Our Authors (G-H-I)

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

Lisa Godfrees

"Dental Troll," Mythic Orbits 2016

Lisa Godfrees is fascinated with creatures that don't exist, especially Jackalopes. She was a forensic scientist for over a decade and still testifies as a technical expert in the courtroom.


She is a light programmer extraordinaire, incredibly punny, an oxford comma enthusiast, mom of two, wife of one, hybrid homeschool parent and self-proclaimed data junkie.


She's also the author of about a half dozen great short stories featured in anthologies as well as the co-author of Mind Writer.



Andrea J. Graham

Creator, Avatars of Web Surfer universe; author of four stories in the AWS anthology.

Andrea studied creative writing and religion at Ashland University. She's been envisioning fantastic worlds since age six and has been writing science fiction novels since she was fourteen. In addition to creating the Web Surfer anthology, she has written an additional four novels in the same universe.

She is married to author Adam Graham and edits his novels, including Tales of the Dim Knight and Slime Incorporated. Their short story "Chosen of God" was featured in Light at the Edge of Darkness with her own short story, "Frozen Generation."

Andrea lives with her husband, Adam, and her cat, Joybell, in Boise, Idaho.


Kat Heckenbach

"The Power from the Past," Medieval Mars; "Clay's Fire," Mythic Orbits 2016; "Secrets Kept", Victorian Venus; "Mark the Days", Mythic Orbits Vol.2

Kat grew up in a small town, where she spent most of her time either drawing or sitting in her "reading tree" with her nose buriend in a fantasy novel...except for the hours pretending her back yard was an enchanted forest that could only be reached through the secret passage in her closet.


She never could give up on the idea that maybe she really was magic, mistakenly placed in a world not her own--but as the years past, and no elves or fairies carted her away, she realized she was just going to have to create the life of her fantasies with words.


Her characters always find a secret world--whether it be real, imaginary, or in the pages of a book. http://www.katheckenbach.com/

Andrew Hamlet

“The Heartstone,” Beatitudes & Woes

Andrew Hamlet, author of “The Heartstone,” is a gifted storyteller and teacher who uses his skills to  further the truth of the gospel  through his stories.


He resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his wife and five children.

Andrew sang and told stories through 80 songs and countless stories as well as spoken word.


He wants to engage culture and influence change. He wants to ensure the marketplace is filled with strong stories that challenge people to seek out God, not just pleasure.

Andrew completed a 4-year degree at Cornerstone University with a Communication Arts major. He completed film school at Compass Arts Film Academy where he focused on creating compelling stories and characters.

Rachel Kimberly Hastings

“Hopefire”, Beatitudes & Woes

Rachel Kimberly Hastings is the author of “Hopefire.”

She grew up on a farm in Minnesota, where her love of the fantastic was born through adventures in her grandpa’s woods and reading far too many books.


She penned her first novel as a teenager during National Novel Writing Month, and she loved the experience so much that she repeated it every year since.


She now resides in Burbank, California, and works in the TV animation industry.

To survive city life, she often hikes in the mountains and imagines she’s on a quest to save Middle-Earth.

Gen Gavel

“Wondermind and the Almost King,” Beatitudes & Woes

Keen observer of life and humanity, Gen Gavel, author of “Wondermind and the Almost King,” writes to make sense of her days in light of an incomprehensible God.


She edits for a similar reason: to make sense of authors’ ramblings in light of the mighty Chicago Manual of Style.


When she’s not moving words around on a page, she’s either embarrassing her kids by badly belting Broadway beats, con- versing with her overly opinionated springer spaniel, Jessica, or catching a bus downtown to hang with her favorite kind of people: hipsters.

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