Our MECHANISTS

Ai Jiang is a Chinese-Canadian writer, an immigrant from Fujian, and an active HWA member. She draws on cultures and landscapes of the lands she has walked for inspiration. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in F&SF, The Dark, Dark Matter, Star*Line, Prairie Fire, Hobart Pulp, Jellyfish Review, among others. Find her on Twitter (@AiJiang_) and online (http://aijiang.ca).

I am a therapist for children with autism living in Toledo, Ohio. My writing has appeared is forthcoming in publications such as Electric Literature, The Saturday Evening Post Online, Stoneslide Corrective, Daily Science Fiction, and Dark Matter Magazine.

Andrea Kriz writes from Massachusetts. Her other stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and Nature, among others. Find her at https://andreakriz.wordpress.com/ or on Twitter @theworldshesaw.

Andrew is an autistic high school English teacher in Virginia, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He writes science fiction, horror, and fantasy. His previous work has appeared in Cosmic Horror Monthly, as well as an upcoming issue of Abyss and Apex.

Andrew Kozma’s fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, Daily Science Fiction, and Analog. His first book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award.

Writer, Dallas Stars fan, Libertarian.

Andrey Pissantchev is a Bulgarian writer based in Leeds, UK, where he shares a house with his girlfriend and a cat that barely even exists. You can read more of his work at his website: https://write.as/andrey-p/

Austin Shirey's fiction has appeared in (or is forthcoming in) The Saturday Evening Post, Silver Blade, Orca, All Worlds Wayfarer, Stonecoast Review, and in select anthologies from Eerie River Publishing. When he’s not busy writing, he’s probably reading or enjoying time with his wife, Sarah, their daughters, and cats at home in Northern Virginia. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University.

Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flash Fiction Online, The Forge Literary, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other venues. Avra won the 2019 Bacopa Literary Review prize for fiction. You can find her on Twitter @avramargariti.

Belicia Rhea was born under a waning crescent moon in the Sonoran Desert. She writes horror, weird fiction, and poetry. You can find her at beliciarhea.com and read more of her work published in or forthcoming from Nightmare Magazine, Dark Dispatch, and Ghost Orchid Press, among other places.

Beth Cato

Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair west of Phoenix, Arizona. She’s the Nebula Award-nominated author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy from Harper Voyager. Her short stories can be found in publications ranging from Beneath Ceaseless Skies to Uncanny Magazine. In 2019, she won the Rhysling Award for short speculative poetry.

Beth shares her household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and three feline overlords. Her website BethCato.com includes not only a vast bibliography, but a treasure trove of recipes for delectable goodies. Find her on Twitter as @BethCato.

Bree Wernicke lives in Los Angeles.

C. M. Fields is a queer, non-binary astrophysicist and writer of horror and science fiction. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their beloved cats, Mostly Void Partially Stars and Toast, and spend their days studying the atmospheres and climates of other worlds. They are also the co-editor of If There’s Anyone Left, an anthology series featuring the flash fiction of marginalized writers from across the globe.

Caleb Stephens is a dark fiction author writing from a rusty shed somewhere deep in the Colorado mountains. His short fiction has appeared in multiple publications, anthologies, and podcasts, including, The Wicked Library, Scare You To Sleep, and Suspense Magazine. You can learn more about him and his work by visiting www.calebstephensauthor.com.

Calie Voorhis is a short story author and poet. She has work appearing or forthcoming in over
twenty venues around the world; including Anywhere But Earth, The Urban Green Man
Anthology, If This Goes On, and Daily Science Fiction. She’s a lifelong fan of the fantastical, an
Odyssey Workshop Alumna, and holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill
University. You can visit her at the world’s fourth worst writer’s website:
www.calievoorhis.com.

Celine's fiction and poetry are either forthcoming or published in Translunar Travellers' Lounge, Wyldblood, and Mythaxis, among others. She holds an MA in English Literature. If you lose her at your house party, you’ll probably find her on your rooftop, dancing with the bats.

Chris is a long-time reader of sci-fi and fantasy, who often gets his horror kicks by running Call of Cthulhu games. During the day, he prentends to be a pharmacist rather than a fumbling wordsmith, for the sake of both his mortgage and his marriage.

