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.
Kat Howard lives in New Hampshire. Her short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, anthologized in Year’s Best and “best-of” collections, and performed on NPR. Her debut novel, Roses and Rot, was named one of the best SF/Fantasy/Horror books of Summer 2016 by Publishers Weekly and is a finalist for the 2017 Locus Award for First Novel. Her second novel, An Unkindness of Magicians, will be out in September 2017 from Saga Press, who are also publishing her short fiction collection, A Cathedral of Myth and Bone, in fall 2018. You can find her on Twitter at @KatWithSword.
Kameron Hurley is the author of the space opera The Stars are Legion, as well as the essay collection The Geek Feminist Revolution. She has also written the award-winning God’s War Trilogy and The Worldbreaker Saga. Hurley has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. She was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, and the Gemmell Morningstar Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Popular Science Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and many anthologies. Hurley has also written for The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, Bitch Magazine, Boingboing, and Locus Magazine. She posts regular articles at KameronHurley.com.
Alaya Dawn Johnson is a Nebula award–winning short story writer and the author of six novels for adults and young adults. Her novel The Summer Prince was longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her most recent, Love Is the Drug, was awarded the Andre Norton Award. Her short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Asimov’s, F&SF and Zombies vs. Unicorns. She lives in Mexico City.
Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen novels and six story collections. Most recent is the werewolf novel Mongrels, from William Morrow. Next are the comic book My Hero, from Hex Publishers, and Mapping the Interior, from Tor. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.
Roz Kaveney is a writer and activist, editor of Reading the Vampire Slayer and author of Rhapsody of Blood vol. 1: Rituals and the poetry collection Dialectic of the Flesh
Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist from London, UK. Her most recent book is Everything Belongs To The Future (Tor.com).
John Scalzi just bought the prize turkey at the poulterer! The one as big as him!
Jo Walton has visions of sugarplums dancing in her head. She is the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of Among Others, among others.