Archives Guest Authors

Jean-Paul Garnier

Jean-Paul L. Garnier lives and writes in Joshua Tree, CA where he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books, a science fiction bookstore, independent publisher, and producer of Simultaneous Times podcast. In 2020 his first novella Garbage In, Gospel Out was released by Space Cowboy Books and in 2018 Traveling Shoes Press released Echo of Creation, a collection of his science fiction short stories. He has also released several collections of poetry: In Iudicio (Cholla Needles Press 2017) and Future Anthropology (Space Cowboy Books 2019) which was nominated for the Elgin Award. His short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in many anthologies and webzines.

Hasani Claxton

Hasani Claxton is a visual artist, author and educator from St. Kitts, West Indies. His love of art began in the first grade, but he did not initially pursue an art career. He studied Business Management at Morehouse College (1999) and Law at Columbia University (2003). While serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, he began taking evening classes at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In 2005, he decided to pursue his passion full time and enrolled in Academy of Art University in San Francisco, receiving a BFA in Illustration in 2009 and an MFA in Studio Art from Towson University in 2017.  He currently teaches visual arts at Bowie State University and resides in Baltimore, MD.

His artwork has been exhibited in the United States, UK, and the Caribbean, including the National Gallery of Jamaica. He made’s “Best of 2014” list and his work has appeared in Spectrum (Contemporary Fantastic Art Annual) and Creative Quarterly.

Rhea Ewing

Rhea Ewing is a fine artist and graphic novelist. Rhea Ewing calls upon personal and political themes of queer identity, finding connections to the natural world, and building safe spaces for all people. The value of art, by their reasoning, is the ability to create connections, question assumptions, and inspire others to do the same. Rhea currently lives and works in California, taking inspiration from the state’s diverse landscapes for their work. they/them/theirs pronouns

Coral Moore

Coral Alejandra Moore has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives her tales. She is a 2013 alum of the Viable Paradise writer’s workshop and she has been published by Diabolical Plots, Zombies Need Brains, and Secrets of the Goat People. Currently she lives in the beautiful state of Washington with the love of her life and a dangerously smart Catahoula Leopard Dog where she rides motorcycles, raises chickens, and drinks all the coffee.

David Steffen

David Steffen is a writer, editor, and publisher. He edits Diabolical Plots and runs The Submission Grinder, a tool for writers, and he is the publisher of the Long List Anthology. You can find his fiction at venues like Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and AE. David suspects that he is the only person who reads author biographies all the way to the end but he is being a sport and writing all the words.

Alexei Collier

Alexei Collier was born in sunny Southern California, grew up in a house his family moved into on his very first Halloween, and went to school in a creepy old mansion. Many years later, powerful forces flung him deep into the heart of the Midwest, where he now lives across the street from Chicago with his wife and their cat. His short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction OnlineCosmic Roots & Eldritch ShoresCicada, and Ideomancer. You can find out more about Alexei at his oft-neglected website,

Trevor Walker

Trevor Walker has been reading, and reading about, sequential art from the 1900s-on since he was eight and has been writing for more than twenty years. He has read almost every English language book on Voodoo and he knows the lyrics to every Tom Waits song. He is terrible at writing bios.


Badru is a Seattle-based artist who works collaboratively with small teams on self-published videogames. They're best known for their first major release, Eidolon, a writing-heavy hiking sim taking place in a distantly post-human Western Washington, and for the succulent nurturer Viridi, which has been played by millions and been covered by the New York Times, National Geographic, and more. They're currently working on Tenderfoot Tactics, a TRPG about witchy goblins defending their island communities from an all-consuming fog (to be released for desktop in mid 2020). Badru is an active member of the artist-owned, democratically operated label Ice Water Games.

Cory Skerry

Cory Skerry is an illustrator, editor, and writer who lives in the rainy the Pacific Northwest U.S. with three live pets and one dead one. It turns out being a highwayman isn't really a thing anymore, so instead of asking strangers to 'stand and deliver,' he offers them covertly sketched portraiture. When his current meatshell begins to decay, he’d like science to put his brain into a giant killer octopus body, with which he promises to be very responsible and not even slightly shipwrecky. Pinky swear. You can find more of his nonsense at

Nathalie Gray

Kanaxa is the alter ego of Nathalie Gray, author of over thirty novels of speculative fiction ranging from science fiction, steampunk to fantasy. Her work, both written and visual, has won numerous prizes, including RT for Best Science Fiction novel and multiple covers of the year awards. Her work has been featured in The Independent (UK), Men's Fitness (Australia), RT Book Reviews and Realms of Fantasy magazines (US), USA Today (US), and other publications. Over the years, Nat’s input has been sought as part of panels during genre conventions and as judge for contests. A veteran and avid runner, Nat makes her home in an impregnable fortress beneath the Nordic ice sheets, where she plots to one day take over the world. See more of her work at