Our Authors (A-B-C)

Original thinkers, imaginative and creative world-builders, skilled crafters of short stories, Bear Publications proudly presents our writing team (in alphabetical order):

Wendy Blanton

Wendy Blanton has been writing since she learned to string
words into sentences. She is a U. S. Air Force veteran with a
long and eclectic resume. In addition to writing, she tells Celtic
folk tales at Scottish festivals and other venues.

When she's not mired in stories of one form or another, she enjoys reading, camping, gardening, and drinking coffee.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and three geriatric cats.


Find out more about Wendy:


You can also follow her work in her Facebook group: Coffee with Dragons



C.O. Bonham

"Recalled from the Red Planet", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

C.O. Bonham is the pen name for a commonly misspelled first name. When she isn't writing stories of her own she is busy reading stories by others. She loves stories of all sorts but really likes the ones that are weird, or outside the norm.


A homeschool graduate with a degree in creative writing, her goal is to create stories that make people think, feel, and have fun.


Visit https://cobonham.com/ to read author interviews, book reviews, and to hear about what she's working on next.

William Bontrager

They stood still", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

William Bontrager served as a mechanic in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 05-06 as a Screaming Eagle in the 101 Air Assault Division. His key inspirations to write are Spider-Man comics and Stephen King novels, and he aims to entertain with his stories while also speaking truth.


He's a long-time fan od science fiction and has written numerous unpublished short stories. He's also a visual artist who has a gallery of his works available online at https://williambontragerportfolio.weebly.com

C.W. Briar

"The Other Edge", Mythic Orbits Vol.2, "As the Prophecy foretold", Beatitudes & Woes

 C.W. "Chuck" Briar writes fantasy and science fiction with a touch of traditional horror. He loves stories that make him think and smile while also creeping him out. His first book, Wrath and Ruin, is a collection of stories from a variety of genres.

 His next book, Whispers from the Depths, is a dark fantasy novel with heavy Viking influences and water magic. It will release in 2019.


Briar is a systems engineer with a background in trains and aircraft. He graduated from Binghamton University and is also a certified apologist through Biola University.

He lives in Upstate NY with his wife, kids, and corgi pack.  www.cwbriar.com

Linda Burklin

Linda has been a storyteller and writer since childhood. Raised primarily in Africa, she wrote for and edited her college newspaper for two years while earning her English degree.

For seventeen years, she has taught writing classes to her own and other homeschooled children, and authored the Story Quest creative writing curriculum.

She has written a memoir, several short stories, and five novels.

Her passion is speculative fiction.

Find out more about linda at: http://www.lindaburklin.com

Adam David Collings

"Lynessa's Curse", Medieval Mars; "For King and Planet", Victorian Venus.

Adam makes his home in Austrailia's Island state of Tasmania with his wife and two children. When he's not working as a software developer you'll find him dreaming up stories of the fantastical.


He has a keen interest in video--hosting his own YouTube show about books, movies, and games, and mixing the live video feed at his local church.


Find out more about Adam at: http://www.adamdavidcollings.com

Donald Crankshaw

"Her Majesty's Guardian", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

Donald S. Crankshaw has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, which was more useful for writing fantasy than he had expected, though less helpful for writing science fiction than he had hoped.


He has previously published stories in Nature Futures, Daily Science Fiction, and Black Gate.

Donald lives in Boston with his wife and fellow writer, Kristin Janz. Together,

they edit and publish Mysterion, a webzine of Christian-themed speculative fiction at www.mysteriononline.com

RJ Conte

The Tears of the Emperor", Beatitudes & Woes.

RJ Conte, author of “The Tears of the Emperor,” has kissed only one boy in her entire life - and she married him - inspiring her to write about sweet and

powerful love stories ever since.


She writes issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul while pointing readers to their Creator.


She writes a blog on parenting, publishing, painting, and decorating at http://blonderj.wordpress.com/


Parker J. Cole

The Door to Wishes,” Beatitudes & Woes

Parker J Cole, author of “The Door to Wishes,” is an off and on recovering  Mountain Dew and marshmallow addict, with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting.


She writes to fill the void the sugar left behind


In her free time, she is executive of PJC Media Network. She writes Christian romance novels. For speculative fiction, she writes under the name Parker Payne.


As a radio show host, Parker showcases Christian authors worldwide on Tuesdays at 7 pm Eastern time. From Detroit to England to Pakistan, Parker loves to interview authors from all over.


Enjoy her blogg at: https://thewritestuffradio.wordpress.com

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