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First Name  Last Name Website Bio Available as a speaker?
Wendy Van Camp http://nowastedink.com Wendy Van Camp is the author behind No Wasted Ink (http://nowastedink.com), a blog about the craft of writing that features author interviews, sci-fi and fantasy book reviews and scifaiku poetry. Wendy's articles, short stories and poems have appeared in literary and science fiction magazines such as “Shadows Express”, “Luna Station Quarterly”, “Serendipity”, and “Far Horizons”. Her first Amazon ebook is a regency romance entitled, "The Curate's Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion". (https://www.amazon.com/author/wendyvancamp) Yes
Vonnie Winslow Crist http://vonniewinslowcrist.com Vonnie Winslow Crist, MS Professional Writing, is author of "The Enchanted Dagger" (Compton Crook Award Finalist), "Murder on Marawa Prime," "Owl Light," "The Greener Forest," "River of Stars," "Essential Fables," "Leprechaun Cake & Other Tales," and other books. A Pushcart Nominee, Maryland State Arts Council Grant Recipient, and winner of several Writers of the Future Honorable Mentions, her speculative writing has been published in Finland, Italy, Spain, Australia, India, Canada, the UK and USA. In addition to her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Vonnie has had over 1,000 illustrations published. Her professional memberships include SFWA, SCBWI (both Writing and Illustration), and NLAPW (both Art and Letters). She is currently senior editor for Pole to Pole Publishing, and in that role has co-edited the speculative anthologies "In a Cat's Eye" and "Hides the Dark Tower." Yes
Venessa Giunta http://www.VenessaGiunta.com A writer of weird things, an editrix extraordinaire, and a little bit of a nerd. The kind of evil that inspires hugs. Yes
Valerie Estelle Frankel http://www.vefrankel.com Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She's the author of about 40 books on pop culture, including Doctor Who - The What, Where, and How, Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC's Series 1-3, History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide, and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey to books like Women in Game of Thrones and The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen. Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she's a frequent speaker at conferences. Come explore her research at www.vefrankel.com. Yes
Tracy Townsend http://www.tracytownsend.net Tracy Townsend holds a Master’s degree in Writing & Rhetoric from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from DePauw University, a source of regular consternation when proofreading her credentials. She is chair of the English Department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, an elite public boarding school, where she teaches creative writing and science fiction & fantasy literature. She has been a martial arts instructor, a stage combat and accent coach, and a short-order cook for houses full of tired gamers. Now she lives in Bolingbrook, Illinois with two bumptious hounds, two remarkable children, and one very patient husband. Her short story, “Late Arrivals,” was published by Luna Station Quarterly in March 2016. Yes
Susan Griffith http://www.clayandsusangriffith.com/ ABOUT US We are a married couple who have written together for nearly two decades. Our credits include novels such as the VAMPIRE EMPIRE series (Pyr Books) and the CROWN & KEY trilogy (Del Rey). We've written numerous short stories for anthologies, some featuring noted genre characters such as Kolchak the Night Stalker and The Phantom. We have also scripted comics including The Tick, The Simpsons, Allan Quatermain, and Vincent Price Presents. And we've written scripts for the television/web series Monster Creature Feature. We met one day at a bookstore over a copy of The Uncanny X-Men #201. Later we were married in Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. We share a love of romantic pulp adventure and classic movies. Susan is a native of upstate New York and a graduate in SUNY-Albany in English. Clay is from North Carolina and has a master's degree in African History from NC State University. Yes
Susan Hamilton https://www.susankhamilton.com/ See author website Yes
Sue Burke https://sueburke.site/ I’m a writer and translator who has lived in Milwaukee, Austin, Madrid, and now in Chicago. I’ve published short stories, poems, and articles in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and my novel "Semiosis" was be published by Tor in February 2018. Yes
Sheri Queen https://www.sheriqueen.com/ See author website No
Shauna Roberts http://www.ShaunaRoberts.com Shauna Roberts writes fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and romance and has had three novels published. She is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop and a past winner of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers’ Grant. Her two historical novels are set in ancient Mesopotamia; Claimed by the Enemy won the 2014 National Readers Choice Award for Novel with Romantic Elements and the 2015 Romancing the Novel contest in the “Ancient/Medieval/Renaissance” category. Her newest novel is the fantasy Ice Magic, Fire Magic, set in a sentient land with two species of humans and where men and women have different types of magic. She invites you to sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/Fr3Hf. Yes
Sarah Micklem http://firethorn.info Sarah Micklem is the author of two novels, Firethorn (Scribner, 2004) and Wildfire (Scribner, 2009). Micklem set out to write about war from a woman’s point of view—not that of a woman warrior, but a camp follower, just about as low on the social hierarchy as a person could get. Along the way she found herself writing about love, magic, drugs, and aphasia. Firethorn was included in the Best of 2004 list of science fiction and fantasy from Amazon. Micklem’s short fiction has appeared in TriQuarterly, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Sex in the System (Cecilia Tan, ed.). Her writing website is firethorn.info. In her other profession, Micklem is a graphic designer for Girl Scouts of the USA. Yes
Sarah Adams http://sarahjoyadams.blogspot.com/ See author website Yes
Sacchi Green http://sacchi-green.blogspot.com You can fill this in later if you prefer. No
Roxanne Bland See author website. No
Rhonda Parrish http://www.rhondaparrish.com Rhonda Parrish is driven by a desire to do All The Things. She founded and ran Niteblade Magazine, is an Assistant Editor at World Weaver Press and is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Equus and D is for Dinosaur. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been in publications such as Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast and Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012 & 2015). She also co-wrote a paranormal non-fiction title, Haunted Hospitals, with Mark Leslie. Her website, updated weekly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com
