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Imagicopter's Online Magazine "Imagyro"
Imagicopter's Online Magazine "Imagyro"
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On March 30, 2014, the "Imagyro Communique" shared many new topics covering events, awards and more in a variety of genres. Included below is the "Top 10 Topics" list.

"Imagyro" includes news on horror, fantasy, science fiction and steampunk. It is the official magazine of Imagicopter out of Memphis, Tenn. representing the mid-south. Within each genre are categories of authors, artists, musicians, author fairs, interviews, conventions, and more.

"In an effort to find more venues for all the participants and their genres we have been attempting to branch out and find more of a variety of Calls. Never realized how difficult finding it for artwork can be, but to answer some concerns that Imagicopter concentrates mostly on horror and fantasy we have tried to find more venues for fiction, non-fiction , poetry, and literature. To that effect, there are additional pages of new sites we have found." - "Imagyro Communique"

"Imagyro" has new members, and they are Ashley Crawford (Ashley C. Lee), M. L. Chelsey, Jason Hughes, Tom Lucas, Roman Merry, Lonnie S. Nadler, Scott O' Neal, Terrie L. Relf, S. L. Teller, Miguel Viscarra, Diane Ward and Della West.

Wishes from "Imagyro" go out to all the recent birthday people, and that includes birthdays since December 2013!

Multiple congratulations and mentions go to many. Here are a few: Elizabeth K. Donald (book tour), D. Alan Lewis, Robert J. Krog (Dark Oak Press), Alex S. Brown and J.L. Mulvihill (Seventh Star Press), Stephanie Osborn and Will Brooks (for art).

"Imagyro" can be enjoyed only online, although if one wishes to have it in print feel free to download or contact the writer directly at imagicopter@hughes.net. Receive more info on Facebook and at Photos & Videos.

Interviews are available, as well, from Mandi M. Lynch (Grand Rapids Geek Culture Examiner), Catherine Gracey's Blog (http://catherineasks.wordpress.com/), TMV Cafe, Deborah Smith Ford (Sci-Fi Entertainment, Literary, Acting... Examiner) and Kim Smith's Blogtalk Radio show called "Writer Groupie" (http://www.kimsmithauthor.com).

The "Top 10 Topics" list and slideshow includes randomly chosen titles and photos.

Top 10 Topics

Topics not included in this list are equally important to "Imagyro." Additional news topics can be found at various links above and in future articles. To include any changes or additions contact Imagicopter or debsford@gmail.com. To be featured in an article contact debsford as well.

Note: In August 2010 "Imagyro" was launched at the first year anniversary of the voluntary writer/artist coop Imagicopter. It was an idea proposed by Memphis artist Mitch Foust, the magazine features Imagicopter and non-Imagicopter talent each month.

Book Tours - "A Shocking Novella"
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Book Tours - "A Shocking Novella"

Formed by writers and artists to help encourage, improve, and promote their own and others' works. Check our online magazine, Imagyro, at http://www.imagicopter.org/ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Imagyro-Magazine/103985979654560

Enjoy finding out more about this novel and author at book tours, cons and online.

Artist - Herika with artist Larry Elmore
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Artist - Herika with artist Larry Elmore

Larry Elmore and his art and books can be found at conventions sometimes, and his fans love it, him and his work!

Thanks Elmore for being so talented. Your fans admire your for it.

Convention - Hypericon
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Convention - Hypericon

Imagicopter is a voluntary coop of small press authors and artists geared towards raising awareness of small press as well as local writing and artistic talent!

Con - Herika and "friend"
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Con - Herika and "friend"

Herika R. Raymer grew up consuming books - first by eating them, later by reading them. Her mother taught her the value of focus and hard work while her father encouraged her love literature and art; so she has been writing and doodling off and on for over 30 years. After much encouragement, Mrs. Raymer finally published a few short stories and has developed a taste for it. She continues to send submissions, sometimes with success, and currently has a collection of stories in the works. She was the Assistant Editor for a science fiction magazine and Lead Editor for a horror magazine.

Interview with author Stephanie Osborn Looking for Dr. Who?
Interview with author Stephanie Osborn Looking for Dr. Who? Photo: Courtesy

Interview with author Stephanie Osborn Looking for Dr. Who?

With over twenty books presently authored, co-authored, or contributed-to, Stephanie is the author of the celebrated science fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, co-author of the Cresperian Saga, and currently writes the critically-acclaimed Displaced Detective series, which has been described as, "Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files"!

Stephanie Osborn is currently retired from space work. She now happily "passes it forward," teaching math and science via numerous media, and working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

Osborn has been interviewed several times. Enjoy viewing some of them at links within this article.

Genre of "The Displaced Detective" Series by Stephanie Osborn
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Genre of "The Displaced Detective" Series by Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn's background includes space experience on Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Her travels have taken her to the top of Pikes Peak, across the world's highest suspension bridge, down into gold mines, in the footsteps of dinosaurs, through groves of giant Sequoias, and even to the volcanos of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she explored many volcanos, including being present for several phreatic eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. Her broad knowledge base and experience led the LibertyCon 2011 programmers to describe her as a polymath.

Enjoy the steampunk genre of Sherlock Holmes!

Artist Mitch Foust
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Artist Mitch Foust

Mitch Foust as seen on Facebook. The following is a "review" so to speak, and well deserved!

