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. He lives in Southern CA.
Johnny Caputo’s speculative fiction has appeared in Cast of Wonders and other venues, and he is the writer of the webcomic The Ballad of Lumber Jackson. He lives and teaches writing courses in Cleveland, Ohio.
David Hopkins is a fantasy novelist with an interest in Shakespeare, medieval history, fairy tales, and myth. He has written op-eds for the Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune, graphic novels in a variety of genres, and even a few D&D adventures.
A multi-award-winning author, Doug’s books include The Wolf at the End of the World, Chimerascope, Impossibilia, Playing the Short Game, and (soon) The Dream Rider Saga.
“One of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction”—Library Journal
Michael R. Johnston is the author of The Widening Gyre, The Blood-Dimmed Tide, and What Rough Beast. He lives in Sacramento, California, where he teaches high school, works with young aspiring genre writers, and daydreams of flying starfighters.
Patricia A. Jackson is a high school English teacher. Her urban fantasy Forging a Nightmare debuted with Angry Robot Books. When not grading a stack of flash fiction, she rides horses and runs The Beautiful People, a club for LGBTQIA+ students.
Author of Plague of Locusts and Margaret’s Ark, Dan’s short fiction has appeared in On Spec, Cemetery Dance, Apex and dozens more. He is also an editor and occasional film reviewer. More information on his work can be found at dankeohane.com.
Khan is the author of The Circus Infinite (Angry Robot, March 2022). He’s published poetry, played cello in an earnest folk-rock duo, and toured with a circus. He’s worked as an arts administrator, funder, and show producer.
N. T. Narbutovskih is a professional aviator and military officer. His background in leadership and geopolitics influences his writing, and his work has appeared in Over the Horizon and Metastellar, among others. @NNarbutovskih
The first female Asian SF writer in the US, Brenda W. Clough has written dozens of novels and short stories.