Creators

THE RUBY FILES - CREATOR FILES


Ruby Files co-creator Bobby Nash is an award-winning author of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a number of publishers and production companies. He is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. On occasion, Bobby appears in movies and TV shows.


Bobby was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. Bobby's novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards. The Bobby Nash penned episode of Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" won the Silver Award in the 2015 DC Film Festival.


Bobby lives in Bethlehem, Georgia.

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Ruby Files co-creator Sean Taylor writes short stories, novellas, novels, graphic novels and comic books (yes, Virginia, there is a difference between comic books and graphic novels, just like there's a difference between a short story and a novel). In his writing life, he has directed the “lives” of zombies, super heroes, goddesses, dominatrices, Bad Girls, pulp heroes, and yes, even frogs, for such diverse bosses as IDW Publishing, Gene Simmons, and The Oxygen Network.

Between horror movies and cartoons, that is.

He's the former managing editor of Campfire (formerly Elfin) graphic novels, where he oversaw the publication of graphic novels based on classic literature, world literature and historical biographies, as well as original works.

In addition to all that, he's also been a staff writer, managing editor and editorial vice president for iHero Entertainment's Writer’s Digest Grand Prize Zine Award-winning Cyber Age Adventures magazine ("The very first zine award, as a matter of fact," he adds with great pride). 

He's also the former editor-in-chief of Shooting Star Comics, where he edited the critically acclaimed Children of the Grave comics series and edited and contributed to the fan favorite Shooting Star Comics Anthology, and was creator and author of the Fishnet Angel: Jane Doe comic book miniseries.

As if he weren't already overworked and exhausted, he's also written and edited for the role-playing game industry as well, having contributed to the DCU Role Playing Game published by West End Games (Gotham City Sourcebook, Titans Sourcebook, and Green Lantern Sourcebook) and having edited the Cyber Age Adventures Role Playing Game.

He's the former editor for the Baptist Men Edition of On Mission magazine and the former associate editor of On Mission magazine, and during his tenure on the magazine's staff, it won an EPA Higher Goals award (a religious publishing version of a Folio, basically). He has won several awards for his periodical work, and has contributed articles and book and music reviews to such national periodical publications as Inside the Lines, Home Life, Church Administration, CCM, CBA Marketplace (formerly Bookstore Journal), and others.

His short story and novella work includes:

Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War, IDW Publishing, 2012
The Ruby Files, Airship 27 Productions, 2012
Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars, White Rocket Books, 2011
Dreams of Steam II: Brass and Bolts, Kerlak Publishing, 2011
Golden Age Good Girls, Mini Komix, 2011
Lance Star: Sky Ranger Volume III, Airship 27 Productions & Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2011
Pro Se Presents #1,  Pro Se Productions, 2011
Required Reading Remixed, IDW Publishing, 2011 (Wal-Mart exclusive)
Gomer and Other Early Works, Createspace, 2011
Show Me A Hero, New Babel Books, 2011
Zombiesque, Penquin/Daw Books, 2011
Classics Mutilated, IDW Publishing, 2010
Warts and All: Comics Scripts and Tutorials, Self-Published for Convention Sales, 2009
The Gotham City Sourcebook, West End Games/D6 Legend, 2000
A Private Little Corner of the Universe, Cyber Age Adventures Press, 2000
Playing Solitaire, Cyber Age Adventures Press, 2000
The Gotham City Sourcebook, West End Games/D6 Legend, 2000
O' Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers Volume 3, Humpus Bumpus Press, 1999
O' Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers Volume 2,  Humpus Bumpus Press, 1997

His comic book and graphic novel work includes:

All-Star Pulp Comics #1, Airship 27 Productions and Redbud Studios, 2011
Feline Force, Mini-Komix, 2011
Adventures of the Bad Girls Club: An Illustrated Episode #0 , IDW Publishing, 2011
The Tantalizing Ti-Girl, Mini-Komix, 2010
The Invisible Man graphic novel adaptation, Campfire Publishing, 2009
Gene Simmons Dominatrix Trade Paperback, IDW Publishing, 2008
Gene Simmons Dominatrix #1-6, IDW Publishing, 2007-2008
Gene Simmons House of Horrors Trade Paperback, IDW Publishing, 2007
Gene Simmons House of Horrors #1, IDW Publishing, 2007
Fishnet Angel: Jane Doe #1-2, Shooting Star Comics, 2005
Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1-6,  Shooting Star Comics, 2002-2005

He currently lives in the Atlanta area with his extraordinarily beautiful wife (who puts up with his posing with booth babes and only rolls her eyes at him) and his three kids, two dogs and three cats.

