Catherine Lundoff is the award-winning author of Night’s Kiss (Lethe Press, 2009) and Crave (Lethe Press, 2007) as well as A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2011) and Silver Moon: A Wolves of Wolf’s Point Novel (Lethe Press, 2012). She is the editor of Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories (Lethe Press, 2008) and the co-editor, with JoSelle Vanderhooft, of the Rainbow Award-winning anthology Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic (Lethe Press, 2011). www.catherinelundoff.com.
Charles "Zan" Christensen is a comics writer and publisher based in Seattle. In 2003, he was the founding President of Prism Comics, the nonprofit supporting LGBT comics, creators, and readers, and currently serves on the organization's Advisory Board. He co-created the erotic vigilante series The Mark of Aeacus with artist Mark Brill in 2007 and the duo also released the anti-bullying comic book The Power Within in 2011, which earned them recognition from OUT Magazine as two of their "OUT 100" for the year.
Eleanor Arnason published her first short story in 1973. Since then she had published six novels, two chapbooks, more than thirty short stories and some poetry. Her novel A Woman of the Iron People won the James Tiptree Jr. and the Mythopoeic Society Awards; her novel Ring of Swords won a Minnesota Book Award; and her short story “Dapple” won the Spectrum Award. She is currently finishing (after twenty years) a sequel to Ring of Swords and writing a fair number of short stories.
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Ginn Hale lives with her lovely wife and two indolent cats in the Pacific Northwest. She spends many of the rainy days tinkering with devices and words and can often be sighted herding other people’s dogs, bees and goats. Her first novel, Wicked Gentlemen, was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and won the Spectrum Award for best novel.
Her most recent publications include the Lord of the White Hell books, the ten part epic fantasy serial, The Rifter and the novella Things unseen and Deadly from the Irregulars anthology.
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
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M. Nicholas Almand has been writing in comics since 2006. He is the creator of the independent comic book Razor Kid, was a contributor to the Harvey Award-nominated Uniques Tales anthology, and is the co-creator and writer of an upcoming trilogy of graphic novels from Oni Press.
Favorite movies include Red State, Let The Right One In, and Best of the Best 2. Inspiring books/comics are Stephen King's Carrie, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, and Knights of the Dinner Table. Oddly enough, Nick's first inspiration to write as a child came from the video game Mortal Kombat II. Make of that what you will.
Mary Monica Pulver sold her first short story to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in 1983. Her first novel, Murder at the War, appeared from St. Martin's Press in 1987. Four in that series followed. In 1992, the first of six medieval Tales, written in collaboration with Gail Frazer as Margaret Frazer, appeared. In 1998, writing as Monica Ferris, she began writing a new series for Berkley featuring a needleworking sleuth named Betsy Devonshire. The first was called Crewel World, the sixteenth, to appear in December is And Then You Dye. To learn more, go to Monica-Ferris.com.
Naomi Kritzer's short stories have appeared in publications that include The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons. Her novels (Fires of the Faithful, Turning the Storm, Freedom's Gate, Freedom's Apprentice, and Freedom's Sisters) are available from Bantam. Since her last novel came out, she has written an urban fantasy novel about a Minneapolis woman who unexpectedly inherits the Ark of the Covenant; a children’s science fictional shipwreck novel; and a children’s fantasy novel about illegal immigration. She has two e-book short story collections out: Gift of the Winter King and Other Stories, and Comrade Grandmother and Other Stories, and she's working on a YA novel set on a dystopic seastead.
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Rachel Gold is the author of Being Emily, the first young adult novel written from a transgender girl’s point of view. Currently, an award-winning marketing strategist and sought after public speaker, Rachel also spent a decade as a print reporter in the LGBT community. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies from Macalester College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Hamline University. She is a self-described geek with a passion for all things technical and innovative; when she’s not teaching people how to express their brand or working on her novels, you can often find her playing online. Read about her novel at: www.beingemily.com.
Some of the things he writes are true: he's sold stories to Out Magazine, The Advocate, Star Trek Monthly, and Lavender Magazine, mong others. He's interviewed Clive Barker, John Waters, and Esera Tuaolo, along with lots of people you've never heard of. A member of the Prism omics' Advisory Board, he is a writer of that organization's frequently-hit Queer Eye on Comics web
Some of the things he writes are false: he makes up stories, and, incredibly, publishers frequently pay him for them. Most often, his lies appear in comics form. For DC, he's written stories that have included Superman, Batman, the Riddler, and Green Lantern, but he's best-known as a writer on the DC monthly, Scooby-Doo. Comics have obviously damaged his brain--they, in fact, turned him into a part-time super-villain.
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Warren Rochelle has taught English at the University of Mary Washington since 2000. Rochelle's short fiction and poetry have appeared in various journals, including the North Carolina Literary Review, Forbidden Lines, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Colonnades, Graffiti, and Icarus, as well as the Asheville Poetry Review, GW Magazine, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, and Romance and Beyond. His short story, "The Golden Boy (published in The Silver Gryphon) was a Finalist for the 2004 Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Best Short Story. Another short story, "Green Light," was just published in Collective Fallout, a literary magazine dedicated to queer speculative fiction, and "The Boy on McGee Street" is forthcoming in Queer Fish 2. His short story, "On the Radio," was published in the Winter 2012 issue of Icarus. Rochelle is the author of three novels: The Wild Boy (2001), Harvest of Changelings (2007), and The Called (2010), all published by Golden Gryphon Press.He also published a critical work on Le Guin and academic articles in various journals and essay collections.
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