Rand Jeffries See author website No
Rachael M. Stark Rachael M. Stark writes newspaper columns, essays, letters to the editor, church sermons, event publicity, and thought pieces. All her work is speculative, even if not all of it is fiction. She shows patterns that most people would not see, puts things together where most people would not see the links, points out the important in the obvious, and encourages us all to live in ways that are brave, kind, sustainable, fun, and fair. Her current main areas of focus are walkability, city living for women and families, and finding economic security through employee owned and cooperative business. Yes
Patrick Dugan http://www.patrickdugan.net See author website Yes
Patricia Flaherty Pagan http://patriciaflahertypagan.com Patricia Flaherty Pagan is a talkative introvert who likes reading and writing about tenacious women. She is the author of Trail Ways Pilgrims: Stories (The Crossroads Collection #1) and Enduring Spirit: Stories (The Crossroads Collection #2). She is the editor of Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers, Approaching Footsteps, In The Questions, and Eve’s Requiem, as well as a writer of award winning literary and crime short stories. Pagan teaches creative writing at Writespace and through author’s associations across Texas. In 2013, after receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, she founded Spider Road Press. Although she might be biased, Pagan is pretty sure she adopted the world’s coolest kid. Learn more about her at www.patriciaflahertypagan.com. Follow her on Twitter: @PFwriteright. Yes
PA Wikoff https://pawikoff.wordpress.com After surviving an almost fatal car accident directly in front of a bookstore, P.A. Wikoff decided not to ignore the sign and proceeded to self-publish his work. Mr. Wikoff kick-started his writing career by releasing the epic fantasy novel “Feylin Lore: Reflections.” When P.A. is not writing, he spends all of his free time with his beautiful wife and two fabulous kids who inspire him every single day. Yes
Olivia Berrier https://www.oliviaberrier.com/ Olivia Berrier is often clueless and always shoeless. She left behind many footprints at Hollins University in Virginia, where she studied Creative Writing and Mathematics. After college, her bare feet have carried her through many experiences, but her life remains anchored by writing. Olivia writes fantasy fiction, sometimes with a mathematical inclination, and has been dropping stories like breadcrumbs across the Internet since 2007. When she is not writing (and sometimes also when she is writing) Olivia is in love with candles, tea, yoga, running, snail-mail correspondence, napping, and memorizing the decimals of Pi. She also loves connecting with people who share her love for the written word and the singular magic that it creates. Yes
Nikki McCormack http://www.elysiumpalace.com See author website Yes
Muriel Stockdale http://murielstockdale.com/ See author website Yes
Morven Westfield http://www.morvenwestfield.com Morven Westfield is a fiction writer, technical writer, and occasional podcaster who lives west of Boston. The author of a two-book series in which a coven of witches investigate supernatural evil in the form of vampires, she also writes non-fiction articles on folklore and the supernatural for various publications. Her short fiction is highly influenced by The Twlight Zone, while her novels are more influenced by distant memories of Dark Shadows. She loves folklore, the supernatural, kittehs, and occasional travel. Like many writers, she keeps a messy office and drinks way too much coffee. www.morvenwestfield.com Yes
Morgen Rich http://www.MorgenRich.com Speculative fiction author Morgen Rich is the creator of the Shifting Worlds Universe, the setting for an epic science fantasy series that begins with INCORRIGIBLE: SECRETS PAST & PRESENT, a 2013 Amazon Novel Breakthrough Award Quarter Finalist. She also has written Young Adult fantasy in the Godsland World as co-author of ASCENSION with bestselling fantasy author Brian Rathbone. She is the founder of Bookmite Press. Originally from the southwestern U.S., she now lives in Pennsylvania (and sometimes Lincoln, UK) with her husband Walt and their Great Pyrenees, Tahoe and Bianca. Yes
MJ Gardner http://mjgardner.com http://mjgardner.com/MJ_Gardner/ Yes
Mercy Hollow https://www.mercyhollow.com See author website Yes
Melanie Ansley http://www.melanieansley.com See author website No
Megan Haskell http://www.meganhaskell.com See author website Yes
Meg Winikates http://mwinikates.com Margaret Winikates is a writer and museum educator from Boston, MA. She writes poetry and fiction as well as Brain Popcorn, a blog on interdisciplinary education. She majored in English Literature and Language at Harvard University and studied poetry and composition with Peter Sacks and Douglas Powell, as well as the ghost of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (when working as a National Park Service Ranger). When not writing, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and dabbling in the visual and musical arts. Yes
Mattthew Graybosch https://www.matthewgraybosch.com See author website
Mary Brock Jones http://www.marybrockjones.com/ Welcome to my worlds. I write science fiction and New Zealand-set historical romance novels, tales of adventure in the far off days of the gold rushes. A time when dreams reigned supreme. and the only costs of victory were hardship and hope. My romances always end happily, even if the journey can get quite bumpy. As for my science fiction: they may or may not have a romantic element, and the ending is what it is. Some are dark, some not so dark. Some short, some long; some with a happy ending, others definitely not. For the future is another world, infinitely variable, and so is the imagination. When anything is possible, darkness or light come as they may. No
Mary Beth Bass https://marybethbassbooks.wordpress.com/ See author website Yes
Mary Alexandra Agner http://www.pantoum.org See author website
Marissa Doyle https://www.marissadoyle.com Marissa Doyle graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on to graduate school intending to be an archaeologist, but somehow got distracted. Eventually she figured out what she was really supposed to be doing and started writing. She’s channeled her inner history geekiness into a successful young adult historical fantasy series (the Leland Sisters from Holy BYR/Macmillan), and is now also happily writing fantasy of various types for teens and adults. She lives in her native Massachusetts with her family, including a bossy but adorable pet rabbit, and loves quilting, gardening, and collecting antiques. Oh, and coffee. Please visit her at her website, www.marissadoyle.com, and at her history blog, NineteenTeen http://nineteenteen.com.
