Though best known as one of the Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of Lost and for creating The Middleman graphic novels and television series, Javier Grillo-Marxuach is a prolific creator of multi media content. A staunch believer in mentorship, Grillo-Marxuach co-hosts the Children of Tendu podcast (an educational series designed to help newcomers navigate the TV business ), teaches a monthly seminar at the Writers Guild, and administers the Grillo-Marxuach Family Fellowship at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Grillo-Marxuach can be found on the web at www.OKBJGM.com and on Twitter at @OKBJGM.
Simon Guerrier is the author of countless Doctor Who audio adventures, comics, and books, most recently The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who. His novella Fall Out was published by Abaddon Books in November 2015. With his brother Thomas, Simon produces documentaries for BBC Radio 3 and has made a number of award-winning short films.
Hao Jingfang has an undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University’s Department of Physics and a PhD from Tsinghua in Economics and Management. Her fiction has appeared in English in various publications, including Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Uncanny. She has published three full–length novels, Wandering Maearth, Return to Charon, and Born in 1984; a book of cultural essays, Europe in Time; and several short story collections, Star Travelers, To Go the Distance, and The Depth of Loneliness. In 2016, her novelette, “Folding Beijing” (translated by Ken Liu), was a Hugo Award winner and Locus Award and Sturgeon Award finalist. Several of her stories, including “Folding Beijing,” are collected in Invisible Planets, an anthology of contemporary Chinese SF edited and translated by Ken Liu.
Nin Harris is an author, poet, and Gothic scholar who exists in a perpetual state of unheimlich. Nin writes Gothic fiction, cyberpunk, nerdcore post–apocalyptic fiction, planetary romances, and various other forms of hyphenated weird fiction. Nin’s publishing credits include: Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed. Nin is currently working on Watermyth, the first novel of the Watermaidens Trilogy.
Maria Dahvana Headley is The New York Times–bestselling author of the novels Aerie, Magonia (one of PW’s Best Books of 2015), Queen of Kings, and the memoir The Year of Yes. With Kat Howard she is the author of The End of the Sentence, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014, and with Neil Gaiman, she is co–editor of Unnatural Creatures. Her short stories have been included in many year’s best anthologies, including the 2016 edition of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams, and have been finalists for the Nebula and Shirley Jackson Awards.
Upcoming from editor Sean McDonald at Farrar, Straus & Giroux are The Mere Wife—a novel melding Beowulf to Revolutionary Road, and a short story collection. For HarperCollins, she’s at work on The Combustible, a queer superhero and supervillain story, as well as another YA novel. She’s also in development on the theatrical musical The Devil’s Halo, with Emmy Award–winning composer Lance Horne. Find her at @MARIADAHVANA at Twitter, or www.mariadahvanaheadley.com.
Carlos Hernandez is the author of The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria (Rosarium 2016). By day, Carlos is a CUNY Associate Professor of English, with appointments at BMCC and the CUNY Graduate Center. Besides his dedication to writing, Carlos is a game writer and designer: he served as Literary Consultant for the forthcoming iPhone game Losswords and continues work as a designer and lead writer on Meriwether, which goes live on Steam Greenlight on December 9.
Jim C. Hines’s latest book is Revisionary, the fourth and final in his modern–day fantasy series about a magic–wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He’s also the author of the Princess series of fairy tale retellings (in which Snow White is a witch, Cinderella has a glass sword, and Sleeping Beauty is a badass assassin) as well as the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies. Jim won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.
He lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. You can find him online at www.jimchines.com.
Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could lay hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She got a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in Medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, where she writes YA fantasy novels that blend fairy tales and mythology: Cruel Beauty and the forthcoming Crimson Bound (May 5, HarperCollins). Visit her on the web at http://www.rosamundhodge.net or follow her on Twitter: @rosamundhodge.
Ada Hoffmann is an autistic graduate student who lives in southern Ontario trying to teach poetry to computers. Her human poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, Stone Telling, and elsewhere. It has been reprinted in the Imaginarium Year’s Best anthology series and nominated for the Rhysling award. You can find Ada online at ada-hoffmann.com, or on Twitter at @xasymptote.
Nalo Hopkinson was born in Jamaica, and went on to live in Guyana, Trinidad, and Canada. She is a recipient of the Campbell, the World Fantasy, the Sunburst, and the Andre Norton Awards. She is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California Riverside. She believes food is a very good idea.