A semi-retired residential designer who was born and raised in Milton, Delaware, David W. Dutton has has written novels, short stories, plays, and more. His musical comedy, oh! Maggie, created in collaboration with Martin Dusbiber, was produced by the Possum Point Players and the Lake Forest Drama Club. He wrote two musical reviews for the Possum Point Players: An Evening With Cole Porter (in collaboration with Marcia Faulkner) and With a Song in My Heart. He also wrote the one-act play, Why the Chicken Crossed the Road, commissioned and produced by the Delmarva Chicken Festival. In 1997, Dutton was awarded a fellowship as an established writer by the Delaware Arts Council. In 1998, he received a first-place award for his creative nonfiction by the Delaware Literary Connection. His piece, “Who is Nahnu Dugeye?” was subsequently published in the literary anthology, Terrains. More recently, Dutton’s work has appeared in anthologies such as Suspicious Activity, Solstice, Halloween Party 2019, Equinox, Aurora, and Exhumed. In fall 2018, Dutton’s third novel, One of the Madding Crowd, was published by Devil’s Party Press. In 2019, it was awarded best original novel by the Delaware Press Association. DNA is his latest full-length novel. He is currently serializing Scared, an original mystery, available at dwdutton.com. Dutton, his wife, Marilyn, and their Rottweiler, Molly, currently reside in Milton.
A successful author of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Mel Lee Newmin is a native of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, home of the Amish and not much else. Newmin’s short fiction has been published around the world including the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia in such periodicals as Ligurian Magazine, On the Premises, the Collapsar Directive, Carrier Wave, Rapture, and Fireburst, with stories pending in several anthologies. To keep busy, Newmin writes a popular weekly blog of short stories about the life of Niles Gule, vampire police detective for the Baltimore PD. More at vampiresofbaltimore.wordpress.com.