The minds behind Tales of Eve and Eve of War
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Lincolnshire, studied and trained in Reading and now lives in Leeds. He is known for the Shadows of the Apt fantasy series starting with Empire in Black and Gold and currently up to Book 8, The Air War. His hobbies include stage-fighting, and tabletop, live and online role-playing. More information and short stories can be found at www.shadowsoftheapt.com
Alasdair Stuart is the host of award-winning podcast Pseudopod (www.pseudopod.org) and works as a freelance writer and journalist, specializing in genre fiction in all its forms. Yes, including that one. An enthusiastic amateur baker and martial artist, he’s worked for The Guardian, magazines
such as Neo, Sci Fi Now and Death Ray and blogs for sfx. co.uk, as well as his own site, www.alasdairstuart.com. His collection of every 2012 Pseudopod essay, The Pseudopod Tapes Volume 1, is also available from Fox Spirit Books.
Andrew Reid is a writer obsessed with the fantastic and the adventurous. Born in Scotland, he lives in Yorkshire with four chickens, three cats, and an ever-growing stack of unsold novels. You can find him on Twitter as @mygoditsraining, where he will be overjoyed by any mention of movies from
the eighties or nineties.
C.J. Paget hates writing bios. Bios remind him that he’s got none of the qualifications to be a science-fiction writer. He doesn’t have a PhD in Astro-physics. He wasn’t born into a literary or scientific family. He’s never worked in interesting fields or places. He wasn’t there when major world events went down. He’s never lived in far-off places and bathed in the tides of other cultures. He doesn’t even own a cat. He did win the 2011 James White Award. So that’s something.
Francesca Terminiello lives in Surrey with her family and a growing collection of swords. She has previously contributed
a short story to the Tales of the Nun & Dragon anthology, also published by Fox Spirit, and is currently putting the finishing
touches to her debut novel, a dark and bloody fantasy noir co-written with David Murray. She spends her spare time contributing to several blogs, as well as practicing and researching Historical European Martial Arts, in particular 16th Century Bolognese swordsmanship and 17th Century Italian rapier. Fran talks swords at The Girls Guide to the Apocalypse http://www.ggsapocalypse.co.uk and promotes women in Historical European Martial Arts at Esfinges http://esfinges1.wix.com/e. Her own blog can be found at http://franterminiello.wordpress.com/ where she juggles both pen and sword.
Juliet E McKenna has always been fascinated by myth and history, other worlds and other peoples. Her debut novel, The Thief’s Gamble, was published in 1999 and 2012 sees the publication of her fifteenth epic fantasy, Defiant Peaks, concluding The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy. She reviews for the web and magazines notably Interzone and Albedo One, teaches creative writing from time to time and fits all this around her husband and teenage sons. She writes diverse shorter fiction from stories for themed anthologies to a handful of tales for Doctor Who, Torchwood and Warhammer 40k, always enjoying the challenge of writing something new and different to her novels.
Paul Weimer An expat New Yorker who has found himself living in Minnesota for the last 9 years, Paul Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for over 30 years and exploring the world of roleplaying games for over 25 years. Almost as long as he has been reading, and watching movies, he has enjoyed telling people what he has thought of them and trying his own hand at writing fiction as well. In addition to his reading, writing, and gaming interests, Paul enjoys taking architectural and landscape photography, with the occasional picture of a SF or Fantasy author who comes to town. Besides his chatty presence on Twitter (@Princejvstin) Paul can be found at his own blog, Blog Jvstin Style, the Functional Nerds, the SF Signal Community, Livejournal and many other places on
Ren Warom is a writer of the strange, dark and bizarre, not known for an ability to fit into boxes of any description. She’s a certified Pirate-nun, mum to three spawn, slave to several cats, writing and editing obsessive and general all round weirdo. The word askance was invented for the way people tend to look at her. Represented by the fabulous Jennifer Udden of Donald Maass Literary Agency, Ren’s looking to traumatise a book
shop near you very soon. Find her on twitter @RenWarom and on the web at http://renwaromsumwelt.wordpress.com.
Rob Haines is a writer, podcaster and ex-turtle biologist. His work is collected at www.generationminusone.com, and he can be found on Twitter as @Rob_Haines.
Suzanne McLeod is the author of the Spellcrackers.com urban fantasy series about magic, mayhem and murder – liberally spiced with hot guys, kick-ass chicks and super-cool supes! The Shifting Price of Prey – #4 – is her latest book. Suzanne has been a cocktail waitress, dance group roadie,
and retail manager before becoming a writer. She was born in London (her favourite city and home to Spellcrackers.com) and now lives with her husband on the sunny (sometimes) South Coast of England, about a mile away from the sea.
Born in Scotland, Andrew Reid is a teacher and author currently living in Sweden. He writes fantasy and thrillers, and harbours an unhealthy obsession with baking, coffee and playing video games. His first fantasy novel, Kingdom’s Fall, is currently available on Amazon. You can find him on Twitter as @mygoditsraining.
Rahne Sinclair lived in Scotland for many years before moving south of the border. She has a love of ancient pantheons, particularly Norse, and their rich mythology often serves as inspiration for her writing. She has a fondness for bows, werewolves, tattoos, and cider. Her writing can be found in 9 out of the 10 Fox Pockets.