Marie Andreas http://marieandreas.com/ See author website Yes
Marianna Martin http://www.genretastic.com A PhD in Cinema and Media Studies and founder of Genretastic.com, Marianna Martin got her start as a hopeless Star Trek nerd in suburban Boston. Her lifelong fascination with the structures of genre storytelling led to a dissertation on the same. After an interlude working in Development in the US film and television industry, she decided that while helping other writers bring their stories to life was rewarding, finally writing her own would be even more so, and she now splits her time between her editorial duties at Genretastic.com and completing her debut SF YA novel. She can often be found as a panelist/presenter at comics and genre-oriented fan conventions in the Northeast. Yes
Margaret McGraw http://WritersSpark.com Margaret S. McGraw is co-editor of Weird Wild West (eSpec Books, 2015) and Lawless Lands: Tales from the Weird Frontier (Falstaff Books, 2017). She writes fantasy and science fiction; blogs on WritersSpark.com and TheMillionWords.net; and edits fiction, academic, and technical writing. You can find Margaret on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. Yes
M.C.A. Hogarth http://mcahogarth.org Former SFWA VP, indie writer, and occasional artist. Yes
Lyssa Chiavari http://lyssachiavari.com Lyssa Chiavari is an author of speculative fiction for young adults, including FOURTH WORLD, the first book in a sci-fi trilogy set on Mars, and CHEERLEADERS FROM PLANET X, a tongue-in-cheek send-up of all things sci-fi. Her short fiction has appeared in WINGS OF RENEWAL: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology, BRAVE NEW GIRLS: Tales of Heroines Who Hack, MAGIC AT MIDNIGHT: A YA Fairytale Anthology, and PERCHANCE TO DREAM: Classic Tales from the Bard’s World in New Skins. Her first published story, “The Choice,” was named one of AMA-GI Magazine’s Best of 2014. Lyssa lives with her family and way too many animals in the woods of Northwest Oregon. Yes
Liz Green http://www.lizdemigreen.com See author website Yes
Lisanne Harrington http://www.lisanneharrington.com See author website Yes
Leslie Kay Swigart See author website No
Leona R Wisoker http://www.leonawisoker.com Leona R. Wisoker started out as a writer when she was eight. Her parents made the deadly mistake of praising her work, and friends and family alike have had to wade through piles of her writing ever since. This is, thankfully, not as tedious a task as it used to be (or so she is assured). Her science-fantasy series, Children of the Desert, was initially published though Mercury Retrograde Press; in January of 2014, MRx ceased operations as a traditional publisher. Fortunately, the series was picked up in late 2014 by ReAnimus Press and is once more widely available. Leona writes, reviews, and edits at whim. Her short fiction has been published by Anotherealm, Alienskin, Galactic Creatures (anthology), Sha’Daa: Pawns and S'D: Inked (anthologies), The Society For The Preservation of CJ Henderson (anthology), Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Futures: Fire to Fly Magazine, and more. She currently has one novella (Fallen City) and one short story (A Small Price To Pay) out through The Scribbling Lion. She is listed on Goodreads, Twitter, and Shelfari; at the moment, she is most often, though erratically, on Twitter, and hopes to clear her desk enough to rejoin the civilized world before 2017. Social media in general is updated in the rare moments between the completion of one overdue project and the beginning of the next. Leona lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with an extraordinarily patient husband and a terribly spoiled lab-beagle-shepherd mix. Yes
Lee Hillman Lee C. Hillman is a contributing editor and author in the Bad-Ass Faeries series (Dark Quest Books), as well as the anthology, TV Gods (Fortress Publishing). As Gwendolyn Grace, she is also a singer-songwriter, an avid fanfiction author, and a conference planner. In her third alter-ego, Lee Carter Browne, she is a theatrical and radio (voice) actor. She is the President of HPEF, Inc., an organization that produced Harry Potter conventions between 2003 and 2012. She is also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Since September, 2008, she was a player-author and moderator in the journal-based role-playing game, HP Alternity, on Dreamwidth.org, which reached its planned conclusion in September, 2015. She is currently obsessed with "Hamilton! An American Musical", which has renewed her love for all things American Revolutionary War. Yes
Leann M Rettell https://www.leannmrettell.com Leann M. Rettell was born and raised in West Virginia but now lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, two crazy dogs, and two aloof cats. She is the author of the Conjuragic Series and the upcoming Dream Thief Series published by Falstaff Books. She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl. Never give up. Dare to dream and believe in magic. Yes
Lauren Harris http://www.laurenbharris.com Lauren was raised by an impulsive furniture mover and an itinerant TV News professional in a string of homes up and down the East Coast of the United States. Eventually settling (sort of) in Raleigh, NC, Lauren befriended a band of whimsical nerds who found themselves de-facto beta readers for her scribblings. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied English and Classics, Lauren moved to Tokyo, Japan for three years. While there, she studied Japanese, taught English, and fell in love with the hot drink section in the vending machines. Now, Lauren balances a day-job of Cardiac Ultrasound with her passion for writing and other creative persuits. She is the author of The Millroad Academy Exorcists novella series and an Assistant Editor at Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Her narration and voice acting can be heard on Audible.com, EscapePod, and various short fiction podcasts. Keep up with Lauren on her podcast, Words of a Feather, or her website, www.laurenbharris.com.
