“Unleaded – Fuel for Writers” is a writing blog that explores and discusses various “inspirations and perspirations” related to writing.  This includes tips, recommendations, observations, reviews, interviews and just plain ‘ole storytelling.

Most contributors to this blog are in the pursuit of publication for their novels, screenplays and/or short stories.  Some are already published; some are agented and some may even be famous.   No really.  Stop laughing.

If you have any writing issues that you would like to see addressed or a review of a specific book etc.,  comments or suggestions, or if you are interested in being a contributor, please leave us a comment on the site.

Thank you for listening and keep on writing!

Day  (Editor and General Blog Dogsbody)



LINDA ADAMS: Linda Adams has been published in The Plaza, The Potomac Review, and Mocha Memoirs, and she is working on a contemporary fantasy/thriller.  She is a female war veteran from the first Persian Gulf War, and least likely to have been in the army.  You can read more of Linda’s work online at: http://garridon.wordpress.com/

DAY WILLIAMS AL-MOHAMED: Day Al-Mohamed is editor for the upcoming anthology, Trust & Treachery, as well as contributor-wrangling here on Unleaded. She hopes that this endeavor with other like-minded folk will help her “get the lead out” and move forward with her writing.  Her recent publications can be seen in Space and Time Magazine, Comets and Criminals, Lacuna Magazine and Daily Science Fiction. To find out more about her other work outside of writing, you check out: http://www.dayinwashington.com

ANDREW B.: Secret Unknown Writer

JENNIFER BRINN: Jennifer Brinn is the founder and facilitator of the Cat Vacuuming Society Writers Group of Northern Virginia (CVS). A graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, she has published three short stories and is currently finishing her first novel.

NR BROWN: N.R. Brown is a part-time author and full-time book junkie. Se loves and spends her time writing horror and dark fantasy, involved in photography and some light podcasting. She is a member of the CVS writers group, as well as the Sisters in Crime. She lives in Maryland with her co-host Day, two very spoiled cats, and one even more spoiled yellow lab. She can be found online at: http://www.nrbrown.com

MERIAH CRAWFORD:  Meriah is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, a writer, and a private investigator. She has published literary and mystery/crime short stories, and a variety of nonfiction articles and encyclopedia entries.  You can find her online at: http://www.mlcrawford.com

ROBB GRINDSTAFF:  Robb Grindstaff has spent years writing, studying, and learning the art and craft of fiction. For the past few years, he has edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for published, agented, and emerging writers.  His novel, Hannah’s Voice, debuted January 15, 2013, with Evolved Publishing. Two more novels are in various stages of editing and writing, with current plans for these to also publish later in 2013/early 2014.  You can find out more about Robb here: http://robbgrindstaff.com/

DANA GUNN: Dana Gunn is currently a code monkey for a large company.  His interests include genealogy, fencing, reading, and writing.  A red Honda CRX has been a part of his life for so long, it is either considered a family member or an obsession based on who one talks to.  He aspires to be a writer of fiction, however, based on the number of hours put in, he can be considered an expert reader of fiction.  Dana can be found online at: http://home.comcast.net/~crxcowboy/index.html

KATE MARSHALL: Reviewer Kate Marshall is the Editorial Assistant at Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine. She writes and reads in a cozy Seattle basement. You can find (much) longer reviews posted weekly at her blog, http://RevolutionSheep.livejournal.com. She rarely actually incites farm animals to riot.

WAYLAND SMITH: Wayland Smith is the pen name for a native Texan who has lived in Massachusetts, New York, Washington DC, and presently makes his home in Virginia.  His rather unlikely list of jobs includes private investigator, comic book shop owner, ring crew for a circus (then he ran away from the circus and joined home), deputy sheriff, and freelance stagehand.  A black belt in shao lin kung fu, he is also a fan of comic books, reading, writing, and various computer games (I”ll shut Civ down in one more turn.  Really).  He lives with a beautiful woman who was crazy enough to marry him, and a goofy dog with a fondness for peanut butter and white wine.

JEN STEVENS: Secret Unknown Writer

DL THURSTON: DL Thurston has been writing nearly as long as he can remember, though he only got serious about it in the last few years. Beginning with Nanowrimo in 2003, he has been working on various novels, short stories, and even the occasional pilot teleplays. When he’s not writing, he sleeps, works, or some combination of the two. He lives with his wife and two cats in Arlington, VA. DL Thurston can be found online at http://DLThurston.com/blog. His first two short stories are out in the Steam Works and Memory Eaters anthologies.

A. WILLBURN: Secret Unknown Writer.