As always, one of the best artists (Mitch Foust) was there displaying his creations at Shadow Con 2013.

Author & Novel
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Author & Novel

Here is one novel of many that can be found at conventions, online, and elsewhere!

Exciting authors, books, art, illustrators, awards, cons, costumes and more all go along with such literature and more.

Authors & Celebs At Convention (con)
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Authors & Celebs At Convention (con)

Here at a con is Herika R. Raymer with a quote about those on set of "Swordbearer."

"Hello all! Erika with Imagyro Magazine here - wanted to say how very impressed I am with the performances of everyone on set. Although, I have to say that a John Wells, Jason Crowe, and Roni Jonah were absolutely spectacular! Of course, they were a bit overshadowed by the AWESOME sword fight scene - but still overall? WOW!!!"

"Shadows of the White Owls"
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"Shadows of the White Owls"

Here is one of many wonderful novels either in print or in production and is brought to notice with the help of many, include "Imagyro." Thanks "Imagyro." Here is a little about their beginning...

In 2009, a group of writers got together and decided to work toward promoting their own publications while lending a hand to other writers and artists.

With the cooperation of several small press publishers, local authors, artists, and booksellers, the project soon took off.

"Monkey Paw"
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"Monkey Paw"

Imagicopter's mission is to encourage, improve, and promote our works and give support to others in the creative community.

The company overview is that of a group of writers and artists with a common goal.

Convention with Super Heros
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Convention with Super Heros

This is not an uncommon thing to see "Super Man" and "Wonder Woman" or is that "Super Girl?"

Either way, great costumes at a con. The unusual would be to see someone NOT in costume, not signing a book, not being a fan of one of MANY celebs or NOT having fun!

Sci-Fi's Displaced Detective Series by Stephanie Osborn
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Sci-Fi's Displaced Detective Series by Stephanie Osborn

"Displaced Detective" is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt...

The series, among others, is by Stephanie Osborn.

Genre & Illustration
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Genre & Illustration

Here's a sample illustration from one of the novels promoted by Imagicopter and its author.

For those who have asked, Imagicopter is not a business nor a charity, and unfortunately it does not offer any tax exempt codes at this time.

It is strictly voluntary, and endeavors are made to have Events as close to authors and artists to give them a chance to promote their talent without having too many expenses.

Novel by John F. Allen
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Novel by John F. Allen

In "The God Killers," the first book of The God Killers Legacy, former professional art thief Ivory Blaque is hired to procure a pair of antique pistols and gets much more than she bargained for when several attempts are made on her life. Her client turns out to be a shadowy government agent who reveals that she is descended from a race of immortals, and that the pistols are linked to her unique heritage and the special psychic gifts she possesses. He uses the memory of her father to guilt her into working for him. Ivory eventually gives in to his request, and in return, he presents her with her father's journal, which was written in an unbreakable code. Bishop believes that she is the only one capable of breaking the code and unlocking the plans of the vampire hierarchy. But when the city's top vampire is a sexy incubus with an attraction for her and she's assigned a hot new lycan enforcer to protect her, she finds herself caught between two sets of rock hard abs. To regain her autonomy, clear her name, unlock the secrets of her past, and protect the lives of those closest to her, Ivory must play along with the forces trying to manipulate her. Ivory's life is rapidly spiraling out of control and headed for an explosive conclusion which she just might not survive.

Author Stephanie Osborn
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Author Stephanie Osborn

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian and military space programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

Mystery and Steampunk - "The Displaced Detective" Series
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Mystery and Steampunk - "The Displaced Detective" Series

Stephanie Osborn holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and is "fluent" in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She possesses a license of ministry in the Protestant faith; was a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter. Her space experience includes Spacelab and ISS…

Mystery Genre - "The New Adventure of...
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Mystery Genre - "The New Adventure of...

Foster Fade."

From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One of Pulp's Gadget Wielding Gumshoes! Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press, presents a new volume in its PULP OBSCURA imprint featuring a character created by legendary Pulp Author Lester Dent, creator of Doc Savage! THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE, THE CRIME SPECTACULARIST is the return of Dent's character, first appearing in Dell's All Detective Magazine in 1934. Fade is a private investigator who is employed by a major newspaper to investigate the strange and the bizarre with his assistant Dinamenta "Din" Stevens, a reporter who writes about his incredible exploits. Armed with extraordinary instruments of scientific wizardry, Fade and Din are back on their beat and plunging headlong into adventure! Authors Adam Lance Garcia, H. David Blalock, Aubrey Stephens, Derrick Ferguson, and David White pen six new tales featuring Mechanical Marvels and MAddening Mystery in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE, THE CRIME SPECTACULARIST! From PULP OBSCURA and Authorized by the Lester Dent Estate.

Image of Wolf
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Image of Wolf

Novel from M. R. Williamson. If you like wolf stories, you'll love 'The Moleskin Cap'. The hero is a young girl, and the antagonist (villian) is a disembodied Witch. If I survive the EDITING, I think 'The Moleskin Cap' will quickly become one of the best books I have ever written. - M R Willaimson

Greetings from 'The Pragamore Chronicles'. MR here. Next month I will start editing with Teri Pray of Under the Moon Publications. We will be working on my next novella, 'The Moleskin Cap'. Should be a great book if I survive the edits...
MR
pragamorechronicles.com
mwilli44@comcast.net