Laurel Anne Hill http://www.laurelannehill.com Laurel Anne Hill's award-winning novel, "Heroes Arise," was published by KOMENAR in 2007. Her published short stories and nonfiction pieces total forty and have appeared in a variety of publications (most recently in "Fault Zone," "A Bard Day's Knight," "Horror Addicts Guide to Life," and "Shanghai Steam"). "Shanghai Steam," nominated for an Aurora Award in 2013, is recommended by "Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction." Laurel has served as a writing workshop mentor and/or panelist at many science fiction/fantasy conventions since 2007. She is the Literary Stage Manager for the annual San Mateo County Fair, a speaker, writing contest judge, and occasional proofreader/assistant copy editor. For more about her go to http://www.laurelannehill.com. Yes
Laura Speare I'm focusing on writing a YA fantasy novel right now. I also right adult short fiction. No
L.S. Johnson http://traversingz.com I write speculative fiction. My work has appeared in Year's Best Weird Fiction, Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, and other venues. My self-published collection, Vacui Magia: Stories, won the 2nd Annual North Street Book Prize and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award; I have also published the gothic novellas Harkworth Hall and Leviathan (June 2018). In my other life I proofread and index books, skills carried over from 12 years as a production manager for art catalogues and textbooks. Yes
Keyan Bowes https://keyanbowes.com See author website No
Kenesha Williams http://www.keneshawilliams.com Kenesha Williams is an independent author, speaker, and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Black Girl Magic Lit Mag. She took to heart the advice, "If you don't see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself," and created a speculative fiction literary magazine featuring characters that were representative of the diversity of Black womanhood. She has happily parlayed her love for the weird and the macabre into Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine, finding the best in undiscovered talent in Speculative Fiction. Yes
Ken Schrader http://www.ken-schrader.com I am a science fiction and fantasy writer, a shameless Geek, a fan of the Oxford comma, and I make housing decisions based upon the space available for bookshelves. I collect books (big surprise), movies, and music that runs through me like lightning. I sing out loud when I think there’s no one around, and I try to get a blog post up once a week – both with varying degrees of success. I love music of all kinds, books, the big sky off my front porch, Star Wars, Firefly, Blind Guardian (to which, I write almost exclusively), star gazing, jasmine tea, and the smell of rain on the air. My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate, my favorite food is a grilled steak, and I can suspend disbelief embarrassingly quickly. I live in Michigan, am co-owned by several dogs (especially the Border Collie), and is one of the rare breed of folk that enjoys mowing the lawn. Yes
Kathryn Sullivan http://kathrynsullivan.com Kathryn Sullivan writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her newest release is short story collection Agents, Adepts, & Apprentices. Her Doctor Who-related works include the essay, “The Fanzine Factor”, in the Hugo winning Chicks Dig Time Lords and essays in Children of Time: Companions of Doctor Who. She also has a review in the Star Trek-related Outside In Boldly Goes: 117 Unique Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers. She is owned by a large cockatoo, who graciously allows her to write about other animals, as well as birdlike aliens. Kathryn lives in Winona, MN, where the river bluffs along the Mississippi River double as cliffs on alien planets or the deep mysterious forests in a magical world. Yes
Kate Baray http://www.katebaray.com/ Kate Baray writes urban & paranormal fantasy, frequently with a romantic twist. She writes and lives in Austin, Texas with her pack of pointers and a bloodhound. Kate has worked as an attorney, a manager, a tractor sales person, and a dog trainer, but writing is her passion. When she’s not writing, she volunteers with a search and rescue team, sweeps up hairy dust bunnies, and watches British mysteries. Kate also writes contemporary fantasy romance as Cate Lawley and thrillers as K.D. Baray. Connect with Kate! Facebook: /KateBaray Twitter: @KateBarayAuthor Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/WD6UD Yes
K.Tiberia Rex See author website Yes
K. M. Herkes https://dawnrigger.com See author website Yes
Julie C. Day http://stillwingingit.com/ Julie C. Day has over two dozen stories published magazines such as Interzone, Black Static, Farrago’s Wainscot, and Electric Velocipede. Her first collection is forthcoming from PS Publishing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts. For collection pre-order information and other such madnesses, signup for Julie's quarterly newsletter at www.stillwingingit.com. You can also find Julie on Twitter and Instagram @thisjulieday. Yes
Juliana Spink Mills https://jspinkmills.com Juliana Spink Mills was born in England, but grew up in Brazil. Now she lives in Connecticut, and writes science fiction and fantasy. She is the author of Heart Blade and Night Blade, the first two books in the young adult Blade Hunt Chronicles urban fantasy series. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies and online publications. Besides writing, Juliana works as a Portuguese/English translator, and as a teen library assistant. Yes
Judy Schreibman See author website
