Member bios

rickbowesRichard Bowes has published six novels, four short story collections and seventy stories. He has won two World Fantasy Awards, an International Horror Guild and a Million Writer Award.

2013 has been a busy year: Lethe Press published a new Bowes novel Dust Devil on a Quiet Street and republished his 1999 Lambda Award-winning Minions of the Moon. Also out this year is an illustrated book of modern fairy tales, The Queen, the Cambion and Seven Others from Aqueduct and If Angels Fight, a career-spanning story collection from Fairwood.

Recent and forthcoming story appearances include: F&SF, Icarus, Lightspeed and the anthologies After, Wilde Stories 2013, Heiresses of Russ 2013, Ghost’s: Recent Hauntings, Handsome Devil, Hauntings, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, Fiction River, Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations, Best Gay Stories, 2014, Once Upon A Time, and The Revelator.

His website can be found at rickbowes.com.

jennbrissettJennifer Marie Brissett is a Jamaican-British American (born in London, England.) She came to the U.S. when she was four and grew up in Cambridge, MA. She had been a software engineer and Web developer for many years before she moved to Brooklyn, NY to build the indie bookstore Indigo Café & Books, which she ran for three and a half years.

Jenn has a Master’s in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine, concentrating in Speculative Fiction and a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Visual Art) from Boston University. She is a writer and sometimes artist who has had a few shows in cafes in the Boston area.

Her stories can be found in Morpheus Tales, Warrior Wisewoman 2, The Future Fire, Thaumatrope, and Halfway Down the Stairs, where her work was nominated for the Dzanc Best of the Web Series and included in The Best of Halfway Down the Stairs, 2005-2010.

Her debut novel Elysium will be released in Spring 2014 by Aqueduct Press.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, where they both fully accept that their cat rules the house. Her website can be found at http://www.jennbrissett.com

Justin KeyJustin Key, a native of Washington, DC, was born with a book in his hand. He blended his passions for science and writing by penning short stories in middle school and sat down to draw up his first fantasy novel while studying Human Biology at Stanford University. He’s been writing speculative fiction ever since.

His short stories have appeared in The Colored Lens, Fiction365, and many times over in the revolutionary children’s iPad application, FarFaria. He held a writing advice blog for several years at Scribophile.com and worked as a professional health blogger and content editor at WellnessFX while applying to medical school. Justin continually integrates his medical training in his writing for a rich human perspective, while utilizing the power of story and narrative to connect with patients on a deeper level. He’s currently seeking representation for what he hopes to be his first published horror novel.

Justin lives in Manhattan with his wonderful wife and newborn son. Even with being a full time student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he finds ample time to write. Just don’t ask him how he does it; he wouldn’t be able to tell you.

BarbaraKrasnoffBarbara Krasnoff ‘s short fiction has appeared in over 25 publications, many of which are independent presses. Most recently, her story “The History of Soul 2065” has been published in the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 4 while “Under the Bay Court Tree” will be in an upcoming issue of Space and Time.

Her work has appeared in the anthologies Subversion, Broken Time Blues, Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Menial; and in issues of Amazing Stories, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Descant, Weird Tales, Sybil’s Garage, Behind the Wainscot, Apex, Electric Velocipede, Space and Time, Crossed Genres and Cosmos, among others.

Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book called Robots: Reel to Real, while her poem “Memorials” appeared in the magazine Poetica. She is currently Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld. You can find her blog and links to her work at her website Brooklynwriter.com; she can also be found on Twitter (@BarbK) and Google+.

terrymcgarryTerry McGarry is the author of the Tor fantasy novels IlluminationThe Binder’s Road, and Triad, and has published short fiction in more than forty genre magazines and anthologies, including Amazing StoriesRealms of Fantasy, and H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror. Her genre poetry has appeared in Asimov’sAboriginalThe Magazine of Speculative Poetry, and elsewhere, and is collected in the award-winning chapbook Imprinting from Anamnesis Press. She worked at The New Yorker for fifteen years, the last six of them as a Page O.K.’er, and has been a freelance book copyeditor since 1987, specializing in science fiction and fantasy. She plays Irish traditional  and octave mandolin at gigs and pub sessions around New York, and she strongly suspects that her macabre garden statuary gets up to no good in the wee hours.

terencetaylor_166Terence Taylor is an award-winning children’s television writer whose work’s appeared on PBSNickelodeon, and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he’s now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three Dark Dreams horror/suspense anthologies.  His first novel, Bite Marks: A Vampire Testament, came out in September of 2009.  Blood Pressure: A Vampire Testament, second in the opening trilogy of the continuing Vampire Testaments, was released March 30th, 2010.

After taking a hiatus to work on other writing and video projects, he has recently returned to the conclusion of his trilogy — Past Life — set in 2027, taking his heroes, human and otherwise, scattered from Shanghai to Europe, back to New York for a final confrontation with the mad vampire Tom O’Bedlam to decide the fate of the world.

He lives quietly in Brooklyn and laughs a lot between acts of literary carnage. He can be found on Twitter (@vamptestaments) and Facebook.

Sabrina VourvouliasSabrina Vourvoulias is the author of Ink (Crossed Genres, 2012), a speculative novel that draws on her memories of Guatemala’s armed internal conflict, and of the Latina experience in the United States. It was named to Latinidad’s Best Books of 2012.

Her short story “Collateral Memory” appeared in Strange Horizons in June 2013; “La Gorda and the City of Silver” appeared in the anthology Fat Girl in a Strange Land (Holt and Leib, eds.) in February 2012; other short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction (Darrach and Jennings, eds.), and Crossed Genres Year Two, and upcoming in GUD magazine. Her poetry has appeared in Graham House Review (Balakian and Smith, eds.), Dappled Things, La Bloga’s Floricanto, Poets Respond to SB 1070, and Cabinet des Fées, and upcoming in Bull Spec.

She is also the managing editor of Al Día News in Philadelphia, and was the editor of Al Día’s book 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia (Temple University Press, 2012). Her news writing has garnered awards from the New York Press Association, Pennsylvania Newspapers Association and Philadelphia Press Association. Sabrina’s blog, Following the Lede, was a finalist for the Latinos in Social Media award in 2011.

Vourvoulias lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Bryan; their daughter, Morgan; and a dog whose behavior ensures that her name is frequently replaced by a Spanish expletive. She can be found on Twitter (@followthelede), Facebook and Google+.

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