Meet the creators of Metahuman Fiction, presented by metahumanpress.com!
David Kachel (Legacy) is an aspiring writer from Australia. Having written several small stories and devised dozens more, David is preparing to test his skills as a writer on MHP with Legacy. David is an avid superhero, sci-fi and fantasy reader who is studying full time.
Frank Byrns (Temple) lives and writes in suburban Maryland. His short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Cyber Age Adventures, Aphelion, Alien Skin, and the dearly departed Superhero Fiction. His first collection of stories, My Father's Son and Other Super!!Stories!!, is available for order wherever fine books are sold.
John Coleman (Century) grew up in upstate New York, about an hour north of New York City, where he still lives. He has been reading comic books, as well as all types of fiction and nonfiction, since the age of five. It has long been his dream to write for a living, with a job in the comics field being his dream job. The concept and characters of Century came about as a result of long hours with friends playing superhero role playing games.
Mark “Ghost ” Anthony (Metacore) is a writer who enjoys creating stories and characters for various readers using different genres. A self publishing comic book writer for over ten years, he has created numerous characters and worlds for readers to experience. Drawn to action, sci-fi, adventure and comedy he blends them all together to produce unique stories that will appeal to readers on many levels. A character driven writer he looks to pull each reader into a world, time and place that only their imagination can take them.
Mark Oldfield (Invasion) has his first publication with Invasion. However, this is not his first venture into writing. Mark has tried his had at everything since he started when he was young. He has written two novels, two screenplays, and dozens of short stories. Mark works frivolously at his home Denver. Superhero fiction is not the only thing the he writes. Mark heavily enjoys westerns and dramas. It is no wander that his favorite hero is John Wayne. If you listen carefully on the weekends, you can probably hear him doing the commentary at the local drag strip.
Mark Peaslee (The Wicked) is making his first foray into creative writing on Metahuman Press. Born and raised in Minnesota he currently resides in San Francisco where he is the only Vikings fan on his block.
Nick Ahlhelm (Epsilon, Freedom Patton, Living Legends, Mean Streets, Out For Vengeance, Timeline) also writes for Pulp Empire while still finding time to edit both fine publications. An overachiever, he also currently produces two web comics, ARC and Tales of the Living Legends. While not trying to be a complete over-achiever at this fine site, he lives with his wife of nearly seven years and two daughters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Nick C. Piers (The Farmer, The Altruist) has been writing all his life. No, really. He started writing little stories in crayon with Gizmo (that furry thing from Gremlins) as the main hero. In Junior High, he wrote write short, horror stories of B-movie calibre before moving on to his true love: superheroes. After years of working on ideas and filling out his self-contained universe of "SPECs" (Specially Powered and Extrordinary Characters), Nick has started to write the kind of stories that he loves to read, himself. Ultimately, Nick would love to get his work published, ideally as a series of novels and short novellas, but he has been more than honored to be a part of Metahuman Press. Currently, Nick lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and is owned by his cat, Diomedes. Nick is nearly certain that Diomedes wants to take over the world.
Paul McManus (Man of the People, Militia) lives in the United Kingdom where he enjoys reading and writing superhero fiction, when he’s not busy earning a living. The Militia is not his first piece of writing, he has been published by the now retired site Superhero Fiction and the still thriving Star Harbor Nights.
At one time or another, Rick Considine (Comic Book Hero) has been a soldier, a cop, a private investigator, and even a bouncer in a strip club. Neither vocation lasted long. He currently makes his living in the Sacramento Valley repossessing cars. He is not a professional writer, but he grew up on pulp fiction and comic books, and never quite grew out of it. He has posted two novels online, Comic Book Hero is his first serial.
Robert White (Metahuman Blues) is a social worker in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. Superheroes have fascinated him since early childhood and he is convinced that all that separates real world heroes from the four colour ones are the tights. He lives in Grande Prairie, with his wife, two children and two dogs. This is his first published work.
Robin Reed (Power vs Power) lives in Los Angeles. After many years of struggling, she has just started to make a living as a writer. Unfortunately, it’s boring web site advertising copy, not stories and screenplays. ItZ’s still better than her many other jobs in offices, factories, and as a school bus driver. Robin has had stories published by Barnes and Noble, Dark Tales, Twilight Tales, and in other anthologies. Her self-published novel Xanthan Gumm is about an alien who comes to Earth to become a movie star. It is available wherever books are sold, except book stores.
Thomas Fortenberry (Guardians) is an internationally published author, editor, publisher, and reviewer. He is a lifelong fan and creator of
superheroes. Over the years he has written superhero fiction and comic books, co-founding Silverline Comics in the late 80s (later purchased
by Marvel), and working with various companies such as Aircel, Malibu Comics, and currently Nifty.
T. Mike McCurley (Firedrake) lives in a small house in the back woods of Oklahoma, with his wife Trish, several cats, and a dog. His Tales of the Emergence stories first saw print on the late site Superhero Fiction. He has also found a devoted following for his online serial of post-apocalyptic survival, Skyfall.
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