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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
Sarah Adams http://sarahjoyadams.blogspot.com/ See author website Yes
Mary Alexandra Agner http://www.pantoum.org See author website
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
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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
Marie Andreas http://marieandreas.com/ See author website Yes
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Melanie Ansley http://www.melanieansley.com See author website No
J.A. Antonio https://theexxtinction.com/ See author website Yes
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Inanna Arthen http://inannaarthen.com See author website Yes
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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
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
Mary Beth Bass https://marybethbassbooks.wordpress.com/ See author website Yes
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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
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
Jennifer Blackstream http://jenniferblackstream.com/ See author website Yes
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Roxanne Bland See author website. No
Keyan Bowes https://keyanbowes.com See author website No
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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
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Jeannie Burt https://www.jeannieburt.com/ See author website Yes
DeAnna Cameron http://www.DeAnnaCameron.com See author website No
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Amanda Cherry http://www.thegingervillain.com See author website 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
Paige L. Christie http://www paigelchristie.com See author website Yes
E.P. Clark https://epclarkauthor.net/ See author website Yes
Jaleta Clegg http://www.jaletac.com Yes
LJ Cohen http://www.ljcohen.net Yes
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Ceara Comeau http://www.amberoakmysteries.com/ See author website 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
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Carole Cummings http://carolecummings.com/ See author website No
Diana Davis 2017 Futurescapes, 2016 Viable Paradise, 2015 Taos Toolbox. Yes
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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
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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
Ellen Denham http://denham.virtualave.net See author website Yes
Devinder Dhiman http://authordevinderdhiman.com See author website No
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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
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.
Patrick Dugan http://www.patrickdugan.net See author website Yes
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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
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
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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
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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
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
MJ Gardner http://mjgardner.com http://mjgardner.com/MJ_Gardner/ 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
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
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