Nicasio Andres Reed is a Filipino-American writer, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in venues such as Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Shimmer. Nico has gone back and forth between the United States and the Philippines over the years, and is currently pursuing an MA in creative writing at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Find him on Twitter @NicasioSilang.
Jenn Reese (she/her) writes speculative fiction for readers of all ages. Her middle grade books include A Game of Fox & Squirrels (Henry Holt) and the trilogy beginning with Above World (Candlewick), a finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award. Jenn’s short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Analog, among others. Jenn has a deep, abiding love of road trips; they are the liminal space between what was and what might be, but with snacks. More at jennreese.com.
Julia Rios is a writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, and Goblin Fruit. Currently the Fiction Editor for Fireside Magazine, she won the Hugo award in 2017 as Poetry and Reprint editor for Uncanny Magazine, and was a Hugo finalist as a Senior Fiction Editor for Strange Horizons. She is a co-host of The Skiffy and Fanty Show, a general SF discussion podcast, and Walkthrough, a discussion of exercise and geekery with Amal El-Mohtar and Layla Al-Bedawi. She has narrated stories for Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders.
Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes and USA Today bestselling writer. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award, plus the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her novels include Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, and the middle grade novel Race to the Sun. Her next novel, Black Sun, comes out from Saga Press in late 2020. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband and daughter.
Tansy Rayner Roberts is the author of the Creature Court trilogy, and a series of cozy gaslamp fantasy novellas including Tea & Sympathetic Magic. She is a co-host on the marvelous Verity! Doctor Who podcast. Find her on Twitter, Instagram and Patreon as @tansyrr
Kelly Robson is a Canadian short fiction writer. Her novelette “A Human Stain” won the 2018 Nebula Award, and she has won both the 2019 and 2016 Aurora Awards for best Short Story. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, Locus, Astounding, Aurora, and Sunburst Awards. Kelly consults as a creative futurist for organizations such as UNICEF and the Suncor Energy Foundation. After twenty-two years in Vancouver, she and her wife, writer A. M. Dellamonica, now live in downtown Toronto.
Karlo Yeager Rodríguez is from the enchanted island of Puerto Rico, but moved to Baltimore some years back. He lives happily with his partner and one very odd dog.
Rebecca Romney is a rare book dealer and writer. She is the co-founder of the rare book company Type Punch Matrix and co-founder of the Honey & Wax Prize, an annual book collecting award for a woman in the US aged 30 or younger. Romney has appeared on the History Channel’s show Pawn Stars as the rare books specialist since 2011. Her first book, Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History, was published by HarperCollins in 2017; her second book, Jane Austen’s Bookshelf, about building a rare book collection of Austen’s favorite women authors, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. In 2019 she wrote the introduction for the Feminist Press’s reissue of Judas Rose, part of Suzette Haden Elgin’s feminist science fiction trilogy that anticipates Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. In 2020 she edited Projections, an anthology of science fiction stories as early as 1836 that predicted some aspect of modern life, based in large part on texts she ran across in her work as a rare book dealer. Romney is a collector of feminist science ficiton, with a special emphasis on association copies. Learn more about her work as a rare books specialist at typepunchmatrix.com.
Caitlín Rosberg is a writing, knitting, tea drinking, baking machine with all the requisite robotic enhancements. She is obsessed with her dog and b-list comic book characters named Jim. An editor and counter-of-beans for the Ladies’ Night Anthology, she’s also a contributor to the A.V. Club’s Comics Panel. She likes talking and writing about the importance of safe spaces in nerd culture, independent publishing, and diversity in comic books. You can find her on Twitter as @crosberg. Ask her about Rhodey.
Christopher Mark Rose’s stories have appeared in Escape Pod and Interzone, and forthcoming in Asimov’s. He founded the Charm City Spec reading series for speculative fiction in Baltimore. He attended Viable Paradise XXIII. He hopes that his work is humane, affecting, and concerned with large questions.
He lives in Baltimore with his wife, two kids and a crazy dog, and works at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. His flight hardware flies on: the Van Allen Probes, Parker Solar Probe, IMAP, DART, soon on Dragonfly and (hopefully one day) on Interstellar Probe.