Christi Nogle’s novel, Beulah, is out now from Cemetery Gates Media, and her first collection, The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future, is coming in early 2023 from Flame Tree Press. Her short stories have appeared in over fifty publications including PseudoPod, Escape Pod, Vastarien, and Dark Matter Magazine along with anthologies such as C.M Muller’s Nightscript and Flame Tree’s American Gothic. Christi is a member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Codex Writers’ Group. She lives in Boise, Idaho with her partner Jim and their gorgeous dogs. Follow her on Twitter @christinogle

Christina Ladd (she/her) is a writer, reviewer, and librarian who lives in Boston. She will eventually die crushed under a pile of books, but until then she survives on a worrisome amount of tea and pizza. You can find more of her work in Vastarien, A Coup of Owls, Strange Horizons and more, or on Twitter @OLaddieGirl.

Chris DeStefano was cursed by a warlock at a young age, after meddling with forces he did not fully understand. He is now fated to one day spontaneously combust and is plagued with a recurring nightmare in which he is a very mediocre exorcist. He currently lives, works and writes in New York, NY with his wife and two black cats. To track when he randomly bursts into flames, follow him on Twitter @chrisdestefano

CHRISTOPHER O‘HALLORAN—HWA and HOWLS member—is a milk-slinging, Canadian actor-turned-author previously published by Hellbound Books, Tales to Terrify Podcast, The Dread Machine, and others. Despite making the transition to writing, Chris still puts his acting diploma to use; he acts like a fool for chuckles from his wife and son at home in British Columbia. He's co-editor and contributor for the anthology Howls From Hell featuring a foreword by Grady Hendrix. Fans of stories about vein-removal and Phoenix-women against the patriarchy can visit COauthor.ca for stories, reviews, and updates on his upcoming novel, Pushing Daisy. Contact him there or on twitter @Burgleinfernal.

Colleen Anderson lives in Vancouver, BC where she searches for mermaids. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart, Aurora, Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards, and has received Canada Council and BC Arts Council grants for writing. Her works have appeared in numerous venues such as Polu Texni, Shadow Atlas and HWA Poetry Showcases. A Body of Work, Black Shuck Books, UK (short fiction) is available online and her poetry collection, I Dreamed a World, is forthcoming from LVP Publications. www.colleenanderson.wordpress.com

Nuclear Radiologist, Aspiring Science Fiction Writer, Boardgame Aficionado.

A native Floridian, C. L. Sidell grew up playing with toads in the rain and indulging in horror stories. She holds a master of arts in both English and library & information science, moderates two creative writing groups, and reviews books for the Florida Library Youth Program. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in 34 Orchard, 50 Haikus, 805 Lit, Dark Moments, The Dread Machine, opia, Quarantine Quanta, Spark: A Creative Anthology, and others.

I am a 44 year old bipolar, bisexual writer and father of two. My son is autistic and I work with kids with developmental disabilities so I live in a very strange reality of trying to navigate the human mind with non-verbal children, many of whom have endured deep childhood trauma and cannot express it with words but only fists. Yet I have never felt so gratified by a job because the 9-5 existence has never interested me and it triggers my manic behaviors and I purposely sabotage. I am not a good person by any means, I have done terrible things, hurt people and stolen, lied, cheated and broke my own soul but I am seeking redemption through art, through writing which is my only therapy. My two children keep me grounded, they are sometimes the only thing that keeps me from going off the cliff of my own psychosis. I am also guilty of being too open and honest with total strangers. I don't understand social cues. BONUS: I also enjoy arts and crafts and hot glue guns.

Daria Lavelle writes fiction, most of which features a healthy dose of unreality. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Breadcrumbs, The Arcanist, and The Deadlands, and has been shortlisted for prizes by The Master's Review and Molotov Cocktail. She is an MFA candidate in Speculative Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and holds an AB degree in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from Princeton University. Find more of her work at http://www.iamdaria.com, and her occasional tweets @darlavelle.

David has spent decades chronicling the evolution of AI, discussing how it is changing our lives for the better, for the worse, and for the stranger. David worked in Asia, Europe, and the US, but now resides with his family in one of the Shire-like towns of New York’s Hudson River Valley.

Dawn Vogel's academic background is in history, so it's not surprising that much of her fiction is set in earlier times. By day, she edits reports for historians and archaeologists. In her alleged spare time, she runs a craft business, co-runs a small press, and tries to find time for writing. Her steampunk adventure series, Brass and Glass, is available from DefCon One Publishing. She is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA, and Codex Writers. She lives in Seattle with her husband, author Jeremy Zimmerman, and their herd of cats. Visit her at http://historythatneverwas.com.

Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. His work has appeared in The Horror Zine, Rayguns Over Texas!, Horror U.S.A.: Texas, Terror Tract, and Campfire Macabre.

He lives in Central Texas.

Find information on his website at derekaustinjohnson.com

Twitter: daj42

Instagram: daj42

Douglas Ford lives and works on the west coast of Florida, just off an exit made famous by a Jack Ketchum short story. He is the author of a recent collection of weird fiction, Ape in the Ring and Other Tales of the Macabre and Uncanny. His short stories have appeared in such venues as Dark Moon Digest, Tales to Terrify, Weird City, along with The Best Hardcore Horror, Volumes Three and Four. His novella, The Reattachment, appeared in 2019 courtesy of Madness Heart Press.

Eddie Spohn lives on Long Island. He sometimes paints houses out on the East End. He currently resides alone in a house filled with exotic cacti, and which may be haunted.

You can find some of his stuff on Amazon, or archived in various defunct magazines.

Edith Lockwood enjoys transforming her anxiety and intrusive thoughts into bittersweet stories. When not writing, she can be found playing with knitting needles and/or dangerous chemicals.

Ephiny Gale is the author of more than two dozen published short stories and novelettes that have appeared in publications including 'Beneath Ceaseless Skies', 'Constellary Tales', and 'Daily Science Fiction'. Her fiction has been awarded the Sundress Publications' Best of the Net award and the Syntax & Salt Editor's Award, and has been a finalist for multiple Aurealis Awards. Ephiny lives in Melbourne with her wife and a small legion of bookcases.

Gabrielle Harbowy is an author, editor, and anthologist. She has published over a dozen short stories and three novels, and is currently Submissions Manager for The Overcast fiction podcast. Leah Petersen lives with their family in North Carolina, and is the author of the Physics of Falling series of young adult science fiction.

Geoffrey W. Cole's award-winning short fiction has appeared in such publications as Apex, Clarkesworld, EscapePod, Reckoning, and Imaginarium 2012: The Year's Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His stories have been translated into Catalan, French, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish, and have been produced as podcasts. He is the 2016 winner of the Premis Ictineu for best story translated into Catalan. He lives with his wonderful wife, three sons, and giant hound outside Toronto, Canada. Visit Geoff at www.geoffreywcole.com.

Gordon Sun is a surgeon exploring the intersections between healthcare and technology. His stories have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, The Dread Machine, Please See Me, Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine, Mad Scientist Journal, and other publications.

H.L. Fullerton writes fiction—mostly speculative, occasionally dystopic—and has had more than 60 short stories published in places like Tales to Terrify, Kaleidotrope, Mystery Weekly, and Lackington's. On Twitter as @ByHLFullerton

Hudson Wilding hails from Upstate New York, where she spends most of the year waiting for October. Her work has previously been published in Menacing Hedge, Not One of Us, and The Crypt Online Magazine, among other literary magazines. More of her work is forthcoming in Foglifter Press and Uncomfortable Revolution. You can follow her on Twitter @HudsonWilding.

James Parenti is an NYC-based author, playwright, actor, and musician. His plays "May Violets Spring" and "How Much of Me is You" have been performed in multiple theaters in New York City and Phoenix, Az. He's released three indie-rock albums, most notably 2017's "You Look Like Hell." He lives in Queens with his spouse and two very creepy kittens named after gothic literary characters.

Jason P. Burnham is an infectious diseases physician and clinical researcher. He loves many things, among them sci-fi, his wife, sons, and dog, metal music, Rancho Gordo beans, and equality (not necessarily in that order).

Jess Koch is a fiction writer, software engineer, and graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program. She writes strange stories from a pre-civil war colonial somewhere in New England with her partner, dog, and probably a few ghosts. She can be found at jesskoch.com and on Twitter and Instagram @byjesskoch.

Justin Dill writes from Toronto, Canada, where he also co-hosts the podcast Story from Scratch, edits for tdotSpec Magazine, and releases music under the name Bloo Burds. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Polar Borealis, The Dread Machine, and The Common Tongue. In his downtime, he subsists on a steady diet of horror movies, psychedelic pop, and matcha lattes. You can find him on Twitter @JustinDill13 or visit his website: justindill.ca

Justin Permenter is a writer of poetry, short fiction, novels, and screenplays from Corinth, Texas. Whenever he is not writing-- which is far too often-- he operates undercover as a college admissions counselor and recruiter. His work has previously been published at Hypertext Review, Across the Margin, Spectral Realms, Literary Yard, Scarlet Leaf Review, and 365 tomorrows. You can follow him on Twitter @JustinJosevich or on facebook @justinpermenterwriter.

