WYRDRealities exist where creativity, imagination, inspiration, & storytelling intersect
A storyteller weaves truths, dreams, reality, and fantasy into a new world. At WYRDRealities, we know storytellers are magicians. Cultures and individuals have overlapping stories that foster connection, understanding, even empathy. There are many ways in which our culture tells stories, including writing, singing, oral traditions, and, more and more, the use of film.
We invite you to meet our WYRD storytellers as they share what inspires them and ignites their imaginations.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Scott M. Baker spent twenty-three years working for the Central Intelligence Agency in northern Virginia. Now retired, he lives outside Concord, New Hampshire, with his wife, stepdaughter, two dogs that adore him, and two cats who treat him as their human servant.
In addition to his paranormal series, Scott is currently working on the Nurse Alissa vs. the Zombies and Chronicles of Paul sagas.
In addition to being a retired peace officer, Allen Gamboa was also a reservist in the Air Force. A huge fan of horror and sci-fi, he loves everything related to these genres. As a writer with an incredible sense of humor, Allen strives to make you chuckle, have some excitement, and feel something.
As well as writing books in a variety of genres, Joe Hansen mentors new writers, offers writing tips, and covers the creative process with podcasters, voice actors, and other writers on "Low Balling with Joe."
Joe's books are available on Audible, Kindle Unlimited, and Amazon in paperback.
D.M. Muga is a diversified writer who currently writes a number of sci-fi adventure thriller series focusing on post-apocalyptic survival. As a survivalist enthusiast, he considers himself somewhat prepared for varying scenarios, based on the idea that no one can truly be prepared for everything that might happen. D.M. Muga served in the United States Marine Corps from 2002 to 2007. Among his academic degrees, he holds a Master's in National Security Studies. He is a history teacher by day and writes during the twilight and early morning hours. His wife and two daughters live with him in Southern California.
D.L. Martone is the joint pen name of husband-wife duo Daniel and Laura Martone. Part-time residents of New Orleans and northern Michigan, the Martones travel the country in their mobile writing studio, a cozy RV dubbed Serenity. As you might have guessed, they’re huge fans of Firefly, which is why they remodeled the interior of their travel trailer to resemble Captain Reynolds’ beloved spaceship.
Together, they enjoy writing space opera, fantasy game lit, urban fantasy, time travel, cozy mysteries, and, of course, post-apocalyptic zombie tales.
Born in 1968 in Boston, Rich Restucci lives in southeastern Massachusetts with a bunch of 20-somethings, two crazy dogs, and a cat on steroids. In addition to explosives and beer, Rich enjoys the finer things in life. Rich has worked at the same job as a chemist since 1989. 33 years in the field, Rich is an analytical chemistry specialist and has been fortunate enough to travel the world for both business and
Currently Rich is a hobby writer with 2 best-selling series and a dozen or so anthologies under his belt. A lover of zombies, both of Rich’s series are set in the same world but with very different stories.
Hadley Thorne's engrossing urban fantasy saga Tapestry of Worlds combines realism, myth, magic, and science-fiction elements. Thorne expertly weaves together supernatural and mythical elements with relevant current events, including the Covid-19 pandemic. By introducing others to wyrd concepts, theories, myths, and legends, she hopes to bring some light into their darkness. Hadley enjoys gardening, spending time with her fur kids, and working on the Wyrd Realities Podcast when she's not writing.
Bethany Hagardt lives in Arizona with her cats Indy and Sherlock. She lives for Halloween, enjoys watching scary movies and drinks a startling amount of coffee. Her passion for spooky tales started at a young age when her brothers would tell her ghost stories while they traveled across country in the family RV.
Her tales center on the monster in your closet and are sure to leave you looking behind your shoulder.
Originally from Bronx, NY, Sylvester Barzey moved to Lawrence, GA about a decade ago. In addition to being an ex-military veteran, he enjoys horror and fantasy, and he specializes in writing about black heroes who overcome life-changing events. A major goal of Sylvester's work is to deconstruct racial stereotypes by featuring BIPOC characters. Through his writing, Sylvester emphasizes the survival instinct built into the Black community, particularly among Black women. Through his books, Sylvester hopes to help change stereotypes in horror so that his children and others like them see themselves as heroes and survivors.