Experimental author Cydni Burns (Ciggy) flourished, not only as a fiction writer, but as a keen observer of pop culture, cultivating her style for analysis beyond celebrity gossip into a career as a film journalist. Her diverse writing experience has given her a broad range of tools that she proclaims enabled her to define and layer her approach to storytelling.
Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artists Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and authors Dan Simmons, Toni Morrison and Ai. Freakquency, her first novel under this penname, was inspired by the tall-tales her uncles used to tell about the South, and the legends and folklore from around the world.
Jill Robi is a Chicago native and Columbia Chicago graduate. She is a self-proclaimed geek, avid comic-con attendee, and professional karaoke singer. She writes first and foremost for her own entertainment, in hopes that by sharing her work with the world, she can also achieve the entertainment of others as well.
Throughout her writing career, Rae has written comic book and film related articles which have appeared in online publications such as Comic Stack, Suite101, CinemaGap and Dark Moon Rising. She has won various Success & Leadership awards sponsored by her alma mater where she received her BA in Media Arts & Animation.