Kamen Pavloff hails from Bulgaria originally, but he's currently based in Manchester, UK, where he's pursuing a bachelor's in computer science and math. You can find another short story from him in the July 2018 issue of Fabula Argentea. When he's not writing or studying, you'll most likely find him enjoying a book, an RPG, or prog metal.

Keily Blair holds a BA in English: Creative Writing from UT Chattanooga, where their nonfiction won the Creative Nonfiction Award. Their fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies such as The Dread Machine, Trembling With Fear, Good Southern Witches, and is upcoming in Dream of Shadows, Cosmic Horror Monthly, and others. They are currently at work on a fantasy novel. You can find more details about their work at www.keilyblair.com. They live in Chattanooga, TN with their husband, dog, cat, and four guinea pigs.

Ken Liu is a multiple Hugo Award-winning American author of science fiction and fantasy. His epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty, the first work in the "silkpunk" genre, is published by Simon & Schuster. His short stories have appeared in F&SF, Asimov's, Analog, Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, and multiple "Year's Best" anthologies.

Kitty-Lydia Dye is a writer and artist from Norfolk, UK. Her works are mainly inspired by folktales and the haunting landscape of the Broads, often finding ways of weaving different genres together--the beauty of ivy against metal. She enjoys watching the waves at night and exploring church ruins with her dog Bramble.

L. P. Melling currently writes from the East of England, UK, after academia and a legal career has taken him around the country. His story fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Dark Matter Magazine, The Dread Machine, The Molotov Cocktail, and the Best of Anthology: The Future Looms. He is a Writers of the Future finalist and when not writing, he works in London for a legal charity that advises and supports victims of crime.

Lauren C. Teffeau was born and raised on the East Coast, educated in the South, employed in the Midwest, and now lives and dreams in the Southwest. When she was younger, she poked around in the back of wardrobes, tried to walk through mirrors, and always kept an eye out for secret passages, fairy rings, and messages from aliens. She was disappointed. Now, she writes to cope with her ordinary existence. Her novel Implanted (2018, Angry Robot) was shortlisted for the 2019 Compton Crook award for best first SF/F/H novel. Her short fiction can be found a variety of professional and semi-pro speculative fiction magazines and anthologies. To learn more, please visit laurencteffeau.com

Liam Hogan is an award winning short story writer, with stories in Best of British Science Fiction 2016 & 2019, and Best of British Fantasy 2018 (NewCon Press). He’s been published by Analog, Daily Science Fiction, and Flame Tree Press, among others. He helps host Liars’ League London, volunteers at the creative writing charity Ministry of Stories, and lives and avoids work in London. More details at http://happyendingnotguaranteed.blogspot.co.uk

Lora Gray is a non-binary speculative fiction writer and poet from Northeast Ohio. They have been published in F&SFUncanny, and Asimov's among other places. Lora is also a graduate of Clarion West and a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council's Individual Excellence Award in Fiction Writing. Their poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award.  You can find Lora online at lora-gray.com

M Shedric Simpson is the familiar of a small black cat. They studied art in Baltimore, MD, before moving to Seattle to live between the mountains and the sea. They spend their free time crafting stories and other small things. Their work can be found in The Dread Machine and Underland Arcana.

They can be found on twitter @inkspiral or on the web at shedric.com

Bio: Ellen is a freelance writer living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three demonic cats who wreak havoc and hell (the cats, not the husband). Her writing has been published in over a hundred magazines and anthologies. She as well has had an exciting life working as a rodeo rider, a nuclear physicist, and an exotic dancer in the crew lounge of the starship Enterprise. She was also the first person to scale Mount Everest to its summit. (Writer’s note: The one-hundred-plus publication credits are true, but some or all of the other stuff may be fictional.)

Marisca Pichette is an author of speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Fireside, Uncharted, PseudoPod, Daily Science Fiction, Fusion Fragment, and PodCastle, among others. She lives in Western Massachusetts.

