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Dr. Karen Mueller Bryson is the founder of Short on Time Books. She is an award-winning/optioned screenwriter, produced playwright and published novelist. Karen has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books! When she’s not at her computer creating new stories, Karen enjoys visiting exotic locales and spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Karen Randau started writing as a way of life as soon as an elementary school teacher taught her to print Run Spot Run. Most of her major life events got processed in prose. She put that way of life into a career by getting a degree in journalism/public relations from the University of Texas at Austin. The career that spanned the industries of high tech, mental health, and non-profit.

Wendy Fallon is a professional writer and artist living in Phoenix, AZ. After studying Fine Art at the University of CT, and Architecture at Catholic University in Washington, DC, Fallon founded Turtle Creek Designs, which became Fallon Designs in 2007, providing graphic and fine art for web, print, and collectors of fine art.

Laurie Fagen is a "writer by habit" with several published mystery short stories, and now her debut crime fiction novel, Fade Out, about a young radio reporter who covers the crime beat, helps police solve cold cases and for fun, creates mystery theatre podcasts.

Marla J. Hayes is a freelance journalist whose articles and photographs have appeared in American and Canadian magazines and newspapers. Her earlier, short fiction pieces have been included in textbooks for elementary school reading programs in Canada and in public school libraries. She is also a produced screenwriter. Marla lives in Ontario, Canada.






Michael Hernandez is an exciting young author with a preference for brooding psychological horror stories.  Michael’s mother was born on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota and married his father while he was in the Air Force.  Michael was raised as part of a large family in San Pedro, CA, in a house that people considered haunted . He now lives in Benicia, CA, but visits San Pedro as often as he can. Bad Habitation is his first publication, but he promises there will be many more to come!



Ann Kimbrough writes adventures inspired by the thrills of growing up as a 3-star general’s daughter. Her background is in TV commerical and music video production, having managed million dollar budgets for commercials from Jenny Craig to Chrysler to Coke and music videos like Madonna’s Vogue video which was directed by David Fincher. She rounds out her Hollywood experience with principal and extra work as a SAG member. Screenwriting credits include upcoming films: Good Kid/Bad Kid with Skylight Films and Lockdown with Media Distribution Partners.

After working an assortment of jobs which include a computer programmer, marketing director and substitute teacher, T.W. Kirchner decided to concentrate on her second loves, writing and art. Her first loves are her husband, two children, and furry menagerie known as the Kirchner Zoo. Although Pirates Off the Deep End is her first published novel, there are several more on the way including a sequel to Pirates.





Angela Falkowska’s current creative incarnation is as a Script Doctor/Screenwriter. She spent many years as a visual artist specializing in painting roosters, until she caught the screenwriting bug. She is a published poet. This is her first published novel but she has several others in the works.



Writing has always been a passion, spawning countless short stories during school years and articles published in the Intelligencer, dealing with environmental issues. R.J. has also penned a novel for children and a fantasy for young adults, one of which, "The Pauper King", is also on Kindle.
His third novel, “A Hornet’s Nest” is his latest creation, showing a darker streak that will be of interest to those who prefer action packed thrillers.

Lee Tidball retired from a long career as a 6th grade teacher to become a novelist and screenwriter. He has written nearly a dozen screenplays that he and his manager market in Hollywood.


Lee’s first novel with Short on Time Books is Malled, a neo-gothic horror romance.  Besides Malled, Lee had also published the Princess Reborn series of graphic novels with Zetabella Publishing of Toronto, Canada and will soon publish Windfork Secrets, a middle-grades/YA historical fantasy, with Zetabella.

A.C. Thompson lives in Southern California with her husband, a pooka in the form of a white bunny rabbit, and two feline overlords.  When she isn’t writing, she subtitles and captions movies and TV shows, putting her degree in English literature to some use.  The Underminers is her first novel.

Ron Vincent grew up in the Florida Panhandle, the setting for Mother’s Day. The dialect in the story reflects the cadences and rhythms of local speech, including profanity which, while it may seem extreme, is not exaggerated. Ron has graduate degrees in history from Texas A & M and the University of Notre Dame. He currently teaches high school in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Elizabeth S. Sullivan has taken an interesting road to becoming an author.  While working full-time, and raising her two children, she managed to finish law school and earn her Justice Doctorate degree. 


During this time she discovered and embraced a love of writing.  Elizabeth has completed five screenplays, one short, and worked as a script doctor.  She has won screenplay competitions and has twice been a semifinalist in the prestigious Nicholl competition.

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu is a poet, librarian, life-long learner and educator. She grew up in the suburbs, in Cape Town South Africa and currently works as the director of an academic library. She is a part-time doctoral student in Instructional Technology and has an avid interest in writing children’s stories and adult mystery fiction. Gloria lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, Kansas

Poet Jacob Glen Barton is a first time author. He was born, raised, and still live in Chandler, AZ with my wife Andrea, their two dogs (Coffee and Mocha), and four cats (Felix, Sammy, Dharma, and Luna). Jacob earned a degree in Christian Studies at Ottawa University.




Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. They can't help letting things get a little messy. It's a hard job that takes over their lives. Of course, Ann's characters always find a way to blow off steam -- romantically!






After spending the first ten years of his career with a US-based intelligence agency, Mr. Wallace went on to work for foreign intelligence agencies, law firms, political figures, royals, sovereigns and private corporations for the next twenty years.

Bob Nick Shields once worked in a room, proofreading the New York City phone book. And lived to tell the tale.  He was a rock critic, reviewing, virtually, every rock and roll act of the late 60s at the Fillmore East. He was, also, a copy boy at Time Magazine and a music monitor for ASCAP, identifying music played on the radio so that songwriters received their royalties.

Ignatius Picklesworth Snit was born to parents unknown. He was left on the doorsteps of an orphanage one spring morning after a particularly long, cold, and blustery winter. He was quite a talkative child growing up in a time when children were seen, but never heard. To which end, he was never adopted. 


Award-winning actress, producer and director, Deborah J. Solberg has two degrees in Theatre, and is a published author and screenwriter.

We're always looking for fresh new talent.  If you have a manuscript that might be a fit for our publishing company please feel free to contact us and consider a submission for our review.