Volume 4 – Gluttony

Elizabeth Archer (The Gluttony Diary)

Elizabeth Archer lives in Texas and dreams of other places and other worlds. She writes poetry, fiction and too many novels. Her current passion is fairy tales. She has been published in a variety of places, including two volumes of Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology: Pride and Sloth.
You can find her on @elizabetarcher

Teresa Bassett (Saving Dad)

Teresa Bassett is a writer from Cornwall’s clay country, UK. She has written stories and articles for various magazines and anthologies, including a story for each of the Seven Deadly Sins volumes so far. Her time travel adventure novel The Time Crystals is scheduled for publication with Books to Treasure in 2017. 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’ with husband Mark and rescued greyhound Jinty. Connect with Teresa at www.teresabassett.co.uk

P.R. Blackburn (Nikolas the Brave)

P. R. Blackburn lives his life endlessly searching for that mystical creative spark that brings life to new worlds and new possibilities, be it in the form of writing, drawing, animating or coding. Currently exploring the great Australian continent, he works and lives out of his trusty van with his fiancée. Hailing from the UK, they are part-way through a spontaneous, life-changing journey across the globe. Connect with P. R. Blackburn at www.paulblackburn.co.uk

Callie Bradford (Half-Eaten Dreams, with Crumbs of Hope)

Callie Bradford spent much of her youth obsessively searching spider-filled basements for hidden doors and secret passageways. Despite her lack of success, she still hasn’t given up looking. Callie lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, a cat, and a one-eyed dog.

Embe Charpentier (Juneteenth)

Embe Charpentier spends her time teaching English and mathematics to high school students new to the U.S. Her novel Beloved Dead was published by Kellan Books, and she’s been published often on the Internet. She’s proud to have been included in previous YA anthologies Sloth and Envy, since she regularly sits on the couch doing nothing and is unduly preoccupied with the successes of others. She anticipates the addition of Gluttony will encourage the binge munching of taco chips and oatmeal cookies. Connect with Embe at www.embecharpentier.com

Guy Cheston (One Little Bite)

Guy Cheston lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia. When he’s not reading, writing, or spending time with his wife, he likes to jog. Find Guy on Twitter @guycheston

Susan Conner (The Makara)

Susan Conner is a desert dweller of Phoenix, Arizona, where she routinely escapes the heat and her adult responsibilities by drawing bizarre artwork and dreaming up endless ideas for young adult fantasy novels. She did a pirouette in the sky when she found out her short story was selected for inclusion in this anthology. This is her first fiction publication.

Matthew Dewar (Hungry, Hungry Henry)

Matthew Dewar hails from Perth, Australia, where he works as a physiotherapist and group fitness instructor. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys writing fiction, reading, and going for long walks along the beach with his dog. Gluttony will be his first official publication, with many other projects in the pipeline that will hopefully see the light of day soon. Find Matthew on Twitter @WriterDewar

Michael Donoghue (When Your Number’s Up)

Michael Donoghue resides in Vancouver, Canada, but lives in his head. He works in public health, where he obsesses over hand washing. Michael’s fiction has appeared in various print and online anthologies, literary journals, and sci-fi magazines. However, his proudest fiction writing achievement occurred in grade eight, when he forged a note excusing him from gym class for the rest of the year. Find Michael on Twitter @mpdonoghue

Joana Hill (Adventures in Wedding Saving)

Joana Hill is a creative writing graduate from central Maine who’s always working on her next piece.  When she’s not writing, she can usually be found playing video games or teasing her cats.  Her stories can be found in Vitality, the Seven Deadly Sins anthology series and on Smashwords. Find Joana at www.wordsandteabottles.com

Chris Kennedy (A Dog in the Manger)

Chris Kennedy writes for fun and enjoys twisting history into parables. His family tells him he’s a compulsive liar because he likes to make things up. When not researching his MA, he works for a modern communications company and dreams of retirement, which he intends to spend making up more lies and turning them into yet more stories for this excellent series.

Tonia Markou (Fatter)

Tonia Markou is a Greek-German writer and recent Creative Writing graduate, currently working on her first YA novel. Basically being a big kid, she enjoys writing and reading fiction for young adults. Her short stories have appeared in Flash, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy. She’s the proud owner of a vast Converse Chucks collection, and dreams of someday also owning a beach house and a dog. Find Tonia on Twitter @toniawrites

Geraldine McCarthy (The Sleep-Over)

Geraldine McCarthy lives by the sea in West Cork in the Republic of Ireland. She has a certain amount of expertise in the area of gluttony but was, nevertheless, surprised and delighted to be included in the anthology.  In a past existence she taught, lectured, translated, and researched.  Her humorous flash fiction “Lesson Plans” was published in The Fable Online earlier this year. She is especially interested in short stories and flash fiction

Yvette O’Kay (Hymn of the Spider)

Yvette O’kay has been creating stories ever since she was a little girl. She is from New York and has been featured in two previous volumes of Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth and Envy.

Shannon Leigh Rivera (Lady of the East)

Shannon Rivera is the author of several published YA short stories, including The Selkie–published in Seven Deadly Sins: Envy. In addition, Shannon is also the author of the upcoming novel Of Rebels and Ruin—an Elven Steampunk/Fantasy series— the first book due out in 2017. Using her military experience, she has put a fresh spin on urban fantasy fiction, which includes the mashing of traditional fantasy, Asian mythology, Steampunk, romance, and science-fiction elements with the spy world. An experienced writer, Shannon has penned articles for gaming websites, military commands and her own fantasy fiction blog. Besides writing, she loves to teach, offering novel writing workshops to middle and high school students as well as homeschooling her four children. Shannon is a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Creative Writing and English. Find Shannon at shannonleighrivera.com

K.T. Stephens (Games)

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 as editor, publisher and author 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 of the country with her husband and two adorably obsessive felines. Find her at www.standardishue.com

M.J. Travis (Not One Less)

M.J. Travis is a native southern Californian who began writing four 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. She has previously been published in the Seven Deadly Sins series.

S.K. Watts (When the Wind Hits the Merlons)

S.K. Watts is a resident of Phoenix, Arizona. Happily married, and father of four daughters, Mr. Watts is a retired financial adviser and management specialist. He is actively writing a series of novels called The Watchers, and occasionally writes short stories to satiate the voices in his head. “When The Wind Hits The Merlons,” a thrilling tale based on a true story, will be his first publication, scheduled to be part of the Seven Deadly Sins YA Anthology on Amazon. Known for his comedic panache, this promising author prides himself on the ability to make a reader laugh out loud on one page, and gasp in surprise on another, a literary roller coaster of emotions.

Daniel I. Weaver (What Lives in Shadow)

Daniel I. Weaver is a Pennsylvania native and has been previously published in Light at the Edge of Darkness and Dragons, Knights, & Angels: Issue 46.  A healthcare professional by day, Daniel much prefers reading and writing fiction, kayaking, martial arts, and cinema. With most of his children well on their way toward adulthood, Daniel finds himself with more time to pursue those passions and looks forward to publishing many more pieces in the future.