Lincoln Farish

February 11, 2015
Junior Inquisitor

Author Lincoln Farish has served in the United States Army for a total of 28 years, and during that time, he has been deployed to Iraq and Afganistan five times. His experiences in the Middle East formed the basis for his first novel, Junior Inquisitor, a dark urban tale of good versus evil in a modern setting. The protagonist of Junior Inquisitor, a monk named Sebastian, is sent on a mission to fight through armies of witches, werewolves and ogres in an effort to track down a missing Inquisitor in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mission that threatens not only Sebastian’s life, but also his immortal soul.

As a result of his time with the Army, Farish has a wealth of knowledge related to weaponry, forensics and small team dynamics, and his writing gravitates towards darker themes due to his belief that, in times of despair, individuals either rise to the occasion or allow their inherent weakness to drag them into the darkness. Junior Inquisitor will be released on March 1st, and a sequel will be published in the fall of 2015. READ MORE


Chris Tunstall

May 28, 2014

San Francisco-based mixologist and bartender Chris Tunstall has worn many hats over the course of the ten-plus years he’s spent in the hospitality industry, and along the way has consistently worked to create fantastic cocktails that help to make bars, restaurants and private events successful. Tunstall specializes in building cocktail programs that are profitable, executable and original, all while enhancing the customer’s experience.

Tunstall is a contributor to’s Drinkwire and he and his cocktails have been featured in several publications, including the San Francisco Examiner and The Tasting Panel Magazine. He currently owns and operates a bartending training website called, where he helps to train bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts on advanced cocktail and mixology techniques. READ MORE

Authors, Bloggers, Poets

Dane Cobain

October 6, 2016
Author Dane Cobain

Author Dane Cobain started writing at the age of fourteen, progressing quickly from lyrics and music to journals, short stories, poetry and the first draft of an early novel. He studied creative writing at London’s Roehampton University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing before embarking on a career in social media marketing.

In 2013, Cobain launched, a website that soon became one of the top book blogs in the UK, and through this site, Cobain made the acquaintance of Jesse James Freeman, the former VP of Community Management at Booktrope Publishing. In 2015, Cobain’s debut novella, a supernatural thriller called No Rest for the Wicked, was released by Booktrope’s Forsaken imprint.

Cobain’s second book, a collection of poetry called Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home, was released by Booktrope Editions in March 2016, and this was followed by a novel called in June of 2016 and a non-fiction work called Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World in August of 2016. READ MORE

Authors, Comedians

Christopher McDevitt

August 6, 2014

Former stand-up comedian Christopher McDevitt, a native son of New Jersey, once dreamed of being a Hollywood screenwriter. Those dreams were shattered, however, when McDevitt wasn’t hired to be a production assistant on Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl. As a man who gives up easily, McDevitt abandoned his dream and moved on to comedy.

In 2013, McDevitt published his first novel, A Million More Wishes, the tale of a man who unwittingly awakens an ancient genie who had been living in a gravy boat. Chaos and hilarity ensue as the protagonist attempts to use the wishes offered by the genie to better himself and the world around him, often with disastrous consequences.

McDevitt published A Billion More Wishes, the sequel to his first book, in July of 2014. Learn more at READ MORE


Dellani Oakes

May 20, 2015
Dellani Oakes

An avid writer from a young age — as well as a former A.P. English teacher and photo journalist — author Dellani Oakes grew up writing songs and poems in elementary school and short stories in high school. In college, where she majored in theatre, she developed an interest in play writing and fell in love with dialogue-heavy, character-driven scripts. These influences are evident in her published works, as she uses verbal exchanges as a tool for revealing both plot and characterization.

When her youngest son started kindergarten in 2002, Oakes was able to write full-time, and her first novel, Indian Summer, was published in 2008 by Second Wind Publishing. A touching story of historical romance, Indian Summer tells the tale of Gabriella Deza, a young woman who unwittingly stumbles into a world of love, betrayal and adventure. READ MORE