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First Name  Last Name Website Bio Available as a speaker?
​Elektra Hammond
Zenobia Neil https://www.zenobianeil.com/ See author website Yes
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
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
Tessa McFionn https://www.tessamcfionn.com See author website Yes
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert http://suzannereynoldsalpert.com Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert writes science fiction, horror, dark fantasy, and the occasional poem. Her short fiction had appeared in the anthologies The Final Summons, Killing It Softly (Vol.1), and The Deep Dark Woods. Read her poetry in the anthology Wicked Witches, the websites Tales of the Zombie War and Eternal Haunted Summer, and in The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. Suzanne is a freelance content creation expert, editor, and marketing consultant. She has degrees in Communication and Sociology. Find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @SuzsMuses. 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/ By day, Susan is a mild-mannered employee communications manager. By night (or any other time she can grab a few minutes to write) she is a fantasy and fiction author. Her most recent novel, Shadow King, was released in October 2018 from Inkshares and her next book, The Devil Inside, is in production and should release by the end of 2019. She also recently had her first short story published in the ESCAPE! Anthology from Writers Bloc. Susan lives outside of Boston, MA with her husband, cat, and borrowed horse. When she's not writing, chances are, you'll find her at the barn. 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
Selina Lovett See author website No
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 Ettritch https://www.sarahettritch.com Sarah Ettritch writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery stories featuring female main characters. She’s a certified story junkie who spends more time than she should making stuff up, reading, watching stories on Netflix, and pretending to be other people in role-playing games. Sarah lives in Kingston, Canada. To find out more about her, visit sarahettritch.com. No
Sarah Grey https://www.sarahgrey.net
Sarah Smith https://www.sarahsmith.com See author website Yes
Saharra Sandhu https://www.saharraksandhu.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
Rebecca Gomez Farrell http://RebeccaGomezFarrell.com Rebecca Gomez Farrell writes all the speculative fiction genres she can conjure up. Her first fantasy novel, Wings Unseen, debuted in August 2017 from Meerkat Press. Her other works have been published in over 20 anthologies and magazines including Dark Luminous Wings, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fright into Flight. Becca co-leads the 400-member strong East Bay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup group and organizes a chapter of the national Women Who Submit writing organization, which encourages female writers to send their work out for publication. She also co-moderates a couple of Facebook groups for female-identifying writers and is a regular participant in the literary reading scene. Becca’s food, drink, and travel blog, theGourmez.com, has garnered multiple accolades and influences every tasty bite of her fictional worldbuilding. Fiction Website: RebeccaGomezFarrell.com. Social Media: @theGourmez. Yes
Rebecca Inch-Partridge http://www.ripartridge.com Rebecca Inch-Partridge has always loved entertaining friends and family members with stories from her wild imagination. She created an entire fictitious star cluster called the Paraxous complete with over 50 worlds and 16 races. She recently completed her first Paraxous Cluster novel and is shopping it to agents and editors. She works as a freelance editor and is a slush-pile reader for Amazing Stories magazine. She’s had multiple stories published in small press and online magazines. Her story “Babies and Bugs” recently appeared in Nova Science Fiction. She has received Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest 4 times. She invites you to read or listen to some of her short stories on her website www.ripartridge.com. While there, be sure to sign up for her Chapter of the Week Club so you can read her Nuclear Apocalyptic novel SURVIVING THE FALL for free. Yes
Raquel Rich https://www.raquelrich.com See author website Yes
Rand Jeffries See author website No
Rachel Kenley http://www.rachelkenley.net Yes
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
R.S. Beck https://www.rsbeck.com See author website Yes
Pulp Literature Press http://pulpliterature.com/ See author website: http://pulpliterature.com/about-us/ 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
Pamela Gay http://starstryder.com See author website Yes
Paige L. Christie http://www paigelchristie.com See author website 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
Naomi H https://asinclinationleadsme.wordpress.com/ See author website No
Nadine Thirkell https://www.demonality.org/ Nadine Thirkell has been making up stories since childhood beginning with “why her homework wasn’t done”. She is an avid foodie but also a junk food junkie. Demonality is her debut novel, and she is currently working on the next installment of the series. She lives in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England with her amazingly patient husband and her four-legged furbaby, a black Labrador named Rhaegar. 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
Morgan Hazelwood https://morganhazelwood.com Morgan Hazelwood is a fantasy novelist who blogs about writing tips and writerly musings. She likes taking pictures of the sky, reading a good book, and ambi-verting from her living room. She's also a voice for the fairy-tale audio drama: Anansi Storytime and its sister podcast: Legendsmith. She's been known to procrati-clean her whole house and alphabetize other people's bookshelves. Yes
MJ Gardner http://mjgardner.com MJ Gardner is a web developer by day, who lays in bed at night and wonders, what if....? Her stories have been published in Mad Scientist Journal, Luna Station Quarterly, Plan B and Saturday Night Reader. She self-published her first novel, Evelyn's Journal in 2015 and the sequel, Joe Vampire, in 2017. MJ GardnerGardner has an undergrad degree in English and Classics (Greek & Roman studies) and wrote her Master's thesis on The Vampire in English Literature. She taught English literature and technical writing at the post secondary level. Gardner currently lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada with her partner of 19 years and her cat Zoom. She is also the virtual curator of The Suicide Museum. Yes
Michelle Lowe http://www.michellelowe.net/ See author website No
Michael Williams http://www.michaelgwilliams-author.com Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and award-winning novelist. He describes his writing as wry horror, strange science fiction, and suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians, and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home and who retain their sense of humor. Michael is also an avid athlete, activist, gamer, and brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi. He lives in Durham, NC, with his husband, a variety of animals, and more and better friends than he probably deserves. 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
