Hunter O’Connell is a nonbinary college student who fell in love with Doctor Who almost immediately after watching it for the first time in 2012. They now collect books, comics, and audios to understand the full story of the show. Other hobbies besides writing and editing boil down to discussions of religion and philosophy, a knack for gardening and culinary arts, acting, and and an interest in internet fiction and horror Alternate Reality Games. This is their first book for Arcbeatle Press, with many more to come. They are the publisher’s Lead Project Supervisor, and will continue to push for diversity and inclusion in future prose works.
Jeffrey Koval Jr. has been writing weird fiction and telling stories online for over a decade. When not collaborating on immersive narratives with his friends, he can be found in abandoned historical locations in his beloved New Jersey. He was a co-creator of the long-running ARG “EverymanHYBRID” which concluded in early 2019.
Andrew Lane’s fiction-writing career started thirty years ago with a short story in Doctor Who Monthly and then the co-written Doctor Who New Adventure novel Lucifer Rising. In the intervening time he has written forty-two novels (including the best-selling Young Sherlock Holmes series), thirty-nine short stories and fifteen audio scripts. He created the character of Chris Cwej for his New Adventure novel Original Sin as an unimportant background character, and is slightly stunned that Cwej has taken on a life of his own. Andrew lives in Dorset, England, with a wife, a dog, two cats and a variable number of feral kids.
Sam Maleski (they/he) is a French critic and writer living in United Kingdom, collecting bachelor’s degrees (reconaissance reports say they’re on the third one, in film and screenwriting, after some long years at the Sorbonne). They edit the Doctor Who analysis blog DoWntime, and have penned several nonfiction books, including a Black Archive for Obverse. Also, he writes weird queer science-fiction stories and tweets altogether too much at @LookingForTelos. Inbetween writing sessions, they plot to raze Birmingham in order to turn the West Midlands into a natural reserve for werewolves, drink too much wine, and fail to acquire good make-up skills. He’s got two (2) cats and (1) clinical depression.
Matthew Sychantha is a musician, former newspaper editor/layout artist, musical instrument marketer, occasional writer and brand new father from Massachusetts. His first stories published in newspapers to fill space when needed; and he often enjoys presenting situations in stories from his life to torture his wife while reading things back to her. To her credit, his wife prefers these vague anecdotes in prose as opposed to being set to music and sung at her. He often does his best writing while staring straight into a fluorescent light, much to the chagrin of many a doctor. But hey, text-to-speech technology is getting quite advanced.
Rachel Redhead is an environmental scientist turned civil servant, and now currently seeks a new home for her career. She is a goth, Dauntless, Hufflepuff, Horde, Unseelie, Team Arrow, and a fan of HG Wells. She is an indie author, responsible for a number of genre-fusing books that combine fantasy, horror and sci-fi within a modern suburban setting. She is an intersectional feminist, an equalities advocate, a member of extinction rebellion and also autistic. She collects Doctor Who action figures and occasionally cosplays for pride marches and sci-fi conventions.
James Wylder is a writer and editor from Elkhart Indiana, who enjoys hiking, gaming, and trying to cook new foods. Most recently he’s learned how to make coffee jelly. James has written for the theater, published poetry, put out novels, and even hosted a live storytelling show over the course of his career. He’s excited for the next stories he’ll tell. You can find more about him at jameswylder.com.
Charles Whitt, for much of his life, didn’t know what Doctor Who even was. Then one day, on a whim, he decided to look into the show “with the weird guy with a bowtie” that showed up on BBCA. Years later, Who is now his favorite show (“that weird guy” is now his 2nd favorite Doctor) and he could never imagine a world without it. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Hornby lives in Yorkshire with his mountain of Doctor Who books and outlandish dreams. His first novel, The Roc’s Feather, was released in 2017, followed by its two sequels, Turning Black in 2018, and Revelation in 2019. He also wrote the short story Eternal Escape, which was published by 365 Tomorrows. To fund his Doctor Who addiction he also has a real job.
Simon Bucher-Jones is a writer of sorts. Some of the sorts include Doctor Who novels, Steampunk Dickens, and Sherlock Holmes. For Obverse Books he has written for the Faction Paradox, Iris Wildthyme, and the City of the Saved ranges as well as two of the Black Archives. He was very glad to write for Chris Cwej again for the first time in twenty-three years, since his first Doctor Who novel: The Death of Art (1996) A freelance writer, he’s presently working on an entirely not-in-anyone-else’s-universe fantasy novel, and drawing the second issue of his graphic adaption of his play Le Roi en Jaune.
Greg Maughan lives and works in the North East of England. He has had work previously published by Obverse Books & Pseudoscope Publishing and has work forthcoming from Pencil Tip Publishing & Altrix Books. When not working or writing, he spends most of his time building sandcastles and watching Button Moon. But he has a small child as an excuse, so that’s ok.
Michael Robertson is a Scottish writer who loves adventure stories – his own stories can be found at tarminuus.co.uk. His favourite things include Doctor Who, Star Wars, and any sci-fi or fantasy paperback he finds second hand that’s part of a series with at least 10 instalments (bonus points if there’s a map on the first page).
Vince Stadon has been a producer and head writer for the award-winning Sitcom Trials, and a gag writer for BBC comedy shows. His plays have been staged everywhere from the Manchester Comedy Festival to Californian wedding ceremonies, and his essays and prose have seen print in various publications, some of them half reputable. He lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and their children, and way too many untrustworthy cats. He bakes a terrific Victoria Sponge, and avoids tall buildings, aggressive insects, and explosions.
Gerard Power is a former greyhound videographer surviving in Limerick. His interests include Anglo-Irish sitcoms, the transcendence of the flesh, and the 3D platformers of the fifth console generation. His dream is to one day own a miserable single-room flat in the old Georgian part of town, where ghosts can be found between the red brick and mortar.
Evan Forman is a writer interested in the fictions creeping into our increasingly warped reality, the mythology of modernity, and spooky interactions with the more-than-human world. This is his third published work, having two novellas in Arcbeatle Press’ 10,000 Dawns: A Poor Man’s Iliad anthology. He lives in Scotland and can be found at evanforman.com.
Tyche McPhee Letts is getting better at describing herself in an author bio. She lives in Quebec alongside a small herd of guinea pigs. If you’re into Dr Who stuff, consider checking out her story in P.R.O.B.E.: Out of the Shadows, which features shapeshifting, Biblical literalism, and an account of rural life in England written by someone who’s never been there.
Dillon O'Hara is a writer based in Limerick, Ireland. They are the Vice President of Arcbeatle Press and the co-editor of Making Spirits Bright. As a critic, they have appeared in the Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, and Imperica, among others. Their favourite Doctor is Clara Oswald.