Katherine Sinclair (Host, Producer, Webmistress)
A Toronto native, Katherine Sinclair studied Social Media in Virginia before embarking on an internship in London, England. The intervening years are a mysterious blank for her, but somehow or other, she ended up at Coxwood History Fun Park. She’s been thrilled to join the Coxwood family and put her Social Media book-learning to good use. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys reading, drinking Earl Grey tea, and watching documentaries about a rather peculiar preoccupation – the historical uses of black powder and dynamite.
Blythe Haynes (Temperance, Lady Grey)
Blythe Haynes is a Toronto-based actor and voice artist. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program, and has been active in the theatre and film community since her arrival back to Toronto. She made her podcasting debut in 2012 when she starred in KT Bryski’s Hapax, and she hasn’t looked back since, going on to voice roles for Paul K. Ellis, P.C. Haring, Bryan Lincoln, and The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, among others. In addition to her many theatre credits, she has also appeared in the webseries NaNoWriMo: The Musical (WeTangent).
P.C. Haring (Modesty)
P.C. Haring is the award winning podcast novelist of Cybrosis: A Codename Ciris Conspiracy. A lover of all things speculative fiction, he has been featured in several short story anthologies including The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Tales from the Archives Volume 1, and Tales of A Tesla Ranger. When he is not writing and podcasting, P.C. works as a corporate accountant in downtown Chicago. You can find out more about P.C. and his writing from his website – www.pcharing.net.
Kathryn Lee (Chastity)
Hawaii native Kathryn Mariko Lee is an avid actor/singer/dancer who just recently discovered the joys of writing. She has performed in over 25 musicals and plays at Diamond Head Theatre, known as the “Broadway of the Pacific,” as well as in the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. Currently attending the Stonecoast Creative Writing MFA Program, she hopes that she’ll strike it big like J.K. Rowling and be able to buy her own castle. Or a cabin in Maine. She’s not picky. But if not, she hopes her stories will be thoroughly enjoyed.
‘Manda Whitney (Old Mabel)
Manda is a Toronto based actor/writer who focuses far too much on writing geeky comedies. She often writes and performs crazy things with Errol Elumir on their Youtube channel, WEtangent. When she is not getting harassed by Errol, she is playing video games, writing on her blog, or eating pie. She has done several collaborations with Monkeyman Productions – Toronto’s geekiest theatre company – and she hopes to do many, many more. Possibly with musical numbers.
Spencer Haynes (Seamus: the Hot Irish Intern)
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Paul K. Ellis (Master Groundhog)
Paul grew up in northern Alabama, in the crook of the Tennessee River, and moved to central Virginia in the late 70’s. He has worked in food service, retail, radio, television, and in IT; most recently as a systems programmer. An avid reader and chronic procrastinator, he bides his time producing and voicing podcasts at his site, MythBehaving.com, CityNewsNet, and the Dark Justice Podcast.His voice work has appeared in Scott Roche’s Omniverse, and at The Ministry. His written work has appeared in Dirty Magick: Los Angeles, Dirty Magick: New Orleans, and Tales from the Archives. Eventually, he plans a run at the presidency. Well, that last part isn’t true. Paul’s life is kept exciting by his wife and three daughters, somewhere in the wilds of the Central Virginian Piedmont. Other than that, he’s just this guy, you know?
Leeman Kessler (Rodney)
Leeman Kessler is a Nigerian-born actor and full time daddy. His web-series Ask Lovecraft provides modern audiences the opportunity to take advice from the grandfather of horror. He and his priestly wife Rachel also have the world’s best married Christian geek podcast, Geekually Yoked where they discuss faith, family, and fandom. You can find him on twitter with @lemurbouy.
Lauren Harris (Management, The Witch)
Lauren Harris is the author of the Millroad Academy Exorcists novella series and Assistant Editor of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. She’s the co-creator of 2012 Parsec Finalist, Pendragon Variety: A Genre Writing Podcast, which is now a network of writing and media associated podcasts and blogs, the Pendragon Variety Network. Her narration is available on Audible and various short fiction podcasts.