Jude McLaughlin http://www.judemclaughlin.com Jude McLaughlin is an author of speculative fiction web serials, novels, and short fiction. Raised in a town in Delaware whose name no two people pronounce the same way, she now lives and writes in a town in Massachusetts whose name no one from out of state can pronounce. Her work includes the ongoing web serial Wonder City Stories with its accompanying interludes—short fiction outside the main story arcs—and spinoff series. Her first novel, Wonder City Stories, is derived from this serial. Yes
Josef Matulich https://dalmatianalley.wordpress.com/ Josef Matulich counts himself as having at least three and a half jobs. He has his day job in a Large Insurance Company Call Center, helping the frontline troops from the Help Desk. He is also the co-owner of The Alley Vintage & Costume which sells vintage from Victorian to 1980s and is only semi-haunted by the clothing’s previous owners. He has been a free-lance writer since 17, creating plays, novels, RPGs and screenplays. In a different creative vein, he has been a make-up artist and prop maker for theater groups, local film-makers and haunts. In his copious free time, he endeavors to be a decent husband, father and friend, though perhaps the worst uncle in recorded history. Wait a minute, the numbering’s off… His first novel "Camp Arcanum" was published by Post Mortem Press in 2014. The sequel, "Power Tools in the Sacred Grove", was published the following year. The capper to the trilogy, "Ren Faire at the End of the World", will be ready by the end of 2017. He has had a horror/comedy screenplay languishing in pre-production Hell for years. Yes
Joanna Weston http://www.joannazweston.com See author website No
Joan Wendland https://www.zoo-illuminati.com Joan Wendland is a renaissance woman. Engineer, game designer, author, juggler, and sometimes stand up comic. She can do anything but sew and draw. She lives in Northern Virginia but is still a Jersey girl at heart. Yes
Jessica Meats http://plot-twister.co.uk By day, a mild mannered IT professional, by night a science fiction and fantasy author. Jessica Meats has a degree in Maths and Computer Science from the University of York, and brings her love of technology into her fictional worlds. Her first novel, Child of the Hive, was published in 2009 and since then she has had a number of works published. Her latest, Wolf Unleashed, was published April 2018. Yes
Jennifer Blackstream http://jenniferblackstream.com/ See author website Yes
Jed Hartman See author website No
Jeannie Burt https://www.jeannieburt.com/ See author website Yes
Jayne Fury http://www.jaynefury.com I was born in suburban NY, I moved West because I’m claustrophobic. I’m left handed, I reckoned the left coast would work out. I’ve lived out here since I finished uni where I studied modern language to be a teacher. I did a year in Italy for that at the American University of Rome. I first moved to the desert Southwest which was lovely but hot. Damn hot. Now I’m in the damp and temperate Pacific Northwest where I hike whenever I can and keep chickens on my little urban “farm”. I’m a graphic designer by trade and do all of my own book covers. Factoids: I had a lunar lander on my 7th birthday cake because the men had walked on the moon only the day before… for the first time. This Christmas my grown children got me Star Trek admiral pips. TNG, in case you were wondering. I have a strong sense of whimsy reflected by the Star Trek garden gnomes that sit on my desk reminding me to write or die. The gnome Gorn is especially convincing. I have an obsession with colored pens. I was once a personal chef. I blog as often as I can about women and archetypes in a series called Femme Friday (jaynefury.com) and invite other authors to guest and talk about their strong female characters. Check us out on Fridays at the blog. In 2013 I walked from Léon to Santiago de Campostela, Spain. I did it again in the Spring of 2015 and walked from St Jean Pied de Port, France back to Santiago. It’s a long walk along the ancient pilgrimage trail of St James. I have been gathering materials for a historical romance series set along The Way. Also, it’s a great excuse to eat jamon and cheese all day and not gain weight. No
Jason Gilbert https://jasonhgilbert.com/ Jason the author of The Rifle Chronicles series, The Clockworks of War series, and he also has stories in multiple anthologies. His stories are Alternate History with an Urban Fantasy and Horror element set in worlds of the supernatural, steam, and gears! You can check out his writing at www.jasonhgilbert.com! When he’s not writing stories, he’s watching crap cinema that would make your toes curl. Jason is the man behind Fail-Flix, a review site that tackles the best of the worst films with all the grace of a rabid water buffalo in an antique China shop. He also managed to collect a few favorites in his movie guide, Bad Movie Beware! Grab a few laughs at www.fail-flix.com! Yes
Janka Hobbs http://jankahobbs.com/ See author website
Jan Suzukawa http://www.bellriverpublishing.com See author website Yes
J.A. Antonio https://theexxtinction.com/ See author website Yes
J. Matthew Saunders http://www.jmsaunders.com/ See author website Yes
Heidi Hanley https://www.facebook.com/heidihanleyauthor/ See author website No
H. C. Turk http://hcturk.com H. C. Turk is a writer, sound artist, and visual artist. His novels have been published by Villard and Tor. His short fiction, sound pieces, movies, and visual art have appeared in numerous magazines, web-sites, podcasts, and film festivals. No
Gayle Parness http://www.gayleparness.com See author website No
Erin Wilcox https://wilcoxwrites.com/ Erin Wilcox’s poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been featured or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Cirque, Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques, The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press), Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska (University of Alaska Press), and Veil: Journal of Darker Musings (Subsynchronous Press). Her story “Half a World Away,” published in Crack the Spine, was nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and is a graduate of Odyssey and Viable Paradise. Yes
