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THE WILD HIGH PLACES THE LEY LINES OF KASHGAR (forthcoming) ~~~~~ Zarabeth Abbey is a pen name of Susan R. Matthews, SFWA member & Nebula-nominated author of the science fiction series Under Jurisdiction. Her interest in the history and religion of the high Pamir, Central Asia, and westernmost China date from living in India when she was a girl. In her family a streak of mystical communion with the Divine (“plugging directly into the power source”) was a respected, if not universal, experience. The Wild High Places is her first historical adventure novel.
WOLF ASCENDANT RAVEN INCONJUNCT SONATA FORM BLUE ON BLACK ~~~~~ Award winning author Carole Cummings lives with her husband and family in Pennsylvania, USA, where she spends her time trying to find time to write. Besides various collegiate and amateur awards she won for her writing back in the dinosaur days, she’s also the recipient of multiple professional prizes, including a Rainbow Award, and an EPIC eBook Award. Several of her individual works and series have been voted reader favorites on multiple review blogs. Author of the Aisling and Wolf’s-own series, Carole is currently in the process of developing several other works, including more short stories than anyone will ever want to read, and novels that turn into series when she’s not looking.
GREENWODE SHIREWODE WINTERWODE SUMMERWODE WYLDINGWODE ~~~~~ JTH likes BIG books. Active in genre literature and conventions in the 70s & 80s, she returned to the authorial fold with the publication of an award-winning historical fantasy series, collectively entitled The Books of the Wode. A member of HNS (the Historical Novel Society) the Author’s Guild, & SFWA (the Science Fiction Writers of America), she was awarded the Speculative Literature Foundation’s juried Older Writers Grant in 2018.
GEEK ELDERS SPEAK (Co-Editor & contributor) ~~~~~ A writer for media fanzines since 1977, Maggie currently supports efforts to record the long history of active women in fandom. She participates in podcast interviews and convention panels, as well as contributing to university library archives and documentaries.
SONGBROKEN ~~~~~ Heather Osborne has been writing science fiction and fantasy all her life. Her short stories have been anthologized in Seasons Between Us (2021), Shades Within Us (2018), and The Sum of Us (2017). Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Swelling With Pride: Tales of Queer Conception and Adoption (2018). Heather grew up in a family of nature-lovers. She’s an avid hiker, camper, and backpacker. In the winter, you’ll find her hitting the ski slopes. The Canadian wilderness has been a great inspiration for the settings in many of her short stories and novels. Heather and her wife have one son and three cats (an excellent ratio). Heather earned her doctorate of creative writing from the University of Calgary in 2018. Since 2010, she has been an associate editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Heather teaches English at the University of Calgary and Red Deer College, and teaches creative writing at the Alexandra Writer’s Centre. Songbroken is her first novel.
SORDANEON THE KHELD KING THE SECOND STONE THE GOD SPEAR (forthcoming) ~~~~~ L.L. Stephens, author of the Triempery Revelations, is a modern female with delusions of supervillainy trapped in the body of a little old lady. Weekdays, she writes epic fantasy sagas with high stakes and deep characters. On weekends she plays board games with her husband’s Big Italian Family, cooks delicious family meals, and paints board game miniatures. Occasionally she visits family in Wisconsin and Ohio and aspires to at long last visit the son in Georgia.
Her Triempery series, which debuted with Sordaneon, is a six-part epic fantasy series and life’s work.
BLOOD INDIGO RAVEN MOCKER (forthcoming) GIFT OF THE FLAMEKEEPER (forthcoming)
~~~~~ Talulah has been a pro equestrian, a dancer, an actor, an activist, and a teacher… yet she’s never managed to not be a storyteller. Ever. Blood Indigo is the first (but not the last!) of her novels seeking to weave a ‘tale basket’ in the proud example of her Choctaw and Chickasaw grandmothers. Her works reflect worlds both old and new, cultures both fantastic and familiar, and promise an immersive, subversive experience.