Laura Nicole (Chelsea)
Since 2005, Laura Nicole has been sharing her voices with the world with audio dramas through BrokenSea Audio, Darker Projects, and Gypsy Audio, to name a few. Lately, Laura has been sharing her voice acting experiences on her show Gypsy In The Attic. You can find more of her voice work and updates on her coming story StoneBriar Casefile: Bad Alchemy at www.GypsyLaura.com
Philippa Ballantine (Lady Grey)
New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for steampunk, and a Sir Julius Vogel. She currently resides in Manassas, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and a furry clowder of cats.
Veronica Giguere (The Curator: Sarah McBole)
Veronica is a voiceover artist whose foray into podcasting and audiobooks began with the heroic science fiction series, The Secret World Chronicle in mid-2006. While she continues to work with The Secret World Chronicle series, she is also the voice of Jill Woodbine for the new series from the Parsec-winning HG World,’The Diary of Jill Woodbine.’ She has narrated stories for podcast magazines such as the award-winning Drabblecast, EscapePod, Pseudopod, and StarShipSofa, and she has had the good fortune to read for podcast authors such as Edward Clark, Abigail Hilton, Justin Macumber, Mur Lafferty, J. Daniel Sawyer, Nobilis Reed, and Scott Roche.
In addition to voice acting, Veronica is one of the writers for The Secret World Chronicle series, published by Baen Books. She is also a contributing writer and worldbuilder forIncubatorPress, and writes her own science fiction and fantasy short stories.
Erik Buchanan (Dougal the Blacksmith)
Erik began writing in grade three and kept going, pausing only to get a theatre degree, hitchhike around Great Britain, earn two black belts, and work as a professional actor and fight director. His THOMAS FLARETY BOOKS trilogy (Dragon Moon Press) concluded in spring 2015 with TRUE MAGICS. Currently, Erik is a writer, a fight director (occasionally) an actor (more occasionally) and a professional communicator. He is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Visit him at www.erikbuchanan.ca.
Tim Dodge (Visitor Tim)
Tim Dodge is a writer and podcaster living near Syracuse, New York, which means he is a student of college basketball and snowfall. He is the author of the podcast novels ACTS OF DESPERATION and PURGATORY, the second of which is also available in print and ebook form. His work has appeared in the TALES FROM THE ARCHIVES podcast. He hosts THE GEEK SIDE OF LIFE podcast and writes a blog titled IF MY THOUGHT-DREAMS COULD BE SEEN. Find out more at www.timdodgestories.com. He is a regular panelist at the Balticon science fiction/fantasy convention. A geek in both his day job and his writing pursuits, he has completed a novel about a professional ghost hunter and is at work on another about subliminal mind control by musicians. Sort of like TV jingles. When not playing his guitar or cursing his uncooperative dice at the D&D table, he lives in a home nominally owned by him but ruled by his German shepherd, Brady.
Tee Morris (Seamus, the Hot Irish Intern)
Tee Morris has been writing for over a decade from science fiction to fantasy to horror. His first novel, MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana, was a nominee for the 2003 EPPIE for Best Fantasy, but in 2005 the book became the first novel to be podcast in its entirety, ushering in a new age for authors — podcasting. He went on to write several books on social media initiatives and tour around the world with a variety of seminars and workshops covering blogging, podcasting, and social networking.
In 2011, Tee returned to fiction with Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, written with his wife, Pip Ballantine. The title went on to win the Airship Award for Best Steampunk Literature and become a finalist for Goodreads’ Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction of 2011. 2012 saw the release of the sequel, The Janus Affair, also a finalist for Goodreads’ Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction of 2012. While celebrating the release of Dawn’s Early Light, Tee and Pip continue producing Tales from the Archives, an award-winning podcast anthology featuring short stories set in their steampunk universe.