Ellen Kushner’s “Riverside” series begins with the novel Swordspoint, followed by The Privilege of the Sword, The Fall of the Kings (written with Delia Sherman) and, most recently, the collaborative prequel Tremontaine for SerialBox.com. She herself narrated all three novels for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible.com. Her book Thomas the Rhymer won the World Fantasy and Mythopoeic Awards, and is a Gollancz “Fantasy Masterwork.” With Holly Black, she co-edited Welcome to Bordertown. She has taught writing at Clarion, the Odyssey Workshop, and is an instructor at Hollins University’s Children’s Literature low-res M.F.A. program. She lives in New York City with her wife Delia Sherman in an apartment full of airplane and theater ticket stubs. She is full of good intentions. EllenKushner.com Twitter: @EllenKushner
Jay Lake was a winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and a multiple nominee for the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. He lived in Portland, Oregon and lost a six year battle with colon cancer on June 1, 2014. Jay was a prolific writer and editor and blogged regularly about his cancer at his website jlake.com. His books for 2013 and 2014 include Kalimpura and Last Plane to Heaven from Tor Books and Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh from Prime Books. His work has been translated into several languages including Czech, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese and Russian.
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Inda Lauryn hails from the South but made her way Midwest when she needed a change in her life and a new start to pursue her life’s true passion. She writes fiction in the mornings and works as an editor and writing tutor during the day. Her fiction has previously appeared in Strange Horizons. She is the co-host of the podcast Black Girl Squee and hosts a biweekly radio show called The Black Swan Collective on Mixcloud. She also produces and narrates a personal audio essay series Inda’s Corner also found on Mixcloud. You can also find her random thoughts on Twitter @IndasCorner.
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Briana Lawrence is a freelance writer and self-published author who’s trying her best to cosplay as a responsible adult. Her writing tends to focus on the importance of representation, whether it’s through her multiple book series, or the pieces she writes for various websites. When she’s not writing about diversity, she’s speaking about it at different geek-centric conventions across the country, as she’s a black, queer, nerd girl at heart. After de-transforming from her magical girl state, she indulges in an ever-growing pile of comics, marathons too much anime, and dedicates an embarrassing amount of time to JRPGs. Find her online at Twitter @BrichibiTweets; website: magnifiquenoir.com; or on Facebook for both cosplay and her book series.
T.K. Lê is a writer and adjunct instructor from Westminster, California. She is currently writing a poetry collection called In This Strange Place. She is an alum of the VONA Voices summer writing workshop and a 2019 PEN America Emerging Voices fellow. Her fiction has been featured in Strange Horizons. Find her at tk-le.com or on Twitter @tk_le_tired.
P. H. Lee’s fiction has also appeared in Worlds Without Master. In addition to their writing, P. H. Lee has worked as a game developer, tutor, graphic designer, and administrative assistant. Their hobbies include translating the Chinese classics and reading Wikipedia. They live together with several other people, far from the bells of the city.
Yoon Ha Lee’s collection Conservation of Shadows came out from Prime Books in 2013. His space opera novel, Ninefox Gambit, is due out from Solaris Books in June 2016. His fiction has appeared in Tor.com, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed Magazine, and other venues. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.
Ann Leckie is the author of the award winning novel Ancillary Justice and its sequels Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy. She lives in St Louis.
R.B. Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Ukraine, Russia, and Israel to the US. Their stories and poems have appeared in Lightspeed‘s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny Magazine, Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, and more. R.B.’s work has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, and other awards. R.B’s new Birdverse novella The Four Profound Weaves is forthcoming from Tachyon Press in 2020. “Eating disorder…” is a part of their larger project in progress, Everything Thaws. You can find R.B. on Twitter at @rb_lemberg, on Patreon at patreon.com/rblemberg, and at rblemberg.net.