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.
Mercedes M. Yardley is a dark fantasist who wears stilettos and red lipstick. She is the author of the short story collection Beautiful Sorrows, the novella Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love and her debut novel Nameless. He
Alma Alexander is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific
Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and a cat) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination.
Larry Hodges is an active member of SFWA with 60+ story sales. His first novel “Sorcerers in Space” came out in 2013 from Class Act Books. He’s an Odyssey Writers Workshop graduate and full-time writer with seven books and 1400+ published articles.
Karen L Azinger is the author of epic medieval fantasy, The Silk & Steel Saga. The first five books are published and getting great reviews, The Steel Queen, The Flame Priest, The Skeleton King, The Poison Priestess and The Knight Marshal.
David D. Levine is the author of over fifty published SF and Fantasy stories. His work has appeared in markets including Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF and has won or been nominated for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell.
Laura Anne Gilman is the Nebula-nominated author of the Vineart War trilogy, the “Cosa Nostradamus” urban fantasy series, and a few other works, including the occasional short story. Under the name L.A. Kornetsky, she also writes mysteries.
Lucienne Diver is both a literary agent and author of young adult and adult fiction (the Vamped series for Flux Books and the Latter-Day Olympians novels for Samhain). She’s also written short fiction for anthologies like Kicking It (coming from Roc)
Lisa Mason’s new collection, Strange Ladies: 7 Stories features science fiction and fantasy shorts published in top magazines and anthologies worldwide. The San Francisco Book Review said, “This is a must-read collection.”
Lee Gimenez is the author of eight novels and over fifty short stories. Several of his books became bestsellers, including BLACKSNOW ZERO, and THE NANOTECH MURDERS. His latest thriller, THE WASHINGTON ULTIMATUM, was published in 2013.