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THE RUBY FILES
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Volume 1 Writer
William Patrick Maynard was born in 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. A lifelong passion for writing was rewarded when he was authorized by the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate to continue the Fu Manchu thrillers. Maynard was only the second author in the 50 years since Rohmer's death to be granted a license to continue the series. His first novel, The Terror of Fu Manchu was published in April 2009 by Black Coat Press and was nominated for a Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Novel while a magazine excerpt received a Rondo nomination. The sequel, The Destiny of Fu Manchu was published three years later. Maynard recently collaborated on the screenplay for Tea Money with the novel's author, Tom Bleecker. Black Coat Press will publish his collection, The Occult Casebook of Shankar Hardwicke later this year. Maynard's short fiction has appeared in Gaslight Grotesque, Tales of the Shadowmen, Les Compagnons de l'ombre, and The Ruby Files. He has contributed articles to The Peter Sellers Appreciaiton Society, Blood 'n' Thunder, k-libre, and Van Helsing's Journal. A former weekly columnist for The Cimmerian, Maynard now contributes weekly articles for The Black Gate. His Fu Manchu books are published in French by Riviere Blanche. Maynard lives in Parma, Ohio with his wife and children.

Volume 1 Writer
Pulp Factory Award winner and Ellis and multiple Pulp Ark and Pulp Factory Awards nominee Andrew Salmon lives and writes in Vancouver, BC. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Pro Se Presents, Masked Gun Mystery, Storyteller, Parsec, TBT and Thirteen Stories. He also writes reviews for The Comicshopper and is creating a superhero serial novel currently running in A Thousand Faces Magazine. He has published or appeared in fifteen books, including: The Forty Club, The Dark Land, The Light Of Men, Secret Agent X: Volumes 1 and 3, Ghost Squad: Rise of the Black Legion, Jim Anthony Super Detective Volume 1, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volumes 1, 2, and 3, Black Bat Mystery Volume 1, Mars McCoy Space Ranger Volume 1, Mystery Men (&Women) Volume 2, and Moon Man Vol. 1.

To learn more about Andrew's work click here.

Volume 2 Writer
Comics and pulps writer/editor best known for his work on the Green Hornet comic series and Terminator – Burning Earth with Alex Ross.  He won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for “Vengeance Is Mine,” which appeared in Moonstone’s The Avenger – Justice Inc. and in 2012 for “The Ghoul,” from the anthology Monster Aces.

He is the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a New Pulp Fiction publisher and writes the continuing adventures of both his own character, Brother Bones – the Undead Avenger and the classic pulp hero, Captain Hazzard – Champion of Justice.

www.airship27.com


Alan J. Porter
Volume 2 Writer
Alan J. Porter writes about stuff, and make up stories too. Pop Culture, Comics, High-Adventure fiction, Movies, Music, Business Content Strategy, and more.

He has written adventures featuring Sherlock Holmes, Allan Quatermain, Houdini, and private eye Rick Ruby; as well as his own New Pulp adventurers, The Raven and The Lotus Ronin.

His pop-culture non-fiction work has featured properties such as Batman, Star Trek, The Beatles, G.I. Joe, and James Bond.

He has also written comics for Tokyopop, BOOM Studios, Marvel, Disney, and Kid Domino.

Alan is leading Content Strategist in the Technical, Business Communications and Content Marketing industries with a couple of business books with his name on the cover.

A full bibliography can be found here.
Editor-At-Large at RevolutionSF.com
Authors Pages: – Amazon.com / LibraryThing /GoodReads /
Contact email: alan@alanjporter.com


THE RUBY FILES
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS


Cover Artist Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
Mark Wheatley holds the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem and Speakeasy awards and nominations for the Harvey award and theIgnatz award. His work has often been included in the annual Spectrum selection of fantastic art and has appeared in private gallery shows, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Huntington Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum and the Library of Congress where several of his originals are in the LoC permanent collection. He has designed for Lady Gaga, created set pieces for The Black Eyed Peas, contributed designs for ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, and Square Roots, as well as Super Clyde and The Millers and 2 Broke Girls on CBS. Several of his original graphic novels have been optioned for motion pictures with Blood of the Innocent currently in pre‑production. His creations include Doctor Cthulittle, Return of the Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Breathtaker, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of the Gods, Blood of the Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, Miles the Monster, Skultar and Titanic Tales.  His interpretations of established characters such as Tarzan, Dick Tracy, The Green Hornet, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, ArgusThe Spider, Stargate Atlantis, the Three Stooges, Doctor Who and Torchwood have brought them to life for a new generation of readers.  He has written for TV, illustrated books, designed cutting-edge role-playing games, hosted a weekly radio program, and was an early innovator of the on-line daily comic strip form.

Interior Artist
Rob Moran has worked as a comic book artist, cartoonist, illustrator, computer game designer, and he has written TV scripts, graphic novels and nationally syndicated newspaper comic strips.