With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard. David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise , the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" for his historical novel In the Company of Angels , and many more awards for his work. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords . Rebecca has written or ghost written forty books, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Little Things and three Star Wars: Junior Jedi Knights novels. With her husband, fellow WotF judge Kevin J. Anderson, she wrote three movie novelizations, a novel based on the Star Craft computer game and a Star Trek graphic novel, The Gorn Crisis. They are best know for award-winning young adult Star Wars novels, the Young Jedi Knights. Moesta wrote the novelization for the Hallmark movie A Christmas to Remember. Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He has won five Hugos (and has a record thirty-five nominations), a Nebula, and other major and minor awards in the USA, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia and Japan, and has been shortlisted for major awards in England, Italy and Australia. He is the author of seventy-five novels, more than 275 stories, and a pair of screenplays, and has edited forty-two anthologies. Smith has published far over a hundred novels in forty years, and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres. He has over eight million copies of his books in print and has been published in nine different countries. He has written many original novels in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller and romance, as well as books for television, movies, games and comics. He is also known for writing quality work very quickly and has written a large number of novels as a ghostwriter or under house names. Currently he is writing novels in four major series, including the time travelThunder Mountain novels set in the old west, the galaxy-spanningSeeders Universeseries, the urban fantasyGhost of a Chanceseries, and the superhero series starringPoker Boy. Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. He is a winner of seven Hugo Awards and eleven Chesley Awards, his art can be seen on the covers of numerous magazines, professional publications and books in the world of science fiction, fantasy and horror across the world including several volumes of his own work. He has also worked as a conceptual illustrator for movies and thrill rides. Echo Chernik has more than twenty years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, and five years as an instructor of graphics and digital illustration at Pratt Institute, Westchester Community College, Marymount Manhattan and Skidmore CCI. She specializes in art nouveau-influenced poster design, advertisements, package design and book covers. Preston Dennett began investigating UFOs and the paranormal in 1986 when he discovered that his family, friends, and co-workers were having dramatic unexplained encounters. He has written sixteen books and more than 100 articles about UFOs and the paranormal.