Meg Pontecorvo http://megpontecorvo.com/ A writer and artist dedicated to multiple genres, Meg Pontecorvo earned an MFA in Poetry Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and is a 2010 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and a 2017 graduate of Taos Toolbos. Meg has published a novelette, Grounded, in Asimov's, a novella, Murder in the Generative Kitchen (World Weaver Press), and her artwork in collage and pen has been featured in experimental video performances in the Bay Area. A native of Philadelphia, she grew up in the Midwest and now shares a small apartment with her partner and cats in San Francisco. 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 Alexandra Agner http://www.pantoum.org See author website
Mary Castillo https://marycastillo.com See authorIt is no wonder that Mary Castillo is a paranormal mystery and romance author. She grew up in a haunted house. Her mom once found her in the closet talking to the nicest lady who had a daughter and two sons. Mary was the only person in the closet and the more questions her mom asked, the plainer it was that her then three-year-old child described the previous (and deceased) resident of their house! Mary grew up in the same town as the psychic detective of her paranormal mystery series, Dori Orihuela. She even “gave” Dori her dream home, a three-story white Edwardian mansion based on a real historic property. (And no, there are no bootleggers buried in their backyard!) Also, Mary made Dori a tough, smart robbery detective because Mary has discovered from practical experience as a former reporter that she is not cop material. She likes to think that Dori is a psychic version of Wonder Woman! With her degree in history, Mary also loves to find and share untold histories such as bootlegging women and no-nonsense World War II era nurses. Mary’s background is in marketing, public relations, and journalism, proving that yes, you can make a living as a writer! Combining her love of the paranormal with historical, Gothic fiction is a dream come true. Mary now writes the books she loves to read—chilling, psychic suspense novels with sexy heroes and courageous heroines. However, her current home in Orange County, California is not haunted. website Yes
Marta Murvosh http://murvosh.weebly.com/ Marta is a freelance writer and teen librarian living in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to earning her Master of Library Science, she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. While she still commits nonfiction on occasion, she concentrates her words on her fictional universes. She has attended the Young Gunns Science Fiction workshop. She critiques for the Fairwood Writers Workshop at Norwescon in Seattle. She organizes Rapid Fire Readings for Broad Universe and presents at state library conferences. Her publishing credits include: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and “Tales of the Sunrise Lands: an Anthology of Japanese Fantasy” (2017, Guardbridge Books,) and “Legends of the Mountain State,” edited by the Stoker-winning Michael Knost (Woodland Press, 2007.) She will talk anywhere and anytime about storytelling, writing, digital citizenship, literacy, the appeal of genre, and helping readers find books. Yes
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
Lucy Blue https://www.lucybluewrites.com/ See author website Yes
Louisa Bacio http://www.LouisaBacio.com See author website Yes
Loren Rhoads https://lorenrhoads.com/ Loren Rhoads is the author of the space opera trilogy In the Wake of the Templars and co-author of Lost Angels. Her nonfiction books include 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. Yes
LJ Cohen http://www.ljcohen.net 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
Laura Kelly 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
Kate Kaynak http://katekaynak.com/ KATE KAYNAK was born and raised in New Jersey, but she managed to escape. After serving a five-year sentence in graduate school, she taught psychology around the world for University of Maryland. While in Izmir, Turkey, she started up a conversation with a handsome stranger in an airport… and ended up marrying him. They now live in New Hampshire with their three kids, where she founded Spencer Hill Press in 2010 and wrote the Ganzfield series (Minder, Adversary, Legacy, Accused, Operative, and Soulmate). She also facilitates leadership development programs in several states through The Jennings Group. In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, writing, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers. Yes
K.Tiberia Rex See author website Yes
K.G. Anderson http://writerway.com/fiction Karen G. Anderson, writing as K.G. Anderson, is a Seattle-based writer of everything from branded content and humor columns to SF, fantasy, political satire and horror (the last two often combined). She attended Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox as well as Cascade Writers and one-day workshops offered through Clarion West. Educated on the Eastern seaboard, she now lives in Seattle with bookseller Tom Whitmore, many cats, and 48 blueberry bushes. For information on her publications, check out her 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
Julie Levy No
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
John Hartness http://johnhartness.com
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
Jill Shultz https://www.JillShultz.com 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
Jennifer Wines http://www.jenniferlynnwines.com See author website Yes
Jenna, Rhondi, Sara (3 pen names) Rhodes, Ann, Hanover (3 pen name last names) https://www.rhondiann.com See author website Yes
Jed Hartman See author website No
Jeannie Burt https://www.jeannieburt.com/ See author website Yes
Jean Marie Ward http://JeanMarieWard.com 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
Jane Kindred http://www.janekindred.com No
J.A. Antonio https://theexxtinction.com/ See author website Yes
J. Matthew Saunders http://www.jmsaunders.com/ See author website Yes
J Rowan Dunaway Lives in NC by the way of Kentucky, Hawaii and Florida. Writes speculative fiction - horror, sci-fi and historical fiction. Yes
Inanna Arthen http://inannaarthen.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
George DeVein http://www.irishfilm.net/RJ/ See author website Yes
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
Ellen Morrissey http://www.ellenmmorrissey.com 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
Eddie Louise https://EddieLouise.Com 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
E.C. Bell http://www.eileenbell.com/ See author website
Diana Davis 2017 Futurescapes, 2016 Viable Paradise, 2015 Taos Toolbox. Yes
Diana Wilson http://www.dianarosewilson.com See author website No
Debra Murphy http://debramurphy.com Debra lives in Ashland, Oregon. Her main WIP is a series of Grail-themed thrillers set in the near-future of the Pacific Northwest. No
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