Uncanny Authors

Aidan Moher

Aidan Moher is a Hugo Award-winning writer and editor. He’s the founder of A Dribble of Ink, Insert Cartridge and the newsletter Astrolabe, and his nonfiction has appeared in VentureBeat, Kotaku, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Uncanny Magazine, and His fiction has appeared in Unfettered II, Cast of Wonders, and Robot Dinosaurs. Currently hard at work on both an epic fantasy novel and a history of Japanese RPGs, Aidan lives on Vancouver Island, BC with his wife, kids, and large retro video game collection.

Hillary Monahan

Hillary Monahan is the New York Times bestselling author of Mary: The Summoning through Disney Hyperion. Her ten published novels span three pen names and incorporate everything from young adult horror to romance to adult urban fantasy. She lives in Massachusetts with her family of some parts people, too many parts hound dogs.

Sarah Monette

Sarah Monette and Katherine Addison are the same person.

She has published more than fifty short stories, seven solo novels, and four collaborations with her friend Elizabeth Bear. Her most recent novel is The Witness for the Dead (Tor Books, 2021). The Goblin Emperor (Tor, 2014) won the 2015 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award. The Angel of the Crows (Tor, 2020) was also a finalist for the Locus Award.

She is adjunct faculty for Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program.

You can find her on Patreon as pennyvixen.

She lives, with spouse, cats, and books, somewhere near Madison, Wisconsin.

Mimi Mondal

Mimi Mondal was born and raised in Calcutta, India. In various incarnations, she has been an editor with Penguin India, a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and an Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholar at the Clarion West Writing Workshop 2015. Her stories, poetry and social commentary have appeared in The Book Smugglers, Daily Science Fiction, Podcastle,, Muse India, Kindle Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the co-editor of Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, published in June 2017 from Twelfth Planet Press. Her first collection of stories is also forthcoming in India from Juggernaut Books. Mimi almost always enjoys the company of monsters.

Dawn Xiana Moon

Dawn Xiana Moon is the Founder/Director of Raks Geek / Raks Inferno, a bellydance and fire company that’s been featured on MSN, UK Channel 4 TV, WGN-TV, and more. She herself was named “Best Stage Performer” (2020, 2019) and “Best Dancer” (2019) by the Chicago Reader. She appeared on Britain’s Got Talent last year.

Dawn is also a musician who’s performed in 10 states and released 2 albums; her music is a blend of folk/pop with influences from jazz and traditional Chinese music. She was named runner up for “Best Singer-Songwriter” and “Best International/World Music Act” by the Chicago Reader.

When she’s not making art, you can find her leading UX design for projects with the CDC and Medicaid or writing essays and cultural commentary on film, TV, and music.

Photo by Nancy Behall

Sunny Moraine

Sunny Moraine’s short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld,, Nightmare, Lightspeed, and multiple Year’s Best anthologies, among other places. They are also responsible for the Root Code and Casting the Bones trilogies, and their debut short fiction collection Singing With All My Skin and Bone is available from Undertow Publications. In addition to time spent authoring, Sunny is a doctoral candidate in sociology and a sometime college instructor. They unfortunately live just outside Washington, D.C., in a creepy house with two cats and a very long-suffering husband.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of Signal Noise, named one of the best books of the year by BookRiot, Tordotcom, BuzzFeed, io9, and more; Certain Dark Things, one of NPR’s best books of the year, a Publishers Weekly top ten, and a VOYA “Perfect Ten”; the fantasy of manners The Beautiful Ones; and the science fiction novella Prime Meridian. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Tiffany Morris

Tiffany Morris is a Mi’kmaw/settler writer of speculative poetry and fiction from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia. She is the author of the chapbook Havoc in Silence (Molten Molecular Minutiae, 2019). Her work has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Vastarien Lit Journal, and Augur Magazine, among others. Find her at or on twitter @tiffmorris.

L.M. Myles

L.M. Myles is a Scottish writer, editor, and podcaster. She co–edited the Hugo Award–nominated anthology Chicks Unravel Time and Companion Piece. She’s written for Doctor Who in prose and on audio, most recently in The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who; and she’s a co–host of the Hugo Award–nominated podcast Verity! and the Blake’s 7 podcast Down and Safe.

Shweta Narayan

Shweta Narayan was born in India, has lived in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Scotland, and California, and feels kinship with shapeshifters and other liminal beings. Their short fiction and poetry have appeared in places like Lightspeed,, and Strange Horizons.

Shweta’s been mostly dead since 2010, but they have a few pieces in the works again.