SpecFicWriters Critique Group 2019


Winnie Jean Howard (aka Mean Winnie Jean) is our founder and group leader. She mainly writes fast-paced, action-packed dark humor and is also an artist moving into producing graphic novels. Winnie’s originally from the Chicago suburbs but has lived most of her life in Colorado. She has watched countless horror movies since the age of six, and has become a bit addicted to any form of media that aims to scare. Her other loves include wine, coffee, beagles, frogs and zombies.

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R. C. Beckett  was given a collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine as a teenager and read hundreds of the stories — he was hooked and started writing fiction in 2013.   He loves to write hard science fiction, but can’t help adding a bit of humor.  Publications:  “Exit Mars” and “Exit Earth” (available on Amazon).  “Exit Pluto”, the third in the Exit series, should be published in 2020. He lives in Golden Colorado and is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.  Walking his dog is key to his writing since that’s when he imagines plots for his stories.  He also volunteers as a webmaster for non-profit organizations including SpecFicWriters.


Paul is a science fiction author, technology blogger, and former punk rock drummer. His influences include Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross, Kurt Vonnegut, and Connie Willis. He worked for 30 years as a software developer and corporate trainer, specializing in 3D graphics and virtual reality. His technical books include OpenGL Distilled and OpenSceneGraph Quick Start Guide.

Originally from Flint, MI, Paul resides in Colorado, where he tries to avoid reliving his punk rock days. Paul blames most of his typos on cats

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