Contents Cover by Stephen Briggs Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1955, Steve received his first formal art training at the age of eight when his father enrolled him in art classes at the Wm. H. Gephardt School of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. For the next ten years he would attend various art classes until, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1979. Family and friends encouraged him to pursue a career in art. Steve enrolled in the prestigious Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio in the fall of 1979 where he was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1983. Steve’s illustrations have appeared in magazines and on book covers. His clients include Panama Jack, Charisma Magazine, Ministries Today Magazine, Disney/Epcot, Universal Studios Florida, Orlando Magazine, and his paintings are in numerous private collections. Most recently, Steve’s illustrations have appeared on the cover of a series of books, The Living Stone and Blades of War by MB Mooney. He has started a third cover for The Fire Reborn also by MB Mooney. Steve has worked as a graphic designer, art director, freelance illustrator, faux finisher, color consultant and mural artist. In December of 2013 Stephen graduated from The University of Memphis with a 3.9 GPA and was awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching. He lives in Selmer, Tennessee with his wife and children. He is currently working as a Special Education teacher at North Side High School in Jackson, TN. You can visit him on the web at: www.jeremiahbriggs.wordpress.com Publisher Stacey Welsh Editing Pete Sutton Kimberly Nugent Production Ana Marija Meshkova Valery Riddle Art Content Stephen Briggs Druscilla Morgan Leonardo Poscia Olof Gramagra Valery Riddle Laurie Smith Proofreading Valery Riddle Far Horizons is a registered trademark in both the United States of America and Australia. All rights to the content of this publication are reserved, and nothing may be reproduced in whole or in part without first obtaining permission in writing from the publisher. Most other product names are trademarks own by their respective companies publishing those products. Use of the name of any product without mention of trademark should not be construed as a challenge of such status. Advertising materials and ownership contact informaion, not property of Far Horizons, is be available upon request at https://www.facebook.com/ farhorizonsemag. Any questions pertaining to the art in this or prior issues therein, and their references can be addressed to the Far Horizons website or the facebook page. Contact information can be found in the Editor’s monthly brief “The Captain’s Chair”.