Ellen Larson http://www.ellenlarson.net Ellen Larson’s short fiction has appeared in Yankee, AHMM (Barry Award finalist) and Big Pulp. She has also authored the NJ Mysteries and The Measure of the Universe. Her current book is In Retrospect, a dystopian mystery (“Carefully crafted whodunit” -PW Starred). Larson worked as a language editor in Egypt for seventeen years and is now editor of the Poisoned Pencil. Today she lives in an off-grid cabin in upstate New York, enjoying the solitude. Yes
Ellen Denham http://denham.virtualave.net See author website Yes
Elizabeth Black https://www.amazon.com/author/elizabethblack Elizabeth Black writes erotic fiction. She uses the pseudonym E. A. Black to write dark fiction and horror. Her erotic fiction has been published by Xcite Books (U. K.), Cleis Press, House Of Erotica (U. K.), Circlet Press, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine (U. K.), and other publishers. Her dark fiction and horror have appeared in Kizuna: Fiction For Japan, Stupefying Stories, Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales Of Body Enhancements Gone Bad, Midnight Movie Creature Feature 2, Teeming Terrors, The Journal for the New England Horror Writers Vol. 3, Voluted Tales, and Mirages: Tales From Authors Of The Macabre (edited by Trent Zelazny). She also works as a non-fiction sex and relationships writer. Her articles about sex, erotica, and relationships have appeared in Good Vibrations Magazine, Alternet, CarnalNation, the Ms. Magazine Blog, Sexis Magazine, On The Issues, Sexy Mama Magazine, and Circlet blog. She also writes sex toys reviews for several sex toys companies. She has appeared as a speaker at numerous conventions including Balticon, Arisia, NoVaCon, SheVaCon, JohnCon, and two Worldcons. Visit her on the web at https://www.amazon.com/author/elizabethblack (erotic fiction) and http://amazon.com/author/eablack. She lives on the Massachusetts coast with her husband, son, and three cats. The beach calls to her every day, and she takes inspiration from it. Yes
Elaine Isaak http://www.theDarkApostle.com Elaine Isaak is the author of The Singer's Crown (Eos, 2005), and its sequels, as well as the "Tales of Bladesend" epic novellas comprising Joenna's Ax in full-length, and Winning the Gallows Field. As E. C. Ambrose, she writes "The Dark Apostle" historical fantasy novels about medieval surgery, which began with Elisha Barber (DAW 2013), and continue with Elisha Magus (2014), Elisha Rex (2015), and two forthcoming volumes. Her short fiction has won the Tenebris Press Flash Fiction contest and appeared in the New Hampshire Pulp Fiction series, Fireside magazine and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader. A graduate of the Odyssey Speculative Fiction workshop, she has returned to teach there as well. In addition to writing and teaching about writing, Elaine works part time as an adventure guide and rock climbing instructor. Yes
Ef Deal Ef Deal has been writing speculative fiction and poetry since she was 9 years old. She majored in French and English, and taught English for 31 years. In that time, she has published with the Fortean Bureau, Eternity Online, Silver Blade Magazine, Flashshots, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Yes
E.P. Clark https://epclarkauthor.net/ See author website Yes
E.M. Markoff http://www.ellderet.com E.M. Markoff is the award-winning Latinx author of THE DEADBRINGER and TO NURTURE & KILL. Growing up, she spent many days exploring her hometown cemetery, where her love of all things dark began. Upon coming of age, she decided to pursue a career as a microbiologist, where she spent a few years channeling her inner mad scientist. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and Broad Universe. Currently, with the aid of her feline companion, she is working on the sequel to THE DEADBRINGER. Send coffee. Yes
Diane Arrelle http://www.arrellewrites.com See author website: http://www.arrellewrites.com Yes
Diana Davis 2017 Futurescapes, 2016 Viable Paradise, 2015 Taos Toolbox. Yes
Diana Wilson http://www.dianarosewilson.com See author website No
Devinder Dhiman http://authordevinderdhiman.com See author website No
Devin Madson http://www.devinmadson.com See author website No
Deborah Munro https://deborahmunroauthor.com See author website Yes
DeAnna Cameron http://www.DeAnnaCameron.com See author website No
Day Al-Mohamed http://www.DayAlMohamed.com/wordpress Day Al-Mohamed is co-author of the novel "Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale," editor of the anthology, "Trust & Treachery," and a regular host on Idobi Radio's "Geek Girl Riot." Her stories have appeared in Fireside Fiction, Apex Magazine, and GrayHaven Comics. She is a Docs in Progress Fellowship alumna and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. In addition to fiction, she also works in comics and film. Al-Mohamed's short story, "The Lesser Evil" was nominated for the WSFA Small Press Award for Best Short Fiction of 2015. However, she is most proud of being invited to teach a workshop on storytelling at the White House in February 2016. A disability policy executive with more than fifteen years of experience, Al-Mohamed presents often on the representation of disability in media, most recently for the National Bar Association, at New York Comic Con, and at SXSW. She lives in Washington DC with her wife, N.R. Brown. You can find her online at DayAlMohamed.com and on Twitter @DayAlMohamed. Yes
