Our Authors (S-T-U)

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

Robert V. Saunders

"Baby, don't cry", Mythic Orbits 2016

RV Saunders is an award-winning writer living and working in Birmingham, England, a couple of hundred yards from where J R R Tolkien grew up.


He has had over thirty short stories and poems published.


After taking several years off writing to pursue a variety of other interests, he is now embarking on a new series of fantasy and science fiction short stories.


Matthew Sketchley

"Ghost Roommate," Mythic Orbits 2016

Matthew is currently a student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.


He writes whenever possible and has involved himself with student theater by writing, directing, acting, and even working backstage in various productions.


In this atmosphere, he gained a love for short, strange comedy, which shows through in his stories.

Cindy Emmet Smith

"A Model of Decorum," Mythic Orbits 2016

Cindy is a prize-winning writer from central Pennsylvania where she lives with her kilt-wearing husband. Their three children have flown the nest.


She published the novel The Cracked and Silent Mirror in 2000. Services appeared in Church Worship Magazine in 2002 and 2003, stories in  True Confessions and Coming Home from Rocking Chair Reader in 2004 and poetry in Time of Singing, Byline, and Penned from the Heart. She contributes to the Christmas section of the Williamsport Gazette, which was edited by West Branch Christian Writers.


Cindy currently has two speculative fiction novels available: Perfect Blood Innocent Blood and Solo Flight.

Kristen Stieffel

"Flight," Medieval Mars; "The great Game", Victorian Venus; Tales of the Phoenix.

Kristen is a writer and freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction. She is the lead editor at New Authors Fellowship, a group blog for Christian speculative fiction writers, and serves as associate editor of Havok, a flash fiction magazine focused on speculative genres.


Kristen has edited a variety of projects, including business nonfiction and Bible studies, but she is a novelist at heart and has edited novles for both the general market and the Christian submarket


Follow her at: http://kristenstieffel.com/.

Heather Titus

"Malfunction," Avatars of Web Surfer

H.A. is often found with her nose in a book or spinning storyworlds in her head. She first fell in love with speculative fiction when she was twelve and her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings.


She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and their young children, who do their best to ensure that she occasionally emerges into the real world, usually for some kind of adventure.


When she's not writing, she can be found rock climbing, mountain biking, or skiing. She is the author of the Celtic urban fantasy Forged Steel.

Know more about her work at: https://hatitus.com/

Randy Streu

“Something in the Water“, Beatitudes & Woes

Randy Streu is the author of “Something in the Water.“


When he isn’t writing, he is voice acting, producing podcasts, fending off his cat, or enjoying his loving wife and four children.

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