Our Team.

  • Monte Cook

    Co-Owner, Author

    Having worked as a professional writer for more than 20 years, Monte Cook can honestly say that he’s never had a real job. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels. He attended both the prestigious Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the NASA-funded Launchpad workshop. As a comic book writer, he has written a limited series for Marvel Comics called Ptolus: Monte Cook’s City by the Spire, as well as some shorter work. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the wry but informative Skeptic’s Guide to Conspiracies. His work, however, as a game designer, is likely most notable. Monte is likely best known for D&D 3rd edition, which he codesigned with Jonathan Tweet and Skip Williams. In 2001, he started his own game design studio, Malhavoc Press and is now working on Numenera, a futuristic science fantasy RPG.

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  • Shanna Germain

    Co-Owner, Author

    Shanna Germain claims the titles of writer, editor, leximaven, vorpal blonde and Schrodinger's brat. An award-winning writer and editor, she has published more than 350 stories, novellas, novels, articles, essays and books. She’s even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship, the Utne Reader award for Best New Publication, and the SCAA award for Best New Educational Product.

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  • Rock Em Sock Em

    Caffeine Provider, Book Holder

    Rock Em Sock Em needs no introduction. Nor does he have time to provide one. He is made to deliver caffeine and keep books open. He does both with a sense of dignity and decorum.

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