Meet the fascinating authors, screenwriters, TV writers, graphic novelists and poets who contributed insight and exercises to Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. 


When the World Turns to Shit, Why Should I Care? Character Arc in Dystopian Stories by Raymond Obstfeld (download now.)
The author of more than forty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as more than a dozen screenplays, most of which have been optioned. He completed a YA novel The Time-Reaper’s Tattoo, Hallmark bought his script A Little Christmas Con and he contributed to the Veronica Mars reboot. Read Raymond’s guest post: Poems That Move.

Surprise in the Twenty-Fourth Century by Scott Rubenstein (download now.)
Scott wrote thirty produced episodes for television including Star Trek: The New Generation, Cagney & Lacey, Hunter, MacGyver, Night Court, Nine to Five, and Diff’rent Strokes. Aside from also being a story editor on three shows, he executive produced the award-winning documentary NOT AFRAID TO LAUGH and the short film Peacock Blues for Showtime. He taught for ten years as an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge and USC.

Make it Real by J. Michelle Newman (download now.)
J. Michelle Newman is a writer, editor and literary consultant with a background in strategic planning. She is shopping her first novel, A Deception of Crows, inspired by her wild adventures working in commercial real estate in the mysterious kingdom of Wall Street and beyond. Michelle is completing her first historical fantasy novel, Mistaken Knights, in addition to a collection of surreal short stories.

All Contributors – with site links if available:

Mario Acevedo

James G. Anderson

Piers Anthony

Steven Barnes

Aimee Bender

Glenn Benest

Sabrina Benulis    Sabrina Benulis blogspot

Kate Bernheimer   Amazon page

Richard Bleiler   Amazon page

Peter Briggs   IMDB page

David Brin

Kealan Patrick Burke

Ramsey Campbell

Lillian Stewart Carl

Eric Stener Carlson

Jeffrey A. Carver

Simon Clark

Christine Conradt

Sara B. Cooper   IMDb page

Edward DeGeorge  Amazon page

Pen Densham

Danika Dinsmore

Kim Dower

David Anthony Durham

Eric Edson

Harlan Ellison

Dana Fredsti

Brian James Freeman

Stacey Graham

Lois Gresh   Amazon page

Xaque Gruber

Sequoia Hamilton  website

Janice Hardy

Chris Howard

Kij Johnson

Lisa Renee Jones

Derek Taylor Kent

Jack Ketchum

Elizabeth Eve King

Nancy Kress

Todd Klick  Amazon page

Jan Kozlowski    Amazon page

Jay Lake  Goodreads page

Joe R. Lansdale

Elliot Laurence

Lance Mazmanian

Bruce McAllister

Karen McCoy

Douglas Mcgowan

Vonda N. McIntyre

Wendy Mewes

L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Jessica Page Morell

Lisa Morton

Gabrielle Moss

J. Michelle Newman site in progress

William F. Nolan

Jody Lynn Nye   Amazon page

Raymond Obstfeld   Amazon page

Reggie Oliver   Amazon page

Derrick Pete   IMDb page

Diana Peterfreund

Michael Reaves   IMDb page

Rainbow Reed   Amazon page

Nicholas Royle

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Scott Rubenstein   IMDb page

Steven Saus

Brad Schreiber

Melissa Scott

Michael Dillon Scott

Sharon Scott  

Mark Sebanc

Jule Selbo, PhD

Mark Sevi

John Shirley

John Skipp   Facebook page

Ben Thompson

Diego Valenzuela   Facebook page

Vanessa Vaughn   

Jeremy Wagner

Vincent M. Wales

James Wanless, PhD

Brianna Winner

Brittany Winner

Marc Zicree