UHWA Members


    Jasmine Angell
Jasmine spent several years working on a literary novel but found her heart wasn’t in it. Finally she quit her day job to write full time and embraced her life-long love of fantasy fiction. In 2007, she wrote her first novel in the Psyne (pronounced "sign") series and she was hooked. She queried agents and publishers but was met by rejection after rejection so she did what any self-respecting writer does – she kept writing. She followed up the first Psyne novel with a sequel and then took a break from mermaids to write the first book in her vampire series.
With the first two novels in the Psyne series published, Jasmine is anxious to finish writing the third novel in the series entitled, Radiant, due out Summer 2015.

    C. R. Asay
C.R. Asay joined the Utah National Guard at the age of seventeen. After spending time in the 625th Military Police Corp she transferred to the 19th Special Forces group as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend and graduating from college so that she could embark on the most exciting adventure of all; being a mom.
The short story version of her first novel, Heart of Annihilation, earned an honorable mention from the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. C. R. Asay currently resides in West Jordan, Utah, with her husband, four children, and a dog. There is always a dog.

    Nicholas Batura
Nicholas Batura is a writer hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah.
His interests include learning about and drinking wine, practicing no-gi jiu jitsu, playing with his amazing pit bull, Jayne, and traveling. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and is absolutely in love with the program, his student peers, and the faculty. Hazard yet forward.

    Angela Brimhall

    Alejandro Cancio

    Al Carlisle
Al Carlisle has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and spent 20 years working at the Utah State Prison. He has interviewed a  number of serial killers including Ted Bundy, Arthur Bishop, and the Wesley Dodd. He has done presentations on The Developmental Stages of the Serial Killer at various conventions, including World Horror and Salt Lake Comic Con. Hie is the author of three books, "I'm Not Guilty: The Case of Ted Bundy," "The Mind of the Devil: The Cases of Arthur Gary Bishop and Wesley Dodd," and "Broken Samurai." He is currently working on a companion book about Ted Bundy.

    Travis Coleman

    Michaelbrent Collings
Michaelbrent Collings is a bestselling novelist and produced screenwriter. As a novelist, he is one of the top indie horror writers in the U.S., an international bestseller of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and thrillers, and has spent years as one of Amazon’s top-selling horror writers. As a screenwriter, he has written movies for Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception), Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle, Angel), and Kaylee DeFer (Gossip Girl). He is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Horror Writers of America, and the International Thriller Writers, and can be found slaving away daily creating things that will thrill, scare, and inspire.

   Michael Darling

    K. Scott Forman
K. Scott Forman is a graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, the University of Phoenix, and the University of Maryland. In his spare time, he has delusions of becoming a rock star.  He has dabbled in the dark arts (Fear Knocks, Fast Forward Press, Western Literature Association), and currently teaches English Comp at Weber State University where he makes his home on the front side of the Rocky Mountains. His most recent work has appeared in Morpheus Tales. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the League of Utah Writers.

    D.K. Goddard
Daniel is a writer, editor, and publisher of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. His first novel was published in 2009. He received his MFA in Writing Popular Fiction through Seton Hill University in 2014. When not working on the non-fiction From Dude to Dad series with co/author Skyler Jones, he writes Mystery, SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, and Middle-grade.  He’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Steampunk Writers and Artists Guild. He's a father of two beautiful girls and husband to a gorgeous wife and lives in Utah.

    Sean Grimm

    Ryan Hahn
Ryan L. Hahn was raised on a steady diet of Stephen King, comics, and "Choose Your Own Adventure books." As a child he was fascinated by the villains in the stories he heard, rooting for Jason, Freddy, Vader, and Megatron. He prefers reading vs TV, and writing over typing. Loving all things Sci-fi and Fantasy related, it has always been the dark and scary stories that have held a special place in his heart. Ryan has yet to be published professionally, and is hard at work on his sophomore novel, as well as a couple short stories. Being born and raised in Salt Lake City he spends much of his time in the mountains

    Stephen M. Harmon

    C.R. Langille
C.R. Langille spent many a Saturday afternoon watching monster movies with his mother. It wasn't long before he started crafting nightmares to share with his readers. An avid hunter and amateur survivalist, C.R. Langille incorporates the Utah outdoors in many of his tales. He is an affiliate member of the Horror Writer's Association (organizer for the Utah Chapter), and received his MFA: Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. His stories are featured in Dark Moon Books’ anthologies, and Fictionvale. Additionally, his stories and flash fiction have appeared online via the Word Wood blog, Books of the Dead Press website, and on Fear Knocks.

    Caryn Larrinaga

    C. H. Lindsay
Charlie has been writing off and on for longer than she cares to mention.  However, she has a nasty habit of getting involved in musical theatre and organizing science fiction, fantasy and horror conventions..  Five years ago she gave up musical theatre and replaced it with running an online text-based RPG -- which satisfies her inner gamer geek.
She has published several short stories and a number of poems.
She is a member of SFWA, HWA, and SFPA.  Charlie Is a founding member of the Utah Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

    Terra Luft
Terra Luft is a speculative fiction author with numerous stories floating around just waiting to be written. An overachiever by nature, she tackles every project with coffee and sarcasm, and believes all rules exist to be broken. She works full time by day and writes by night, always searching for that ever-elusive work life balance people tell her exists. She lives in Utah with her husband and two daughters, their naughty dog and a cat who stole her heart. Read her debut publication from Crimson Edge Publishing.

    Joann Moore

    Lehua Parker
LEHUA PARKER is the award-winning author of the Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy for MG/YA readers, Lauele Town Stories, and other horror and speculative works for adults. Originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, after a lifetime of travel and adventure, she is currently a business and training consultant, author, editor, public speaker, and soccer mom--not necessarily in that order. 

    Taylor Scheid

    Lauri Schoenfeld

    Sarah E. Seeley
Through two wonderful mentored research experiences, Sarah E. Seeley had the opportunity to work with dead sauropods and ancient odonates while acquiring her undergraduate degree in geology from Brigham Young University. She hopes to study more dead things in the future and contribute to scientific discussions about what makes life on Earth so amazing. In the meantime, she explores the bright side of being human by writing dark fiction. Sarah has published short fiction in Leading Edge Magazine and various anthologies, along with independent works including her paranormal thriller Maladaptive Bind. She is an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association.

    Johnny Worthen
JOHNNY WORTHEN grew up in the high desert snows and warm summer winds of the Wasatch Mountains. He graduated with a B.A. in English, minor in Classics and a Master's in American Studies from the University of Utah. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, Johnny writes upmarket multi-genre fiction — thriller, horror, young adult, comedy and mystery so far. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “That guarantees me at least one fan and a hard time for my publicist.”