Dawn Vogel http://historythatneverwas.com Dawn Vogel writes and edits both fiction and non-fiction. Her academic background is in history, so it’s not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-edits Mad Scientist Journal, and tries to find time for writing. She is a member of Broad Universe and an associate member of SFWA. Her first novel, Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering, is available from Razorgirl Press. She lives in Seattle with her awesome husband (and fellow author), Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Yes
David Stokes http://www.guardbridgebooks.co.uk/ Guardbridge Books is a small press located in Scotland publishing science fiction and fantasy as well as some non-fiction. Our fiction includes science fiction and fantasy, as well as other imaginative categories like 'slipstream' and 'new weird'. We like fiction that has strong literary qualities and provokes thought about important ideas, but which is also entertaining to read. We encourage the work of women, minorities, and other authors who might be considered outside the mainstream of traditional publishing. No
Danielle Ackley-McPhail http://www.sidhenadaire.com Award-winning author and editor Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with husband Mike McPhail and friend Greg Schauer to form her own publishing house, eSpec Books (www.especbooks.com). Her published works include six novels, Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories, Today’s Promise, The Halfling’s Court, The Redcaps’ Queen, and Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, written with Day Al-Mohamed. She is also the author of the solo collections A Legacy of Stars, Consigned to the Sea, Flash in the Can, and Transcendence, the non-fiction writers’ guide, The Literary Handyman, and is the senior editor of the Bad-Ass Faeries anthology series, Gaslight & Grimm, Dragon’s Lure, and In an Iron Cage. Her short stories are included in numerous other anthologies and collections. She is a member of Broad Universe, a writer’s organization focusing on promoting the works of women authors in the speculative genres. In addition to her literary acclaim, she crafts and sells original costume horns under the moniker The Hornie Lady, at literary conventions, on commission, and wholesale. Danielle lives in New Jersey with husband and fellow writer, Mike McPhail and three extremely spoiled cats. She can be found on Facebook (Danielle Ackley-McPhail) and Twitter (DMcPhail, BadAssFaeries, eSpecBooks, and TheHornieLady). To learn more about her work, visit www.sidhenadaire.com, www.especbooks.com or www.badassfaeries.com. Yes
D. H. Timpko http://www.dhtimpko.com D. H. Timpko is the author of “The Firma Twins and the Purple Staff of Death” and "The Firma Twins and the Flute of Enchantment," science fantasy novels for middle grade children (aged 8-12) in which identical twins learn they have fantastical powers far beyond anything they could have imagined. Both novels received 5-star awards from Readers' Favorite. She is writing the third novel in the Firma twins adventures, "The Firma Twins and the Paisley Egg." A retired journalist and technical writer, Timpko is a member of SCBWI, the Writers-Editors Network, Broad Universe, and Theoretical Ghosts, an online critique group for children’s writers. She has won awards for several children’s and adult short stories. Her family newsletter, “Chez Timpko News,” won the APEX award for publication excellence in 2013-2016. She also wrote the nonfiction book, "Knee Replacement Advice, Checklists, and Journal: 5 Steps for Successful Recovery Even If You Have Complications," under the pseudonym, Alexis Dupree. The book received a 5-star review from Readers' Favorite, which called it "a must have for all those who are planning to undergo knee replacement surgery." Yes
Chrysoula Tzavelas http://www.dreamfarmer.net/ Chrysoula Tzavelas went to twelve schools in twelve years while growing up as an Air Force brat, and she never met a library she didn't like. She now lives near Seattle with cats, dogs, adults and children. They graciously allow her a few hours to write everyday and one day she'll have time to do other things again, too. She likes combed wool, bread dough, and gardens, but she also likes technology, games and space. This probably goes hand in hand with liking Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett and Iain Banks. Yes
Christie Meierz http://christiemeierz.com Award-winning author Christie Meierz writes best-selling space opera and science fiction romance set in a civilization of empaths on the edge of a dystopic Earth empire. Her published works include her bestselling debut novel, The Marann, its sequels, and two prequel short stories published in Into Tolari Space ~ The First Contact Stories. Her most recent novel, Farryn’s War, released on September 22, 2015. Christie has spent a night and/or eaten a meal in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her mathematician husband and an assortment of stuffies. When she’s not writing, she writes about writing on her blog, Meierz Musings (christiemeierz.com/blog), and Facebook (facebook/christie.meierz and facebook/tolarispace), where she welcomes comments and friend requests. No
Ceara Comeau http://www.amberoakmysteries.com/ See author website Yes
Catherine Jones Payne http://www.catherinejonespayne.com Catherine Jones Payne is a blue-haired Seattle native who writes young adult mermaid novels. She loves the written word, international travel, crashing waves, and good coffee. Her earliest memory involves pulling up a rolling chair to her parents’ old DOS computer—while wearing a tiara, naturally—and tapping out a story of kidnapped princesses. By day, she’s the executive editor of Quill Pen Editorial. She lives in Waco, TX with her historian husband, Brendan, and their cats, Mildred and Minerva. Yes
