We are The Plotaholics–two authors that offer film reviews and analysis from the perspective of storytellers. Tune in to The Plotaholics Podcast, Plotaholics LIVE, or Plotaholics.com to get your daily/ weekly fix of pop culture analysis.

Who Are The Plotaholics?

Bryan Tann was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1979. Always an avid storyteller, and reader with an insane imagination, he spent the most of his formative years with his face either on the TV screen or in novels or comic books.

After a self described “litany of ideas” to fulfill his dreams, he discovered that he was a writer in 2006 when he began work on his first novel, The Enforcer. As time went on, he completed the novel but did not find a traditional, or independent publisher that would touch the project.

After recording his first audiobook, he was invited to write a short story by TJ Weeks for his Painted Mayhem project. It was there that Bryan met his friend/sister/writing partner; Kindra Sowder. Bryan has now authored a total of five novels that are being rereleased by Burning Willow Press, and is working on his sixth and seventh novels when he’s not being a Plotaholic.

He remains living in Pittsburgh with his fiancé Sharon, their three cats, and his endlessly supply of movies, video games, Funko! Pops, and other crackers and snacks.


Shane Wilson is a storyteller. No matter the medium, the emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story, and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give voice to the abstractions of human experience. His first two contemporary fantasy novels, set in his World of Muses universe, are currently available. 

Born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, Shane is a child of the southeastern United States where he feels simultaneously at-home and out-of-place. He graduated from Valdosta State University in south Georgia with a Masters in English. He taught college English in Georgia for four years before moving to North Carolina in 2013.

Shane plays guitar and writes songs with his two-man-band, Sequoia Rising. He writes songs as he writes stories–with an emphasis on the magic of human experience. He tends to chase the day with a whiskey (Wild Turkey 101) and a re-run of The Office

Shane’s novels are A Year Since the Rain (Snow Leopard Publishing, 2016) and The Smoke in His Eyes (GenZ Publishing, 2018). Shane’s short story, “The Boy Who Kissed the Rain” was the 2017 Rilla Askew Short Fiction Prize winner and was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize.

Shane is currently at work on a new novel.