The Grand Dissolute by Joel Van Valin
The year is 1998 and Jimmy Pagley is falling in love-with a pretty, foreign cafe waitress named Haydee. What he doesn't know is that Haydee is a temvelar, a time traveler from the 29th century, on a mission to find her old mentor. Soon Jimmy and Haydee find themselves caught up in a dark conspiracy of rogue temvelars and government agents, on a search that leads through airports and space stations, art museums and suburban backyards, Greek temples and Medieval castles, and beyond time itself. The Grand Dissolute is a traveler's portrait of a tumultuous, romantic age-our own.
Joel Van Valin is the publisher of the literary journal Whistling Shade. His fantasy novel The Flower of Clear Burningwas published in 2002, and his poetry and fiction have appeared most recently in The Avalon Review, Six Three Whiskey, Into the Willows, and Leaves of Ink. He lives with his wife in St. Paul.
Wrestling With Angels by Daniel Gabriel
A world traveler and vagabond, Daniel Gabriel draws inspiration from his global experiences, exploring collisions between countries, peoples, and even natural and supernatural occurrences. From Afghanistan and Malaysia to the streets and suburbs of America, Gabriel's stories evoke the struggles his characters find at crossroads and the inevitable, often devastating, results.
Daniel Gabriel's published work include a novel (Twice a False Messiah), a short story collection (Tales From the Tinker's Dam) and over 200 stories and articles. He holds an MA in Cross-cultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently statewide Director of Arts Programming for COMPAS in Minnesota. He is also a lifelong vagabond traveler who has taken cambelback, tramp freighter and third class trains through over 100 countries.