AdvertisementPlease join us as we welcome the authors of MALFUNCTION JUNCTION VOL. 2: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD STREET KIND for an author panel with K.D. BARNES, RIKKI BOYCE, MICHAEL CHEWNING, WILL HAGAN, RAE HARDING, DANIEL REECE, JUSTIN SIEBERT and IMOGEAN WEBB on SATURDAY, JULY 8 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of MALFUNCTION JUNCTION VOL. 2: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD STREET KIND.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Malfunction Junction: Close Encounters of the Third Street Kind is a collaborative work of several authors representing unique styles, voices, and perspectives. The theme of this anthology is Encounters. The law of motion states when two bodies are free to move, they tend to accelerate toward each other. When those encounters occur, the results can be disastrous, wonderous, and revealing. These stories are a few such encounters set in the Memphis and Mid-South area.
ABOUT THE FEATURED AUTHORS:
K.D. Barnes loves to explore stories of fantasy and mystery. You can see more of her work in her short story “Cinders in Sindre” in the fantasy anthology Misfits of Magic available on Amazon. K.D. Barnes makes her home in Memphis with her daughter and three dogs.
Rikki Boyce gave up her award-winning career as an advertising creative director to pursue fiction writing. Turns out she badly needed the discipline of deadlines. However, this book contains her fourth published short story so there is hope.
Michael Chewning is a teacher, writer, and artist. He is originally from Saint Louis, Missouri where he got his start as a writer while taking creative writing classes in high school. There he learned about poetry and fiction. He left Saint Louis to attend Memphis College of Art in Memphis Tennessee where he received a BFA in Illustration and an MAT in Art education. He currently teaches art-making skills to elementary children in the Memphis area. He lives in the city with his wife, son, and two dogs. Michael loves to watch TV, listen to music, and collect action figures in his free time. He has written numerous short stories over the last twenty years. His artwork can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/MCCreations83.
Will Hagan graduated from the University of Memphis. He lives in East Memphis with his fiancée, Taylor, and his dogs, Bear and Doyle.
Rae Harding is happy to return as a contributing author for A Memphis Writers Junt. Her last two stories, Null and Void and Analog, were published in 2021's anthology, MALFUNCTION JUNCTION. That same year, she completed a mentorship with Jodi Lynn Zdrok, author of SPECTACLE and SENSATIONAL, and had a poem published in 4 Horsemen Publications’ anthology, TEEN ANGST MIX TAPE VOL. 1. Rae earned a BFA from the University of Memphis and a Masters from Northern Michigan University. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @raehardingbooks or at her website: raeharding.com.
Daniel Reece enjoys reading, writing, and soaking up the many streaming services he can’t seem to let go of. While he primarily focuses on novels, he will write the occasional short story when called upon. He writes across all genres but enjoys speculative fiction, emo YA, and sci-fi. Daniel has short fiction published in Memphis Magazine, a poem in 4 Horseman’s publication Teen Angst Mixed Tape Vol.2, and the online sites Drunk Monkeys and Beyond the Veil. His published his first novel Knight and Daye through TouchPoint Press which is available through Amazon. The sequel, Knight and Daye: Box of Darkness is expected soon. He currently resides in Memphis with his wife and daughter.
Justin Siebert is a high school science teacher, writer, and educational YouTuber in Memphis, TN, where he lives with his wife Carol, his daughter Alondra, and his son Lorenzo. Check out his short fiction, science videos, and other creative projects at siebertscience.com and youtube.com/siebertscience.
Imogean Webb writes stories centered around the retelling of folklore, dystopias, and dark fantasy. She has two short stories published while working on her Bachelor's of Arts. She plans to continue developing her skills as a professional author while residing in Memphis, TN.
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