Justin Cancilliere
Fantasy, BisMan Writer's Guild founder

Justin Cancilliere loves telling stories. Led by mythical dreams and astounding visions that can only be described through writing, he is in the business of scripting legends. His desire is to bring to life that which swarms in his mind and cascades into words. But it doesn't end there.

He takes his artistic verbiage to podcasting as well. A place where he can discuss the weird and unusual. This, along with avid research into the paranormal, help quench his interest in the mystical.

He currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he enjoys the finer things in life with his beautiful wife, Shelly.

Selena Inali Raynelif Drake

Paranormal Mystery

SELENA INALI RAYNELIF DRAKE is an American author best known for her paranormal mystery series titled The AEON Files. Drake is a martial arts enthusiast, a Wiccan with Cherokee roots, and an award-winning artist. Her love for writing started when she was eight, and she has won a number of Editor's Choice awards and a Shakespeare Trophy of Excellence for poetry. Her works have been published in Thrice Fiction Magazine, Emerging Poets 2018 (Midwest Region), and Emerging Writers 2018 (Horror Edition). She currently resides in Minot, ND with her dog Pipsqueak, where she continues to work on more books.

2020 Writers Alley

Frank & RaeLea Hurt

As self-styled alchemists, Frank and RaeLea have made it their life’s quest to convert black coffee and dark beer into stories of modern-day fantasy. Sometimes they even manage to get the recipe right. Lacking any apparent athletic ability or obvious social skills, these farm kids instead discovered whole worlds in their vast backyards and created an army of imaginary friends and foes to occupy them. As adults, not much has changed. When they’re not writing bios about themselves in third person, Frank and RaeLea make their humble home in North Dakota, where they work full time as domestic servants to two cats. Their garden is famous among squirrels as the trendiest diner in the neighborhood. 

Learn more about their adrenaline-filled lifestyle at FRhurt.com

William Heinzen

William was born in 1986 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He has been writing stories ever since elementary school, when he discovered the only thing cooler than reading about sorcerers was writing about them. His third-grade journal included preliminary works such as Detectives in Dinosaur Times, Sub Adventure, and METALMAN! William continued writing through high school and college before publishing his first novel, Warrior of Light.

William attended college at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota, where he received a degree in English (for fun) and a degree in Accounting (for a job). After college, he moved to Bismarck, North Dakota, where he currently works for a software technology company by day and writes by night (or when his boss isn’t looking).

While his favorite hobbies are reading and writing, in his spare time he also enjoys hunting, fishing, [losing at] chess, and a nice craft brew. Having grown up in the woods and moved to the prairie, he spends as much time out of doors as possible. He loves experiencing new places, and during his time as a company ‘road warrior’ traveled as far north as Barrow, Alaska, and as far abroad as the Republic of Palau.

Though he hopes to explore several genres, William’s favorite genre is epic fantasy—because those are the stories about people who find themselves in the darkest of places, at the worst of times, but still manage to do the right thing.

Orville Evjen
Brave Crow Comics

Orville lives in North dakota and has had a love of art and comic books since he was very young. He describes himself as a fantasy artist but he is also a Christian writer and his interest are also towards history. He is currently working on new stories and graphic novel to share his love of art, history and fantasy. Orville is part Lakota and Norwegian. He grew up in South Dakota and did not grow up on the rez which was the Standing Rock reservation but got to know his great grandmother who did grow up there. She peaked his imagination by talking about ghost stories and Big foot sightings.