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Meet the Author – Scott Burtness

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Horror/Paranormal Author, Scott Burtness.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, An Oracle Walks into a Bar:

Messy breakup? Want your stuff back from your ex? Shapeshifter August Shade can help. Satisfaction not guaranteed.

After saving the world, the cranky repo man heads to farm country for one little job. Now he’s far from his natural habitat and mixed up with two feuding hag sisters, a loan sharking coblyn, and a mysterious woman with a very scary ex. The manure hits the fan when his best friend blows the lid off a major conspiracy and lands August in a heap of trouble.

As his efforts to keep a low profile fall apart, August learns–quite literally–that you reap what you sow. It’s life or death for the repossession specialist, and the scales keep tilting toward the latter. If it weren’t for bad luck, August Shade would have no luck at all.

Get a sneak peek at An Oracle Walks into a Bar at

And here’s something from the author:

I love horror and paranormal comedy. You want Dawn of the Dead? I want Dawn, Dishsoap of the Dead. You want Children of the Corn? I want Children of the Cornball. That’s why I don’t write about vampires and shapeshifters and aliens. I write about bowling vampires. Shapeshifters that will get your stuff back from your ex after a messy breakup. Aliens that love visiting the State Fair.

Are my books any good? Well, Sam J. Jones once spit on the cover of Wisconsin Vamp at a comic book convention. While it was ostensibly an accident, I remain convinced it was Sam’s way of showing high praise.

I am a born-and-raised Minnesotan that now lives in northeastern Wisconsin. I took to writing fiction as an excuse to hang out in bars by myself and not look weird. If you’re by yourself, you look sad and lonely. If you’re working on a laptop, you look like a highly productive member of society. Anywho…

Wrapped in flannel and raised on 80’s sitcoms, Monty Python, Douglas Adams and B-horror flicks, my books blend wry humor and supernatural thrills into otherwise-mundane Midwestern life.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Scott Burtness!

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Meet the Author – Jeri Shepherd 🗓

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Science Fiction Author, Jeri Shepherd.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, At Fault:

The fault lines are forming, not just in the earth, but between the people who live there; for the woman the world discarded and the one they chose to lead them. Zoe Baja is drowning … dying … a ghostland waiting to sink into the ocean while the Zoeans cling to a resolve to be gloriously human. The cityships are running out of room and reserves … can they stand in the storm? The violence of the fleet families grows as they struggle for power.

The Global Union of the 2900s is losing people … and losing control.

Follow the journeys of Linda in the year 2552 and Miriam in the year 2908 as they both deal with the consequences of the earth that man created and, each in their own way, try to make the best of their world for the people they love.

Get a sneak peek at At Fault at

Known to friends and colleagues as Red, the author of 107 genre fiction and general audience works (and growing), has written for nearly three decades in playwriting, children’s books, sportswriting, biography, leadership, ministry, writing resources, fiction, games, planners, and so much more. She is genre-fluid, unable to keep her keys off anything that draws her interest. She also owns Lucy’s Lantern Literature, the exclusive publishing partner of “For The Love Of” books and other works by Kim Rogne and Associates (

Red is a member of the International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (IASFA), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), 20Booksto50K, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), and past member of Writer’s Guild of America – East.

The author has been many-times award-nominated, including books for the prestigious Newberry Medal and Caldecott Award, and she is, at the time of this website update (July 2023), a 14-Time #1 Internationally Bestselling Author, through traditional and independent publishers, across many genres, with Combined Sales of Over 700,000 Books and Plays since 1997.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Jeri Shepherd!

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Meet the Author – Randi Moxi

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Children’s Author, Randi Moxi.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, A Pittie Pool Party:

Becca has to tell her newly rescued puppy Sister some hard truths about the way people view her breed. But her friends save the day by showing love to them both in a very special way!

This beautiful story starring a rescued pit bull type dog and the girl that saved her brings wonderful lessons and blessings to families and classrooms. It’s great for all ages and the perfect gift for those who want to share the power of friendship, nonjudgement, acceptance and animal rescue. The Pittie Pool Party encourages the gift of sharing emotions with friends and family, laying a healthy groundwork for communication and accepting vulnerability. It also establishes an understanding of how judging any person or creature before knowing them as an individual can cause harm to them and us. This book embodies the incredible power of friendship, inclusivity, acceptance, and rescuing animals.

A portion of all proceeds will go to animal rescue.

Get a sneak peek at A Pittie Pool Party at

Randi Moxi grew up in an animal shelter in West Virginia that was run by her grandmother, Sally. She’s seen first hand how out of control the pet population is in America and asks that you please rescue and spay and neuter your pets. She hopes you treat all animals as the individuals they are and learn their preferences together through communication and proper, positive and loving training methods.

