Staff

Red Sun Magazine is published by No Sell Out Productions. The magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, and artwork in the genres of science fiction, horror, fantasy, speculative, and military science fiction. Opinions of the authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of No Sell Out Productions, Red Sun Magazine, or its staff, who are not liable for opinions expressed herein.

 

Editor-in-Chief: Ben Richards is a U.S. Army veteran and Iraq War veteran. His love for science fiction, fantasy, and horror started in Iraq when he discovered a paper back of Dean Koontz’s Hideaway in one of the many care packages that had been shipped from the kind and generous folks at Operation Paperback and Books for Soldiers. He’s been hooked on the genres ever since.

 

Horror Editor: Jeremy Billingsley is a published author with a number of short stories under his belt, as well as two novels, Samhain  and Eyes Only Book One: A Mind Full of Scorpions. He has an MFA in creative writing and lives and teaches in Northwest Arkansas.

 

Assistant Editors:

Louise Legier-McGinnis was born in Clinton, Iowa, raised in New Orleans, and entered the U.S. Navy right out of high school. During her six years of active duty, Petty Officer Second Class McGinnis found herself stationed in Italy, and near the end of her naval career, Norfolk, Virginia. While serving in La Maddalena, Italy she traveled to Greece, Spain, and Haifa. She also met her husband, Christopher McGinnis, who is still active Navy. In 2005, after an Honorable Discharge, and the birth of her first son, she obtained her realtor’s license to help offset the bill of a growing family. In 2010, she took a break from her day job to pursue her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2016, the birth of her second son came hand-in-hand with a burning desire to learn more about writing. Thus, Louise is currently attending classes at Seton Hill University with the intention of graduating with her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction in January 2020 with her thesis novel being of the urban fantasy genre.

 

Judith Field lives in London. She is the daughter of writers, and learned how to agonize over fiction submissions at her mother’s (and father’s) knee. In 2009, she made a New Year resolution to start writing fiction and get published within the year. Pretty soon she realized how unrealistic that was but, in fact, it sort of worked: she got a slot to write a weekly column in a local paper shortly before Christmas 2009. It ran for a several years. She still writes occasional feature articles for the paper. Her fiction, mainly speculative, has appeared in a variety of publications, in the USA, UK and Australia. She speaks five languages and can say, “Please publish this story” in all of them. When not writing she works at the day job, studies for a Masters in English, sings and swims–not always at the same time.

 

Jason Duke is a U.S. Army, Iraq War veteran. His crime fiction has been published in magazines such as Thuglit, Spinetingler, Plots With Guns, Beat to a Pulp, and Shotgun Honey. And his science fiction and military sci-fi have won Honorable Mention and Semi-Finalist in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future.

 

Past Editors:

Karen Smith never outgrew a love of all things equine. She lives on a hobby farm not so facetiously called “Karen’s Home for Wayward Animals,” where she lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and menagerie of horses, llamas, alpacas, cats, a rabbit, and one very big, fluffy, white dog. She mentors 4-H members in training and showing llamas and alpacas and writes contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and fantasy, published under the pseudonym of Holly Bargo, who really did exist. But that’s another horse story.

 

Michael McHenry is a nomad of the South who began his love of fantasy and sci-fi 20 years ago with a tattered manuscript called Dragonlance Chronicles, Dean Koontz’s Midnight, and a small party of D&D warriors he journeyed with through high school. He left an amazing career in law enforcement in 2012 after winning the Daytime Emmy for his help on a syndicated program.

 

Phillip Englund has been writing since 2008 and reading for as long as he can remember.  He has a BA in English and lives near Washougal, Washington, dabbling in insomnia and typing out weird, humorous stories when his brain refuses to let him shut down during the long hours between sunset and sunrise.

 

Ann Stolinsky is a Pennsylvania-based word and game expert. She is the founder and owner of Gontza Games, an independent board and card game company, and three of her games are currently in the marketplace: “MINDFIELD, The Game of United States Military Trivia”; “Pass the Grogger!”; and “Christmas Cards.” Check out her website at www.gontzagames.com. She is also a partner in Gemini Wordsmiths, a full-service copyediting and content creating company. Visit www.geminiwordsmiths.com for more information and testimonials. Ann reviews books for Amazing Stories Magazine, an online sci-fi magazine which can be found at www.amazingstoriesmag.com, and her most recent publishing credit is a poem in the Fall 2015 issue of Space and Time Magazine. She is a graduate of the Bram Stoker award-winning author Jonathan Maberry’s short story writing class.

 

 

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