Mark Towse is an Englishman living in Australia. He would sell his soul to the devil or anyone buying if it meant he could write full-time. Alas, he left it very late to begin this journey, penning his first story since primary school at the ripe old age of 45. Since then, he's been published in the likes of Flash Fiction Magazine, The Dread Machine, Cosmic Horror, Suspense Magazine, ParABnormal, Raconteur, and his work has also appeared on many exceptional podcasts such as The Grey Rooms, No Sleep, Creepy, Tales to Terrify, etc.
https://twitter.com/MarkTowsey12
https://marktowsedarkfiction.wordpress.com/
https://www.instagram.com/towseywrites/

Martín (he/him) is just getting started! "Followers" is his first published story.

Matthew Barron writes diverse fiction in various genres and mediums, including short stories, comics and plays.

Melinda Brasher spends her time writing, traveling, and hiking. Her talents include navigating by old-fashioned map, mashing multiple languages together in foreign train stations, and dealing cards really fast. You can find her work in The Baltimore Review, Deep Magic, Leading Edge, and others. Visit her online at www.melindabrasher.com

Melissa Elborn is a writer of sinister fiction, where the monsters under your bed are real and things are not always what they seem. Her work has been published in Horla Horror, Siren’s Call, Black Hare Press and is forthcoming in New Gothic Review and The Dread Machine. Melissa haunts deepest, darkest Bedfordshire, England. Follow on Twitter: @MelissaElborn

Michael Meyerhofer is an active member of the SFWA whose his work has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Analog, Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Strange Horizons, and other journals. He is also the author of the Dragonkin Trilogy, the Godsfall Trilogy, and several books of poetry. For more info and an embarrassing childhood photo, visit troublewithhammers.com.

Monique L. Desir was born and raised in Florida. She's an educator who hasn’t quite figured out how to escape the Sunshine State and is surviving and thriving within its alligator-infested clutches with her husband and three sons. The daughter of West Indian parents (Haitian father, Jamaican mother), she loves learning about different cultures, languages and people. She binge-watches forensic television shows and Soca dances until she glows. Why? So she can have seconds on cake! Her stories have been published in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Nightlight Podcast, Colorism Essays and Poems anthology Volume 2, and Rivière Blanche's 2019 Dimension Uchronie short story anthology, and forthcoming in The Dread Machine. Find her on Twitter @moniquedesir.

P.G. Streeter lives with his wife and two sons in Maryland, where he teaches high school English and philosophy.

Parker Ragland is a writer who spends most days trying to convince people that artificial intelligence isn’t that scary (contrary to what his fiction might suggest). Currently, he works as a technical writer at a company that builds software used to analyze data. Previously, he served as Executive Editor of the Colorado Technology Law Journal. He lives in Denver. Find out more from his website, parkerragland.com, or his Twitter, @ragland_writes.

Patrick Barb is a freelance writer and editor from the southern United States, currently living (and trying not to freeze to death) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Previously, his short fiction has appeared in Boneyard Soup Magazine, Not One of Us, and Dread Stone Publishing's Dose of Dread, among other publications. For more of his work, visit patrickbarb.com

Patrick Hurley has published short fiction in dozens of markets, including work in Deep Magic, Galaxy's Edge, Flame Tree Press, Paizo's Pathfinder, The Arcanist, Abyss and Apex, Third Flatiron, Aurealis, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, and The Drabblecast. He attended the 2017 Taos Toolbox Writer's Workshop taught by Nancy Kress and Walter Jon Williams and is a member of SFWA. Find out more about his work at www.patrickhurleywrites.com.

Filmmaker and writer. SUNGAZER, BLANK TAPE, THE LAST NAUTILEAN, more to come. Horror & The Weird.

Peter first fell into fiction penning stories to amuse his grammar-school classmates, which helped him overcome his shyness, but resulted in very few completed homework assignments.

He is an avid fan of horror movies, especially those with a sense of humor, food served from carts and roadside shacks, and the music of The Ramones, The Replacements, and other bands of like-minded misfits who found a way to connect with the world through their music and their words.

He was raised and currently resides in the Chicagoland suburbs with his wife and cats and his writing has appeared in various online and print publications. You can find out more about Peter and his writing at: http://ravenpen.wixsite.com/authorsite

Like a magpie, Rhonda Parrish is constantly distracted by shiny things. She’s the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. She lives with her husband and two cats in Edmonton, Alberta, and she can often be found there playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas, making blankets or cheering on the Oilers.

Her website, updated regularly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com and her Patreon, updated even more regularly, is at https://www.patreon.com/RhondaParrish.

