Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales.
She is currently a sophomore in high school and lives in Southern California with her parents, sister, and furry friends.
KC Grifant writes internationally published horror, fantasy, science fiction and weird west stories. Dozens of her short stories have appeared in podcasts, magazines and Stoker-nominated anthologies. Her debut weird western novel, Melinda West: Monster Gunslinger (Brigids Gate Press, Feb 2023), described as a blend of Bonnie & Clyde meet The Witcher and Supernatural, has received positive reviews internationally. She is the co-chair and founder of the San Diego Horror Writers Association, and member of numerous writing organizations, including the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. Learn more at www.KCGrifant.com
About HELIPADS IN HEAVEN
World-renowned author Dillon Hershkop has everything she wants in life, but getting there hasn’t been easy. Now thirty years old, she has achieved almost everything she dreamed of as a young girl: A dazzling career, a devoted fan base, and a picture-perfect family—but despite all of this, she is also painstakingly bored.
That is why, when Dillon receives the opportunity to become the test subject for a time-traveling experiment hosted by JPL’s brand new Center for Experimental Science, she seizes the opportunity to explore La Cañada—and the places she grew up around—without any immediate reservations. In exchange, she can write a brand new memoir both about time travel and the nearly forgotten experiences that shaped her into the talented woman she is today. That is, if she returns.