Category Archives: Author Bios

Daniel O’Riordan – Across Town Featured Author

The following is an auto-biography from Across Town: Stories of Columbus contributor Daniel O’Riordan.  Across Town is available here for $9.35. Daniel’s story “Killer,” a futuristic thriller about a chaos-inducing, euphoric drug is a fantastic contribution to the anthology. — … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Chad Jones

Music from John Coltrane, Modest Mouse, Atmosphere, Korn, Buddy Guy, and even a Tony Robins Personal Power motivational program currently occupy the space in Chad Jones’ outdated, six-disc CD changer. One day, he admits, he’ll break down and buy an iPod, … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Brad Pauquette

Brad lives his life with the philosophy that if you want to write an interesting story, you’ve first got to live an interesting story. His work is featured in the CCC’s latest anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected, to order … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Ben Orlando

My name is Ben. Today I went to the bank and met another man named Ben. This other Ben’s appearance was similar to mine (tall Italian with Cro-Magnon brow), and this other Ben also went to the University of Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Matthew Hance

I first began writing in my mother’s womb.  I remember it as clear as amniotic fluid.  Placing my tiny foot on one of her ribs and saying, “Swallow a pen and some paper or I’ll break it.”  When I popped … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Josh Browning

I started telling stories when I was a kid with the greatest medium ever: G.I. Joes. My brothers and I would build cities and fortresses with board games and cardboard boxes, bring out the trucks and planes (sold separately), grab our Joes … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Birney Reed

Birney Reed is a Columbus native, although he has lived in nine different states—not counting the state of confusion.  He attended The Ohio State University but did not graduate.  With two quarters remaining, he decided his double major of English … Continue reading

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Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected – Getting to Know the Author – Kim Younkin

Since the mid-80s, Kim Charles Younkin has been dying for a platform where she can imitate B-52s’ lead singer Kate Pierson’s lyrics:  “Hey!  I’m Kate and I am a Taurus!  I love tomatoes, and black-capped chickadees.”  Kim’s a Libra and … Continue reading

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