The Team

Rachel A. Brune, Editor

Shortly after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, Rachel A. Brune joined the U.S. Army Reserve as a combat journalist. She served five years as an enlisted soldier, transitioning to active duty after her first deployment. After her second tour in Iraq, she attended graduate school at the University at Albany in New York, where she earned her MA in Political Communication, and her commission as a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. She returned to the Army Reserve in 2013 in order to pursue a career as an author and writing coach.

Rachel is a frequent contributor to the veteran-interest Web site Task & Purpose, and has also published several short fiction stories in genres from steampunk to horror to speculative fiction. Her writing credits include two novels, Soft Target (2013) and Cold Run (2014). She currently resides in Fayetteville, NC, where she writes and blogs as the Infamous Scribbler.

Lia Rees, Designer

Lia is a free-spirited admirer of all things visual. She has been working with authors for several years, turning manuscripts into professional and beautiful books, and creating their posters and online publicity. Now she is branching out into website customisation, T-shirt design, marketing advice and music videos! Lia does it all, and if she doesn’t, she’s a natural networker who can point you in the right direction.


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Krist Neumann, Artist

Krist has been drawing since he could hold a crayon. His main artistic thrust is effects makeup and face/body painting. He’s done graphic design projects on the side for many years, for friends, family and organizations. Some graphic-design clients: Kingswood United Methodist Church (Buffalo Grove, IL); Glory Fingers Creative Ministry Team (through KUMC of BG, IL); Viking Treasures Scandinavian Gift Shop (Long Grove, IL); Leikarringen Heimhug Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Chicago (Chicago, IL); JPM Productions, Inc (Marietta, GA). He has a B.A. in Art from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He lives and works in the Chicago suburbs, but the magic of the WWW allows him to work from anywhere (present company an example!)

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