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The Creative Minds Behind Dark Fire Press Publications

Luis M. Cruz LUIS M. CRUZ "Imagination Is Everything. It Is The Preview Of Life's Coming Attractions." —Albert Einstein

Luis M. Cruz is physically disabled, diagnosed with Arthrogryposis at birth, which is Latin for curvature of the joints and muscles. But that doesn't stop him from following his dreams, or having fun. Luis is not only the Author of The Day They Made Contact, he is also the publisher of CRUZIN COMICS and Creator/Writer of Jennifer the She-Wolf, Blood-Kill, Fuel of Life: An Illustrated Short Story, A.L.F.A., and The Workout-Erotica From A Handicaps P.O.V.: An Illustrated Short Story. All of which are available on Amazon and, Indy-Planet. While Luis loves to read and write comic books his passion, however, is reading and writing Science Fiction, Fantasy and a little Horror.

“The Publishing Industry, Like Everything Else In Life, Is All About Taking A Chance. One Either Fails Or Succeeds, But In Between Is Opportunity, Which Allows For One To Keep Trying.” —Luis M. Cruz

AUTHOR OF: The Day They Made Contact


MINDY LOPKIN Mindy Lopkin is a comic book letterer and graphic designer.

LETTERER FOR: The Tainted Ones


K. J. MURPHEY K. J. Murphey is a comic book artist and writer. He is the creator of the graphic novel, TORN, and owner and publisher at GWP.

FEATURED IN: Chadhiyana Rekindled


JACKIE MUSTO Jackie Musto is a comic book artist and writer. She is the creator of both the webcomic Kay & P and Lady Skylark.

FEATURED IN: Chadhiyana Rekindled


Dana SanguirDANA SANGUIR Dana Sanguir is a comic book artist and novice medievalist regularly spilling ink, tattooing and training in heavy armored combat. Currently working on her upcoming webcomic Sunrise of Amrethia, she strives to combat the everyday struggles of humans and bring them together through art

“Do not let it discourage you, let it temper you and make you stronger!” -- Duncan (Dragon Age: Origins)

FEATURED IN: Chadhiyana Rekindled


SHA-NEE WILLIAMS Sha-Nee Williams is an artist.

FEATURED IN: a forthcoming yet-untitled Chadhiyana comic


J. M. DeSantis J. M. DESANTIS J. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist (Write-ist™) who’s work has appeared in many diverse industries, both self-published and traditionally published, including prose fiction, comics, websites, copywriting, and even film. He is the author of a number of short stories, books, comics, and artworks, mostly in the fantasy, horror, and humour genres, and is the creator of the South Asian dark fantasy heroine, Chadhiyana (chadhiyana.com).

He is also the owner of Dark Fire Press.

AUTHOR OF: Chadhiyana, Robert Phillips, Ghosts Are People Too, The Tainted Ones, & 6 other titles on this site.


GARY GOLDSTEIN Gary Goldstein is a writer and poet.

UPCOMING FROM GOLDSTEIN: Dark Thoughts