Current and Forthcoming Projects
Author of The Chapel St. Perilous - Coming August 2021
Mike grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He received a BA and MA from the University of Cape Town, and an MFA from Louisiana State University. He's worked as a television writer in South Africa, and as an ESL teacher in Japan. Now he's a professor of creative writing and English. His past work includes the novel Praise Routine Number Four, and several non-fiction projects including Kamikaze Economics, The Yamaguchi Manuscripts, and Stay Away from Mthatha.
Elizabeth Gilliland Rands
Author of forthcoming Austen University Series
Elizabeth was raised in Litchfield Park, Arizona, and has since lived in the UK, New York, Utah, Louisiana, and Alabama. She got her first big break in writing when she won the creative writing contest in her 4th-grade class and got to go to McDonald's with her teacher and choose two items off the dollar menu. Since then, she received a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in playwriting, an MA in Screenwriting and Production, and a PhD in English Literature with a focus on 19th-century British Literature and Adaptations. Her plays "Tinsel Town Revue" and "Pump up the Evil" were performed off-off Broadway, and her short story "Mouse and Cat" appeared in the collection A Dash of Madness. She has also been published in academic journals and presented at academic conferences around the world. When she isn't writing, she's teaching university-level English courses and editing novels for Bayou Wolf Press. She currently lives in Alabama with her husband and son.