Sam Rebelein holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, with a focus on Horror and Memoir. He is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature & Film at Texas Tech University. He has work in a number of speculative fiction magazines, including Bourbon Penn, Planet Scumm, Dark Moon Digest, Shimmer, and elsewhere. His fiction has been featured in Ellen Datlow’s prestigious Best Horror of the Year, and his award-nominated "Black Fanged Thing" was listed as a stand-out story of 2018 on Barnes & Noble's "Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog."

You can follow Sam on Twitter @HillaryScruff.

Sean Mabry is a long-haired cryptid wandering the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. He is equally passionate about fiction and marketing, since both are important tools in his quest to unravel civilization. In its place, he anticipates something weirder, wilder, and kinder.

His short stories have appeared in Lamplight, the Weird and Whatnot and elsewhere. His work has also won two Honorable Mentions and a Semi-Finalist award in the Writers of the Future Contest.

Though he is generally considered docile, experts advise keeping avocado toast on hand in case Sean Mabry needs to be pacified. He is, after all, a millennial.

Here are his links in descending order of professionalism:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/notifications/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Official Website: http://www.seanmabry.com/

Selah Janel has written many e-books, including Mooner, The Ruins of St. Louis, The Inheritance, and Candles. Her work has appeared in anthologies including The Grotesquerie and The Big Bad volumes 1 & 2, as well as publications such as Electric Spec and Siren’s Call. An unrepentant theater geek, she worked for over twenty years in theater and entertainment building and designing costumes in regional theater, holiday events, amusement parks, and haunted events. Keep up with her and her work at www.selahjanel.com, www.facebook.com/authorSJ, or @SelahJanel on Twitter.

Sloane Leong is a cartoonist, artist and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican, Native American and European ancestries. She’s written and drawn two acclaimed graphic novels and has short fiction credits with Fireside Magazine, Dark Matter Magazine and Entropy Magazine. She is currently living near Portland, Oregon.

Solon Kro studied creative writing at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. He lives with his family in New Hampshire.

Stephen S. Power novel, "The Dragon Round," was published by Simon & Schuster. His short fiction has appeared most recently at "Analog" and "The Arcanist." He tweets at @stephenspower, and his site is stephenspower.com.

Tianna Ebnet rose from the ashes in the magical land of winter and road construction, also known as Minnesota. She makes a living teaching English Composition to mostly disinterested young college students. She has been published by Luna Station Quarterly, a story that has been translated by El Nombre del Mundo es Cuento. As a life-time and self-proclaimed nerd, her passion is writing speculative fiction, particularly stories with queer protagonists. When she’s not writing, she is usually engaging with any medium that has a good story be it books, movies, podcasts, or games both video and tabletop. You can find her talking about any of those things on Twitter.

Timothy Burkhardt’s fiction has appeared in Metastellar, The Horror Tree, Riddled With Arrows online literary journal. He lives in the mountains outside of Asheville, NC with his two teenage sons and his cat, Keats.

 

 

Timothy G. Huguenin lives in the dark Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. His short fiction has appeared in various publications, including VASTARIEN: A LITERARY JOURNAL, DIM SHORES PRESENTS VOLUME 2, TALES TO TERRIFY, and THE DREAD MACHINE. His weird novella, UNKNOWING, I SINK was released in October 2020 by Independent Legions Publishing. His third novel, SCHAFER, is coming 2021 from Bloodshot Books. You can find out more about him and his writing by visiting https://tghuguenin.com/

Timothy Mudie is a speculative fiction writer and an editor of all sorts of genres. His fiction has appeared in various magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Escape Pod, Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, and Daily Science Fiction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and son. Find him online at timothymudie.com or on Twitter @timothy_mudie.

Warren Benedetto writes short fiction about horrible people doing horrible things. His stories can be found in anthologies from Scare Street, Black Hare Press, Devil's Rock Publishing, Black Ink Fiction, Ghost Orchid Press, Eerie River Publishing, Dark Lane Books, Sinister Smile Press, and Dragon Soul Press; in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine, The Dread Machine, Sanitarium Magazine, and 365Tomorrows; and on podcasts such as The NoSleep Podcast, Tales to Terrify, and The Creepy Podcast. He studied Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and has a Master's degree in Film/TV Writing from the University of Southern California. When he's not writing, he works as Director of Global Product Strategy at PlayStation, where he holds 20+ patents for various types of gaming technology. He is also the developer of StayFocusd, the world's most popular anti-procrastination app for writers. He built it while procrastinating. For more information, visit www.warrenbenedetto.com and follow @warrenbenedetto on Twitter.

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