Volume 3 – Envy

Teresa Bassett (Petrolhead)

Teresa Bassett is a writer from Cornwall’s clay country, UK. She has written stories and articles for numerous magazines and anthologies, including stories in all the volumes of Seven Deadly Sins. A graduate of the University of Bath, she has worked as a foreign tour guide, translator and teacher. Her favourite times are spent ‘up on the Downs,’ exploring Cornwall with husband Mark and rescued greyhound Jinty. Connect with Teresa at www.teresabassett.co.uk

P. R. Blackburn (What’s Yours is Mine )

P. R. Blackburn lives his life endlessly searching for that elusive creative spark that brings life to new worlds and new possibilities. When he isn’t translating sporadic brainwaves into something tangible, he spends his time freelancing or absorbing solar radiation in Sydney with his fiancée. Hailing from the UK, they are part way through a spontaneous journey across the globe, with no end currently in sight. Connect with P.R. on Twitter and at www.paulblackburn.co.uk

Embe Charpentier (Between Stars)

Embe Charpentier is a teacher/ author who finds joy working with young writers. Her novel “Beloved Dead” was published by Kellan in November 2015. She overcame her lethargic tendencies to contribute to a prior Seven Deadly Sins anthology, “Sloth.” When she’s not envying best-selling authors, she relishes tea parties with tiny princesses and running around unsupervised. Connect with Embe at www.embecharpentier.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/embecharpentier and Twitter @embecharpentier

Guy Cheston (Caveman Carnage)

Guy Cheston lives with his family in Virginia. A writer with a day job, he pursues the craft at night after his family has settled in. When he’s not reading or writing or playing with Star Wars toys with his son, he likes to jog. Connect with Guy on Twitter @guycheston

Marko Davidovic (Mike)

Marko Davidovic is a 21-year-old business student at Carleton University and aspiring author from Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada. This is his first publication, which he is very excited about. He hopes to be able to publish more work in the future, and through it talk about social problems that stand out to him. Currently on exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marko loves all things soccer, as well as experiencing the local art culture and night life. When he’s not doing any of these things, he enjoys making new friends. Connect with Marko on Facebook

Joanna Hill (I Wish)

Joanna Hill grew up in central Maine, reading every book she could get her hands on.  She has a BFA in creative writing from the University of Maine at Farmington and when she’s not writing, she can probably be found playing Zelda or Pokemon. Her flash fiction “Dragon Testing” has been published in the LGBT-centric magazine Vitality, and she hopes to publish her novels someday. You can find her at www.wordsandteabottles.com, on Facebook and Twitter

Tamara Linden (Wind and Rain)

Tamara Linden was born and raised in rural New Jersey (yes, it does exist) and now lives in Pennsylvania with a very opinionated black cat. Tamara’s storytelling career began at the age of three with “Squirm the Worm,” which was warmly received by an audience of assorted beetles. She went on to study music and eventually earn a degree in music composition. Now, as an exam prep tutor and budding college planning counselor, she has time to devote to her first love, writing. She is currently elbow-deep in revisions for her first novel manuscript. You can find Tamara at www.tamaralinden.com and Twitter

E.N. Loizis (German Cuisine – first appeared on Youth Imagination, March 2014)

E.N. Loizis is a Greek writer, trapped inside the body of a technical translator who lives in Germany. She writes poems, flash fiction and short stories, while pretending to work on her first novel. Her stories have appeared in Maudlin House, freeze frame fiction, and Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things. “Summer Rains” was included in the Pride volume of Seven Deadly Sins. She enjoys breathing, eating, and sleeping. You can find her at www.enloizis.com and on Facebook.

Tonia Markou (Amb-Rose)

Tonia Markou is a Greek-German writer and university lecturer. Being a mega film buff and fascinated by Hollywood, she decided to immigrate to the US at age 12. Her parents wouldn’t let her, so she stayed and received a B.A. in English/American studies instead. Her short story “Oh Barbara” was published in Flash. Currently, she’s studying Creative Writing at Lancaster University and is working on her first YA novel. She keeps participating in the Greencard lottery to this day. You can find Tonia on Twitter and Facebook.

Yvette O’Kay (The Angel) 

Yvette O’Kay has been writing ever since she was a little girl. She is from New York and this is her second publication in this anthology series. Yvette is a full time student and author and often has trouble balancing the two, but in the end the satisfaction of finishing a story outweighs anything else for her.

Blake Parker (The Limits of [an] Olive [Branch])

Blake Parker is of the female gender, since the name itself doesn’t give that away. Physically, she resides in Canada. Otherwise, she lives in the contrivance of whatever place she’s yearning to visit. In day-to-day life, Blake loves paradoxes. For example, the paradox of supporting her obsession with scotch on a limited budget. Somewhere, in between the paradoxes and fantasies of living in far-away places, Blake finds the time to write. And to reel in the surprise and gratefulness of being a part of Seven Deadly Sins Anthology again. Look out for the first part of Olive’s story in the Sloth edition! Connect with Blake on Twitter @iwrotethis_

John Rickett (Only as Directed)

John Rickett dwells in the armpit of America, where he claws at the walls, escaping his suburban nightmare by performing woodworking ninjutsu and moonlighting as a word-sorcerer. He’s honored to once again appear in the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology, which featured his story “One More Level” in the Sloth edition. Recently, his post-apocalyptic fairytale retelling, Three Brittle Pigs was selected for The Molotov Cocktail’s 2015 prize-winners anthology. Connect with John on Twitter @JohnnyRickett

Shannon Leigh Rivera (The Selkie)

Shannon Leigh Rivera, wife, mother, author. Shannon is a full-time author, full-time homeschool teacher, and part-time writing coach for middle and high school students in East Tennessee. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing. Shannon’s style is eclectic, which matches her educational and life experiences including her time spent in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing and teaching, Shannon also enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Her current projects include “Of Rebels and Ruin,” A Shadow and Mist Novel—Book One, due out early 2017 on Amazon. She runs her own short-story blog featuring fantasy fiction stories and writing tips. Connect with Shannon on www.shannonleighrivera.com and on Facebook

K.T. Stephens (Guardians)

K. T. Stephens writes YA and children’s books and is especially enamored of the circus. Just mention acrobats and strongmen and she’ll jump headfirst into this world of magic, color and precision and take you with her. When she steps away from the big top, she works on her pet project—Seven Deadly Sins: A YA Anthology—and writes adult literature under the pseudonym Katie Stephens. Although her two grown children live on opposite sides of the USA, she lives squarely in the middle with her husband and two adorably obsessive felines. Connect with K.T. on Facebook Katie Stephens, Twitter @standardishue, or at http://standardishue.com/

M.J. Travis (Valedictorian, Smaledictorian)

M.J. Travis is a native southern Californian who began writing five years ago when her second child was no longer in need of constant supervision. Her love of books began at an early age. She mostly writes short stories for YA and children, but has just started to leap into the workings of a novel. This is her second publication in the Seven Deadly Sins series.

Luke Winters (The Envelope)

Luke Winters is from Norfolk in the east of England. He writes mostly for pleasure, since being medically discharged from the UK military after over twenty years as a medic. When he’s not writing, he spends his time running long distances—he’s already been beaten by Mo Farah twice in marathons (by some hours), and he has no realistic chance of beating Mo at any point in the near future (or ever). Luke also enjoys having long hair and a beard after so long not being allowed to grow either. Luke’s debut novel, ‘Man Down’ is scheduled for release in 2016. Connect with Luke on Twitter and at www.lukewinters.com

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