Mindy McGinnis is an assistant YA librarian who lives in Ohio. She graduated from Otterbein University magna cum laude with a BA in English Literature and Religion. Her debut Cli-Fi novel, NOT A DROP TO DRINK was published in 2013 by Harper Collins.
Beth Cato’s debut steampunk novel THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER will be released by HarperCollins Voyager in September 2014. Her short stories appear in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and Nature. Her website is bethcato.com.
Jim Hines writes books about magic librarians, action-hero princesses, nearsighted goblins, flaming spiders, and more. (Generally not all in the same book.) He’s also sold close to 50 short stories.
Chuck Gannon’s novels include National&Wall Street Journal Bestsellers, with shorter works appearing in magazines/anthologies. A Distinguished Prof. of English and 3-time Fulbrighter, his “Rumors of War and Infernal Machines” won the ALA Choice Award
Anna Kashina is a Russian-born fantasy author of the Arabian-style “Spirits of the Ancient Sands” series (silver medalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year contest, and “The Majat Code” series upcoming from Angry Robot in 2014.
Suzanne Church writes Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror because she enjoys them all and hates to play favorites. Her book “Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction” is published by EDGE SF & F Publishing.
Mark Niemann-Ross is a Portland-based writer of hard science-fiction and has appeared in Stupefying Stories and Analog; his upcoming novel is a murder mystery solved by a refrigerator.
Craig DeLancey is a writer and philosopher. His novel, Gods of Earth, is published by 47 North Press. He teaches philosophy at SUNY Oswego.
Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and the author of the Cobweb Bride Trilogy and the Supernatural Jane Austen Series, in addition to numerous other novel-length and short works of fiction and fancy.
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.