About

STORMDANCE PUBLICATIONS MISSION STATEMENT:

We are two Indy authors in partnership to find and create quality, fun stories put together in themed anthologies while providing opportunity, guidance, and encouragement to our existing and new writers. 

We seek to find new talent, and guide them, while building a network of independent, but loosely aligned writers, artists, and publishers as a talent pool in order to promote one another’ work/projects. 

Dedicated to finding great speculative fiction & creating themed anthologies. We love the anti-hero, the mythological, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal and more.

About Vanessa Wells:  Co-Owner/Editor/Project Manager/Marketing

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa is the author of the Seventeen Stones Trilogy, the Topeka Texas Chronicles, and the AREA 52 science fiction short story series. (Delta is coming September 6th!)

She is a contributor to the anthologies Adventure of Creation and Ye Olde Magick Shoppe, and editor for both Trick or Treat and Spirit, and co-editor for Grumpy Old Gods volumes 1& 2. 

She is currently editing a new anthology called Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3 (coming in Fall 2019!) with Juneta Key and working on the next story in the AREA 52 series, Epsilon.

About Juneta Key:  Co-Owner/Editor/Social Media & Website Manager/Marketing

Juneta is Texas born and raised, living in Central Florida–hanging out with pirates and playing with the dolphins.  

She writes SPECULATIVE FICTION. Fantasy with mythological elements, Sci-Fi Fantasy Adventure, a bit of Space Opera with a touch of mystery, romance, and paranormal hijinks.

Juneta is a big proponent of short stories through various venues. She participates in Katharina Gerlach Christmas Advent Calendar a 24 story a day count down to Christmas every year.  She is one of seven founders of the Storytime Quarterly Blog Hop a flash fiction challenge founded in 2015 by a group of writers brought together at HollysWritingClasses.com. 

She is an admin at the Insecure Writers’Support Group and a moderator at IWSG Goodreads Book Club.

“The Force is strong with this one.”~Star Wars

Joining the Team: Vanessa Finaughty: Editor

Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and still lives there with her husband of twenty years, her two human children and her three furry, four-legged children.

Her passion for the written word started her career as an author, editor and copywriter, and she ran a fiction writers’ critique group for close on seven years. In recent years, Vanessa’s focus is on editing (non-fiction and fiction; any genre) and writing fiction (mostly fantasy).

Her interests include reading, ancient history, conspiracy theories, photography, graphic design, the supernatural, life’s mysteries, the human mind and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience in Ki Aikido.

Vanessa has written or edited for magazines, national newspapers in South Africa, Oxford University Press Southern Africa and the International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, among others. She is a published author of fiction and non-fiction, with a main focus on fantasy in recent years. Vanessa is also an official short story judge for On the Premises, an online fiction magazine that hosts short story contests throughout the year, and proud editor of the Grumpy Old Gods short story anthology.

Vanessa works with authors and publishing companies anywhere in the world, and edits in South African, UK or American English. For a free editing quotation, please feel free to email her at: shadowfire 13 @ gmail.com (please remove all spaces in the email address; they are added to thwart pesky bots). Please include your total word count and a sample of the book you want edited.