On the Tales platform you’ll find new authors just getting started as well as some of the most established in the industry. We bring together creators of all different disciplines and are amazed at what they can do.
A.C. Wise was born and raised in Montreal, and currently lives in the Philadelphia area. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Uncanny, Tor.com, Shimmer, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies. Her fiction has won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and been a finalist for the Nebula Awards, the Sunburst Awards, the Lambda Literary Awards, and the Aurora Awards, while her work as a reviewer has been a finalist for the Ignyte Awards.
She has two collections, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, and The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories, published with Lethe Press, and a novella, Catfish Lullaby, published with Broken Eye Books. Her debut novel, Wendy, Darling, is forthcoming from Titan Books in June 2021, and a new short story collection, The Ghost Sequences, will be published by Undertow Books in October 2021. In addition to her fiction, she contributes the Women to Read and Non-Binary Authors to Read series to The Book Smugglers.
Contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter as @ac_wise.
She is represented by Barry Goldblatt at BG Literary.
Amy Kay (A.K.) DuBoff has always loved science fiction in all its forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! She is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author and screenwriter specializing in space-based science fiction and fantasy. Dubbed the modern “Queen of Space Opera” by her readers, she is most known for her acclaimed Cadicle Universe. When she’s not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.
Adrienne Blake is a USA Today bestselling author of mystery and paranormal romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Her stories blend plot, humor, and love, all in one sizzling cauldron. Coming soon: Souls and Shadows series.
Alex Falcone is the only comedian and writer living in Los Angeles. He’s appeared in several episodes of Portlandia as one of Fred’s nerdy friends and recently made his late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he mostly talked about how rad his wife is. He is the author of a young-adult romance novel about a mummy called Unwrap My Heart that Publisher’s Weekly called “unfortunate” and became an Amazon best seller after he made a TikTok about it. Despite these modest accomplishments, he’s somehow remained down to earth and approachable.
I fell in love with “Choose Your Own Adventure” books as a youngster, and it brought my life full circle to create an updated version of them as an adult. I come from a screenwriting background with a passion for role-playing. I currently live in the LA area and have two daughters, one of whom (the only one old enough to read) loves to play Tales stories.
Growing up with an abundance of imagination and time, Alexandra focused her energy on whittling away the hours, inside of her own head. Upon becoming an adult, she began writing stories, which manifested into screenplays, manuscripts, songs, and poetry. Along the way, she earned a B.A. Degree in Psychology, and became a Certified Science of Happiness Specialist. Her prolific writing accomplishments can be seen on Amazon, a wide range of online platforms, and, likely, at the bottom of the nearest trash receptacle.
I’m a native of Germany and went through quite some career changes in my life. After school, I became a bank clerk, studied biology, and finished with a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. When I couldn’t find a job in this field without moving away from my family, I became a teacher.
But, in the end, I followed my guts, my passion, and said screw it all, and turned my hobby into my job.
My mind is full of stories, but I always lack time to write them down properly. Now I’m starting to change that.
Since the end of 2019, I got various writer and translation jobs offered, more than I could take up. I am grateful to anyone who took a gamble with me. Someone who has no formal education but works hard to bring forth great stories.
Amber K. Bryant is an award-winning multi-genre author living deep within Sasquatch territory in Washington State. Her stories have gained millions of reads on Wattpad, where she has built a world-wide fanbase. She collaborated on a short story with R. L. Stine, won several contests judged by Margaret Atwood, and has a story optioned by Wattpad Studios. When she isn’t writing, she works as a librarian and spends time with her family exploring the Pacific Northwest. She has yet to spot Bigfoot but has faith it will happen one day. Her Spirit Seeker series is published with City Owl Press.
Anita works as an author and artist and is best known as the writer of The Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series. The first book in the series, Sinful Cinderella, has won the Inkitt Novel Contest and was selected as Feminist Book of the Month by F-BOM Book Club in 2020. Anita also enjoys illustrating and has created several coloring books, with 100 Dogs Coloring Book being the most popular. Anita lives near Poughkeepsie, New York with her husband, three children, and a Siamese cat.
Ariadne Tay brings the East to audiences of the West, bridging the cultural gap in fiction with her unique perspective. Striving to create an experience with her writing, she drags readers into her world with zero regard for their feelings. Those who have read her works have commented that she’s great with hot scenes, humour, and hot scenes with humour. That being said, her multidimensional characters have personalities that extend past stuffing reproductive sausages into ham wallets, and they might even make you cry.
At some point in her younger years, Ariadne wanted to be a neurosurgeon, a software engineer, and a game designer, but decided that neither attending med school nor debugging code were fun. Instead, she went to journalism school for her master’s degree, then got paid to write nonfiction pieces for a print magazine. She now uses those wordsmithing skills to make readers feel things about people who don’t exist.
She loves swoony romances and is addicted to sweet tea. When she’s not teaching or writing happily ever afters, she can be found snuggled up with a book, travelling, or quoting obscure lines from her favorite movies and tv shows. She lives in a small town in Georgia with her favorite person in the world—her husband, and their sweet and chatty spoiled cat, Cleo.
Autumn Breeze is a bestselling LGBT+ author and current Radish Content Provider. She is also the winner of a 2015 Watty Award, a former Wattpad Star, with more than 70K followers, and 30 million reads on her combined Wattpad accounts @Autumn_Breeze and @HonestDying.