Catherine McLean http://www.CatherineEmclean.com Author, Writing Instructor, Workshop Speaker - See Hub Website at http://www.CatherineEmclean.com or http://www.WritersCheatSheets.com Novels JEWELS OF THE SKY and KARMA AND MAYHEM - short story anthology ADRADA TO ZOOL - novella HEARTS AKILTER Yes
Carrie Gessner http://www.carriegessner.com Carrie Gessner received a BA in English from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She writes fantasy and science fiction, and her novels include The Stroke of Thirteen and The Dying of the Golden Day, the first installment in an epic fantasy trilogy. She’s the owner of Sky Forest Press, a micropress that publishes science fiction and fantasy novels with female protagonists. Yes
Carole Cummings http://carolecummings.com/ See author website No
Carol Anne Douglas httP://www.CarolAnneDouglas.com Carol Anne Douglas is the author of two fantasy novels, Lancelot: Her Story and Lancelot and Guinevere. She's working on fantasy YAs. She worked on the feminist pub off our backs for many years. No
Carol Gyzander http://carolgyzanderauthor.com See author website No
Cara McKinnon http://www.caramckinnon.com Cara McKinnon is the author of the Fay of Skye gaslamp fantasy romance series and the host of the Feminist Romantic podcast. Cara has an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and before that studied mythology and folklore at the University of Maryland. She lives on the East Coast of the US with her husband, two kids, and an oversized lapdog named Jake. Visit her on her website caramckinnon.com or email her at cara@caramckinnon.com. She loves to hear from readers! Yes
Barbara A. Barnett http://babarnett.com Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, coffee addict, wine lover, and all-around geek. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. Barbara lurks about the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her husband and a pantsless stuffed monkey named Super Great. You can find her online at www.babarnett.com. Yes
April Grey http://aprilgreywrites.com/ See author website Yes
Anne Johnson http://AnneEJohnson.com See author website Yes
Anna LaForge See author website
Angela Shelley http://www.angelashelley.net Angela Shelley was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1973 and grew up in rural Southern British Columbia. Her love for children's fantasy stems from reading CS Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, JK Rowling, Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman, and many, many more wonderful authors. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and their twins. Visit her at angelashelley.net or contact ang@angelashelley.net. Yes
Amanda Cherry http://www.thegingervillain.com See author website Yes
Allegra Gulino http://www.convergenceepic.com I am an up and coming author of the Convergence Epic. It is a Sci-Fi journey about a progressive General striving to change an oppressive Empire from the inside. See author website Yes
Alexis Glynn Latner http://www.alexisglynnlatner.com/ Alexis Glynn Latner's science fiction novel Hurricane Moon was published by Pyr in 2007 and again by Avendis Press in 2014 with a sequel, Downfall Tide, in December 2015. Her science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery stories have appeared in the magazines Analog and Amazing and various anthologies and now as e-books. She teaches creative writing and lives in Houston, Texas. Yes
Alexandra Duncan http://www.alexandra-duncan.com/ Alexandra Duncan is the author of the award-winning YA sci-fi novel SALVAGE (2014), its companion SOUND (2015), and the eco-thriller BLIGHT (2017). Her short stories have been published in THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION and THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. She lives with her husband and two monstrous, furry cats in North Carolina. Yes
A.R. Henle https://www.arhenle.com See author website
A.E. Hayes https://aehayes.com/ A.E. Hayes is a published author who has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers. Her memoir, Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac was recently released September 12th, 2017 as a #1 best-selling memoir, and her newest short story, “Tristan’s Tryst,” was just included in the science fiction/fantasy romance anthology Love Across the Universe, which published August 1st, 2017. She is currently finishing her sixth novel, On Common Ground, preparing for her seventh work - a science fiction trilogy titled The Keeper of The Key - as well as working on a collection of supernatural stories for a graphic novel anthology titled The Eynes Anthology. She studied English and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing opera, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, pretending to be a Cylon, and staring at the water in St. Michaels, plotting ideas for several new projects. She is a member of the Eastern Shore Writers Association and of Broad Universe. Yes
A. L. Kaplan https://alkaplanauthor.com A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started as a child and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, her stories and poems have been included in several anthologies and magazines. Her novel, Star-touched, released October 1, 2017. She is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s Chapter/Board liaison and served on the Howard County Chapter board for several years. A. L. holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, A. L. is the props manager for a local theatre. This proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog. Read A. L.’s short works and poems at alkaplanauthor.com Twitter: @alkaplanauthor Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorA.L.Kaplan/ Yes