Yesterday, we revealed our steampunk guest judge, Rachael Acks. Today we unveil our devilishly piratical dieselpunk guest judge - Larry Atchley Jr.
Larry is an amazing writer that I have had the pleasure of knowing for several years now. He is a regular contributor to the Heros in Hell series of anthologies and knows a thing or two about the darker side of steam and diesel punk cultures. He has kindly signed up to read our dieselpunk entries.
His top pick will receive an e-copy of the recently released anthology Dieselpunk: An Anthology - Woot!! So get those word-planes buzzing, folks.
Dieselpunk Guest Judge Prize:
Dieselpunk: An Anthology from Twit Publishing
Larry Atchley, Jr grew up in Grapevine, Texas, writing stories and poetry since he was a teenager. His first big break as a writer came when authors Janet Morris and Chris Morris invitedhim to collaborate with them on a shared-world anthology for the Heroes in Hell series and asked him to submit a story for the book. The rest, as they say, is history.
You can read his blog, The Short Pale Writer in the Long Black Coat at http://www.larryatchleyjr.wordpress.com. Some of his other interests include co-hosting the internet radio show Dangerous Minds, on www.tmvcafe.com, reading pirate poetry and stories at events with the Seadog Slam crew, Qi-Gong Kung Fu martial arts, public speaking, Steampunk and Dieselpunk culture, traditional archery, fencing, philosophy, mythology, paranormal investigation, photography, role playing games, bicycling, hiking, sharing pithy quotes, and reading and collecting books on all manner of subjects.