Uncanny Authors

Richard Bowes

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

Lisa M. Bradley’s first collection of short fiction and poetry is The Haunted Girl (Aqueduct Press, 2014). Her poetry has appeared in numerous venues, including Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Cicada, and Weird Tales. A Latina writer of Tejano heritage, Lisa lives in Iowa with her spouse, child, and two cats. She is currently working on a fantasy novel set on the Texas–Mexico border in the 1930s. Her website is www.lisambradley.com. You can also find her on Twitter as @cafenowhere.

Sarah Rees Brennan

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

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

Beth Cato is the author of The Clockwork Dagger steampunk fantasy series from Harper Voyager. 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

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.

John Chu

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, Asimov’s Science FictionApex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, and Tor.com. His story “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney (csecooney.com/@csecooney) is the author of Bone Swans: Stories (Mythic Delirium 2015). Her novella The Two Paupers, the second installment of her Dark Breakers series, will shortly be appearing in Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is an audiobook narrator for Tantor Media, the singer/songwriter Brimstone Rhine, and the Rhysling Award-winning author of the poem “The Sea King’s Second Bride.” Her short fiction can be found in Black Gate, Strange Horizons, Apex, GigaNotoSaurus, Clockwork Phoenix 3 and 5, The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, and elsewhere.

Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell is a writer of SF/F across media. He’s written episodes of Doctor Who and Elementary. His comics include Saucer State and This Damned Band, and he’s written all manner of heroes for Marvel and DC. He’s the author of the Shadow Police and Lychford series of books. He’s won the BSFA Award, the Eagle Award, and shares in a Writer’s Guild Award.

Jennifer Crow

When she’s not writing poetry and fiction, Jennifer Crow blogs about the intersection of creativity and spirituality as the Unrepentant Scribbler. She’s learning to crochet, and has progressed past the stage where everything is a tangle of yarn and profanity. Her latest short story, “Cover Her Ghost in a Feathered Cape,” can be found in Hadley Rille Books’ new anthology, Ruins Excavation. She lives beside a waterfall in the wilds of western New York state.