Our Authors

Lawrence Watt-Evans

Lawrence Watt-Evans published his first novel The Lure of the Basilisk at age 24, and has since written more than 30 novels, more than 100 short stories, more than 150 published articles and contributed to several previous Smart Pop titles. He has been an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1982 and also belongs to Novelists Inc. He was a 1987 nominee for the Nebula Award for short story and a 1988 winner of the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award for best short story. He has been a full-time writer and editor for more than 25 years, and has also worked as an instructor of Viable Paradise on Martha’s Vineyard, and at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md.

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John Howard Weeks

John Howard Weeks is a career journalist and longtime columnist for Southern California’s largest newspaper group. He is author, co-author, or editor of six previous books (Mojave Desert, Inland EmpireSan Bernardino BicentennialChoice WordsDream Weavers, and Window Beyond the World). He has degrees in English literature from the University of California at Riverside and Birmingham University in England. Except for one year in Europe, he has lived for more than 50 years in or near Loma Linda, California, the health-minded community established in 1905 by his great-great-grandmother, Ellen G. White, founder and prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Klaus Wehage

Klaus Wehage is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, professional speaker and author. He is commonly referred to as the “Silicon Valley Ambassador,” coaching corporate executives, entrepreneurs and government leaders. Currently, he holds advisory positions with 3 reputable Asian ministries. Through his former role as the Head of International Relations at Silicon Valley Forum and now as the Co-Founder & CEO of 10X Innovation Lab, Klaus has trained over 2,000 business leaders from more than 50 countries. Originally from Denmark, he has lived on 4 continents, speaks 5 languages, and holds degrees from Hult International Business School (MBA) and Copenhagen Business School (Bsc). Klaus is a sought after speaker and has worked strategically with the top echelon of the Silicon Valley business community, including: Google, Salesforce, LinkedIn, IBM, HP and more.

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Len Wein

Len Wein is the co-creator of Wolverine and the New X-Men. He is a former editor in chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics and Top Cow Comics, as well as a senior editor at DC Comics. His previous work includes The All-New, All-Different X-Men Masterworks; The Untold Legend of Batman; and Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals. He lives in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Elizabeth E. Wein

Elizabeth Wein’s young adult novels include The Winter Prince, A Coalition of Lions, and The Sunbird, all set in Arthurian Britain and sixth century Ethiopia. The cycle continues in The Mark of Solomon (Viking), published in two parts as The Lion Hunter (2007) and The Empty Kingdom (2008). Recent short fiction appears in Sharyn November’s Firebirds Soaring (Firebird 2009). She’s now taken off in a different direction with the forthcoming Code Name Verity, a thriller set during World War II. Elizabeth has a PhD in Folklore from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband share a passion for maps and flying small planes. They live in Scotland with their two children. Elizabeth’s website is www.elizabethwein.com, and she keeps an erratic blog at http://eegatland.livejournal.com.

Robert Weinberg

Robert Weinberg lives in Oak Forest, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, and is the author of 16 novels, 15 nonfiction books and dozens of short stories. As an editor, he’s compiled over 150 anthologies. Bob’s a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and has won two Bram Stoker Awards, given by the Horror Writers Association, of which he is also a member. He’s perhaps the only horror writer ever to serve as the Grand Marshal of a rodeo parade.

Robert G. Weiner

Robert G. Weiner first became interested in Johnny Cash when he saw the Grateful Dead perform “Big River,” and he sought out the original version. He bought a tape of “Cash’s Greatest Hits,” which he quickly wore out. In 1986, on his way to a Public Image Limited concert in Dallas, he read Cash’s autobiography, Man in Black, and on the trip back, he read Cash’s novel about St. Paul, Man in White. He is co-author of The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads and editor of Perspectives on the Grateful Dead. Weiner’s articles about Lubbock and gospel music appear in West Texas Historical Journal and the East Texas Historical Journal. He published the article “Atomic Music: Country Conservatism: Folk Discontent” in On the Culture of the American South, edited by Dennis Hall, and the “Cowboy Songs in Nature” in The Cowboy Way, edited by Paul Carlson. He most recently has book chapters in The Gospel of Superheroes and Landscape of Hollywood Westerns. He has graduate degrees in history and information science and is currently a reference librarian at the Mahon Library in Lubbock, Texas. Special thanks go to Emily Smith; her work in interlibrary loans made this essay possible. Also, thanks to Texas Tech University staff. Currently, Weiner can be seen in the music documentary “Lubbock Lights.” Weiner also wrote the Johnny Cash article featured in the Guide to United States Popular Culture, edited by Ray and Pat Browne.

Howard L. Weiner

Howard L. Weiner is the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School, Director and Founder of the Brigham MS Center, and co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has pioneered therapy in multiple sclerosis and has investigated disease mechanisms in brain diseases including MS, Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, stroke, and brain tumors. Dr. Weiner is a recipient of the John Dystel Prize for MS Research and received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award for his research in Alzheimer’s disease. He has pioneered the investigation of the mucosal immune system for the treatment of autoimmune and other diseases and is currently developing a nasal vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s disease and novel therapies for MS and ALS.  The Harvard Medical School honored him with the establishment of the Howard L. Weiner Professorship of Neurologic Diseases. He is the author of the book Curing MS and award-winning films, the documentary What is Life? The Movie and the feature-length drama, Abe and Phil’s Last Poker Game starring Martin Landau and Paul Sorvino.

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Nancy S. Weinfield, Ph.D.

Nancy S. Weinfield, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in 1996. Her research focuses primarily on parent-child relationships, attachment and the strategies individuals use to cope with emotional pain, thus making her a natural fan of Joss Whedon’s work.

Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein sold his first story at age 19 (the animated “Star Trek” episode “The Pirates of Orion”). His fiction credits include six Star Trek novels, three “V” novels, 60 Trek comics and “Safe Harbors” in the Deep Space Nine: Tales of the Dominion War short story anthology. His nonfiction books include Puppy Kisses Are Good For The Soul & Other Important Lessons You & Your Dog Can Teach Each Other and a biography of New York Yankees baseball star Mickey Mantle. Howard has written articles and columns for the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Newsday and Starlog Magazine.