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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

Tommy Jordan

Tommy Jordan is a rapper, podcaster and audio producer from Bellingham, Washington.

He is best known for his rap album “Ice Cream” and as the voice of Special Agent Keith Curry on the "Lauren Proves Magic is Real!" Previous projects include the bands Urban Fantasy and Direwood, and he was the founding member of the artist collective Shepherd Boy Records.

He is also a proud father, husband and ray gun enthusiast.

William Ledbetter

William Ledbetter is a Nebula Award winning author with more than seventy speculative fiction stories and nonfiction articles published in four languages, in markets such as Asimov's, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Escape Pod,, and the SFWA blog.

He's been a space and technology geek since childhood and spent most of his non-writing career in the aerospace industry. He lives near Dallas with his wife, a needy dog and two spoiled cats. His new novel, Level Five, is available from Audible Originals. Learn more at

John Coulthart

John Coulthart is a World Fantasy Award-winning artist, designer and writer. His illustration and design work includes commissions for Abrams, Angry Robot, Granta, Harper Collins, Savoy Books, Tachyon, Tor and many others. His work as a comic artist is contained in two books: The Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions, a collection of Lovecraft adaptations which features a unique collaboration with Alan Moore; and Lord Horror: Reverbstorm, a graphic novel written by David Britton. His work as a writer includes essays and reviews for Andre Deutsch, Arrow Academy, Communication Arts, and Eye Magazine.


C.C. Finlay

C.C. Finlay is the current editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which is celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2019, and the author of four novels and a story collection. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and has made him a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and other awards. He was an instructor at Clarion in 2005 and again as part of the anchor team in 2017 with his wife, novelist Rae Carson. He manages F&SF's editorial offices from the city of Surprise, Arizona, because he likes surprises.

Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies is a freelance illustrator, mapmaker and artist. Originally from Wales, Rhys studied fine art in London before moving to the US. After spending many years as a product designer with Yankee Candle, Rhys now spends most of his time illustrating maps for novels amongst other numerous creative projects. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

You can find him on his website at:


Emma Osborne

Emma Osborne is a queer fiction writer and poet from Melbourne, Australia. Their writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Shock Totem: Tales of the Macabre and Twisted, Apex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Pseudopod and GlitterShip.

Emma is a graduate of the 2016 Clarion West Writers Workshop (Team Arsenic forever!) and is a former first reader at Clarkesworld Magazine.

Emma currently lives in Melbourne, drinking all of the coffee and eating all of the food, but has a giant crush on Seattle and turns up under the shadow of the mountain at every opportunity.

Ginn Hale

Ginn Hale lives with her lovely wife in the Pacific Northwest. She spends the many cloudy days observing plants and fungi. She whiles away the rainy evenings writing fantasy and science-fiction featuring LGBTQ protagonists. Her first novel, Wicked Gentlemen, won the Spectrum Award for best novel. She is also a Lambda Literary Award finalist and Rainbow Award winner.

Her most recent publications include the Lord of the White HellChampion of the Scarlet Wolfand The Rifter TrilogyThe Shattered GatesThe Holy RoadHis Sacred Bones.

She can be reached through her website: as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Her Instagram account, however, is largely a collection of botanical, be warned.

Spencer Ellsworth

Spencer Ellsworth has been writing since he learned how. He is the author of The Great Faerie Strike, out in August 2019 from Broken Eye Books, and the Starfire Trilogy of space opera novels from Tor. He lives in Bellingham, WA, with his wife and three children, writes, edits and works at a small tribal college, and would really like a war mammoth if you’ve got one lying around.