Jes Battis (they/them) is a queer autistic writer and teacher and the author of the Occult Special Investigator series and Parallel Parks series (as Bailey Cunningham) with Ace. Their first novel, Night Child, was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award.
Jonathan Nevair is a sci-fi writer and, as Dr. Jonathan Wallis, an art historian and Professor of Art History at Moore College of Art & Design, After two decades of academic teaching and publishing, he finally got up the nerve to write fiction.
Aaron Walker Sr. is the author of CARGO 3120: TIES THAT BIND, the first entry into his ongoing science fiction series, CARGO 3120. Having been a sci-fi fan since he was a child, Aaron hopes to eventually expand his work into television and beyond.
Peter Soyer Beagle is the internationally bestselling and much-beloved author of numerous classic fantasy novels and collections, including The Last Unicorn. He has also been honored with the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award.
Eli K.P. William is the author of CASH CRASH JUBILEE and the remaining two books of the JUBILEE CYCLE trilogy, set in a dystopian future Tokyo. His translation of the Japanese novel A MAN by Keiichiro Hirano is a bestseller. He is based in Japan.
Adeena Mignogna, author of The Robot Galaxy series, is an engineer working in aerospace and a long-time science fiction geek with a strong desire to inspire others through speaking and writing about robots, AI, aliens, virtual reality, and more!
Eugen Bacon is an African Australian author of several novels and collections. A 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, she was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’.
Veronica G. Henry is the author of Bacchanal, The Quarter Storm, The Foreign Exchange (Feb 2023) in the Mambo Reina series. Her work has debuted at #1 on multiple Amazon bestseller charts & was an editors’ pick for Best African American Fantasy.
Jen Karner is an award-winning SFF & horror novelist who never attended college but still did the required reading. A book goblin she enjoys horror movies, D&D podcasts & yelling at video games & when not writing can be found online @Articulatedream.
Mia Tsai is a Taiwanese American author of speculative fiction. She lives in Atlanta with her family and, when not writing, is a hype woman for her orchids and a devoted cat gopher.