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Officers: July 1st, 2014 to June 30th, 2015

steven_gouldSteven Gould is the New York Times bestselling author of the frequently banned book Jumper, and its sequels Reflex and Impulse, as well as Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Jumper: Griffin’s Story, and 7th Sigma. His short fiction has been published in Analog, Asimov’s, Amazing, and other magazines and anthologies. He is the recipient of the Hal Clement Young Adult Award for Science Fiction and has been a Prometheus Award finalist and A Compton Crook finalist for his novels, as well as a Hugo finalist twice and a Nebula finalist once for his short fiction. Jumper was made into the 2008 feature film of the same name with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, and Hayden Christensen. Steve lives in New Mexico with his wife, writer Laura J. Mixon (M. J. Locke) and their two daughters, where he writes, keeps chickens, and studies and teaches Aikido and Japanese sword.

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Cat Rambo, Vice-President

PeacockHairedCatCat Rambo’s 150+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov’sClarkesworld Magazine, and Tor.com. Her short story, “Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain,” from story collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012 and most recently, she guest-edited Lightspeed Magazine‘s special Women Destroy Fantasy issue. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the Clarion West Writers Workshop. You can find links to her fiction at www.kittywumpus.net

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Susan Forest, Secretary

susan_forestTwo-time Prix Aurora Award finalist and winner of The Galaxy Project, juried by Robert Silverberg, David Drake and Barry Malzberg (Rosetta Books, November, 2011), Susan Forest is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror, and fiction editor for Edge Press. You can find her stories in Analog, Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, OnSpec, three of the Tesseracts series, and AE Science Fiction Review. Her collection, Immunity to Strange Tales, was launched by Five Rivers Chapmanry Press in August, 2012. Susan’s YA novel, The Dragon Prince, was awarded the Children’s Circle Book Choice Award. In addition to writing and editing, she teaches writing to adults, and works in schools as an artist-in-residence and guest speaker. As secretary for SFWA, Susan looks forward to exploring ways SFWA can provide leadership to its members in addressing the new world of publishing and all its ramifications for authors. You can check out her website at www.speculative-fiction.ca.

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Bud Sparhawk, Chief Financial Officer


Bud Sparhawk has sold numerous stories to Analog, Asimov’s, several “Best of” anthologies, and other print, audio, and on-line media both in the United States and overseas. He has had his short story collections and two novels; Vixen and Distant Seas published. He has been a three-time Nebula Award finalist.

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Sarah PinskerSarah Pinsker is the author of the novelette “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind,” winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award in 2014 and 2013 Nebula Award finalist. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Lightspeed, and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce Family, and The Future Embodied.

She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show. She is also a singer/songwriter and toured nationally behind three albums on various independent labels: (Charmed, disappear records; Wingspan, Reinventing Records; This is Your Signal, The Beechfields, with the Stalking Horses). A fourth is forthcoming. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and can be found online at sarahpinsker.com and twitter.com/sarahpinsker. ​


Lee Martindale, Director At Large

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Lee Martindale is a writer of short fiction and editor of anthologies. Since joining SFWA in 1999, she has served in numerous volunteer capacities, most recently as Mediation Specialist of the Grievance Committee and as SFWA Ombudsman. She and her husband live in Plano, TX, where she keeps friends and fans up to date at http://www.HarpHaven.net.

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Jim Fiscus, Director At Large


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Jim Fiscus is a Portland, Oregon writer and photographer. He has been a professional writer for over two decades, reporting on medicine, politics, business, and law. His first science fiction sale, in 1983, was a story that made practical use of his MA in Middle East history.

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Matthew Johnson, Director At Large

Matthew JohnsonMatthew Johnson is a writer and educator who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with his wife Megan and sons Leo and Miles. His short fiction has been published in a wide variety of markets including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction and Strange Horizons and translated into Russian, Czech and Danish; his first novel, Fall From Earth, was published by Bundoran Press in 2009 and Irregular Verbs, a collection of his short stories, will be published by Chizine Press in 2014. Since 2008 he has worked at MediaSmarts, an internationally recognized media education organization, where he creates resources such as lesson plans, training workshops and educational computer games and participates in advocacy and awareness efforts as part of his work as Director of Education. His website is www.irregularverbs.ca.

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Tansy Rayner Roberts, Director At Large

Tansy Rayner RobertsTansy Rayner Roberts is the award-winning author of dark fantasy novels Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts, as well as the short story collection Love and Romanpunk. She has received two Hugo nominations for the Galactic Suburbia podcast. Tansy has a PhD in Classics and lives in Tasmania, Australia with her partner and two daughters. You can find her blog athttp://tansyrr.com/ and follow her on Twitter at @tansyrr

As Overseas Regional Director, Tansy currently represents all members outside the US and Canada. She is keen to improve outreach to potential members across the world, and to help SFWA become more relevant and useful to its non-US members.

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