Lisa Bolekaja is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop and was named an Octavia E. Butler Scholar by the Carl Brandon Society. She co-hosts the screenwriting podcast “Hilliard Guess’ Screenwriters Rant Room” and is a Staff Writer for Bitch Flicks, an online feminist film review site. Her work has appeared in Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, The WisCon Chronicles: Volume 8, and the recent anthology, How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens (Upper Rubber Boot Books). She is thrilled to be in the same issue of Uncanny with one of her Clarion instructors, Delia Sherman.
Paul Booth is Associate Professor at DePaul University. He is the author of Crossing Fandoms (Palgrave 2016), Digital Fandom 2.0 (Peter Lang 2016), Playing Fans (University of Iowa 2015), Game Play (Bloomsbury 2015), Time on TV (Peter Lang 2012), and Digital Fandom (Peter Lang 2010). He has edited Seeing Fans (Bloomsbury 2016, with Lucy Bennett), Controversies in Digital Ethics (Bloomsbury 2016, with Amber Davisson), and Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who (Intellect 2013). He has published and spoken widely on fans, science fiction, and technology. He is currently enjoying a cup of coffee.
Richard Bowes’s Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, a memoir in the form of a novel, is set in an eerie and magical Greenwich Village. It was nominated for the 2014 World Fantasy and Lambda Awards. He has published six novels (among them Minions of the Moon), four story collections and over seventy stories. Bowes has won two World Fantasy, the Lambda, Million Writers, and International Horror Guild awards.
Recent and forthcoming appearances include: Tor.com, The Revelator, The Best of Electric Velocipede, Datlow’s The Doll Collection, and XIII, an anthology from Resurrection House.
Lisa M. Bradley is a Tejana living in Iowa. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including Cicada, Strange Horizons, and Here We Cross: A Collection of Queer and Genderfluid Poetry. Her first collection is The Haunted Girl (Aqueduct Press). She runs with a pretty sketchy crowd, but you’re welcome to follow her on Twitter (@cafenowhere). To read more of her work, see www.lisambradley.com.
Sarah Rees Brennan was born and raised in Ireland by the sea, where her teachers valiantly tried to make her fluent in Irish (she wants you to know it’s not called Gaelic), but she chose to read books under her desk in class instead. She still uses Ireland as a homebase, though her friends and family rarely know where she actually is. Sarah recently completed her second series the Lynburn Legacy, a Gothic mystery series about a school reporter who discovers her imaginary friend is a real boy. Her next book, Tell the Wind and Fire, a retelling of A Tale of Two Cities with magic, is out April 6, 2016.
Jennifer Marie Brissett is a British–Jamaican American who immigrated to the US when she was four and grew up in Cambridge, MA. For three and a half years, she owned and operated the Brooklyn indie bookstore Indigo Café & Books. She has a Master’s from the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Visual Art) from Boston University. Her short stories can be found in The Future Fire, Halfway Down the Stairs, Lightspeed, Morpheus Tales, Terraform, Warrior Wisewoman 2, and APB: Artists against Police Brutality. Her story “Secrets of the Sea” was short listed for the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award. Her debut novel Elysium (Aqueduct Press) was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel, placed on the Honor List for the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and won the 2015 Philip K. Dick Special Citation Award. She currently lives in NYC.
Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger series from Harper Voyager, which includes her Nebula-nominated novella Wings of Sorrow and Bone. Her newest novel is Breath of Earth. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.
Keidra Chaney is a writer, editor, blogger, and digital strategist, though she’s not sure what that actually means these days. She has been published in Chicago Sun–Times, Time Out Chicago, Bitch Media, Paste, and a bunch of publications that no longer exist.
She is the co–founder and publisher of pop culture website The Learned Fangirl and occasionally makes music in a band called Sole Heiress and on her own.
Roshani Chokshi is The New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and The Book Smugglers. She was a nominee for the 2016 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in the South, and has no twang.
John Chu is a microprocessor architect by day, a writer, translator, and podcast narrator by night. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming at Boston Review, Uncanny, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, and Tor.com among other venues. His translations have been published or are forthcoming at Clarkesworld, The Big Book of SF, and other venues. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.