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Ash Bishop

Ash Bishop is a lifetime reader and a lifetime nerd, loving all things science fiction and fantasy. He has been a high school English teacher and worked in the video game industry, as well as in educational app development.

J. Manfred Weichsel

J. Manfred Weichsel writes satires that fuse adventure, horror, science fiction, and fantasy into some of the most original transgressive literature being published today.

Renan Bernardo

Renan Bernardo is a science fiction and fantasy writer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His fiction appeared or is forthcoming in Apex Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and others. His fiction has also appeared in several languages.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for longer than she cares to admit. In 2014 she joined forces with Mike McPhail and Greg Schauer to form eSpec Books (www.especbooks.

Mike McPhail

As a professional author, Mike McPhail is best known as the creator and series editor of the award-winning Defending the Future military science fiction anthologies—now in their second decade of publication, and his contributions to military sf.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam is the author of the short story collection Where You Linger and the novella Glorious Fiends. Her Nebula-nominated fiction has appeared in over 90 publications such as LeVar Burton Reads and Popular Science.

Tom Hoffman

Tom Hoffman is the author of fifteen MG/YA fantasy/sci fi/metaphysical adventure novels, including The Translucent Boy, The Comet Kid Chronicles, and Orville Mouse. Tom has a degree in psychology from Georgetown University and lives in Alaska.

Jason Marc Harris

Jason Marc Harris teaches at Texas A&M College Station. His novella Master of Rods and Strings (2021 Vernacular Books) is on the HWA Recommended Reading List. He’s currently guest editing a folklore issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/

Ava Lock

Ava Lock writes satirical cyberpunk and sci-fi horror novels that feature badass women and wild technology. She lives in Philadelphia with her human husband and two felines, Bender and Bixby, none of whom have a mean bone in their bodies.

Dave Creek

Dave Creek is the author of the novels CHANDA’S HOMECOMING, WATCHER OF THE SKIES, ALL HUMAN THINGS, CHANDA’S AWAKENING, and SOME DISTANT SHORE, and short story collections A GLIMPSE OF SPLENDOR, THE HUMAN EQUATIONS, and KAYONGA’S DECISION.