Author Bios

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The Purple Ink Bloggers are:

M.A. (Michele) Chiappetta

M.A. Chiappetta began her writing career in the eighth grade with a riveting tale of two robots who fall in love against society’s conventions. Published today, “Robots in Love” would no doubt be a blockbuster, if only a copy still existed. Today, she pursues her love of storytelling through non-fiction and fiction writing, editing, teaching and consulting.

She has written feature articles for Preview918 (for which she also serves as Managing Editor and Social Media Director), as well as Oklahoma MagazineTulsa Food, Vehicle MD, go.drive, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat, and Mensa Bulletin. She also serves as a consultant and content creator for the science fiction site, RecursorTV. Her literary fantasy stories can be found in the Dark and Dangerous Things anthologies and Freaks and Other Monsters, and her funny blogs are collected in Out to Get Me. All are available on Amazon.

In addition to Purple Ink Writers, M.A. also shares her musings on writing, creativity, SFF geekdom, freelancing and being a woman in business on her website, The Chipper Muse (www.chippermuse.com). You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram as chippermuse.

Donna A. Leahey

As a child in school, Donna A. Leahey turned her vocabulary homework into short stories. Years later, she is still crafting stories. Writer, gamer, flake, Sooner, mom, dog-lover, nerd, geek, procrastinator, coffee addict, green-eyed curly girl, Donna is a practicing veterinarian. She is the mother of one grown son and shares her thoughts on writing on the Purple Ink Writers blog.

An accomplished short story writer, Donna’s fiction can be found in the Dark and Dangerous Things series of anthologies, the eco-horror anthology Growing ConcernsNow Showing in Theater B, Broken Worlds, and her personal collection of shorts entitled Duped, all available on AmazonHer freelance writing can be found in Preview918 and other places. You can follow her on Twitter as @soonerdvm.

Margaret Perdue

Margaret Perdue is a working wife and mother of two boys. She is active in several volunteer activities including PTSA and various community organizations. She blogs at Purple Ink Writers and is a founding member of Purple Ink Creative Services.

An editor and contributor to the Dark and Dangerous Things anthologies, Margaret also writes for local magazines such as Midtown Monitor, as well as producing Gothic ghost stories and other tales in Revelation at St. Dominic, Wharton Rectory and A Curious Collection, available on Amazon. She lives in Tulsa with her endlessly patient and supportive husband.

Other friends of Purple Ink
(their stories are in the Dark and Dangerous Things anthologies):

L.A. Smith

I write, therefore I am:

A thinker, a traveler of space and time, a hero, a villain, a romantic, a cynic, life and death, a friend, an enemy, a criminal, a victim, hope, regret, a tragedy, a happy ending, a creator, a destroyer, a monster, tears and laughter, a psychiatrist, a crazy person, a student, a teacher, a lover, a fighter, a magician, a dreamer…and so much more.

I am, therefore I write.

Madalyn Singer

Madalyn Singer spends most of her time inventing universes and keeping out of the sun. She has been a writer all her life, as well as in all her previous lives. Madalyn is a student, a novice butterfly catcher, a sister, a daughter, a cartoon enthusiast, a cat owner, a lightweight when it comes to alcohol and, of course, a neurotic mess with ink-stained fingers. She lives in a nice, peaceful home with buxom nurses and a good view of the koi pond. Please don’t worry about her well-being. Everything is going to be just fine.

Robert Soul

When he isn’t taking nature walks through Oxley Nature Center or practicing yoga at Be Love on 6th Street, Robert Soul is writing fiction, contributing to local magazines or spending time at the lake.

Rob has acted in several musicals, starring in three, including Esther and the Banquets of Susa, for which he co-wrote the music, lyrics, and the book. His non-fiction articles have appeared in Preview918 and Tulsa Pets, as well a monthly column reviewing Kickstarter comics on CapelessCrusader.com. His short fiction appears in Dark and Dangerous Things III, and his graphic novel, Ruined My Rhythm, Vol. 1, will be released October of this year.

Having worked as a warehouse shipper and receiver; an insurance salesman; a call center customer service representative; a substitute teacher in science, history and English; a psych tech; a campus minister; a convenience store clerk; a nanny; a butler; a valet; and a cashier in an Indian store, Rob has a plethora of stories yet to tell.

A recent trip to Eastern Europe has added wood to his storytelling fire, specifically a quartet of novels in the works called The Saint, the Spy, the Witch, the Wolf.

Adrean Messmer

Adrean Messmer loves horror stories. Terror, bloodshed, awful things happening to good people, and monsters are her favorite things. She is the president of the critique club, Nevermore Edits, and a member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc, and The Horror Writers Association.

In addition to contributing as a writer and editor to several short story anthologies, Adrean also recently published the inventive, artistic horror novel, Psychopomp and Circumstance.

If you want to know more, you can find her over at Splatterhouse 5, where she talks about whatever nonsense strikes her fancy and judges other people’s writing.

Jack Burgos

Jack Burgos is a 33-year-old writer, editor, and home-based counselor living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born in Miami, Florida, the son of Colombian and Cuban immigrants. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Tulane University in  New Orleans in 2007 and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013.

Jack has been writing since the fourth grade. His friends and he began Nevermore Edits in 2012, which helped him make the leap from amateur to professional writer. His work has been published in Happy Days, SweetheartBeyond the NightlightNow Playing in Theater B; and Dark and Dangerous Things III, which contains his contest-winning story “Xinsheng.” He edited Broken Worlds, an anthology published by A Murder of Storytellers.

Jack’s fiction interests include science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror.

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