John Adamus is a frequent editor and player of many Fate-powered games, and his work can be found in both Fate Worlds books, the forthcoming Paranet Papers supplement for The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, and Iron Edda. He spends his days helping game designers and authors be more awesome. He frequently tweets about game design and writing techniques on Twitter at @awesome_john and blogs regularly at writernextdoor.com.
When not writing or editing, Sally Christensen crochets unspeakable evil. She lives in the wilds of north Toronto, along with two cats, a Portuguese viking, and her tiny overlord.
Brendan Conway is a longtime gamer who has more recently started writing for and contributing to RPGs. He wrote for the Firefly RPG and will soon be releasing a Dungeon World supplement. He is an Assistant Developer for Magpie Games. He enjoys bacon, egg, and ketchup sandwiches.
Thomas Deeny is a graphic designer who specializes in book layout and game design. His layout and design work can be found in Margaret Weis Productions’ Firefly RPG line, Crafty Games’ Mistborn RPG, and AEG’s Nightfall and Tempest game lines. Thomas is an evangelist for hobby gaming, and helped to organize the gaming community in southern Arizona, working with manufacturers, retailers, and gamers to develop community awareness of the hobby. You can review his published works at denaghdesign.com and follow him on Twitter at @denaghdesign.
Cheyenne Rae Grimes is an avid gamer, knitter, pop culturist, and kitten whisperer. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology in Cleveland, Ohio. Finally making the jump into writing games, she is half of Glittercats Fine Amusements (http://playglittercats.blogspot.com/), a new member of IGDN (www.igdnonline.com) and currently working on a reality television-based game with Nicole Winchester.
Shelley Harlan is an editor by day, and by night...is also an editor, because you can’t get too much of a good thing. She works for the the indie RPG company Faster Monkey Games and still can’t quite get used to the idea that people will pay her money to read gaming material. She also thinks it’s a fun game to see if you can spot the typo in this bio.
Jeremy Kostiew is a technical designer by day and a graphic-doer, sorta-writer by night. He’s done art for Growling Door Games, Machine Age Productions, Zero Point Information, and the Indie Game Developer Network. He has written for Machine Age Productions’ Fate-powered ADX and Onyx Path’s Werewolf: the Apocalypse. He has the highest tolerance for spicy food out of any human being alive, possibly due to some kind of dragon blood. Dude loves werewolves and gnolls because they are obviously the best monsters ever.
Mike Mumah has worked for the better part of a decade as a roleplaying game illustrator. His work has appeared in such games as Shadowrun, Rifts, Dead Reign, Part-Time Gods, Babylon 5, and several others. The Michigan-based artist is currently at large from the Briarsbrook Institute for the Criminally Insane and considered extremely dangerous. If sighted, do not approach him! He may seem very affable and friendly but don’t be fooled! Please call the authorities and delay him with free coffee, bourbon, and/or hot wings. He will take the time to enjoy this bait until he can be apprehended. This is for the public’s best interest.
Juan Ochoa: Gumshoe whistleblower reporter hero? A narcissistic antagonist out for blood? Fall-guy for a horrifying nanite invasion? Sleeper agent for extraplanar feline intelligence? The FACTS on El Mucho Colombianisimo: he is a straight-dealing, smooth-lined, grit-toothed artist, twainsplit mirror-master-magician-carouser-cavorter, and noted wizard, with knowledge bilingual, exotic, and esoteric, who theoretically does most of his thinking in Español.
Kaitlynn Peavler, better known on the internet as thedandmom, is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has been producing fantasy art and fun cartoony images for years and has done artwork for Prismatic Art, Conquering Corsairs, Whispering Road, and more. Her own projects include Deck of Legends, Experiment 073, and a new comic in the works called Falsely Outrageous.
Mark Diaz Truman is an independent game developer and the co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com). Mark has authored two indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing and Our Last Best Hope—and written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit and Timeworks. Mark is passionate about creating an inclusive and diverse gaming community and is thrilled to have the chance to put forward pieces by both fresh voices and old friends in The Fate Codex!
Amanda Valentine is a freelance RPG editor and developer. Her work includes the Dresden Files RPG, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Fate Accelerated Edition, Little Wizards, and many others. She also edits fiction, including several of the _Spirit of the Century _novels. She blogs sporadically at ayvalentine.com about editing, parenting, and gaming. At reads4tweens.com she writes spoilerific book reviews for adults who care about what the kids in their lives are reading. You can find her on Twitter as @ayvalentine and @reads4tweens.
Eddy Webb (with a “y,” thank you) is an award-winning writer, game designer, and Sherlockian. He has worked on over 100 products, including five years on the World of Darkness MMO. Today he writes for video games and anything else when he can. He can be found at eddyfate.com.
Nicole Winchester is a social media professional specializing in micro-content, management, and strategy in sports and entertainment, last managing social media for the Sochi 2014 Olympics for the CBC. A freelance game writer and designer, travel blogger at www.cultureaddicthistorynerd.com, and owner of Toronto’s only social media events service (www.partytimesocial.com), she could probably spend less time tweeting about culture and politics @noizangel, but it’s her job. She is working on a reality television-based game with Cheyenne Rae Grimes.
Tara Zuber grew up on fairy tales and remains mildly obsessed with stories to this day. She looks forward to exploring the Fate system further and discovering new stories to tell and share. Tara can be found in Chicago or online on Google Plus at +TaraZuber.