Gregory Frost is a writer of best-selling fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers. He has been a finalist for every major sf, fantasy, and horror fiction award. His latest novel-length work is the duology Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, which was voted “one of the four best fantasy novels of the year” by the American Library Association; it was also a finalist for the James Tiptree Jr. Award in 2009, receiving starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. His previous novel, the historical thriller, Fitcher’s Brides, was a finalist for both the World Fantasy and International Horror Guild Awards for Best Novel.
His short story, “The Dingus,” led off in Ellen Datlow’s anthology Supernatural Noir, (Dark Horse). His latest short work is a novella, “Vulpes,” in V-Wars, edited by Jonathan Maberry (IDW) He is one of the fiction workshop directors at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA.
Laura Anne Gilman is a former book editor who went to the dark side of full-time writing in 2003. Her novel credits include ten Cosa Nostradamus books (the “Retrievers” and “PSI” series), the Nebula-nominated The Vineart War trilogy, and the forthcoming “Portals” duology, Heart of Briar and Soul of Fire (August/October, 2013).
Wearing her editorial hat, she is the author of Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits of Useful Info for the Young (and Old) Writer, available through the Book View Café Ebookstore.
Laura Anne also writes mysteries under the name L A Kornetsky, and isn’t quite sure how many short stories and novellas she’s had published — more than 30, less than 50 (number subject to increase).
She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial services company.
Patrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when dusty dogs rolled in the Santa Fe plaza. She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, and solving puzzles.
…is the New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times), Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Author, and Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Children’s Author of 27 books and 45 short stories. Her books have been published in approximately 20 languages. Current books are dark short story collection Eldritch Evolutions (2011), The Hunger Games Companion (2011), and Dark Fusions (editor, PS Publishing, Oct 2013). Her stories will appear in 8-10 forthcoming anthologies. Lois has received Bram Stoker Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, and International Horror Guild Award nominations for her work.
Read the BVC interview with Lois Gresh, conducted by K.E. Kimbriel, and two free stories, “Catch Me If You Can” and “CAFEBABE” from Eldritch Evolutions.
Elinor Groves lives in Northern New Mexico and loves Santa Fe for its architecture, views, and restaurants. She has been writing forever.
… was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but he moved around a lot. He currently lives with his sons near Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s also lived in Germany and Ukraine.
For Roc Books, he has produced The Silent Empire series and The Clockwork Empire series. He’s also written movie novelizations and books based on Star Trek and The Ghost Whisperer.
Steven currently teaches English in southeast Michigan. When not writing, he plays the folk harp, dabbles in oral storytelling, and spends more time on-line than is probably good for him.
Sylvia Kelso lives in North Queensland, Australia, and writes mostly novels, in fantasy, SF and mystery/time-travel genres, with alternate North Queensland or analogue Australian settings. Two of her novels have been finalists for best fantasy novel in the Aurealis Australian genre fiction awards.
…spent her childhood in a Great Lakes industrial city and her adolescence in Southern California, whence she fled to the San Francisco Bay Area just in time to join a number of the Revolutions then in progress. After fleeing those in turn, she became a professional story-teller and an amateur skeptic, who regards all True Believers with a jaundiced eye, even those who true-believe in Science. An inveterate loafer, baseball addict, and rock and roll fan, she begrudgingly spares time to write novels, including the Deverry series of historical fantasies or fantastical histories, depending on your point of view. She lives near San Francisco with her husband of many years and some cats.
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel reinvents herself every decade or so. It’s not on purpose, mind you – it seems her path involves overturning the apple cart, collecting new information & varieties of apple seed, and moving on. The one constant she has reached for in life is telling stories.
“I’m interested in how people respond to unusual circumstances. Choice interests me. What is the metaphor for power, for choice? In SF it tends to be technology (good, bad and balanced) while in Fantasy the metaphor is magic – who has it, who wants or does not want it, what is done with it, and who/what the person or culture is after the dust has settled. A second metaphor, both grace note and foundation, is the need for and art of healing.
“A trope in fantasy is great power after passing through death. Well, at my crisis point, I didn’t die. That means that I’m a wizard now. Who knows what I may yet accomplish?”
The Nuala books are perfect for fans of Pern and Darkover.