James Russell Lowell was a Harvard grad who is described in the U.S. Library of Congress as "somewhat of a vagrant of late years." If writing today, he would be perfect for us.
Dan was born in and grew up in and around Detroit, attending the former East Detroit High School (go ☘️ Shamrocks); Wayne State University downtown; and later completing his undergrad at Southern New Hampshire University. He finished half of a two-year MFA in creative writing before his VA education benefits finally winked out.
He has worked as a color timer and processor in an automated photo lab; as a stock chaser in a Chrysler stamping plant; and as a warehouse rat on 100-degree summer days. He spent seven years on active US Army duty, mostly as a long-duration undercover Military Police Investigator, serving five years in Germany in two trips. He later retired from the US Navy Reserve after 24 years as a chief petty officer.
Most of his civilian work life was spent on staff at and for magazines. He was an Associate Editor at AutoWeek; the Detroit Editor at Popular Mechanics; and the National Editor at both Motor Trend and Car and Driver.
A Detroit ex-pat, he lives in Lima, Ohio where he is finishing the second storm cell novel, Force Majeure.
We're thrilled to introduce the latest addition to Team FP, KR Paul, with her debut SF thriller Pantheon coming out fall of 2020.
She was born in California but moved to North Carolina as a child. She grew up rock climbing, horseback riding, and writing fan fiction like lots of 90s kids. Her love of adventure took her into the US Air Force, where her love of writing also soared. She has written non-fiction for business, industry, academia, and leadership education. Through it all, she continued to hone her fiction chops in her free time.
Now, KR still works her flying day job, but writes short and novel-length fiction when not being an absolute jock or absolute nerd. When not at work, her hobbies include competitive bodybuilding, video gaming, kayaking, cosplay, skydiving, and playing with light sabers.
Her work serves up a blend of adrenaline-soaked action and the vivid world of urban fantasy. She draws from her own life experiences to fuel the emotionally charged, fast-paced plots found in the Pantheon series.
Mike Hancock is a former college linebacker, was a commercial fisherman in Dutch Harbor, Alaska—and a big-game hunting guide for seven years in the Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Wind River Range in Wyoming, the Selway Wilderness in Idaho and the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.
His extraordinary experience in out-door adventure fueled his knowledge and passion for historical adventure writing, resulting in Fallen, his debut novel.
The compelling novel was first published by Black Rose in 2014. Mike has revised and expanded this thrilling historical adventure story for publication by Force Poseidon in 2020.
Mike's fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. He holds a BA in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. He's from South Padre Island, Texas, where he enjoys saltwater fishing, sailing, off-road treks in his Jeep, and taking the odd jaunt to Mexico, but today is back and forth to mainland China teaching English as a second language to high school kids.