Our AWFUL Writers

Welcome to the directory of AWFUL writers.

Please scroll down and click on a name for more details.

One of our newer members, Andre writes in many forms and is currently most known for his works of erotic fiction and romance about men loving men. 

Has always enjoyed creating stories but is new to the whole actually writing them down. If you were to glimpse inside her mind you would find dozens of worlds  and hundreds of characters all trying to push their way through the tiny opening of a ballpoint pen.

J. W. Rose is a short story, play and speculative fiction writer. To turn the page is to turn a corner and discover the unexpected waiting.

Aside from AWFUL writer, Virginia Nelson is a USA Today Bestselling Romance Novelist and hybrid author best known for The Penthouse Prince. Books for sale. Snark for fee.

A published poet and illustrator, we have also caught her dabbling in prose and short fiction as well. She  is fascinated by poetic form, and her subjects range from the mundane, to the magical, to the macabre.

Kenneth treats genre like the game of Twister, writing  stories that are part mystery, part horror, and part humor, with a little action. And there's probably a romance, too.  

An AWFUL founder, Douglas is responsible for our group's AWFUL acronym. Commonly known throughout Ashtabula County for his contributions to local theatre, we also enjoy his works of high fantasy.

Dr. Anthony writes with energy - sometimes vibrant, sometimes violent, sometimes unsettling. His poetry and twisted fiction offer a flare for the surreal.


Having held jobs as varied as wedding caterer, IT guru, nanny, construction worker, librarian, historical reenactor, screenplay consultant, and birthday party clown, André now writes poetry, plays, and romances and erotic fiction about men loving men. A lifelong bibliophile, André lives in a renovated 1800s parsonage in Ohio, with a variable number of cats and an invariable number of husband.


J.W. Rose

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A world traveler, naval veteran, seasoned thespian  and retired risk analyst, J. W. Rose enjoys the element of surprise. His plays have been staged in local theaters, and one of his recent short stories can be found in "Tequila Kraken: AWFUL Publication". Visit his Facebook page for more information, or check out future AWFUL publications.


Kimberly  BMW  Wade

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Kimberly is published as a poet and illustrator, and she received Honorable Mention from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association in its 2019 poetry contest. "Tequila Kraken: An AWFUL Publication" featured her sketches, and many of the group's graphic design elements are her innovation. For more information, check out her website:

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Michaela Darby

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Michaela writes with a sense of adventure. Fantasy, Fairytales, and Historical fiction are all realms that she explores, and she loves to explore. Her plays have been performed locally for good causes, and you can look for her upcoming works in future AWFUL publications.

Virginia Nelson

USA Today Bestselling Romance Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Virginia Nelson is the hybrid author best known for The Penthouse Prince. Aside from that, she’s the mother of three wonderful biological children and tons of adopted kids and critters. Virginia is a graduate of Kent State University with an Associate of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in English. In January of 2019, she obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Seton Hill University. Sometimes called the rainbow unicorn of romance, she’s also far from perfect and she knows it. You can find out more about her—including where to find her on social media—on her website. Books for sale. Snark for free.

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Kenneth D. Hall

A graduate of The University of Akron with a major in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Kenneth D. Hall combines genres the way a painter mixes shades of color. His novels and short stories twist toward the strange and wander near the weird and wonderful. Kenneth continues perfecting his craft at local writer's conventions and has even taken a short story class through the Writer's Digest. At present, his works can be found engaged in many community events and good causes. For the Ashtabula Downtown Development Association, he scripted a World War I Downtown Historical Tour in 2018 and The Train Wreck Ghost Tours in 2018 and 2019. He's received numerous awards for poetry and short fiction from the Henderson Memorial Public Library and published in "Tequila Kraken: An Awful Publication".


Dr. Benjamin Anthony

Dr. Benjamin Anthony currently practices on the shores of Lake Erie. His work has previously appeared with Gimmick Press, Clash Media, Gonzo Today, Graphic Policy and Nihilism Revised among other outlets, as well as contributing to the recent AWFUL Publication "Tequila Kraken". He can be found online at


Douglas Eric Anderson

Douglas Eric Anderson ventures into the fantastic and magical with his fiction.  His works explore new worlds and the people who live there. In addition, he has contributed many of his plays to support local theaters. 

Photo credit: "Steeped in legend and mystery" by Richard Leighton. Used under CC 2.0.

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