She was exposed to all dog breeds throughout her childhood, but did not fully understand the plight of the most bullied breed in the world, pit bull type breeds, until moving to Chicago. Pit bulls are superior in intelligence, strength and loyalty. When taught to do wrong things, they are efficient in accomplishing what they are asked or made to do to survive. Animals teach us so much and we must help save and guide them to better lives than this. Teaching important lessons through pit bulls to children is her way to give back to the breed that has changed her life in more positive ways than she could ever describe.

Randi lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her loving husband and 5 amazing pitbull mix fur children. She is a certified dog trainer, animal communicator, life coach, event producer, brand strategist and motivational speaker.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Randi Moxi!

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Meet the Author – Jessie Rose 🗓

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Thriller/Horror Author, Jessie Rose.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, Atomic Love:

Los Angeles, 1986. Jenny Stone, a blossoming art student, is lured into the L.A. underground by a blue-haired, goth street artist with a purse full of drugs and a not-so-lucky rabbit’s foot. Lost, she lands at the feet of charismatic rock star, Evan Reed. Not a Sunset glam rocker, Evan is the lead singer of rock n’ roll’s loudest, angriest band, embodying the dark side of the “”The Strip.”” Handsome, charming and enthralled with the young artist, he wants her paintings–then he wants her. A dangerous cocktail of narcissistic love bombing and manipulation keeps her in his orbit. His demons and need for control threaten every aspect of their lives together. There were warnings, one red flag after another. Yet, Jenny is pulled into money, fame, and excess. Will she survive or succumb to the violence that surrounds her? Atomic Love is Sharp Objects meets heavy metal memoir and will appeal to fans of Emma Cline and Gillian Flynn. (Trigger warning: This book contains graphic scenes of violence, sexual assault & the death of a child).

Atomic Love is a faux memoir and is not based on real persons or events.

Get a sneak peek at Atomic Love at

Jessie Rose is a thriller/horror and fantasy writer who grew up in Appalachia, moved to Chicago (the city of her heart) and made a home in Wisconsin. She is the author of Atomic Love, a psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Emma Cline, Stephen King and rock n’ roll memoirs. She is currently promoting Atomic Love while working on her long awaited vampire series Underneath A Black Sky (A House of Black Novel).

She is co-founder/writer/editor for The Beautiful Wild Magazine which focuses on music, art, culture and social justice. Co-founder of Love Letters to Russia, a project created to support Russian LGBTQ+ youth. She also writes with Stefanie Leigh for Write Furiously, a writing resource site to help new authors. In other words, she’s busy! She’s also a mom to two cats, the beautiful & hilarious Oli & equally funny partner Bryan (The Grizz).

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Jessie Rose!

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Meet the Author – Miya Kressin 🗓

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Fantasy/Romance Author, Miya Kressin.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, Three of Swords:

Are you still a demigod if instead of one half, you’re like one sixty-fourth god? It still counts, right? I would love to say no, that I’m just a regular guy, but as the great-great-great-grandson of Vasiliki Athanasios, herself the daughter of a god who should have kept it in his pants, I don’t have that option.

Jasper Thane, demigod, fortune-teller, and missing person finder, has never been on a contracted case quite like this one. From the moment his client walked into his home, a meteor shower of curveballs have been thrown into his life. First of all, his target can see him. Can touch him. Can do way more with him. Which if he weren’t the grandson of Zeus would probably be way less concerning. He doesn’t want to be that much like his grandpa.

Stacia Collins was 3/4 of the way through a once in a lifetime vacation to Greece when she got the text that her dad was in the hospital. Of course, she caught the first flight home that she could. After a life of bouncing between foster homes and finally getting adopted as a teenager as well as having weird shrines set up outside her home, she knows nothing can ever be easy for her. And then came her dream visitor. Tall, dark-haired, and dreamy, the one-eyed man who came to her bed that night is everything she’s ever wanted in a partner.

If only the fates themselves weren’t seemingly against them. Once Jasper finds the person he’s contracted to locate, the magic will take all memory of them from him and prevent him from ever seeing them again. What seems so perfect to have brought them together is doomed to destroy their relationship.

Get a sneak peek at Three of Swords at

Miya is a stay at home mother in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband, their three teenagers, and two rescue dogs. She loves coffee, glitter, gaming, makeup, and surprising you with what color her hair will be the next time you see her. If she’s not actively writing, she probably has dice making supplies or a knitting project nearby.

Miya was diagnosed with Lupus in early 2022 after more than a decade of seizures and other symptoms that finally got her to the right doctor. While it has caused some not insignificant setbacks in her health, she’s pushing forward and keeping her gaze on the future. She has written over 30 titles, most self-published or through indie publishers.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Miya Kressin!

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Meet the Author – Debra Oas 🗓

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Paranormal/Mystery Author, Debra Oas.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, Whitewater Witch:

Self-proclaimed witch Astrid Nielsen has to escape Northern Michigan after her criminal exploits are nearly discovered With tarot as her guide, she is on her way to Whitewater Wisconsin, otherwise known as Second Salem. Its a town where legendary witches and the supernatural abound.