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. He subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and has trained in stage-fighting and historical combat. He maintains a keen interest in history and the biological sciences especially entomology.
Adrian is the author of the acclaimed 10-book Shadows of the Apt series starting with Empire in Black and Gold published by Tor UK. His other works for Tor UK include standalone novels Guns of the Dawn and Children of Time and the new series Echoes of the Fall starting with The Tiger and the Wolf. Other major works include short story collection Feast and Famine for Newcon Press and novellas The Bloody Deluge (in Journal of the Plague Year) and Even in the Cannon’s Mouth (in Monstrous Little Voices) for Abaddon. He has also written numerous short stories and been shortlisted for the David Gemmell Legend Award and the British Fantasy Award.
Juliet E McKenna is a British fantasy author living in the Cotswolds, UK. Loving history, myth and other worlds since she first learned to read, she has written fifteen epic fantasy novels, from The Thief’s Gamble which began The Tales of Einarinn in 1999, to Defiant Peaks concluding The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy. Exploring new opportunities in digital publishing, she’s re-issuing her backlist as well as bringing out original fiction. She also writes diverse shorter fiction, reviews for web and print magazines and promotes
SF&Fantasy by blogging, attending conventions and teaching creative writing. Learn more about all of this at julietemckenna.
Alasdair Stuart is the owner of Escape Artists, which produces the Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Podcastle and Cast of Wonders podcasts as well as digital magazine Mothership Zeta. He’s the author of The Pseudopod Tapes, several stories in the Fox Pockets series and writes for tor.com. He can be found tweeting, usually about movies at @AlasdairStuart. He can be found blogging, usually about movies, food or exercise, at www.alasdairstuart.com
Francis Knight was born and lives in Sussex, England. When not living in her own head, she enjoys SF&F geekery, WWE geekery, teaching her children Monty Python quotes, and boldly going and seeking out new civilizations. R. J. Davnall has been telling stories all her life, and thus probably shouldn’t be trusted to write her own bio. She lectures in philosophy at Liverpool University. Rarely seen in the wild except in a hurry, she spends most of her free time intently studying video games and their storytelling
An expat New Yorker who has unexpectedly found himself living in Minnesota for the last 13 years, Paul Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for over 35 years and exploring the world of roleplaying games for over 30 years. Almost as long as he has been reading and watching movies, he has enjoyed telling people what he has thought of them and trying his own hand at writing fiction as well. In addition to his reading, writing, and gaming interests, Paul enjoys taking architectural and landscape photography, with the occasional
picture of a SF or Fantasy author who comes to town. Besides his chatty presence on Twitter (@Princejvstin) Paul can be found at his own blog, Blog Jvstin Style, SF Signal and many other places on the Internet.
Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, S.J.Higbee confidently expected that by the time she reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So she was at a loss to know what to do once she realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost her head – she tried a lot of jobs she didn’t like and married a totally unsuitable man. Now she’s finally come to terms with the fact that she’ll never leave Earth, she has a lovely time writing science fiction
novels and teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. She lives in Littlehampton on the English south
coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books.
Rob Haines is a writer, comic co-conspirator & mercenary code-wrangler who lurks amongst the rafters of a Welsh chapel. Find him on Twitter as @rob_haines
K T Davies writes about herself in the third person, practices historical European martial arts, and plays computer games. When she isn’t messing about with swords and computers she writes. Last year she was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society’s Best Fantasy Novel Award, which was nice. You can find her on Twitter as @KTScribbles
Ren is a writer of the strange, dark and bizarre, not known for an ability to fit into boxes of any description. She’s repped by the fabulous Jennifer Udden of Donald Maass Literary Agency and has two cyberweird novels forthcoming in the UK and the US with Titan Books – ESCAPOLOGY in 2016 and VIROLOGY in 2017. Ren tweets here: @RenWarom, Waffles on Facebook here:
Ren Warom and YouTube’s here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJG0N7oVbG2AaIW1UM1gGug
Alec McQuay hates writing bios but mean people keep making him. During happier times he writes from his home in Cornwall, trying to make some progress before he passes out and the cats start licking his eyelids. He loves science fiction, horror and action movies, playing the guitar and once hugged Kriss Akabusi. When he’s not writing he probably should be, but instead of that he lifts weights. Big ones. He’s really very impressive.
Imprisoned, for a crime she more than likely committed, deep beneath the majestic Alps in a treacherous network of caves, the Right Reverend Chloë Yates chisels her work by candlelight and then hoists the inscribed tablets topside via a complicated system of ropes and pulleys, achieved only with the assistance of her rodent bandit army. No one knows what she looks like, both because it is dark down there and the last known portrait of her was painted by that infamous forger of the seventeenth century, Count Shen A. Nigan, but you can find her work on the fabled internet via the portal www.chloeyates.com or follow her on the fading path that is twitter via
the moniker @shloobee
Geraldine has a number of short stories published, including her collection titled ‘Weird Wild’. Her YA novel ‘Akane: The Last of the Orions’ was published last year. Geraldine has recently become the Commissioning Editor for Fennec Books, the children’s imprint of Fox Spirit Books. She currently lives in the UK with a travelling teapot, a bouncing beagle, a cheeky mini-human and a very patient husband.