Bram Stoker-winning Weston Ochse is the author of more than 20 books, including Grunt Life, SEAL Team 666, and Age of Blood. He is a military veteran with 30 years of service and has recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan.
Sara Stamey’s SF novels with Berkley/Ace made the Locus Best New Novels list. Her journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; owning a farm in Southern Chile.
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author and scientist. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She lives in Santa Fe, NM, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
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.