Sue Lange

Sue Lange is your typical multi-tasking author. She tweets, facebooks, and blogs so much she has no time to write. The minute she sits down to do so, somebody somewhere posts another cute cat photo, or an update on the fertility rites of the Royal Family. You know, something that simply must be investigated. Somehow in the distant past before humanity discovered the Internet, she did write. Now she just provides content. Some of it is here at Book View Café.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin is a founding member of Book View Café.

She has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls, and Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Small Beer Press published her two-volume story collection, The Real and the Unreal, in 2013.

She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Julianne Lee

At twelve I began to write for fun, which I think is the only real reason to write fiction. Daydreaming with a purpose, and gradually I realized I could gain approval for the very thing teachers used to criticize me for in class. When I was thirty I decided to write for money and bought a copy of Writer’s Digest. Twelve years later, I sold a novel. Son of the Sword was my thirteenth completed manuscript. Lucky thirteen. Since then Berkley has published two time travel series set in historical Scotland, and two straight historicals set in Tudor England. I also write historical mysteries set in Restoration London, under the pseudonym Anne Rutherford.

Contact Julianne at julianne.lee@bookviewcafe.com.

David D. Levine

evine with turbine by Janna Silverstein Sep 2012 cropped 200x300David D. Levine’s short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Analog, Realms of Fantasy, and numerous other magazines, websites, and anthologies, including four Year’s Best volumes (two SF, two Fantasy). He’s won a Hugo (Best Short Story, for “Tk’Tk’Tk”) and has received many other awards and nominations. David likes to think of himself as a writer who takes the classic ideas of Golden Age SF and gives them a fresh, up-to-date presentation… the SF equivalent of a New Beetle or Mini Cooper.

David lives in Portland, Oregon, where he’s spent more than half his life, and is now happily retired after working for 24 years at Tektronix, Intel, and McAfee. He co-edits the fanzine Bento with his wife, Kate Yule, and his website is at daviddlevine.com.

Kelly McClymer

Kelly McClymer fell in love with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as a child. Her most prized possession is her copy of The Complete Tales of the Brothers Grimm. These are the stories which gripped our ancestors as they huddled around the fire at night, which taught countless children to persevere through hardship and succeed against the odds. Her favorite fairytale remains “The Six Swans” — where a young sister must not speak a word for six years in order to save her brothers from their stepmother’s evil spell.

Kelly started out writing short science fiction, moved on to historical romance for a series of seven Victorian set romance novels following the unconventional Fenster siblings, and now writes Young Adult fantasy novels… and whatever else takes her authorial fancy.

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj 133x200Mary Anne Mohanraj wrote Bodies in Motion (a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards and translated into six languages) and nine other titles. Mohanraj received a Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women for her work in Asian American arts organizing, and has also won an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. Mohanraj is Clinical Assistant Professor of fiction and literature and Associate Director of Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois. She serves as Executive Director of DesiLit.

Mohanraj’s first book from Book View Café is Torn Shapes of Desire.

Nancy Jane Moore

Nancy Jane Moore jumps around within the speculative fiction genre. Her work ranges from straightforward science fiction to fantasy to slipstream and varies in length as well as subject.

She has published five books with Book View Cafe and has also published with PS Publishing and Aqueduct Press. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and in magazines ranging from the National Law Journal to Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

Nancy Jane has trained in martial arts for over thirty-five years and holds a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido. After many years in Washington, D.C., she now divides her time between Austin, Texas, and Oakland, California.

Linda Nagata

Linda Nagata is the author of many novels and short stories including The Bohr Maker, winner of the Locus Award for best first novel, and the Nebula-award-winning novella “Goddesses.” Her story “Nahiku West” was a finalist for the 2013 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Though best known for science fiction, she writes fantasy too, exemplified by her “scoundrel lit” series Stories of the Puzzle Lands. Her newest novel, The Red: First Light, is a near-future military thriller nominated for the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Linda has spent most of her life in Hawaii, where she’s been a writer, a mom, a programmer of database-driven websites, and lately an independent publisher. She lives with her husband in their long-time home on the island of Maui. Find her online at MythicIsland.com.

Pati Nagle

Pati Nagle has written seventeen novels and two collections of short fiction, besides all the stuff that hasn’t seen print. She was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico and is an avid student of music, history, and humans in general.

Her fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Cricket, Cicada, and in anthologies honoring New Mexico writers Jack Williamson and Roger Zelazny. Her fantasy short story ”Coyote Ugly“ was honored as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. She has also written a series of historical novels as P.G. Nagle and writes mysteries as Patrice Greenwood. She is a founding member of Book View Café.

P. G. Nagle

PGNagleP.G. Nagle was born and raised fifty miles from Glorieta Pass in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Her Far Western Civil War series of novels includes Glorieta Pass, The Guns of Valverde, Galveston, and Red River.

Nagle still lives in the mountains and is always at work on plans for more novels. She is a member of Novelists, Inc. and a founding member of Book View Café.

Shannon Page

Shannon PageShannon Page was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a commune in northern California’s backwoods. A childhood without television gave her a great love of books and the worlds she found in them. She wrote her first book, an illustrated adventure starring her cat, at the age of seven. Sadly, that story is currently out of print. Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos, and is an avid gardener.

Steven Popkes


…grew up in many American regions: California, the desert Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, the Deep South. He now lives in Massachusetts. His first love was biology and he earned his MS in Neurophysiology at the University of Missouri. Times being what they were, he became a software engineer. In recent years he has built avionics for planes and rockets.

It supports the writing habit.

He is best known for his short stories. “The Color Winter” was a finalist for the Nebula Award. “The Secret Lives of Fairy Tales,” reprinted here at BVC, was first published by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

He’s published two novels: Caliban Landing (Congdon and Weed, 1988) and Slow Lightning (Tor, 1991). Both deal with the complexities of alien contact.