Coincidentally, at the same time Wolfgang Kilmer has been invited to the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater to give a presentation on cryptozoology. Awaiting both of the is the High Priestess of a witches coven with evil on her mind. Wolfgang discovers not only witches in Second Salem, but soon encounters the legendary Beast of Bray Road a wolf-like creature that piques his interest in cryptids.

A dangerous game of cat and mouse results in murder, and horrible secrets are revealed.

Get a sneak peek at Whitewater Witch at

Debra Oas is the accomplished author behind the captivating Cryptid Mysteries series, which includes Sinister Bay (2019), Whitewater Witch (2022), and her latest release, Mountain Walker (2023). Her novels weave intricate tales of murder, mythical creatures, and hidden secrets in intriguing settings ranging from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the mountains of Colorado. With a background as a retired Aquatics director and experience in journalism and freelance writing, Debra brings a wealth of storytelling prowess to her works. Her literary talents extend to children’s books, including Little Lost Annie, Holly the Christmas Puppy, Mr. Mick, and Celia and Teddy, catering to young readers at the 3rd or 4th-grade level. Debra’s return to her first love of writing is a testament to her dedication to crafting engaging narratives that captivate readers of all ages.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Debra Oas!

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Meet the Author – D. Lieber 🗓

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, January 26th, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Fantasy/Romance Author, D. Lieber.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, The Curse of Moonseed Manor:

A haunted hotel. A skeptical photographer. A deadly curse that could cost her everything.

Wren Mabry’s life is a disaster. Her last few years have been rife with tragedy and hardship. So when she’s offered a job at Moonseed Manor, a Gothic revival mansion that’s never welcomed visitors, it seems suspicious. Even so, this is her chance to finally turn her life around.

The gloom that hangs over Moonseed Manor is enhanced by its cold yet alluring owner, Mr. William Courtland Bennings. And the spooky tales of the flirtatious and sexy caretaker, Watt, play up that feeling.

Even though Wren doesn’t believe in ghosts or curses, she’s always had a flair for the darker side. And when she finds a handwritten book of poetry filled with longing, terror, and ghostly revenge, it reawakens her very soul-or rather the unknown poet does.

Love, death, secrets, and lies await in this gothic romance.

Get a sneak peek at The Curse of Moonseed Manor at

D. Lieber has a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.
Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.
Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).

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See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, January 26th, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue, with D. Lieber!

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Meet the Author – Steve Tindall

Date & Time: Friday, January 19th, 2024, 4pm – 7pm
Location: Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue

We’re thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity for book enthusiasts and aspiring writers alike! Join us on January 19th at Studio Moonfall for a special ‘Meet the Author’ event featuring the remarkable Steve Tindall.

Steve, a versatile author known for his work in military and children’s literature, will be sharing insights from his latest book, “My Life As A Giant.” This heartwarming tale explores the journey of a young boy who grows into a towering figure amongst his peers. It’s a story of adaptation, usefulness, and earning respect, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of being different. Plus, who doesn’t love a gentle giant always ready to assist those struggling to reach the top shelf?

This event offers a rare chance to dive into Steve’s creative process, understand his inspirations, and get a firsthand look at the making of a story that promises to capture the hearts of both young and old.

But there’s more to Steve Tindall than his literary prowess. Hailing from the small town of Amboy, NY, Steve’s life journey took him from high school to the U.S. Navy, where he honed his skills in electronics and security. His naval experience, including time spent on destroyers and instructing at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL, has undoubtedly enriched his narrative voice. Post-Navy, Steve ventured into the data networking field, contributing articles to various publications and even editing a satirical monthly newsletter.

Now retired since April Fools Day, 2016, Steve dedicates his time to improving veterans’ lives and educating the public about military history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Steve Tindall in person, explore “My Life As A Giant,” and maybe even get your copy signed! For a sneak peek at the book, visit here.

See you at Studio Moonfall on January 19th – a perfect way to kickstart your weekend with inspiration and new connections!

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Milwaukee Comic Con – February 10th, 2024 🗓

Mighty Con is back at the Wisconsin State Fair Park on February 10th, 2024!

Come hang out and check out all the vendors while my and sidekick-for-the-day, author T.R. Nickel, are slanging books.

Here’s the info from Mighty Con themselves:

The Milwaukee Comic Con is back and has grown even bigger! We’re back at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds (Events Building) where we’ll be able to present you with more vendors, more artists, more creators, and more special guests (and more floor space for you fans as well ) That’s over 350 tables of geeky goodness, and don’t forget admission for kids 12 and under is still free, and everyone still gets a free comic at the door!

Click here to check out the event page on Facebook to stay up to date!

And if you CAN’T WAIT to check out the books and artwork by Donovan Scherer, get your monsters and farting unicorns on Amazon at

See you at Milwaukee Comic Con!