Jamie Alan Belanger earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Computer Science and worked for a small software company in Tampa for eight years before moving to Maine to pursue his own projects. He currently works for a company he started with his brother Paul, Lost Luggage Studios. His interests include computers, writing, photography, and designing worlds he'd rather live in.
Paul J Belanger was born in Western Massachusetts in 1966. He joined the Air Force at 18 as an aircraft electrician and became interested in aviation. In 1988 he began flying, earned his private pilot certificate in 1992, and moved to Colorado Springs to complete flight school. Paul currently lives in Maine where he is a charter pilot and co-owner of Lost Luggage Studios LLC, with his brother Jamie.
Timothy Lynch is a Reference Librarian at The University of Southern Maine. He graduated with a BA in English Literature from St. Bonaventure University and an MLS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. He enjoys reading, writing and walking around Back Cove in Portland. At least once a month he can also be found swimming mythical rivers and hiking the endless trails of dreams.
Alan Belanger earned his BA in English in 1994, taught English for three years in Japan, wrote software manuals for a few years, and currently wastes his weekdays testing software. He finds joy elsewhere... spending time with his wife and son, hiking, playing guitar, and writing stories about anywhere that does not resemble work.
D.L. Harvey has a degree in Anthropology-Geography with a side focus in economics that helps with creating her universes. Her pursuit of a Master's of Psychology aids in both the development of her fictional characters and in managing her real life family of five. She has an eclectic range of interests from genetics to psychics, from singing to quantum theory, from linguistics to motorcycles. She hopes her writing shows that the universe is an amazing, beautiful, and scary place, worthy to be explored and shared.
Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis contains six stories from the Greater Portland Scribists that explore changes, from the self-inflicted alterations of a glory seeker to a victim forced to learn how to live his life all over again.
You thought that was just a shadow?
You thought she just liked water?
You thought four degrees wasn't much of a difference?
You thought your dreams were safe?
In Scribings, Vol 6: Regatherings, the Greater Portland Scribists explore these bonds. Whether trying to save a childhood retreat from corporate interests, reuniting with old friends, returning home for a final goodbye, or trying to cope with a dear one who won't depart, these tales are about the twisting journeys of our relationships. Location, context, and pasts are irrelevant--it's the people with whom we connect who help shape our experience on this world.
Neil Roberts, a computer programmer for the largest security software provider on the planet, breaks his normal routine when he stops in a bar and witnesses a murder. His once boring life changes drastically when, through a twist of fate and a realization that his life has no purpose beyond his job, he leaves the scene of the crime and becomes a prime suspect.
Neil's life then shifts from protecting people and companies to becoming that which he most despised... a hacker.
While the Bectolothian home world is being torn apart by civil war, their military ignites another conflict with the Terrans. As the Terran war machine builds momentum, a Bect spy betrays Peter McCabe. Terran and Bect forces converge on Vale-4, where Peter is busy building a family with Gaelei. The Terrans want Peter to help them fight the Bect. The Bect want Peter dead. Amidst the turmoil, a surprising third choice appears.
With war on every front, spies on every side, and the lines of friendship so blurry, how can Peter know who to trust?
After a rough skirmish, a strange object is picked up by the United Earth carrier Ticonderoga. Within the object, the ship's scientists find something even stranger: a man, cryogenically frozen and shot into space more than 300 years ago. The fact that he's still technically alive raises questions of Fate's hand in life and war.