She was featured in Cosmo in 2017 “My Lessons with the Sexy Dance Instructor,” and she worked as a Freelance Writer for 20th Century Fox on, “Seeking A Cure:A Cure for Wellness: ”
Bella Johnson is an acclaimed fantasy and paranormal author, who sometimes pens straight romantic comedies as well if feeling inclined. She started writing books when she was just thirteen years old, and ironically enough, is when she created the extremely popular series Heart Of Hunters! Bella joined Wattpad in 2012 and began to seriously chase her dreams of being a writer of stories after the success of Wolfstate Chronicles! (Now available on Tales!)
Mira Sam is young author who has established her writing skills through interactive stories and writing soon-to-be published novels. With the help of her artistic skills, she’s able to use the full spectrum of creativity in her array of works.
Bethany Vyne is an English graduate with a passion for reading poetry and editing everything she comes across–like a misspelled “we’re indefinitelly [sic] out of onion rings” sign at a chain restaurant. Yeah, she’s /that/ person. She probably should have gone into screenwriting instead because her scene-setting and dialogue are wholesome and authentic as opposed to her narrative prose, which she feels is contrived, but maybe she simply suffers from imposter syndrome. It’s hardly fatal, but it’s quite contagious. Her literary heroes are mainly early women writers; they really did something! She hopes to do something, too.
Charles Payseur is an avid reader, writer, and reviewer of speculative fiction. His works have appeared in The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Lightspeed Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others, and many are included in his debut collection, The Burning Day and Other Strange Stories (Lethe Press 2021). He is the series editor of We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock Press) and a multiple-time Hugo and Ignyte Award finalist for his work at Quick Sip Reviews. When not drunkenly discussing Goosebumps, X-Men comic books, and his cats on his Patreon (/quicksipreviews) and Twitter (@ClowderofTwo), he can probably found raising a beer with his husband, Matt, in their home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Although born in the coldest part of Australia, Chris has lived much of his life in searing deserts, including the Tanami, the Great Victoria, and the Kalahari in southern Africa. His passion for fantasy and science fiction began early, when a year 1 teacher took his class to see Star Wars at a cinema in a nearby town, and it has not diminished a single iota since that day.
His early career took him to the remotest parts of Australia, and eventually overseas to Botswana and Tanzania. After returning home, he began writing in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. His work has appeared in Australian and international publications and in 2017 he began writing branching narratives for 3 Minute Games, and later Big Fish Games. He currently writes branching narrative fantasy stories for Tales, while slowly working towards completing his much neglected (but loved) crime fiction novel. He lives with his partner in Tasmania, Australia.
Christian is an award-winning filmmaker and video game creator. He is widely known as the lead designer and writer on RED DEAD REDEMPTION (Rockstar Games), an international blockbuster that has reached worldwide critical acclaim and shipped over 15 million copies to date. For his work on R.D.R., the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences honored Christian with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.
Christian’s directorial feature film debut AIR, a sci-fi thriller starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, was produced by Robert Kirkman – creator of The Walking Dead – and distributed by Sony Pictures worldwide.
Christian co-wrote and directed all of the cinematic sequences for SHADOW OF MORDOR, Warner Brothers’ bestseller in the Lord Of The Rings franchise. Other select game design and writing credits include Lara Croft’s reboot RISE OF THE TOMB RIDER, the cult horror MANHUNT franchise and the pop culture phenomenon GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS.
In comic books, Christian created KILL THE MINOTAUR, the successful mini-series from Image and Skybound. Universal Pictures acquired the comic book for feature film adaptation, with Christian writing the screenplay.
More recently, Christian collaborated with Microsoft on the story and world-building for PERFECT DARK, a reboot of the classic espionage videogame, and also directed the Telly Award winning cinematic debut trailer.
Christian is currently developing multiple writing and directing projects in film, television and animation.
Christopher Lee Bucker works as a full-time writer, living in Folsom, California, with his wife and daughter. His publication history includes short stories published through Tales, 365 Tomorrow, Scarlet Leaf Review, and the Sacramento News and Review. He has also written and published several successful full-length novels, including Swords of Rome and the Rome Unbound series with Lume Books. He has also written the novel adaptation of the video game Cepheus Protocol and the interactive story Tyrannus: Immortal of Rome with Tales.
Christopher has worked in the video game industry as a journalist, game designer, and narrative designer for the past fifteen years. His video game credits include Dark Storm: VR Missions, Cepheus Protocol, Cepheus Protocol: Anthology, and Tyrannus: Immortal of Rome, where he was the lead writer and narrative director for each title.
Christopher strives to create realistic, engaging, and compelling male and female characters as avid science fiction, fantasy, comic book, and video game fan. In addition, he has a keen interest in ancient history, centering primarily around Rome and Greece, but possesses a broader array of knowledge regarding most civilizations from Antiquity through modern history. This experience has allowed Christopher to add a historical flair to most of his writing regardless of its setting or timeline. This has helped him tremendously in his video game career regarding world-building, plotting, and character development
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Cyan is a twenty-four year old lover of words! She have been writing since I was seven. Progressing from poems, to short stories, and novel writing. She published her first poetry book on Amazon.com in December of 2017. Her newest poetry collection will be published this year. Stay tuned!
Dean Rivers has been writing interactive fiction since 2016. With millions of reads on multiple platforms their journey began with writing Fragile Bonds on Episode interactive and is now revisiting and rewriting the story for Tales. Now a full time freelance writer Rivers writes for multiple interactive fiction platforms and is enjoying every minute of it!
Known to the world as the oldest author of erotic romance, Desiree Holt proves every day that she is more than the sum of her years. She is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, an Authors After Dark Author of the Year and winner of the Holt Medallion. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications. She enjoys football and reading and her three cats, who are her constant writing companions.