Kyell Gold has been part of the furry fandom for nearly 25 years and has published over 20 novels and novellas. He’s won twelve Ursa Major awards and two Rainbow Awards for his writing, and in January 2016 led furry fandom’s first residential writing workshop. He has lived on the East Coast and in the Midwest, but moved to California in 1998 and has stayed there since, now living with his husband in Silicon Valley. They enjoy dining out, cooking in, and traveling around the world.
Theodora Goss’s publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology co-edited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a novella in a two-sided accordion format; and the poetry collection Songs for Ophelia (2014). Her work has been translated into twelve languages. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, Crawford, Locus, Seiun, and Mythopoeic Awards, and on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Her short story “Singing of Mount Abora” (2007) won the World Fantasy Award. She teaches literature and writing at Boston University and in the Stonecoast MFA Program. Her first novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, was published by Saga Press in June 2017. The sequel, European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, is forthcoming in 2018.
Hiromi Goto is the author of many books for youth and adults. Her writings has been honoured with The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book, the Japan-Canada Book Award, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. Her first graphic novel, Shadow Life, with artist Celine Loup, will be published in 2018 with First Second Books. She is a mentor in The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, an editor, and a mother. She’s on Twitter @hinganai, Instagram @hiromigotowrites, and at www.hiromigoto.com.
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Neile Graham’s life is full of writing and writers. Canadian by birth and inclination, she currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where she has been wrangling writers for the Clarion West Writers Workshop for 18 years. She has been widely published as a poet, narrowly published as a short story writer, and is currently struggling with novels. Two new poetry collections are scheduled for next year. See neilegraham.com for more info.
A.T. Greenblatt is a mechanical engineer by day and a writer by night. She lives in Philadelphia where she’s well acquainted with all four seasons and is known to frequently subject her friends to various cooking and home brewing experiments. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise XVI and Clarion West 2017. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Uncanny, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Fireside, as well as other fine places. You can find her online at atgreenblatt.com and on Twitter at @AtGreenblatt.
Daryl Gregory writes genre–mixing novels, stories, and comics. His most recent work is the young adult novel Harrison Squared and the novella We Are All Completely Fine, which won the World Fantasy and Shirley Jackson awards, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Locus awards. A TV show based on the book is in development at the SyFy channel. His novels include Afterparty, an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014; Raising Stony Mayhall; The Devil’s Alphabet; and the Crawford–Award–winning Pandemonium. Many of his short stories are collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.
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.
A. J. Hackwith is a magpie of ink, bad ideas, and spite. She’s a queer writer of fantasy and science fiction in Seattle. A.J. is the author of two nonfiction books and writes sci-fi romance as Ada Harper. You can find her as @ajhackwith on Twitter and other dark corners of the internet.
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.