Amanda C. Davis is a combustion engineer and short-fiction author who bakes excellent macarons and watches terrible slasher movies. She tweets enthusiastically as @davisac1.
Adam Christopher is the Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning author of Empire State (SciFiNow magazine Book of the Year 2012 and a Financial Times Book of the Year 2012), Seven Wonders, The Age Atomic, Hang Wire, and The Burning Dark.
John Dixon is the author of PHOENIX ISLAND, the inspiration for the new CBS TV series, INTELLIGENCE.
Susan’s been working on the Jurisdiction series for more years than she cares to specify. Now that she’s retired from her day job she’s calling herself a full-time author in shameless disregard of the facts.
Lou Antonelli is a modern speculative fiction author with classic sensibilities, honed by a long career as a newspaperman. His short story “Great White Ship” was a 2013 finalist for the Sidewise Award. He’s had 81 short stories published since 2003.
Tor author Sharon Lynn Fisher is an RWA RITA Award finalist and a 3-time RWA Golden Heart Award finalist. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes books for the geeky at heart – sci-fi stories full of adventure and romance.
Rachael Acks is a author, geologist, and dapper sir who writes steampunk mystery and adventure novellas for Musa Publishing. She’s also had numerous short stories published. She lives in Houston where the bikes, twirls her mustache, and dances.
Teresa Frohock is the author of the dark fantasy Miserere: An Autumn Tale and numerous short stories. Currently, she lives in North Carolina. She has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying.
Vylar Kaftan has published about 40 short stories in places such as Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. She was nominated for a Nebula in 2011. She’s the founder of FOGcon, a new sf/f literary convention in the San Francisco Bay Area.