFA in animation that she promises to never actually use. She owns a metaphysical shop called Cosmic Corner in Savannah, GA with her husband and is the mildly peckish artist behind Tarot in Space and author of The Audacity humor sci-fi book series.  www.LauraLoup.com

Monica Lee Floyd is an award winning artist, gothic poet, author, model, and actress living in Savannah, Georgia. Her works include two collections of poetry; “Savannah Gothic” and her most recent book, “Lifting The Veil”. Her modeling and poetry have been featured in the gothic/alternative publication, Sanctuary Magazine. The most current project she is working on is the lead role of Elizabeth in Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of “Jekyll and Hyde”; directed by Tony Marchetti-Knarr at the Tybee Post Theater. https://www.authormonicaleefloyd.com/

Melanie Goldey is a local performance artist and photographer. Host of Tongue: Open Mouth and Music Show and multiple Savannah Comedy Show all over town. 12 year Savannahian. https://www.facebook.com/tongueopenmic/

Josh Vasquez is the author of the Savannah Zombie Novel series and the North Pole Zombie series. He also hosts the Savannah Zombie Podcast and when he’s not doing zombie things, he lives in Savannah with his wife and two daughters. www.savannahzombienovel.com

Jennifer Harris originates from Birmingham, Alabama. She began writing at the age of 9, but lost interest in her writing shortly. In 2015, she began to write again, while doing so, she released three books over the next four years. Her books are titled Journey to Love, She of the Woods, and What About Me? https://linktr.ee/jennifersacoria

Winfield Strock III After a successful 23 years as a navy submariner I struggled for a new career and identity. A massive brain tumor taught me the importance of love, faith and hope. With my bride of twenty-five years beside me, I plunge headlong into my second love, writing. www.titaniumbrain.com

Terry Drehmel is an independent comic book creator of The SteeRange Comics that he started in 1976. Terry creates the stories, characters, draws, edits, publishes and distributes his SteeRange Comic Series. He will be debuting his latest issue at the Savannah Authors Expo. www.steerangecomics.com

Leigh Rich is a professor, journalist, and radio show host. Listening to Literature airs on Fridays at 12:05 pm – 1 pm where they interview authors, writers, and other creative people.

Adam Messer is an author, journalist and radio host. He writes for the Savannah Morning News Do Savannah. The Adam Messer Show is on community radio station 107.5 FM WRUU Savannah on Sundays from 3 – 5 pm EST. The podcast is available every Sunday night. http://linktr.ee/adammesser