Falstaff Books Authors Meet & Greet

We are thrilled to have Falstaff Books at this years Muggles Market!

Artists will be available at our inside panel room where they will be available to meet and greet. Come in and talk to them about the life of an author, and check out their latest publications!

  • John Hartness
  • Misty Massey
  • Bobby Nash
  • Melissa McArthur
  • Darin Kennedy
  • Michael Williams
  • Gail Martin
  • Susan Roddey
We will also have Jim Nettles and Jason Gilbert present!

   About John Hartness

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. Awarded the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman for NC Science Fiction and Fantasy.

About Misty Massey

Misty Massey is an American fantasy author. Her first novel, Mad Kestrel was published in 2008 by Tor Books. It was given a three-star rating by Romantic Times.[1] Massey has also published short stories in magazines. Massey is one of the founding members of the blog, MagicalWords.net. Magical Words is dedicated to helping newer writers with all aspects of the craft and business of writing, and a book based on the blog, How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion was published by Bella Rosa Books in 2011. Massey lives in South Carolina with her husband and son. She works as a middle school librarian. Hobbies include belly dancing and playing a pirate at Renaissance fairs.

About Bobby Nash

From his secret lair in the wilds of Bethlehem, Georgia, Bobby Nash, the 2013 Pulp Ark Award Winner for Best Author, writes a little bit of everything including novels, comic books, short prose, novellas, graphic novels, screenplays, media tie-ins, and even a little pulp fiction just for good measure.
When she isn’t saving the world, one word at a time, Melissa McArthur is usually lecturing her university students on parenthetical citations or tickling authors with her red pen. No matter what the capacity—editor, author, teacher—she is utterly fascinated by books and words. She believes that there’s something magical about holding a book in your hand and watching as the words disappear and the story unfolds before your eyes.

About Darin Kennedy

Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Darin Kennedy still remembers watching Star Wars at the local drive-in when it came around the first time and it’s all been downhill from there.

A graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine, he completed his residency in family medicine in the mountains of Virginia, then served eight years as a United States Army physician, before returning to North Carolina where he works a family physician. He wrote the majority of his contemporary fantasy novel, Pawn’s Gambit, during his yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2003 and this homage to the game of chess as well as every superhero comic you’ve ever read has finally seen the light of day as of October 2016 from Falstaff Books.

About Michael Williams

Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and grew up near Asheville, North Carolina. He describes his writing as wry horror or suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home. Michael is also an avid athlete, a gamer and a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi.

About Gail Martin

Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy Reign of Ash (Orbit Books 2014) and Deadly Curiosities, a new urban fantasy novel (July 2014 Solaris Books), set in Charleston, SC. She is also author of Ice Forged in The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, War of Shadows (Orbit Books, 2015), and Iron and Blood, a Steampunk novel (2015, Solaris Books) which will be co-authored with her husband, Larry N. Martin.  She is the author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven & Dark Lady’s Chosen) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn  and The Dread) from Orbit Books.  She writes two series of ebook short stories: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures.

About Susan Roddey

South Carolina native S.H. Roddey has been writing for fun since she was a child and still enjoys building worlds across the speculative fiction spectrum filled with mystery and intrigue.  She brings to the literary world a unique blend of humor, emotion, and wild ideas filled with dark themes and strong characters. In her spare time, she also writes paranormal and contemporary romance as her imaginary friend, Siobhan Kinkade.

About Falstaff Books

Falstaff Books is a digital and print publishing company based in Charlotte, NC dedicated to bringing to life the best in fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and dramatic literature. We love bringing amazing stories to light and giving incredible writers a voice. The battered, ignored, rejected “misfit toys” of fiction are all welcome at Falstaff Books, where we understand that every scar is a story and only with different voices can harmony be created.

Founded in January 2016 by three experienced professionals in the publishing field, self-publisher and small press author John G. Hartness, editor and anthologist Jaym Gates, and author and editor Jay Requard, Falstaff quickly became known for its activism and support of writers, readers, and the greater creative community publishing three anthologies, including the WeAreNotThis – Carolina Writers for Equality, and a number of wide-ranging genre novels in its first year.

We are excited to see meet these Falstaff Books authors in person on Saturday, October 21st at this year’s Geek Gala.

See more of Falstaff’s work on their website: Check it out