Celeste Castro grew up in Idaho and calls the Pacific Northwest home. She’s worked fast-food, been a janitor, financial planner, teacher, volunteer coordinator, landscaper, fundraiser, outreach specialist, shipping clerk, delivered inner-office mail, played virgin-number-one in a college production of Camelot, been a tour guide, is an artist, stand-up comic, and worked ten years at the farmer’s market (you name it she’s done it with a tomato), is dyslexic, loves to travel, is a lover, and a little sister. She proudly calls herself a lifetime learner and lets those experiences drive her writing.
Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of Star Wars: A Crash of Fate, the Brooklyn Brujas series, and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure.
I was born and raised in Malaysia, and currently live in England.
I’m the author of two novels, Sorcerer to the Crown (2015) and The True Queen (2019), both published by Ace (US) and Macmillan (UK and Commonwealth), plus a short story collection (Spirits Abroad, Fixi, 2014). I also edited an anthology called Cyberpunk: Malaysia (Fixi, 2015). I’m a Crawford, British Fantasy and Hugo Award winner, and was a 2013 finalist for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (then known as the Campbell Award).
Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award’s Best Book of 2017 and the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.
Delores Cremm was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio the youngest child of 4. Being so far behind her siblings, growing up, she came accustom to inventing imaginary worlds. Her make believe playmates had history of family, friends and places she had never traveled. This was the onset of her storytelling. At age 8 she began writing her made up worlds, and continued the practice through out adulthood. She studied creative writing at a local community college, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Delores is a full-time caregiver for her aging parent and lives with a 20 pound cat, she calls Jerry. Prior to her caregiving, Ms. Cremm worked several accounting jobs, but her true passion is writing. She lives a quiet life with very little social interaction, but it suits her find. She says it give her the time to write. Her focus on intersex characterization comes from a romantic involvement with an epicene person, and feel compelled to include them in her novels. As a personal note from the author she states: I dedicate my published work to Intersex/epicene and LGBT individuals, because I feel that God does not make mistakes in the creation of people.
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