2011 Speculative Fiction Judges

The 2011 INSPYS Advisory Board is pleased to announce the judging panel for the category of Speculative Fiction:

My name is Lydia and I am a book addict.  I squeal every day I get a book-shaped package in the mail and struggle with book-depression on days that the mailman doesn’t bring me love.  My purse always has my Kindle along with a physical book (or two.. or three).  Not only do I love to read, but I love to read just about everything.  I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been able to chat and share my love with books on my blog, The Lost Entwife, and I strive to provide quality, interesting information there.

I have been a book lover from a very young age, mostly thanks to my mother who never refused to buy me a book or books.  I continued my love of reading through college where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and chemistry.  After spending many years in environmental chemistry and the medical industry, I have found my true joy in Christian publishing and book reviewing.  I review books on my blog, Carlybird’s Home.

I am married to a wonderful man, who also led me to Christ while we were dating.  After spending the first few years of our marriage in Atlanta, we have now settled down in Burlington, NC where we enjoy a quiet life.  I review books full-time while helping my husband with his insurance business.  I am also a dog lover, nature lover, health nut and a major nerd.

Carly Kendall blogs at Carlybird’s Home

Tim George has spent the last few years highlighting the best of faith-based suspense, mystery, and Sci-Fi at his blog, Unveiled. Along with book reviews, and interviews, Unveiled has also sponsored joint contests with authors such as Mike Dellosso and Athol Dickson. He is also a featured reviewer at FictionAddict.com where he has done a number of audio interviews with well known CBA authors. Tim is a full-time freelance writer and now represented by Les Stobbe for his own fiction.

Michelle R. Wood has been an avid reader from a very tender age, since her mother first began reading aloud to her. Eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English, Michelle has worked as an editorial intern, staff writer, blogger, and print/web designer. Her personal musings and book reviews can be found at her blog, Distractions of Grandeur. She is honored and excited to serve as a judge in the speculative fiction category.

Jonathan Anderson has always been an avid reader.  At 26, he lives in Kansas City Missouri with his wife Sarah, and fills his bookshelves with science and speculative fiction, and fantasy.  He feels that speculative and science fiction give authors a chance to write about what it means to be human, juxtaposed with what we consider alien or other.

Jonathan blogs at Behind the Eyes, Oversimplified.