The Authors of HCS Publishing
David Lee is the principal artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk, located in Gloucester VA. David has been featured artist and author guest at conventions and festivals throughout the US, Europe and New Zealand. He is an award winning steampunk maker and a contributing "DIY" author for the Steampunk Chronicle. "Country in Ruin:1865" was published in March 2013 and "The Tale of Harlesden Chessington" was released in 2017.
Nicole Ordway’s short story, “Selkie of the Shoals,” was featured in Panglossian Productions’s performance “Blackout: Theatre in the Dark.” She won second place in the Virginia Theatre Association’s On-the-Spot Playwriting Competition in 2005. Her debut novel, "Hollow Thunder" was published by HCS Publishing fall 2013. She lives in Chesapeake, VA, in the historical heart of colonial Virginia.
Braxton Ballew and Sarah Black have been composing and performing music together as ValentineWolfe since 2006. Both hold graduate degrees from the University of Georgia, where they studied electronic composition with Dr. Leonard V. Ball. In addition, Sarah completed her Masters degree in composition studying with Dr. Adrian P. Childs. She currently studies voice with Lisa Barksdale from Furman University. Braxton holds a DMA in Double Bass Performance and has studied with Milton Masciadri, Albert Laszlo, and James Barket.
Melanie Frageorgia is a children's author and poet. She lives in Rhode Island where she enjoys local poetry and local food. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English, and drinks a daily hot beverage like any rational human being. Her work has appeared in the Cedarville Review, The Norfolk Quill, and Silver Needle Press. She prefers houseplants to housepets.
JM Lee is a teen author living in Virginia. Her works currently include the Novus Proprius Chronicles and hopes to have the third and final book of the series finished by winter 2013. Her other books currently in the works include a steampunk supernatural novel about a séance gone wrong and the fate of London in the hands of an unlikely heroine, or so you've been led to believe.
Click here to hear two radio interviews with JM Lee
Stephen Chapman is a world renowned Steampunk maker and artist. His YouTube channel is a world-wide hit with millions of views. With each project came a back story; thus illustrating Stephen's talents for great story telling. He is the author of "The Stonehenge Rift", published in May of 2014.
Jessica is new to HCS Publishing and just released her first published work "Humble and Grumble: The Bumblebee Brothers", a charming tale about self image, attitude and how it affects everything around you. We look forward to many more children's books from Jessica in the months and years to come.
I'm writing the Unseen Scars series with a purpose of showing a number of things: what mental illness looks like both internally and externally, how tragedy affects different people, various ways people handle grief, and how destructive abuse and neglect can be. I do this by twisting common troupe's used in the young adult fiction genre.
Editor in Chief
Hi, my name is Jeanne Wilkins, and I am passionate about quality literature, especially of the speculative variety. I hold a BA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, where I was accepted into Sigma Upsilon, a national writer’s fraternity. I have been published in a few small press literary magazines, including “The Fardleferd Herd” out of Elgin, IL. I served as a first reader, then an editor of Bookman Publishing out of Honolulu, HI, until moving to Virginia. Since then I have been a tutor of English and creative writing, and an independent editor. I have managed two bookstores, in Red Lodge, MT and Suffolk, VA.
Jarod D. Crews lives in Richmond, Va., where he spends time lost in his writing, nose deep in his favorite literature, and doting over his two neurotic cats. He studied Creative Writing and is finally putting it to good use. "Liberation at 50 Paces," is the introductory novella to the upcoming series The Gnostic Chronicles.